No photo available. Represent Ike Turner? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,425 this week

Ike Turner (1931–2007)

Ike Turner is best known for his career as half of the duo Ike & Tina Turner with his former wife Tina Turner, but before he discovered her, Turner was already a pioneer in rhythm & blues and rock & roll. Izear Luster Turner Jr. was born on November 5, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. His father Izear Luster Turner Sr. was a Baptist minister and ... See full bio »

Dive Into Hollywood's Shared History with Broadway

We dive into Hollywood's long shared history with Broadway, and provide you with Watchlist picks from the stage and screen.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 04 Jul 2017
 
a list of 29 people
created 17 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1150 people
created 19 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 540 people
created 12 Aug 2016
 
a list of 47 people
created 12 Dec 2016
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ike Turner's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

Deadpool Soundtrack
(2016)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Soundtrack
(2003)
Bull Durham Soundtrack
(1988)
Clueless Soundtrack
(1995)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (63 credits)
 2020 Tina Turner - One of the Living (Documentary) (performer: "I've Been Loving You Too Long")
 2019 Sample (writer: "I'm Blue")
 2019 The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (performer: "I've Been Loving You Too Long")
  Coronation Street (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2018) (writer - 2 episodes, 2018)
- Episode #1.9580 (2018) ... (performer: "A Fool in Love") / (writer: "A Fool in Love")
- Episode #1.9569 (2018) ... (performer: "A Fool in Love") / (writer: "A Fool in Love")
 2018 Like Father (writer: "I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)")
 2017 Sandy Wexler (writer: "Shoop")
 2017 Becoming Bond (Documentary) (performer: "He Makes Me Holier" - as Ike) / (writer: "He Makes Me Holier")
 2016 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week Two (2016) ... (writer: "A Fool in Love" - uncredited)
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (writer: "Black Coffee")
 2016 Deadpool (writer: "Shoop")
  Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Where My Dreidel At (2015) ... (performer: "Workin' Together") / (writer: "Workin' Together")
 2014 True Detective (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Haunted Houses (2014) ... (performer: "Too Many Tears In My Eyes" - uncredited)
 2014 Infinitely Polar Bear (writer: "A Fool in Love")
 2013 Magic City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Angels of Death (2013) ... (writer: "I Idolize You")
 2013 20 Feet from Stardom (Documentary) (writer: "Bold Soul Sister")
 2012 Gimme the Loot (lyrics: "My Man Rockhead") / (music: "My Man Rockhead")
 2012 Tchoupitoulas (Documentary) (performer: "Proud Mary")
 2012/I A Thousand Words (writer: "I Idolize You")
 2011 The Playboy Club (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (writer: "Tina's Wish")
 2011 The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years (Video documentary) (performer: "A Fool In Love") / (writer: "A Fool In Love")
 2011 Something Borrowed (writer: "Shoop")
  American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- 9 Finalists Compete (2011) ... (performer: "River Deep, Mountain High")
- 3 Sing (2004) ... (writer: "A Fool in Love")
- Pride Goeth Before the 'Fro (2002) ... (writer: "A Fool in Love")
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- L'àguila negra (2010) ... (performer: "Proud Mary")
 2008-2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Top 16 Results (2010) ... (performer: "Proud Mary")
- Top 20 Results (2008) ... (performer: "Proud Mary")
 2009 Uutishuone (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rokkibeibi (2009) ... (performer: "Nutbush City Limits")
  True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Plaisir d'amour (2008) ... (performer: "A Fool In Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "A Fool In Love" - uncredited)
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 1: Part 1 (2008) ... (writer: "A Fool In Love" - uncredited)
  How Soon Is Now? (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- 1975-1976 (2007) ... (performer: "Babe get it on") / (writer: "Babe get it on")
