Elvis Presley

Singer, Actor, Usher
Dubbed "The King of Rock n' Roll," Elvis Presley transcended multiple musical genres and entertainment mediums, ultimately becoming a global phenomenon - the 20th Century personification of America's great potential ... Read more »
Born: 01/08/1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Music (125)

90 Minutes in Heaven 2015 (Movie)

("Love Me Tender") (Song)

Devil's Due 2014 (Movie)

("Love Me Tender") (Song)

Godzilla 2014 (Movie)

("You're The Devil In Disguise") (Song Performer)

Wild 2014 (Movie)

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

Wild 2014 (Movie)

("Don't Be Cruel") (Song)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

("Bossa Nova Baby") (Song Performer)

Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

("Battle Hymn Of The Republic") (Song Performer)

Love Ranch 2010 (Movie)

("Treat Me Nice") (Song Performer)

Love Ranch 2010 (Movie)

("All Shook Up") (Song)

Megamind 2010 (Movie)

("A Little Less Conversation") (Song Performer)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010 (Movie)

("A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)") (Song Performer)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 (Movie)

("Burning Love") (Song Performer)

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

("I Got A Woman") (Song Performer)

Killshot 2009 (Movie)

("It Hurts Me") (Song Performer)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 (Movie)

("Hound Dog") (Song Performer)

Powder Blue 2008 (Movie)

("Heartbreak Hotel") (Song)

The Express 2008 (Movie)

("Mess Of Blues") (Song Performer)

Crazy Love 2007 (Movie)

("Burning Love") (Song Performer)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

("Santa Claus Is Back In Town") (Song Performer)

Lucky You 2007 (Movie)

("All Shook Up") (Song)

Next 2007 (Movie)

("A Little Less Conversation") (Song Performer)

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

("Trouble") (Song Performer)

The Brave One 2007 (Movie)

("You Don't Know Me") (Song Performer)

The Game Plan 2007 (Movie)

("Rubberneckin") (Song Performer)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Heartbreak Hotel") (Song)

Jackass: Number Two 2006 (Movie)

("A Little Less Conversation") (Song Performer)

Little Manhattan 2005 (Movie)

("Only The Strong Survive") (Song Performer)

The Skeleton Key 2005 (Movie)

("If I Can Dream") (Song Performer)

New York Minute 2004 (Movie)

("Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix - Radio Edit)") (Song Performer)

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 2004 (Movie)

("Love Me Tender") (Song)

Big Fish 2003 (Movie)

("All Shook Up") (Song Performer)

Big Fish 2003 (Movie)

("All Shook Up") (Song)

Bruce Almighty 2003 (Movie)

("Where Could I Go") (Song Performer)

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Performer

Intolerable Cruelty 2003 (Movie)

("Suspicious Minds") (Song Performer)

Las Vegas 2003 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

("Christmas Is All Around") (Song)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("It's Now Or Never") (Song Performer)

Lilo and Stitch 2002 (Movie)

("Suspicious Minds") (Song Performer)

Lilo and Stitch 2002 (Movie)

("Heartbreak Hotel") (Song)

The Rookie 2002 (Movie)

("Run On") (Song Performer)

The Rookie 2002 (Movie)

(Song)

Cast Away 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Cast Away 2000 (Movie)

song perfomer("Blue Christmas") (Song Performer)

Coyote Ugly 2000 (Movie)

("Can't Help Falling in Love") (Song Performer)

Frequency 2000 (Movie)

("Suspicious Minds") (Song Performer)

Sorted 2000 (Movie)

("Don't Be Cruel") (Song Performer)

Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis 1999 (Movie)

("The Wonder of You") (Song Performer)

Devil's Island 1999 (Movie)

("All Shook Up") (Song)

Diamonds 1999 (Movie)

("Are You Lonesome Tonight") (Song Performer)

Fanny and Elvis 1999 (Movie)

("Love Me Tender") (Song)

Fanny and Elvis 1999 (Movie)

("The Wonder of You") (Song Performer)

Liberty Heights 1999 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song Performer)

October Sky 1999 (Movie)

("Jailhouse Rock") (Song Performer)

A Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan's 50th 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Blue Suede Shoes -- Ballet Rocks! 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

("I Got Stung" "It's Now or Never") (Song Performer)

I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 (Movie)

("Here Comes Santa Claus") (Song Performer)

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

("(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear") (Song Performer)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

("Always on My Mind") (Song Performer)

