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Robbie Robertson was born on July 5, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Jaime Robert Robertson. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 And So It Goes (writer: "Up On Cripple Creek")
 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (writer: "The Weight")
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode, 2014) (music - 1 episode, 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Muscle Shoals (2014) ... (writer: "The Weight")
- Trudell (2006) ... (music: "Paint Yourself") / (performer: "Paint Yourself")
 2014 Love Child (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (writer: "The Weight")
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (performer: "The Money Chant") / (producer: "The Money Chant") / (writer: "The Money Chant")
 2013 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "The Weight")
 2013 Muscle Shoals (Documentary) (writer: "The Weight")
 2012 This Is 40 (writer: "The Weight")
 2012 Dakota 38 (Documentary) ("Peyote Healing", "Coyote Dance")
 2012 Crooked Arrows (performer: "Coyote Dance", "Rattlebone") / (writer: "Rattlebone")
 2011 The Return of El Topo Chico (Short) (writer: "It's In The Way That You Use It")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #19.39 (2011) ... (writer: "The Weight" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.38 (2011) ... (writer: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.27 (2011) ... (writer: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.24 (2011) ... (writer: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.169 (2011) ... (writer: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" - uncredited)
 2011 Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (writer: "The Weight")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #3.88 (2011) ... (performer: "Straight Down the Line") / (writer: "Straight Down the Line")
 2011 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (Documentary) (writer: "The Weight")
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Old Dogs (2010) ... (writer: "The Weight" - uncredited)
  True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Everything Is Broken (2010) ... (performer: "How To Become Clairvoyant" - uncredited) / (writer: "How To Become Clairvoyant" - uncredited)
 2010 Shutter Island ("ON THE NATURE OF DAYLIGHT" (2004), "THIS BITTER EARTH" (1960))
 2010 Extraordinary Measures (writer: "The Weight")
 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright (Video) (performer: "Bo Diddley", "Farther On Up The Road")
 2009 Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Somewhere Down the Crazy River") / (writer: "Somewhere Down the Crazy River")
 2009/I The Messenger (writer: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (1969))
 2008 The Brothers Bloom (writer: "Sleeping")
 2008 It Might Get Loud (Documentary) (writer: "The Weight")
 2008 No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (Documentary) (performer: "Mannish Boy")
 2007 1408 (writer: "The Weight")
 2006 Wanderlust (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Weight")
 2006 The Black Crowes: Freak 'N' Roll... Into the Fog (Video documentary) (writer: "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Monkeys in Space (2006) ... (writer: "The Weight")
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Life Is a Carnival")
 2004 Ladder 49 (performer: "Shine Your Light", "Shine Your Light - Reflection-Adagio") / (producer: "Shine Your Light", "Shine Your Light - Reflection-Adagio") / (writer: "Shine Your Light", "Shine Your Light - Reflection-Adagio")
 2004 A Home at the End of the World (writer: "Look Out Cleveland")
 2004 Starsky & Hutch (writer: "The Weight")
 2003 Festival Express (Documentary) (writer: "The Weight" - as J.R. Robertson)
 2003 Breakfast with Hunter (Documentary) (writer: "The Weight")
 2003 The Boys of 2nd Street Park (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Weight")
 2002 Igby Goes Down (writer: "The Weight" (1968) - as R. Robertson)
 2002 Skins (performer: "PEYOTE HEALING", "MAKING A NOISE") / (writer: "PEYOTE HEALING", "MAKING A NOISE")
 2001 Ed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Goodbye Sadie (2001) ... (writer: "The Weight")
 2001 The Center of the World (performer: "Rattlebone")
 2001 The Doe Boy (performer: "Peyote Healing") / (writer: "Peyote Healing")
 2000 Dancing at the Blue Iguana (performer: "Unbound") / (writer: "Unbound")
 1999 Girl, Interrupted (writer: "The Weight")
