Roy Orbison

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 55
Roy Kelton Orbison was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. Many critics described his music as operatic, nicknaming him "the Caruso of Rock" and "the Big O". While most male rock-and-roll performers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant... read more

Roy Kelton Orbison was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. Many critics described his music as operatic, nicknaming him "the Caruso of Rock" and "the Big O". While most male rock-and-roll performers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison's songs conveyed vulnerability. He performed standing still, wearing black clothes to match his dyed black hair and dark sunglasses.

Birth Name

Roy Kelton Orbison

Born

Thursday, 23 April 1936

Died

Tuesday, 06 December 1988

Actor Filmography

A Year in Music Self 2019
Roy Orbison: Black and White Night 30 Himself 2017
Strange Inheritance Himself 2015
Rock Legends Himself (archive footage) 2014
Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl -Unraveled Himself (archive footage) 2014
Celebrity Page Self 2013
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Himself (archive footage) 2012
George Harrison: Living in the Material World Self / Self (archive footage) 2011
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire Himself (archive footage) 2009
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream Himself (archive footage) 2007
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

A Year in Music Self 2019
Roy Orbison: Black and White Night 30 Himself 2017
Strange Inheritance Himself 2015
Rock Legends Himself (archive footage) 2014
Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl -Unraveled Himself (archive footage) 2014
Celebrity Page Self 2013
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Himself (archive footage) 2012
George Harrison: Living in the Material World Self / Self (archive footage) 2011
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire Himself (archive footage) 2009
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream Himself (archive footage) 2007
One for the Money: The Birth of Rock N' Roll Himself - Singer 2006
20 to 1 Himself (archive footage) 2005
Roy Orbison: The Anthology Himself (archive footage) 1999
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story Himself (archive footage) 1999
Classic Albums Self (archive footage) 1997
The History of Rock 'n' Roll Himself (archive footage) 1995
She's Having A Baby Himself 1988
Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night Himself 1988
Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll Self - DVD only 1987
Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session with Carl Perkins and Friends Himself - Narrator 1985
Just Our Luck Himself 1983
SCTV Network Himself 1981
Roadie Himself 1980
Pink Lady Himself 1980
The Dukes of Hazzard Himself 1979
Saturday Night Live Himself - Musical Guest 1975
Austin City Limits Self 1975
The Midnight Special Himself - Guest Host 1972
The Johnny Cash Show Himself - Singer 1969
The Fastest Guitar Alive Johnny 1967
Where the Action Is Himself 1965
Shindig! Himself - Singer 1964
The Lloyd Thaxton Show Himself 1964
Jeopardy! Himself (archive sound) 1964
Top of the Pops Himself, Himself (archive footage) 1964
Ready, Steady, Go! Himself 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Musical Guest 1962
The Dick Clark Show Himself 1958
American Bandstand Himself 1952
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Audience Bow, Singer 1948
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