Willie Nelson (I)

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This versatile, eclectic, rather wanderlust country crossover star known for his classic ballads ("Always On My Mind"), autobiographical road songs ("On the Road Again") and catchy rhythms ("Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys") started out life as Willie Hugh Nelson on April 30, 1933, in Depression-era Abbot, Texas. He is the son ... See full bio »

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Wag the Dog Johnny Dean
The Dukes of Hazzard Uncle Jesse Duke
Half Baked Historian Smoker


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  Willie and Me
Bones / Self
 2018 Waiting for the Miracle to Come
Jimmy Riggs
 2018/II Paradox
 2017 Toby Keith: Wacky Tobaccy (Music Video)
Willie Nelson!
 2017/I Lost in London
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 2016 Artists of Then, Now & Forever: Forever Country (Music Video)
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 2016 The Muppets. (TV Series)
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- Generally Inhospitable (2016) ... Willie Nelson
 2016 Zoolander 2
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 2015 Kacey Musgraves Feat. Willie Nelson: Are You Sure (Music Video)
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 2015 Only Wanna Party (Short)
Band Member
 2014 Willie Nelson: What'll I Do? (Video short)
 2013 Willie Nelson: Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (Music Video)
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 2013 Angels Sing
 2012 Lionel Richie Feat. Willie Nelson: Easy (Music Video)
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 2011 Get a Job
Wedding Band Member
 2010 Willie Nelson: Desperados Waiting for a Train (Music Video)
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 2009 Willie Nelson: Hesitation Blues (Music Video)
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 2008 Surfer, Dude
Farmer Bob
 2008 Beer for My Horses
 2008 Swing Vote
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 2007 Fighting with Anger
 2007 Blonde Ambition
Pap Paw
 2007 Willie Nelson: Gravedigger (Music Video)
Willie the Gravedigger / Hearse Driver / Priest / ...
 2007 The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (TV Movie)
Uncle Jesse Duke
 2005 The Dukes of Hazzard
Uncle Jesse Duke
 2005 Jessica Simpson: These Boots Are Made for Walkin' (Music Video)
Willie Nelson
 2002-2004 Monk (TV Series)
Willie Nelson
- Mr. Monk and the Blackout (2004) ... Willie Nelson (uncredited)
- Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger (2002) ... Willie Nelson
 2004 The Big Bounce
Joe Lurie
 2003 Toby Keith Feat. Willie Nelson: Beer for My Horses (Music Video)
Willie Nelson
 2002 The Country Bears
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 2001 The Journeyman
Samuel Hancock
 2000 Stardust
 2000 The Simpsons (TV Series)
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- Behind the Laughter (2000) ... Willie Nelson (voice)
 1999 The Long Kill (TV Movie)
Lee Walker
 1998 Willie Nelson: I Never Cared for You (Music Video)
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 1998 Willie Nelson: My Own Peculiar Way (Music Video)
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 1996-1998 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Marshall Elias Burch
- Legend II: Vengeance (1998) ... Marshall Elias Burch
- Legend (1996) ... Marshall Elias Burch
 1998 Half Baked
Historian Smoker
 1997 Wag the Dog
Johnny Dean
 1997 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Earl Dobbs
- Payback (1997) ... Earl Dobbs
 1997 Beck: Jack-Ass (Music Video)
Willie Nelson
 1997 Gone Fishin'
Billy 'Catch' Pooler
 1997 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Willie Nelson
- Hank's Got the Willies (1997) ... Willie Nelson (voice)
 1996 Starlight
Grampa Lium
 1995 Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (TV Movie)
Willie Nelson
 1994 Dust to Dust
Lawyer Neil Morris
 1994 Adventures in Wonderland (TV Series)
The Troubador
- Pie Noon (1994) ... The Troubador
 1993 Willie Nelson & Sinead O'Connor: Don't Give Up (Music Video)
Willie Nelson
 1992 Delta (TV Series)
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- First Time Again (1992) ... Willie Nelson
 1991 Wild Texas Wind (TV Movie)
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 1991 Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (TV Movie)
Billy Roy Rodriguez
 1990 The Highwaymen: Silver Stallion (Music Video)
Willie Nelson
 1990 Pair of Aces (TV Movie)
Billy Roy Barker
 1988 Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? (TV Movie)
 1988 Once Upon a Texas Train (TV Movie)
John Henry Lee
 1986 The Highwaymen: Highwayman (Video short)
Willie Nelson
 1986 The Highwaymen: Highwayman (Video short)
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 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Jake Pierson
- El Viejo (1986) ... Jake Pierson
 1986 Red Headed Stranger
Rev. Julian Shay
 1986 Stagecoach (TV Movie)
Doc Holliday
 1986 The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (TV Movie)
Gen. Jo Shelby
 1984 Pryor's Place (TV Series)
- The Showoff (1984)
 1984 Songwriter
Doc Jenkins
 1982 Coming Out of the Ice (TV Movie)
Red Loon
 1982 Barbarosa
 1981 Thief
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose
 1979 The Electric Horseman
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Charlie Strayhorn
- Heartaches of a Fool (1978) ... Charlie Strayhorn (singing voice, uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Willie Nelson & Family" See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 8 Interviews | 19 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

The Highwaymen | Nelson


5' 6" (1.68 m)


Annie D'Angelo  (2 children) | See more »


Amy | See more »


Ira Doyle Nelson | Myrle Marie Nelson


Noelle (grandchild) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. See more »


Counts Frank Sinatra among his all-time favorite singers. See more »


Slow clipped manner of singing See more »


Willie the Weedman See more »

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