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Hoyt Axton (1938–1999)

Hoyt Axton was born on March 25, 1938 in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA as Hoyt Wayne Axton. He was married to Deborah Hawkins, Donna "Bambi" Roberts, Kathryn Roberts and Mary Sanino. He died on October 26, 1999 in Helena, Montana, USA. See full bio »


(age 61) in Helena, Montana, USA

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 2016 Sausage Party (writer: "Joy to the World")
 2015 iZombie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Astroburger (2015) ... (writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited)
 2012 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Black Blotter (2012) ... (writer: "The Pusher" - uncredited)
 2012 For the Love of Money (writer: "JOY TO THE WORLD")
 2012 Wanderlust (writer: "Never Been to Spain")
 2008 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Return to Queens Blvd (2008) ... (writer: "The Pusher" - uncredited)
 2008 Four Christmases (writer: "Joy To The World")
 2008 Management (writer: "Never Been to Spain" - as Hoyt Wayne Axton)
 2008 Tropic Thunder (writer: "The Pusher" (1969))
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.14 (2008) ... (writer: "Never Been to Spain")
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Won't Die with a Little Help from My Friends: Part 2 (2008) ... (writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited)
 2006 Kunsten å tenke negativt (writer: "The Pusher")
 2006 Today's Country Music (Video) (performer: "Boney Fingers") / (writer: "Boney Fingers")
 2006 Aloha from Sweden (Video) (writer: "Never Been to Spain")
 2006 Park (writer: "The Pusher")
 2006 Suburban Mayhem (writer: "Double Dare")
 2005 Thank You for Smoking (writer: "Greenback Dollar")
 2004 Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 (Video Game) ("Joy To The World")
 2004 Raise Your Voice (writer: "Joy to the World")
 2004 Singapore Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular Show 1 - Parents' Choice (2004) ... (writer: "Joy to the World")
 2004 Peace One Day (Documentary) (performer: "Joy To The World") / (writer: "Joy To The World")
 2004 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wildcard Performances (2004) ... (writer: "Joy to the World")
 2004 Ella Enchanted (writer: "Joy to the World")
 2003 I Love the '70s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1971 (2003) ... (writer: "Joy To the World")
 2003 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Garage Sale (2003) ... (writer: "Joy to the World")
- Long Drive (2003) ... (writer: "Greenback Dollar")
 2003 Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One Where Monica Sings (2003) ... (writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited)
 2002 American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land (TV Movie) (writer: "Greenback Dollar")
 2002 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ryan-ara! (2002) ... (writer: "Joy to the World")
 1997-2002 The X-Files (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- William (2002) ... (writer: "Joy to the World")
- Detour (1997) ... (writer: "Joy the World")
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys (writer: "Joy to the World")
 2001 The Kiss (Short) (writer: "Never Been to Spain")
 2001 Scotland, Pa. (writer: "Never Been To Spain")
 2000 The '70s (TV Movie) (writer: "Joy To The World" - uncredited)
 2000 28 Days (writer: "Joy to the World" (1971))
 2000 Drowning Mona (writer: "Never Been to Spain", "Joy to the World")
 1999 Sex and the City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Caste System (1999) ... (writer: "Joy to the World")
 1999 King Cobra (Video) (performer: "Seth Is The Devil") / (writer: "Seth Is The Devil")
 1998 Among Giants (performer: "I Dream of Highways") / (writer: "I Dream of Highways")
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie) (writer: "Joy To The World" - as Hoyt Anton)
 1998 Half Baked (writer: "The Pusher")
 1994 Forrest Gump ("Joy To The World" (1970))
 1992 Encino Man (lyrics: "Joy to the World") / (music: "Joy to the World")
 1991 Railfair 91 (Video documentary) (performer: "Thank You Lord", "Mountain Railroad")
 1989 Roger & Me (Documentary) (writer: "Joy to the World")
 1988 Arizona Heat (writer: "The Pusher")
 1987 Designing Women (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Howard the Date (1987) ... (writer: "Joy To The World")
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon (writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited)
 1987 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Band on the Run (1987) ... (writer: "Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog" (aka "Joy to the World"))
 1985 Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (1985) ... (writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited)
 1984 Emu's World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.1 (1984) ... (writer: "Joy To The World" - uncredited)
 1983 The Big Chill (writer: "Joy to the World")
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel (performer: "Built for Comfort", "You Taught Me How to Cry") / (writer: "You Taught Me How to Cry")
 1982 Endangered Species (performer: "BOOZERS ARE LOOSERS") / (writer: "BOOZERS ARE LOOSERS")
 1982 The Junkman (lyrics: "The Great American Dream") / (music: "The Great American Dream")
 1982 The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion (TV Movie) (writer: "Greenback Dollar")
 1982 Golden Years (Video) (writer: "The Pusher" - uncredited)
  WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- I Do, I Do... for Now (1979) ... (performer: "Della & the Dealer") / (writer: "Della & the Dealer")
 1977 Outlaw Blues (performer: "Whisper in a Velvet Night") / (writer: "Beyond These Walls", "I Dream of Highways", "Water for My Horses")
 1976-1977 The Bionic Woman (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Night Demon (1977) ... (performer: "You can fly like an eagle")
- Road to Nashville (1976) ... (performer: "Country Road" ("You can fly like an eagle"), "I don't know why I love you")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... (writer: "Joy to the World")
 1975 Mitchell (performer: "Mitchell")
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 August 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Ease Your Pain")
 1974 Buster and Billie (lyrics: "Lightnin' Bar Blues") / (music: "Lightnin' Bar Blues") / (performer: "Billie's Theme") / (writer: "Billie's Theme")
 1972 The Magic of Walt Disney World (Short) (writer: "Joy to the World" - uncredited)
 1972 Elvis on Tour (Documentary) (writer: "Never Been To Spain")
 1972 The Legend of Hillbilly John (performer: "The Devil (Song of the Defy)") / (writer: "The Devil (Song of the Defy)")
 1972 Butler's Night Out (Short) (writer: "The Pusher" - uncredited)
 1971 The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1971) ... (writer: "Joy to the World")
 1969 Easy Rider (writer: "The Pusher")
 1963 The Young Swingers (lyrics: "Greenback Dollar") / (music: "Greenback Dollar")
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Personal Quote:

Contemplating mankind's purpose turns people like me into pseudo-philosophers. I feel that life is simply a matter of one foot in front of the other and down the road we go. If we're lucky we get to enjoy a little dance or song now and then--I've been singing my song to life since I was born. I've learned that love and the blues seem to be partners.


He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Princeton (LPH-5), before pursuing a music career. After his discharge, he began singing folk songs in San Francisco nightclubs. See more »

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