Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett

Highest Rated: 100% Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

Lowest Rated: 7% The New Guy (2002)

Birthday: Nov 1, 1957

Birthplace: Klein, Texas, USA

Multiple Grammy-winning Lyle Lovett established a reputation as one of the contemporary country music scene's most distinctive singer-songwriters before becoming a Robert Altman regular, appearing in the likes of "The Player" (1992), "Short Cuts" (1993) and "Cookie's Fortune" (1999). Born in Houston, TX in 1957, Lovett first began performing at various local clubs while studying Journalism and German at Texas A&M University and got the chance to showcase his talents on a bigger scale when he played a beach singer in TV movie "Bill: On His Own" (1983). A year later he contributed to Nanci Griffith's Once in a Very Blue Moon LP and in 1986 released his self-titled debut through MCA/Curb Records. Fusing pop, jazz, folk and blues with the sounds of country music, 1988's Pontiac cracked the Billboard 200 and was followed by 1989's Grammy-winning Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. Lovett made his proper acting debut playing Detective Delongpre in meta black comedy "The Player" (1992), the first of several Robert Altman films he would star in throughout the decade. After playing baker Andy Bitkower in the auteur's interweaving Los Angeles drama "Short Cuts" (1993), Lovett was briefly propelled to the front pages of the tabloids when he married box office favorite Julia Roberts. The pair both appeared in Altman's much-maligned fashion satire "Pret-a-Porter" (1994) but just a year later announced their divorce. By this point Lovett had released a further two gold-selling albums, guested as Lenny on hit sitcom "Mad About You" (NBC, 1992-99) and become a soundtrack regular, contributing to the likes of "Always" (1989), "The Firm" (1993) and "Toy Story" (1995). Lovett then played the uncle of an abused girl and research scientist in TV movies "Bastard Out of Carolina" (1996) and "Breast Men" (1997) respectively, picked up the fourth Grammy of his career for 1996's "The Road to Ensanada" and appeared as The Road Person in gonzo cult classic "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998). After showing up as Sheriff Carl Tippett in subversive romantic comedy "The Opposite of Sex" (1998) Lovett reunited with Robert Altman to play voyeur Manny Hood in crime caper "Cookie's Fortune" (1999) and compose the soundtrack to his ensemble drama "Dr. T & The Women" (2000). Roles in teen comedy "The New Guy" (2002) and Chekhov short story collection "Three Days of Rain" (2002) then followed, as did his first US Top 20 album, 2007's It's Not Big It's Large. Lovett then played himself in musical biopic spoof "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007), a bartender in Southern dramedy "The Open Road" (2008) and a high-spirited neighbor in festive family film "Angels Sing" (2013), released his tenth studio effort, 2009's Natural Forces, and enjoyed a ten-episode stint as Monte P. Flagman, the lawyer of an immigrant smuggler in acclaimed Scandi noir adaptation "The Bridge" (FX, 2013-14).

Highest rated movies

Bastard Out of Carolina
The Player
Short Cuts
Cookie's Fortune
The Opposite of Sex
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Three Days of Rain
Angels Sing




No Score Yet No Score Yet Country: Portraits of an American Sound Self - 2015
70% 67% Altman Self - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penton: The John Penton Story Narrator - 2014
29% 51% Angels Sing Griffin (Character) - 2013
29% 25% The Open Road Hotel Bartender (Character) - 2009
40% 25% Three Days of Rain Disc Jockey (Character) $2.8K 2002
7% 54% The New Guy Bear (Character) $29.0M 2002
57% 20% Dr. T & the Women Original Music $13.1M 2000
86% 65% Cookie's Fortune Manny Hood (Character) - 1999
81% 60% The Opposite of Sex Sheriff Carl Tippett (Character) $6.4M 1998
49% 89% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Road Person (Character) $10.6M 1998
100% 84% Bastard Out of Carolina Wade (Character) - 1996
24% 27% Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter) Clint Lammeraux (Character) $10.7M 1994
95% 88% Short Cuts Andy Bitkower (Character) $6.1M 1993
98% 84% The Player Detective DeLongpre (Character) $21.7M 1992


No Score Yet 100% Austin City Limits Music Performer 2008 2015 2022
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Major Waylon Gates (Guest Star) 2020 2022
No Score Yet 86% Life in Pieces Ned Gawler (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet 87% Conan Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet 75% The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Music Performer 2013-2014
82% 87% Castle Agent Westfield (Guest Star) 2010
79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Lyle Lovett (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Lenny (Guest Star) 1995 1999