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Howlin' Wolf (1910–1976)

Howlin' Wolf was born on June 10, 1910 in White Station, Mississippi, USA as Chester Arthur Burnett. He was married to Lillie Handley. He died on January 10, 1976 in Hines, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

Died:

(age 65) in Hines, Illinois, USA

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Known For

The Sopranos
The Sopranos Soundtrack
He's Just Not That Into You
(2009)
The Wolf of Wall Street
(2013)
The Doors
The Doors Soundtrack
(1991)

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  The Vietnam War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Resolve (January 1966-June 1967) (2017) ... (performer: "Smokestack Lightning") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightning" - as Chester Burnett)
  Cannonball (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (performer: "Louise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Louise" - uncredited)
 2017/I The House (writer: "Woke Up This Morning (The Sopranos Mix)" - as Chester Burnett)
 2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tom Cruise/Kate Mara/Bleachers (2017) ... (writer: "Killing Floor" - uncredited)
  The Quad (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- #GoTellItOnTheMountain (2017) ... (performer: "Smokestack Lightnin'") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightnin'")
 2017 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (Documentary) (performer: "Shake for Me", "How Many More Years") / (writer: "How Many More Years" - as Chester Burnett)
 2016 Shameless (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ride or Die (2016) ... (performer: "I'll Be Back Someday")
  Ladbrokes Players Championship (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- 2016: Day Three - Part 2 (2016) ... (performer: "Smokestack Lightnin'" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smokestack Lightnin'" - uncredited)
  The Aliens (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... (performer: "Smokestack Lightnin'") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightnin'")
  Vinyl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Whispered Secrets (2016) ... (performer: "Smokestack Lightin'") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightin'")
 2015 Animal House of Blues 33 1/3 (Documentary) (writer: "WHO'S BEEN TALKIN'")
 2015 Far Out (performer: "Spoonful (Psychedelic version)", "Howlin' For My Darling", "I'm the Wolf") / (writer: "Howlin' For My Darling", "I'm the Wolf")
  The Mindy Project (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- I Slipped (2014) ... (performer: "Sittin On Top Of The World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sittin On Top Of The World" - uncredited)
  The Sixties (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The British Invasion (2014) ... (performer: "How Many More Years") / (writer: "How Many More Years")
 2014 Take Me to the River (Documentary) (writer: "Sitting On Top Of The World")
 2014 Lambert & Stamp (Documentary) (writer: "Smokestack Lightning" - as Chester Burnett)
 2014 Life Itself (Documentary) (performer: "Tired Of Crying") / (writer: "Tired Of Crying")
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (performer: "Spoonful", "Smokestack Lightning") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightning")
 2013 The Blue Black Hussar (Documentary) (writer: "Smokestack Lightning")
 2013 The Fall (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Vast Abyss (2013) ... (performer: "What a Woman" - uncredited)
- Insolence & Wine (2013) ... (performer: "Spoonful" - uncredited)
  Top of the Lake (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Edge of the Universe (2013) ... (performer: "Smokestack Lightnin'") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightnin'")
 2012 Bank Roll (writer: "Backdoor Man")
 2012 The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68 (Documentary) (writer: "Back Door Man", "Back Door Man (Reprise)")
 2012/II The Bay (performer: "Spoonful")
  True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012)
- Somebody That I Used to Know (2012) ... (performer: "Smokestack Lightning" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smokestack Lightning" - uncredited)
- Evil Is Going On (2010) ... (writer: "Evil (Is Going On) " - uncredited)
- It Hurts Me Too (2010) ... (performer: "Spoonful" - uncredited)
 2012 Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Enemy of My Enemy (2012) ... (performer: "Spoonful" - uncredited)
 2011 Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero (Documentary) (performer: "Killing Floor") / (writer: "Killing Floor")
  Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (performer: "Smokestack Lightning") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightning")
 2011 Shame (performer: "You Can't Be Beat") / (writer: "You Can't Be Beat")
