Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley's smooth talent for blues was the key to his captivation of audiences. Diddley's earliest roles were in film, including the drama "Crush Proof" (1972) with Francois DeMenil, "Sweet Toronto" (1972) and "The ... Read more »
Born: 12/30/1928 in McComb, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2005 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

So Weird 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to Muddy Waters, King of the Blues 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Blues Brothers 2000 1998 (Movie)

Guitar--The Louisiana Gator Boys Band (Actor)

Marvin Gaye: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 3rd Annual International Rock Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bo Diddley 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Rockula 1990 (Movie)

Axman (Actor)

The 2nd International Rock Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Presenter

Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ain't Nothin But the Blues 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Showtime's Classic Rock 'n' Roll Reunion 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll! 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Fabian's Good Time Rock 'n' Roll 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Fabian's Good Time Rock 'n' Roll 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Trading Places 1983 (Movie)

Pawnbroker (Actor)

Hells Angels Forever 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Live From the Lone Star 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Let the Good Times Roll 1972 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The London Rock and Roll Show 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Crush Proof 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sweet Toronto 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (26)

The Phenom 2016 (Movie)

("Darling Tell Me") (Song Performer)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

("Road Runner") (Song Performer)

Not Fade Away 2012 (Movie)

("Bo Diddley") (Song)

Not Fade Away 2012 (Movie)

("Bo Diddley") (Song Performer)

The Help 2011 (Movie)

("Road Runner") (Song Performer)

Introducing the Dwights 2007 (Movie)

("I'm A Man ") (Song Performer)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("Bo Diddley") (Song Performer)

The Dukes of Hazzard 2005 (Movie)

("Better Watch Yourself") (Song Performer)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

Cops and Robbersons 1994 (Movie)

("You Can't Judge A Book By the Cover") (Song Performer)

Innocents Abroad 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Book of Love 1991 (Movie)

("Book of Love 'Remake'") (Song Performer)

She's Out Of Control 1989 (Movie)

("Mona") (Song Performer)

Short Circuit 2 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Short Circuit 2 1988 (Movie)

("Bo Diddley") (Song Performer)

Stealing Home 1988 (Movie)

("Bo Diddley") (Song Performer)

Tapeheads 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Tapeheads 1988 (Movie)

("Surfer's Love Chant") (Song Performer)

La Bamba 1987 (Movie)

("Who Do You Love") (Song Performer)

The Big Town 1987 (Movie)

("Who Do You Love") (Song Performer)

American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

("She's Fine--She's Mine") (Song Performer)

Cruisin' 1976 (Movie)

(Song)

Cruisin' 1976 (Movie)

("Road Runner") (Song Performer)

Sweet Toronto 1971 (Movie)

(Performer)

Biography

Bo Diddley's smooth talent for blues was the key to his captivation of audiences. Diddley's earliest roles were in film, including the drama "Crush Proof" (1972) with Francois DeMenil, "Sweet Toronto" (1972) and "The London Rock and Roll Show" (1973). He also appeared in "Let the Good Times Roll" (1973) and the documentary "Hells Angels Forever" (1983) with The Hells Angels. Diddley also contributed music to "Cruisin'" (1977). In the eighties, Diddley's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the sports drama "Stealing Home" (1988) with Mark Harmon, the comedy "Tapeheads" (1988) with John Cusack and "She's Out Of Control" (1989) with Tony Danza. Diddley's music was also featured in the Johnny Knoxville action flick "The Dukes of Hazzard" (2005), the Adrien Brody thrilling mystery "Hollywoodland" (2006) and "Introducing the Dwights" (2007). His music was also featured in the Emma Stone smash hit dramatic adaptation "The Help" (2011). Diddley was most recently credited in the Leonardo DiCaprio blockbuster crime drama "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013). In addition to his music, Diddley also appeared on-screen in the comedy sequel "Blues Brothers 2000" (1998) with Dan Aykroyd. Diddley passed away in June 2008 at the age of 80.

Milestones

Popular songs include "Bo Diddley" and "Who Do You Love".

Known for such albums as "The Chess Box" and "A Man Amongst Men"

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