Billy Van was one of the greatest entertainers ever produced in Canada, and his story has never been told in its entirety until this biography, Who's The Man? Billy Van!
He could sing, and did with The Four Grads, The Crescendos, The Billy Van Four, and The Billy Van Singers. He could dance, though not well. He could act, starring in CBC dramas such as Ladies Man and Wife and Man.
But most importantly, he could make people laugh, whether you knew it was him or not.
Billy Van hammed it up on the pioneering Nightcap and the top-rated CBS hit The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, acted out charades for a decade on Party Game, and was the befuddled computer newbie on Bites & Bytes. The Hilarious House of Frightenstein is considered by many his masterwork, as he disappears into character after character—but that was only nine months of a career that went from the 1950s right up until his death in 2003.
So intensely private, his own family first learned the details of Van ʼs life during the process of working on Whoʼs The Man? Billy Van!
Written by award-winning author Greg Oliver, and ably assisted and cheered on by Billy Van über-fan Stacey Case, this biography, bringing together his family, colleagues, and admirers, gives a Canadian legend his due.