Appeared as a professional football coach in Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Maguire"
Starred on an arc of the crime series "Wiseguy" as a corrupt music industry executive
Scored biggest solo hit, "The Heat Is On," from the "Beverly Hills Cop" soundtrack
Released first solo album, No Fun Aloud
Released Eagles' biggest-selling album, Hotel California
Scored first No. 1 album, One of These Nights
Released Eagles, scoring three hit singles
Formed Eagles with Don Henley
Known for such albums as "Live" and "Soul Searchin'"
Frey co-wrote the Eagles' debut hit "Take It Easy" with Jackson Browne, contributing the verse that began with the line "Standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona." A statue quoting the song stands in the town, although Frey later admitted that the incident commemorated there actually happened in Flagstaff.