Not many members of the younger generations recognize this name, but since “Charmed” earned its re-run last year, let’s focus on the actor that marked the 90’s and the old version of the WB TV show. Here are all the things you need to know about the actor who played Matthew Tate, Billy Wirth.
The actor, whose full name is William E. Wirth, was born on June 23, 1962, in NYC, New York, United States of America. His mother was an artist whilst his father was a lawyer.
Talking about his education, Billy studied at Collegiate Prep School in Manhattan. Later on, he went on to attend classes at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. While studying at Brown, he was friends with Karen Michele. She practiced her photo-taking skills on him, snapping few of his first headshots which he used for his earliest modeling gigs. Karen went on to have a great career, and her friend Billy moved to California in the hope of pursuing a career in acting.
It all started with 1985’s “Seven Minutes in Heaven.” Wirth plays a basketball player named Zoo. One of the leading female characters is in love with the Zoo. All of the relations in the movie bring a lot of drama and tension.
After that role, Billy appeared in “The Lost Boys.” The 1987 film revolves around a group of local vampires, where Wirth portrayed the role of Dwayne, the second in command in the gang. Dwayne seemed to be the stereotypical mysterious, dark, silent, and serious persona who is rarely involved in conversations. Still, he is the muscle of the group of ridiculously handsome-looking vampires.
As the two appearances were widely recognized, it is no wonder that Wirth landed a starring role in “War Party” from 1988. This was his first-ever portrayal of the main character. The movie plot revolves around a group of people who decide to reenact a battle between the US Cavalry and the Blackfoot Nation which happened a century ago. In this movie, Wirth acted side by side with Kevin Dillon and Tim Sampson.
Apart from the film industry, Wirth’s face could have been seen in television, as well. Some of his works are “Body Snatchers,” “American Gladiators”, “CSI,” and “Sex and the City.” He landed the role of Matthew Tate in “Charmed,” the main opponent in season 1.
Since then, the actor has been interested in writing, directing, and producing. That type of off-screen work gained him several nominations and awards.
In addition to all of this, Billy Wirth is also a musician and an artist, much like his mother.
Billy Wirth Net Worth 2023 and Personal Life
He dated Sarah Skogland, Chase Alden, and Bobby Brown in the past. Talking about his current relationships, there is a possibility that he is seeing someone, but the information is not available to the public. If he does post something about his love life, we’ll make sure that you are the first to know.
According to our sources, William, who was nicknamed Billy, has his net worth in 2023 estimated to be around $3 million.