Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe

Highest Rated: 100% On the Seventh Day (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% Dream a Little Dream (1989)

Birthday: Jan 04, 1960

Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, USA

As the singer for R.E.M., Michael Stipe made musical history by helping to establish the indie underground scene in 1980s America and, later, by bringing alternative rock to the mainstream. Born John Michael Stipe on January 4, 1960 in Decatur, Georgia, he grew up as an Army brat, moving around a lot. But when he was going to college in Athens, he had a fateful meeting with guitarist Peter Buck, and along with drummer Bill Berry and bassist Mike Mills, they formed R.E.M. in 1980. Around the same time, Stipe's sister Lynda became a member of another Athens band, Oh-OK. Soon both groups were at the core of the town's booming indie rock scene, which would shortly gain national attention. R.E.M. released their first single, "Radio Free Europe," the following year, and with their celebrated '83 debut LP, Murmur, they were hailed as one of the bright lights of the underground. Over the next few years, the band became kings of the indie rock hill, but late '80s albums like Document and Green crossed R.E.M. (and alternative rock) to massive success and mainstream acceptance. 1991's Out of Time was the apex of the band's commercial success, turning them into full-on arena-filling superstars. Throughout it all, Stipe remained skeptical of fame's trappings, maintaining his underdog perspective despite his celebrity. When he wasn't working with the band, he made myriad guest appearances, singing on records by Robyn Hitchcock, Billy Bragg, Neneh Cherry, Syd Straw, and countless others. He occasionally produced other artists as well, including Hugo Largo, Vic Chesnutt, and Magnapop. Though initially private about his sexuality, Stipe eventually came out as bisexual. R.E.M. split in 2011, but until he posted a song on Instagram in March of 2018 in support of the anti-gun March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., he never released any actual solo material. But even that track disappeared when Stipe deleted his Instagram account as a political statement later that year.

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Movies

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100% 67% On the Seventh Day Producer $78.3K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fourplay Executive Producer - 2012
No Score Yet 44% Me at the Zoo Executive Producer - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn Unknown (Character) - 2009
28% 35% Captain Mike Across America Unknown (Character) - 2007
61% 78% Saved! Producer $459.4K 2004
67% 40% Everyday People Executive Producer - 2004
No Score Yet 84% Stranger Inside Producer - 2001
82% 50% The Sleepy Time Gal Co-Producer - 2001
83% 71% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Executive Producer $3.3M 2001
91% 81% Our Song Executive Producer $254.2K 2000
No Score Yet 63% Olive, the Other Reindeer Unknown (Character) - 1999
88% 81% Spring Forward Executive Producer $102.3K 1999
63% 79% Man on the Moon Original Music $34.6M 1999
94% 87% Being John Malkovich Producer $22.9M 1999
71% 85% Meeting People Is Easy Self $51.3K 1999
58% 80% Velvet Goldmine Executive Producer $1M 1998
41% 59% A Life Less Ordinary Original Music $4.3M 1997
20% 40% Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day Skeeter (Character) - 1996
42% 90% Tommy Boy Original Music $30.7M 1995
No Score Yet 100% Adventures of Pete & Pete, The - Classic Petes Unknown (Character) - 1994
0% 67% Dream a Little Dream Original Music $5M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arena Brains The Watcher (Character) - 1987

TV

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No Score Yet 36% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2020 2016
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer,
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2020 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011 2009
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1995

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