Born in Chicago, Illinois, William George Zane Jr. is best known for his career-defining role as Kate Winslet’s fiancé and Leonardo DiCaprio’s nemesis Cal Hockley, in the billion dollar grossing film "Titanic."
Zane was bitten by the acting bug early on at Francis Parker High School and the Harand Camp of the Theater Arts during his early teens. Upon graduating high school, Zane moved to California where he landed his first big screen role in "Back to the Future," which he would later reprise in the 1989 sequel. Since then, Zane has appeared and starred in over 60 films, including "Danger Zone," "Only You," "The Phantom" and "Dead Calm" starring opposite Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill. He was originally cast as Johnny Castle in "Dirty Dancing" but ultimately lost the role to Patrick Swayze because he could not dance.
Zane has had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed television comedy "Samantha Who?" and a starring role in ABC’s legal drama, "The Deep End." He recently starred in "Flutter," "Sniper: Reloaded" and "The Roommate."
Zane is a member of the jury at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.