Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Hampton had an early acting career in film, appearing in such titles as "A Song Is Born" (1948), the Steve Allen biopic "The Benny Goodman ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1914 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last of the First 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Little Jimmy Scott 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Vote For Dizzy 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Benny Goodman's Greatest Hits 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Louis Armstrong: Laughin' Louis 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Grammy Legends Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Jumpin' Jive 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Listen Up 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Newport Jazz '88 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual American Black Achievement Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

All-Star Swing Festival 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

No Maps on My Taps 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Big Band and All That Jazz 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Red Skelton Chevy Special 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Mister Rock and Roll 1957 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Benny Goodman Story 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Song Is Born (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Pennies from Heaven (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (16)

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

("Evil Man Blues") (Song)

The Express 2008 (Movie)

("Salty Papa Blues") (Song)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song Performer)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

Focus 2001 (Movie)

("Shivers") (Song)

City of Angels 1998 (Movie)

("Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop") (Song)

The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

songs("Flying Home" "Hamp's Boogie Woogie") (Song)

Memphis Belle 1990 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

Pobre Mariposa 1985 (Movie)

("Poor Butterfly") (Song Performer)

Losin' It 1983 (Movie)

("Billboard March") (Song)

Jazz in Exile 1981 (Movie)

("Red Top") (Song)

The Atomic Cafe 1981 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

No Maps on My Taps 1977 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Biography

Lionel Hampton worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Hampton had an early acting career in film, appearing in such titles as "A Song Is Born" (1948), the Steve Allen biopic "The Benny Goodman Story" (1955) and the Alan Freed musical "Mister Rock and Roll" (1957). He also appeared in "No Maps on My Taps" (1978). Hampton worked in television around the start of his acting career with a role on "Austin City Limits" (PBS, 1974-2015). Hampton also contributed music to "The Atomic Cafe" (1982) with Kevin Rafferty. In the eighties and the nineties, Hampton's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the comedy "Losin' It" (1983) with Tom Cruise, "Pobre Mariposa" (1986) and the adaptation "Memphis Belle" (1990) with Matthew Modine. Hampton's music was also featured in the Nicolas Cage dramatic adaptation "City of Angels" (1998), "Focus" (2001) with William H. Macy and the Julia Roberts dramatic period piece "Mona Lisa Smile" (2003). His music was also featured in the thrilling mystery "Hollywoodland" (2006) with Adrien Brody and the romantic comedy "Music and Lyrics" (2007) with Hugh Grant. Hampton's music was most recently featured in the Keanu Reeves action flick "John Wick" (2014).

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Mostly Blues" and "Stardust"

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