Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In the beginning of his Hollywood career, Burke worked added music to films like the crime feature "Cool Breeze" ... Read more »
Born: 03/21/1940 in Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (11)

Bang! The Bert Berns Story 2016 (Movie)

(Himself)

Derailroaded 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Lightning in a Bottle 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Live From the House of Blues 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Little Death 1994 (Movie)

Bandleader (Actor)

The Big Easy 1987 (Movie)

Daddie Mention (Actor)
Music (11)

'71 2015 (Movie)

("Cry To Me") (Song Performer)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015 (Movie)

("Cry To Me") (Song Performer)

Red 2010 (Movie)

("Home In Your Heart") (Song Performer)

Unbreakable 2000 (Movie)

("Just Out of Reach (of My Two Open Arms)") (Song Performer)

All I Wanna Do 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

All I Wanna Do 1998 (Movie)

("Looking for My Baby") (Song Performer)

Dirty Dancing 1987 (Movie)

("Cry to Me") (Song Performer)

Light of Day 1987 (Movie)

("You're Good For Me") (Song Performer)

Love Thy Neighbor 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Hammer 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Cool Breeze 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Biography

Solomon Burke brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In the beginning of his Hollywood career, Burke worked added music to films like the crime feature "Cool Breeze" (1972) with Thalmus Rasulala, the action flick "Hammer" (1972) with Fred "The Hammer" Williamson and the Jennifer Grey period drama "Dirty Dancing" (1987). His music also appeared in "Light of Day" (1987) with Michael J. Fox. His music also appeared on the television show "Love Thy Neighbor" (ABC, 1972-73). An an actor as well as a musician, Burke took on a part in the romance "The Big Easy" (1987) with Dennis Quaid. He also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over" (2000-01) and "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: 16th Annual Induction Ceremony" (VH1, 2000-01). He also worked in television around this time, including a part on "The History of Rock 'n' Roll" (1994-95). He also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the action picture "The Little Death" (1995) with Brent Fraser. Burke also created music for the Kirsten Dunst dramatic comedy "All I Wanna Do" (1998). Burke's music was also a part of the Bruce Willis action film "Unbreakable" (2000), the Samuel L. Jackson biopic drama "Coach Carter" (2005) and "Red" (2010). His music was also featured in the thriller "'71" (2015) with Jack O'Connell. Burke's music was most recently used in the Henry Cavill suspenseful adaptation "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (2015). In addition to his music, Burke also appeared on-screen in the documentary "Lightning in a Bottle" (2004) with Aerosmith and the documentary "Derailroaded" (2005) with Frank Zappa. Burke passed away in October 2010 at the age of 70.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Don't Give Up On Me" and "Nashville"

Popular songs include "Cry To Me" and "None Of Us Are Free".

SIMILAR ARTICLES