Johnny Cash

Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Forever known as country music's iconic Man in Black, Johnny Cash was a man of contradictions and deep-seated convictions, who never ceased to push himself as an artist or as a human being. Born poor in the South, Cash ... Read more »
Born: 02/26/1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (100)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Winding Stream 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Johnny Cash Anthology 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of the Cash Family 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

All My Friends Are Cowboys 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Festival 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ralph Emery: On the Record With Johnny Cash 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual Country Music Association Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1992 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Willie Nelson 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Beneath the Big Sky 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 29th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

Gene Autry: Melody of the West 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Kris Kristofferson: Songwriter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Marty Party 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Spangled Branson 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

A Capitol Fourth 1993 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Farm Aid VI 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Highwaymen 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Legends Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Highwaymen Live! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Johnny Cash: An Inside Look 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

TNN's All-Star Salute to Country Music 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Performer

Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The Magical World of Disney (10/09/88) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Water 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Country Music Legends 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 20th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Liberty Weekend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Stagecoach 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Texas 150: A Celebration Special 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Performer

The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

The Best of Farm Aid: An American Event 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash: Christmas on the Road 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Winning Hand 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash: Christmas 1983 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash -- A Merry Memphis Christmas 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash: Christmas in Scotland 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash: Cowboy Heroes 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Years of Golden Hits 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

A Johnny Cash Christmas 1980 - 1981 (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

Johnny Cash and the Country Girls 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pride of Jesse Hallam 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

A Johnny Cash Christmas 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Stars of the '70s 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Johnny Cash Spring Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash: Spring Fever 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver: Thank God I'm a Country Boy 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash and Friends 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Swing Out, Sweet Land 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark Presents the Rock 'n Roll Years 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Pete Seeger... A Song and a Stone 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Johnny Cash Show 1968 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

A Gunfight 1970 (Movie)

Abe Cross (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (02/16/70) 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Door-to-Door Maniac 1960 (Movie)

Johhny Cabot (Actor)

Johnny Cash's America (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Coweta County (TV Show)

Actor

Night Rider (Movie)

Johnny Laredo (Actor)

North and South (TV Show)

Actor

Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (TV Show)

Actor

The Baron and the Kid (TV Show)

Actor

Willie Nelson: My Life (TV Show)

Actor
Music (74)

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

("(Ghost) Riders In The Sky") (Song Performer)

Killing Season 2013 (Movie)

("Don't Take Your Guns to Town") (Song)

Killing Season 2013 (Movie)

("Don't Take Your Guns to Town") (Song Performer)

Django Unchained 2012 (Movie)

"Ain't No Grave (Black Opium Remix)" (Song Performer)

Killing Them Softly 2012 (Movie)

("The Man Comes Around") (Song)

Killing Them Softly 2012 (Movie)

("The Man Comes Around") (Song Performer)

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

("Girl From The North Country") (Song Performer)

Colombiana 2011 (Movie)

("Hurt") (Song Performer)

The Green Hornet 2011 (Movie)

("I Hung My Head") (Song Performer)

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

("The Beast In Me") (Song Performer)

The Help 2011 (Movie)

("Jackson") (Song Performer)

The Crazies 2010 (Movie)

("We'll Meet Again") (Song Performer)

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 2008 (Movie)

("Personal Jesus") (Song Performer)

My Best Friend's Girl 2008 (Movie)

("The Man Comes Around") (Song)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

("Guess Things Happen That Way") (Song Performer)

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

("A Boy Named Sue") (Song Performer)

Whisper 2007 (Movie)

("Ring Of Fire") (Song Performer)

American Gun 2006 (Movie)

("Straight A's in Love") (Song Performer)

American Gun 2006 (Movie)

("Straight A's in Love") (Song)

Silent Hill 2006 (Movie)

("Ring of Fire") (Song Performer)

Daltry Calhoun 2005 (Movie)

("Oh Lonesome Me") (Song Performer)

Fun With Dick and Jane 2005 (Movie)

("Why Me Lord?") (Song Performer)

Walk the Line 2005 (Movie)

("Folsom Prison Blues") (Song)

Walk the Line 2005 (Movie)

("Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man") (Song Performer)

Kill Bill Vol. 2 2004 (Movie)

