With his blond, all-American looks, Billy Kay could be cast equally well as the heartthrob or the troublemaker. The son of Broadway actress Linda Kay (who had appeared in the original cast of "The Sound of Music"), the talented youngster began his career when he was literally still in diapers, appearing in print and TV commercials at age six months. When he was a toddler, Kay made his feature film debut in the popular hit "Three Men and a Baby" (1987). As he aged, he began to appear in local theater productions, displaying his vocal prowess and dancing skills with turns as the Artful Dodger in "Oliver!" and as one of the leads in a stage musical adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper."
The busy actor made his primetime debut in the NBC miniseries "Danielle Steel's 'Zoya'" (NBC, 1995) and later served as host of the children's series "The Phred on Your Head" (NOGGIN Network, 1999). Kay had a featured role in the Fox Family Channel original "Time Share," which aired in June 2000, just a few scant months after he landed his most high profile role to date, as troubled teen Shayne Lewis on the long-running CBS daytime serial "Guiding Light." Kay's growing reputation was further enhanced with a strong turn as a teenage hustler in the acclaimed independent feature "L.I.E." (2001), which premiered at Sundance. Skillfully negotiating a difficult part, he exuded the proper mix of cocky bravado and innocence and delivered a bracingly original supporting performance that marked him as one to watch.
Cast (Feature Film)
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Feature debut in small role in "Three Men and a Baby"
Played the Artful Dodger in a local theater staging of the musical "Oliver!"
Primetime TV debut in the NBC miniseries "Danielle Steel's 'Zoya'"
Cast as the young incarnation of the title character in the Gateway Theatre (Bellport, New York) staging of "The Who's Tommy"
Served as host of the children's series "The Phred on Your Head Show" (NOGGIN Network)
Co-starred in the Fox Family Channel movie "Time Share"
In February, joined the cast of the long-running CBS daytime serial "Guiding Light" in the role of Shayne Lewis
Had prominent lead role as a teenage hustler in the acclaimed feature "L.I.E."; screened at Sundance