Robbie Robertson

Actor, Composer, Guitarist
Best known as lead guitarist of the cult favorite The Band, Robertson and his fellow "Bandmembers" worked together for Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan before branching out on their own with their distinctive, driving ... Read more »
Born: 07/05/1943 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Music (59)

And So it Goes 2014 (Movie)

("Up On Cripple Creek") (Song)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 (Movie)

("The Weight") (Song)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

("The Money Chant") (Song)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

("The Money Chant") (Song Performer)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("The Weight") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Shutter Island 2010 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

It Might Get Loud 2009 (Movie)

("The Weight") (Song)

The Brothers Bloom 2009 (Movie)

("Sleeping") (Song)

1408 2007 (Movie)

("The Weight") (Song)

2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer

Into the West 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

One Bright Shining Moment 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

A Home at the End of the World 2004 (Movie)

("Look Out Cleveland") (Song)

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

("The Weight") (Song)

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

Executive Music Producer (Music Producer)

Skins 2002 (Movie)

("Peyote Healing") (Song)

Skins 2002 (Movie)

("Peyote Healing") (Song Performer)

The Center of the World 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

The Center of the World 2001 (Movie)

("Rattlebone") (Song Performer)

Sunset Strip 2000 (Movie)

executive soundtrack producer (Music Producer)

Sunset Strip 2000 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

("Twisted Hair") (Song Performer)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Class of '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Larger Than Life 1996 (Movie)

("Life Is a Carnival") (Song)

Phenomenon 1996 (Movie)

executive soundtrack producer (Music Producer)

Casino 1995 (Movie)

music consultant (Music)

The Native Americans 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music

Jimmy Hollywood 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Jimmy Hollywood 1994 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Jimmy Hollywood 1994 (Movie)

("Soap Box Preacher" "Breakin' the Rules" "Spanish Theme" "Slo Burn" "What About Now" "Bad Intentions" "The Far, Lonely Cry of Trains" "Let the Good Times Roll") (Song Performer)

Scent of A Woman 1992 (Movie)

("Evangeline") (Song)

Whispers in the Dark 1992 (Movie)

(Song)

Whispers in the Dark 1992 (Movie)

("Broken Arrow") (Song Performer)

Shout 1991 (Movie)

("Fallen Angel" "Showdown at Big Sky") (Song Performer)

Shout 1991 (Movie)

(Song)

Until the End of the World 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Powwow Highway 1989 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Five Corners 1988 (Movie)

songs("Uh, Uh, Uh" "Leave Me Alone") (Song)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll! 1987 (Movie)

music director (Music)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

songs("It's in the Way You Use It" "Don't Tell Me Nothin'") (Song)

Star 80 1983 (Movie)

("Up on Cripple Creek") (Song)

The Big Chill 1983 (Movie)

("The Weight") (Song)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

("Between Trains") (Song Performer)

Carny 1980 (Movie)

(midway) (Music)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

("At Last" "A New Kind of Love" "Webster Hall") (Music Arranger)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

guitarist (Music)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

songs("Theme From The Last Waltz" "Up on Cripple Creek" "Shape I'm In" "It Makes No Difference" "Stagefright" "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" "Chest Fever" "Ophelia" "The Weight" "Evangeline" "Dry Your Eyes") (Song)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Easy Rider 1969 (Movie)

("The Weight") (Song)
Actor (24)

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Mardik: From Baghdad to Hollywood 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

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

Actor

Stand and Be Counted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Wolves 1999 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Asteroids: Deadly Impact 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Dakota Exile 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Band 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Presents the '70s 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Robbie Robertson: Going Home 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crossing Guard 1995 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

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

Presenter

Martin Scorsese Directs 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Performer

Carny 1980 (Movie)

Patch (Actor)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

The Band Member (Actor)

Don't Look Back 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (2)

Carny 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Carny 1980 (Movie)

(From Story)
Other (11)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Advisor

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Advisor

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2005 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Advisor

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Advisor

2003 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Advisor

Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

creative music consultant (Consultant)

Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll! 1987 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

Biography

Best known as lead guitarist of the cult favorite The Band, Robertson and his fellow "Bandmembers" worked together for Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan before branching out on their own with their distinctive, driving synthesis of rock, folk, and jazz. After The Band's final performance together (recorded in Martin Scorsese's memorable 1978 "The Last Waltz"), Robertson moved into solo performing, record producing, and composing for films, including several collaborations with Scorsese (e.g., "The King of Comedy" 1983; "The Color of Money" 1986). Other credits include Wim Wenders' "Until the End of the World" (1991), Barry Levinson's "Jimmy Hollywood" (1994) and Jon Turletaub's "Phenomenon" (1996).

Relationships

Alexander Robertson

Son

Dominique Robertson

Wife
French-Canadian married in 1968

Delphine Robertson Music Coordinator

Daughter

Rosemarie Robertson

Mother
Mohawk Indian remarried a man named Robertson who adopted Robbie

Alexandra Robertson

Daughter
for Warner Chappell

EDUCATION

quit school as a teenager

Milestones

1996

Supervised soundtrack on "Phenomenon"

1995

Acted as music consultant on Scorcese's "Casino"

1987

First solo album, "Robbie Robertson", released by Geffen Records

1987

Music director and technical consultant on Taylor Hackford's film, "Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll"

1986

Composed score for Scorsese's "The Color of Money"

1983

Composed score for Scorsese's "The King of Comedy"

1980

Starred in and composed part of the score for Robert Kaylor's film "Carny"

1980

Served as music arranger on Scorcese's "Raging Bull"

1976

Produced Neil Diamond's album, "Beautiful Noise"

1976

Farewell concert in November at Winterland to celebrate official breakup of The Band (recorded in Martin Scorsese's 1978 documentary "The Last Waltz")

1968

First concert as The Band at San Francisco's Winterland

1968

Group changed its name to The Band, records first album, "Music from Big Pink", in basement studio of their West Saugerties, NY, home

1966

After Dylan's motorcycle accident, group settled in Woodstock, NY and worked with him on informal recording sessions, eventually (1975) released as "The Basement Tapes"

1965

Bob Dylan hired them as his electrified backup band at his Forest Hills concert, August 28

1964

After hearing the band, singer John Hammond Jr. asked them to perform and record with him in New York, Chicago, and Texas

1963

Changed group name from Levon and the Hawks to the Crackers to the Canadian Squires

1963

Robertson and Hawkins' other group members (Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson) left to form own group

1958

Recruited to play guitar for Ronnie Hawkins at age 15

Popular songs include "Shine Your Light" and "Somewhere Down The Crazy River".

Known for such albums as "Robbie Robertson" and "Storyville"

Played on Dylan's world tour

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