 2006-2007 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Top 12 Results (2007) ... (performer: "Proud Mary")
- Top 14 Results (2006) ... (performer: "Proud Mary")
 2007 Black Coffee (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Black Coffee")
 2006 Classic Artists: The Moody Blues (Documentary) (writer: "Can't Chance a Break Up")
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Johnny Cakes (2006) ... (performer: "Freedom Sound")
 2006 Gorillaz: Live in Manchester (TV Special) (performer: "Every Planet We Reach is Dead")
 2006 Glory Road (writer: "I'm Blue" AKA "The Gong Gong Song")
 2004 Mr 3000 (performer: "Getting Nasty") / (writer: "Getting Nasty")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Godfathers and Sons (2003) ... (performer: "Big Fat Mama")
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (performer: "Rocket 88", "Ike's Tune") / (writer: "Ike's Tune")
 2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (writer: "I'm Blue")
 2003 Janis and John (performer: "Workin' Together")
 2003 Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Shoop")
 2002 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Out, Out, Brief Candle (2002) ... (performer: "You Shoulda Treated Me Right")
 2001 Lukas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lustige Witwe (2001) ... (performer: "Nutbush City Limits" - uncredited)
 1998 Space Bunnies Must Die! (Video Game) (writer: "Bold Soul Sister")
 1998 Slums of Beverly Hills (writer: "A Fool in Love")
 1998 L'ultimo capodanno (performer: "If You Want It", "You're Up to Something", "Push") / (writer: "If You Want It", "You're Up to Something", "Push")
 1995 Clueless ("Shoop")
 1993 Salt 'N' Pepa: Shoop (Video short) (writer: "Shoop")
 1993 What's Love Got to Do with It (writer: "A Fool in Love", "Tina's Wish")
 1992 Another Girl Another Planet (performer: "She Made My Blood Run Cold")
 1988 Bull Durham (writer: "I Idolize You")
 1988 Hairspray (writer: "I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)")
 1986 Iron Eagle (performer: "Proud Mary")
 1985 Bad Medicine (performer: "Proud Mary")
 1978 Blue Collar (writer: "Goodbye, So Long")
 1974 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (1974) ... (writer: "Pick Me Up (Take Me Where Your Home Is)")
 1971 Born to Win (performer: "Ooh Poo Pah Doo")
 1971 Soul to Soul (Documentary) (performer: "Soul to Soul", "Ooh Poo Pah Doo", "River Deep - Mountain High", "I Smell Trouble")
 1971 Taking Off (writer: "Goodbye, So Long")
 1970 Gimme Shelter (Documentary) (performer: "Proud Mary")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Finger Poppin'") / (writer: "Finger Poppin'", "I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)")
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 October 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "I Can't Believe What You Say")
 1966 The Big T.N.T. Show (Documentary) (writer: "Tell the Truth")
 1965-1966 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.58 (1966) ... (writer: "Beauty Is Just Skin Deep", "Cant' Chance a Break Up" (mistitled as "Can't Catch a Break"))
- Episode #1.38 (1965) ... (writer: "Gonna Have Fun", "Goodbye, So Long")
- Episode #1.18 (1965) ... (writer: "A Fool in Love")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.49 (1965) ... (writer: "I Don't Need", "Goodbye, So Long", "I Can't Believe What You Say")
- Episode #1.44 (1965) ... (writer: "Goodbye So Long")
- Episode #1.39 (1965) ... (writer: "Camel Walk")
- Episode #1.35 (1965) ... (writer: "Goodbye, So Long")
- Episode #1.32 (1965) ... (writer: "Camel Walk")
Show Show Actor (5 credits)
Show Show Self (74 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (19 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

CD (w/Tina Turner): "The Hits and More" (2-disc set) (ZDBG) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

The Ike and Tina Turner Revue | Ike & Tina Turner Revue | Ike & Tina Turner | Ike and Tima Turner | Ike and Tina Turner

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on writing for Modern Records] I wrote 32 hits for that firm, but I didn't know what a songwriter's royalties were. I didn't know nothing, man. They were sending me $150 a week, which was enough to keep me very happy in Mississippi, but not enough for me to get away to find out what was really going on. See more »

Trivia:

Father of Mia Turner and Twanna Turner. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed