Meat Loaf

Singer, Actor, Songwriter
A larger than life figure - in both a literal and figurative sense - on the rock and pop scenes, Grammy-winning singer and actor Meat Loaf unleashed some of the most bombastic and beloved tunes of the 1970s, 1980s and ... Read more »
Born: 09/27/1947 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Burning Bright 2014 (Movie)

(cameo) (Actor)

Pleasure Drivers 2014 (Movie)

Dale (Actor)

Snitch 2014 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Stage Fright 2014 (Movie)

Roger McCall (Actor)

The Moment 2014 (Movie)

Sergeant Goodman (Actor)

White Trash Christmas Carol 2014 (Movie)

Ross (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Beautiful Boy 2011 (Movie)

Motel Clerk (Actor)

Nash Bridges 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Contestant

Shatner's Raw Nerve 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Polish Bar 2009 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodrayne 2006 (Movie)

Leonid (Actor)

Tenacious D In: The Pick of Destiny 2006 (Movie)

Bud Black (Actor)

crazylove 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

A Hole in One 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Hole in One 2005 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chasing Ghosts 2005 (Movie)

Captain Valbruno (Actor)

Extreme Dating 2004 (Movie)

Marshall Jackson (Actor)

Crossover 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Formula 51 2002 (Movie)

The Lizard (Actor)

Rustin 2002 (Movie)

Coach Trellingsby (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Salton Sea 2002 (Movie)

Bo (Actor)

Wishcraft 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Galaxy Far, Far Away 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Dead Man's Gun 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Focus 2001 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Trapped 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Face to Face 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Life of Python 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Hi-Fi Party 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Crazy in Alabama 1999 (Movie)

Sheriff John Doggett (Actor)

Fight Club 1999 (Movie)

Robert Paulsen (Actor)

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Dog 1998 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

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

Actor

On Tour 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Outside Ozona 1998 (Movie)

Floyd Bibbs (Actor)

Spice World 1998 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

The Mighty 1998 (Movie)

Iggy (Actor)

The 1995 ESPY Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A 70's Celebration: The Beat Is Back 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Halloween Jam II at Universal Studios 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 36th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Charlie Putz 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Motorama 1993 (Movie)

Vern (Actor)

Leap of Faith 1992 (Movie)

Hoover (Actor)

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag 1992 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

Tiny (Actor)

Medium Rare 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ann Magnuson's Vandemonium 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Squeeze 1987 (Movie)

Titus (Actor)

Out of Bounds 1986 (Movie)

Gill (Actor)

Dead Ringer 1982 (Movie)

Meat Loaf/Marvin (Actor)

Roadie 1980 (Movie)

Redfish, Travis W (Actor)

Americathon 1979 (Movie)

Oklahoma Roy Budnitz (Actor)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Black Top (TV Show)

Actor

Citizen Jane (TV Show)

Actor

Everything That Rises (TV Show)

Actor

Gunshy (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

To Catch a Yeti (TV Show)

Actor

What's Cookin'? (TV Show)

Actor

Wishin' and Hopin' (TV Show)

Actor
Music (11)

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

("Everything Louder Than Everything Else") (Song Performer)

The Vow 2012 (Movie)

"I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" (Song Performer)

The Zookeeper 2011 (Movie)

("Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad") (Song Performer)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

("Bat Out Of Hell") (Song Performer)

Tenacious D In: The Pick of Destiny 2006 (Movie)

("Kickapoo") (Song Performer)

Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Leap of Faith 1992 (Movie)

("Paradise by the Dashboard Light") (Song Performer)

Tant pis si je meurs 1987 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Tant pis si je meurs 1987 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

The Squeeze 1987 (Movie)

("Blind Before I Stop") (Song Performer)

Thrashin' 1986 (Movie)

(Performer)

