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Ringo Starr

Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles. When the band formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He became The Beatles' drummer in August 1962, taking the place of Pete Best. In addition to his contribution as drummer, Starr featured as lead vocals on a number of successful Beatles songs (in particular, "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Yellow Submarine", and The Beatles version of "Act Naturally"), as co-writer with the song "What Goes On" and primary writer with "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden". As drummer for The Beatles, Starr was musically creative, and his contribution to the band's music has received high praise from notable drummers in more recent times. Starr described himself as "your basic offbeat drummer with funny fills", technically limited by being a left-handed person playing a right-handed kit. Drummer Steve Smith said that Starr's popularity "brought forth a new paradigm" where "we started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect" and that Starr "composed unique, stylistic drum parts for The Beatles songs". In 2011, Starr was picked as the fifth-best drummer of all-time by Rolling Stone readers, behind drummers such as John Bonham, Keith Moon and Neil Peart. Starr is the most documented and critically acclaimed actor-Beatle, playing a central role in several Beatles films, and appearing in numerous other movies, both during and after his career with The Beatles. After The Beatles' break-up in 1970, Starr achieved solo musical success with several singles and albums, and recorded with each of his fellow ex-Beatles as they too developed their post-Beatle musical careers. He has also been featured in a number of TV documentaries, hosted TV shows, and narrated the first two series of the children's television series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. He currently tours with the All-Starr Band.

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Jul 7, 1940 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie JAPANARAMA! Psycho TV From Japan Vol. 2
Latest Project:
Movie If These Walls Could Sing 2023-01-06
Known For
Movie JAPANARAMA! Psycho TV From Japan Vol. 2 2024
Movie If These Walls Could Sing Self 2023-01-06
Movie Elvis Self (Archival Footage) 2022-06-22
Movie Let There Be Drums! Self 2022-10-28
Movie What Drives Us 2021-04-30
Movie 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Movie Zappa Self (archive footage) 2020-11-27
Movie Meeting the Beatles in India Self 2020-09-09
Movie Echo in the Canyon Himself 2019-05-24
Movie Free to Rock Self - The Beatles (archive footage) 2017-05-01
Movie It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond Self 2017-05-26
Movie Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions Self - Musician (archive footage) 2017-08-06
Movie Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution Self (archive footage) 2017-06-03
Movie How the Beatles Changed the World Self (archive footage) 2017-10-23
Movie Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words Larry the Dwarf (archive footage) 2016-05-03
Movie Beatles chronology (1962-1970) Self (archive footage) 2016-02-19
Movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Ringo Starr 2016-06-03
Movie The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Self 2016-09-15
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album Self (archive footage) 2016-11-16
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2015-05-30
Movie The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One Self (archive footage) 2015-11-11
Movie The Beatles 1+ Self (archive footage) 2015-11-06
Movie The Beatles 1 Self (archive footage) 2015-11-06
Movie The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles Self 2014-02-09
Movie The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed Fibonacci Sequins 2014-01-20
Movie Ringo at the Ryman himself 2013-03-22
Movie Good Ol' Freda Self 2013-09-06
Movie Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Self 2012-10-05
Movie Elvis Found Alive Self (archive footage) 2012-01-24
Movie Produced By George Martin 2012-09-11
Movie The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos Self (archive footage) 2011-01-01
Movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World Self 2011-10-05
Movie I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern Self (archive footage) 2011-02-09
Movie Ringo Starr 70th Birthday Bash Radio City NYC 7-07-10 2010-07-07
Movie David Wants to Fly 2010-05-06
Movie The Beatles: Fifty Fabulous Years Self (archive footage) 2010-01-01
Movie John Lennon: Love Is All You Need Self (archive footage) 2010-07-19
Movie A Concert by the Lake Himself 2010-02-16
Movie All You Need Is Klaus Himself 2010-10-02
Movie Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live at the Greek Theater Self 2010-07-27
Movie The Beatles - Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964 Self 2010-11-17
Movie Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Himself (archive footage) 2010-10-26
Movie The Beatles: A Magical History Tour Self (archive footage) 2010-12-15
Movie Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Self (archive footage) 2010-09-01
Movie The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles Self (archive footage) 2010-09-07
Movie The World of Peter Sellers 2009-09-15
Movie The Beatles on Record Self 2009-09-06
Movie Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley Thomas the Tank Engine (voice) 2009-11-13
Movie Oh My God Himself 2009-11-13