The Odd Couple II 1998 (Movie)

("Little Sister") (Song Performer)

A Life Less Ordinary 1997 (Movie)

("Always on My Mind") (Song Performer)

Fools Rush In 1997 (Movie)

("Jailhouse Rock" "It's Now or Never" "Can't Help Falling in Love") (Song Performer)

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

("Heartbreak Hotel") (Song)

Men in Black 1997 (Movie)

("The Promised Land") (Song Performer)

Jerry Maguire 1996 (Movie)

("Pocketful of Rainbows") (Song)

My Fellow Americans 1996 (Movie)

("Treat Me Nice") (Song Performer)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

("Santa Claus Is Back in Town") (Song Performer)

Fox's Rock n' Roll Skating Championships 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Four Weddings and A Funeral 1994 (Movie)

("Love is All Around") (Song)

Fox on Ice 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Client 1994 (Movie)

("Heartbreak Hotel") (Song)

Dave 1993 (Movie)

("Don't") (Song Performer)

Look Who's Talking Now 1993 (Movie)

("Hound Dog") (Song Performer)

Robocop 3 1993 (Movie)

("Blue Christmas") (Song Performer)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

("Little Sister") (Song Performer)

The Dark Half 1993 (Movie)

("Are You Lonesome Tonight") (Song Performer)

The Thing Called Love 1993 (Movie)

("Can't Help Falling in Love" "Make the World Go Away") (Song Performer)

Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 (Movie)

("Jailhouse Rock" "That's All Right" "Surrender" "Can't Help Falling in Love" "It's Now or Never") (Song Performer)

Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 (Movie)

songs("Love Me Tender" "All Shook Up" "Heartbreak Hotel") (Song)

Late For Dinner 1991 (Movie)

("Burning Love") (Song Performer)

Elvis: Center Stage 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 (Movie)

("Blue Moon") (Song Performer)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

("All Shook Up") (Song)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

("All Shook Up" "Are You Lonesome Tonight") (Song Performer)

Scorpio Rising 1990 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

The Tall Guy 1990 (Movie)

("Heartbreak Hotel") (Song)

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

("Love Me Tender") (Song)

Beware of a Holy Whore 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Catch Me If You Can 1989 (Movie)

("Hard Headed Woman") (Song Performer)

Great Balls of Fire 1989 (Movie)

("Teddy Bear") (Song Performer)

Heart of Dixie 1989 (Movie)

("Blue Suede Shoes" "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You") (Song Performer)

She-Devil 1989 (Movie)

("You're the Devil in Disguise") (Song Performer)

Cocktail 1988 (Movie)

("All Shook Up") (Song)

Dear America: Letters Homes From Vietnam 1988 (Movie)

("Blue Christmas") (Song Performer)

Heartbreak Hotel 1988 (Movie)

("American Trilogy" "Baby, Let's Play House" "Buring Love" "Good Rockin' Tonight" "Heartbreak Hotel" "His Latest Flame" "If I Can Dream" "Love Me" "Mystery Train" "One Night" "Power of My Love" "Ready Teddy") (Song Performer)

Heartbreak Hotel 1988 (Movie)

("Heartbreak Hotel") (Song)

Elvis '56 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Desert Hearts 1986 (Movie)

("When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold") (Song Performer)

Disney's D-TV Valentine 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Static 1986 (Movie)

("Blue Christmas" "Silent Night") (Song Performer)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

("Hawaiian Wedding Song") (Song Performer)

Porky's Revenge 1985 (Movie)

("Love Me Tender") (Song)

This Is Spinal Tap 1984 (Movie)

("Heartbreak Hotel") (Song)

Diner 1982 (Movie)

("Don't Be Cruel") (Song Performer)

Diner 1982 (Movie)

(Song)

Out of the Blue 1982 (Movie)

("Heartbreak Hotel" "Teddy Bear") (Song Performer)

Out of the Blue 1982 (Movie)

(Song)

This Is Elvis 1981 (Movie)

("Marie's the Name of His Latest Flame" "I'll Fly Away" "Moody Blue" "Suspicious Minds" "Sixty Minute Man" "Rocket 88" "Mystery Train" "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" "That's All Right" "My Baby Left Me" "Witchcraft" "Shake, Rattle and Roll" "Flip, Fl (Song Performer)

This Is Elvis 1981 (Movie)

songs("Heartbreak Hotel" "Don't Be Cruel" "Love Me Tender") (Song)

