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Hank Williams (I) (1923–1953)

Hank Williams was born in September 1923 in a small Alabama farming community about 70 miles south of Montgomery. His father was a railroad engineer who was also a victim of shell shock after a year of fighting in France in 1918 during World War I and spent many years in veterans hospitals. Hank's mother, Lillian Skipper Williams, played the organ... See full bio »

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 2012 Deuce and a Quarter (Short) (performer: "Why Don't You Love Me") / (writer: "Why Don't You Love Me") (completed)
 2010-2014 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Bobby Braddock (2014) ... (writer: "Low And Lonely" - uncredited)
- Sam Moore (2014) ... (writer: "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle" - uncredited)
- Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder (2013) ... (writer: "Cajun Baby" - uncredited)
- Kayton Roberts and Chris Scruggs (2013) ... (writer: "I'm a Long Gone Daddy" - uncredited)
- Music from Nashville, Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down (2012) ... (writer: "Picture from Life's Other Side" - uncredited)
 2013 CBGB (writer: "Mansion on the Hill")
 2013 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Can't Fix Crazy (2013) ... (writer: "I Saw the Light" - uncredited)
 2013 42 (performer: "Move It On Over") / (writer: "Move It On Over")
 2013 Vegas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Paiutes (2013) ... (performer: "Honky Tonkin'" by Hank Williams)
 2012 Promised Land (writer: "I Saw the Light")
 2012 The Broken Circle Breakdown (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" - uncredited)
 2012 Seven Psychopaths (lyrics: "Angel of Death (Undubbed Session Demo)" - as Hank Williams Sr.) / (music: "Angel of Death (Undubbed Session Demo)" - as Hank Williams Sr.) / (performer: "Angel of Death (Undubbed Session Demo)")
 2012 Musikrausch - Der Konzertsommer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- HMBC beim Woodstock der Blasmusik (2012) ... (writer: "Jambalaya")
 2012 The Last Ride (writer: "Hey, Good Looking", "Cold Cold Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)")
 2012 Good Vibrations (performer: "I Saw the Light") / (writer: "I Saw the Light")
 2012 Moonrise Kingdom (performer: "Kaw-Liga", "Long Gone Lonesome Blues", "Ramblin' Man", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "Cold, Cold Heart") / (writer: "Kaw-Liga", "Long Gone Lonesome Blues", "Ramblin' Man")
 2012 The Last Elvis (writer: "I'm so lonesome I could cry")
 2011 Straw Dogs (writer: "Hey Good Lookin'" - as Hank Williams, Sr.)
 2011 Opry Memories (TV Movie) (writer: "Kaw-Liga")
 2011 Born to Be Wild (Documentary short) (performer: "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" - as Hank Williams Sr.) / (writer: "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" - as Hank Williams Sr.)
 2011 Rango (performer: "COOL WATER" - as Hank Williams, Sr.)
 2011 CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs (TV Movie) (performer: "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)") / (writer: "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)")
 2010 Country Strong (writer: "Honky Tonk Blues" - as Hank Williams, Sr.)
 2010 Hubble 3D (Documentary short) (writer: "Hey Good Lookin'")
 2010 Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 (Video) (writer: "Hey Good Lookin'/Your Cheatin' Heart/Cold, Cold Heart/I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry/I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)/You Win Again/I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry/I Saw The Light/Jambalaya")
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Movie) (writer: "Alone And Forsaken")
 2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? (performer: "Why Don't You Love Me") / (writer: "Why Don't You Love Me" - as Hank Williams, Sr.)
 2009 Zombieland (performer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry") / (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" - as Hank Williams, Sr.)
 2009 The Queens of Country (Video) (writer: "I Saw The Light", "I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You")
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (performer: "Your Cheatin' Heart") / (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart")
 2009 Crook & Chase (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 June 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)")
 2009 Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rosanne Cash/Norah Jones/Kris Kristofferson/John Mellencamp (2009) ... ("How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart")
 2005-2008 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.3 (2008) ... (writer: "Hey Good Lookin'")
- Auditions 3 (2005) ... (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart")
 2008 New Orleans Story (Documentary) (writer: "Jambalaya")
 2008/II Crazy (writer: "Honky Tonk Blues")
 2008 The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice (Documentary) (writer: "I Saw The Light")
 2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (writer: "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" - as Hank Williams, Sr.)
