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David Essex was born on July 23, 1947 in Plaistow, London, England as David Albert Cook. He is an Singer, Performer and actor, for The Devil's Rejects (2005), That'll Be the Day (1973) and Stardust (1974). He has been married to Susan Hallam-Wright since September 20, 2010. He was previously married to Carlotta Christy and Maureen Neal. See full bio »

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Known For

That'll Be the Day Jim MacLaine
(1973)
The Devil's Rejects Soundtrack
(2005)
Stardust Jim MacLaine
(1974)
Silver Dream Racer Nick Freeman
(1980)

Filmography

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 2018 Dom on the Spot (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.7 (2018) ... (performer: "Silver Dream Machine" - uncredited)
 2018 A Very English Scandal (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... (writer: "Gonna Make You a Star" - uncredited)
 2016 Doctors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Twelve Divas of Christmas (2016) ... (performer: "A Winter's Tale" - uncredited)
  Lorraine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode dated 18 October 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "Hold Me Close", "Rock On", "A Winter's Tale" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hold Me Close", "Rock On" - uncredited)
 2015 Sounds of the 80s (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2015 Christmas Special with Kim Wilde (2015) ... (performer: "A Winter's Tale")
  Detectorists (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode #2.2 (2015) ... (performer: "Silver Dream Machine") / (writer: "Silver Dream Machine")
 2014 Cut Snake (performer: "Rock On") / (writer: "Rock On" - as D. Essex)
 2012 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 December 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "A Winter's Tale" - uncredited)
 2011 Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "A Winter's Tale")
 2010 The Hooker with a Heart of Gold (performer: "Rock On") / (writer: "Rock On")
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Miscarriage of Justice (2009) ... (writer: "Rock On" - uncredited)
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Glory Days (2008) ... (performer: "Rock On") / (writer: "Rock On")
 2007 War of the Servers (performer: "Brave New World")
  Star Stories (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Simon Cowell: My Honesty, My Genius (2007) ... (performer: "Gonna Make You a Star" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gonna Make You a Star" - uncredited)
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Remember When (2007) ... (performer: "Rock On") / (writer: "Rock On")
  Extras (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Patrick Stewart (2005) ... (performer: "Gonna Make You A Star" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gonna Make You A Star" - uncredited)
 2005 The Long Weekend (performer: "Hold Me Close") / (writer: "Hold Me Close")
 2005 The Devil's Rejects (performer: "Rock On") / (writer: "Rock On")
  Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Perfect Circles (2003) ... (performer: "Rock On") / (writer: "Rock On")
 2002 For Earth Below (Short) (performer: "Rock On") / (writer: "Rock On")
 2000 Savage Honeymoon (performer: "Rock On") / (writer: "Rock On")
 1999 Dick (performer: "Rock On") / (writer: "Rock On")
 1993-1999 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #10.6 (1999) ... (writer: "Hold Me Close")
- Episode #4.5 (1993) ... (writer: "Hold Me Close")
 1994 Car Trouble, Darlin' (Short) (performer: "Rock On") / (writer: "Rock On")
  Baywatch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Second Time Around (1994) ... (performer: "Rock On" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rock On" - uncredited)
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- At the Sideshow (1993) ... (writer: "Rock On")
 1991 Motormouth (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.5 (1991) ... (performer: "Africa You Shine")
 1989 New Year's Rockin' Eve 1990 (TV Special) (writer: "Rock On" - uncredited)
 1989 Dream a Little Dream (writer: "Rock On")
  Happy Families (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Cassie (1985) ... (performer: "Gonna Make You A Star")
- Edith (1985) ... (performer: "Gonna Make You a Star") / (writer: "Gonna Make You a Star")
 1982 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1982 Christmas Special (1982) ... (performer: "A Winter's Tale")
  Cannon and Ball (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1982) (writer - 1 episode, 1982)
- Episode #4.2 (1982) ... (performer: "Me and My Girl (Night-Clubbing)", "Rock On" - uncredited) / (writer: "Me and My Girl (Night-Clubbing)", "Rock On" - uncredited)
  The Kenny Everett Video Show (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 1978 - 1980) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Kenny Everett New Year's Daze Show (1980) ... (performer: "Heart on My Sleeve")
- Episode #3.5 (1980) ... (performer: "Silver Dream Machine")
- Episode #2.10 (1979) ... (performer: "20 Flights Up") / (writer: "20 Flights Up")
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... (performer: "Let It Flow")
- Episode #2.1 (1979) ... (performer: "Imperial Wizard")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 11 episodes, 1975 - 1980) (writer - 6 episodes, 1975 - 1980)
- Episode dated 24 April 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Silver Dream Machine (Part 1)") / (writer: "Silver Dream Machine (Part 1)")
- Episode dated 10 April 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Silver Dream Machine (Part 1)")
- Episode dated 1 March 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Imperial Wizard") / (writer: "Imperial Wizard")
- Episode dated 23 November 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Goodbye First Love") / (writer: "Goodbye First Love")
- Episode dated 21 September 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Oh What a Circus")
 1980 Silver Dream Racer (performer: "Silver Dream Machine", "Looking for Someone") / (writer: "Silver Dream Machine", "Looking for Someone", "I Think I'll Always Love You")
 1978 Hi-Riders (lyrics: "Rock On") / (music: "Rock On") / (performer: "Rock On")
 1976 All This and World War II (Documentary) (performer: "Yesterday")
 1974 Stardust (performer: "You Kept Me Waiting", "Take It Away", "Dea Sancta", "Stardust") / (writer: "Stardust")
 1973 That'll Be the Day (performer: "Rock On", "Singing The Blues" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Rock On")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(10/93) Stage: Appeared in a Peter Hall Company production of Oliver Goldsmith's play "She Stoops to Conquer", at the Queen's Theatre in London, England. Donald Sinden, Miriam Margolyes, Emily Morgan, Tom Beard and Leon Sinden were in the cast. Peter Hall was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In the '70s, '60s, '80s, everybody knew what was in the charts. See more »

Trivia:

Nominated for a Grammy for his smash hit single "Rock On" in 1974. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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