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Billy Strange (1930–2012)

Billy Strange was born on September 29, 1930 in Long Beach, California, USA as William Everett Strange. He was married to Jeanne Black, Betty Jo Conrad and Joan O'Brien. He died on February 22, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee, USA. See full bio »

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 2013 Rugby League World Cup (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Highlights 6 (2013) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)" - uncredited)
- England v Ireland (2013) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)" - uncredited)
 2013 The Hangover Part III (performer: "The Girl From Ipanema")
 2002-2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Shaun Micallef Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
- Grinspoon Guest Program Rage (2002) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Spanish Teacher (2012) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2011 The American Experience (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Freedom Riders (2011) ... ("I'm On My Way")
 2011 Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns (writer: "Memories")
 2010 Megamind (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" (JXL Remix) - uncredited)
 2010 A Little Help (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Spanish Grand Prix (2010) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2010 Limbo Lounge (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.20 (2010) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (writer: "A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION (JXL RADIO EDIT REMIX)")
 2010 Melodifestivalen 2010 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Deltävling 1: Örnsköldsvik (2010) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2008 Flunked (Documentary) (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2007 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 1: Part 2 (2007) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2007 Next (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" (JXL Remix))
 2006 Jackass Number Two (Documentary) ("A Little Less Conversation")
 2006 Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)")
 2005 Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (Video) (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)")
 2004 Shark Tale (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)")
 2003 Las Vegas (TV Series) (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)")
 2003 Bruce Almighty (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2003 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Robert's Wedding (2003) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2002 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Forbidden Girlfriend (2002) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 2002 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heat (2002) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2001 Ocean's Eleven (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 1996 Little Surprises (TV Short) (writer: "Have a Tequila")
 1995 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lisa the Vegetarian (1995) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 1995 Mickey's Fun Songs: Beach Party at Walt Disney World (Video) (music: "Limbo Rock")
 1988 Hairspray (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 1985-1987 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Cool Hand Dave: Part 2 (1987) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
- Take a Left at the Altar (1987) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
- The Straight Poop (1987) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
- My Fair David (1985) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
- The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice (1985) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 1987 Back to the Beach ("Limbo Rock")
 1985 Elvis: Memories (Video documentary) (writer: "Memories")
 1981 This Is Elvis ("Memories")
 1972 Elvis on Tour (Documentary) (writer: "Memories")
 1971 Bunny O'Hare (writer: "Leave It All Behind", "Monday Man")
 1969 The Trouble with Girls (writer: "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" - uncredited)
 1969 Charro! (lyrics: "Charro!") / (music: "Charro!")
 1969 The Great Carrot-Train Robbery (Short) ("The Ballad of Bunny and Claude")
 1968 Elvis (TV Movie) (writer: "A Little Less Conversation", "Memories", "Nothingville")
 1968 Bunny and Claude: We Rob Carrot Patches (Short) ("The Ballad of Bunny and Claude")
 1968 Live a Little, Love a Little (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 1967 The Cool Ones (music: "Where Did I Go Wrong?")
 1965-1966 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.58 (1966) ... (performer: "Thunderball")
- Episode #1.38 (1965) ... (performer: "Satisfaction", "Seventh Son", "The Swim")
- Episode #1.23 (1965) ... (performer: "Raunchy")
- Episode #1.9 (1965) ... (performer: "Goldfinger")
 1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall (performer: "Baby, The Rain Must Fall")
 1958 Sing Boy Sing (writer: "Bundle of Dreams")
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1957) ... (performer: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine")
 1954 Corral Cuties (Short) (performer: "Anytime")
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Personal Details

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(1950s-1970s) Musician, actor, arranger, and producer in Hollywood, California. See more »

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Alternate Names:

William E. Strange
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Personal Quote:

I've played every kind of music in the world. I've played rock and roll, did all the surf records, played with the big orchestras. If they needed somebody in a small group who knew what the hell they were doing in the studio it was me.

Trivia:

Married briefly in the 1950s to singer/actress Joan O'Brien. His present wife, Jeanne Black, was also a singer. They first connected in the 1950s, but didn't reconnect until almost 40 years later. They married in 1999. See more »

Nickname:

Batman

Star Sign:

Libra

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