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Jerry Lee Lewis

Highest Rated:   87% Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2004)
Lowest Rated:   63% Great Balls of Fire (1989)
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Known to one and all as "The Killer," mercurial rock & roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis was a child piano prodigy. Lewis was barely out of high school when he was signed by Nashville's Sun Records. Rising rapidly to the top of the charts with such hits as "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," Lewis was for many years regarded as the chief rival to Elvis Presley. His fortunes declined spectacularly in 1958 when his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra Brown earned him widespread condemnation. After 12 years of performing in seedy night clubs and saloons, he made a spectacular comeback in 1970, only to suffer another setback when one of his later wives died under mysterious circumstances. He managed to survive this and many other scandals, continuing to chart his own professional course in his own way well into the 1980s. He appeared in a handful of films, notably High School Confidential (1958), and in 1988 was impersonated by Dennis Quaid in a flamboyant biopic, Great Balls of Fire. Jerry Lee Lewis is the cousin of evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and night club entrepreneur Mickey Gilley.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis: Live
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Ray Charles: The Legend Lives On
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Rock Around the Hits
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Willie Nelson & Guests: Rock the Night Away
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing Live
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis - Most Famous Hits
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet One for the Money: The Birth of Rock N' Roll
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis - I Am What I Am
  • Actor
2004
87% Mayor of the Sunset Strip
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet 25 Country Number 1's
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Oldies 1
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet History of Rock 'N' Roll
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Roy Orbison: In Dreams
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Conway Twitty: On the Mississippi
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Rock and Roll at 50
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Cowboy Jack Clement's Home Movies
  • Actor
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet The Fabulous '50s
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Piano Grand: A Smithsonian Celebration
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Hollywood Rocks 'N' Rolls in the 50s
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock 'n' Roll
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis & Friends
  • Actor
1989
63% Great Balls of Fire
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Legends of Rock 'n' Roll Live
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Legends of Rock 'n' Roll
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis: I Am What I Am
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto
  • Actor
1988
85% Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Jerry Lee Lewis Chronicles
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet A Tribute to Ricky Nelson
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Country Rockers
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet American Hot Wax
  • Himself
1978
No Score Yet David Hemmings: Be My Guest
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Jamboree
  • Himself
1958
70% High School Confidential
  • Himself
1958

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Performer
  • 2006
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Performer
  • 2001

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