Roger Daltrey

Singer, Musician, Actor
Arguably one of the most commanding singers in rock-n-roll history, Roger Daltrey delivered maximum power as frontman for Britain's legendary the Who, from their inception in the early 1960s through their rise to ... Read more »
Born: 02/29/1944 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (56)

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Johnny Was 2014 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me? 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Play at Shea 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Top Gear 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Annual DVD Exclusive Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

2001: The Year in Music 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Strange Frequency 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Best 2001 (Movie)

Rodney Marsh (Actor)

British Rock Symphony 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Sliders 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Voice

.Com for Murder 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

ABC 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Destiny 2000 (Movie)

Nehemiah Peoples (Actor)

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Like It Is 1998 (Movie)

Kelvin (Actor)

Pirate Tales 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Roger Daltrey: The Music of The Who 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Forever Ambergris 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Lightning Jack 1994 (Movie)

John T Coles (Actor)

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus 1994 (Movie)

The Who--Band Member (Actor)

The Who's Tommy: The Amazing Journey 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Concert For Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Justice 1991 (Movie)

Keith Gibson (Actor)

If Looks Could Kill 1991 (Movie)

Blade (Actor)

Buddy's Song 1990 (Movie)

Terry Clark (Actor)

Fox Presents Tommy Performed By the Who 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Mack the Knife 1990 (Movie)

Street Singer (Actor)

The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Noel Edmonds Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Pop Pirates 1983 (Movie)

Producer (Actor)

McVicar 1981 (Movie)

John McVicar (Actor)

The Kids Are Alright 1979 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Legacy 1979 (Movie)

Clive Jackson (Actor)

Lisztomania 1976 (Movie)

Franz Liszt (Actor)

Tommy 1975 (Movie)

The Who Band Member (Actor)

Monterey Pop 1968 (Movie)

The Who Band Member (Actor)

Happy Birthday to You (TV Show)

Voice

TFI Friday (TV Show)

Himself

Vampirella (TV Show)

Actor

Witchblade (TV Show)

Actor
Music (9)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Best 2001 (Movie)

("House of the Rising Sun") (Song Performer)

Rude Awakening 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Buddy's Song 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Quicksilver 1986 (Movie)

("Quicksilver Lightning") (Song Performer)

McVicar 1981 (Movie)

music consultant (Music)

Quadrophenia 1979 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Quadrophenia 1979 (Movie)

("Anyway Anyhow Anywhere") (Song)

The Kids Are Alright 1979 (Movie)

("Anyway Anyhow Anywhere") (Song)
Producer (3)

Buddy's Song 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

McVicar 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Quadrophenia 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Arguably one of the most commanding singers in rock-n-roll history, Roger Daltrey delivered maximum power as frontman for Britain's legendary the Who, from their inception in the early 1960s through their rise to international fame with the albums Tommy (1962), Who's Next (1971) and Who Are You (1978) and subsequent reunions over a period of nearly five decades. His seemingly innocent appearance - compact, blonde-haired and blue-eyed amidst the darker figures of guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwhistle and gnomish drummer Keith Moon - belied his incredible vocal range, which reached from a blues-driven growl to an ear-shattering scream, as evidenced by his cathartic exclamation at the end of 1971's "Won't Get Fooled Again." His singing talents and undeniably masculine stage presence led to a string of acting roles, most notably as the titular hero in Ken Russell's adaptation of "Tommy" (1975) and as a determined bank robber in "McVicar" (1980). Daltrey began releasing solo records in 1973, but his work in that milieu never reached the heights of success he experienced as part of the Who. He rejoined Townshend and Entwhistle in 1989 to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary, which led to a string of subsequent reunion tours and a well-received album, Endless Wire (2006). Still astonishingly fit and firm of voice into his sixth decade, Roger Daltrey's enduring strength and charisma made him one of rock's most memorable frontmen.

Relationships

Harry Daltrey

Father

Irene Daltrey

Mother

Jamie Daltrey

Child
mother, Heather Taylor

Rosie Daltrey

Daughter
mother, Heather Taylor

Willow Daltrey

Daughter
mother, Heather Taylor

Simon Daltrey

Son
from first marriage

Heather Taylor

Wife
married in 1971 mother of Daltrey's four younger children

Milestones

2001

Hosted the VH1 series "Strange Frequency"

1999

Appeared in the NBC miniseries "The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns"

1999

Played recurring role of a burnt-out alcoholic rock star in the Showtime series "Rude Awakening"

1998

Toured USA with a 60-piece orchestra performing hits by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who and other rock bands

1998

Played Scrooge in the annual NYC production of "A Christmas Carol"

1998

Had small role as an aging gay music executive in "Like It Is"

1997

Portrayed William Dampier--The Pirate Storyteller--in TNT special "Pirate Tales"

1996

Played Vlad to Talisa Soto's title character "Vampirella" (Showtime)

1995

Joined star-studded cast as the Tin Man in TNT's "The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True"

1995

Seen with The Who in "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus", recorded in 1968 but not released for 27 years

1994

Appeared in "Lightning Jack", starring Paul Hogan

1993

Acted in "Forever Ambergris", an episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt"

1992

Provided the voice of Barnaby the Stableboy for HBO's animated special "Happy Birthday to You"

1991

Played Blade in "If Looks Could Kill"

1991

Starred as Terry Clark in "Buddy's Song"

1991

Acted the role of an English priest who ingratiates himself to the inhabitants of a rough Chicago neighborhood in "Cold Justice"

1990

Appeared in the TNT TV-movie "Forgotten Prisoners: The Amnesty Files"

1989

Reunited with The Who for an American tour, restaging "Tommy" in full (in celebration of its 20th anniversary as well as the 25th anniversary of the band); Fox broadcast tape of August performance in Los Angeles

1989

Returned to the familiar themes of "The Beggar's Opera", playing the Street Singer in "Mack the Knife", Menahem Golan's feature adaptation of "The Threepenny Opera", which Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill had adapted from the John Gay opus

1986

Appeared on "The Noel Edmunds Show", a British import shown in the USA for a week on ABC

1984

Critically acclaimed for his turn as the Dromio twins in "The Comedy of Errors" part of the BBC/PBS Shakespeare series

1983

Portrayed the highwayman MacHeath in Jonathan Miller's production of John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" for BBC-TV

1982

Proclaimed an "open-ended" sabbatical from The Who

1980

Starred as England's Public Enemy Number 1 John McVicar in "McVicar"

1979

Executive producer for feature "Quadrophenia"; also music director

1979

The Who's new lineup's reception marred when 11 concertgoers were killed--trampled to death or asphyxiated--in a rush for "festival seating" at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum in December

1979

Acted in Richard Marquand's "The Legacy"

1978

The Who's original drummer Keith Moon died of an overdose of the seditive Heminevrin, prescribed to curb his alcoholism

1975

Starred in rock opera film, "Tommy" (composed by The Who member, Pete Townshend), directed by Ken Russell

1975

Reteamed with Russell, portraying piano legend Franz Liszt in "Lisztomania"

1973

Released first solo album, "Daltrey"

1968

Appeared with The Who in "Monterey Pop"

The Detours became the High Numbers and finally The Who, establishing themselves with violent stage shows that often ended with them destroying their equipment

Played lead guitar for the Detours, switching to lead vocals when the original singer left, allowing rhythm guitarist Pete Townsend's power chords to serve as both rhythm and lead guitar

Grew up in the London working-class area of Shepherd's Bush

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