("A Satisfied Mind") (Song Performer)

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

("Folsom Prison Blues") (Song)

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

("Folsom Prison Blues") (Song Performer)

The Flight of the Phoenix 2004 (Movie)

("I've Been Everywhere") (Song Performer)

Walking Tall 2004 (Movie)

("Five Feet High And Rising") (Song)

Walking Tall 2004 (Movie)

("Five Feet High And Rising") (Song Performer)

The Hunted 2003 (Movie)

("The Man Comes Around") (Song)

The Hunted 2003 (Movie)

("Highway 61 Revisited") (Song Performer)

The Rundown 2003 (Movie)

("Don't Take Your Guns To Town") (Song)

The Rundown 2003 (Movie)

("Don't Take Your Guns To Town") (Song Performer)

One Night At Mccool's 2001 (Movie)

("Wanted Man") (Song Performer)

Committed 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Committed 2000 (Movie)

("Green, Green Grass of Home" "Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart") (Song Performer)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

("Folsom Prison Blues") (Song Performer)

Grammy's Greatest Performances 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

("Folsom Prison Blues") (Song)

Perdita Durango 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Perdita Durango 2000 (Movie)

("I Walk the Line") (Song Performer)

Tumbleweeds 1999 (Movie)

("Sea of Heartbreak") (Song Performer)

U-Turn 1997 (Movie)

("Honky-Tonk Girl" "Ring of Fire") (Song Performer)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

("Guess Things Happen That Way") (Song Performer)

Rudy 1993 (Movie)

("Ring of Fire") (Song Performer)

The Thing Called Love 1993 (Movie)

("Hey Porter") (Song)

The Thing Called Love 1993 (Movie)

("Jackson" "A Thing Called Love") (Song Performer)

Falling From Grace 1992 (Movie)

(Song)

Falling From Grace 1992 (Movie)

("I Walk the Line") (Song Performer)

Dutch 1991 (Movie)

("One Piece at a Time") (Song Performer)

The Big Town 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

The Big Town 1987 (Movie)

("Home of the Blues") (Song Performer)

Blue City 1986 (Movie)

("Don't Take Your Guns to Town") (Song)

Desert Hearts 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Desert Hearts 1986 (Movie)

("Get Rhythm") (Song Performer)

Static 1986 (Movie)

("Ring of Fire") (Song Performer)

They All Laughed 1981 (Movie)

("It Comes and Goes") (Song)

They All Laughed 1981 (Movie)

("That's The Way It Is") (Song Performer)

Saint Jack 1979 (Movie)

("Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down") (Song Performer)

Fata Morgana 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Gospel Road 1972 (Movie)

(Song)

A Gunfight 1970 (Movie)

title song("A Gunfight") (Song)

I Walk the Line 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music 1968 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music 1968 (Movie)

("Mister Crow" "Daddy Sang Bass" "Land of Israel" "Folsom" "Big River" "The Long Black Veil" "Great Speckled Bird" "The Walls" "Old 97" "Big Foot" "Jackson" "Orange Blossom Special" "Cisco Clifton" "Busted" "One Too Many Mornings" "Five Feet High and Risi (Song Performer)

The Rebel 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Door-to-Door Maniac 1960 (Movie)

songs (Song)

A Boy Named Sue (TV Show)

Song Performer

Bastard Out of Carolina (TV Show)

Song

Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer
Writer (2)

Walk the Line 2005 (Movie)

(from autobiographies: "Man in Black" and "Cash the Autobiography") (Source Material)

