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Al Green (II)

Al Green was born on April 13, 1946 in Forrest City, Arkansas, USA as Albert Greene. He was previously married to Shirley Kyles. See full bio »
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 2015 Overspel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- USB (2015) ... (performer: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart")
 2015 Traumfrauen (performer: "Tired of Being Alone")
 2014 Scandal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- An Innocent Man (2014) ... (performer: "Love and Happiness" - uncredited)
 2014 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mama Drama (2014) ... (performer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" - uncredited)
 2014 Pawn Sacrifice (performer: "It Ain't No Fun To Me") / (writer: "It Ain't No Fun To Me")
 2014 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 16 Perform, 2 Eliminated (2014) ... (writer: "Take Me to the River")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Maya Rudolph/Robert Duvall/Lily Allen (2014) ... (writer: "Take Me to the River" - uncredited)
 2014 Suits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Know When to Fold 'Em (2014) ... (performer: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" - uncredited)
 2014 Chef (performer: "Tired of Being Alone") / (writer: "Tired of Being Alone")
 2014 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn (2014) ... (performer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2013 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show Final, Part 3 (2013) ... (writer: "Take Me to the River")
 2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.77 (2013) ... (writer: "Let's Stay Together" - uncredited)
 2013 The Look of Love (performer: "Let It Shine") / (writer: "Let It Shine")
 1979-2012 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Seth MacFarlane/Frank Ocean (2012) ... (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
- Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads (1979) ... (writer: "Take Me To The River" - uncredited)
 2012 Hope Springs (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2012 Madea's Witness Protection (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2012 Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Party Songs (2012) ... (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2012 American Reunion (performer: "Tired Of Being Alone") / (writer: "Tired Of Being Alone")
 2012 Think Like a Man (performer: "I Can't Get Next To You")
 2011 Being Erica (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Please, Please Tell Me Now (2011) ... (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
  Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Road Trip (2011) ... (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2011 Jumping the Broom (performer: "Simply Beautiful") / (writer: "Simply Beautiful")
 2011/I No Strings Attached (performer: "TAKE YOUR TIME") / (writer: "TAKE YOUR TIME")
 2010 Exporting Raymond (Documentary) (writer: "Take Me to the River")
 2010 Rabbit Hole (performer: "Lay It Down") / (writer: "Lay It Down")
 2010/I Lottery Ticket (performer: "Standing in the Rain") / (writer: "Standing in the Rain")
 2010 The Book of Eli (performer: "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart")
  Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Pushing the Limits (2009) ... (performer: "Take Me to the River" - uncredited) / (writer: "Take Me to the River" - uncredited)
 2009 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Between a Sign and a Hard Place (2009) ... (writer: "Take Me To The River" - uncredited)
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You (performer: "Stay with Me (By the Sea)") / (writer: "Stay with Me (By the Sea)")
 2008 Small Crime (writer: "Take Me to the River")
 2008 Streak (Short) (performer: "Love & Happiness") / (writer: "Love & Happiness")
 2008 A Christmas Tale (writer: "Love & Happiness")
 2008 Sex and the City (performer: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart")
 2007 Divas of Disco (Video) (writer: "Love and Happiness")
 2007 The Brave One (performer: "I Can't Get Next To You")
 2007 Talk to Me (performer: "Call Me (Come Back Home)") / (writer: "Call Me (Come Back Home)")
 2007 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (Video Game) ("Let's Stay Together")
 2006 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Final Grades (2006) ... (performer: "Love and Happiness")
 2006 The Holiday (performer: "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" (1974)) / (writer: "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" (1974))
 2006/I The Guardian (writer: "Love and Happiness")
  House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Clueless (2006) ... (performer: "Love and Happiness") / (writer: "Love and Happiness")
 2006 Madea's Family Reunion (performer: "Love and Happiness") / (writer: "Love and Happiness")
 2006 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Donut Run (2006) ... (performer: "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" - uncredited)
 2005 Munich (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Eat a Peach (2005) ... ("Build Me Up")
 2005 New Tricks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fluke of Luck (2005) ... (writer: "Take Me to the River" - uncredited)
 2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (performer: "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)") / (writer: "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)")
 2005/I Man of the House (writer: "Love and Happiness")
 2005 Hustle & Flow (performer: "Jesus is Waiting") / (writer: "Jesus is Waiting")
 2004 The Cookout (performer: "Love is a Beautiful Thing")
 2004 Hellboy (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2004 Jersey Girl (performer: "Lets Stay Together") / (writer: "Lets Stay Together")
 2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing (performer: "Tired of Being Alone", "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Tired of Being Alone", "Let's Stay Together")
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- The Runner (2003) ... (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2003 Radio (performer: "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" (1974)) / (writer: "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" (1974))
 2003 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Love Is in the Air (2003) ... (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days ("Let's Stay Together") / (performer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2002 Two Weeks Notice (performer: "Love Is A Beautiful Thing")
