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Billy Idol


Born William Michael Albert Broad in Middlesex, England, in 1955, the first child of Bill and Joan Broad. When he was 2, his father moved the family to Long Island, New York, in pursuit of the American dream. They returned 4 years later (now with a baby sister, Jane) to Dorking. America made a big impression on Billy; he loved the big cars and rock... See full bio »
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 2014 Daily Ukulele (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- White Wedding - Billy Idol (2014) ... (writer: "White Wedding")
 2014 Walking on Sunshine (writer: "White Wedding")
 2014 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cover for Me (2014) ... (writer: "White Wedding" - uncredited)
 2013 Grown Ups 2 (writer: "Dancing With Myself")
 2010-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 20 episodes)
- Episode #21.154 (2013) ... (writer: "Dancing with Myself" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.136 (2013) ... (writer: "Rebel Yell" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.122 (2013) ... (writer: "Rebel Yell" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.78 (2013) ... (writer: "Dancing with Myself" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.69 (2013) ... (writer: "Rebel Yell" - uncredited)
 2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justin Timberlake (2013) ... (writer: "Dancing with Myself" - uncredited)
 2012 VH1 Divas 2012 (TV Movie) (writer: "Rebel Yell")
  EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode dated 21 May 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "White Wedding" - uncredited) / (writer: "White Wedding" - uncredited)
 2012 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Brave New World: Part 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Eyes Without a Face" - uncredited)
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 2 (2012) ... ("Dancing with Myself") / (writer: "Dancing with Myself")
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- New Wave of British Heavy Metal (2011) ... (writer: "Ready Steady Go")
  New Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Wedding (2011) ... (performer: "Dancing with Myself" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dancing with Myself" - uncredited)
 2011 Moneyball (performer: "Mony Mony")
  Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Ron & Tammy: Part Two (2011) ... (performer: "Cradle of Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cradle of Love" - uncredited)
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.7 (2010) ... (writer: "White Wedding" - uncredited)
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (performer: "Speed" - uncredited) / (writer: "Speed" - uncredited)
- Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) ... (performer: "White Wedding" - uncredited) / (writer: "White Wedding" - uncredited)
 2010 Chuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Beard (2010) ... (performer: "Dancing With Myself" - uncredited)
 2009 Guitar Hero: Van Halen (Video Game) (performer: "White Wedding") / (writer: "White Wedding")
 2009 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wheels (2009) ... (writer: "Dancing with Myself" - uncredited)
  Castle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Famous Last Words (2009) ... (performer: "Dancing with Myself" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dancing with Myself" - uncredited)
 2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats (writer: "Dancing with Myself")
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (performer: "Dancing with Myself") / (writer: "Dancing with Myself")
  Soundstage (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- In Super Overdrive: Billy Idol Live (2009) ... (performer: "Super Overdrive", "Dancing With Myself", "Flesh For Fantasy", "Touch My Love", "White Wedding", "Scream", "Eyes Without A Face", "Cry", "Blue Highway", "Ready Steady Go", "Rebel Yell", "Kiss Me Deadly") / (writer: "Super Overdrive", "Dancing With Myself", "Flesh For Fantasy", "White Wedding", "Scream", "Eyes Without A Face", "Blue Highway", "Ready Steady Go", "Rebel Yell", "Kiss Me Deadly")
 2009 I Love You, Man (writer: "Dancing with Myself")
  Skins (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Cook (2009) ... (performer: "White Wedding") / (writer: "White Wedding")
 2008 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (TV Movie) (performer: "Rebel Yell") / (writer: "Rebel Yell")
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) ("Rebel Yell")
 2008 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kyle Ainge (2008) ... (performer: "Flesh For Fantasy")
 2007 Midnight Heat (performer: "White Wedding") / (writer: "White Wedding")
 2007 Mama's Boy (writer: "Ready steady Go")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... (writer: "White Wedding")
 2007 Brooklyn Rules (performer: "Dancing With Myself") / (writer: "Dancing With Myself")
 2007 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time After Time (2007) ... (writer: "Dancing with Myself")
 2006 Flushed Away (performer: "Dancing with Myself") / (writer: "Dancing with Myself")
 2006 The Lather Effect (performer: "Dancing With Myself") / (writer: "Dancing With Myself" - as W. Broad)
 2004-2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- The River (2006) ... (performer: "Rebel Yell")
- Schadenfreude (2005) ... (performer: "Dancing With Myself")
- It's Raining Men (2004) ... (performer: "Eyes Without a Face" - uncredited)
  Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Everybody Hates Picture Day (2006) ... (performer: "White Wedding") / (writer: "White Wedding")
  My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Joy's Wedding (2005) ... (performer: "White Wedding" - uncredited) / (writer: "White Wedding" - uncredited)
 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1987 (2005) ... (performer: "Mony Mony")
 2005 Charmed (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Something Wicca This Way Goes (2005) ... ("Evil Eye")