Shifshuf Naim 1980 (Movie)

songs("Don't Be Cruel" "All Shook Up" "Love Me Tender") (Song)

Touched By Love 1980 (Movie)

songs("Love Me Tender" "Don't Be Cruel") (Song)

Hempa's Bar 1977 (Movie)

music extract (Music)

Fox and His Friends 1976 (Movie)

("One Night") (Song Performer)

Elvis on Tour 1971 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Elvis That's the Way It Is 1970 (Movie)

("Jailhouse Rock" "Love Me Tender" "Burning Love" "Blue Suede Shoes" "Heartbreak Hotel" "All Shook Up" "Suspicious Minds") (Song Performer)

Harum Scarum 1965 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

King Creole 1958 (Movie)

("As Long As I Have You" "Crawfish" "Don't Ask Me Why" "New Orleans" "Hard-Headed Woman" "King Creole" "Steadfast Loyal and True" "Trouble" "Lover Doll" "Young Dreams" "Dixieland Rock") (Song Performer)

Love Me Tender 1956 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Elvis (TV Show)

Song

Elvis in Hollywood (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

The Woman Who Loved Elvis (TV Show)

Song Performer
Actor (35)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

Song Performer (Actor)

Elvis One Night With You 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis on Tour 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Elvis That's the Way It Is 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Change of Habit 1969 (Movie)

Dr John Carpenter (Actor)

Charro! 1969 (Movie)

Jess Wade (Actor)

The Trouble With Girls 1969 (Movie)

Walter Hale (Actor)

Live a Little, Love a Little 1968 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Speedway 1968 (Movie)

Steve Grayson (Actor)

Stay Away, Joe 1968 (Movie)

Joe Lightcloud (Actor)

Clambake 1967 (Movie)

Scott Heyward (Actor)

Double Trouble 1967 (Movie)

Guy Lambert (Actor)

Easy Come, Easy Go 1967 (Movie)

Ted Jackson (Actor)

Frankie and Johnnie 1966 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Paradise Hawaiian Style 1966 (Movie)

Rick Richards (Actor)

Spinout 1966 (Movie)

Mike McCoy (Actor)

Girl Happy 1965 (Movie)

Rusty Wells (Actor)

Harum Scarum 1965 (Movie)

Johnny Tyronne (Actor)

Kissin' Cousins 1964 (Movie)

Josh Morgan/Jodie Tatum (Actor)

Roustabout 1964 (Movie)

Charlie Rogers (Actor)

Tickle Me 1964 (Movie)

Lonnie Beale (Actor)

Viva Las Vegas 1964 (Movie)

Lucky Jackson (Actor)

Fun in Acapulco 1963 (Movie)

Mike Windgren (Actor)

It Happened at the World's Fair 1963 (Movie)

Mike Edwards (Actor)

Follow That Dream 1962 (Movie)

Toby Kwimper (Actor)

Girls! Girls! Girls! 1962 (Movie)

Ross Carpenter (Actor)

Kid Galahad 1962 (Movie)

Walter Gulick (Actor)

Blue Hawaii 1961 (Movie)

Chad Gates (Actor)

Wild in the Country 1961 (Movie)

Glenn Tyler (Actor)

Flaming Star 1960 (Movie)

Pacer Burton (Actor)

G.I. Blues 1960 (Movie)

Tulsa McCauley (Actor)

King Creole 1958 (Movie)

Danny Fisher (Actor)

Jailhouse Rock 1957 (Movie)

Vince Everett (Actor)

Loving You 1957 (Movie)

Deke Rivers (Actor)

Love Me Tender 1956 (Movie)

Clint (Actor)

