Ronnie James Dio (1942–2010)

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How many rock stars can brag about recording and touring consistently in six different decades? That's just one of the many claims to fame enjoyed by Ronnie James Dio. Born on July 10, 1942, this Cortland, New York native began his recording career back in 1958. Even back then, the seeds of Ronnie James Dio's future musical excesses had already ... See full bio »

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 2019 Fat Pizza: Back in Business (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... (writer: "Stand Up and Shout")
 2018 Lords of Chaos (writer: "Stand Up and Shout")
 2016 Office Christmas Party (performer: "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" (Traditional))
 2016 Rainbow: Memories in Rock (Video) (writer: "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves", "Man On The Silver Mountain", "Catch The Rainbow", "Stargazer", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll")
 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (writer: "Catch the Rainbow")
 2015 Aci Ask (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (music: "Affet (Temple of the King)")
 2015 ZombieCollege (Short) (performer: "Welcome to My Nightmare")
 2014 Incir Reçeli 2 (lyrics: "Affet") / (music: "Affet")
 2013 Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (Short) (writer: "Holy Diver")
 2013 Rainbow: Black Masquerade (Video) (writer: "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll", "Man On The Silver Mountain", "Temple Of The King")
 2013 Sound City (Documentary) (writer: "Rainbow in the Dark", "Stand Up and Shout")
 2012 The Mountain (writer: "Affet")
 2012 The Dream Team (performer: "Love Is All")
 2011-2012 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Power Metal (2012) ... (writer: "Gates of Babylon")
- Early Metal UK (2011) ... (writer: "Stargazer")
 2011 On Track with SEAT (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... (writer: "Neon Knights" - uncredited)
 2011 Bad Teacher (writer: "Rainbow in the Dark")
 2010 Heaven & Hell: Neon Nights, Live in Europe (Video) (writer: "E5150", "The Mob Rules", "Children of the Sea", "I", "Bible Black", "Time Machine", "Fear", "Falling off the Edge of the World", "Follow the Tears", "Die Young", "Heaven and Hell", "Country Girl", "Neon Knights" - uncredited)
 2010 Fubar: Balls to the Wall (writer: "Die Young")
 2010 Bones (performer: "The Last In Line") / (writer: "The Last In Line")
 2009 Inspector Lewis (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Allegory of Love (2009) ... (performer: "What Cost War")
 2009 The Life and the Agony (writer: "You've Got Me All Wrong")
 2008 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (TV Movie) (writer: "Heaven and Hell")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) ("Heaven and Hell", uncredited)
 2007 Heaven & Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall (Video) (writer: "E5150", "After All (The Dead)", "The Mob Rules", "Children of the Sea", "Lady Evil", "I", "The Sign of the Southern Cross", "Voodoo", "The Devil Cried", "Computer God", "Falling Off the Edge of the World", "Shadow of the Wind", "Die Young", "Heaven and Hell", "Lonely is the Word", "Neon Knights")
 2006 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zakk Wylde Guest Programs Rage (2006) ... (writer: "Neon Knights", "Die Young")
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "Holy Diver" - uncredited)
 2006 Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (performer: "Kickapoo") / (writer: "Holy Diver")
 2006 Rainbow: Live in Munich 1977 (Video) (writer: "Kill The King", "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves", "Catch The Rainbow", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll", "Man On The Silver Mountain", "Do You Close Your Eyes")
 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary) (performer: "Holy Diver") / (writer: "Holy Diver")
 2003 Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 3 (Video) (performer: "Holy Diver") / (writer: "Holy Diver")
 2002 Evil on Queen Street (Video) (writer: "Evil On Queen Street")
 2001 Rock Star (writer: "Long Live Rock N' Roll" - as Ronnie Dio)
 1999 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hooked on Monkey Fonics (1999) ... (writer: "Holy Diver")
 1999 Peppermint Candy (performer: "Catch the Rainbow") / (writer: "Catch the Rainbow")
 1995 Raging Angels (writer: "Gates of Babylon")
 1994 S.F.W. (writer: "Light In The Black" - as Ronnie Dio)
 1992 Wayne's World ("Time Machine")
 1986 Iron Eagle (performer: "Hide in the Rainbow") / (writer: "Hide in the Rainbow")
 1985 Vision Quest (lyrics: "Hungry For Heaven") / (music: "Hungry For Heaven") / (performer: "Hungry For Heaven") / (producer: "Hungry For Heaven")
 1984 Rainbow: Japan Tour (Video) (writer: "Catch The Rainbow")
 1982 Rainbow: Live Between the Eyes (Video documentary) (writer: "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll")
 1981 Heavy Metal (writer: "E5150" (uncredited), "The Mob Rules")
 1980 Monsters of Rock at Castle Donnington: Rainbow (TV Movie) (writer: "Catch The Rainbow", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll")
 1977 Die Vorstadtkrokodile (TV Movie) (writer: "Catch the Rainbow")
 1977 The Butterfly Ball (as Ronnie Dio, "Together Again")
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Other Works:

(1980s) PSA TV spot for RAD (Rock Against Drugs)

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Ronnie Dio | Black Sabbath


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I always wanted to be a basketball player. See more »


Dio had become a fixture in heavy metal's global family, his legend burnished by his being credited with making the "devil horns" hand gesture the international metal call sign. Dio claimed he had learned it from his Italian grandmother, who used it to ward off evil spirits. See more »


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