Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "Austin City Limits" (PBS, 1974-2015). He appeared in a ... Read more »
Born: 06/20/1924

Filmography

Actor (54)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Ryman Country Homecoming 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Ryman Country Homecoming III 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

CMA 40th: A Celebration 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Presenter

The 1997 Billboard Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

America's Music: The Roots of Country 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Grand Ole Opry Musical Salute to Minnie Pearl 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Neil Diamond... Under a Tennessee Moon 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life & Times of Roy Acuff 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Women of Country 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Chet Atkins: Read My Licks 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

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

Performer

A Celebration of Eddy Arnold 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Music Hall of Fame 25 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Making of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," The 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 23rd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

The Best of Cinemax Sessions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

23rd Annual Music City News Country Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

Leo Kottke: Home & Away 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

Country Music Legends 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

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A Prairie Home Companion 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Tour Australia 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The 60th Anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis Memories 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Comes Home 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

An Evening With the Statler Brothers 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Comes Home 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Comes Home 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Fifty Years of Country Music 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Music City News Top Country Hits of the Year 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Ann-Margret... Rhinestone Cowgirl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boots Randolph Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (8)

Wild 2014 (Movie)

("How's The World Treating You") (Song)

Surviving Christmas 2004 (Movie)

("Jungle Bell Rock") (Song Performer)

Michael 1996 (Movie)

song arranger (Song)

Michael 1996 (Movie)

("Sweet Dreams") (Song Performer)

Josh and S.A.M. 1993 (Movie)

("Hot Mocking Bird") (Song Performer)

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

("Imagine") (Song Performer)

Stroszek 1977 (Movie)

("On My Way Down to Phoenix") (Song)

Biography

Chet Atkins worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "Austin City Limits" (PBS, 1974-2015). He appeared in a number of television specials, including "The Boots Randolph Show" (1972-73), "Ann-Margret... Rhinestone Cowgirl" (NBC, 1976-77) and "Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years" (CBS, 1979-1980). Atkins also contributed music to "Stroszek" (1977). In the eighties and the nineties, Atkins devoted his time to various credits, such as "23rd Annual Music City News Country Awards" "In the Hank Williams Tradition" (PBS, 1988-89) and "Leo Kottke: Home & Away" (PBS, 1988-89). He also worked on "Josh and S.A.M." (1993). Atkins's music was most recently featured in the Reese Witherspoon dramatic adaptation "Wild" (2014). Atkins had a number of different projects under his belt in the nineties through the early 2000s, including "The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman" (CBS, 1993-94), "Chet Atkins: Read My Licks" (The Nashville Network, 1994-95) and "The 28th Annual Country Music Association Awards" (CBS, 1994-95). His credits also expanded to "Surviving Christmas" with Ben Affleck (2004).

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