Billy Wayne Whites was the name given to Billy Blanks when he came into this world on September 1, 1955, in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He has reached the age of 67 at this point.
William Wayne Blanks
Date of birth:
September 1, 1955
66 years old
Actor, fitness guru, martial artist
Mabeline Blancs, his mother, and Isaac Blancs, his father, are his parents. He is their son. Billy was one of a total of fifteen children that his parents had. Michel Blancs is the name of his one and only brother, and Irène Blancs is the name of his only sister. As a child, he had difficulties reading due to his dyslexia and tendon problems.
6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m)
Place of birth
Billy started training in several forms of martial arts when he was eleven years old, and he finally achieved the rank of black belt in tae kwon do in addition to several other martial arts styles. Billy is an American citizen who also has African-American ancestry. He is of African-American ethnicity. He towers above everyone at an impressive height of 6 feet tall.
Billy Blanks Net Worth
As of the year 2022, it is believed that Billy Blanks has a net worth of over $30 million. He amassed this fortune primarily due to his work as the creator of the Tae Bo fitness program, but he also has had roles in films such as The Last Boy Scout and Expect No Sympathy.
If he is successful in his work, his wealth will undoubtedly grow in the days and weeks ahead. He is most likely paid very handsomely by the entertainment industry; nevertheless, the actual amount of his annual pay has not yet been reported by the media.
Family & Relatives
Mother: Mabeline whites
Father: Isaac Blancs
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Tomoko Sato (m. 2009), Gayle Godfrey (m. 1974–2008)
Children: Billy Blanks Jr., Shellie Blanks Cimarosti
Siblings: Michael Blanks, Irene Blanks
Billy Blanks’s Wife
In his lifetime, Billy Blanks has been married not once, but twice. First, he tied the knot with his longtime lover Gayle Godfrey and became a married man. They had their first encounter with one another while practicing martial arts. They had been together for some time before getting married in 1975.
Shellie Blanks was given to them by adoption when she was just a newborn on October 13, 1973. This was before they had any biological children of their own. After that, they were blessed with a child who would later become a dancer, singer, and fitness instructor named Billy Blanks Jr.
They had been together for around 33 years before their divorce in 2008, and then they divorced. Billy ended his relationship with Gayle in order to marry his new lover. Tomoko Sato had been together since 2007 when the relationship began.
During the production of the 1988 action/science fiction picture Driving Force, actress Catherine Bach retained the services of Billy Blanks as her personal bodyguard.
After some time, he opened his own karate dojo in Quincy, Massachusetts. In addition to karate, he also offers taekwondo and fitness classes there.
In addition, he opened a fitness center in Los Angeles, where he quickly became popular among local celebrities and where the number of people participating in his workouts skyrocketed.
Because he was able to win over the movie’s producers and screenwriters, Billy was given the opportunity to star in the film Manila. Billy was very fortunate to have this opportunity. After that, he went on to play supporting roles in a number of films, including King of the Kickboxers, Bloodfist, The Last Boy Scout, Kiss the Girls, and a great deal more.