Paul Anka

Singer, Composer, Actor
One of the most accomplished entertainers of the late 20th century, Paul Anka began his career as a teen idol with the top-selling "Diana" in 1957 before charting repeatedly over the next five decades as both a singer ... Read more »
Born: 07/30/1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Music (82)

The Guilt Trip 2012 (Movie)

("Wonderwall") (Song Performer)

Trantasia 2009 (Movie)

("She's A Lady") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

"She's A Lady" (Song)

Zombieland 2009 (Movie)

("Puppy Love") (Song)

Zombieland 2009 (Movie)

("Puppy Love") (Song Performer)

Happy-Go-Lucky 2008 (Movie)

("Let Me Try Again") (Song)

Gracie 2007 (Movie)

("The Tonight Show") (Song)

Outlaw 2007 (Movie)

("Puppy Love") (Song)

Outlaw 2007 (Movie)

("Puppy Love") (Song Performer)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

"Johnny's Theme" (Song)

American Dreamz 2006 (Movie)

("My Way") (Song)

Confetti 2006 (Movie)

'Orange Coloured Sky' (Song Performer)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

("She's A Lady") (Song)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("Lonely Boy") (Song)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("Lonely Boy") (Song Performer)

Daltry Calhoun 2005 (Movie)

("Put Your Head On My Shoulders") (Song)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

("You're Having My Baby") (Song)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

("You're Having My Baby") (Song Performer)

Son of the Mask 2005 (Movie)

("Puppy Love") (Song)

Son of the Mask 2005 (Movie)

("Puppy Love") (Song Performer)

Bend It Like Beckham 2003 (Movie)

("She's A Lady") (Song)

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

("Puppy Love") (Song)

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

("Put Your Head On My Shoulder") (Song)

Table One 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

("She's A Lady") (Song)

Blow 2001 (Movie)

("Tu Cabeza en Mi Hombro") (Song)

Committed 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Committed 2000 (Movie)

("Diana") (Song Performer)

Isn't She Great 2000 (Movie)

("Johnny's Theme") (Song)

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

("Quien es Fulanito") (Song)

The Filth and the Fury 2000 (Movie)

("My Way") (Song)

Agnes Browne 1999 (Movie)

("She's a Lady") (Song)

Mad Cows 1999 (Movie)

("She's a Lady") (Song)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

("She's a Lady") (Song)

The 24 Hour Woman 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

The 24 Hour Woman 1999 (Movie)

("(You're) Having My Baby") (Song Performer)

The Astronaut's Wife 1999 (Movie)

("My Way") (Song)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

("She's a Lady") (Song)

My Giant 1998 (Movie)

("My Way") (Song)

A Smile Like Yours 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

A Smile Like Yours 1997 (Movie)

("Your Having My Baby") (Song Performer)

George of the Jungle 1997 (Movie)

("My Way") (Song)

Jungle2jungle 1997 (Movie)

("My Way") (Song)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

("My Way") (Song Performer)

The New World 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Man's Best Friend 1993 (Movie)

("Puppy Love") (Song)

This Is My Life 1992 (Movie)

("Johnny's Theme") (Song)

Iskelmaprinssi 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

The Fisher King 1991 (Movie)

("You're Having My Baby") (Song)

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

("My Way") (Song)

The Wizard 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

The Wizard 1989 (Movie)

("My Way") (Song Performer)

The Year My Voice Broke 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

The Year My Voice Broke 1988 (Movie)

("Diana") (Song Performer)

Burglar 1987 (Movie)

("Johnny's Theme") (Song)

I Miei Primi Quarant'Anni 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

I Miei Primi Quarant'Anni 1987 (Movie)

("Diana") (Song Performer)

No Way Out 1987 (Movie)

songs (Song)

No Way Out 1987 (Movie)

("No Way Out" "Say It") (Song Performer)

The Pick-Up Artist 1987 (Movie)

("Lonely Boy") (Song)

My American Cousin 1986 (Movie)

("I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore") (Song)

Night of the Creeps 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Night of the Creeps 1986 (Movie)

