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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 series The Morecambe & Wise Show 1961-10-12
Latest Project:
Movie JAPANARAMA! Psycho TV From Japan Vol. 2 2022
Known For
Poster of The Beatles: Get Back
Poster of The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
Poster of Yellow Submarine
Poster of A Hard Day's Night
Movie JAPANARAMA! Psycho TV From Japan Vol. 2 Unknown 2022
Movie Ringo Starr Going Home Self - Host 2022
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side One Unknown 2022
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side 2 Himself (Archival footage) 2022
Movie What Drives Us Unknown 2021-04-30
Movie The Beatles: Get Back Self 2021-08-26
Series The Beatles: Get Back Self 2021-11-25
Movie Mae West: Dirty Blonde Self 2020-06-16
Movie Ringo Starr’s Big Birthday Show Self / Host 2020-07-07
Movie Meeting the Beatles in India Unknown 2020-09-09
Movie Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Self (archive footage) 2019-09-06
Movie Echo in the Canyon Himself 2019-05-24
Movie The Beatles - Abbey Road (50th Anniversary) Self 2019-09-27
Movie Glass Onion Himself 2019-09-27
Movie George Harrison: All Things Pass Himself (archive footage) 2018-03-20
Movie It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond Himself (archive footage) 2017-05-26
Movie Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution Himself (archive footage) 2017-06-03
Movie Free to Rock Self - The Beatles (archive footage) 2017-05-01
Movie Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions Himself (archive footage) 2017-08-06
Movie How the Beatles Changed the World Himself (archive footage) 2017-10-23
Movie Beatles chronology (1962-1970) batteria, voce 2016-02-19
Movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Ringo Starr 2016-06-03
Movie The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Himself 2016-09-15
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album Himself (archive footage) 2016-11-16
Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Unknown 2015-09-08
Movie The Beatles-Strawberry Fields Forever Ringo Starr 2015-09-15
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Himself 2015-05-30
Movie The Beatles 1 Himself 2015-11-06
Movie The Beatles 1+ Unknown 2015-11-06
Movie The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One Unknown 2015-11-11
Movie Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love Self 2014-01-20
Movie The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles Himself 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 Himself 2013-09-06
Movie The Winged Beetle Himself 2012-01-01
Movie Produced By George Martin Unknown 2012-09-11
Movie Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Himself 2012-10-05
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Revisited Unknown 2012-10-06
Movie I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern Himself 2011-02-09
Movie The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos Unknown 2011-01-01
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 2 Ringo 2011-05-02
Movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World Self 2011-10-05
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 3 Ringo 2011-05-02
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 1 Ringo 2011-05-02
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 4 Ringo 2011-05-02
Movie David Wants to Fly Unknown 2010-05-06
Movie Ringo Starr 70th Birthday Bash Radio City NYC 7-07-10 Unknown 2010-07-07
Movie A Concert by the Lake Himself 2010-02-16
Movie Beatles Fifty Fabulous Years Unknown 2010-01-01
Movie Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band: Live at the Greek Theatre 2008 Self 2010-07-27
Movie Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories Unknown 2010-01-20
Movie Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Himself (archive footage) 2010-10-26
Movie The Beatles - Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964 Unknown 2010-11-17
Movie Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Himself 2010-09-01
Series Conan Self 2010-11-08
Movie The Beatles: A Magical History Tour as himself 2010-12-15
Movie The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles Unknown 2010-09-07
Movie All You Need Is Klaus Himself 2010-10-02
Movie The Beatles on Record Himself 2009-09-06
Movie The Beatles: Here There and Everywhere Unknown 2009-09-25
Movie The World of Peter Sellers Unknown 2009-09-15
Movie Oh My God Himself 2009-11-13
Movie Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley Thomas the Tank Engine (voice) 2009-11-13
Movie Beatles, The Journey Drums Vocal 2008-03-18
Movie Thomas & Friends: Percy Takes The Plunge Narrator 2008-03-04
Movie Composing The Beatles Songbook: 1966-1970 Himself 2008-01-01
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Movie Classic Albums: John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band Unknown 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 Himself 2008-05-02
Movie Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream Self 2007-10-14
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 Unknown 2007-11-12
Movie Doctor Who: Origins (archival footage) 2006-01-30
Movie The Beatles Love Himself 2006-11-20
Movie The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary Unknown 2005-02-14
Movie The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 baterĂ­a, vocalista 2005-02-22
Movie Concert for Bangladesh Revisited with George Harrison and Friends Self 2005-10-24
Movie Ringo Starr and the Roundheads - Live himself 2005-08-25
Movie The Beatles: Watching Rainbows as himself 2004-07-01
Movie Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band: Tour 2003 Self 2004-09-21
Series 20th Century Greats Himself (archive footage) 2004-11-27
Movie Beatles Biggest Secrets Unknown 2004-12-02
Movie Concert for George Self 2003-10-03
Movie The Beatles: Around the World Unknown 2003-11-04
Movie Naqoyqatsi Self (archive footage) 2002-09-02
