Richard Marx

Before becoming one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 1990s and beyond, the famously mullet-sporting Richard Marx was a backing vocalist for Lionel Richie and Madonna, among others, as well as the author ... Read more »
Born: 09/16/1963 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Celebrity Duets 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Black in the '80s 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Presenter

A SHeVERY Merry Christmas 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

N'Sync N'Timate Holiday Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Halloween Jam VI 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

Universal Studios Summer Blast 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

America Comes to Graceland 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The American Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1991 Billboard Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

The American Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Grammy Legends Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Earth '90: Children and the Environment 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Farm Aid IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's Dawn of the Decade House Party 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '89 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beach Boys: Endless Summer 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS' Happy New Year America 1987 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The American Music Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer
Music (20)

The Heat 2013 (Movie)

("Dance With My Father") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds 2012 (Movie)

("Right Here Waiting For You") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds 2012 (Movie)

("Right Here Waiting For You") (Song Performer)

The Playboy Club 2011 (Tv Show)

Music Producer

Popstars 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song

Message in A Bottle 1999 (Movie)

("One More Time") (Song)

Anastasia 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Anastasia 1997 (Movie)

("At the Beginning") (Song Performer)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

song performer and producer("The Power Inside of Me") (Music)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

The Getaway 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

The Getaway 1994 (Movie)

("Now and Forever") (Song Performer)

A League of Their Own 1992 (Movie)

song arranger("The All American Girls Professional Baseball League Song") (Song)

MTV's Dawn of the Decade House Party 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Sing 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

Tequila Sunrise 1988 (Movie)

("Surrender to Me (Love Theme From Tequila Sunrise)") (Song)

No Way Out 1987 (Movie)

("Say It") (Song)

Nothing in Common 1986 (Movie)

("Burning of the Heart") (Song Performer)

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

("If I Turn You Away") (Song)

The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

("Love Is Alive") (Song)

Biography

Before becoming one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 1990s and beyond, the famously mullet-sporting Richard Marx was a backing vocalist for Lionel Richie and Madonna, among others, as well as the author of 1980-era hits for Kenny Rogers and Chicago. His talent for radio-friendly romantic ballads and upbeat pop tunes paved the way for his own solo career, which launched in spectacular fashion with four Top 5 singles from his self-titled 1988 debut record, including the chart-topping "Hold On to the Night." He would score two more No. 1 songs before changing musical tastes capsized his brand of pop-rock. Marx then returned to songwriting, where he found equal, if not greater success by penning such hits as "This I Promise You" for 'N Sync, "Dance with My Father" for Luther Vandross, and Keith Urban's "Long Hot Summer." Though critics frequently decried Marx's work as both a singer and songwriter as pabulum, he was also the only solo artist to send his first seven singles into the Top 5 on the Billboard singles chart, as well as a songwriter with No. 1 songs in four consecutive decades - a pair of accolades that few, if any, more respected musicians could claim as their own.

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