Billy Blanks is an American fitness trainer, martial artist, and acting professional who created the Tae Bo training regimen.
Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
Billy Blanks was born in the United States of America in Erie, Pennsylvania, on September 1, 1955. He was the fourth of his parents’ fifteen children. At eleven, Billy began his desire to acquire fighting skills in 1966 when he joined Karate and Taekwondo classes. However, things were not easy for him because he was born with a hip joint imperfection that primarily hindered his activities. The resulting awkwardness prompted ridicule from people and brothers alike, leading everyone around him to feel that he would never amount to anything. Billy found an outlet for his karate frustrations, becoming increasingly inspired by Bruce Lee. Both of these interests eventually assisted him in overcoming the oddity.
Billy Blanks is a committed Christian. His values have also been reflected in his work, particularly the Tae Bo technique, which incorporates religious motivational aspects.
Billy Blanks’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
Billy Blanks, born on September 1, 1955, will be 66 years old on August 1, 2022. His height is 1.82 m, and he weighs 70 kg.
Billy Blanks’s Profession & Career
He began his profession at 14, despite having a handicap that limited his movement. At the age of 16, he won his first global championship.
He rose to prominence after landing the famed actress Catherine Bach’s bodyguard job, allowing him to meet a slew of directors and producers. Following this, Billy rose to the status of martial arts legend, featuring in films such as “King of the Kickboxers,” “Kiss the Girls,” and “Driving Force,” to name a few.
Along with his film career, Billy Blanks maintained his enthusiasm for martial arts by owning many karate schools in areas such as Massachusetts and Los Angeles, where he developed his unique Tae Bo system.
Billy Blanks’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship
In 1974, Billy Blanks married Gayle H. Godfrey, a karate classmate. Gayle’s little princess, Shellie, was born in 1973, and she was adopted soon after the wedding. Shellie Blanks Cimarosti is now an accomplished martial artist who frequently appears in Billy’s Tae Bo films. Billy Blanks, Jr., Gayle and Billy Blanks’ first biological child, was born a few years after their marriage, and he is now a successful dancer, performer, and personal trainer. He and his wife, Gayle, divorced in 2008 after 33 years of marriage.
He gave birth to a daughter named Angelika in 2008. She was born to Tomoko Sato, who worked as Billy’s interpreter in Japan during his 2007 tour.
Billy Blanks’s Salary and Net Worth
He amassed a sizable fortune as the creator of the TAE-Bo fitness regimen and through appearing in films such as “The Last Boy Scout” and “Expect No Mercy.” Billy Blank’s net worth is projected to be $40 million as of August 2022.
|Celebrated Name||Billy Blanks|
|Real Name||Billy Wayne Blanks|
|Age||66 years old|
|Birth Date||1 September 1955|
|Birth Place||Erie, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Wife||Tomoko Sato (m. 2009), Gayle Godfrey (m. 1974–2008)|
|Children||Yes (Shellie Blanks Cimarosti, Billy Blanks Jr., Angelika Blanks, Marriott Peterson, Erika Peterson)|
|Profession||American fitness guru, martial artist, actor, and the creator|
|Net Worth||$40 million|