Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$40 million
Date Of BirthDecember 5, 1932
SpouseErnestine Campbell
MarkHis beaming, wide smile
FactInducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

Little Richard, born Richard Wayne Penniman on December 5, 1932, in Macon, Georgia, was a pivotal figure in the transition from rhythm and blues to rock and roll in the 1950s. His frenetic, pounding piano and wailing vocals on such classics as “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally” defined the sound and spirit of rock and roll.

The third of 12 children, Penniman was born to a poor family in the African-American section of Macon. His father, Bud, was a brick mason and his mother, Leva Mae, was a domestic worker. Penniman began singing in his church choir at an early age and by his teens was performing with a local gospel group, the Mount Lebanon Singers.

In 1951, Penniman began his recording career with the R&B hit “Every Hour.” He followed that up with a string of hits for Specialty Records, including “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Rip It Up,” and “Lucille.” In 1957, he had his biggest hit with “Good Golly Miss Molly.”

Penniman’s flamboyant stage persona, which included outrageous costumes and makeup, helped pioneer the rock and roll showmanship that would be adopted by later stars like Elvis Presley and James Brown.

Penniman’s career slowed in the 1960s, but he made a comeback in the 1970s with a series of live albums and tours. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Penniman continued to perform and record into the 21st century. His final album, “Here’s Little Richard,” was released in 2016. He died on May 9, 2020, at the age of 87.

Little Richard had a net worth of $40 million at the time of his death.

General Info

Full NameLittle Richard
Net Worth$40 million
Date Of BirthDecember 5, 1932
Height1.77 m
ProfessionBandleader, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Keyboard Player, Actor, Songwriter, Pianist, Good Golly Miss Molly, Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally
EducationOakwood University


SpouseErnestine Campbell
ChildrenDanny Jones Penniman
ParentsCharles "Bud" Penniman, Leva Mae Stewart, Good Golly Miss Molly, Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally
SiblingsTony Penniman, Robert Penniman, Good Golly Miss Molly, Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally


AwardsRock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame, American Music Award of Merit, NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, Good Golly Miss Molly, Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally
NominationsNME Award for World Musical Personality
TV ShowsCelebrity Duets

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#Marks / Signs
1His beaming, wide smile
2Powerful voice punctuated by high-pitched screams and moans
3Frequently and humorously tells audiences (or anyone in earshot) to "SHUT UP!"


1I am the architect of rock 'n' roll. I have to be a fan of all its forms.
2I'm a conductor of revivals. The only minister in the whole package. Little Richard, the evangelist.
3The grass may look greener on the other side, but it's just as hard to cut.
4[on Elvis Presley] He was an integrator, Elvis was a blessing. They wouldn't let black music through. He opened the door for black music.
5[on Elvis Presley] Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.
6The band hated that makeup. If we didn't put on makeup, they wouldn't have let us in those white clubs. They figured we weren't gonna bother the white girls.


1Inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
2Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1984 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
3He was awarded a star on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee in November 2008.
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 21, 1990.
5Has one leg three inches shorter than the other; would sometimes wake up from a night of partying, with one pant-leg cuff noticeably frayed from walking barefoot.
6Lifelong friends with the late James Brown since they were teenagers.
7Befriended The Beatles when he toured England in the early 1960s. He and Beatles manager Brian Epstein got along especially well; Epstein persuaded him to lend his personal microphone to another singer when the stage mike failed, and to perform an extra concert.
8Jimi Hendrix was a member of one of his touring bands, before Hendrix launched his solo career.
9He was one of the greatest musical influences on Paul McCartney and David Bowie. According to producer Nile Rodgers, Richard was the initial inspiration for Bowie's biggest ever album, "Let's Dance", in 1983.
10He was voted the 8th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
11Presided over the 1987 Las Vegas marriage of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore at the Golden Nugget Hotel. Former brat packer Ally Sheedy was a bridesmaid.
12He appeared in the music video and sang lead vocals on the song "Voices That Care".