 2011 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Motherfucker (2011) ... (performer: "Spoonful")
 2011 The Hangover Part II (performer: "Smokestack Lightnin'") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightnin'")
 2011 Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (Documentary) (performer: "Killing Floor") / (writer: "Killing Floor")
  Misfits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #2.2 (2010) ... (performer: "Smokestack Lightnin'") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightnin'")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (performer: "SMOKESTACK LIGHTNIN'" - uncredited) / (writer: "SMOKESTACK LIGHTNIN'" - uncredited)
 2010 Casino Jack and the United States of Money (Documentary) (performer: "BACK DOOR MAN", "SPOONFUL")
 2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (performer: "Little Red Rooster")
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You (performer: "Worried About My Baby") / (writer: "Worried About My Baby")
 2009 Big River Man (Documentary) (performer: "Little Red Rooster")
 2008 Cadillac Records (writer: "Smokestack Lightin'")
 2008 Mad Money (performer: "Smokestack Lightning") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightning")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chasing It (2007) ... (performer: "Goin' Down Slow")
 2006 All the King's Men (performer: "Smokestack Lightnin'") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightnin'")
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cream Reunion Concert (2005) ... (writer: "Sitting On Top of the World")
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2005) (writer - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2005)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (performer: "I Have a Little Girl") / (writer: "I Have a Little Girl")
- Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2001) ... (performer: "Down In The Bottom", "My Baby Walked Off") / (writer: "Down In The Bottom", "My Baby Walked Off")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 4 episodes, 2003) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Red, White and Blues (2003) ... (performer: "Smokestack LIghtning", "Sittin' On Top of the World" - as Howling' Wolf) / (writer: "Smokestack LIghtning", "Sittin' On Top of the World")
- Godfathers and Sons (2003) ... (performer: "Evil", "Evil" (alternate version), "Spoonful", "The Red Rooster")
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... (performer: "Dust My Broom")
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (performer: "Moaning at Midnight", "How Many More Years") / (writer: "Moaning at Midnight", "How Many More Years")
 2003 How to Deal (performer: "Hidden Charms")
 2003 Soundstage (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Part 1 (2003) ... (writer: "The Red Rooster" - uncredited)
 2000 Chain of Fools (performer: "Down to This") / (writer: - as C. Burnett) / (writer: "Down to This" - as Frederick Hibbert)
 1998/II Denial (performer: "You'll Be Mine")
 1997 An American Werewolf in Paris (performer: "I'm The Wolf") / (writer: "I'm The Wolf")
 1996 The Life and Times of the Red Dog Saloon (Documentary) (writer: "Smokestack Lightning")
 1994 Backbeat (performer: "Chocolate Drop" - as Howling Wolf) / (writer: "Chocolate Drop")
 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary) (performer: "I Ain't Superstitious")
 1991 The Doors (writer: "Back Door Man")
 1990 Men Don't Leave (writer: "TELL ME")
 1990 The Natural History of Parking Lots (performer: "Tail Dragger" - as Howling Wolf)
 1989 Who Shot Patakango? (performer: "Smokestack Lightning") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightning")
 1986 Jimi Plays Monterey (Documentary) (writer: "Killing Floor")
 1982 Diner (performer: "Smokestack Lightning") / (writer: "Smokestack Lightning")
 1978 Blue Collar (performer: "Wang Dang Doodle")
 1975 Lady on Top (Short) (writer: "Sitting on Top of the World" - uncredited)
 1974 Double Header (writer: "Smokestack Lightning" - uncredited)
 1971 The Young Hitchikers (writer: "Killing Floor" - uncredited)
 1968 Handicap (Short) (writer: "Back Door Man")
 1967 The Emperor (Documentary short) (writer: "Smokestack Lightning" - uncredited)
  Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #1.37 (1965) ... (performer: "How Many Years") / (writer: "How Many Years")
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Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "The Howlin' Wolf Album" (Cadet Concept Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chester Burnett | Howling Wolf

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Drafted in 1941, he served in the United States Army Signal Corps at Fort Lewis, Washington, and at Camp Adair, Oregon. See more »

Trademark:

Booming voice

Star Sign:

Gemini

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