 1999 Roswell (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Leaving Normal (1999) ... (writer: "The Weight")
 1999 The '60s (TV Movie) (writer: "The Weight")
 1998 Sports Night (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Quality of Mercy at 29K (1998) ... (writer: "The Weight" - uncredited)
 1998 Patch Adams (writer: "The Weight" - as J.R. Robertson)
 1996 Larger Than Life (writer: "Life Is a Carnival")
 1995 The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Up on Cripple Creek" - as Jaime Robertson)
 1994 The War (writer: "Up On Cripple Creek")
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood ("Spanish Theme", "What About Now", "The Far, Lonely Cry of Trains") / (performer: "Soap box Preacher", "Breakin' the Rules", "Spanish Theme", "Slo Burn", "What About Now", "Bad Intentions", "The Far, Lonely Cry of Trains", "Let the Good Times Roll") / (producer: "Bad Intentions", "Let the Good Times Roll") / (writer: "Soap box Preacher", "Breakin' the Rules", "Slo Burn", "Bad Intentions")
 1993 Beyond the Law (performer: "Broken Arrow") / (writer: "Broken Arrow")
 1992 Scent of a Woman (writer: "Evangeline")
 1992 Whispers in the Dark (performer: "BROKEN ARROW") / (writer: "BROKEN ARROW")
 1991 Shout (performer: "Fallen Angel", "Showdown at Big Sky") / (writer: "Fallen Angel", "Showdown at Big Sky")
 1991 Until the End of the World (performer: "Breakin' the Rules") / (writer: "Breakin' the Rules")
 1990 Woodstock: The Lost Performances (Video documentary) (writer: "The Weight")
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wrong Side of the Wall (1990) ... (writer: "The Weight")
 1990 Berkeley in the Sixties (Documentary) (writer: "The Weight")
 1989 Powwow Highway (performer: "SWEET FIRE OF LOVE", "FALLEN ANGEL") / (writer: "SWEET FIRE OF LOVE", "FALLEN ANGEL")
 1988 Scrooged (performer: "Christmas Must Be Tonight") / (producer: "Christmas Must Be Tonight") / (writer: "Christmas Must Be Tonight")
 1987 Five Corners (lyrics: "Uh Uh Uh", "Leave Me Alone") / (music: "Uh Uh Uh", "Leave Me Alone")
 1986 The Color of Money (lyrics: "It's In The Way That You Use It") / (writer: "Don't Tell Me Nothin'")
 1984 Firstborn (as R. Robertson, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down")
 1983 The Big Chill (writer: "THE WEIGHT" - as Jaime Robbie Robertson)
 1983 Star 80 (writer: "Up On Cripple Creek")
 1980 Raging Bull (arranger: "At Last" (1941), "A New Kind of Love" (1930)) / (producer: "At Last" (1941), "A New Kind of Love" (1930))
 1980 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Family Affair (1980) ... (writer: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down")
 1978 The Stud (writer: "Davy's On The Road Again")
 1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 June 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Davy's on the Road Again")
 1978 The Last Waltz (Documentary) (writer: "The Weight", "Dry Your Eyes", "Evangeline", "Don't Do It", "Theme from The Last Waltz", "Up On Cripple Creek", "The Shape I'm In", "It Makes No Difference", "Stagefright", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Genetic Method/Chest Fever", "Ophelia")
 1977 The Shadow of Chikara ("The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down")
 1976 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Buck Henry/The Band (1976) ... (writer: "Life Is A Carnival", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Stage Fright")
 1969 Easy Rider (writer: "The Weight" - as Jaime Robbie Robertson)
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.105 (1966) ... (writer: "The Stones I Throw")
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Book (w/ Jim Guerinot & Jared Levine): "Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World". New York: Tundra Books. ISBN 1770495711 See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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The Band


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Years ago, when I was playing with Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks on Yonge Street, Neil and Joni were playing Yorkville for people sipping cappuccinos. There was no one sipping cappuccinos where we were. But even though we were on different sides of the tracks, there was a unity. Music was warming up to become the voice of a generation and we needed to join forces to make that noise, to possibly ... See more »


Although The Band originated as Bob Dylan's touring group, they went on to be voted 50th in the "Immortals," the 50 Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of All Time. See more »


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