Otis Redding

For many music listeners, singer Otis Redding embodied soul music. On such defining R&B tracks as "Try a Little Tenderness," "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "I Can't Turn You Loose" and his posthumous hit, "(Sittin' ... Read more »
Born: 09/09/1941 in Dawson, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Music (107)

Love the Coopers 2015 (Movie)

("Merry Christmas Baby") (Song Performer)

The Wedding Ringer 2015 (Movie)

("These Arms Of Mine") (Song)

The Wedding Ringer 2015 (Movie)

("These Arms Of Mine") (Song Performer)

Selma 2014 (Movie)

("Ole Man Trouble") (Song Performer)

Selma 2014 (Movie)

("Ole Man Trouble") (Song)

Tammy 2014 (Movie)

("Hard To Handle") (Song)

Grudge Match 2013 (Movie)

("Hard To Handle") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor 2013 (Movie)

("Try A Little Tenderness") (Song Performer)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection 2012 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

("Can't Turn You Loose") (Song)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

("These Arms Of Mine") (Song)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

("These Arms Of Mine") (Song Performer)

Definitely, Maybe 2008 (Movie)

("Cigarettes And Coffee') (Song Performer)

My Blueberry Nights 2008 (Movie)

("Try a Little Tenderness") (Song Performer)

Soul Men 2008 (Movie)

"(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" (Song)

The Longshots 2008 (Movie)

("Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)") (Song)

The Longshots 2008 (Movie)

("Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)") (Song Performer)

Perfect Stranger 2007 (Movie)

("These Arms of Mine") (Song)

Perfect Stranger 2007 (Movie)

("These Arms of Mine") (Song Performer)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

("Sweet Soul Music") (Song)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

("Tramp") (Song Performer)

Akeelah and the Bee 2006 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)") (Song)

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)") (Song Performer)

Are We There Yet? 2005 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Coach Carter 2005 (Movie)

("Can't Turn You Loose") (Song)

The Ringer 2005 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

("White Christmas") (Song Performer)

Radio 2003 (Movie)

("For Your Precious Love") (Song Performer)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Rat Race 2001 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

("Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)") (Song Performer)

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

("Security") (Song Performer)

Circus 2000 (Movie)

("R.E.S.P.E.C.T.") (Song)

Bicentennial Man 1999 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Edtv 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Edtv 1999 (Movie)

("These Arms of Mine") (Song Performer)

Get Real 1999 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

All I Wanna Do 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

All I Wanna Do 1998 (Movie)

("Come To Me") (Song Performer)

Another Day in Paradise 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Another Day in Paradise 1998 (Movie)

("Hard to Handle" "I'll Let Nothing Separate Us") (Song Performer)

Blues Brothers 2000 1998 (Movie)

("Respect" "Can't Turn You Loose") (Song)

That Darn Cat 1997 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Trial and Error 1997 (Movie)

songs("Mr Pitiful" "Respect") (Song)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Sugar Hill 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Sugar Hill 1994 (Movie)

("Just One More Day") (Song Performer)

A Bronx Tale 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

A Bronx Tale 1993 (Movie)

("Hawg For You") (Song Performer)

Calendar Girl 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Calendar Girl 1993 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song Performer)

Grumpy Old Men 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Grumpy Old Men 1993 (Movie)

("Love Man") (Song Performer)

Rich in Love 1993 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long") (Song)

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 (Movie)

("Can't Turn You Loose") (Song)

Falling From Grace 1992 (Movie)

("Sweet Soul Music") (Song)

Love Potion #9 1992 (Movie)

("Pain In My Heart") (Song Performer)

The Cutting Edge 1992 (Movie)

("I've Got Dreams to Remember") (Song)

Only the Lonely 1991 (Movie)

("I've Got Dreams to Remember") (Song)

Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

("The Love Man") (Song Performer)

Immediate Family 1989 (Movie)

("Try a Little Tenderness") (Song Performer)

Otis Redding in Monterey -- 1967 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Road House 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

Road House 1989 (Movie)

("These Arms of Mine") (Song Performer)

Shake (Otis Redding) 1989 (Movie)

("Shake" "Respect" "I've Been Loving You Too Long" "Satisfaction" "Try a Little Tenderness") (Song Performer)

Wired 1989 (Movie)

("I Can't Turn You Loose") (Song)

Alien Nation 1988 (Movie)

("(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay") (Song)

Stormy Monday 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Stormy Monday 1988 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long") (Song Performer)

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Dirty Dancing 1987 (Movie)

("Love Man" "These Arms of Mine") (Song Performer)

Eddie Murphy Raw 1987 (Movie)

songs("Respect" "(Sittin' on the) Dock of the Bay") (Song)

Hamburger Hill 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Hamburger Hill 1987 (Movie)

("(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay") (Song Performer)

Street Smart 1987 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song Performer)

Tant pis si je meurs 1987 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Tant pis si je meurs 1987 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Back to School 1986 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Children of A Lesser God 1986 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long") (Song)

Children of A Lesser God 1986 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long") (Song Performer)

Le Mome 1986 (Movie)

song extracts (Song)

Pretty in Pink 1986 (Movie)

("Try a Little Tenderness") (Song Performer)

Top Gun 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Top Gun 1986 (Movie)

("(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay") (Song Performer)

Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

Words and Music("I've Been Loving You Too Long") (Music)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long") (Song Performer)

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Heartbreakers 1984 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long") (Song)

Heartbreakers 1984 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long") (Song Performer)

Lianna 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

Lianna 1983 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long") (Song Performer)

Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip 1981 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Airplane! 1980 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

("Respect") (Song)

Gimme Shelter 1970 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long (to Stop Now)") (Song)

Monterey Pop 1968 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long") (Song)

Monterey Pop 1968 (Movie)

("Shake" "I've Been Loving You Too Long") (Song Performer)

At the River I Stand (TV Show)

Song Performer

Fever (TV Show)

Song

The Heidi Chronicles (TV Show)

Song
Actor (6)

The Atlantic Records Story 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Ready, Steady, Go! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Shake (Otis Redding) 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sound of the City: London 1964-73 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Superstars in Film Concert 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Monterey Pop 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

For many music listeners, singer Otis Redding embodied soul music. On such defining R&B tracks as "Try a Little Tenderness," "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "I Can't Turn You Loose" and his posthumous hit, "(Sittin' On) the Dock of The Bay," Redding's gritty, impassioned voice could roar like a preacher testifying to his flock or croon like a wounded lover trying to reclaim his beloved's heart. He released just six albums and a handful of singles during his shockingly brief career, but for many, every one of these recordings was an enduring classic, leaving a lasting impact on the tone and fervor of R&B and rock-n-roll. A favorite of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, he provided career-defining hits for Aretha Franklin ("Respect") and Arthur Conley ("Sweet Soul Music"), and had a lasting influence on such performers as Rod Stewart, Janis Joplin, Al Green, Michael Bolton and virtually anyone who brought a touch of Southern soul to their sound. A giant in 20th century popular music, his death by plane crash in 1967 ended a promising career, but immortalized him as the voice of soul for generations.

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