Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf

Highest Rated: 84% Wayne's World (1992)

Lowest Rated: 4% BloodRayne (2006)

Birthday: Sep 27, 1947

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Though he is most famous for the supremely theatrical best-selling 1970s album Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf has been acting almost as long as he has been singing. Born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, accounts regarding his stage name place its origins in either a childhood nickname or a high school football incident. Either way, by the time Meat Loaf moved to Los Angeles at age 20 to pursue music, the moniker had stuck. After the first band he formed broke up, Meat Loaf found work on stage in the road company of the notorious late-'60s rock musical Hair. Landing in New York in the early '70s, Meat Loaf continued to do theater while trying to make it in the music world. After playing the part on stage, Meat Loaf made his movie debut as the ill-fated Eddie in the flop-turned-midnight movie classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Two years later, Meat Loaf's music took precedence with the release of Bat Out of Hell (1977). Powered by several dramatic singles, Bat Out of Hell became one of the all-time top-selling albums. Various problems, including writer's block, though, turned Meat Loaf's focus back to movies in the late '70s. After appearing in the comedy flop Americathon (1979), Meat Loaf starred in Alan Rudolph's comedy Roadie (1980). While he managed to make several albums in the 1980s, none of them came close to Bat Out of Hell's popularity. Meat Loaf's 1980s movies, including the vehicle Dead Ringer (1982) and the Anthony Michael Hall thriller Out of Bounds (1986) did not fare well, either. Meat Loaf filed for bankruptcy, but his slide towards obscurity began to reverse itself in the early '90s. Meat Loaf's presence in the Steve Martin evangelist comedy-drama Leap of Faith (1992) signaled his arrival as an estimable character actor. His music career also revived by the best-selling Bat Out of Hell II: Back to Hell (1993), Meat Loaf once again turned his attention to singing; his mid-'90s albums suffered the same fate as his 1980s oeuvre. By the late '90s, Meat Loaf, often credited as Meat Loaf Aday, returned to acting in an eclectic mix of films. Along with co-starring as a criminal in the Patrick Swayze actioner Black Dog (1998), Meat Loaf played supporting roles in the Sharon Stone-Kieran Culkin drama The Mighty (1998), the offbeat ensemble piece Outside Ozona (1998), and the Spice Girls romp Spice World (1998). Finding a balance between movies and music, Meat Loaf did a segment of VH1's Storytellers that resulted in a 1999 CD and earned positive notices for his performances as a bigoted sheriff in Crazy in Alabama (1999) and the physically freakish but genuinely sympathetic Robert Paulsen in David Fincher's controversial Fight Club (1999). It was this cultish role that guaranteed him supporting work in both high-octane genre fare (Formula 51, The Salton Sea) as well as uncompromising indies (Focus) for the next decade or so.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet In and Out of Hell: The Meatloaf Story Actor 2017
11% The Moment Sergeant Goodman 2014
37% Stage Fright Roger McCall 2014
No Score Yet Wishin' And Hopin' Monsignor Muldoon 2014
No Score Yet All American Christmas Carol Actor 2013
No Score Yet Polish Bar Actor 2013
No Score Yet Witness Insecurity Actor 2012
70% Beautiful Boy Motel Clerk $77.7K 2011
No Score Yet Citizen Jane Det. Jask Morris 2009
No Score Yet Burning Bright Howie 2009
75% Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise Actor 2008
No Score Yet Rock the Universe Actor 2008
No Score Yet Meat Loaf: 3 Bats Live Actor 2007
53% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Jack's Father $8.2M 2006
4% BloodRayne Leonid $1.6M 2006
No Score Yet Old Grey Whistle Test 2 Actor 2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror Jake Feldman 2006
No Score Yet Crazylove John 2005
No Score Yet Chasing Ghosts Richard Valbruno 2005
No Score Yet The Pleasure Drivers Dale 2005
No Score Yet Meat Loaf: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Actor 2004
No Score Yet Extreme Dating Marshall Jackson 2004
17% A Hole in One Billy 2004
No Score Yet Stadium Rock - The Anthology Actor 2004
26% Formula 51 The Lizard $5.2M 2002
64% The Salton Sea Bo $0.7M 2002
No Score Yet Wishcraft Sparky Shaw 2002
56% Focus Fred 2001
No Score Yet Rustin Coach T. 2001
No Score Yet Golden Dreams: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Amos 2001
57% A Galaxy Far, Far Away Actor 2001
No Score Yet Trapped Jim 2001
No Score Yet Meat Loaf: Hits Out of Hell Actor 2000
No Score Yet Blacktop Jack 2000
No Score Yet Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back Vocals 2000
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 2000
30% Crazy in Alabama Sheriff John Doggett 1999
79% Fight Club Robert 1999
25% Outside Ozona Floyd Bibbs 1999
75% The Mighty Iggy 1998
No Score Yet Everything That Rises Red 1998
10% Black Dog Red 1998
20% Gunshy Lew 1998
35% Spice World Dennis 1998
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 1995
No Score Yet To Catch a Yeti Big Jake Grizzley 1993
62% Leap of Faith Hoover 1992
14% The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Larry 1992
60% Motorama Vern 1992
84% Wayne's World Tiny 1992
14% The Squeeze Titus 1987
No Score Yet Out of Bounds Gil 1986
No Score Yet Der Formel Eins Film Actor 1986
14% Roadie Travis W. Redfish 1980
No Score Yet Scavenger Hunt Scum 1979
No Score Yet Americathon Oklahoma Roy 1979
79% The Rocky Horror Picture Show Eddie 1975
11% State Fair Boy In Stands 1962


No Score Yet Ghost Wars
Doug 2018
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Performer Musical Guest 2018
96% Elementary
Herman Wolf 2017
No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2014
57% Fairly Legal
Charlie DeKay 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Performer 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Apprentice
Reality cast member 2011
No Score Yet 30 for 30
Appearing 2010
71% Glee
Barry Jeffries 2010
No Score Yet Ghost Hunters
Guest 2010
91% House
Eddie 2009
90% Monk
Reverend Jorgenson 2009
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
Performer 2007
72% American Idol
Performer 2006
63% Masters of Horror
Jake Feldman 2006
82% Tales from the Crypt
No Score Yet The Apprentice (UK)
Reality cast member


Red says: Damn! Damn! Damn! You're finished Crews! Your ass is mine!

Eddie says: [singing] Hot patootie, bless my soul! I really love that rock n' roll!

Travis W. Redfish says: "Why is my life so much harder than everybody else's?"

Travis W. Redfish says: Why is my life so much harder than everybody else's?

Floyd Bibbs says: Sometimes you're the windshield and sometimes you're the fly.

Floyd Bibbs says: Sometimes you're the windshield and sometimes you're the fly.