Pat Boone

Singer, Actor, Writer
Though frequently dismissed by critics and music cognoscenti as the ultimate whitebread performer, the undeniable fact remained that Pat Boone was one of the most successful pop music performers of the 20th century ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1934 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA


Actor (51)

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)


Fuck 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Christmas Special Christmas Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


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


The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)


The 9th Annual Movieguide Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


The Joke's on Thee 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Little Richard: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


The Eyes of Tammy Faye 2000 (Movie)

Himself--Christian Entertainer (Actor)

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


Ann-Margret: Sugar and Spice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Alice Faye: The Star Next Door 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Dave's World 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)


Second Noah 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)


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


The 1993 Crosby Clambake 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


The 1992 Crosby Clambake 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Easter Seals Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


The 1991 Crosby Clambake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


Roger & Me 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

A California Christmas 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)


Christmas in Washington 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)


Rock 'n' Roll: The First 25 Years 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)


The Pat Boone and Family Christmas Special 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


George Burns' 100th Birthday Party 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


The Bob Hope Special (01/28/79) 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


The Pat Boone and Family Easter Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


Pat Boone and Family 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)


Perry Como's Springtime Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)


One More Time 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)


Night Gallery 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)


The Cross and the Switchblade 1969 (Movie)


The Perils of Pauline 1966 (Movie)

George (Actor)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Young Man at the Tomb (Actor)

Goodbye, Charlie 1964 (Movie)

Bruce Minton (Actor)

Never Put It in Writing 1963 (Movie)

Steven Cole (Actor)

State Fair 1962 (Movie)

Wayne Frake (Actor)

All Hands on Deck 1961 (Movie)

Lieutenant Victor Donald (Actor)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 (Movie)

Alec McEwen (Actor)

Mardi Gras 1958 (Movie)

Paul Newell (Actor)

April Love 1957 (Movie)

Nick Conover (Actor)

Bernardine 1957 (Movie)

Beau (Actor)

Pros & Cons (TV Show)


Star Search (TV Show)


The Pigeon (TV Show)


The Yellow Canary (Movie)

Andy Paxton (Actor)
Music (18)

The Box 2009 (Movie)

("O Say Can You See") (Song Performer)

Mal 1999 (Movie)

("Love Letters In the Sand") (Song Performer)

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

("Mr Blue") (Song Performer)

The Mighty 1998 (Movie)

("Jingle Bells") (Song Performer)

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

("Moody River") (Song Performer)

Roger & Me 1989 (Movie)

("I Am Proud To Be An American") (Song Performer)

Rude Awakening 1989 (Movie)

("Star Spangled Banner") (Song Performer)

After Hours 1985 (Movie)

("Quando Quando Quando") (Song)

Sapiches 1981 (Movie)

("Speedy Gonzales") (Song Performer)

Matilda 1977 (Movie)

("When I'm With You I'm Feeling Good") (Song Performer)

The Magic of Lassie 1977 (Movie)

("A Rose Is Not a Rose") (Song Performer)

Full Circle 1976 (Movie)

("Speedy Gonzales") (Song Performer)

Seven Alone 1973 (Movie)

("Only a Dream Away") (Song Performer)

All Hands on Deck 1961 (Movie)

("All Hands on Deck" "I've Got It Made" "Somewhere There's Home" "You Mean Everything to Me") (Song Performer)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 (Movie)

("Twice As Tall" "The Faithful Heart" "My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose" "My Heart's in the Highlands") (Song Performer)

Mardi Gras 1958 (Movie)

("The Mardi Gras March" "I'll Remember Tonight" "Loyalty" "A Fiddle a Rifle an Axe and a Bible" "Bourbon Street Blues" "Stonewall Jackson") (Song Performer)

Friendly Persuasion 1956 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

The Perfect Specimen (Movie)



Though frequently dismissed by critics and music cognoscenti as the ultimate whitebread performer, the undeniable fact remained that Pat Boone was one of the most successful pop music performers of the 20th century, with over 30 Top 40 hits to his name, as well as an actor, television host, philanthropist and businessman. The key to Boone's appeal in the 1950s and early 1960s was his ability to translate R&B and rock songs by black artists into smooth, palatable pop for white audiences, including gently boppy takes on "Tutti Fruitti," "I Almost Lost My Mind" and "Long Tall Sally." Though his versions of the songs lacked the intensity and sexual heat of Elvis Presley's material, both men found their fame from the same material, and though they took completely divergent paths in their careers, both could be ultimately credited for both legitimizing rock and roll for mass audiences and bringing attention to black artists in a period when mainstream radio refused to play their music. Boone's time in the pop spotlight faded with the arrival of The Beatles, but he remained a fixture of Christian music and secular television for the next four decades. No matter what one thought of Boone, his music or his image, the sheer scope of his work as a singer and entertainer was impossible to deny.


Cheryl Lynn Boone


Laura Gene Boone


Linda Lee Boone


Shirley Boone

daughter of country star Red Foley married in 1953

Deborah Boone Actor

famous for "You Light Up My Life" married to Miguel Ferrer

Mary Boone

died on March 20, 2000 at age 90


University of North Texas

Denton , Texas

David Lipscomb College

Nashville , Tennessee

Columbia University

New York , New York
graduated magna cum laude



Released album of heavy metal music, "No More Mr. Nice Guy"


Co-hosted series "Wish You Were Here" on The Nashville Network


Made TV-movie debut, "The Pigeon" (ABC)


Co-starred in "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in non-singing role


Signed motion picture contract with Fox; made screen debut in "Bernadine"


Appeared regularly on "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends"


Won "Ted Mack's Amateur Hour"


Sang for first time on radio

Appeared with his family in several holiday specials for ABC

Starred in "The Pat Boone Show" (NBC, 1966-1967; syndicated 1967-1968)

Hosted the variety series "The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom" (ABC)

Bonus Trivia


He is descended from pioneer Daniel Boone.


Pat Boone is a regent of Oral Roberts University.


Lore has it that Pat Boone only wore white bucks on TV because they were the only good pair of shoes he had at the time. They became his trademark.


Pat Boone and his wife Shirley prayed at the bedside of Rock Hudson while Hudson was dying of AIDS. Shirley told reporters she'd spoken in tongues to Hudson. Boone also was involved with Bob Dylan's short-lived conversion to Christianity.


Boone is one of the major shareholders of KDOC Channel 56, an independent TV station in Orange County, California


Boone shocked people by appearing on the 1997 American Music Awards decked out in blakc leather with fake tatooes.