Hell Ride2008writer: "Jenny Take A Ride" - as Richard Penniman
Ganes2007writer: "KEEP ON KNOCKIN'"
Danny - Tähti ja tähtien tekijä2007Video documentary writer: "Long Tall Sally", "Tutti Frutti"
RBD: La familiaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Elvis - Up Close and Personal2007Video documentary writer: "Tutti Frutti"
Hounddog2007performer: "Rip It Up"
Introducing the Dwights2007performer: "Jenny Jenny" / writer: "Jenny Jenny" - as Richard Penniman
Cold Case2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywoodland2006performer: "The Girl Can't Help It"
Elvis: Broadcasting Live2006Video writer: "Tutti Frutti"
Uvolnete se, prosímTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2006 music - 1 episode, 2006
Yours, Mine & Ours2005performer: "Slippin' and Slidin' Itaal Shur Remix" / writer: "Slippin' and Slidin' Itaal Shur Remix" - as Richard Penniman
The Simpsons2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Amateurs2005performer: "Tutti Frutti"
Elvis: The Ultimate Live Collection2005Video writer: "Tutti Frutti"
Mosca y Smith en el Once2004TV Mini-Series performer: "I Don't Want To Discuss It"
Las Vegas2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
The BluesTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Festival Express2003Documentary writer: "Slippin' & Slidin'" - as R. Penniman
The Night We Called It a Day2003writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
Secretary2002performer: "Directly from My Heart to You" / writer: "Directly from My Heart to You" - as Richard W. Penniman
Elvis Presley: His Early Performances2002Video documentary writer: "Tutti Frutti"
Classic Albums: Elvis Presley2001Video documentary writer: "Tutti Frutti"
Greenfingers2000performer: "The Power"
Running Mates2000TV Movie performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
The Replacements2000writer: "Jenny Take A Ride!" - as Richard Penniman
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentary performer: "Long Tall Sally", "Ready Teddy", "The Girl Can't Help It" / writer: "Long Tall Sally", "Tutti Frutti"
Det nya landet2000TV Movie performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti"
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story1999TV Movie writer: "Slippin' And Slidin'", "Long Tall Sally"
Mystery, Alaska1999performer: "Star Spangled Banner", "Oh Canada"
Crazy in Alabama1999performer: "Lucille" / writer: "Lucille" - as Richard Penniman
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy1998Video documentary writer: "Tutti Frutti" - uncredited
Marriages1998performer: "Tutti Frutti" 1957 / writer: "Tutti Frutti" 1957 - as Richard Penniman
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998performer: "Tutti Frutti", "Keep a Knockin" / writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Benjamin, mis-transcription of Richard Penniman
Velvet Goldmine1998writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
TohuwabohuTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1990 - 1998 performer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1998
Kiss the Girls1997performer: "Goodnight Irene"
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly1996performer: "Keep A Knocking'" / writer: "Keep A Knocking'" - as Penniman
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper1996TV Series performer: "Casper the Friendly Ghost"
It Takes Two1995performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
Casino1995performer: "Slippin' and Slidin'" / writer: "Slippin' and Slidin'" - as Richard Penniman
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentary performer: "Long Tall Sally", "Ready Teddy", "The Girl Can't Help It" / writer: "Hey Hey Hey Hey Going Back to Birmingham", "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman / writer: "Long Tall Sally"
Lo zio di Brooklyn1995writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Pennyman
Casper1995performer: "Casper The Friendly Ghost" / producer: "Casper The Friendly Ghost"
Circle of Friends1995performer: "The Girl Can't Help It"
I.Q.1994as Richard Penniman, "TUTTI FRUTTI" / performer: "TUTTI FRUTTI"
The Magic School Bus1994TV Series performer: "On The Magic School Bus"
Rebel Highway1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shake, Rattle and Rock!1994TV Movie performer: "THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT"
Foreign Student1994performer: "Keep-a-rockin" / writer: "Keep-a-rockin"
WrestleMania X1994TV Special performer: "America The Beautiful"
Backbeat1994writer: "Long Tall Sally"
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story1993performer: "Roll Back The Rock To The Dawn Of Time Finale Version"
The Pickle1993performer: "Good Golly Miss Molly"
Mo' Money1992performer: "I Got It" / writer: "I Got It" - as Richard Penniman
Hasta luego cocodrilo1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heartbeat1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hours and Times1991performer: "I'm In Love Again"
