Person Details

Birthday: 1933-04-30 03:05:28

Aliases: The Highwaymen , Willie Hugh Nelson

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Abbott, Texas, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 70

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

Biography

Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. Nelson was one of the main figures of the Outlaw Movement, a subgenre of Country music that developed between the end of 1960s and early 1980s. The critical success of the albums Shotgun Willie, Phases and Stages, and the commercial success of Red Headed Stranger made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. Nelson is also recognized for his contributions to charity, he is the president and one of the founding members of Farm Aid charity concert, and his activism for the legalization of marijuana and for the use of bio-fuels. Nelson started studying music from mail order material that his grandparents gave him. He wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first band at nine. During high school, he toured locally with the Bohemian Fiddlers as their lead singer and guitar player. After graduating from high school in 1950, he joined the Air Force. However, he was discharged due to back problems. After his return, Nelson attended Baylor University for two years but dropped out because he was succeeding in music. During this time, he worked as a disc jockey in Texas radio stations and a singer in honky tonks. Nelson moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he wrote "Family Bible" and recorded the song "Lumberjack" in 1956. In 1960, he signed a publishing contract with Pamper Music which allowed him to join Ray Price's band as a bassist. During that time, he wrote songs that would become country standards, including "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Hello Walls", "Pretty Paper", and "Crazy". In 1962, he recorded his first album, And Then I Wrote. Due to this success, Nelson signed in 1965 with RCA Victor and joined the Grand Ole Opry. Nelson is a major liberal activist and the co-chair of the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which is in favor of marijuana legalization. On the environmental front, Nelson owns the bio-diesel brand Willie Nelson Biodiesel, which is made from vegetable oil. He is the co-founder and president of Farm Aid, and has been contributing to the benefit concert series since the first event in 1985, organizing concerts and performing with other prominent artists. Nelson is also the Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Texas Music Project, the official music charity of the state of Texas. Description above from the Wikipedia article Willie Nelson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Most Famous Work

Austin City Limits
Average
6

Austin City Limits

(1975) Self
Thief
Average
7

Thief

(1981) Okla
Quincy
Average
7

Quincy

(2018) Self
The Kennedy Center Honors
Average
6
Broken Bridges
Average
8

Broken Bridges

(2006) self
Stagecoach
Average
6

Stagecoach

(1986) Doc Holliday
Be Here to Love Me
Average
7

Be Here to Love Me

(2004) Self - Musician
Paul Williams Still Alive
Average
7

Paul Williams Still Alive

(2011) Himself (archive footage)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 N/A
Self (archive footage)
2020 Self
Self (archive footage)
Self
2019 Jimmy Riggs
Self
Self
2018 Self
N/A
Red
2017 Bones / Himself
N/A
Himself
Willie Nelson
2016 Self
N/A
Self - Performer
Self
Himself
Self
Self
Willie Nelson
Self
2015 Himself
Self
Self
Self
2014 N/A
Performer
Himself
Self
self
2013 Nick
Himself
2012 Self
Self
2011 Himself (archive footage)
Himself
Willie Nelson
2010 N/A
Himself
2009 Himself - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Himself
Self
2008 Self
Himself
Self
Farmer Bob
Charlie
Willie Nelson
Himself
Himself
2007 Pap Paw
N/A
Himself (archive footage)
Himself
Lui même
Jesse Duke
Will
2006 Himself
Compositeur, Guitare, Artiste principal, Voix
self
Compositeur, Guitare, Artiste principal, Voix
2005 Self
N/A
Uncle Jesse Duke
self
2004 Self
Self - Musician
N/A
N/A
Joe Lurie
Self
2003 N/A
Himself
Himself
Self
2002 Himself
Himself
Willie Nelson
N/A
himself
N/A
2001 Self
Himself
Samuel Hancock
1999 Himself
Willie Nelson
Performer
Lee Walker
Himself
1998 Historian Smoker
1997 Johnny Dean
Self
Self
Billy 'Catch' Pooler
1996 Self
Self
N/A
1995 Willie Nelson
1994 Self (archive footage)
N/A
N/A
1993 Self
Self
N/A
N/A
1992 N/A
1991 N/A
Himself
Himself
Billy Roy Rodriguez
1990 N/A
Himself
Billy Roy Barker
1989 N/A
Self
1988 Cross
John Henry Lee
Self
N/A
1987 Himself
1986 Rev. Julian Shay
Doc Holliday
Gen. Jo Shelby
1985 Self
1984 Doc Jenkins
N/A
1983 Himself
Himself
Himself
Himself
1982 Red Loon
Self
Barbarosa
1981 Okla
1980 N/A
Buck
N/A
1979 Wendell Hickson
N/A
1978 Self
Self
1975 Self - Musical Guest
Self - Host / Musical Guest / Various
Self
Self
1974 Self
1969 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
2014 Production Artist
Year Role Movie/Tv

Sound

Year Role Movie/Tv
2004 Theme Song Performance
1986 Music
Original Music Composer
1984 Songs
1980 Original Music Composer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1986 Producer
Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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