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Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September 29, 1935 into a very religious family . His family, though not very wealthy, sold their house when he was a child to get their son a piano. He loved to play piano. He was sent to a religious school, but was soon thrown out shortly thereafter -- he did a boogie version of a song about Jesus, something the school... See full bio »

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Stand by Me
Stand by Me Soundtrack
Grease Soundtrack
Walk the Line
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Great Balls of Fire!
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 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Yesterday Once More (2016) ... (performer: "Breathless")
 2015 It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC (TV Movie) (performer: "Chantilly Lace / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On")
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Week 4: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
- Week 4 (2014) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
  American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Replacements (2013) ... (performer: "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On" - uncredited) / (writer: "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On" - uncredited)
 2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rude'lympics (2013) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 2013 Nashville (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (2013) ... (performer: "She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye" - uncredited)
 2013 Vegas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Third Man (2013) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2012 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Brave and the Bold #54 (2012) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On")
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- L'àguila negra (2010) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.133 (2010) ... (performer: "Rockin' My Life Away")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 2010 Rock & Chips (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (performer: "Lovin' Up a Storm" - uncredited)
 2009 Nowhere Boy (performer: "Wild One")
 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright (Video) (performer: "Roll Over Beethoven")
  True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (2009) ... (performer: "Before The Night Is Over" - uncredited) / (writer: "Before The Night Is Over" - uncredited)
 2009 The Perfect Game (performer: "Breathless")
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (2008) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2007 Romulus, My Father (performer: "Real Wild Child")
 2007 Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Viña 2007: Noche 2 (2007) ... (writer: "End of the Road" - uncredited)
 2006 Today's Country Music (Video) (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2006 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 18 (2006) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2005 Walk the Line (writer: "Lewis Boogie")
 2004 Road Trip (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Twin Cities to the Windy City (2004) ... (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On')
 2004 A Dirty Shame (performer: "I'm On Fire")
 2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (writer: "High School Confidential")
 2003 Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats (Video) (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On")
 2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Documentary) (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2002 Ken Park (performer: "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues")
 2001 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2001) ... (performer: "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On", "Great Balls Of Fire", "Lonely Weekend")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1999 Rogue Trader (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1997 Telling Lies in America (performer: "High School Confidential") / (writer: "High School Confidential")
 1997 Wild America (performer: "Real Wild Child (Wild One)")
 1994-1997 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Tohu-Nacht Revue 1990-1997 (1997) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
- Seite 17 (1994) ... (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.2 (1994) ... (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - uncredited)
 1996 Moonshine Highway (TV Movie) (performer: "I'll Make It All Up To You", "Break Up")
 1996 Happy Weekend (performer: "Livin' Lovin' Wreck")
 1995 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Whiplash (1995) ... (performer: "Goosebumps" - uncredited)
 1995 RockVideo Monthly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Alternative Edition: July 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Goosebumps")
 1994 Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fly Like an Eagle (1994) ... (performer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
 1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (performer: "Great Balls of Fire" (1957))
 1994 Florida Lady (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Neue Wege/Bekanntschaft mit Hindernissen (1994) ... (performer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
 1993 Needful Things (performer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
 1993 Lipstick on Your Collar (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... (performer: "I'll Be Me")
 1992 Marienhof (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kabale und Liebe (1992) ... (performer: "Great Balls Of Fire" - uncredited)
 1992 Memphis (TV Movie) (performer: "YOU WIN AGAIN")
 1991 Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock & Roll (Video documentary) (performer: "High School Confidential", "Don't Be Cruel", "You Win Again", "Great Balls Of Fire", "Breathless", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" (Steve Allen Show), "Hound Dog", "I Got A Woman", "I'm On Fire", "Put Your Red Dress On", "I Believe In You", "Mystery Train", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" (London), "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" (Toronto), "Jailhouse Rock") / (writer: "High School Confidential")
 1990 Funny About Love (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1990 Dick Tracy (performer: "It Was The Whiskey Talkin' (Not Me)")
 1990 Coupe de Ville (performer: "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On")
 1990 Rockopop (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 February 1990 (1990) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1989 The Delinquents (performer: "Break Up")
