Billy Jayne
William Jayne Jacoby

(1969-04-10) April 10, 1969 (age 53)
Other namesBilly Jacoby
Years active1977–present

William Jayne Jacoby (born April 10, 1969), known professionally as Billy Jayne and previously Billy Jacoby is an American actor. His siblings, Robert Jayne, Susan Jayne, Laura Jacoby, as well as his half-brother Scott Jacoby are also actors.[1]

Early life

Jayne was born in Flushing, New York City, on April 10, 1969. He is of Jewish descent.[2] At the age of 3, 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 17, 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; and 21 Jump Street. He is also known for the role of 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) and Cold Case (2009).



Year Title Role
1979 The Runner Stumbles James
1979 Sunnyside Billy Martin
1981 Back Roads Boy Thief
1981 Bloody Birthday Curtis Taylor
1982 Hospital Massacre Harry
1982 The Beastmaster Young Dar
1982 Superstition Justin Leahy
1983 Man, Woman and Child Davey Ackerman
1983 Cujo Brett Camber
1983 Nightmares Zock Maxwell
1984 Reckless David Prescott
1985 Just One of the Guys Buddy Griffith
1987 Party Camp District Attorney
1988 Demonwarp Tom Phillips
1989 Dr. Alien Wesley Littlejohn
1989 The 'Burbs voice
1999 Road Kill Lars
2000 The Crew Young Tony 'Mouth' Donato


Year Title Role Notes
1977 ABC Afterschool Specials Ivan Episode "The Horrible Honchos"
1978 Little Lulu Alvin TV movie
1979 The Big Hex of Little Lulu TV movie
1979–1980 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Additional voices
1979–1980 The Bad News Bears Rudi Stein Main role
1980 Lou Grant Mike Episode "Cover-Up"
1980 Galactica 1980 Tucker Episode "Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 3"
1980 CBS Library Oscar Episode "Animal Talk"
1980 The Magical World of Disney David Williams 2 episodes
1980 The Ghosts of Buxley Hall David Williams TV movie
1980 Angel on My Shoulder Joe Navotny TV movie
1980 Trapper John, M.D. Tommy Episode "Hot Line"
1981 Hart to Hart Herbie Geller Episódio "Hart-Shaped Murder"
1981 Crazy Times Older Boy TV movie
1981 Murder in Texas Mel Kurth TV movie
1981 How to Eat Like a Child Billy TV movie
1981–1982 Maggie Mark Weston Main role
1981 Alice Jeff Episode "Alice's Halloween Surprise"
1982 Code Red Luther Episode "My Life Is Yours"
1982 American Playhouse Newsboy Episode "Working"
1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Eddie Barton Episode "Neighbors"
1982–1983 The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour voice, Petey the Puppy
1982–1984 The Puppy's Further Adventures voice, Petey the Puppy
1983 "ABC Weekend Special" Bill Episode "The Red Room Riddle"
1983 Benson 'Buzzy' Sheridan Episode "Katie's Boyfriend"
1983 The A-Team Nicky Episode "The Out-of-Towners"
1983 It's Not Easy Matthew Townsend Main role
1984 Tales from the Darkside Petey Coombs Episode "The New Man"
1984 Highway to Heaven Brad Gaines Episode "Dust Child"
1985 The Golden Girls David Episode "On Golden Girls"
1986 The A-Team Jeffrey Sullivan Episode "The Trouble with Harry"
1986 The Wizard Jack Craig Episode "El Dorado"
1986 The Magical World of Disney Whittle Episode "The B.R.A.T. Patrol"
1986 Lazer Tag Academy voice, Tom Jaren
1985–1987 Silver Spoons Brad Langford Recurring role (Seasons 4–5)
1987 Rags to Riches Jim Episode "Bad Blood"
1987 21 Jump Street Mark Dorian Episode "America, What a Town"
1987 A Year in the Life Jerry Episode "EM7, Raiders Minus 3 and a Half for a Nickel"
1988 The Charmings Al Episode "The Charmings Get Robbed"
1988 The Bronx Zoo Brad Episode "On the Land, on the Sea and in the Halls"
1989 The Young Riders Bil Episode "Ten-Cent Hero"
1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special Bill McCallister Episode "The Girl with the Crazy Brother", as William Jayne
1990–1993 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Mikey Randall Main role
1995 Renegade Otis Moon Episode "Living Legend"
1995 Spring Fling! Chris TV movie
1995 The Client T.J. Rutherford Episode "A Perfect World"
1995 Murder One Billy McBride Episode "Chapter Five"
1996 Walker, Texas Ranger Derek Malloy Episode "Flashpoint"
1996 Breaking Through Mike TV movie
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters voice Episode "Bird of Prey"
1999 Charmed Billy Waters Episode "The Wendigo"
2003 The Bernie Mac Show Coach Episode "Eye of the Tiger"
2009 Cold Case Al 'Baltimore Red' Episode "November 22"
2010 United States of Tara Ed Episode "Open House"
2016 Conspiracy John 'John Q' TV movie

As director

Year Title Notes
2013 Buckcherry: Gluttony music video
2014 BuckCherry: Wrath music video
2014 Buckcherry: Say Fuck It music video
2015 Buckcherry: Bring It On Back music video
2018 Josh Todd and The Conflict: Story of my Life music video
2017 Louise Goffin: Let Me in Again music video
2017 Josh Todd and The Conflict: rain music video


  1. ^ "The New York Times". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. 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.