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Ringo Starr


Ringo Starr is a British musician, actor, director, writer, and artist best known as the drummer of The Beatles who also coined the title 'A Hard day's Night' for The Beatles' first movie. He was born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, in a small two-storey house in the working class area of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. His father, Richard Starkey... See full bio »
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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Narrator / Narrator (UK & US)
(1984-1986)
The Last Waltz
The Last Waltz Himself - Performer
(1978)

Filmography

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 2016 The Garden's Defining Moments (TV Mini-Series)
- MSG Opens (2016)
 2015 The Beatles: 1 (Video)
Ringo Starr / Himself - The Beatles (uncredited)
 2015 Thomas & Friends: 1st Class Stories (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Saint Street
Homeless 2
 2012 Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Thomas & Friends: The Best of James (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Thomas & Friends: The Best of Thomas (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 2009 Thomas & Friends: James Learns a Lesson (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2005 The Beatles: Love Me Do (Video)
 1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Mummy
- Good Will Haunting (1998) ... Mummy
 1992 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Narrator (segment "Elbert's Bad Word")
- Elbert's Bad Word/Weird Parents (1992) ... Narrator (segment "Elbert's Bad Word") (voice)
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Ringo Starr
- Brush with Greatness (1991) ... Ringo Starr (voice)
 1988 George Harrison: When We Was Fab (Video short)
Ringo Starr
 1984-1986 Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (TV Series)
Narrator / Narrator (UK & US)
- Thomas Comes to Breakfast (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
- Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
- Woolly Bear (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
- Edward's Exploit (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
- Ghost Train (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
 1983 Princess Daisy (TV Movie)
Robin Valerian
 1982 Paul McCartney: Take It Away (TV Movie)
First Drummer
 1982 The Cooler (Short)
Prisoner
 1981 Caveman
Atouk
 1978 Ringo (TV Movie)
Ringo Starr / Ognir Rrats
 1978 Sextette
Laslo Karolny
 1974 Harry and Ringo's Night Out Promo Reel (Short)
Ringo / Little Angel Boy (voice)
 1973 That'll Be the Day
Mike
 1971 Blindman
Candy
 1971 200 Motels
Larry The Dwarf / Frank Zappa
 1971 The Point (TV Movie)
Narrator / Father (home video release) (voice)
 1968 Candy
Emmanuel
 1968 Yellow Submarine
Ringo (uncredited)
 1967 Magical Mystery Tour (TV Movie)
Richard B. Starkey / Talkative Magician (uncredited)
 1965 Help!
Ringo (as The Beatles)
 1962 The Cavern Club (Short)
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Other Works:

Release of Ringo Starr's third studio album, "Ringo," on Apple Records. Notably, the album featured appearances from all four Beatles, albeit on different tracks, plus featuring several other well known artists, to become a hallmark of Starr's albums going forward. For example: "I'm the Greatest" (featuring John Lennon; Ringo ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 12 Portrayals | 9 Interviews | 21 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

The Beatles | Richard Starkey M.B.E. | Richard Starkey MBE | Mr Richard Starkey | Richard Starkey

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his early drumming years with The Beatles] I started to be an engineer but I banged me thumb on the first day. I became a drummer because it was the only thing I could do. But whenever I hear another drummer I know I'm no good. [John Lennon] taught me the song I sing. I can only play on the off beat because John can't keep up on the rhythm guitar. I'm no good on the technical things but I'm ... See more »

Trivia:

Is a strict vegetarian, as is former bandmate Paul McCartney. See more »

Trademark:

Unique sound and style that influenced successful drummers from Phil Collins to Dave Grohl. See more »

Nickname:

Ritchie

Star Sign:

Cancer

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