 2002 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Forbidden Girlfriend (2002) ... (performer: "Show and Tell")
 2002 Comedian (Documentary) (performer: "Love and Happiness") / (writer: "Love and Happiness")
 2002 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Two More (2002) ... (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
- Three Do Two (2002) ... (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2002 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Grand Final (2002) ... (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
- Top 11: Movie Magic (2002) ... (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2002 Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars (Video short) (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2002 Sorority Boys (performer: "Love Is a Beautiful Thing")
 2002 How to Draw a Bunny (Documentary) (performer: "Take Me To The River") / (writer: "Take Me To The River")
 2001 Ali (performer: "A Change Is Gonna Come")
 2001 On the Line (performer: "Tired of Being Alone", "L-O-V-E (Love)", "Take Me To the River", "Love and Happiness", "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Tired of Being Alone", "L-O-V-E (Love)", "Take Me To the River", "Love and Happiness", "Let's Stay Together")
 2001 Desaliñada (Short) (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- To Save Us All from Satan's Power (2001) ... (writer: "Take Me to the River")
- Second Opinion (2001) ... (writer: "Take Me to the River", "Take Me to the River" (uncredited))
 2001 Mean People Suck (Short) (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2000 The Ladies Man (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 2000 Soul Food (TV Series) (performer: "The Way Love Goes") / (writer: "The Way Love Goes")
 2000 High Fidelity (performer: "I'm Glad You're Mine") / (writer: "I'm Glad You're Mine")
 2000 Love & Basketball (performer: "Love and Happiness") / (writer: "Love and Happiness")
 2000/I Committed (writer: "Look What You Done for Me" - as A. Green)
 2000 Down to You (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Seeing Green (1999) ... (performer: "How Do You Mend a Broken Heart", "Let's Stay Together")
 1999 Mickey Blue Eyes (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 1999 D.L. Hughley: Goin' Home (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "For the Good Times")
 1999 Loving Jezebel (performer: "Simply Beautiful")
 1999 The Virgin Suicides (performer: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart")
 1999 Notting Hill (performer: "HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART")
 1999 Heart (performer: "Tired of Being Alone") / (writer: "Tired of Being Alone")
 1999 Edtv (performer: "Here I Am (Come And Take Me)") / (writer: "Here I Am (Come And Take Me)")
 1999 This Year's Love (performer: "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)") / (writer: "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)")
 1998 A Civil Action (lyrics: "Take Me to the River" (1973)) / (music: "Take Me to the River" (1973))
 1998 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
- Episode #9.4 (1998) ... (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 1998 Ride (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 1997 Good Will Hunting (performer: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart")
 1997 Traveller (performer: "Love and Happiness") / (writer: "Love and Happiness")
 1997 Love Jones (performer: "You Ought to Be with Me") / (writer: "You Ought to Be with Me")
 1996 Michael (performer: "Love God (And Everyone Else)")
 1996 The Pallbearer (performer: "Love Is a Beautiful Thing")
 1996 The Truth About Cats & Dogs (performer: "Give It Everything") / (writer: "Give It Everything")
 1996 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (writer: "Love Got My Mind Trippin'")
 1996 Faithful (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 1996 When the Cat's Away (performer: "tired of being alone") / (writer: "tired of being alone")
 1995 Dead Presidents (performer: "Tired Of Being Alone") / (writer: "Tired Of Being Alone")
 1995 Boys on the Side (writer: "Take Me To The River")
 1995 Higher Learning (performer: "LET'S STAY TOGETHER") / (writer: "LET'S STAY TOGETHER")
 1994 Pulp Fiction (performer: "Let's Stay Together") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 1994 Mr. Write (performer: "Ain't Love Grand")
 1994 Above the Rim (writer: "I'm Still in Love with You")
 1993 Judgment Night (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 1993 Menace II Society (performer: "LOVE AND HAPPINESS") / (writer: "LOVE AND HAPPINESS")
 1993 Mad Dog and Glory (performer: "Love and Happiness" (1972)) / (writer: "Love and Happiness" (1972))
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out (performer: "Take Me To The River") / (writer: "Take Me To The River")
 1992 Peter's Friends (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 1992 Passed Away (lyrics: "Love and Happiness") / (music: "Love and Happiness")
 1991 The Commitments (writer: "Take Me To The River")
 1990 Opportunity Knocks (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 1988 Scrooged (performer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart")
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar (performer: "So Tired Of Being Alone") / (writer: "So Tired Of Being Alone")
 1988 Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Let's Stay Together", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", " (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher") / (writer: "Let's Stay Together")
 1986 Nine 1/2 Weeks (performer: "Love and Happiness") / (writer: "Love and Happiness")
 1984 Stop Making Sense (Documentary) (writer: "Take Me to the River")
 1980 Talking Heads in concerto (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Take Me to the River")
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Other Works:

Had #1 songs: "Let's Stay Together" (Hi), "I'm Still In Love With You" (Hi), "You Ought To Be with Me" (Hi) See more »

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6 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

A. Green | Rev. Al Green | Reverend Al Green | Al Greene


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I know why I wrote those songs. I was a fornicator, an adulterer. The celestial will not mix with the terrestrial. See more »


In the second half of the 1950s, he and his three brothers formed a gospel vocal quartet called the "Greene Brothers". Al's father dismissed him from the group in 1960 after catching him listening to what he called the "profane music" of Jackie Wilson. See more »


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