Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Byrd found early success with his music appearing in dramatic films like "Cornbread, Earl & Me" (1975) starring ... Read more »
Born: 12/09/1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Music (8)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

("Falling Like Dominoes") (Song Performer)

Mojo 1998 (Movie)

("Cristo Redentor") (Song Performer)

Very Bad Things 1998 (Movie)

("Do It Fluid") (Song)

Gridlock'd 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Gridlock'd 1997 (Movie)

("Kofi (remix with additional production by The Angel from 'The New Groove-The Blue Note Remix Project'") (Song Performer)

A Bronx Tale 1993 (Movie)

("Cristo Redentor") (Song Performer)

The Meteor Man 1993 (Movie)

("It's On") (Song)

Cornbread, Earl & Me 1974 (Movie)

(Music)
Actor (2)

The Next Step 1997 (Movie)

Austin (Actor)

The 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer
Other (1)

Something New 2006 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Biography

Donald Byrd brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Byrd found early success with his music appearing in dramatic films like "Cornbread, Earl & Me" (1975) starring Moses Gunn. An an actor as well as a musician, Byrd took on a part in "The 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards" (NBC, 1993-94). In the nineties and the early 2000s, Byrd's music increasingly set the pace for comedies, including films like "The Meteor Man" (1993), "Gridlock'd" (1997) starring Tim Roth and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" (1998) with Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg. He also appeared in "Mojo" (1998) with Ian Hart and Ewen Bremner and "Very Bad Things" (1998) with Christian Slater. Byrd most recently worked on the romantic comedy "Something New" (2006) with Simon Baker. Byrd passed away in February 2013 at the age of 81.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Places and Spaces" and "Fuego"

Popular songs include "Cristo Redentor" and "Dominoes".

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