Billy Jayne

William Jayne (born April 10, 1969) is an American actor. He has been in many films and has sometimes been credited as Billy Jacoby. His siblings, Robert Jayne, Susan Jayne, Laura Jacoby, as well as his half-brother Scott Jacoby are also actors.[1]

Billy Jayne
William Jayne

(1969-04-10) April 10, 1969
Other namesBilly Jacoby
Years active1977–present

Early life

Jayne was born in Flushing, New York City, on April 10, 1969. He is of Jewish descent.[2] At the age of three, he was visiting his older half-brother Scott Jacoby on the set of That Certain Summer, for which Scott won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor.[3] The director needed someone to play Jacoby in flashbacks, and Jayne was selected and began his career.

Although Jayne's birth name was not Jacoby, when he started his career his mother thought it would be best if he used Jacoby, the last name of his already established half-brother. At the age of seventeen, however, Billy Jacoby changed his professional name to Billy Jayne to coincide with his birth name.


Jayne was a child actor from the mid to late 1980s, starring in numerous guest appearances on TV shows such as Trapper John, M.D., The Golden Girls, as Blanche's 14-year-old rebellious grandson David, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street. He is also known for the role as Buddy, the brother of Terri in Just One of the Guys from 1985.

Jayne is best known for his role in the teen show Parker Lewis Can't Lose, starring alongside actor Corin Nemec. The show ran from 1990 until 1993. After the show ended, he had smaller roles in shows such as Renegade, Murder One (1995), Walker, Texas Ranger (1996), Charmed (1999), Cold Case in 2009.



