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Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker was born on October 3, 1941 in Spring Gulley, South Carolina, USA as Ernest Evans. He has been married to Catharina Johanna Lodders since April 12, 1964. They have three children. See full bio »
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 2012 Ginger & Rosa (performer: "Pony Time")
 2012 Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Let's Twist Again" - uncredited)
 2004-2012 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock (2012) ... (performer: "The Twist")
- A Place of Our Own (2004) ... (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 2011 Kinect Sports: Season Two (Video Game) (performer: "The Twist")
 2011 I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.16 (2011) ... (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round Three: The Results (2011) ... (performer: "The Twist")
 2011 W.E. (performer: "The Twist")
 2011 The Help (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.18 (2010) ... (performer: "The Twist")
 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright (Video) (performer: "The Twist")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 12 (2009) ... (performer: "Pony Time")
 2007-2008 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- For Those Who Think Young (2008) ... (performer: "Let's Twist Again" - uncredited)
- The Hobo Code (2007) ... (performer: "The Twist" - uncredited)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (performer: "The Twist")
 2007 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Party Songs (2007) ... (performer: "The Twist")
 2005 Las Vegas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Everything Old Is You Again (2005) ... (performer: "The Twist")
 2005 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- There's Something About Marrying (2005) ... ("The Twist") / (performer: "Let's Twist Again" - uncredited)
 2005 Son of the Mask (performer: "The Twist")
 2002 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Forbidden Girlfriend (2002) ... (performer: "Limbo Rock")
 2001 Hearts in Atlantis (performer: "The Twist" (1959))
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Twist", "Twist Along With Me", "Slow Twistin'")
 2000 Blue Moon (performer: "The Twist")
 1999 The '60s (TV Movie) (performer: "The Twist")
 1998 A Bright Shining Lie (TV Movie) (performer: "The Twist")
 1994-1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes)
- 2x23 (1998) ... (performer: "Limbo Rock" - uncredited)
- Tohu-Nacht Revue 1990-1997 (1997) ... (performer: "The Twist" - uncredited)
- Montreux-Mix II (1995) ... (performer: "The Twist" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.4 (1994) ... (performer: "The Twist" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.2 (1994) ... (performer: "Baby Baby Balla Balla" - uncredited)
 1996 White Squall (performer: "THE TWIST")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Whole New Ballgame (1994) ... (performer: "The Twist")
 1994 Wild Reeds (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 1994 Florida Lady (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Honeymoon nach Fahrplan (1994) ... (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 1993 Virtaset ja Kekkonen (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 1989 She-Devil (performer: "Party Up")
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Good Morning, Peoria - September 9, 1959 (1989) ... (performer: "The Twist" - uncredited)
 1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Do You Believe in Magic/Pirates of Koopa (1989) ... (performer: "Limbo Rock")
 1989 Troop Beverly Hills (performer: "Pony Time", "The Twist")
 1989/I True Love (performer: "The Hucklebuck")
 1988 Everybody's All-American (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 1988 Summertime Blues: Lemon Popsicle VIII (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 1988 Hairspray (performer: "Let's Twist Again", "The Fly", "Dancin Party", "Pony Time", "Limbo Rock")
 1985-1987 Moonlighting (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- Cool Hand Dave: Part 2 (1987) ... (performer: "Limbo Rock")
- Take a Left at the Altar (1987) ... (performer: "Limbo Rock")
- The Straight Poop (1987) ... (performer: "Limbo Rock")
- My Fair David (1985) ... (performer: "Limbo Rock")
- The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice (1985) ... (performer: "Limbo Rock")
 1987 Back to the Beach (performer: "Limbo Rock")
 1987 Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 1986 Er is er een jarig (TV Movie) (performer: "Let's Twist Again" - uncredited)
 1986 Best of Bandstand (Video documentary) (performer: "The Twist")
 1983 The Right Stuff (performer: "La Bamba")
 1981 The Outsider (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 1979 Going Steady (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 1978 Big Wednesday (performer: "The Twist" - uncredited)
 1973 Let the Good Times Roll (Documentary) (performer: "Pony Time", "The Twist", "Let's Twist Again")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (1965) ... (performer: "Do the Freddie", " (At the) Discotheque")
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (1964) ... (performer: "She Wants T' Swim", "Lovely, Lovely (Loverly, Loverly))
 1964 Ecco (Documentary) (performer: "Let's Twist Again" - uncredited)
 1964 Die ganze Welt ist himmelblau (performer: "Let's Twist Again")
 1962 Don't Knock the Twist (performer: "Don't Knock The Twist", "Slow Twistin'", "The Fly")
 1962 Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! (performer: "Lose Your Inhibition Twist")
 1961 Teenage Millionaire ("Twistin' U.S.A.", "Dance the Mess Around") / (performer: "The Jet", "Let's Twist Again")
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Personal Quote:

[To Bill Takacs (an IMDb biography writer), who in 1979 met him on a flight to New York from Johannesburg, South Africa (he had been performing in nearby Swaziland) and who addressed him as Mr. Evans (his real name)] "Don't call me Mr. Evans; only my minister can call me that."


His name, "Chubby Checker", is a play on the name of another famous singer of his era, Fats Domino. The name was suggested by the wife of New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) host Dick Clark. See more »


Popularized the Twist; a dance craze that swept the world in the early 1960s.



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