Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus

Highest Rated: 83% Mulholland Drive (2001)

Lowest Rated: 12% The Spy Next Door (2010)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1961

Birthplace: Flatwoods, Kentucky, USA

Initially written off as a one-hit wonder following the meteoric rise and fall of his superstardom (thanks to the 1992 single "Achy Breaky Heart" and its accompanying album, Some Gave All), country-rocker Billy Ray Cyrus caught his second wind in the early 2000s. He then staged a considerable comeback in film and television, defying the expectations of many naysayers who believed it impossible for Cyrus to escape from the shadow of that one love-it-or-hate-it single. Some limited film experience, of course, accompanied the Kentuckian heartthrob's early music career, by virtue of the music videos and occasional performance films he cranked out (such as the 1992 Billy Ray Cyrus: Live). He failed to gain notice as an actor, however, until the early 2000s. As the new millennium dawned, Cyrus moved from the echelons of Nashville to those of Hollywood. He began at a somewhat low ebb, with a turn in the straight-to-video actioner Radical Jack (2000), opposite DeDee Pfeiffer, sister of Michelle. In that B-picture (which does not feature rollicking musical numbers), Cyrus travels the route hewn by Patrick Swayze, The Rock (in his remake Walking Tall), Lyle Alzado, and many others. He played Jack Reynolds, a leather clad, chopper-riding southerner who uses his steel fist to wipe clean a town full of redneck scumbags; Pfeiffer, of course, portrayed his romantic interest.The following year, Cyrus toned it down several notches and allowed his soft side to emerge, with a direct appeal to the female demographic and to more sensitive male viewers. He signed on as the lead in the PAX channel's series comedy drama Doc, playing Dr. Clint Cassidy, a sweet-natured Montana physician who follows the love of his life to the Big Apple and accepts a position at a Manhattan hospital, where his gracious charm and easygoing style win the heart of many a patient. That program scored with PAX viewers and lasted several seasons. After a minor role in David Lynch's spectacular Mulholland Dr. (a significant step up from Radical Jack) and turns in such features as Valerie McCaffrey's acclaimed black comedy Wish You Were Dead (2002) and Scott Coffey's quirky dramedy Ellie Parker (2005), the former country singer scored a double whammy. He portrayed the dad and manager of "secret teen pop sensation" Hannah Montana (played, in turn, by Cyrus' real-life daughter, Miley Cyrus) on that character's eponymous Disney Channel sitcom, and then found an even broader fan base (drawing from his roots in country rock and sporting a shaggy mane) when the singer-turned-actor joined the fourth season of the competitive reality series Dancing With the Stars as one of the latest celebs to partner up with a professional ballroom dancer. Cyrus and partner Karina Smirnoff, despite earning low scores from the judges, were able to stay in the competition until just before the semifinals due to the viewers' votes (which count as half of their overall score each week). They were eventually booted off the show in May 2007, just after judge Bruno Tonioli controversially referred to Cyrus' latest performance as "crap."Just months later, Cyrus issued a new album on Walt Disney Records, which included covers of "Over the Rainbow," "Brown-Eyed Girl," and "Put a Little Love in My Heart," as well as new songs. Cyrus continued to work on Hannah Montana throughout the 2000s, and appeared in the feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie in 2009. In 2010, Cyrus joined Jackie Chan for a supporting role in The Spy Next Door, and starred in the holiday feature Christmas Comes to Canaan in 2011. Cyrus would continue to work in many areas of performance over the coming years, releasing albums, like 2012's Changed My Mind.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Like a Country Song Bo Reeson 2014
No Score Yet Christmas Comes Home to Canaan Daniel Burton 2011
12% The Spy Next Door Colton James $24.3M 2010
No Score Yet Suske en Wiske: De Texas rakkers (Luke and Lucy: The Texas Rangers) English-language version 2009
44% Hannah Montana: The Movie Producer Robby Ray Stewart $79.5M 2009
No Score Yet Christmas in Canaan Daniel Burton 2009
No Score Yet Flying By George 2009
No Score Yet Bait Shop Hot Rod Johnson 2008
73% Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour Actor $65.2M 2008
No Score Yet That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana Actor 2008
No Score Yet Rock the Universe Actor 2008
No Score Yet Studio DC: Almost Live! Actor 2008
No Score Yet Hannah Montana: One in a Million Actor 2007
No Score Yet Men and Legends Actor 2007
No Score Yet Wish Gone Amiss Actor 2007
50% Ellie Parker Russian 2005
75% Death & Texas Spoade Perkins 2004
No Score Yet Elvis Has Left the Building Hank 2004
No Score Yet Buzby the Misbehaving Bee Actor 2004
No Score Yet Wish You Were Dead Actor 2002
83% Mulholland Drive Gene $7.1M 2001
No Score Yet Radical Jack Jack 2001
No Score Yet Billy Ray Cyrus: Dreams Come True Actor 1993


No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
Performer 2019
No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Voice
Guest Appearing 2017
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Today
Performer Guest 2017
No Score Yet Harry
Guest 2017
57% Still the King
Vernon Brownmule Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
Performer Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Apprentice
Appearing 2013
No Score Yet The View
Performer Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Performer 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
Guest 2012
No Score Yet 90210
Judd Ridge 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
Performer Guest 2011
No Score Yet Hannah Montana
Robby Stewart 2011
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
Guest 2010
No Score Yet It's On With Alexa Chung
Guest 2009
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
Voice 2009
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
Performer Reality cast member Appearing 2007
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Performer 2007
No Score Yet Doc
Dr. Clint Cassidy 2004
14% Love Boat: The Next Wave
Lasso Larry Larson 1999


Robby Ray Stewart says: You got in a shoe fight!

Hannah Montana/Miley Stewart says: Daddy, don't do this.

Robby Ray Stewart says: I think that we're done.

Hannah Montana/Miley Stewart says: So, you're sayin' that I can never be Hannah again?

Robby Ray Stewart says: Ask me in two weeks.

Lorelai says: She only flies out west to east.

Robby Ray Stewart says: What? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard in my life.

Robby Ray Stewart says: You aren't up to your matchmakin' again, are you?

Ruby says: Me? No, never.

Robby Ray Stewart says: Think of it as a Hannah Detox.