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Ronnie James Dio (1942–2010)


How many rock stars can brag about recording and touring consistently in six different decades? That's just one of the many claims to fame enjoyed by Ronnie James Dio. Born on July 10, 1942, this Cortland, New York native began his recording career back in 1958. Even back then, the seeds of Ronnie James Dio's future musical excesses had already ... See full bio »

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 2013 Sound City (Documentary) (writer: "Rainbow in the Dark", "Stand Up and Shout")
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pre-History of Metal: Early Metal UK (2011) ... (writer: "Stargazer")
 2011 On Track with SEAT (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... (writer: "Neon Knights" - uncredited)
 2011 Bad Teacher (writer: "Rainbow in the Dark")
 2010 Heaven & Hell - Neon Nights, Live in Europe (Video) (writer: "E5150", "The Mob Rules", "Children of the Sea", "I", "Bible Black", "Time Machine", "Fear", "Falling off the Edge of the World", "Follow the Tears", "Die Young", "Heaven and Hell", "Country Girl", "Neon Knights" - uncredited)
 2009 The Life and the Agony (writer: "You've Got Me All Wrong")
 2008 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (TV Movie) (writer: "Heaven and Hell")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (writer: "Heaven and Hell")
 2007 Heaven and Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall (Video) (writer: "E5150", "After All (The Dead)", "The Mob Rules", "Children of the Sea", "Lady Evil", "I", "The Sign of the Southern Cross", "Voodoo", "The Devil Cried", "Computer God", "Falling Off the Edge of the World", "Shadow of the Wind", "Die Young", "Heaven and Hell", "Lonely is the Word", "Neon Knights")
 2006 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zakk Wylde Guest Programs Rage (2006) ... (writer: "Neon Knights", "Die Young")
 2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (performer: "Kickapoo") / (writer: "Holy Diver")
 2006 Garfield 2 (performer: "The Angels Sang" - as Ronnie James) / (writer: "The Angels Sang" - as Ronnie James)
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (performer: "Holy Diver")
 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary) (performer: "Holy Diver") / (writer: "Holy Diver")
 2003 Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 3 (Video) (performer: "Holy Diver") / (writer: "Holy Diver")
 2002 Evil on Queen Street (Video) (writer: "Evil On Queen Street")
 2001 Rock Star (writer: "Long Live Rock N' Roll" - as Ronnie Dio)
 1999 South Park (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hooked on Monkey Fonics (1999) ... ("Holy Diver")
 1995 Raging Angels (writer: "Gates of Babylon")
 1994 S.F.W. (writer: "Light In The Black" - as Ronnie Dio)
 1992 Wayne's World ("TIME MACHINE")
 1985 Vision Quest (lyrics: "Hungry For Heaven") / (music: "Hungry For Heaven") / (performer: "Hungry For Heaven" - as Dio) / (producer: "Hungry For Heaven")
 1981 Heavy Metal (writer: "The Mob Rules")
 1977 The Butterfly Ball (as Ronnie Dio, "Together Again")
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Other Works:

(1980s) PSA TV spot for RAD (Rock Against Drugs)

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Ronnie Dio | Black Sabbath

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was in [Black] Sabbath at the time. The gesture was a symbol that I thought was reflective of what that band was supposed to be all about. It's NOT the devil's sign like we're here with the devil. It's an Italian thing I got from my Grandmother. It's to ward off the Evil Eye or to give the Evil Eye, depending on which way you do it. It's just a symbol but it had magical incantations and ... See more »

Trivia:

Introduced the "horns" gesture (created by extending the index and pinky finger, with the middle and ring fingers held under the thumb) to the world of rock music. Audiences would start repeating the gesture and its popularity soon spread. To this day, it's still widely seen at virtually all hard rock concerts, and is used by audience members to reflect their enthusiasm for the music. See more »

Trademark:

Long curly hair See more »

Nickname:

Dio

Star Sign:

Cancer

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Long Live Ronnie James Dio Helldorado13
Heaven And Hell Black Sabbath line up to tour again Ken_Slagg
In POD Neal-17
I live where he was born shecklertwin246
Should have been in Lord of the Rings scissormanbb
Dio + Tony Iommi to work together again! David181920
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