Billy Idol

Musician
A major star in the early days of MTV, Billy Idol's punk pedigree and talent for generating memorably, hook-driven pop-rock hits with a tinge of glam and danger, led to a multi-platinum-selling career highlighted by ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1955 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Music (47)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip 2015 (Movie)

("Mony Mony") (Song Performer)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

("Dancing With Myself") (Song)

Moneyball 2011 (Movie)

("Mony Mony") (Song Performer)

I Love You, Man 2009 (Movie)

("Dancing With Myself") (Song)

The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 (Movie)

("Dancing With Myself") (Song)

Mama's Boy 2007 (Movie)

("Ready Steady Go") (Song)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

("Dancing With Myself") (Song)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

("Dancing With Myself") (Song Performer)

Mean Girls 2004 (Movie)

("Dancing With Myself") (Song)

Coyote Ugly 2000 (Movie)

("Rebel Yell") (Song Performer)

Coyote Ugly 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Heavy Metal 2000 2000 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

("Dancing with Myself") (Song Performer)

Slc Punk! 1999 (Movie)

("Kiss Me Deadly") (Song)

Jack Frost 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Jack Frost 1998 (Movie)

("Hot in the City") (Song Performer)

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

("White Wedding") (Song Performer)

Empire Records 1995 (Movie)

("Ready Steady Go") (Song)

True Romance 1993 (Movie)

("White Wedding") (Song Performer)

Days of Thunder 1990 (Movie)

("The Last Note of Freedom") (Song)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

("Rebel Yell") (Song Performer)

MTV Rewind 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

("Cradle of Love") (Song Performer)

L.A. Takedown 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song Performer

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988 (Movie)

("Fatal Charm") (Song Performer)

Big 1988 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Big 1988 (Movie)

("Rebel Yell" "Hot in the City") (Song Performer)

Vice Versa 1988 (Movie)

("Mony Mony") (Song Performer)

Can't Buy Me Love 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Can't Buy Me Love 1987 (Movie)

("Dancin' With Myself") (Song Performer)

Demoni 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Demoni 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Demoni 1986 (Movie)

("White Wedding") (Song Performer)

The Wraith 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

The Wraith 1986 (Movie)

("Rebel Yell") (Song Performer)

The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 (Movie)

("Rebel Yell") (Song Performer)

Sixteen Candles 1984 (Movie)

("Rebel Yell") (Song Performer)

Party, Party 1981 (Movie)

("Ready Steady Go") (Song)

Remembrance 1980 (Movie)

("Untouchables") (Song)

Booker (TV Show)

Theme Music
Actor (19)

Fashion Rocks 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Presents the '80s 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

25 Years of Punk 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV20: Live and Almost Legal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Heavy Metal 2000 2000 (Movie)

Odin (Actor)

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

Lee Turner (Actor)

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Sounds of Summer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Red, Hot & Blue 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

Cat (Actor)

Fox Presents Tommy Performed By the Who 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Biography

A major star in the early days of MTV, Billy Idol's punk pedigree and talent for generating memorably, hook-driven pop-rock hits with a tinge of glam and danger, led to a multi-platinum-selling career highlighted by fist-pumping anthems like "Rebel Yell," "White Wedding" and "Dancing with Myself" before the travails of fame derailed it in the mid-1990s. Idol's sneering visage and spiked, white coiffure was an offshoot of his tenure in the U.K. punk scene of the 1970s, where he launched his musical efforts as singer for Generation X, whose affinity for '60s British pop put them at odds with their anti-establishment peers. When the band petered out in the early 1980s, Idol refashioned himself as a solo performer, sanding down the rougher edges of his music while adding dance-friendly beats to his material. His insouciant charm and good looks found considerable favor with MTV viewers in the early '80s, who soon boosted him to the top of the charts in the mid-1980s. However, with Idol's rocket ride to stardom also came a debilitating drug addiction and a 1990 accident that nearly cost him his leg. By 1994, Idol's life had reached rock bottom after a near-fatal drug overdose, but after recovery, he found fame with older listeners whose teenage years had been enlivened by his palatable brand of anarchy. He remained an active presence on the concert trail, where his still-vigorous performances were potent reminders of his past as one of the most entertaining rock rebels of the 1980s.

Relationships

Willem Broad

Son
born 1988

Perri Lister

Wife

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