Billy Joe Crawford is a Philippine-born musician and actor. He was born on May 16, 1982 in Manila, Philippines and was discovered at an early age, singing at a bowling alley. He would become a series regular on an afternoon television show called That's Entertainment under the name of Billy Joe. He acted in a few movies, moved to the United States as a teenager, and started a music career, performing mostly in the United Kingdom and France, as well as in Asia. During this time he legally changed his name to Billy Crawford, giving him a more western surname.