Year Title Role Notes
1977 ABC Afterschool Specials Ivan 1 episode "The Horrible Honchos, as Billy Jacoby
1979 The Runner Stumbles James film, as Billy J. Jacoby
1979 Sunnyside Billy Martin film, as Billy Jacoby
1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo voice, Additional Voices
1979 The Bad News Bears Rudi Stein 26 episodes, as Billy Jacoby
1980 Lou Grant Mike 1 episode "Cover-Up"
1980 Galactica 1980 Tucker 1 episode "Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 3", as Billy Jacoby
1980 CBS Library Oscar 1 episode "Animal Talk"
1980 The Magical World of Disney David Williams 2 episodes, as Billy Jacoby
1980 The Ghosts of Buxley Hall David Williams TV movie, as Billy Jacoby
1980 Angel on My Shoulder Joe Navotny TV movie, as Billy Jacoby
1980 Trapper John, M.D. Tommy 1 episode "Hot Line", as Billy Jacoby
1981 Hart to Hart Herbie Geller 1 episode "Hart-Shaped Murder", as Billy Jacoby
1981 Back Roads The Boy Thief film, as Billy Jacoby
1981 Crazy Times Older Boy TV movie, as Billy Jacoby
1981 Bloody Birthday Curtis Taylor film, as Billy Jacoby
1981 Murder in Texas Mel Kurth TV movie
1981 How to Eat Like a Child Billy TV movie, as Billy Jacoby
1981 Maggie Mark Weston 8 episodes, as Billy Jacoby
1981 Hospital Massacre Young Henry film, as Billy Jacoby
1981 Alice Jeff 1 episode "Alice's Halloween Surprise", as Billy Jacoby
1982 Code Red Luther 1 episode "My Life Is Yours", as Billy Jacoby
1982 American Playhouse Newsboy 1 episode "Working", as Billy Jacoby
1982 The Beastmaster Young Dar film, as Billy Jacoby
1982 Superstition Justin Leahy film, as Billy Jacoby
1982 The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour voice, Petey The Puppy as Billy Jacoby
1982 It's Not Easy Matthew Townsend 11 episodes
1982 The Puppy's Further Adventures voice, Petey the Puppy 1 episode "The Puppy's Dangerous Mission", as Billy Jacoby
1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Eddie Barton 1 episode "Neighbors", as Billy Jacoby
1983 Benson Buzzy Sheridan 1 episode "Katie's Boyfriend", as Billy Jacoby
1983 The A-Team Nicky 1 episode "The Out-of-Towners", as Billy Jacoby
1983 Man, Woman and Child Davey Ackerman film, as Billy Jacoby
1983 Cujo Brett Camber film, as Billy Jacoby
1983 Nightmares Zock Maxwell film, segment "The Bishop of Battle", as Billy Jacoby
1984 Reckless David Prescott film, as Billy Jacoby
1984 Tales from the Darkside Petey Coombs 1 episode "The New Man", as Billy Jacoby
1984 Highway to Heaven Brad Gaines 1 episode "Dust Child", as Billy Jacoby
1985 Just One of the Guys Buddy Griffith film, as Billy Jacoby
1985 The Golden Girls David 1 episode "On Golden Girls", as Billy Jacoby
1986 The A-Team Jeffrey Sullivan 1 episode "The Trouble with Harry", as Billy Jacoby
1986 The Wizard Jack Craig 1 episode "El Dorado", as Billy Jacoby
1986 The Magical World of Disney Whittle 1 episode "The B.R.A.T. Patrol", as Billy Jacoby
1986 Lazer Tag Academy voice, Tom Jaren 13 episodes
1985 Silver Spoons Brad Langford 18 episodes
1987 Rags to Riches 1 episode "Bad Blood", as Billy Jacoby
1987 21 Jump Street Mark Dorian 1 episode "America, What a Town", as Billy Jacoby
1987 Party Camp D.A. film, as Billy Jacoby
1987 A Year in the Life Jerry 1 episode "EM7, Raiders Minus 3 and a Half for a Nickel"
1988 The Charmings Al 1 episode "The Charmings Get Robbed", as Billy Jacoby
1988 Demonwarp Tom Phillips film, as Billy Jacoby
1988 The Bronx Zoo Brad 1 episode "On the Land, on the Sea and in the Halls"
1989 Dr. Alien Wesley Littlejohn film, as Billy Jacoby
1989 The 'Burbs voice film, as Billy Jacoby
1989 The Young Riders 1 episode "Ten-Cent Hero", as Billy Jacoby
1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special Bill McCallister 1 episode "The Girl with the Crazy Brother", as William Jayne
1990 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Mikey Randall 73 episodes
1995 Renegade Otis Moon 1 episode "Living Legend"
1995 Spring Fling! TV movie
1995 The Client T.J. Rutherford 1 episode "A Perfect World"
1995 Murder One Billy McBride 1 episode "Chapter Five"
1996 Walker, Texas Ranger Derek Malloy 1 episode "Flashpoint "
1996 Breaking Through Mike TV movie
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters voice 1 episode "Bird of Prey"
1999 Charmed Billy Waters 1 episode "The Wendigo"
1999 Road Kill Lars film
2000 The Crew Young Tony 'Mouth' Donato film
2003 The Bernie Mac Show Coach 1 episode "Eye of the Tiger"
2009 Cold Case Al 'Baltimore Red' Soddenheim '63 1 episode "November 22"
2010 United States of Tara Ed 1 episode "Open House"
2016 Conspiracy John Q director, TV movie
2013 Buckcherry: Gluttony director, music video
2014 BuckCherry: Wrath director, music video
2014 Buckcherry: Say Fuck It director, music video
2015 Buckcherry: Bring It On Back director, music video
2018 Josh Todd and The Conflict: Story of my Life director, music video
2017 Louise Goffin: Let Me in Again director, music video
2017 Josh Todd and The Conflict: rain director, music video


  1. "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
  2. "Dolores Jacoby May Look Like a Stage Mother, but She Has Her Kids in Movies and TV Commercials Too." Friedman, Jack. Published November 19, 1984. Accessed April 7, 2017.
  3. "Emmy Awards Database". Retrieved 7 December 2012.


  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 371.
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