Movie Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. Himself (archive footage) 2002-04-01
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best Of James Narrator 2002-03-05
Series Pet Star Unknown 2002-08-09
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas Narrator 2001-01-01
Movie Beatles, Big Beat Box Unknown 2001-01-01
Series Timewatch Himself (archive footage) 2001-01-12
Movie The Best of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band So Far... Himself 2001-10-23
Movie Thomas and Friends: Best of Percy Narrator 2001-07-24
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie The Beatles: A Celebration Himself 1999-01-01
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Ringo Starr And His Fourth All Starr Band Self 1998-07-28
Series Classic Albums Unknown 1997-04-14
Movie Paul McCartney: In the World Tonight Unknown 1997-05-02
Series Leute heute self 1997-07-23
Movie Happy Birthday to John Himself 1997-10-09
Movie Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary Himself (archive footage) 1996-01-01
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The Beatles Story Unknown 1996-07-01
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Himself 1995-01-01
Series The Beatles Anthology Self 1995-11-19
Series The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show Unknown 1995-01-02
Movie The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary Unknown 1994-06-23
Series Top of The Pops 2 Unknown 1994-09-17
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The Making of Sgt. Pepper Himself 1992-06-14
Movie The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit Himself 1991-11-13
Movie Thomas & Friends: Thomas Gets Tricked Narrator 1990-06-07
Movie Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Self 1990-10-09
Series Shining Time Station Unknown 1989-01-29
Series The Simpsons himself (voice) 1989-12-17
Movie Walking After Midnight Unknown 1988-01-01
Movie Imagine: John Lennon Self 1988-10-07
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie The Return of Bruno Ringo Starr 1987-02-17
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1987-10-16
Series American Masters Himself 1986-06-23
Movie Fun with the Fab Four Himself 1986-01-01
Movie Willie and The Poor Boys - The Movie Unknown 1985-01-01
Movie Water Himself - The Singing Rebels' Band 1985-01-01
Movie British Rock: The First Wave Himself 1985-10-10
Series Alice in Wonderland Mock Turtle 1985-12-09
Movie An Audience with Billy Connolly Unknown 1985-10-25
Movie Carl Perkins & Friends: Blue Suede Shoes - A Rockabilly Session himself 1985-10-15
Series Thomas & Friends Narrator (voice) 1984-10-09
Movie Give My Regards to Broad Street Ringo 1984-11-28
Series Princess Daisy Robin Valerian 1983-11-06
Movie The Cooler Prisoner/Cowboy 1982-05-24
Movie The Compleat Beatles Self (archive footage) 1982-10-01
Movie Paul McCartney - Take It Away Unknown 1982-06-21
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie Caveman Atouk 1981-04-17
Movie The Kids Are Alright Himself 1979-06-15
Series An Audience with... Self 1978-01-08
Movie Sextette Laslo Karolny 1978-03-03
Movie The Last Waltz Self 1978-05-01
Movie Ringo Ringo Starr / Ognir Rrats 1978-04-25
Series Bitte umblättern Self 1977-04-20
Movie Lisztomania The Pope 1975-10-10
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Braverman's Condensed Cream of the Beatles Self (archive footage) 1974-10-03
Movie Son of Dracula Merlin, the Magician 1974-04-12
Movie The Society of the Spectacle Self (archive footage) 1973-01-01
Movie That'll Be The Day Mike 1973-05-13
Movie Born to Boogie Self 1973-04-15
Movie Did Somebody Drop His Mouse? Himself 1972-01-01
Movie The Concert for Bangladesh Self 1972-03-23
Movie The Concert for Bangladesh 1972-08-04
Movie The Point Narrator / Father (home video release) (voice) 1971-02-02
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Movie 200 Motels Larry the Dwarf / Frank Zappa 1971-11-10
Movie Blindman Candy 1971-11-15
Movie Let It Be Self (The Beatles) (uncredited) 1970-05-13
Series Treffpunkte himself 1970-05-26
Movie The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume One Ringo 1969-01-02
Movie The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Two Ringo 1969-01-02
Movie The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Three Ringo 1969-01-02
Movie Will the Real Mr. Sellers... Unknown 1969-12-18
Movie The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent Unknown 1969-01-29
Movie The Magic Christian Youngman Grand, Esq. 1969-12-12
Movie The Beatles on the Rooftop Self 1969-01-30
Movie Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Himself 1969-11-21
Series Monty Python's Flying Circus Unknown 1969-10-05
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie Yellow Submarine Ringo (uncredited) 1968-07-17
Movie Candy Emmanuel 1968-12-17
Movie The Beatles-A Day In The Life Ringo Starr 1968-09-17
Movie All You Need Is Love Unknown 1967-07-07
Movie Monument Self (Archive) 1967-04-17
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Himself / Talkative Magician 1967-12-25
Movie Reflections on Love Himself 1966-05-01
Movie Die Beatles Himself (as The Beatles) 1966-07-05
Movie The Beatles Unauthorized Himself 1965-01-01
Movie Help! Ringo 1965-07-29
Movie Pop Gear Self (archive footage) 1965-05-19
Movie The Beatles at Shea Stadium Himself 1965-08-15
Movie The Beatles: Live in Paris Drums 1965-10-31
Series The Beatles Unknown 1965-09-25
Movie The Beatles in Australia Himself 1964-06-01
Movie The Beatles - Live In Washington DC Himself 1964-02-11
Movie Around the Beatles Himself 1964-05-06
Movie The Beatles Sing for Shell Self 1964-07-01
Movie A Hard Day's Night Himself 1964-07-07
Movie What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. Himself 1964-12-03
Movie The Beatles: Live in The Netherlands Unknown 1964-07-17
Movie The Mersey Sound Himself 1963-09-10
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Morecambe & Wise Show Unknown 1961-10-12