Mac Davis

As a songwriter, singer-actor Mac Davis penned some of Elvis Presley's last hit singles, including "In the Ghetto" and "Daddy Don't Cry," before enjoying his own success as a singer in the 1970s and 1980s with such ... Read more »
Born: 01/21/1942 in Lubbock, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Beer for My Horses 2008 (Movie)

Reverend J.D. Parker (Actor)

King of the Hill 1973 - 1976, 1999 - 2000, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Rodney 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Where the Red Fern Grows 2003 (Movie)

Hod Bellington (Actor)

Elvis Forever 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jackpot 2001 (Movie)

Sammy Bones (Actor)

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1973 - 1976, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angel's Dance 1999 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

Dolly Parton: Treasures 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Possums 1997 (Movie)

Will Clark (Actor)

All-Star Countryfest 96 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

John Grisham's The Client 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy New Year America -- 1994 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 30th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

America Comes to Graceland 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis: His Life and Times 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert (1993) 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Performer

Blackmail 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Davy Crockett 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday 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

Brothers-in-Law 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Mac Davis Special: The Music of Christmas 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Grandpa, Will You Run With Me? 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mac Davis Christmas Special 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney... One Man's Dream 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

A Johnny Cash Christmas 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Mac Davis -- I'll Be Home For Christmas 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sting II 1981 (Movie)

Johnny Hooker (Actor)

A Christmas Special... With Love, Mac Davis 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheaper to Keep Her 1980 (Movie)

Bill Dekker (Actor)

North Dallas Forty 1979 (Movie)

Seth Maxwell (Actor)

Mac Davis: I Believe in Christmas 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Mac Davis Christmas Special... When I Grow Up 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Mac Davis... Sounds Like Home 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mac Davis Christmas Special 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mac Davis Show 1973 - 1976 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mac Davis Special 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas With the Bing Crosbys 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Touch of Gold '75 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

I Believe in Music 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Dean Martin Presents Music Country, U.S.A. 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Tennessee Ernie Ford's White Christmas 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

America 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Indecent Seduction (TV Show)

Actor

Love! Love! Love! (TV Show)

Actor

What Price Victory (TV Show)

Actor
Music (12)

Crazy About Tiffany's 2016 (Movie)

("A Little Less Conversation") (Song)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016 (Movie)

("A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)") (Song)

Nebraska 2013 (Movie)

("In The Ghetto") (Song)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010 (Movie)

("A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)") (Song)

Beer for My Horses 2008 (Movie)

("No Mas Cerveza") (Song)

Beer for My Horses 2008 (Movie)

("No Mas Cerveza") (Song Performer)

Las Vegas 2003 - 2004, 2007 (Tv Show)

Song

North Country 2005 (Movie)

("Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me") (Song)

North Country 2005 (Movie)

("Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me") (Song Performer)

Shark Tale 2004 (Movie)

("A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)") (Song)

Against a Crooked Sky 1974 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Norwood 1969 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Biography

As a songwriter, singer-actor Mac Davis penned some of Elvis Presley's last hit singles, including "In the Ghetto" and "Daddy Don't Cry," before enjoying his own success as a singer in the 1970s and 1980s with such country-pop crossovers as "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me," "Hooked on Music" and "I Never Made Love (Till I Made Love with You). " On record and stage, he cultivated a persona of a good-natured rascal, not unlike fellow country star Jerry Reed, which he parlayed into a secondary career as an actor in features like "North Dallas Forty" (1979). Davis's tenure on the charts fizzled in the late 1980s, though he continued to act and reap the benefits of his songwriting, most notably from a massively popular 2002 remix of "A Little Less Conversation," a song he co-wrote for Presley in 1968. Davis's easy-going charm and talent for memorable, affecting songs made him one of the most likable country-pop figures of the 1970s and beyond.

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