 2005 The Upside of Anger (lyrics: "Rebel Yell") / (music: "Rebel Yell") / (performer: "Rebel Yell")
 2004 Blackpool (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2004) ... ("White Wedding")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (performer: "White Wedding") / (writer: "White Wedding")
 2004 Mean Girls ("Dancing with Myself")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- The Wandering Juvie (2004) ... (performer: "White Wedding") / (writer: "White Wedding")
 2002 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Miss Reutlitz (2002) ... (performer: "Rebel Yell")
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys (performer: "Rebel Yell") / (writer: "Rebel Yell")
  Third Watch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- After Hours (2000) ... (performer: "Rebel Yell" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rebel Yell" - uncredited)
 2000 Coyote Ugly (performer: "Rebel Yell") / (writer: "Rebel Yell")
 2000 Heavy Metal 2000 (performer: "Buried Alive") / (writer: "Buried Alive" - as Idol)
 1999 Pushing Tin (performer: "Dancing with Myself") / (writer: "Dancing with Myself")
 1999 NewsRadio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wedding (1999) ... (writer: "White Wedding" - uncredited)
 1998 Jack Frost (performer: "Hot in the City") / (writer: "Hot in the City")
 1998 SLC Punk! (writer: "Kiss Me Deadly")
 1998 The Wedding Singer (performer: "White Wedding") / (writer: "White Wedding")
 1998 Gia (TV Movie) (performer: "Dancing With Myself") / (writer: "Dancing With Myself" - as William A. Broad)
 1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Horror of Party Beach (1997) ... (writer: "Eyes without a Face" - uncredited)
- Terror from the Year 5000 (1997) ... (writer: "Eyes without a Face" - uncredited)
 1996 Alle haben geschwiegen (TV Movie) (performer: "Sweet Sixteen") / (writer: "Sweet Sixteen")
 1996 Striptease (performer: "Mony Mony")
  Cybill (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Wedding Bell Blues (1996) ... (performer: "White Wedding" - uncredited) / (writer: "White Wedding" - uncredited)
 1995 Empire Records (writer: "Ready, Steady, Go")
 1994 Speed (performer: "Speed") / (producer: "Speed") / (writer: "Speed")
 1993 True Romance (performer: "White Wedding") / (writer: "White Wedding")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sick (1993) ... (performer: "Dancing With Myself")
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (performer: "L.A. Woman")
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (performer: "Rebel Yell") / (writer: "Rebel Yell")
 1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (performer: "Cradle of Love") / (writer: "Cradle of Love")
 1990 Days of Thunder (writer: "The Last Note of Freedom")
  Captain N: The Game Master (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1989) (writer - 1 episode, 1989)
- Mr. & Mrs. Mother Brain (1989) ... (performer: "White Wedding") / (writer: "White Wedding")
 1989 Booker (TV Series) (performer: "Hot in the City")
 1989 L.A. Takedown (TV Movie) (performer: "L.A. WOMAN")
 1989 Dream Baby (TV Movie) (writer: "Sweet Sixteen" - uncredited)
 1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (performer: "Fatal Charm")
 1987-1988 Derrick (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Das Piräus-Abenteuer (1988) ... (performer: "Sweet sixteen")
- Anruf in der Nacht (1987) ... (performer: "Flesh for fantasy")
 1988 Big (performer: "Rebel Yell", "Hot in the City") / (writer: "Rebel Yell", "Hot in the City")
 1988 D.O.A. (performer: "REBEL YELL") / (writer: "REBEL YELL")
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (writer - 1 episode, 1987)
- Honor Among Thieves? (1988) ... (performer: "Sweet Sixteen" - uncredited)
- The Rising Sun of Death (1987) ... (performer: "Flesh For Fantasy" - uncredited)
- Down for the Count: Part 2 (1987) ... (performer: "Don't Need A Gun" - uncredited) / (writer: "Don't Need A Gun" - uncredited)
 1987 Hot Child in the City (performer: "Flesh For Fantasy", "Eyes Without A Face") / (writer: "Flesh For Fantasy", "Eyes Without A Face")
 1987 Can't Buy Me Love (performer: "Dancin' with Myself") / (writer: "Dancin' with Myself")
 1987 Stingray (TV Series) (1 episode)
- One Way Ticket to the End of the Line (1987) ... ("Don't Need A Gun")
 1987 Some Kind of Wonderful (performer: "Catch My Fall") / (writer: "Catch My Fall")
 1986 The Wraith ("REBEL YELL") / (performer: "REBEL YELL")
 1986 Car Trouble (performer: "Mony Mony")
 1986 Lovejoy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Firefly Cage (1986) ... (writer: "Rebel Yell" - uncredited)
 1985 Demons (performer: "White Wedding") / (writer: "White Wedding")
 1985 The Legend of Billie Jean (performer: "Rebel Yell")
 1984 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dead of Knight (1984) ... (writer: "Rebel Yell")
 1984 The Wild Life (writer: "(DO NOT) STAND IN THE SHADOWS")
 1984 Sixteen Candles (performer: "Rebel Yell") / (writer: "Rebel Yell")
  Square Pegs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1983) (writer - 1 episode, 1983)
- To Serve Weemawee All My Days (1983) ... (performer: "White Wedding") / (writer: "White Wedding")
 1982 Remembrance (writer: "The Untouchables")
 1977-1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 4 January 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "King Rocker")
- Episode dated 8 December 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Wild Youth")
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Alternate Names:

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Christ was a punk rocker. See more »

Trivia:

His name is from a bad paper he made in school. In the margin his teacher had written a short note to his parents: "Billy is Idle". Billy took that as his name, but changed it to "Idol", so not to be confused with actor Eric Idle. See more »

Trademark:

Platinum blonde hair

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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