Hoyt Axton - Rotten Tomatoes

Hoyt Axton

Highest Rated:   100% Heart like a Wheel (1983)
Lowest Rated:   47% We're No Angels (1989)
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Oklahoma-born singer/composer Hoyt Axton was the son of Mae Boren Axton, the highly respected country-and-western artist who wrote Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." Upholding family tradition, Axton has penned several hit songs for performers other than himself, from the Kingston Trio's "Greenback Dollar" to Ringo Starr's "The No No Song." Axton's film career until the mid 1980s was confined to soundtrack contributions, notably for the 1969 groundbreaker Easy Rider. Switching to film acting in the late 1970s, Axton has appeared in good ole boy character roles in such films as The Black Stallion (1979) and Gremlins (1984). Hoyt Axton also sang the theme song for the TV sitcom Flo (1980-81).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes
  • Clarence Laidlaw
2004
No Score Yet King Cobra
  • Mayor Ed Biddle
2001
No Score Yet Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long
  • Huey P. Long Sr.
1995
No Score Yet Number One Fan
  • Lt. Joe Halsey
1995
No Score Yet Harmony Cats
  • Bill Stratton
1993
No Score Yet Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle
  • Narrator
1993
No Score Yet Buried Alive
  • Sheriff Sam Eberly
1990
No Score Yet The Rousters
  • Cactus Jake Slade
1990
47% We're No Angels
  • Father Levesque
1989
50% Disorganized Crime
  • Sheriff Henault
1989
No Score Yet Christmas Comes to Willow Creek
  • Al
1987
No Score Yet Retribution
  • Lt. Ashley
1987
No Score Yet Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story
  • Hartford
1987
No Score Yet Act of Vengeance
  • Silous Huddleston
1986
No Score Yet Dallas: The Early Years
  • Aaron Southworth
1986
85% Gremlins
  • Rand
1984
No Score Yet Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega)
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin'
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Rousters
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Deadline Auto Theft
  • Captain Gibbs
1983
100% Heart like a Wheel
  • Tex
1983
No Score Yet The Junkman
  • Himself
1983
No Score Yet Endangered Species
  • Ben Morgan
1982
No Score Yet Deadline Auto Theft
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Liar's Moon
  • Cecil Duncan
1981
No Score Yet Cloud Dancer
  • Actor
1980
88% The Black Stallion
  • Alec's Father
1979
No Score Yet Smoky
  • Fred
1966

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Growing Pains
1985-1992
  • Claver Jackson
  • 1990
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
  • Wes McKinney
  • 1985
  • 1984

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