Biography

A larger than life figure - in both a literal and figurative sense - on the rock and pop scenes, Grammy-winning singer and actor Meat Loaf unleashed some of the most bombastic and beloved tunes of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, including "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," and "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)", which appeared on 1977's Bat of Out Hell and its two sequels. Massive in figure and voice, Meat Loaf, a.k.a. Marvin (later Michael) Meat Loaf, and chief songwriter/nemesis Jim Steinman embraced the excesses and overwrought romanticism of classic rock in their music, crafting prodigious, ear-splitting tributes to everlasting love and the glories of youth. Their crowning achievement, Bat Out of Hell, became one of the best-selling albums of the 20th century, with some 20,000 copies sold each year after its release. His rise and fall and resurrection to the heights of fame was an epic unto itself, with illness, drug abuse and the tides of popular favor crashing against him time and again, only to be cast aside each time he reunited with Steinman for a new Bat album. While fighting the good fight in the rock world, Meat Loaf also carved out an impressive career as a character actor in features and on television, with carefully tuned performances in "Fight Club" (1999), among others. His passionate commitment to rock music, as well as his considerable body of material, made him one of the most iconic figures in pop culture for over three decades.

Relationships

Amanda Aday Actor

Daughter
Born January 21, 1981 mother, Leslie Edmonds known for her recurring role as Dora Mae Dreifuss on the first season of the HBO series "Carnivàle"

Pearl Aday Actor

Step-Daughter
Born in 1975 toured as a backing singer in Meat Loaf's touring band for nine years married to Scott Ian, rhythm guitar & song writer for the band Anthrax

Wilma Aday

Mother
Member of the Vo-di-o-do Girls gospel quartet died of cancer when Meat Loaf was young

Orvis Aday

Father
Was an alcoholic who would go on drinking binges for days at a time

Leslie Edmonds

Wife
Married in 1978, one month after meeting at Bearsville studio

EDUCATION

Lubbock Christian College

Lubbock , Texas

Thomas Jefferson High School

Dallas , Texas

North Texas State University

Denton , Texas

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Milestones

2011

Joined the cast of the fourth season of "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC)

2010

Appeared on the FOX series, "Glee" (FOX) in the episode "The Rocky Horror Glee Show"

2006

Cast as Jack Black's father in "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny"; he also provided the vocals on the film's soundtrack

2006

Released Bat out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose with little involved from songwriter Jim Steinman

2005

Starred as a a small time gangster, opposite Michelle Williams in "A Hole in One"

2001

Played a vicious drug lord in "The 51st State"

1999

Portrayed a small town sheriff who must confront his own prejudices in "Crazy in Alabama"

1999

Wore a fat suit to portray a 400 pound former bouncer in David Fincher's "Fight Club"

1998

Played Gillian Anderson's husband in Peter Chelsom's "The Mighty"

1998

Played Dennis Quaid's best friend in Quaid's directing debut, "Everything that Rises" for TNT

1997

Appeared in the film, "Spice World" with the Spice Girls as their bus driver

1995

Released seventh studio album, Welcome to the Neighborhood

1995

Starred in Disney Channel movie, "To Catch a Yeti"

1993

Released Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell with Jim Steinman

1992

Acted in "Wayne's World" and "Leap of Faith"

1983

Released the self written Midnight at the Lost and Found

1980

Starred as the titular "Roadie" trying to meet Alice Cooper; film directed by Alan Rudolph

1977

Signed a record deal with songwriter Jim Steinman; released debut album, Bat Out of Hell

1975

Made feature debut reprising the role of motorcycle-riding Eddie in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

1973

Joined the stage production of "The Rocky Horror Show" where he played the parts of Eddie and Dr. Everett Scott

1970

Teamed with Shaun 'Stoney' Murphy to record the album, Stoney & Meatloaf for Motown

1970

Made his Broadway debut when "Hair" moved to New York

1968

Joined a touring production of "Hair"

1967

Dropped out of college to pursue career in show business

Walked away from music at one point during the 1980s

Sang in his church choir as a child in Texas

Formed first band, Meat Loaf Soul (also went by the names Popcorn Blizzard and Floating Circus)

Bonus Trivia

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Sources vary as to the year of Meat Loaf's birth: it has variously been reported as 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1951. Similarly, he has given various versions of how he obtained his unusual moniker.

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