Billingiere was a trained martial artists and stuntman, skilled in stage combat, aikido, and Japanese sword techniques. Beside stage plays, such as Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure, The Best Man" and Big River, he served as stand-in and photo double for Steven Seagal in the action films Exit Wounds (2001, with Bruce McGill), Ticker (2001, with Vanessa Branch and Jerry Rector), and Half Past Dead (2002, with Tony Plana, Linda Thorson, and fellow Enterprise co-star Michael McGrady).
He also worked as photo double for Steve Valentine in the television series Crossing Jordan (2001-2007, with regular Miguel Ferrer), played recurring roles in Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and guest and supporting roles in Air America, Miracles, and Captain My Captain (as Gene Simmons), as well as in the television action film Crash and Burn (2008, with Jamie McShane and stunts by Gary J. Wayton and Terry James).
He appeared as Two Wolves in the Reno 911! episode "Wiegel's Dad Returns" (2008, with Boni Yanagisawa) as well as in episodes of Chocolate News (2008), Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2008, with Buddy Daniels Friedman), and Everybody Hates Chris (2009).
Further acting work included the comic adaptation Jonah Hex (2010, with Antal Kalik and Michael Papajohn), the short comedy Rollercaster Safety with Patrick Warburton (2011), the Western Yellow Rock (2011, with Clay Wilcox and Bruce Mercury), the thriller Rites of Passage (2012, with Christian Slater and John Saint John), the science fiction film John Carter (2012, with Don Stark), and the short film Through the Night (2012).
Most recent projects included the television series Drunk History (2013 and 2015), the Western comedy Damsel (2017), and the horror film Moon Creek Cemetery (2017).
Billingiere died in his sleep of natural causes on 15 June 2017 at his home.
BILLINGIERE, Joseph (Joseph Francis Billingiere)
Born: 6/30/1948, Ventura, California, U.S.A.
Died: 6/15/2017, Ventura, California, U.S.A
Joseph Billingiere’s westerns – actor:
Jonah Hex – 2010 (Old Cherokee)
Yellow Rock – 2011 (Chief White Eagle Feather)
Damsel – 2011 (Zacharia)