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes (Video) (writer: "Kaw-Liga")
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes, 2001 - 2007) (performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2007)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... (performer: "Cold, Cold Heart") / (writer: "Cold, Cold Heart")
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (performer: "Cold, Cold Heart") / (writer: "Cold, Cold Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
- Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2001) ... (writer: "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It")
 2007 Honeydripper (performer: "Move It on Over") / (writer: "Move It on Over")
 2007 The Education of Charlie Banks (performer: "I Don't Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)" - as Hank Williams, Sr.) / (writer: "I Don't Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)" - as Hank Williams, Sr.)
 2007 Dolly Parton & Friends (Video) (writer: "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)")
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Sandhogs (2006) ... (performer: "Move It On Over") / (writer: "Move It On Over")
 2006 Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic (Video) (writer: "Cold, Cold Heart")
 2006 All the King's Men (performer: "Long Gone Lonesome Blues") / (writer: "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" - as Hank Williams, Sr.)
 2006 Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (Documentary) (performer: "Honky Tonkin'") / (writer: "Honky Tonkin'")
 2006 Aloha from Sweden (Video) (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 2006 Wanderlust (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Lost Highway")
 2006 Leroy & Stitch (Video) (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 2006 Cars (performer: "My Heart Would Know") / (writer: "My Heart Would Know")
 2006 Glory Road (performer: "Kaw Liga") / (writer: "Kaw Liga", "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)")
 2005 Almost Heaven (performer: "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive") / (writer: "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive")
 2005 Down in the Valley (performer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry") / (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 2005 The Wendell Baker Story (performer: "Thank God", "Settin' the Woods on Fire")
 2004 White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights (Video documentary) (performer: "I Can't Help it (if I'm Still in Love With You)") / (writer: "I Can't Help it (if I'm Still in Love With You)")
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Moral Midgetry (2004) ... (performer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry") / (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (performer: "Hey Good lLooking" - as Hank Williams Sr) / (writer: "Hey Good lLooking" - as Hank Williams Sr)
  Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- I'm Sorry, I'm Lost (2003) ... (performer: "Move It On Over", "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)") / (writer: "Move It On Over", "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)")
 2002 Sweet Home Alabama (writer: "Long Gone Lonesome Blues")
 2002 Later with Jools Holland (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.6 (2002) ... (writer: "Cold Cold Heart")
 2000 Grand Ole Opry 75th: A Celebration (TV Special) (writer: "Wabash Cannonball/Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain/Night Train to Memphis/I Saw The Light" Medley, "Hey, Good Lookin'")
 2000 Nurse Betty (performer: "I Won't Be Home No More") / (writer: "I Won't Be Home No More" - as Hank Williams, Sr.)
 1999 A Room for Romeo Brass (performer: "Move It on Over") / (writer: "Move It on Over")
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series) (1 episode)
- And They Call It Bobby Love (1998) ... ("I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "There's a Tear in My Beer")
 1997 U Turn (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart")
  Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1997) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- Parte 41 (1997) ... (performer: "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" - uncredited)
 1996 Dollywood: A Memory Worth Repeating (Video documentary) (writer: "Hey Good Lookin'")
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina (performer: "The Angel Of Death") / (writer: "The Angel Of Death" - as Hank Williams Sr.)
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "YOUR CHEATIN' HEART")
 1996 Frau Pepi und die Buben (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 15 April 1996 (1996) ... (performer: "A Mansion On The Hill")
 1996 Mr. Wrong (writer: "I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY")
 1996 Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary (TV Special) (writer: "I Saw The Light")
 1995 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Feel-a-Cop (1995) ... (writer: "I Saw The Light")
 1995 Apollo 13 (performer: "Honkey Tonkin'") / (writer: "Honkey Tonkin'")
  Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- The Capital of Baseball (1994) ... (performer: "A House Without Love" - as Hank Williams, Sr.) / (writer: "A House Without Love" - as Hank Williams, Sr.)