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Good Morning, Peoria - September 9, 1959 (1989) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Rowdy Girls (1989) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1989 Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion (TV Movie) (performer: "Big Train (from Memphis)")
 1989 Great Balls of Fire! (performer: "Crazy Arms", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "I'm Throwing Rice at the Girl That I Love", "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless", "High School Confidential", "That Lucky Old Sun", "I'm On Fire", "Real Wild Child (Wild One)") / (writer: "High School Confidential")
 1989 Loverboy (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1988 Stealing Home (performer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.19 (1988) ... (performer: "Meat Man", "Great Balls of Fire", "Why You Been Gone So Long")
 1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On")
 1987 Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1987 The Curse (writer: "High School Confidential")
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1987) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1986 Stand by Me (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1986 America 3000 (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1986 Best of Bandstand (Video documentary) (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1985 Sagan om Skrotnisse och hans vänner (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (performer: "Hound Dog" (1958 version) - uncredited)
 1985 Arena (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Buddy Holly (1985) ... (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On")
 1985 The Heavenly Kid (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On")
 1985 Up Your Anchor (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1983 Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style (Video documentary) (performer: "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On" - uncredited)
 1983 Breathless (performer: "Breathless", "High School Confidential") / (writer: "High School Confidential")
 1983 The Outsiders (performer: "Real Wild Child")
 1982 The Year of Living Dangerously (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On")
 1982 T.J. Hooker (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Deadly Ambition (1982) ... (performer: "C. C. Rider" (uncredited), "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On")
 1982 It Came from Hollywood (Documentary) (performer: "High School Confidential" - uncredited) / (writer: "High School Confidential" - uncredited)
 1979-1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- Up and Down the Dial (1982) ... (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On")
- Three Days of the Condo (1981) ... (performer: "Rockin' My Life Away")
- Sparky (1979) ... (performer: "Don't Let Go")
- Baby, If You've Ever Wondered (1979) ... (performer: "Rockin' My Life Away")
- Fish Story (1979) ... (performer: "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee")
 1982 Diner (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On")
 1982 Private Popsicle (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On")
 1981 Hard Country (performer: "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS", "AS LONG AS I LIVE")
 1980 Middle Age Crazy (performer: "Middle Age Crazy")
 1980 Roadie (performer: "(Hot Damn) I'm a One Woman Man")
 1979 Going Steady (performer: "Be Bop a Lula", "High School Confidential") / (writer: "High School Confidential")
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (performer: "High School Confidential", "Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee") / (writer: "High School Confidential")
 1978 Grease (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On")
 1978 American Hot Wax (performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 1978 Lemon Popsicle (performer: "Chantilly Lace")
 1977 Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary (TV Movie) (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On")
 1976 Slumber Party '57 (performer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1976 Drive-In (performer: "Your Cheatin' Heart")
 1976 Teenage Cover Girls (performer: "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" - uncredited)
 1973 That'll Be the Day (performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 1969 Music Scene (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire", "She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye")
 1969 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (TV Movie) (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "Go, Go, Go (Down The Line)")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On")
  Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (writer - 4 episodes, 1965)
- Episode #2.3 (1965) ... (performer: "Breathless", "High-Heeled Sneakers", "Mean Woman Blues", "High School Confidential", "Great Balls of Fire") / (writer: "High School Confidential")
- Episode #1.42 (1965) ... (performer: "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu", "High School Confidential", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "Jenny, Jenny") / (writer: "High School Confidential")
- Episode #1.31 (1965) ... (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On", "I Believe in You")
- Episode #1.24 (1965) ... (performer: "Breathless", "Long Tall Sally", "Baby Hold Me Close", "Great Balls of Fire") / (writer: "Baby Hold Me Close")
- Episode #1.18 (1965) ... (writer: "High School Confidential")
 1965 Be My Guest (performer: "No-one But Me")
 1958 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1958) ... (performer: "Great Balls Of Fire", "Breathless")
 1958 The Big Record (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (1958) ... (performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 1957 Jamboree! (performer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
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(March 5 to April 13, 1968) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Catch My Soul," in the premiere season and world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with William Marshall and Julienne Marie. Jack Good was developer and director. Ray Pohlman was composer. See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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[How he got the nickname Killer]: I got the name when I was about 15 years old: I was leaving the schoolhouse, and Cecil Harrelson said, 'Well, I'll see you later, Killer' - and I said, 'OK, I'll meet you at the pool hall!' We both got suspended that day - two weeks apiece, and we didn't even know each other - we'd just met. I was fighting with a teacher, he was fighting with a teacher, and so we... See more »


Along with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, Lewis was a member of the celebrated "Million Dollar Quartet", so named because they were moneymakers for Sam Phillips' Sun Records label. See more »


Often played the piano with his foot on the keyboard See more »


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