Lyle Lovett

Musician, Singer, Songwriter
A country-western and blues crooner known for his top-hat hair, Lyle Lovett was born and raised in Texas. After traveling in Europe, he returned to the USA and made his acting debut as a singer on a beach in the ... Read more »
Born: 10/31/1957 in Klein, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bridge 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angels Sing 2013 (Movie)

Griffin (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Castle 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Live from Abbey Road 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

On the Record With Bob Costas 2003 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soundstage 2002 - 2004, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Open Road 2009 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Ellen's Really Big Show 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Brothers & Sisters 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

CMT Crossroads 2006 (Tv Show)

Performer

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Days of Rain 2005 (Movie)

Disc Jockey (Actor)

Lost Highway: The History of American Country 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Narrator

Popular Song: Soundtrack of the Century 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The New Guy 2002 (Movie)

Bear (Actor)

Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Country 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Special 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sessions at West 54th 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Making of Ride With Bob 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rhythm of Life 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Cookie's Fortune 1999 (Movie)

Manny Hood (Actor)

The Kennedy Center Honors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

Road Person (Actor)

Roger Miller Remembered 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Genesis Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Opposite of Sex 1998 (Movie)

Sheriff Carl Tippett (Actor)

Lyle Lovett: Going Home 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 ESPY Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Day in the Life of Country Music 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

B.B. King... Live at the Woodlands 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Prêt-à-Porter 1994 (Movie)

Clint Lammeraux--Texas Cowboy Boot Mogul (Actor)

The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Country Music Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

Andy Bitkower (Actor)

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

Actor

The Texas Connection 1989 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Detective DeLongpre (Actor)

Farm Aid IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

John Prine and Lyle Lovett 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

This Is VH1 Country 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Mike's Talent Show 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual Grammy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Music Crossroads 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Bastard Out of Carolina (TV Show)

Actor

Bill on His Own (TV Show)

Actor

Breast Men (TV Show)

Actor

The Wild West (TV Show)

Voice
Music (50)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Still Alice 2014 (Movie)

("If I Had A Boat") (Song Performer)

Still Alice 2014 (Movie)

("If I Had A Boat") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009, 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Friends With Kids 2012 (Movie)

("Make It Happy") (Song Performer)

Friends With Kids 2012 (Movie)

("Make It Happy") (Song)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

("Walk Hard (All Star Version)") (Song Performer)

Everyone's Hero 2006 (Movie)

("Chicago (That Toddling Town)") (Song Performer)

RV 2006 (Movie)

("G.T.O.") (Song Performer)

The Interpreter 2005 (Movie)

("If I Had a Boat") (Song Performer)

The Interpreter 2005 (Movie)

("If I Had a Boat") (Song)

Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Kissing Jessica Stein 2002 (Movie)

("Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (with Matt Rollings)) (Song)

Dr. T And The Women 2000 (Movie)

("You've Been so Good up to Now" "She's Already Made up Her Mind" "Aint It Something") (Song Performer)

Dr. T And The Women 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Dr. T And The Women 2000 (Movie)

(Performer)

Dr. T And The Women 2000 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Where the Heart Is 2000 (Movie)

song co-producer & performer("What'd I Say") (Song)

Mumford 1999 (Movie)

("Ballad of the Snow Leopard" "The Tanqueray Comboy") (Song Performer)

Mumford 1999 (Movie)

song producer/performer("Till It Shines") (Song)

Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

("Walking Tall") (Song Performer)

Tumbleweeds 1999 (Movie)

("Private Conversation") (Song Performer)

Tumbleweeds 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

("Teach Me About Love") (Song Performer)

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

song performer and producer("Smile") (Music)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

("Ain't it Something'" "Cowboy Man") (Song Performer)

Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)

("You've Been So Good Up to Now") (Song Performer)

The Apostle 1997 (Movie)

("(I'm a) Soldier in the Army of the Lord") (Song Performer)

Dear God 1996 (Movie)

song performer and producer("Straighten Up and Fly Right") (Music)

Toy Story 1995 (Movie)

("You've Got a Friend in Me") (Song Performer)

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

("She's No Lady") (Song Performer)

Major League II 1994 (Movie)

("All My Love Is Gone") (Song Performer)

Major League II 1994 (Movie)

