Little Richard

One of the key figures in the creation of rock and roll as a modern art form, Little Richard was also one of its most energetic and outrageous performers, and for a brief time, one of the most successful ... Read more »
Born: 12/05/1932 in Macon, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Music (91)

Blood Ties 2014 (Movie)

("Money Is") (Song Performer)

Get On Up 2014 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song)

Ginger and Rosa 2013 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song)

Ginger and Rosa 2013 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song)

The Expendables 2 2012 (Movie)

("Rip It Up") (Song Performer)

Predators 2010 (Movie)

("Long Tall Sally") (Song Performer)

Predators 2010 (Movie)

("Long Tall Sally") (Song)

Planet 51 2009 (Movie)

("Long Tall Sally") (Song)

Hell Ride 2008 (Movie)

("Jenny Take A Ride") (Song)

Believe In Me 2007 (Movie)

("Long Tall Sally") (Song)

Introducing the Dwights 2007 (Movie)

("Jenny Jenny") (Song)

Introducing the Dwights 2007 (Movie)

("Jenny Jenny") (Song Performer)

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("The Girl Can't Help It") (Song Performer)

Yours, Mine & Ours 2005 (Movie)

("Slippin' And Slidin' (Itaal Shur Remix)") (Song Performer)

Yours, Mine & Ours 2005 (Movie)

("Slippin' And Slidin' (Itaal Shur Remix)") (Song)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song

Secretary 2002 (Movie)

("Directly From My Heart To You") (Song Performer)

The Trumpet of the Swan 2001 (Movie)

("Louie Louie Louie") (Song Performer)

Crazy in Alabama 1999 (Movie)

("Lucille") (Song Performer)

Crazy in Alabama 1999 (Movie)

("Lucille") (Song)

Devil's Island 1999 (Movie)

("Keep on Knocking") (Song)

Mystery, Alaska 1999 (Movie)

("Star Spangled Banner" "Oh Canada") (Song Performer)

Mojo 1998 (Movie)

("Ooh My Soul") (Song)

The Magic School Bus 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Kiss the Girls 1997 (Movie)

("Goodnight Irene") (Song Performer)

The Magic School Bus Family Holiday Special 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Foreign Student 1994 (Movie)

("Keep A-Knockin") (Song Performer)

Foreign Student 1994 (Movie)

("Keep A-Knockin") (Song)

The Pickle 1993 (Movie)

("Good Golly Miss Molly") (Song Performer)

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story 1993 (Movie)

("Roll Back the Rock" finale version) (Song Performer)

Crisscross 1992 (Movie)

("Jenny Takes a Ride") (Song)

Mo' Money 1992 (Movie)

("I Got It") (Song Performer)

Mo' Money 1992 (Movie)

("I Got It") (Song)

Nick Jr. Rocks 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Book of Love 1991 (Movie)

("Rip It Up") (Song Performer)

Heavy Petting 1989 (Movie)

("Ready Teddy") (Song Performer)

Her Alibi 1989 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

Her Alibi 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

Listen to Me 1989 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

Listen to Me 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

The Brave Little Toaster 1989 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

The Delinquents 1989 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Delinquents 1989 (Movie)

("Slippin' and Slidin'" "Lucille") (Song Performer)

Blueberry Hill 1988 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

Blueberry Hill 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Cocktail 1988 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

Cocktail 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Short Circuit 2 1988 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

Short Circuit 2 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

The Telephone 1988 (Movie)

("Happy Endings") (Song Performer)

Twins 1988 (Movie)

("Twins") (Song Performer)

La Bamba 1987 (Movie)

("Ready Teddy") (Song Performer)

Predator 1987 (Movie)

("Long Tall Sally") (Song Performer)

Predator 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 (Movie)

songs("It's a Matter of Time" "Tutti Frutti") (Song)

City Limits 1985 (Movie)

("Rip It Up") (Song Performer)

Explorers 1985 (Movie)

("All Around the World") (Song Performer)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

Mask 1985 (Movie)

songs("Tutti Frutti" "Can't Believe Wanna Wanna Leave" "Slippin' 'n Slidin'") (Song)

