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Johnny PayCheck (1938–2003)

To many of his fans, country music singer Johnny PayCheck was the epitome of the hell-raising outlaw singer. He was known as much for his string of classic country hits as he was for his scrapes with the law. Born Donald Eugene Lytle on May 31, 1938, in Greenfield, Ohio, PayCheck began his career playing in backing bands for George Jones, Ray ... See full bio »

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 1992 Paradise Park
 1981 Texas (TV Series)
Johnny PayCheck
- Episode #1.263 (1981) ... Johnny PayCheck
 1981 Take This Job and Shove It
Man with Hamburgers
 1977 Nashville 99 (TV Series)
Willie Gaynes
- The Fallen Idol (1977) ... Willie Gaynes
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Other Works:

Album: "Greatest Hits 2" (1978) See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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Donny Young


5' 5" (1.65 m)


Sharon Rae  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

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I'm a man who believes that right is right and wrong is wrong. Treat me right, and I will give you my all. Treat me wrong, and I will give you nothing. They don't like me for that, but that's the way I am. See more »


Took the name Johnny Paycheck in the mid-1960s about a decade after moving to Nashville to build a country music career. He began capitalizing the "c" in PayCheck in the mid-1990s. See more »

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