Sting (I)


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Sting was born Gordon Matthew Sumner on 2 October, 1951 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, the eldest of four children of Audrey (Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, an engineer and milkman. He received his name from a striped sweater he wore which looked like a bee. He grew up in the turmoil of the ship-building ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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Dune Feyd Rautha
(1984)
The Emperor's New Groove Music Department
(2000)
Zoolander 2 Sting
(2016)

Filmography

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 2017 Atomic Mother (Short) (completed) (voice)
 2022 Swedish House Mafia & Sting: Redlight (Music Video)
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 2021 Only Murders in the Building (TV Series)
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- The Sting (2021) ... Sting
 2020 Gashi Feat. Sting: Mama (Music Video)
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 2019 Steve Aoki, Sting & Shaed: 2 in a Million (Music Video)
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 2019 GIMS Feat. Sting: Reste (Music Video)
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 2019 Sting & Shaggy: Just One Lifetime (Music Video)
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 2018 Sting & Shaggy: Gotta Get Back My Baby (Music Video)
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 2018 Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (Video Game)
Dire Wolf (voice)
 2018 Sting & Shaggy: Don't Make Me Wait (Music Video)
Sting
 2018 The Peter Austin Noto Show (TV Series)
Ticket Taker
- Santas Helpers (2018) ... Ticket Taker
 2016 Sting: I Can't Stop Thinking About You (Music Video)
Sting
 2016 Zoolander 2
Sting
 2015 Mylène Farmer & Sting: Stolen Car (Music Video short)
The husband
 2012 Number One! (TV Series)
- Sting (2012)
 2011 Life's Too Short (TV Series)
Sting
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... Sting
 2007 Bee Movie
Sting (voice)
 2007 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
Sting
 2004 Sting: Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing) (Music Video)
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 2003 Sting: Send Your Love (Music Video)
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 2003 Craig David Feat. Sting: Rise & Fall (Music Video)
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 2001 Sting: Fragile (Remix) (Music Video)
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 2001 Sting: Until (Music Video)
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 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Sting
- Cloudy Skies, Chance of Parade (2001) ... Sting
 2000 Sting: Desert Rose (Music Video short)
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 2000 Sting: My Funny Friend and Me (Music Video)
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 1999 Videotech (TV Series)
 1999 Sting: Brand New Day (Music Video)
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 1998 Sting: Freak the Mighty (Music Video short)
Soldier
 1998 The Mighty
The Balladeer (uncredited)
 1996 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Sting
- Where Is the Love? (1996) ... Sting
 1996 Sting: I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying (Music Video)
Sting
 1996 Tina Turner: On Silent Wings (Music Video)
Sting (voice)
 1996 Sting: You Still Touch Me (Music Video)
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 1996 Sting: Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot (Music Video)
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 1994 Julio Iglesias Feat. Sting: Fragile (Music Video)
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 1994 Sting: When We Dance (Music Video)
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 1994 Sting: This Cowboy Song (Music Video)
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 1993 Sting: Demolition Man (Music Video)
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 1993 Sting: Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me) (Music Video)
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 1993 Sting: Love Is Stronger Than Justice (Music Video)
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 1993 Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1993 Sting: Shape of My Heart (Music Video)
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 1993 Sting: Fields of Gold (Music Video)
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 1993 Sting: Seven Days (Music Video)
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 1993 Sting: If I Ever Lose My Faith in You (Music Video)
Sting
 1990-1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series short)
Zarm
- Scorched Earth (1992) ... Zarm (voice)
- Summit to Save Earth: Part 2 (1992) ... Zarm (voice)
- Summit to Save Earth: Part 1 (1992) ... Zarm (voice)
- The Conqueror (1990) ... Zarm (voice)
 1992 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Sting
- Radio Bart (1992) ... Sting (voice)
 1991 Sting: Mad About You (Music Video)
Sting
 1991 Sting: Why Should I Cry for You (Music Video)
Sting
 1991 Sting: The Soul Cages (Music Video)
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 1991 Sting: All This Time (Music Video)
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 1991 Sting & Zucchero: Muoio per te (Music Video)
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 1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Heroic Officer
 1988 Sting: Fragile (Music Video)
Sting
 1988 Stormy Monday
Finney
 1988 Sting: Englishman in New York (Music Video short)
Sting
 1987 Sting: We'll Be Together (Music Video)
Poet / Drunk
 1987 Sting: Gabriel's Message (Music Video)
Sting
 1987 Sting: Be Still My Beating Heart (Music Video)
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 1987 Julia and Julia
Daniel
 1987 Sting: They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo) (Music Video)
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 1986 Sting: Bring on the Night (Music Video)
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 1986 The Police: Don't Stand So Close to Me '86 (Music Video)
Sting
 1985 Dire Straits: Money for Nothing (Music Video)
Sting (voice)
 1985 Sting: Fortress Around Your Heart (Music Video)
Sting
 1985 Sting: If You Love Somebody Set Them Free (Music Video)
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 1985 Sting: Russians (Music Video)
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 1985 Plenty
Mick
 1985 Sting: Love is the Seventh Wave (Music Video)
Sting
 1985 The Bride
Frankenstein
 1984 Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas? (Music Video)
Sting
 1984 Lift Off (TV Series)
 1984 Dune
Feyd Rautha
 1983 The Police: Synchronicity II (Video short)
Sting
 1983 The Police: King of Pain (Music Video)
Sting
 1983 The Police: Wrapped Around Your Finger (Music Video)
Sting
 1983 The Police: Every Breath You Take (Music Video)
Sting (as The Police)
 1982 Sting: Spread a Little Happiness (Music Video)
Sting
 1982 Brimstone & Treacle
Martin Taylor
 1981 The Police: Demolition Man (Music Video)
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 1981 The Police: One World (Not Three) (Music Video)
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 1981 Artemis 81 (TV Movie)
Helith
 1981 The Police: Spirits in the Material World (Music Video)
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 1981 The Police: Invisible Sun (Music Video)
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 1980 The Police: So Lonely (Music Video)
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 1980 The Police: De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da (Music Video)
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 1980 The Police: Don't Stand So Close to Me (Music Video)
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 1979 The Police: Walking on the Moon (Music Video)
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 1979 Radio On
Just Like Eddie
 1979 Quadrophenia
Ace Face
 1978 The Police: Can't Stand Losing You (Music Video)
Sting
 1978 The Police: Roxanne (Music Video)
Sting
 1978 The Police: Roxanne - Version 2 (Music Video)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Sang backing vocals on the song "Crazy" from the Bob Geldof album "Loudmouth: The Best of Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 11 Interviews | 18 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

MySpace | Official Site

Alternate Names:

The Police | Police

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Spouse:

Trudie Styler  (4 children) | See more »

Children:

Mickey Sumner | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I think what we provide is functional entertainment. It has a use. I just try to write as good a song as possible; it's a craft. [Rolling Stone, February 1981] See more »

Trivia:

He attended St. Cuthbert's Catholic High School in Newcastle although, at the time he went, it was a Catholic grammar school. Other students have included TV presenter Declan Donnelly, Pet Shop Boys lead singer Neil Tennant, British Prisoner-of-War and journalist John Nichol as well as renowned architect Terry Farrell who designed the MI6 building overlooking the River Thames in London. See more »

Trademark:

Fender Precision bass guitar See more »

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