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Johnny Cash

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John R. "Johnny" Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Late in his career, Cash covered songs by several rock artists, among them the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails and he covered the synthpop band Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus. Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice; for the "boom-chicka-boom" freight train sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for his rebelliousness, coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor; for providing free concerts inside prison walls; and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." and usually following it up with his standard "Folsom Prison Blues." Much of Cash's music, especially that of his later career, echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption. His signature songs include "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers, including "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue"; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson"; as well as railroad songs including "Hey, Porter" and "Rock Island Line". Cash, a devout but troubled Christian, has been characterized as a "lens through which to view American contradictions and challenges." A Biblical scholar, he penned a Christian novel titled Man in White, and he made a spoken word recording of the entire New King James Version of the New Testament. Even so, Cash declared that he was "the biggest sinner of them all", and viewed himself overall as a complicated and contradictory man. Accordingly, Cash is said to have "contained multitudes", and has been deemed "the philosopher-prince of American country music". Description above from the Wikipedia article Johnny Cash, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Feb 26, 1932 In Kingsland, Arkansas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Johnny Cash: The Man In Black In Britain 2020-11-22
Known For
Poster of Queens Of Nashville
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Poster of Little House on the Prairie
Poster of Columbo
Movie Johnny Cash: The Man In Black In Britain Self (archive footage) 2020-11-22
Movie My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Movie Johnny Cash - A Night to Remember Self 2020-10-01
Movie The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash Self (archive footage) 2019-03-09
Movie Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Self (archive footage) 2019-09-06
Movie Music Videos That Defined the 00’s Self (archive footage) 2019-07-31
Movie ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in Black Self (archive footage) 2018-11-02
Movie Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-03-04
Movie The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End Self - Performer 2016-05-27
Movie The Highwaymen - Live: American Outlaws Self 2016-05-20
Movie I Am Johnny Cash Self (archive footage) 2015-01-01
Movie Johnny Cash: American Rebel Self (archive footage) 2015-09-12
Movie We're Still Here: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited Self (archive footage) 2015-11-20
Movie The Winding Stream Self (archive footage) 2014-03-15
Movie Queens Of Nashville Self (archive footage) 2013-01-01
Movie Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: 'Cowboy' Jack Clement's Home Movies Self (archive footage) 2013-09-12
Movie My Father And The Man In Black Self (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash Self (archive footage) 2012-08-20
Series Finding Your Roots Self (archive footage) 2012-03-24
Series Song by Song Self (archive footage) 2012-10-07
Movie Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line (DVD) Self (archive footage) 2009-02-24
Movie Johnny Cash - Went To Glastonbury Self 2008-07-28
Movie Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash: The Road Show Self 2008-04-06
Movie Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison Self 2008-10-18
Movie Johnny Cash's America Self (archive footage) 2008-10-04
Movie Cash for Kenya Self (archive footage) 2008-10-21
Movie The Best of The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969-1971 Self 2007-09-18
Movie Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream Self (archive footage) 2007-10-14
Movie The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash Himself 2007-01-01
Movie Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Self 2007-09-14
Movie Opry Video Classics : Legends Himself (archive footage) 2007-11-21
Movie Opry Video Classics: Duets Self (archive footage) 2007-11-21