Biography

Dubbed "The King of Rock n' Roll," Elvis Presley transcended multiple musical genres and entertainment mediums, ultimately becoming a global phenomenon - the 20th Century personification of America's great potential, mirrored by its predisposition for self-destruction. As a teenager, Presley was discovered by Sam Phillips at Memphis' famous Sun Studio, home of other future musical giants like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. A scant three years later, under the Svengali-like guidance of manager "Colonel" Tom Parker, the young singer exploded onto the national stage with a series of controversial TV appearances, culminating with three star-making guest spots on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS, 1948-1971). The making of hit singles such as "Heartbreak Hotel" and movie roles in films like "Jailhouse Rock" (1957) were temporarily sidelined when the hip-shaking heartthrob was drafted into the U.S. Army for two years in 1958. After his triumphant return in 1960, Presley soon shifted his focus from music and live performances to his work in film. For almost 10 years, he would churn out nearly 30 films - which began a steady decline in quality by the mid-1960s - as his once prolific and groundbreaking recording career lost the relevance it had previously enjoyed. With his mesmerizing comeback in the televised special "Elvis" (NBC, 1968), Presley reinvented himself and rediscovered his passion for live performance. His historic globally broadcast live concert "Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii" (1973) would be the pinnacle of a career that had already exceeded existing perceptions of fame and success. Sadly, the years that followed saw Presley's physical and emotional state deteriorate due to the shocking pharmacopeia he had for so long relied upon to meet the grueling demands of constant touring. When Presley died at the age of 42 in August of 1977, it was simultaneously the end of a career unlike anything the world had ever known and the beginning of a true cultural icon.

Relationships

Ann-Margaret

Companion
Met while filming "Viva Las Vegas" (1964)

Ann-Margret Actor

Companion

Cher Actor

Companion
Cher revealed they had a fling in the mid 1970s while they were performing in Las Vegas, NV In February 2008, she said on "Good Morning America" (ABC) that she regretted turning down Presley

Ginger Alden

Companion
Together from November 1976 until his death reportedly engaged

Regina Carrol Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "Viva Las Vegas" (1964)

Anne Helm

Companion
Appeared together in "Follow That Dream" (1962)

Rita Moreno Actor

Companion

Debra Paget Actor

Companion
Appeared together in "Love Me Tender" (1956) in a 1997 interview, Paget claimed Presley wanted to marry her

Vernon Presley

Father
Born April 10, 1916 died June 26, 1979 of a heart attack

Priscilla Presley Actor

Wife
married 1967 Born in 1945 met while she was a high school student in Wiesbaden, West Germany and he was stationed there with the U.S. Army moved in with Elvis' father and stepmother in early 1963 when she was 16, finished high school in Memphis divorc

Gladys Presley

Mother
Born April 25, 1912 died August 14, 1958 of hepatitis

Davada Presley

Step-Mother
Married to Vernon Presley from 1960-1977 following Presley's death, she and her three sons would publish Elvis: We Love You Tender

Lisa Presley

Daughter
Born February 1, 1968 mother, Priscilla Presley inherited father's estate, including Graceland, on her 25th birthday, but did not take control until she was 30 married to musician Danny Keough from 1988-1994, and had two children together later married and divorced both Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage married Michael Lockwood January 22, 2006

Jesse Presley

Brother
Twin brother born and died on January 8, 1935

Juliet Proswe

Companion

Cybill Shepherd Actor

Companion

Bill Stanley

Step-Brother

Connie Stevens Actor

Companion
Presley reportedly asked Stevens out on a date while she was filming "Hawaiian Eye" (ABC)

Linda Thompson

Companion
Former Miss Tennessee together from 1972-1976 was a regular on "Hee Haw" (CBS) from 1976-1992 married and divorced Olympic athlete (and sometime actor) Bruce Jenner married to songwriter-musician David Foster

Natalie Wood Actor

Companion
Briefly dated

EDUCATION

attended night school, studying to be an electrician

L C Humes High School

Memphis , Tennessee 1953

Milestones

1986

Inducted posthumously into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1982

Priscilla Presley opened Graceland to the public in the fall, claiming funds were necessary to maintain the property

1979

In September, the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners charged Presley's private physician Dr. George Nichopoulos with "indiscriminately prescribing 5300 pills and vials for Elvis in the seven months before his death"; Nichopoulos later acquitted

1977

Last live performance in Indianapolis (June 26)

1973

NBC broadcast of "Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii" seen by 51 percent of audience

1972

Last Top 20 hit, "Burning Love" hit Number 2

1969

Named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation by the Jaycees

1969

First on-tour documentary released, "Elvis: That's the Way It Is"

1969

Visited with President Richard Nixon at the White House in December; appointed as a DEA agent by the president; meeting subject of now famous photograph and formed basis for 1977 Showtime movie "Elvis Meets Nixon"

1968

Last fiction film as star, "Change of Habit"; 31st movie

1968

Performed live, for the first time in seven-and-a-half years, at the International Hotel in Las Vegas; month of appearances began on July 26; fee for the four weeks was in excess of $1 million

1968

Had first Number 1 hit in seven-and-a-half years with "Suspicious Minds"

