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Ringo Starr

Highest Rated:   100% The Kids Are Alright (1979)
Lowest Rated:   20% Sextette (1978)
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Birthplace:   Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Fresh from a nondescript Liverpudlian musical group known as Rory Storme and the Hurricanes, Ringo Starr made the quantum leap to superstardom in 1962 when he replaced Pete Best as drummer for the burgeoning Beatles. Starr was regarded by many music aficionados as the least creative of the foursome, though he may well have enjoyed the largest fan following -- especially among young ladies who felt the urge to "mother" the diminutive Mr. Starr (though he appeared to be the baby of the group, Ringo was in fact the oldest of the Fab Four). In the Beatles' first two films, A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965), most of the comedy material went to Ringo, whose Chaplinesque demeanor and droll, deadpan dialogue delivery paid off in big laughs. Upon the group's breakup in 1970, it was Ringo who fared best as a solo screen actor. He had already brightened up the dull proceedings of Candy (1968) and The Magic Christian (1970); after the Beatles' split, he was seen to good advantage as the Pope in Ken Russell's Lisztomania (1975), as one of Mae West's bewildered amours in Sextette (1978) and as a bumbling Cro-Magnon in Caveman (1979), in which he co-starred with his second wife, Barbara Bach. In 1973, Ringo produced the bizarre horror movie spoof Son of Dracula, appearing onscreen with fellow rock icon Harry Nilsson. A big draw all over again in the 1980s thanks to his All-Star Band tours, Ringo Starr remains a most welcome, if infrequent TV guest star; he has also shown up in several entertaining commercials, including a 1995 Pizza Hut spot in which he co-starred with ex-Monkees Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork. Ringo continued to record music and often appeared in music documentaries, not all of which were about the Beatles. He made memorable contributions to both Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? as well as George Harrison: Living In the Material World.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Beatles: How the Beatles Changed the World
  • Actor
2017
96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
  • Producer
$3M 2016
78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Himself
2016
No Score Yet God? The Almighty Question
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet A Hard Day's Night - 50th Anniversary
  • Actor
2014
86% BB King: The Life of Riley
  • Actor
2014
84% Good Ol' Freda
  • Actor
$0.2M 2013
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends
  • Actor
2012
86% George Harrison: Living In The Material World
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Change Begins Within
  • Actor
2011
92% Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?
  • Actor
$30.3k 2010
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet All You Need Is Klaus
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Beatles on Record
  • Actor
2009
21% Oh My God
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Soundstage Presents: Ringo Starr And The Roundheads
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Klaus Voormann: With the Beatles
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet All Together Now
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Classic Albums
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Beatles: Turn Left at Greenland
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band: Live at the Greek Theatre 2008
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Rare and Unseen: The Beatles
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Beatles London
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Looking Back at the Beatles
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Beatles: Destination Hamburg - The Early Years
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Band Du Lac: One Night Only Live
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Beatles: Intimate Scrapbook
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Ringo Starr: Live on Tour
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Beatles: Hamburg and the Hamburg Sound
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Beatles - She Loves You
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band: Tour 2003
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Beatles' Biggest Secrets
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Fun with the Fab Four
  • Actor
2003
94% Great Performances
  • Actor
$70.5k 2003
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends - Best of Gordon
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Carl Perkins and Friends
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Classic Albums
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Ringo Starr & His New All-Starr Band
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Beatles - A Long And Winding Road
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band: So Far
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Band - The Authorized Video Biography
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band - So Far
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Paul McCartney and the World Tonight
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet The Beatles Celebration
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Beatles Anthology
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Beatles: From the Beginning to the End
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Thomas the Tank Engine - Thomas Breaks the Rules & Other Stories
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Thomas the Tank Engine - Better Late Than Never & Other Stories
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Beatles: Alone & Together
  • Himself
1989
No Score Yet The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet The Return of Bruno
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Willie and the Poor Boys
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland
  • Mock Turtle
1985
No Score Yet Water
  • Singing Rebels' Band Member
1985
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: James Learns a Lesson
  • Storyteller
1985
23% Give My Regards to Broad Street
  • Director
  • Ringo
1984
No Score Yet Princess Daisy
  • Actor
1983
24% Caveman
  • Atouk
1981
100% The Kids Are Alright
  • Actor
1979
98% The Last Waltz
  • Himself
1978
20% Sextette
  • Laslo Karolny
1978
43% Lisztomania
  • Pope
1975
No Score Yet That'll Be the Day
  • Mike
1973
No Score Yet Born to Boogie
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Producer
1972
No Score Yet Concert for Bangladesh
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Marc Bolan & T-Rex - Born to Boogie
  • Producer
  • Director
1972
67% 200 Motels
  • Larry The Dwarf / Frank Zappa
1971
No Score Yet The Point
  • Narrator
1971
No Score Yet The World of Peter Sellers
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Blindman
  • Actor
1971
82% Let It Be
  • Actor
1970
56% The Magic Christian
  • Youngman Grand
1970
80% Candy
  • Emmanuel
1968
58% Magical Mystery Tour
  • Actor
1967
91% Help!
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Go Go Mania (Pop Gear)
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet The Beatles: Washington D.C. Feb. 11th, 1964
  • Actor
1964
98% A Hard Day's Night
  • Ringo
1964
No Score Yet The Beatles - Down Under
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet John Lennon: Beatles & Beyond
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
  • Screenwriter
  • Himself
  • Producer
  • 2012
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • Performer
  • 2010
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1994
  • 1991
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1984

Quotes from Ringo Starr's Characters