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"First Billed Only"

Posted by RRC on June 14, 2006

In Reply to: "First Billed Only" posted by Mitch on June 14, 2006

: What does "First Billed Only" mean when reading about who starred in a movie?

In show business, billing has to do with where and in what order names appear in the program, advertising, etc. The "first billed" would be the first ones mentioned, usually just those whose names appear at the beginning of a show, on the poster, etc. as opposed to the other actors who are only listed at the end - Tony's Mom, 3rd Man on the Right, Girl in Car, etc.