 1994 The Shawshank Redemption (performer: "Lovesick Blues")
 1994 Forrest Gump (performer: "Lovesick Blues" (1991))
 1993 The Beverly Hillbillies (performer: "I'M SO LONELY I COULD CRY") / (writer: "I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY", "I'M SO LONELY I COULD CRY")
 1993 Morning Glory (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart" - as Hank Williams Sr.)
 1993 All Tied Up (Video) (writer: "LONESOME WHISTLE BLUES")
 1993 Son in Law (writer: "Hey Good Lookin'" - as Hank Williams Sr.)
  Lipstick on Your Collar (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1993) (writer - 3 episodes, 1993)
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... (performer: "Your Cheating Heart") / (writer: "Your Cheating Heart")
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... (performer: "Your Cheating Heart") / (writer: "Your Cheating Heart")
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (performer: "Your Cheating Heart") / (writer: "Your Cheating Heart")
 1992 Blue Black Permanent (performer: "Half as Much")
 1992 Dust Devil (performer: "Ramblin' Man") / (writer: "Ramblin' Man")
 1992 Radio Flyer (performer: "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)", "Why Don't You Love Me") / (writer: "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)", "Why Don't You Love Me")
 1992 Memphis (TV Movie) (writer: "YOU WIN AGAIN")
 1992 Black Hearts Bleed Red (Short) (performer: "Calling You", "Angel of Death", "I just told mama Goodbye")
 1991 Dutch (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 1991 Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock & Roll (Video documentary) (writer: "You Win Again")
  The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- It's a Mad, Mad, Madeline World (1990) ... (performer: "Hey, Good Lookin'" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hey, Good Lookin'" - uncredited)
 1990 Texasville (performer: "Kaw-Liga") / (writer: "Kaw-Liga")
 1990 Another 48 Hrs. ("I'LL NEVER GET OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE")
 1990 Dolly and Her Lover (writer: "Jambalaya")
 1989 The Kids in the Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart")
 1989 Steel Magnolias (writer: "JAMBALAYA")
 1989 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 July 1989 (1989) ... (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 1989 Pink Cadillac (performer: "There's a Tear in My Beer" - as Hank Williams Sr.) / (writer: "There's a Tear in My Beer")
 1989 Scandal (writer: "Jambalaya" - uncredited)
 1989/I True Love (writer: "Move It On Over")
 1988 Sapphire Man (Short) (writer: "She's Got you")
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1988) (performer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Bad Timing (1988) ... (performer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" - uncredited)
- Killshot (1986) ... (writer: "You're Gonna Change" - uncredited)
 1987-1988 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Nashville Memories (1988) ... (writer: "I Saw The Light")
- Episode #1.15 (1988) ... (writer: "I Can't Help it if I'm Still in Love With You", "Southern Nights/Break It To Me Gently/The Hand That Rocks the Cradle/Sweet Nothings/Rhinestone Cowboy/Fool #1/Wichita Lineman/Galveston/I'm Sorry/By The Time I Get To Phoenix/Dum Dum/Jambalaya Medley")
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... (writer: "Hey, Good Lookin'")
 1988 Falcon Crest (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Key to Angela (1988) ... (writer: "I Ain't Got Nothin' But Time" - uncredited)
 1988 Frank's Place (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Shorty's Belle (1988) ... (performer: "Your Cheatin' Heart" - uncredited)
 1988 The Telephone (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 1987 Matlock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Country Boy (1987) ... (writer: "Hey Good Lookin", "Cold Cold Heart")
 1987 Made in Heaven (performer: "Why Should We Try Anymore") / (writer: "Why Should We Try Anymore")
 1987 Made in U.S.A. (writer: "Ramblin' Man")
 1985 Sweet Dreams (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart")
  Arena (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1984) (writer - 1 episode, 1984)
- The Everly Brothers: Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984) ... (performer: "Hey Good Lookin'" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hey Good Lookin'" - uncredited)
 1983 Beats of the Heart: Chase the Devil - Religious Music of the Appalachian Mountains (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Saw the Light")
 1982 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hey, Look Me Over (1982) ... (writer: "Hey Good Lookin'")
 1982 Porky's (performer: "Lovesick Blues", "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Cold, Cold Heart") / (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Cold, Cold Heart")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (writer: "YOUR CHEATIN' HEART")
