Dion

A giant of white doo-wop and R&B in the early 1960s, Dion was the savvy, cocksure voice behind such enduring hits as "The Wanderer," "Runaround Sue" and "Ruby Baby," which inspired a generation of East Coast rock and ... Read more »
Born: 07/18/1939 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (26)

The Phenom 2016 (Movie)

("I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound") (Song Performer)

The Expendables 2 2012 (Movie)

("The Wanderer") (Song Performer)

Chicken Run 2000 (Movie)

("The Wanderer") (Song Performer)

Dellaventura 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Picture Perfect 1997 (Movie)

("Run Around Sue") (Song)

Picture Perfect 1997 (Movie)

("Run Around Sue") (Song Performer)

Telling Lies in America 1997 (Movie)

("Little Diane") (Song)

Telling Lies in America 1997 (Movie)

("Little Diane") (Song Performer)

Trial and Error 1997 (Movie)

("Turn Me Loose") (Song Performer)

Michael 1996 (Movie)

("Winter Wonderland") (Song Performer)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

("Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree") (Song Performer)

Little Big League 1994 (Movie)

("Runaround Sue") (Song)

Little Big League 1994 (Movie)

("Runaround Sue") (Song Performer)

A Bronx Tale 1993 (Movie)

("I Wonder Why") (Song Performer)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

("Runaround Sue") (Song)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

("Runaround Sue" "The Wanderer") (Song Performer)

Coupe de Ville 1990 (Movie)

("The Wanderer") (Song Performer)

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

("Sea Cruise") (Song Performer)

Pink Cadillac 1989 (Movie)

("Drive All Night") (Song Performer)

Road House 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

Road House 1989 (Movie)

("Runaround Sue") (Song Performer)

Blue City Slammers 1988 (Movie)

("Run Around Sue") (Song)

The Flamingo Kid 1984 (Movie)

("Runaround Sue") (Song)

The Flamingo Kid 1984 (Movie)

("Runaround Sue") (Song Performer)

The Wanderers 1979 (Movie)

("Runaround Sue") (Song)

The Wanderers 1979 (Movie)

("Runaround Sue" "The Wanderer") (Song Performer)
Actor (13)

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 (Tv Show)

Performer

A.K.A. Doc Pomus 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Buddy Holly 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand's No. 1 Hits 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grammy Legends Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '90 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

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

Actor

Twist Around the Clock 1960 (Movie)

(Actor)

The George McKenna Story (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A giant of white doo-wop and R&B in the early 1960s, Dion was the savvy, cocksure voice behind such enduring hits as "The Wanderer," "Runaround Sue" and "Ruby Baby," which inspired a generation of East Coast rock and pop artists to bring the sounds of the streets to their own music. He began with the vocal group the Belmonts, which scored major hits with "A Teenager in Love" and "I Wonder Why" in the late 1950s. Dion established himself as a solo performer in the early '60s with a string of Top 10 hits including the aforementioned tunes, which established him as a worthy contemporary in both the rock and soul markets. Drug addiction hobbled his career at his career peak, and he would vacillate between oldies circuit reunions with the Belmonts and occasional hits like his 1968 version of "Abraham, Martin and John." After a turn as a Christian artist in the 1980s, he returned to his roots with a series of roots-rock and blues albums that saw him joined by the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Lou Reed, both of whom owed a musical debt to Dion's music. One of rock-n-roll's most enduring survivors, Dion's best work retained the grit, the heart and the passion of the streets that launched his singing career.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Runaround Sue" and "Bronx In Blue"

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