Rufus Thomas

Rufus Thomas worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Thomas worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Great Balls of Fire" (1989) starring Dennis Quaid ... Read more »
Born: 03/26/1917 in Cayce, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Actor (16)

Only the Strong Survive 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

American Roots Music 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

Rufus the Dog (Actor)

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

Actor

Wattstax 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cookie's Fortune 1999 (Movie)

Theo Johnson (Actor)

A Family Thing 1996 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

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

Actor

Great Balls of Fire 1989 (Movie)

Haney's Big House Dancer (Actor)

Mystery Train 1989 (Movie)

Man in Station (Actor)
Music (16)

Elvis & Nixon 2016 (Movie)

("Push And Pull") (Song)

Elvis & Nixon 2016 (Movie)

("Push And Pull") (Song Performer)

Soul Men 2008 (Movie)

"Boogie Ain't Nuttin' (But Gettin' Down)" (Song)

Only the Strong Survive 2003 (Movie)

("Walking The Dog") (Song Performer)

All I Wanna Do 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

All I Wanna Do 1998 (Movie)

("Walkin' the Dog") (Song Performer)

Keys to Tulsa 1997 (Movie)

("Walkin' the Dog") (Song)

All Men Are Liars 1995 (Movie)

("Walking the Dog") (Song)

Little Big League 1994 (Movie)

("Philly Dog") (Song)

The Cutting Edge 1992 (Movie)

("Walking the Dog") (Song)

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can 1982 (Movie)

("Do The Dog") (Lyrics)

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can 1982 (Movie)

("Do The Dog") (Song)

The Fan 1980 (Movie)

("Do the Dog") (Song)

Dance Theatre of Harlem 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

Biography

Rufus Thomas worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Thomas worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Great Balls of Fire" (1989) starring Dennis Quaid, "I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can" (1982) starring Jill Clayburgh and "Mystery Train" (1989) starring Masatoshi Nagase. He also contributed to "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning" with A D "Gatemouth" Moore (1992), "The Cutting Edge" with D.B. Sweeney (1992) and "The Fan" (1981). In the nineties, Thomas's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Luke Edwards comedic sports movie "Little Big League" (1994) and "All Men Are Liars" (1995). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Wattstax" (2000), the comedy "Maid in Manhattan" (2002) with Jennifer Lopez and the documentary "Only the Strong Survive" (2003) with William Bell. Thomas's music was most recently featured in "Soul Men" (2008) with Samuel L. Jackson. Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll" (1999-2000).

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