Steve Perry

One of the most powerful voices in '80s-arena rock, Steve Perry's clarion vocals brought both strength and sensitivity to a string of hits by the band Journey, including "Don't Stop Believin'," "Who's Crying Now," "Open ... Read more »
Born: 01/22/1949 in Hanford, California, USA

Filmography

Music (34)

Pitch Perfect 2 2015 (Movie)

("Any Way You Want It") (Song)

The Heat 2013 (Movie)

("Lights") (Song)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 (Movie)

("Any Way You Want It") (Song)

Rock of Ages 2012 (Movie)

("Oh Sherrie") (Song)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

"Don't Stop Believin'" (Song)

Moneyball 2011 (Movie)

("Don't Stop Believin'") (Song)

Take Me Home Tonight 2011 (Movie)

("Oh Sherrie") (Song)

Going the Distance 2010 (Movie)

("Any Way You Want It") (Song)

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

"The Party's Over" (Song)

The Losers 2010 (Movie)

"Don't Stop Believin'" (Song)

Tron: Legacy 2010 (Movie)

("Separate Ways") (Song)

Yogi Bear 2010 (Movie)

"Don't Stop Believin'" (Song)

Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 (Movie)

("Who's Crying Now") (Song)

Bedtime Stories 2008 (Movie)

"Don't Stop Believin" (Song)

Yes Man 2008 (Movie)

("Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)") (Song)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("Open Arms") (Song)

The Comebacks 2007 (Movie)

"Don't Stop Believin" (Song)

Date Movie 2006 (Movie)

("Open Arms") (Song)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("Anyway You Want It") (Song)

Blast From the Past 1999 (Movie)

("So Long Toots") (Song)

Meet the Deedles 1998 (Movie)

("Dr Bones") (Song)

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

song/song performer("I Stand Alone") (Song)

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

("United We Stand") (Song Performer)

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

("Don't Stop Believin'") (Song)

Urban Legend 1998 (Movie)

("Zoot Suit Riot") (Song)

"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

North Shore 1987 (Movie)

("Happy to Give") (Song)

Vision Quest 1985 (Movie)

("Only the Young") (Song)

Choose Me 1984 (Movie)

music effects (Music)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

("After the Fall") (Song)

Two of A Kind 1983 (Movie)

("Ask the Lonely") (Song)

Heavy Metal 1981 (Movie)

("Open Arms") (Song)

The Last American Virgin 1981 (Movie)

("Open Arms") (Song)

Caddyshack 1980 (Movie)

("Anyway You Want It") (Song)
Actor (1)

Quest for Camelot 1998 (Movie)

Singing Voice of King Arthur (Actor)

Biography

One of the most powerful voices in '80s-arena rock, Steve Perry's clarion vocals brought both strength and sensitivity to a string of hits by the band Journey, including "Don't Stop Believin'," "Who's Crying Now," "Open Arms" and "Faithfully," as well as such solo hits as "Oh Sherrie" and "Foolish Heart. " Perry's presence as both vocalist and songwriter transformed Journey from a little-known progressive rock band to a mainstream rock band on par with Foreigner or Boston, complete with the sort of rallying anthems and heartfelt ballads that filled arenas throughout the world. But following back to back hit albums in Escape (1981) and Frontiers (1983), Perry began to distance himself from Journey, first by striking gold with his solo debut, Street Talk (1984), and then by attempting to exert a more controlling hand in the band's fortunes. The group came to loggerheads after the release of 1986's Raised on Radio, after which Perry went into retreat for nearly a decade before reuniting for the wildly successful Trial By Fire (1994). But again, Perry and the band found themselves at odds, this time over a proposed hip replacement surgery that would allow him to tour behind the album. He departed again soon after, this time apparently for good. While the band soldiered on with a variety of Perry soundalikes, the core of their library with him proved to be one of the most lucrative catalogs in pop history, which underscored Perry's undeniable importance to one of rock's biggest acts.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Street Talk" and "For the Love of Strange Medicine"

Popular songs include "Oh Sherrie" and "Foolish Heart".

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