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Born in USA
Birth NameAlex Orbi Orbison
Nickname Orbi

Mini Bio (1)

Alex Orbison is a third generation musician, producer, author, music publisher, and the youngest son of the rock and roll legend, Roy Orbison.

Alex began his music career with a violin at age three, as his hands were too small to grip a guitar. He eventually went on to play the guitar and piano before moving permanently to drums by age eight. At age 18, Alex formed the band Backbone with Chris Williams. Backbone toured and recorded for eight years before disbanding after Chris Williams' tragic death in an auto accident. After some downtime and gigging with other LA area musicians, Alex settled in with Cisco Adler (son of impresario Lou Adler) to form Whitestarr; Whitestarr went on to be the subject of the VH1 reality show The Rock Life. Alex followed that by starring on Kat Von D's LA Ink.

Currently, Alex, and his brother Roy Orbison Jr., are the co-presidents of their family's businesses Still Working Music, Orbison Productions, and Roy's Boys Films. In 2014, Alex directed Mystery Girl: Unraveled, the story surrounding his father's final studio album that was released posthumously in 1989. In 2017, Alex directed the homage to his father, Black and White Night 30, a live concert event featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, and others.

Alex is presently in pre-production on several other cinematic projects including the film adaptation of Jim Berkenstadt's The Beatle Who Vanished where Alex serves as Executive Producer along with Ashley Hamilton and Chuck Fleckenstein. Alex has also, via his Roy's Boys Films, commissioned a screenplay from Bruce Evans and Ray Gideon for the upcoming first official biopic on his father, Only The Lonely.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (2)

Drummer for the rock band Whitestarr.

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