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Billy Preston (1946–2006)

Billy Preston was born on September 9, 1946 in Houston, Texas, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), Beautiful Girls (1996) and Baby Driver (2017). He died on June 6, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. See full bio »


(age 59) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Blues Brothers 2000 The Louisiana Gator Boys
Beautiful Girls Soundtrack
Baby Driver Soundtrack
Rush Hour 2 Soundtrack


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 2005 Music 101: The Green Room (TV Series)
 2005 The Derby Stallion
Will Gentry
 2001 Ticker
Blues Band Organ
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000
The Louisiana Gator Boys
 1997 The Good News (TV Series)
- Show Me the Money: Part 2 (1997) ... Billy
- Show Me the Money: Part 1 (1997) ... Billy
- The Fallen Woman (1997) ... Billy
- Try a Little Tenderness (1997) ... Billy
- A Joyful Noise (1997) ... Billy
 1990 The Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten (Video)
Marvelous Mose (voice)
 1989 Wired
Billy Preston
 1984 Blame It on the Night
Billy Preston
 1969 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
- Episode #6.31 (1969)
- Episode #6.29 (1969)
- Episode #6.26 (1969)
 1969 The Beatles: Get Back (Music Video short)
Billy Preston
 1958 St. Louis Blues
Will Handy as a boy
Show Show Music department (12 credits)
Show Show Composer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (144 credits)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (90 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Will It Go Round in Circles?" (#1 on Billboard charts for 2 weeks). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Began performing with Mahalia Jackson when he was just 10 years old. See more »


Known to wear "Big Apple" hats during the 80's.


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