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Billy Strange (1930–2012)

Billy Strange was born on September 29, 1930 in Long Beach, California, USA as William Everett Strange. He was married to Jeanne Black, Betty Jo Conrad and Joan O'Brien. He died on February 22, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee, USA. See full bio »
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 2015-2018 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- 2018: The Live Final (2018) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
- 2018: Live Semi-Final 3 (2018) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
- 2018: Live Semi-Final 2 (2018) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)" - uncredited)
- 2018: Auditions 1 (2018) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
- 2016: Auditions 3 (2016) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2018 Lip Sync Battle Shorties (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cali Beach/Las Vegas/Alice in Wonderland (2018) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2018 American Animals (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2017 Lethal Weapon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fools Rush In (2017) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)")
 2016/I Passengers (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)")
 2016 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 7: Movies Week (2016) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2016 Mafia III (Video Game) (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lesley Garrett (2016) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversion" - uncredited)
 2015-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Jerry Seinfeld/Seth Rogen/Jason Derulo (2016) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock" - uncredited)
- First Lady Michelle Obama/Matthew Morrison/The Smashing Pumpkins (2015) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock" - uncredited)
 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)")
 2016 Crazy About Tiffany's (Documentary) (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2015/I Joy (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2015 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.4 (2015) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)" - uncredited)
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Grand Final: Show 1 (2014) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
- Week 10: Around the World Special (2014) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2014 Alpha House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Civility Zone (2014) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2013 Rugby League World Cup (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Highlights 6 (2013) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)" - uncredited)
- England v Ireland (2013) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)" - uncredited)
 2013 The Hangover Part III (performer: "The Girl From Ipanema")
 2012 Farma (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2002-2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Shaun Micallef Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
- Grinspoon Guest Program Rage (2002) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Spanish Teacher (2012) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2011 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Freedom Riders (2011) ... ("I'm On My Way")
 2011 Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns (writer: "Memories", "A Little Less Conversation")
 2010 Megamind (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" (JXL Remix) - uncredited)
 2010 A Little Help (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Spanish Grand Prix (2010) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2010 Limbo Lounge (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 2004-2010 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top Nine Performance, Part 2 (2010) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
- Top 4 Performance Show: Elvis Presley (2006) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
- Episode #3.18 (2004) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
- Wild Card Round 1 (2004) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.20 (2010) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (writer: "A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION (JXL RADIO EDIT REMIX)")
 2010 Melodifestivalen 2010 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Deltävling 1: Örnsköldsvik (2010) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2010 Skateland (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 2008 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (2008) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2008 Flunked (Documentary) (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2008 The Wrecking Crew! (Documentary) (writer: "A Little Less Conversation", "Memories")
 2007 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 1: Part 2 (2007) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2007 Next (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" (JXL Remix))
 2006 Jackass Number Two (Documentary) ("A Little Less Conversation")
 2006 Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)")
 2006 Kupetzky (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nachtschicht (2006) ... (writer: "Memories" - uncredited)
 2005 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 4 Performances (2005) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2005 Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (Video) (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)")
 2005 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oh, Mandy (2005) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)" - uncredited)
 2004 Shark Tale (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)")
 2004 Hrvatski Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2004) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2003 Las Vegas (TV Series) (writer: "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)")
 2003 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Robert's Wedding (2003) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2003 Bruce Almighty (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 2002 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Forbidden Girlfriend (2002) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 2002 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heat (2002) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- There's No Place Like Home (2002) ... (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 2001 Ocean's Eleven (writer: "A Little Less Conversation")
 1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2x23 (1998) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock" - uncredited)
 1996 Little Surprises (TV Short) (writer: "Have a Tequila")
 1995 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lisa the Vegetarian (1995) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 1995 Mickey's Fun Songs: Beach Party at Walt Disney World (Video) (music: "Limbo Rock")
 1988 Hairspray (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 1988 Perfect Strangers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Just Desserts (1988) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock" - uncredited)
 1985-1987 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Cool Hand Dave: Part 2 (1987) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
- Take a Left at the Altar (1987) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
- The Straight Poop (1987) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
- My Fair David (1985) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
- The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice (1985) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 1987 Back to the Beach ("Limbo Rock")
 1985 Elvis: Memories (Video documentary) (writer: "Memories")
 1981 This Is Elvis ("Memories")
 1972 Elvis on Tour (Documentary) (writer: "Memories")
 1971 Bunny O'Hare (writer: "Leave It All Behind", "Monday Man")
 1969 The Trouble with Girls (writer: "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" - uncredited)
 1969 Charro! (lyrics: "Charro!") / (music: "Charro!")
 1969 The Great Carrot-Train Robbery (Short) ("The Ballad of Bunny and Claude")
 1968 Elvis: The Comeback Special (TV Special documentary) (writer: "A Little Less Conversation", "Memories", "Nothingville")
 1968 Bunny and Claude: We Rob Carrot Patches (Short) ("The Ballad of Bunny and Claude")
 1968 Live a Little, Love a Little (writer: "A Little Less Conversation" - uncredited)
 1967 The Cool Ones (music: "Where Did I Go Wrong?")
 1965-1966 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.58 (1966) ... (performer: "Thunderball")
- Episode #1.38 (1965) ... (performer: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", "Seventh Son", "The Swim" (aka "C'mon and Swim"))
- Episode #1.23 (1965) ... (performer: "Raunchy")
- Episode #1.9 (1965) ... (performer: "Goldfinger")
 1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall (performer: "Baby, The Rain Must Fall")
 1962-1963 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 6 February 1963 (1963) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
- Episode dated 27 October 1962 (1962) ... (writer: "Limbo Rock")
 1958 Sing Boy Sing (writer: "Bundle of Dreams")
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1957) ... (performer: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine")
 1954 Corral Cuties (Short) (performer: "Anytime")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played guitar on Cher's song, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)." See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

William E. Strange
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Personal Quote:

[about working with Jan Berry of Jan & Dean] It was always Jan who came to the recording studio totally prepared. He was, for the most part, very business-like in the studio. He was very aware when one of us would be getting uptight, because we couldn't do something musically that fit what Jan had envisioned as the end product. And he would invariably find something humorous to say, or do, to ... See more »

Trivia:

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Black Strange of Franklin, Tennessee; a daughter, Kelly Strange Tomlin; two sons, Russell Strange and Jerry Strange; and several grandchildren. See more »

Nickname:

Batman

Star Sign:

Libra

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