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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 23 August 1947Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nickname Chico

Mini Bio (1)

Blessed with a golden voice and a true dedication to his music and career, Rex Allen Jr. is the consummate  actor, singer, songwriter and entertainer. His relationship with The Nashville Network began in 1992 when his old friends, The Statler Brothers, called and offered him a regular slot on their Saturday night show. When the show premiered in the fall of 1992, it quickly became TNN's highest rated show. After three successful years on The Statler Brothers Show, TNN asked Rex to consider "spinning off" the most popular segment, Yesteryear, into its own series. Yesteryear debuted on September 30, 1994 and within four weeks became the number 2 rated show on the network with an average viewing audience of more than 28 million people in 58 million households nationally.

Rex returned to the Statler Brothers show in 1996 for two more seasons. The last show he did as a regular was the highest rated show in TNN history. With the success of both television shows and the Jim Carrey film, Warner Brothers decided to release a new collection of Rex's greatest hits called The Very Best Of Rex Allen Jr.  Warner Western has released a body of his  western music recordings with his father called The Singing Cowboys. And finally he has recorded and released his much awaited gospel album with 24 classic gospel songs entitled Faith of a Man.

In 1997, Rex wrote, directed and starred in the production show Gone Country at a major venue in Las Vegas. Its success propelled him to even greater national prominence and showed that production and direction are a part of his future.

Allen grew up in a show business family. It could be said that he was destined to enter the world of entertainment. He began singing at a very early age and decided that his enjoyment of singing and performing was transferred easily to family and friends at church and school. He majored in theater arts in college and studied at the MGM Actors Studio with Vince Chase to also pursue an acting career.

He has had a steady flow of top 40 singles during his recording career. Songs like Lonely Street, No, No, No and It's Over are just a few. He was also honored in 1982 by having his song and recording Arizona adopted as the official state song.

A body of albums such as Brand New, Ridin' High, Oklahoma Rose, Cat's in the Cradle and The Singing Cowboy cemented his reputation as a highly original and refreshingly versatile singer/songwriter. Through this national recognition and media exposure, he was named Most Promising Male Vocalist by the fan voted Music City News Awards and won the Country Music Magazine Entertainer of the Year.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: sumaree@inebraska.com

Spouse (2)

Deanna ? (1990 - present)
Judy ? (? - 1990) (divorced) (3 children: Wyatt, Cody, Logan)

Trivia (5)

Oldest son of western film star Rex Allen, who has a street named in his honor in Willcox, Arizona.
Composed "Arizona", one of the official state songs of the state of Arizona.
Was once a rodeo cowboy.
Country singer who had several hit singles on Billboard magazine's country singles chart between 1974 and 1984. Among his best known: "Goodbye," "Teardrops in My Heart," "Two Less Lonely People," "I'm Getting Good at Missing You (Solitare)," "No, No, No (I'd Rather Be Free)," "It's Over," and "Dream On Texas Ladies."
Living in Las Vegas, Nevada and touring with the Country Gold Concert Series. [October 2003]

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