Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly

Highest Rated: 84% Beyond the Lights (2014)

Lowest Rated: 38% The Dirt (2019)

Birthday: Apr 22, 1990

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Renowned for his rapid-fire delivery, rapper Machine Gun Kelly scored several US Top 10 albums before carving out a second career as an actor with roles in "Bird Box" (2018) and "The Dirt" (2019). Born Richard Colson Baker in Houston, TX in 1990, Machine Gun Kelly spent his early childhood traveling across the world with his missionary parents. After settling in Denver with his father and aunt, he became hooked on the hip-hop of Eminem, Ludacris and DMX and began to catch attention with his own quickfire lyrical flow, becoming the first MC to emerge victorious at Amateur Night at Harlem's Apollo Theater in 2009. After releasing several mixtapes, Kelly performed at the 2011 SXSW where he was offered a deal with Bad Boy Records by Sean Combs. A year later he issued his first EP, Half Naked & Almost Famous, through the label, scored his first US Hot 100 hit with "Wild Boy" and reached No.4 on the Billboard 200 with his debut album, Lace Up. After dropping his 2013 mixtape Black Flag, Kelly made his first foray into the acting world playing a conceited rapper in musical drama "Beyond the Lights" (2014), made a memorable appearance on "WWE Raw" (USA Network, 1993-) and once again peaked at No. 4 in the US with his 2015 sophomore effort General Admission. Kelly achieved his first US Top 10 single in 2016 with "Bad Things," a collaboration with ex-Fifth Harmony vocalist Camila Cabello, but spent much of the year focusing on his acting career. He played punk rocker Crash in sequel "Punk's Dead" (2016), Emma Roberts' main opponent Ty in millennial thriller "Nerve" (2016) and ill-fated boyfriend CJ in sci-fi horror "Viral" (2016), took the recurring part of ex-Pearl Jam roadie Wes in Cameron Crowe dramedy "Roadies" (Showtime, 2016) and enjoyed a minor role in "The Land" (2016), the small town drama he also co-produced. On his return to the hip-hop scene, Kelly scored a third US Top 10 album with 2017's Bloom, entered into a beef with Eminem thanks to diss track "Rap Devil" and issued the 2018 EP, Binge. Kelly then added to his filmography with the role of foul-mouthed pill popper Felix in Netflix's post-apocalyptic hit "Bird Box" (2018), appearances in alien invasion thriller "Captive State" (2019) and coming-of-age "Big Time Adolescence" (2019) and the portrayal of hellraising drummer Tommy Lee in Motley Crue biopic "The Dirt" (2019).

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Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rent Due Machine Gun Kelly (Character) - 2020
60% 47% Project Power Newt (Character) - 2020
44% 37% Captive State Jurgis (Character) $5.9M 2019
38% 94% The Dirt Tommy Lee (Character) - 2019
63% 57% Bird Box Felix (Character) - 2018
50% 28% Viral CJ (Character) - 2016
66% 66% Nerve Ty (Character) $38.6M 2016
No Score Yet 35% Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 Crash (Character) - 2016
84% 75% Beyond the Lights Kid Culprit (Character) $14.6M 2014

TV

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No Score Yet 48% The Kelly Clarkson Show Music Performer,
Guest
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Music Performer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Music Performer 2019-2020 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ridiculousness Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2016
35% 86% Roadies Wes (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skee TV Unknown (Character),
Guest
2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2012

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