Ringo Starr

Musician, Actor, Director
Forever enshrined in pop culture history as the drummer for The Beatles, Ringo Starr was the group's unofficial heart and soul. Though his contributions to the band rarely received the same degree of praise as Paul ... Read more »
Born: 07/06/1940 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (69)

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The Powerpuff Girls Special 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles on Record 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Narrator

Oh My God? 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

All Together Now 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Off the Record 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soundstage 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Myths & Legends: Elvis Presley 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Concert For George 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Moments on TV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Roy Orbison Anthology 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Shining Time Station 1988 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Classic Albums 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Band 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles Anthology 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles on E! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 World Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Farm Aid VI 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Ringo Starr: Going Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Making of Sgt. Pepper 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Together For Our Children -- M.U.S.I.C. 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dame Edna's Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1991 (Tv Show)

Voice

Tribute to John Lennon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Best of Cinemax Sessions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Imagine: John Lennon 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Walking After Midnight 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Water 1986 (Movie)

Singing Rebel Band Member (Actor)

Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984 (Movie)

Ringo (Actor)

Caveman 1981 (Movie)

Atouk (Actor)

The Kids Are Alright 1979 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ringo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sextette 1977 (Movie)

Laslo Karolny (Actor)

Lisztomania 1976 (Movie)

Pope (Actor)

That'll Be the Day 1974 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Blindman 1971 (Movie)

Candy (Actor)

The Concert For Bangla Desh 1971 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

200 Motels 1970 (Movie)

Larry the Dwarf (Actor)

The Magic Christian 1969 (Movie)

Youngman Grand (Actor)

Candy 1968 (Movie)

Emmanuel (Actor)

Help! 1965 (Movie)

Ringo (Actor)

A Hard Day's Night 1964 (Movie)

Ringo (Actor)

What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. 1963 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Princess Daisy (TV Show)

Actor
Music (10)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Photograph") (Song Performer)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Photograph") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Performer

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

("Flying") (Song)

A Guy Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Blink") (Song Performer)

Getting Even With Dad 1994 (Movie)

("Weight of the World") (Song Performer)

Curly Sue 1991 (Movie)

("You Never Know") (Song Performer)

Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984 (Movie)

drummer("Wanderlust" "Ballroom Dancing" "So Bad" "Good Day Sunshine" "For No-One" "Not Such a Bad Boy") (Music)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

("I Shall Be Released") (Song Performer)

The Concert For Bangla Desh 1971 (Movie)

(Song Performer)
Producer (1)

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Forever enshrined in pop culture history as the drummer for The Beatles, Ringo Starr was the group's unofficial heart and soul. Though his contributions to the band rarely received the same degree of praise as Paul McCartney and John Lennon's songwriting and George Harrison's guitar skills, Starr's consistently solid beat and natural charisma were hailed by modern musicians and critics alike for helping to elevate the status of the drummer to an equal partner in a band. Starr continued to promote the Beatles' brand of peaceful harmony and joy into his solo career and as the leader of frequent tours with his celebrity-filled All Starr Band. He was, in fact, such a natural on camera in the band's films "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) and "Help" (1965) that he pursued an ongoing acting career post-Beatles alongside his musical endeavors.

Relationships

Elsie Starkey

Mother

Barbara Bach

Wife
married on April 27, 1981 born on August 27, 1947

Francesca Gregorini

Step-Daughter
mother Barbara Bach

Harry Starkey

Father
divorced from Ringo's mother in 1943

Maureen Starkey

Wife
married in 1965 divorced in 1975 died on December 30, 1994 after a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia

Lee Starkey

Daughter
born in 1970 mother, Maureen Cox underwent surgery for a brain tumor in 1995 had second operation in 2001

Jason Starkey

Son
born c. 1968

Zak Starkey

Son
born in 1965 mother, Maureen Cox

Tatia Starkey

Granddaughter
born in 1985 father Zak Starkey

Milestones

1989

Played "Conductor" on PBS children's show "Shining Time Station"

1988

Starr and wife enter alcohol re-hab

1986

Signed seven-figure deal to advertise Sun Country Classic wine coolers

1983

Appeared in miniseries "Princess Daisy" (NBC)

1981

Co-starred in comedy film "Caveman"

1978

Appeared in TV special "Ringo"; also featured in Mae West film, "Sextette"

1972

Directorial debut, "Born to Boogie"

1968

Post-Beatles solo acting debut, "Candy"

1964

Film acting debut in "A Hard Day's Night"

1963

World-wide fame started

1962

Joined the Beatles as a last-minute replacement for drummer Pete Best

1961

Became drummer for Rory Storm's Hurricanes and was dubbed "Ringo" by the leader

1959

Began playing drums, joined Ed Clayton Skiffle Group at age 19

1946

Spent much time in and out of hospital with appendicitis and pleurisy

Formed All-Star Band

Bonus Trivia

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"Before we were a big deal--before we were 'The Beatles'--we were a cool little band." --Ringo Starr quoted in NEWSWEEK, October 23, 1995

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He won an additional five Grammy Awards and an Oscar shared with The Beatles.

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Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the 2014 class.

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