Tom Jones

Possessing one of the most powerful and immediately identifiable voices in pop music, Sir Tom Jones was the dynamic performer of a string of hit songs between 1965 and 1972, including the irrepressible "What's New ... Read more »
Born: 06/06/1940

Filmography

Actor (64)

I Am Ali 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

American Idol 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Elvis: Viva Las Vegas 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Concert for Diana 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Duck Dodgers 1992 - 1993, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1992 - 1993, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Kumars At No. 42 (BBC) 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1992 - 1993, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Musical Christmas From the Vatican 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Jones: For One Night Only 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Millennium 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

An Audience With Tom Jones 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Host

Men Strike Back 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Emperor's New Groove 2000 (Movie)

of Theme Song Guy (Voice)

Agnes Browne 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brit Awards '98 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Joe Cocker: Have a Little Faith 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

1994 Billboard Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's Independence Day Concert 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jerky Boys 1995 (Movie)

Tom Jones (Actor)

David Foster's Christmas Album 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Right Time With Tom Jones 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Royal Variety Performance 1987 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis: Heart & Soul -- Untold Stories 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis: The Fans -- A Perspective 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas: An All Star 75th Anniversary 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1984 Miss Universe Pageant 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Lynda Carter: Encore 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas: Palace of Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Shirley MacLaine at the Lido 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Mac Davis... Sounds Like Home 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Special London Bridge Special 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (11/16/70) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Burt Bacharach Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Diahann Carroll Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tom Jones Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tom Jones Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tom Jones Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tom Jones Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tom Jones Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

This Is Tom Jones 1968 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Raquel 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Engelbert Humperdinck Special 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

It's What's Happening, Baby! 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Pleasure Cove (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Performer

The Tom Jones Special (TV Show)

Actor
Music (41)

Filth 2014 (Movie)

("Dr Love") (Song Performer)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Performer

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

"She's A Lady" (Song Performer)

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

("Delilah") (Song Performer)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

("What's New Pussycat?") (Song Performer)

The Matador 2005 (Movie)

("It's Not Unusual") (Song Performer)

Two for the Money 2005 (Movie)

("It's Not Unusual") (Song Performer)

Anchorman 2004 (Movie)

("Help Yourself") (Song Performer)

Intolerable Cruelty 2003 (Movie)

("If I Only Knew") (Song Performer)

Unconditional Love (New Line) 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

("She's A Lady") (Song Performer)

Cats & Dogs 2001 (Movie)

("Happy Days Are Here Again" "Rocky and the Circus (from 'Chicken Run')" "What's New Pussycat?") (Song Performer)

Dancing With Divas: A G-String Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song Performer

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

("Lean On Me") (Song)

Miss Congeniality 2000 (Movie)

("She's a Lady") (Song Performer)

Ratcatcher 2000 (Movie)

("What's New Pussycat") (Song Performer)

The Emperor's New Groove 2000 (Movie)

("Perfect World" "Perfect World Reprise") (Song Performer)

The Fantasticks 2000 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The Fantasticks 2000 (Movie)

from musical("The Fantasticks") (Music)

A Walk on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

("What's New Pussy Cat") (Song)

Agnes Browne 1999 (Movie)

("She's a Lady" "Delilah" "It (looks like) I'll Never Fall in Love Again" "It's Not Unusual") (Song Performer)

Mad Cows 1999 (Movie)

("She's a Lady") (Song Performer)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

("She's a Lady") (Song Performer)

Deep Impact 1998 (Movie)

("Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)) (Song Performer)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

("She's a Lady" "It's Not Unusual") (Song Performer)

I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 (Movie)

("What's New Pussycat") (Song Performer)

Paulie 1998 (Movie)

("What's New Pussycat") (Song Performer)

The Girl With Brains in Her Feet 1997 (Movie)

("Green Green Grass of Home") (Song)

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

("It's Not Unusual") (Song Performer)

The Jerky Boys 1995 (Movie)

("Are You Gonna Go My Way") (Song Performer)

The Paper 1994 (Movie)

("A Minute of Your Time") (Song Performer)

Highway 61 1992 (Movie)

("It's Not Unusual") (Song Performer)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

("It's Not Unusual") (Song Performer)

The Last of the Finest 1990 (Movie)

("It's Not Unusual") (Song Performer)

Amerika 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

The Strike 1986 (Movie)

("The Green Green Grass of Home") (Song Performer)

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 (Movie)

("Try to Remember") (Song)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1975 (Movie)

("Come to Me") (Song Performer)

Promise Her Anything 1966 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Thunderball 1965 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)
Writer (2)

The Fantasticks 2000 (Movie)

(Source Material)

The Fantasticks 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Possessing one of the most powerful and immediately identifiable voices in pop music, Sir Tom Jones was the dynamic performer of a string of hit songs between 1965 and 1972, including the irrepressible "What's New, Pussycat?" "It's Not Unusual," "Delilah" and "She's a Lady. " Blessed with both good looks and a superb voice, Jones' early career tended to favor the former over the latter, and the soulful qualities of his delivery were set aside in favor of a swaggering, ribald stage presence that had female fans tossing their underwear to him in swooning hysteria. A lengthy fallow period in the late 1970s and early 1980s preceded a comeback - largely engineered by his son - that remade Jones as an R&B singer and topnotch interpreter of contemporary material, as evidenced by his hit rendition of Prince's "Kiss." His revival continued for the next three decades, during which he continued to mine the soul material he loved as a youth while enjoying the praise of a generation that grew up on his '60s tracks. Knighted in 2006 for his numerous contributions to music, Jones remained among that rare class of singers who had both vocal strength and subtle phrasing, which carried his legend well into the 21st century.

Milestones

2012

Performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace, singing "Delilah" and "Mama Told Me Not to Come"

2012

Appeared on BBC talent competition "The Voice UK" as a judge alongside Jessie J, will.i.am, and Danny O'Donoghue

2009

Returned to top of U.K. singles charts with cover of "Islands in the Stream"; recorded with Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees

2008

Released 24 Hours, his first album of new material to be issued in the U.S. for over 15 years

2000

Lent voice to Theme Song Guy in animated feature "The Emperor's New Groove"

1999

Resurrected career with covers album Reload; also featured original song "Sex Bomb"

1991

Co-starred with Sinead O’Connor in TV musical "The Ghosts of Oxford Street" (Channel 4)

1988

Recorded cover version of Prince's "Kiss" with synthpop group Art of Noise

1976

Landed at No. 1 on Billboard country chart with "Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow"

1970

Released hit single "She's a Lady," penned by Paul Anka

1968

Hosted TV variety show "This Is Tom Jones" (ABC)

1967

Made Las Vegas performance debut at the Flamingo

1965

Recorded title tracks for "What's New Pussycat" and James Bond film "Thunderball"

1965

Follow-up single "It's Not Unusual" became international hit; song featured pre-fame Elton John on keyboards

1964

Changed surname to Jones; released first single "Chills and Fever"

1963

Joined local beat group The Senators, billing himself as Tommy Scott

Bonus Trivia

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Jones was diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 12.

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Jones was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 1999. He was knighted by Elizabeth II in 2006 for his services to music.

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