Talk:Billy West

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Last Name[edit]

I have a very credible source that indicates that Billy West was known as Billy Warstein when he was playing guitar in a rock band in Boston in the early/mid 1970's. Unfortunately, this credible source is not suitable for encyclopedia citation, and of course, the source may be wrong. Does anybody have any irrefutable evidence of his actual last name?

I've never heard this, but I'm not a huge Billy West fan. Regardless, you would need some sort of citation to support the claim, as you mentioned. It's possible that he went as Billy Warstein for only the band, as well. SGreenwell 23:21, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
After doing some research, I've come across some information that is very interesting, West is not Billy's surname, Apparently it is legally Werstine. This according to the records of the California Secretary of State and New York Secretary of State for Mr.West/Werstine company West Woodlands Inc. and according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office the trademark Billy Bastard which as I'm sure most of you know is/was a failed project of Mr. West is listed as registered and owned by William R. Westine d/b/a Billy West. Since this seems to be significant information that should be included, what is the best route that I should take to include this information properly without having my edits reverted or getting into a edit war. I can provide references but after recently experiences with editing WRXP (Formerly WFME) that some whack job will come along and accuse me of adding trivial information or worse try to label me as editing warring or a vandal. Thanks. TheGoofyGolfer (talk) 05:46, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes, Billy West's actual legal name is "William Richard Werstine". Class of 1970, Roslindale High School, Roslindale (Boston), Massachusetts., page 44. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:49, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Requested move 21 December 2014[edit]

Billy West (voice actor)Billy West – Easily the primary topic for Billy West. His page views far outnumber the other two Billy Wests on here. From the latest 90:

Since Billy West redirects here anyway, as I mentioned above, it only seems natural. Searching Billy West on Wikipedia practically only brings up pages talking about him. I think the fact that he has done many leading voices establishes him as the Billy West with the most long-lasting significance, as opposed to the baseball player and silent film actor who have both faded into relative obscurity. Nohomersryan (talk) 04:29, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

I have processed this request as the reversion of an undiscussed move per WP:RMTR. Please note that you can create such listings there rather than creating a move request. However, if any editor would still like to move the page to the "(voice actor)" title, that editor should initiate a discussion. The reason given in the edit summary for the original move had to do with the listing on the William West disambiguation page, but that isn't the only (or primary) consideration when choosing article titles. Dekimasuよ! 06:47, 21 December 2014 (UTC)


Those sources for Billy West being Jewish are highly suspect. Only one explicitly states that he is Jewish and that source ( also says (in jest I surmise) that he is a "very tall" man (he's 5ft 5 inches). Is there a Youtube video or something of him stating that he is Jewish? I'm kind of a fan of his and he says his Dad was German in every interview I've ever seen, I haven't heard him talk about his Mom's ethnicity. (talk) 22:33, 18 August 2016 (UTC)