The Gospel Road 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

The Gospel Road 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Forever known as country music's iconic Man in Black, Johnny Cash was a man of contradictions and deep-seated convictions, who never ceased to push himself as an artist or as a human being. Born poor in the South, Cash experienced tragedy at an early age when his older brother, Jack, died in a horrible work-related accident. It was a devastating shock that surely informed much of the darker aspects of Cash's troubled personal life and artistic output throughout his coming career. After signing on to legendary Sun Records in the mid-1950s, Cash became a national sensation with signature numbers like "I Walk the Line." Subsequent hits followed, combined with an intense touring schedule that fueled an addiction to narcotics. In the early 1960s, Cash began a long acting career with a leading role in the low-budget crime drama "Door-to-Door Maniac" (1961), and later, in the anti-Western "A Gunfight" (1971), opposite film legend Kirk Douglas. On television, he hosted several musical variety shows, like "Johnny Cash and Friends" (CBS, 1975-76), and would go on to star in made-for-TV movies, such as "The Pride of Jesse Hallam" (CBS, 1981). Cash's influence ranged beyond mere country music, however, as he was a staunch supporter of prison reform - as evidenced by his incendiary concert at Folsom State Prison - as well as Native American rights, while also being a deeply religious person. Cash was on personal terms with each sitting American President, starting with Richard Nixon, until the time of his death, and performed with non-country artists like U2 and Nine Inch Nails. Shortly after the death of his beloved wife, June Carter, Cash himself passed away in 2003. Two years later, the critically acclaimed biopic "Walk the Line" (2005) would serve as a fitting epitaph for a man who fearlessly explored both mankind's darkness and light in both his art and his life.

Relationships

June Carter Cash Actor

Wife
Cash toured with the Carter Family in early 1960s He proposed to her during a live performance in London, Ontario, Canada Married March 1, 1968, 12 years after they first met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, until June's death May 15, 2003

Rosanne Cash Actor

Daughter
Born in 1955 mother, Vivian Liberto

John Carter Cash Actor

Son
Born March 3, 1970 mother, June Carter

Ray Cash

Father

Carrie Cash

Mother

Cindy Cash

Daughter
Born in 1959 mother, Vivian Liberto

Tommy Cash Actor

Brother

Kathy Cash

Daughter
Born in 1956 mother, Vivian Liberto

Tara Cash

Daughter
Born in 1961 mother, Vivian Liberto

Jack Cash

Brother
Died in 1944, from a fatal injury when a whirling table saw cut him almost in two was two years older than John

Roy Cash

Brother

Louise Garrett

Sister

Reba Hancock

Sister

Vivian Liberto

Wife
Met 1950 while in Air Force training Married 1954 Divorced 1966

Joanne Cash Yates Actor

Sister

EDUCATION

Dyess High School

1950
graduated

Milestones

2006

American V: A Hundred Highways a posthumous album was released by longtime producer and friend Rick Rubin

2003

Garnered considerable acclaim and media attention for the Mark Romanek-directed video for his cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt; earned a nomination for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards

1996

Recorded an album with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which featured several Cash originals

1993

Signed a contract with American Records, and released the album American Recordings, a stark, acoustic collection of songs

1993

Contributed a vocal performance to "Zooropa," by rock superstars U2

1992

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1987

Signed with Mercury Records and released Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town

1986

Appeared in the television movie "Stagecoach," with the other Highwaymen, and Davey Crockett

1986

Reunited with old Sun alumni Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison for Class of '55, contributing "I Will Rock and Roll With You"

1985

Joined Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson to tour and record as the Highwaymen

1980

Became the youngest inducted into the Country Music Association Hall of Fame

1975

Wrote autobiography Man in Black

1973

Produced, cowrote, and narrated documentary film "The Gospel Road"

1969

Appeared in first feature film "A Gunfight," with Kirk Douglas

1968

Hosted a smash variety program for television, "The Johnny Cash Show"

1968

Achieved crossover success with the live album At Folsom Prison, which was recorded before an audience of prisoners

1967

After being found near death in a small Georgia town, Cash decided to reform and with the help of June Carter cleaned up his act

1965

Arrested at the El Paso international airport in possession of stimulants and tranquilizers

1963

Returned to the top of the charts with "Ring of Fire" co-wrote by future wife June Carter

1961

Started working with June Carter of the legendary Carter Family

1958

Signed with Columbia Records, and released the moderate pop/top hit Don't Take Your Guns to Town

1957

Made his Grand Ole Opry debut, appearing all in black, earning him the nickname "The Man in Black"

1956

Released a second single, "Folsom Prison Blues," and shortly after its follow-up, the dual country and pop hit "I Walk the Line"

1955

Signed with producer Sam Phillips at Sun records as as Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two; released "Cry Cry Cry" as their debut single

1954

Teamed with two friends to form a small gospel band

1950

Joined the Air Force for a four-year stint; stationed in Germany

Raised in Dyess, Arkansas

Began taking amphetamines, which was reflected by a declining number of hit singles and albums

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