Billy Ray Cyrus

Singer, Actor, Producer
Initially written off as a "one-hit wonder" after failing to revisit the oversaturated heights he reached with his cloying country hit "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus was in the right place at the right time with ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

2016 CMT Music Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

Still The King 1994 - 1999, 2007 - 2008, 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Like a Country Song 2014 (Movie)

Bo Reeson (Actor)

Sharknado 2: The Second One 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

90210 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Surprise Homecoming 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Performer

Hannah Montana 2005 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Spy Next Door 2010 (Movie)

Colton James (Actor)

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

Robby Ray (Actor)

Kids' Inaugural: We Are the Future 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Suske en Wiske: De Texas rakkers 2009 (Movie)

(English-language version) (Voice)

The 2008 American Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

2007 World Magic Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1994 - 1999, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1998 - 1999, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nashville Star 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

Phineas and Ferb 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Studio DC: Almost Live 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 CMT Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The Nanny 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 1999, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual CMA Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Death & Texas 2006 (Movie)

Spoade Perkins (Actor)

Elvis Has Left the Building 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Degrassi: The Next Generation 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Colgate Country Showdown 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Doc 2001, 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th Annual Dove Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual CMA Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

Mulholland Drive 2001 (Movie)

Gene (Actor)

Video Bio: Billy Ray Cyrus 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Wish You Were Dead 2001 (Movie)

Dean Longo (Actor)

Holiday Celebration on Ice 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Radical Jack 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Give My Heart to You 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

TNN Music City News Country Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

The 31st Annual Country Music Association Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

Company's Comin': A Tribute to Porter Wagoner 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

TNN Music City News Country Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

TNN Music City News Country Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Billy Ray Cyrus: A Year on the Road 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis: The Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Hot + Country 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

People's 20th Birthday 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

Music City News Country Songwriters Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

TNN Music City News Country Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1993 World Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The 26th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The 28th Academy of Country Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Performer

The American Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

Baitshop (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Canaan (TV Show)

Actor

Flying By (TV Show)

Actor

Return of the Eagle (TV Show)

Actor
Music (7)

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

("Back To Tennessee") (Song)

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

("Butterfly Fly Away") (Song Performer)

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert 2008 (Movie)

"Ready, Set, Don't Go" (Song)

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert 2008 (Movie)

"Ready, Set, Don't Go" (Song Performer)

An Evening of Country on Ice 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Needful Things 1993 (Movie)

("Achy Breaky Heart") (Song Performer)

Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer
Producer (1)

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

Initially written off as a "one-hit wonder" after failing to revisit the oversaturated heights he reached with his cloying country hit "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus was in the right place at the right time with the right look, and his catchy hit helped usher in the era of New Country; however, he was soon eclipsed by lasting talents like Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks. When Cyrus turned his attention to acting, he proved an even bigger success as an appealing and competent actor in family entertainment like the PAX series "Doc" (2000-04). Daughter Miley's breakout as a Disney teen star ushered in a comeback for Cyrus, with his co-starring role as the country star father of Miley's pop star character in the lucrative "Hannah Montana" franchise, which included an Emmy-winning television series, feature film spin-off, live touring, and an unstoppable merchandising juggernaut. A father-daughter duet "Ready, Steady, Don't Go" landed Cyrus back on the music charts, even as he became a target for the increasingly sexualized image of the wholesome network's pole-dancing teen. Regardless, Cyrus had managed to put "one-hit" status behind him and rise from the ashes at the center of a multi-media family empire.

Relationships

Ruth Adkins

Mother

Tish Cyrus Executive Producer

Wife
Married Dec. 28, 1993 Filed for divorce October 2010 Filed dismissal to end divorce proceedings March 2011

Ron Cyrus Special Thanks

Father
Was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1975-1996 died on February 28, 2006 from lung cancer

Noah Cyrus Actor

Daughter
Born c. 2000 mother, Leticia "Tish" Cyrus

Brandi Cyrus Actor

Step-Daughter
Born c. 1987 from Leticia's previous relationship legally adopted by Billy Ray Cyrus

Braison Cyrus

Son
Born c. 1994 mother, Leticia "Tish" Cyrus

Trace Cyrus Song

Step-Son
Born c. 1989 from Leticia's previous relationship with Baxter Neal Helson legally adopted by Billy Ray Cyrus

Christopher Cyrus

Son
Born c. 1992 mother, Kristen Luckey

Miley Cyrus Actor

Daughter
Born Destiny Hope Cyrus on Nov. 23, 1992; mother, Leticia 'Tish' Cyrus; co-starred with father on the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana"

Kristen Luckey

Companion
Mother of Billy's son, Christopher Cody Cyrus

Cindy Smith

Wife
Married 1987 Divorced 1991 Co-wrote the song "Wher'm I Gonna Live?" featured on Cyrus' album Some Gave All (1992)

EDUCATION

Georgetown College

Georgetown , Kentucky
Attended on a baseball scholarship

Milestones

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Parental Unit

2009

Reprised role as Miley’s manager/father in "Hannah Montana: The Movie"

2008

Appeared as himself in the concert film, "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert"

2007

Released the country album, Home at Last

2007

Joined the fourth season of the ABC reality competition, "Dancing with the Stars"

2006

Released first country album in six years, Wanna Be Your Joe

2006

Co-starred with his daughter Miley Cyrus in the Disney Channel original series, "Hannah Montana"

2005

Made stage debut in a Toronto production of "Annie Get Your Gun"

2004

Featured in the Ed Zwick comedy, "Elvis Has Left the Building"

2003

Guest-starred as a limo driver in an episode of the Canadian teen drama, "Degrassi: The Next Generation"

2003

Released two Christian albums, Time Flies and The Other Side

2001

Played the lead role of a country doctor in the series, "Doc" (PAX)

2001

Had a small role as a pool cleaner having an affair with Justin Theroux's wife in David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive"

2000

Made film debut in the independent film, "Radical Jack"

2000

Recorded Southern Rain for Monument Records

1999

First acting role was an appearance on "Love Boat: The Next Wave" (UPN)

1993

Released successful second album, It Won't Be the Last

1992

Released debut album Some Gave All that included the hit single "Achy Breaky Heart"

1990

Signed with PolyGram/Mercury Records

Popular songs include "Achy Breaky Heart" and "Could've Been Me".

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue a solo career

Known for such albums as "Some Gave All" and "It Won't Be The Last"

Will co-star with Jackie Chan in the film, "The Spy Next Door" (lensed 2008)

Started out performing in a band with his brother

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