Little Richard

Actor · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 67
Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, Richard's most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. read more

Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, Richard's most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. Characterized by his frenetic piano playing and raspy singing voice, Richard's music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. He influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to hip hop; his music helped shape rhythm and blues for generations to come, and his performances and headline-making thrust his career right into the mix of American popular music.

Birth Name

Richard Wayne Penniman

Born

Monday, 05 December 1932

Died

Saturday, 09 May 2020

Actor Filmography

Actor Filmography

Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres Self - Musician 2021
McCartney 3,2,1 Self - Musician 2021
The Story of Late Night Self 2021
A Capitol Fourth Self - Performer 2020
Hitsville: The Making of Motown Self 2019
Chuck Berry Self 2019
ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke Self 2019
Quincy Self 2018
Elvis Presley: The Searcher Self 2018
Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall Self 2017
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall Self 2016
Keith Richards: Under the Influence Self 2015
Rock Legends Self 2014
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown Self 2014
The Sixties Self 2013
Muscle Shoals Self 2013
The Craig Caddell Show Performer 2013
Elvis Found Alive Self 2012
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years Self 2011
Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child Self 2010
The Gruen Transfer Self 2008
James Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message Self 2008
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards Self 2008
Seven Ages of Rock Himself / Self 2007
The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator? Self - Special Guest Performer 2007
Celebrity Duets Self - Judge, Self 2006
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Self 2005
Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker (archive footage) 2005
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music Self 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself - Interviewee, Himself - Musical Guest 2005
Johnny Cash: The Last Great American Self 2004
Christmas from Hollywood Self 2003
The Blues Self 2003
Las Vegas Self 2003
Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge Self 2003
John & Yoko's Year of Peace Self 2002
It's Black Entertainment Self 2002
Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop Himself / Self 2001
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 2000
Mystery, Alaska Self 1999
The Martin Short Show Self 1999
Hollywood Rocks 'n' Rolls in the '50s Self 1999
Why Do Fools Fall in Love Himself / Self 1998
E! Mysteries & Scandals Self 1998
The Fifties Self 1997
NightMan Jubilee Jones, Self 1997
Chairman of the Board Himself 1997
Behind the Music Self 1997
Homeboys in Outer Space Ebolatolla 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Muppets Tonight Self 1996
The Late Shift Little Richard 1996
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way Self 1995
Rock & Roll Self 1995
The Drew Carey Show Self 1995
The Crew Little Richard 1995
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory Self - Video 'Black or White' 1995
The History of Rock 'n' Roll Self 1995
Queen: Champions of the World Self 1995
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 1993
Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration Self - Special Guest 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Self 1993
Last Action Hero Little Richard 1993
The Pickle President 1993
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1993
WWE Raw Self 1993
The Naked Truth Airborne Mustard Lover 1992
Twist Self 1992
Hearts Afire Little Richard 1992
Martin The Exterminator 1992
Sunset Heat Brandon 1992
One on One with John Tesh Self 1991
The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades Self 1990
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (voice), Little Richard 1990
Bobby's World Self 1990
Blossom Little Richard 1990
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Old King Cole 1990
Bangles Greatest Hits Self 1990
The Simpsons Little Richard 1989
Baywatch Maurice 1989
House of Style Self 1989
The Debbie Allen Special Self 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself 1989
Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse Self 1988
Purple People Eater Mayor 1988
Goddess of Love Alphonso 1988
The 60th Annual Academy Awards Self - Performer 1988
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Self 1988
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1988
A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly Self 1988
Women in Prison Self 1987
Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll Self 1987
Bustin' Loose P.J. Pinkston 1987
Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues Self 1987
Full House Little Richard 1987
The New Hollywood Squares Self - Panelist 1986
Nightlife Self 1986
American Masters Self 1986
Down and Out in Beverly Hills Orvis Goodnight 1986
Motown Returns to the Apollo Self 1985
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz Self 1985
DTV: Pop & Rock Himself (archive footage) 1984
Miami Vice Marvelle Quinn 1984
Salute! Self 1983
Wheel of Fortune Self - Celebrity Contestant 1983
The Compleat Beatles Self 1982
American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special Self 1981
Solid Gold Self 1980
The Little Richard Story Himself / Self 1980
The South Bank Show Self 1978
All You Need Is Love Self 1977
Donny and Marie Self 1975
Arena Himself (archive footage), Self 1975
Jimi Hendrix Self - Interviewee 1973
Let the Good Times Roll Self / Himself 1973
The London Rock and Roll Show Self / Performer 1973
Little Richard: Keep on Rockin' Self 1973
The Midnight Special Himself - Host, Himself 1972
Black Rodeo Self 1972
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto Himself 1971
Soul Train Self, Self - Guest 1971
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Self 1971
Columbo Himself 1971
NFL Monday Night Football Himself - Theme Song Performer 1970
The Smothers Brothers Summer Show Self 1970
The Andy Williams Show Self 1969
The Barbara McNair Show Self 1969
Sesame Street Self 1969
The David Frost Show Self 1969
Della Self 1969
This Is Tom Jones Self 1969
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Self 1969
The Dick Cavett Show Self 1968
Catalina Caper Self 1967
Where the Action Is Self 1965
Hollywood a Go Go Self - Singer 1964
Top of the Pops Self 1964
Ready, Steady, Go! Self 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself, Himself - Musical Guest, Himself - Guest 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Vocalist 1961
Mister Rock and Roll Himself / Self 1957
Don't Knock the Rock Himself / Self 1956
The Girl Can't Help It Self 1956
American Bandstand Himself 1952

Producer Filmography

Ouch! Looks like something broke. Try reloading this page. 🗙