Mask 1985 (Movie)

("Good Golly Miss Molly" "Tutti Frutti" "Can't Believe You Wanna Leave" "Slippin' 'n Slidin'") (Song Performer)

Hareemu Ohgen 1984 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti" "Bama La Bama Lou") (Song Performer)

Hareemu Ohgen 1984 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Le Bal 1984 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song)

The Flamingo Kid 1984 (Movie)

("Good Golly Miss Molly") (Song Performer)

Top Secret! 1984 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song)

Where the Boys Are '84 1984 (Movie)

("Slippin' and Slidin'") (Song)

Christine 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

Christine 1983 (Movie)

("Keep A-Knockin'") (Song Performer)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

("Good Golly Miss Molly") (Song Performer)

Roman Zair 1982 (Movie)

("Keep A-Knockin'") (Song Performer)

Roman Zair 1982 (Movie)

(Song)

The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 (Movie)

("Long Tall Sally" "Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Party, Party 1981 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song)

Shifshuf Naim 1980 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti" "Long Tall Sally") (Song Performer)

Shifshuf Naim 1980 (Movie)

(Song)

Hometown USA 1978 (Movie)

(Performer)

Yotzim Kavua 1978 (Movie)

("Lucille") (Song Performer)

Yotzim Kavua 1978 (Movie)

(Song)

Cruisin' 1976 (Movie)

("Rip It Up" "Good Golly Miss Molly" "Tutti Frutti") (Song Performer)

Cruisin' 1976 (Movie)

("Tutti Frutti") (Song)

$ 1971 (Movie)

("Money Is" "Money Is" "Do It to It") (Song Performer)

Sweet Toronto 1971 (Movie)

(Performer)

Deacons For Defense (TV Show)

Song

Elvis (TV Show)

Song

Running Mates (TV Show)

Song
Actor (88)

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Duets 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Singing Bee 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prince: The Art of Musicology 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual NAACP Image Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery, Alaska 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

NightMan 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Chairman of the Board 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Marvin Gaye: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Quincy Jones -- The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Homeboys in Outer Space 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Martin 1990 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Three Stooges Greatest Hits 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy New Year, America -- 1996 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Rudy Coby: Ridiculously Dangerous 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crew 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Gala For the President at Ford's Theatre 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blossom 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Full House 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hearts Afire 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light '93 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pickle 1993 (Movie)

President (Actor)

Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jaleel White Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chipmunks Rockin' Through the Decades 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Rock 'n' Roll Christmas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Debbie Allen Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Goddess of Love 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Purple People Eater 1988 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Diana Ross... Red Hot Rhythm & Blues 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll! 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 (Movie)

Orvis Goodnight (Actor)

The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Returns to the Apollo 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Little Richard Story 1979 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Let the Good Times Roll 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

The London Rock and Roll Show 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sweet Toronto 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mister Rock and Roll 1957 (Movie)

(Actor)

Don't Knock the Rock 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

American Video Awards (TV Show)

Actor

It's Black Entertainment (TV Show)

Actor

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Show)

Actor

Sunset Heat (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Shift (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Little Richard (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

One of the key figures in the creation of rock and roll as a modern art form, Little Richard was also one of its most energetic and outrageous performers, and for a brief time, one of the most successful African-American artists in music history. Like Ray Charles before him, Richard brought the devotional intensity of his gospel upbringing to raucous R&B tunes like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," "Slippin' and Slidin'" and "Good Golly, Miss Molly," but added a layer of unbridled sexual heat to the material that proved irresistible to both black and white audiences of the 1950s. From 1957 to 1959, he was on par with such titans as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, but a conflict of faith forced him to abandon stardom for an evangelical life. Richard would spend much of the next four decades vacillating between his spiritual callings while struggling to rein in personal demons, but his early music would inspire countless performers to launch their own rock and R&B careers, from James Brown and Otis Redding, to Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Michael Jackson. Often imitated but never surpassed, Little Richard was a living musical icon whose songs helped to define one of the most significant musical genres in history.

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