Movie Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon & McCartney 1966-1970 Self (archive footage) 2008-02-12
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Self (archive footage) 2008-04-08
Movie Classic Albums: John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band Self 2008-04-29
Movie All Together Now Himself 2008-10-20
Movie Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Live 2006 Self 2008-07-08
Movie Ringo Starr: Off the Record Self 2008-05-02
Movie Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who Himself 2007-09-14
Movie The Beatles: Help! Self (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie The Beatles: Destination Hamburg Self (archive footage) 2007-11-12
Movie Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream Self 2007-10-14
Movie Doctor Who: Origins Self (archive footage) 2006-01-30
Movie The Beatles Love Self 2006-11-20
Movie The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary Self (archive footage) 2005-02-14
Movie Cream: Royal Albert Hall 2005-10-06
Movie The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 Self - baterĂ­a, vocalista 2005-02-22
Movie The Beatles: Watching Rainbows Self (archive footage) 2004-07-01
Movie Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band: Tour 2003 Self 2004-09-21
Series 20th Century Greats Self (archive footage) 2004-11-27
Movie Beatles: The Journey Self (archive footage) 2003-06-17
Movie Concert for George Self 2003-10-03
Movie The Beatles: Around the World Self (archive footage) 2003-11-04
Movie Radio Stinger the Mascot (uncredited) 2003-10-24
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best Of James Narrator 2002-03-05
Movie Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. Self (archive footage) 2002-11-26
Movie Naqoyqatsi Self (archive footage) 2002-09-02
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas Narrator 2001-01-01
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best of Percy Narrator 2001-07-24
Movie The Best of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band So Far... Himself 2001-10-23
Movie The Beatles: A Celebration Self (archive footage) 1999-01-01
Movie Ringo Starr And His Fourth All Starr Band Self 1998-07-28
Movie Paul McCartney: In the World Tonight 1997-05-02
Movie Happy Birthday to John Himself 1997-10-09
Movie Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary Self (archive footage) 1996-01-01
Series The Beatles Anthology Self 1995-11-19
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Self 1995-01-01
Movie The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary Self (archive footage) 1994-06-23
Movie A Life of Extravaganza - The Genius Frank Zappa Self (archive footage) 1993-01-01
Movie The Making of Sgt. Pepper Self 1992-06-14
Movie Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Self 1990-10-09
Series Shining Time Station 1989-01-29
Movie Walking After Midnight Self 1988-01-01
Movie Imagine: John Lennon Self 1988-09-30
Movie The Return of Bruno Ringo Starr 1987-02-07
Movie Video From Hell Self 1987-02-28
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Self (archive footage) 1987-10-16
Movie Fun with the Fab Four Self (archive footage) 1986-01-01
Movie Carl Perkins & Friends: Blue Suede Shoes - A Rockabilly Session Self 1985-10-15
Movie Water Himself - The Singing Rebels' Band 1985-01-01
Movie British Rock: The First Wave Self (archive footage) 1985-10-10
Movie Give My Regards to Broad Street Ringo 1984-11-28
Series Princess Daisy Robin Valerian 1983-11-06
Movie Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Self (uncredited) 1983-12-23
Movie The Compleat Beatles Self (archive footage) 1982-10-01
Movie This Is Elvis Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1981-04-03
Movie Caveman Atouk 1981-04-17
Movie The Kids Are Alright Himself 1979-06-15
Movie Sextette Laslo Karolny 1978-03-03
Movie I Wanna Hold Your Hand Self (archive footage) 1978-04-01
Movie Ringo Ringo Starr / Ognir Rrats 1978-04-25
Movie The Last Waltz Self 1978-05-01
Movie The Beatles at Shea Stadium Self 1977-08-06
Movie Lisztomania The Pope 1975-10-10
Movie Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Self 1974-04-09
Movie The Society of the Spectacle Self (archive footage) 1974-05-01
Movie Son of Dracula Merlin, the Magician 1974-04-12
Movie Marc Bolan & T.Rex: Born To Boogie Self 1973-04-15
Movie That'll Be The Day Mike 1973-05-13
Movie The Concert for Bangladesh Self 1972-03-23
Movie Did Somebody Drop His Mouse? Himself 1972-01-01
Movie Weekend of a Champion Self (uncredited) 1972-02-24
Movie The Point Narrator / Father (home video release) (voice) 1971-02-02
Movie Blindman Candy 1971-11-15
Movie 200 Motels Larry the Dwarf / Frank Zappa 1971-11-10
Movie Let It Be Self (The Beatles) (uncredited) 1970-05-13
Movie The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent Self (archive footage) 1969-01-29
Movie The Magic Christian Youngman Grand, Esq. 1969-12-12
Movie Candy Emmanuel 1968-12-17
Movie The Movie Orgy Self (archive footage) 1968-01-01
Movie Yellow Submarine Ringo (uncredited) 1968-07-17
Movie The Beatles: REVOLUTION Self 1968-09-19
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Self / Talkative Magician 1967-12-25
Movie Reflections on Love Self (archive footage) 1966-05-01
Movie New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert 1965-04-11
Movie The Beatles Unauthorized Self (archive footage) 1965-01-01
Movie Doctor Who: The Chase Self (archive footage) 1965-06-26
Movie Pop Gear Self 1965-05-19
Series The Beatles 1965-09-25
Movie Help! Ringo 1965-07-29
Movie The Beatles in Australia Self 1964-06-01
Movie The Beatles Sing for Shell Self 1964-07-01
Movie A Hard Day's Night Ringo 1964-07-07
Movie The Mersey Sound Self 1963-09-10