("Put Your Head on My Shoulder") (Song Performer)

Roman Zair 1982 (Movie)

(Song)

Roman Zair 1982 (Movie)

("Crazy Love") (Song Performer)

Atlantic City 1981 (Movie)

music extract("Atlantic City My Old Friend") (Music)

This Is Elvis 1981 (Movie)

English lyrics("My Way") (Theme Lyrics)

Divine Madness 1980 (Movie)

English lyrics("My Way") (Theme Lyrics)

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle 1978 (Movie)

English lyrics("My Way") (Theme Lyrics)

Tell Him I Love Him 1976 (Movie)

(Song)

Tell Him I Love Him 1976 (Movie)

("My Best Friend's Wife") (Song Performer)

My Way 1973 (Movie)

("My Way") (Theme Song Performer)

Wildwechsel 1971 (Movie)

(Song)

Wildwechsel 1971 (Movie)

("You Are My Destiny") (Song Performer)

The Longest Day 1961 (Movie)

(Theme Music)

Look in Any Window 1960 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Look in Any Window 1960 (Movie)

title song (Song)

The Private Lives of Adam and Eve 1960 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Verboten! 1958 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Fireball Forward (TV Show)

Song

The Late Shift (TV Show)

Song
Actor (40)

La mémoire des anges 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gilmore Girls 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Idol 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

3,000 Miles to Graceland 2001 (Movie)

Head Security Guard (Actor)

Paul Anka: Night of a Lifetime 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

Danny Marks (Actor)

Television's Greatest Performances 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Concert of the Americas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Payback 1995 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

The Simpsons 1995 (Tv Show)

Voice

American Bandstand's No. 1 Hits 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Holiday Greetings From the Ed Sullivan Show 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Captain Ron 1992 (Movie)

Donaldson (Actor)

Ordinary Magic 1992 (Movie)

Joey Dean (Actor)

Iskelmaprinssi 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Candid Camera... Funny Money 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Anniversary of Beverly Hills 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The All-Star Salute to Ford's Theatre 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Paul Anka Show 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Lily -- Sold Out 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS' Happy New Year America 1979 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra -- The First 40 Years 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas: Palace of Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Lindsay Wagner: Another Side of Me 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul Anka in Monte Carlo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Bing!... A 50th Anniversary Gala 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, America 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tom Jones Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Longest Day 1961 (Movie)

Ranger (Actor)

Look in Any Window 1960 (Movie)

Craig Fowler (Actor)

The Private Lives of Adam and Eve 1960 (Movie)

Pinkie Parker (Actor)

Girls' Town 1958 (Movie)

Jimmy Parlow (Actor)

Paul Anka... Music My Way (TV Show)

Actor

Shake, Rattle and Rock (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the most accomplished entertainers of the late 20th century, Paul Anka began his career as a teen idol with the top-selling "Diana" in 1957 before charting repeatedly over the next five decades as both a singer and a songwriter whose compositions included the theme to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC, 1962-1992) and Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way. " Noted as much for his knack for crafting memorable pop songs and his business acumen as for his breezy vocal delivery, Anka successfully rode out the industry's shift from traditional pop to rock in the early 1960s by refashioning himself as a nightclub singer while writing blockbuster hits for Buddy Holly, Tom Jones and Sinatra. He rebounded in the early 1970s with a string of easy listening hits, including "(You're) Having My Baby," and remained a staple of Las Vegas and the international nightclub scene. His vast body of work kept him in the public eye well into the new millennium, and continued to yield hits with covers of early work and newer material, like "This Is It" (2009), which he penned with Michael Jackson. A tenacious and iconic figure in the music industry, Anka served as an exemplary model for singers and other musicians who hoped to take control of their careers and truly do it their way.

Relationships

Margaret Anka

Mother

Andrew Anka Jr

Brother

Mariam Becker

Sister

Amanda Anka Actor

Daughter

Andrew Anka

Father
died on April 6, 1993

Jason Bateman Actor

Son-In-Law

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Rock Swings"

Bonus Trivia

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Anka serves as a Herald for the Friars Club

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