1968

Hosted first TV special, "Elvis" (NBC), which later came to be known as the "'68 Comeback Special"

1967

Married Priscilla Beaulieu (May 1)

1965

Participated in informal jam session with the Beatles at his California home (August 27)

1965

Donated $50,000 to Motion Picture Relief Fund, the largest single donation to that time

1961

"Blue Hawaii" released; became the top-grossing film of Elvis' career

1960

Promoted to sergeant (January 20)

1960

Received then-record $125,000 to appear on "Welcome Home, Elvis" presentation of "The Frank Sinatra Timex Show" (ABC); attracted 41.5 audience share

1960

Discharged from army in May

1958

Entered the Army on March 24 (serial number 53310761)

1958

Performance in "Kid Creole" proved he had the talent to develop into a serious actor had Hollywood cast him in different vehicles

1957

Bought Graceland mansion

1956

Earned nickname 'Elvis the Pelvis' after second appearance on "The Milton Berle Show" (June 6)

1956

In April, signed seven-year contract with Hal Wallis and Paramount; made feature acting debut in "Love Me Tender" on loan to 20th Century-Fox; also sang; film recouped its $1 million investment in three days

1956

National TV debut on the Dorsey brothers' "Stage Show" (CBS on January 28); followed soon by six consecutive appearances

1956

Had four Number 1 recordings ("Heartbreak Hotel", "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You", "Hound Dog" and "Love Me Tender") on way to record ten consecutive Number 1 singles

1956

In March, signed management agreement with Parker, who was guaranteed 25 percent of all monies

1956

RCA re-release of Sun recording of Junior Parker's "Mystery Train" (flip side "I Forgot to Remember to Forget") hit Number 1 on BILLBOARD's Country Chart in February; first Number 1 hit on a national chart

1956

Released first album, "Elvis Presley" (March 13)

1955

Signed on with RCA label; Parker brokered the deal which sent $40,000 to Phillips for Elvis' contract and the rights to five singles; with his $5000 signing bonus, bought his mother a pink Cadillac

1955

Made TV debut on a local version of "Hayride" in March

1954

Made first and only appearance at the Grand Ole Opry (September 25); allegedly told to "stick to drivin' a truck"

1954

Appeared regularly on the radio program "The Louisiana Hayride" out of Shreveport; first appearance on October 16, 1954; met future manager 'Colonel' Thomas Parker

1954

Backed by Scotty Moore on guitar and Bill Black on bass recorded three songs ("I Love You Because", "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and what would become his debut, Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup's "That's All Right") for Sam Philips' Sun Records (July 5)

1953

Recorded "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartache Begins" for $4.00 at The Memphis Recording Service (Sun Records); gave acetate to mother as a belated extra birthday gift

1953

Immediately after high school graduation worked at Parker Machinists Shop in Memphis

1953

Worked at the Precision Tool Company in Memphis

1948

Moved to Memphis, Tennessee at age 13; father was reportedly on the run from authorities after running a moonshine operation

1946

Received guitar for 11th birthday

1944

Won second prize at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show for his rendition of Red Foley's "Old Shep" (collected $5.00 and free admission to all rides at fair)

Left the concert stage and concentrated on film acting; by the mid-1960s was making $1 million per film plus a large percentage of the gross

Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" three times; Sullivan had initially proclaimed that Elvis would never appear on his show, but that was before he took a look at the ratings Presley had garnered for Berle and Steve Allen; ironically, only the last of th

Drove a truck for Crown Electric (Memphis)

Turned down the male lead opposite Barbra Streisand in the remake of "A Star Is Born"

Bonus Trivia

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There have been numerous TV movies about Presley, including "Elvis" (ABC, 1979), directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell; "Elvis and Me" (ABC, 1988), a two-part adaptation of Priscilla Presley's memoir directed by Larry Peerce and starring Dale Midkiff; "Elvis & the Colonel: The Untold Story" (NBC, 1993), with Rob Youngblood; and "Elvis Meets Nixon" (Showtime, 1997), starring Rick Peters.

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Among the actors who portrayed Presley in features are David Keith in "Heartbreak Hotel" (1988) and Peter Dobson in "Forrest Gump" (1994).

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Actor Michael St Gerard has the distinction of playing 'The King' in two 1989 releases "Heart of Dixie" and "Great Balls of Fire" as well as in the short-lived 1990 ABC series "Elvis", which concentrated on the singer's early years.

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Presley was posthumously inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

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