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Johnny PayCheck (1938–2003)

To many of his fans, country music singer Johnny PayCheck was the epitome of the hell-raising outlaw singer. He was known as much for his string of classic country hits as he was for his scrapes with the law. Born Donald Eugene Lytle on May 31, 1938, in Greenfield, Ohio, PayCheck began his career playing in backing bands for George Jones, Ray ... See full bio »

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 2011-2014 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Leon Russell (2014) ... (writer: "Apartment #9" - uncredited)
- The Carolina Chocolate Drops (2011) ... (writer: "Touch in Your Heart")
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (performer: "It Won't Be Long (And I'll Be Hating You)")
 2009 Extract (performer: "She's All I Got" (1971) - as Johnny Paycheck)
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- O Karma, Where Art Thou? (2006) ... (performer: "Take This Job And Shove It")
 2001 Double Take (writer: "Apartment No. 9")
 1983 Hells Angels Forever (Documentary) (performer: "Angel of the Highway", "Too Bent to Boogie", "Ride on Sonny" - as Johnny Paycheck)
 1981 Take This Job and Shove It (performer: "Fifteen Beers", "Take This Job and Shove It")
 1976 Drive-In (performer: "Love Is a Good Thing" - as Johnny Paycheck)
 1974 Pop! Goes the Country (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1974) ... (performer: "My Part of Forever", " (Don't Take Her) She's All I Got", "Let's All Go Down to the River")
 1973 The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Johnny Paycheck (1973) ... (performer: "Once You've Had the Best", "Mr. Love Maker")
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Other Works:

Album: "Gospel Time in My Fashion" (1967) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Donny Young


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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To me, an 'outlaw' is a man that did things his own way, whether you liked him or not. I did things my own way. See more »


He was sued by the IRS in 1982 for $103,000 in back taxes. See more »

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