Gil Birmingham is an American Actor. He portray Dale Bishop on Freeform's TV series, Siren


Born in San Antonio, Texas, Gil Birmingham spent his formative years moving from state to state, due to his father’s career in the military. As the eldest of five children, Birmingham grew up in many locations, including Alaska, Hawaii and Kentucky, eventually ending up in California where he now calls home. His musical aspirations began at age 10, when he first picked up a guitar and learned to play. Since then, he has traveled across the country, singing and playing guitar with various bands. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix served as the early inspiration for Birmingham’s musical style, which ranges from Blues and R&B, to Rock.

After graduating from the University of Southern California with a B.S. degree in Administration, he embarked on a career in petrochemical engineering. Birmingham began bodybuilding and soon entered a number of bodybuilding contests. His sculpted physique led to his first acting experience when he was cast opposite Diana Ross in her music video, Muscles. After his on camera debut, Birmingham’s acting became an extension of the creative expression of his music. While studying acting with Larry Moss and Charles Conrad, he played Conan the Barbarian at Universal Studios Hollywood.


Year Film Role Notes
2016 Dr. Del Crow TV Movie
2016 Hell or High Water Alberto Parker
2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Virgil White TV - 5 episodes
2015 Te Ata T.B. Thompson
2014 Banshee George Hunter TV - 5 episodes
2014 House of Cards Daniel Lanagin TV - 4 episodes
2013 The Lone Ranger Red Knee
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Billy Black
2011 The Lying Game Ben Whitehorse
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Billy Black
Rango Wounded Bird
Shouting Secrets Cal
2010 Love Ranch Johnny Cortez
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Billy Black
The Mentalist Markham Willis TV - Episode: Aingavite Baa
Castle Cacaw Te TV - Episode: Wrapped Up in Death
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Billy Black
Nip/Tuck Shaman TV - Episode: Budi Sabri (#5.20)
10 Items or Less John Greene TV - Episode: Dances with Groceries
2008 Twilight Billy Black
Love Ranch Sheriff Johnny Cortez
California Indian Chi Thomas
Turok: Son of Stone Nashoba Voice over
2007 Cosmic Radio Tribal Council Leader
2006 Veronica Mars Leonard Lobo TV - Episodes: Happy Go Lucky and Versatile Toppings
End of the Spear Moipa
Night at the Museum Voice Actor Voice over
2005 Medical Investigation Walter Shepard TV
Into the West Dogstar TV Miniseries
Love's Long Journey Sharp Claw TV Movie
2003 The Lone Ranger One Horn TV Movie
Dreamkeeper Sam TV Movie
Gentle Ben 2 Pete TV Movie
2002 Body & Soul Oz TV - 8 episodes
Skins Sonny Yellow Lodge
Gentle Ben 1 Pete TV Movie
2001 The Doe Boy Manny Deadmarsh
V.I.P. Roland TV - Episode: Uncle from V.A.L. (#4.7)
Family Law Bernard TV - Episode: Americans (#2.21)
1999 The Wild Thornberrys Jim's Dad TV - Episode:Tamper Proof Seal (#2.19) Voiceover
1997 Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun GhostStalker Video Game voice over
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Brave #1 TV - Episode: Safe Passage (#6.11)
Night Man Vargas TV - Episode: I Left My Heart in San Francisco (#1.4)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Peruvian Man TV - Episode: Inca Mummy Girl(#2.4)
1996 Le Jaguar TV Movie
1987 Falcon Crest TV - Episode: Desperation (#6.28)
House II: The Second Story
1986 Riptide Cop TV - Episode: Chapel of Glass (#3.20)


  • In the episode Showdown, his character's daughter mentions that he is in Forks, Washington with an aunt. Gil Birmingham is most notable for playing the role of Billy Black in The Twilight Saga, set in Forks, Washington


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