Movie Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes Himself (archive footage) 2007-11-21
Movie Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror - Live at the Newport Folk Festival Self 2007-12-07
Movie Opry Video Classics: Hall of Fame Unknown 2007-11-21
Movie Johnny Cash at 'Town Hall Party' Unknown 2006-01-23
Movie Johnny Cash In Ireland - 1993 Unknown 2006-01-01
Movie Johnny Cash - Man in Black Live in Denmark Himself 2006-07-11
Movie Bob Dylan and The Band: 1969-1970 Compilation Self 2006-07-27
Series Legends Himself (archive footage) 2006-07-15
Movie American Revolutions: The Highwaymen Himself (archive footage) 2006-09-26
Movie Johnny Cash - Ridin' the Rails Himself 2005-06-07
Movie Johnny Cash - Live at Montreux 1994 Himself 2005-03-29
Movie No Direction Home: Bob Dylan Self (archive footage) 2005-07-21
Movie The Work of Director Mark Romanek Himself (archive footage) 2005-09-13
Movie The World's Greatest Gigs Himself (archive footage) 2005-11-09
Movie Johnny Cash - Live From Austin Texas Lui même 2005-11-01
Movie Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line Unknown 2004-01-01
Movie Johnny Cash: The Last Great American Himself 2004-02-27
Movie The Highwaymen: On the Road Again Himself 2003-07-15
Movie Johnny Cash: A Concert Behind Prison Walls Johnny Cash 2003-09-23
Movie Johnny Cash at Town Hall Party 1958-1959 Unknown 2002-01-01
Movie This Land Is Your Land - Folk Years Unknown 2002-05-22
Movie Johnny Cash Greatest Hits Himself 2001-01-01
Movie Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records Self (archive footage) 2001-11-28
Movie Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day Himself 2000-01-29
Movie A Tribute To Johnny Cash Himself 1999-06-04
Movie In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story Unknown 1999-10-07
Movie All My Friends Are Cowboys Johnny 1998-01-01
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Johnny Cash - Manhattan Center Himself 1994-09-03
Movie Crusade: The Life of Billy Graham Himself 1993-01-01
Series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O Self 1993-05-22
Movie Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Self 1993-03-02
Series Renegade Unknown 1992-09-19
Movie Tennessee Nights Unknown 1991-10-12
Movie Highwaymen: Live Unknown 1990-03-28
Movie George Jones: Same Ole Me Self 1989-01-01
Series The Simpsons Space Coyote (voice) 1989-12-17
Movie Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder Elder Davy Crockett 1988-11-20
Movie The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James Frank James 1986-02-17
Movie Stagecoach Marshal Curly Wilcox 1986-05-18
Series North and South John Brown 1985-11-03
Movie The Baron and the Kid Unknown 1984-01-01
Movie Murder in Coweta County Lamar Potts 1983-02-15
Movie Adrift at Sea McLoughlin 1983-12-03
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Movie Jerry Lee Lewis 25th anniversary concert Unknown 1982-05-09
Movie The Pride of Jesse Hallam Jesse Hallam 1981-03-03
Movie Johnny Cash: Christmas in Scotland Unknown 1981-12-10
Series Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters Unknown 1980-11-18
Movie Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1979 Himself 1979-12-06
Movie Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy Himself 1978-11-22
Movie Thaddeus Rose and Eddie Thaddeus Rose 1978-02-24
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Movie Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus Himself 1973-03-31
Movie Eat the Document Self 1972-11-30
Series Musikladen Unknown 1972-12-13
Movie A Gunfight Abe Cross 1971-08-25
Series Columbo Tommy Brown 1971-09-15
Movie Swing Out, Sweet Land Himself 1970-01-01
Series Drei mal neun Self 1970-09-10
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22
Movie Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music Himself 1969-03-01
Movie Johnny Cash at San Quentin performer 1969-09-06
Series The Jim Nabors Hour Unknown 1969-09-25
Series The Johnny Cash Show Self - Host 1969-06-07
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Self - Guest Performer 1968-01-22
Movie Festival Self 1967-10-23
Series The Jackie Gleason Show Self 1966-09-17
Series Die Drehscheibe Self 1964-04-01
Series Shindig! Self 1964-09-16
Movie Hootenanny Hoot Self 1963-08-01
Movie The Night Rider Johnny Laredo 1962-01-01
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Movie Five Minutes to Live Johnny Cabot 1961-12-07
Series The GRAMMY Awards Self 1959-05-04
Series The Rebel Pratt 1959-10-04
Series The Dick Clark Show Self 1958-02-15
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Self 1956-10-05
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Self 1954-10-27
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Self 1948-06-20