Paul Anka

Paul Anka

Highest Rated: 100% The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)

Lowest Rated: 17% Mad Dog Time (1996)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1941

Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

One of the most accomplished entertainers of the late 20th century, Paul Anka began his career as a teen idol with the top-selling "Diana" in 1957 before charting repeatedly over the next five decades as both a singer and a songwriter whose compositions included the theme to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC, 1962-1992) and Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way." Noted as much for his knack for crafting memorable pop songs and his business acumen as for his breezy vocal delivery, Anka successfully rode out the industry's shift from traditional pop to rock in the early 1960s by refashioning himself as a nightclub singer while writing blockbuster hits for Buddy Holly, Tom Jones and Sinatra. He rebounded in the early 1970s with a string of easy listening hits, including "(You're) Having My Baby," and remained a staple of Las Vegas and the international nightclub scene. His vast body of work kept him in the public eye well into the new millennium, and continued to yield hits with covers of early work and newer material, like "This Is It" (2009), which he penned with Michael Jackson. A tenacious and iconic figure in the music industry, Anka served as an exemplary model for singers and other musicians who hoped to take control of their careers and truly do it their way.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 53% David Foster: Off the Record Himself (Character) - 2019
41% 71% Agnes Browne Non-Original Music $140.4K 1999
17% 47% Mad Dog Time Danny Marks (Character) $102.9K 1996
No Score Yet 52% Shake, Rattle and Rock! Special Appearance (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 69% Ordinary Magic Joey Dean (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster Nick Angel (Character) - 1991
100% 71% The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Non-Original Music - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Look in Any Window Craig Fowler (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls Town Jimmy Parlow (Character) - 1959

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2008
85% 86% Gilmore Girls Himself (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 75% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
85% 77% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1966 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1964 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Thomas Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1961

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