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Billy T James

Comedian [Tainui]

 Billy T James

 Billy T James
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Billy T James

Billy T James ranks as a key figure in the development of Kiwi comedy. Billy honed his talents as a singer and comedian on stages around the world, then bought them to a local TV audience on 80s show Radio Times. His self-titled comedy show was a major ratings hit, while movie classic Came a Hot Friday won him both awards and acclaim. Billy T is remembered for his infectious chuckle, black singlet and yellow towel.

He sang. He danced. He drew. He joked. His live shows never failed to sell out and crowds flocked around him whenever he was out in public. He enjoyed popularity and wealth on a scale that had never been seen before in New Zealand.  
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Billy

Billy

Subject

2011

 Billy T: Te Movie

Billy T: Te Movie

Subject

2011

 Billy T and Me

Billy T and Me

Actor

2010

 Billy T James - A Daughter's Story

Billy T James - A Daughter's Story

Subject

1997

 The Best of The Billy T James Collection

The Best of The Billy T James Collection

Actor
Writer

1992

 The Billy T James Collection - Episode Four

The Billy T James Collection - Episode Four

Actor

1992

 Billy T Live

Billy T Live

Writer
Performer

1990

 The Billy T James Show (Sitcom) - Excerpts

The Billy T James Show (Sitcom) - Excerpts

Actor
Writer
Creator

1990

 The James Gang Rides Again

The James Gang Rides Again

Producer
Writer
Presenter

1990

 The Leading Edge

The Leading Edge

Actor

1987

 Billy T James America's Cup Challenge

Billy T James America's Cup Challenge

Presenter

1986

 Footrot Flats

Footrot Flats

Actor

1986

 Kaleidoscope - Larry Parr

Kaleidoscope - Larry Parr

Subject

1985

 Terry and the Gunrunners

Terry and the Gunrunners

Actor

1985

 Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Five

Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Five

Actor

1985

 Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Four

Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Four

Actor

1985

 Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode One

Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode One

Actor

1985

 Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Three

Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Three

Actor

1985

 Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Two

Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Two

Actor

1985

 CER - Billy T James and Carter Edwards in Concert

CER - Billy T James and Carter Edwards in Concert

Performer

1984

 Came a Hot Friday

Came a Hot Friday

Actor

1984

 Koha - Billy T James

Koha - Billy T James

Subject

1983

 Rabbiter's Rest

Rabbiter's Rest

Actor

1983 - 1985

 Rabbiter's Rest - A Fair Cop

Rabbiter's Rest - A Fair Cop

Actor

1983

 Loose Enz - The Protesters

Loose Enz - The Protesters

Actor

1982

 One of those Blighters

One of those Blighters

Actor

1982

 The Billy T James Show

The Billy T James Show

Actor
Writer

1981 - 1988

 Under the Mountain

Under the Mountain

Actor

1981

 Radio Times

Radio Times

Actor

1980 - 1983

 Radio Times - Series One, Episode Two

Radio Times - Series One, Episode Two

Actor

1980


The titles listed here may not reflect this person's full screenography. These are only the titles that are included in or referenced by this site.

Awards

1990 Variety Artists Club of New Zealand
Benny Award (supremen award)

1986 GOFTA Listener Film & Television Awards
Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role: for Came a Hot Friday
Best Entertainment Programme: for The Billy T James Show
Best Male Performance in a Non-Dramatic TV Role: for The Billy T James Show

1986 Member of the British Empire (MBE)
For Services to Entertainment

1985 Variety Artists Club of New Zealand
Golden Microphone

1985 Entertainer of the Decade
For the period 1975 - 1984

1984 Feltex Television Awards

Best Entertainment Award