Did Billy Gardell have a gastric bypass?

William Gardell Jr. was born on August 20, 1969, and is an American actor and stand-up comedian.

Gardell played Chicago police officer Mike Biggs on Mike & Molly. He also had a recurring role as Billy Colivida on Yes, Dear and appeared in a dozen episodes of My Name Is Earl as a police officer.

Gardell voiced Santa in Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas and starred on Sullivan & Son in the recurring role of Lyle Winkler.

Since 2019, Gardell has played Bob Wheeler in the CBS sitcom series Bob Hearts Abishola.

Gardell is known for his comedic roles and is influenced by Jackie Gleason.

He has also listed Richard Pryor, George Carlin, John Candy, and John Belushi as his influences.

Although Bonkerz helped launch his comedy career, he had credited the support from his grandmother, saying: “She told me when I was 8 years old that I could be a comic”

Since 2018, Gardell has recurred on the CBS spinoff sitcom Young Sheldon as neighbor Herschel Sparks.

In October 2018, he was cast as Bob in the CBS pilot of Bob Hearts Abishola, alongside Folake Olowofoyeku.

In May 2019, the series was ordered and premiered in September 2019.

Gardell began appearing in advertisements for the A1C medication Ozempic in 2021.

This followed his involvement in the Ozempic reality series “My Type 2 Transformation” two years previous.

Did Billy Gardell have a gastric bypass?

Gardell, who underwent gastric bypass surgery in July 2022 (and has had a healthier relationship with food since), says, “I float between 205 [lbs.] and 210,” whereas on Mike & Molly, he weighed as much as 370. His heart rate has in turn dropped from 113 to 68, and he says he longer suffers from Type 2 diabetes.