|Birthdate:||July 8, 1968|
|Birthplace:||Manhasset, New York, U.S.|
William Gaither "Billy" Crudup (/ˈkruːdəp/; born July 8, 1968) is an American actor. He became known for roles such as Eric MacLeish in Spotlight, Russell Hammond in Almost Famous, Will Bloom in Big Fish, and as the voice of the MasterCard "Priceless" commercials in the U.S. since 2005. He also starred in the 2007 romantic comedy Dedication. In 2009, he appeared as Doctor Manhattan in the film Watchmen and J. Edgar Hoover in the film Public Enemies. He also voiced Ashitaka in the English version of Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke. in 2017 Crudup is set to appear in Ridley Scott's science-fiction film Alien: Covenant.