("All My Love Is Gone") (Song)

With Honors 1994 (Movie)

("Blue Skies") (Song Performer)

Leap of Faith 1992 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Leap of Faith 1992 (Movie)

song arranger (Song)

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song

Switch 1991 (Movie)

("You Can't Resist It") (Song Performer)

Switch 1991 (Movie)

(Song)

State of Grace 1990 (Movie)

("I Loved You Yesterday") (Song Performer)

State of Grace 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Always 1989 (Movie)

("Cowboy Man") (Song Performer)

Always 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

The Exonerated (TV Show)

Song Performer
Director (1)

Penguins 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A country-western and blues crooner known for his top-hat hair, Lyle Lovett was born and raised in Texas. After traveling in Europe, he returned to the USA and made his acting debut as a singer on a beach in the TV-movie, "Bill on His Own" (CBS, 1983). The following year, he moved to Nashville to pursue a recording career, landing a studio gig as a backup singer for recording artist Nanci Griffith. In 1985, Lovett was signed by Curb/MCA Records and released his first self-titled album in 1986. He has subsequently earned four Grammy Awards for his music and released several albums, including "Joshua Judges Ruth" (1992) and "The Road to Ensenada" (1996). Lovett's songs have been characterized as possessing a wry sensibility toward heartbreak and his delivery as "folksy, yet sharply deadpan" (PEOPLE, December 27, 1993).

Relationships

Ashley Judd Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in early 1990s No longer together

April Kimble

Companion

Adam Klein

Great-Great-Grandfather
German immigrant who founded the town of Klein, TX, where Lovett was born

Bill Lovett

Father
worked for Exxon

Bernell Lovett

Mother
worked for Exxon

Julia Roberts Actor

Wife
Introduced by Susan Sarandon during filming of "The Player" (1992) Married on June 25, 1993 in Marion, IN Divorced on March 22, 1995

Elizabeth Vargas

Companion
worked at ABC dated briefly in 1996

EDUCATION

Texas A&M University

College Station , Texas 1975 - 1982
traveled to Europe in 1979 to study abroad

Texas A&M University

College Station , Texas 1975 - 1982
traveled to Europe in 1979 to study abroad

Milestones

2003

Received 2 grammy nominations, including Best Country Album

1999

Boston Ballet premiered "Nine Lives: The Songs of Lyle Lovett"

1998

Cast opposite Lisa Kudrow in "The Opposite of Sex"

1996

Had small role in "Bastard Out of Carolina" (Showtime)

1995

With Randy Newman, sang the theme song ("You've Got a Friend in Me") from "Toy Story"

1994

Third film with Altman, "Ready-to-Wear (Pret-a-Porter)"

1994

Co-directed (with Wayne Miller) the comedy short "Penguins"

1993

Reteamed with Altman for "Short Cuts"

1993

Provided the voice of Delbert Parnham for the documentary "Wild West"

1992

Feature acting debut, "The Player", directed by Robert Altman

1986

Released first solo album, the eponymous "Lyle Lovett"

1985

Signed to Curb/MCA records

1984

Moved to Nashville; sang back-up on Nanci Griffith's first album

1983

TV acting debut, played a singer in the CBS TV-movie "Bill on His Own"

Bonus Trivia

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"When I went to Nashville in 1984, there was a huge disparity between radio hits and numbers of records sold. People could have big No. 1 records and not sell any records. I think they were trying anything, and I was lucky enough to get in on that. . . . Maybe my songs require a bit more from the listener; maybe they really aren't as good for mainstream country radio as much as they are for other types of radio." --Lyle Lovett to Lisa Robinson in DAILY NEWS, July 4, 1997

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"I would write a hit song if I could. I feel like my work is much more a product of my limitations than any conscious choice to be so high-minded as to not be on the radio." --Lovett to US, August 1996

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"All my life people have said I was shy, but I've never felt particularly shy. I know I don't have the kind of personality tha walks into a room and commands everyone's attention. Plue, I'd much rather be quiet until I get to know someone a little bit." --Lovett to NEW YORK NEWSDAY, January 3, 1995

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"I'm sort of an oddball-weirdo guy--that's the appeal I've got!" --Lovett to Sam Robards in INTERVIEW, May 1994

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