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Dennis DeYoung

Dennis DeYoung, born February 18, 1947, is a solo pop musician but is better known as one of the lead vocalists of the band Styx. DeYoung grew up in Chicago and got started with the band Tradewinds (1963). This band later renamed itself TW4 (1968), then eventually Styx. The band members changed a few times as did the music label. hE was one of ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Karate Kid Part II
The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides Soundtrack
Mr. Woodcock
Mr. Woodcock Soundtrack
Hall Pass
Hall Pass Soundtrack


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 2014-2015 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- We Built This Glee Club (2015) ... (writer: "Come Sail Away" - uncredited)
- City of Angels (2014) ... (writer: "Mr. Roboto / Counting Stars" - uncredited)
 2014 The World's Greatest Tribute Bands (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bostyx (2014) ... (writer: "Lady", "The Best Of Times", "Come Sail Away")
 2014 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 September 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Back To Chicago")
 2014 Mom's Day Away (TV Movie) (writer: "Come Sail Away")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Emma Stone/Robinson Cano/Keith Urban (2014) ... (writer: "Mr. Roboto")
 2014 Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to the Jungle (2014) ... (writer: "Babe" - uncredited)
 2014 Community (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Geothermal Escapism (2014) ... (writer: "Come Sail Away")
 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (writer: "Babe")
 2012 Nitro Circus: The Movie (Documentary) (writer: "Come Sail Away")
 2012 Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground, San Francisco (Short) (writer: "Come Sail Away" - as Dennis De Young)
 2011 Hall Pass (writer: "The Best Of Times")
 2011 Tosh.0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Evolution of Dance Guy (Dance-Off) (2011) ... (writer: "Mr. Roboto" - uncredited)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "Babe" - uncredited)
 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Aloha to Lost (2010) ... (writer: "Come Sail Away" - uncredited)
 2010 Babe, I Love You (writer: "Babe")
 2009 The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (Video) (writer: "Mr. Roboto")
 2008 Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bomb in the Garden (2008) ... (writer: "Come Sail Away" - as Dennis De Young)
 2008 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore (Video Game) (as Dennis De Young, "Come Sail Away")
 2007 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender (2007) ... (writer: "Lady" - uncredited)
 2007 Mr. Woodcock (writer: "Lady")
 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yami of Darkness (2007) ... (writer: "Mr. Roboto" - uncredited)
 2007 Underdog (writer: "Lady" - as Dennis De Young)
 2007 Smiley Face (writer: "Lady")
 2006 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Benihana Christmas (2006) ... (writer: "Lady")
 2005-2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Key (2006) ... (writer: "Babe")
- Bad Night (2005) ... (writer: "Come Sail Away")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Van Hickey (2006) ... (writer: "Mr. Roboto")
 2006 Pirates of the Great Salt Lake (writer: "Come Sail Away")
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane (writer: "Mr. Roboto")
 2005 Arrested Development (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ocean Walker (2005) ... (writer: "Mr. Roboto" - uncredited)
 2005 Las Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mothwoman (2005) ... (writer: "Come Sail Away")
 2005 The Perfect Man (performer: "Babe", "Mr. Roboto", "The Best of Times") / (writer: "Babe", "Mr. Roboto", "The Best of Times", "Lady")
 2004 WGN Morning News (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 December 2004 (2004) ... (performer: "We Three Kings")
 2004 That '70s Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Can't Always Get What You Want (2004) ... (writer: "The Grand Illusion" - uncredited)
 2004 Far Far Away Idol (Video short) (writer: "Mr. Roboto")
 2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (writer: "Mr. Roboto")
 2003 Old School (writer: "Lady")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 ... (writer: "Babe" - uncredited)
 2002 I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1983 (2002) ... (writer: "Mr. Roboto")
 2002 Eight Crazy Nights (writer: "Mr. Roboto")
 2002 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tales from the Public Domain (2002) ... (writer: "Lady" - uncredited)
 1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Girlfriends and Boyfriends (2000) ... (writer: "Lady" - uncredited)
- Pilot (1999) ... (writer: "Come Sail Away")
 1999 Detroit Rock City (writer: "Come Sail Away")
 1999 Big Daddy (writer: "Babe", "The Best of Times")
 1999 The Virgin Suicides (writer: "Come Sail Away" - as Dennis De Young)
 1999 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.6 (1999) ... (writer: "Babe")
 1998 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut (1998) ... (writer: "Come Sail Away" - uncredited)
 1996 If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie) (writer: "Lady" - as Dennis De Young)
 1986 The Karate Kid Part II (performer: "This Is the Time") / (producer: "This Is the Time") / (writer: "This Is the Time")
 1984 Aoi hitomi no seiraifu (TV Series) (writer: "Desert Moon")
 1984 Styx: Caught in the Act (Video documentary) (writer: "Borrowed Time" (uncredited), "Mr. Roboto", "Rockin' the Paradise" (with James Young's guitar solo), "Snowblind", "Don't Let It End", "State Street Sadie" (uncredited), "The Best of Times", "Come Sail Away", "Don't Let It End (Reprise)")
 1983 Styx: Kilroy Was Here (Short) (performer: "Borrowed Time") / (writer: "Borrowed Time")
 1983 Styx: Don't Let It End (Video short) (writer: "Don't Let It End ")
 1983 Styx: Heavy Metal Poisoning (Video short) (performer: "Heavy Metal Poisoning")
 1983 Styx: Mr. Roboto (Video short) (writer: "Mr. Roboto")
 1980 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 January 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Babe")
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Show Show Self (14 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Played the role of Pontius Pilate in a touring stage production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" during a break from recording in the early 1990s.

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Alternate Names:

Dennis De Young | Styx

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Released four solo studio albums - "Desert Moon" (1984), "Back to the World" (1986), "Boomchild" (1988) and "10 on Broadway" (1994). The latter was comprised entirely of covers of Broadway classics. The others were comprised mostly of original material. Also released a two CD set "The Music of Styx: Live with Symphony Orchestra" (2003, also released on DVD). Also released a CD of music from his ... See more »


Many of his songs are very sensitive love ballads

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