 1980 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 April 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Honky Tonkin'")
 1979 Ich möcht' so gern Dave Dudley hör'n (TV Movie) (writer: "Move it on over")
 1978 Take Off (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart" - uncredited)
 1978 Lipps & McCain ("Where the Soul of Man Never Dies", "Baby, We're Really in Love", "I Ain't Got Nothin' But Time", "Lost Highway", uncredited)
 1978 Renaldo and Clara (writer: "Kaw-Liga")
 1976 Drive-In (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart")
 1967-1976 The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Rex Allen, Jr. (1976) ... (writer: "Hey, Good Lookin'")
- Ronnie Blackwell & Dave Kirby (1973) ... (writer: "A Picture From Life's Other Side")
- Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys (1968) ... (writer: "I Saw The Light")
- Frieda Wallace (1967) ... (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 ... (writer: "Take These Chains From My Heart")
 1975 In Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 May 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Kaw-Liga")
 1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (1949))
 1974 Countdown (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... (writer: "Honky Tonkin'")
 1974 Columbo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Swan Song (1974) ... (writer: "I Saw the Light" - uncredited)
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (TV Special documentary) (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert (TV Movie) (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 1971 The Last Picture Show (performer: "Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)?", "Half As Much") / (writer: "Cold, Cold Heart" - as Hank Williams Sr.) / (writer: "Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)?")
 1969-1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #2.23 (1971) ... (writer: "These Men with Broken Hearts")
- History of Country Music: Part 2 (1971) ... (writer: "I Could Cry")
- Episode #2.7 (1970) ... (writer: "Jambalaya")
- Episode #1.32 (1970) ... (writer: "Kaw-Liga")
- Episode #1.15 (1969) ... (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart")
 1970 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 February 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "Hey, Good Lookin'")
 1969 From Nashville with Music (lyrics: "Kaw-Liga") / (music: "Kaw-Liga")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (writer: "Jambalaya")
 1967 Music City USA (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1967) ... (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.28 (1965) ... (writer: "Jambalaya")
- Episode #1.22 (1965) ... (writer: "Jambalaya (On the Bayou))
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.50 (1965) ... (writer: "Cold, Cold Heart")
 1964-1965 The Virginian (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Legend for a Lawman (1965) ... (writer: "Just Waitin'")
- First to Thine Own Self (1964) ... (writer: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry")
 1965 The Drifter (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Saloon (1965) ... (writer: "I Could Never Be Ashamed of You" - uncredited)
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Stone Guest (1963) ... (writer: "You're Cheatin' Heart")
 1960 Ozark Jubilee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 April 1960 (1960) ... (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart" - uncredited)
 1957-1960 Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series short) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #4.12 (1960) ... (writer: "Hey Good Lookin'")
- Episode #2.13 (1958) ... (writer: "I Saw the Light")
- Episode #1.12 (1957) ... (writer: "Hey, Good Lookin'")
- Episode #1.8 (1957) ... (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart" - uncredited)
 1959 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Treasurer's Son (1959) ... (writer: "I Can't Help It")
 1957 Home (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 March 1957 (1957) ... (writer: "Lonesome Whistle" - uncredited)
 1953 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 May 1953 (1953) ... (writer: "Your Cheatin' Heart")
 1952 Apache Country (writer: "Cold, Cold Heart")
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(2012-2013 Season) His musical, "Hank Williams, Lost Highway," was performed at the Filament Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, Illinois with Peter Oyloe and Gerald Richardson in the cast. Randal Myer and Mark Harelik adapted to the stage. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Hank Williams Sr.

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff, but then I found out they already had a Roy Acuff, so I started singin' like myself. See more »

Trivia:

Cousin of Lewis Fitzgerald. See more »

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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