The Rapture1991lyrics: "DIRECTLY FROM MY HEART TO YOU" - as Richard Penniman / music: "DIRECTLY FROM MY HEART TO YOU" - as Richard Penniman / performer: "DIRECTLY FROM MY HEART TO YOU"
Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever1991writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
Flirting1991writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Penniman
King Ralph1991performer: "Good Golly Miss Molly"
The Wonder Years1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Book of Love1990performer: "Rip it up"
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Young Guns II1990performer: "You Really Got Me Now"
Northern Exposure1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Berkeley in the Sixties1990Documentary performer: "Keep a Knockin'" / writer: "Keep a Knockin'"
The Delinquents1989performer: "Lucille", "Slippin' and Slidin" / writer: "Lucille", "Slippin' and Slidin" - as Penniman
Quantum LeapTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1989 writer - 2 episodes, 1989
Heavy Petting1989Documentary performer: "Ready Teddy"
Road House1989writer: "Long Tall Sally" - as Richard Penniman
Listen to Me1989writer: "Tutti Frutti" - uncredited
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege1989performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
Her Alibi1989performer: "TUTTI FRUTTI" / writer: "TUTTI FRUTTI" - as Richard Penniman
Purple People Eater1988performer: "Good Golly Miss Molly"
Twins1988performer: "TWINS"
Red Scorpion1988lyrics: "Jenny, Jenny" - as Penniman / music: "Jenny, Jenny" - as Penniman / performer: "Jenny, Jenny", "Long Tall Sally", "All Around The World", "Good Golly Miss Molly" / writer: "Long Tall Sally" - as Penniman
Hot to Trot1988performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
Cocktail1988performer: "Tutti-Frutti" / writer: "Tutti-Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
Short Circuit 21988performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti"
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV Special performer: "Shakedown"
Moonlighting1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Telephone1988performer: "Happy Endings"
Date with an Angel1987performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti"
The Brave Little Toaster1987"Tutti-Frutti"
Predator1987performer: "LONG TALL SALLY" / writer: "LONG TALL SALLY" - as R. Penniman
Prom Night II1987performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti"
La Bamba1987performer: "Ready Teddy"
Rags to Riches1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis '561987TV Movie documentary writer: "Tutti Frutti"
Queen Live at Wembley '861986TV Movie documentary writer: "Tutti Frutti"
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday1986TV Movie documentary writer: "Long Tall Sally"
Down and Out in Beverly Hills1986performer: "IT'S A MATTER OF TIME", "TUTTI FRUTTI" / producer: "IT'S A MATTER OF TIME" / writer: "IT'S A MATTER OF TIME", "TUTTI FRUTTI"
Bring on the Summer1986TV Special writer: "Lucille" - uncredited
ArenaTV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes, 1984 - 1985 performer - 1 episode, 1985
Explorers1985performer: "All Around the World"
Up Your Anchor1985performer: "Tutti Frutti", "Bama Lama Bama Loo" / writer: "Tutti Frutti", "Bama Lama Bama Loo"
Mask1985performer: "Good Golly Miss Molly", "Tutti Frutti", "Can't Believe You Wanna Leave", "Slippin' 'n' Slidin'" / writer: "Tutti Frutti", "Can't Believe You Wanna Leave", "Slippin' 'n' Slidin'" - as Richard Penniman
Heaven Help Us1985performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
Mischief1985performer: "Rip It Up"
Zeg 'ns AaaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
The Flamingo Kid1984performer: "Good Golly Miss Molly"
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday1984TV Special short performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti"
The Wild Life1984performer: "THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT", "HEEBIE JEEBIES"
DTV: Pop & Rock1984Video performer: "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally" / writer: "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally"
Top Secret!1984as Richard Penniman, "TUTTI FRUTI"
Where the Boys Are1984writer: "Slippin' & Sliddin'" - as Richard Penniman
Mother's Meat Freuds Flesh1984writer: "Tutti Frutti"
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentary performer: "Tutti Frutti" - uncredited / writer: "Slippin' & Slidin'", "Tutti Frutti" - uncredited
Party Party1983writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Penniman
Christine1983performer: "Keep A-Knockin'"
The Right Stuff1983performer: "Good Golly Miss Molly"
The Year of Living Dangerously1982lyrics: "Long Tall Sally" / music: "Long Tall Sally" / performer: "Long Tall Sally", "Tutti-Frutti" / writer: "Tutti-Frutti"
The Loveless1981performer: "Rip It Up"
Shifshuf Naim1981performer: "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally" / writer: "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally"
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1980 - 1981 writer - 1 episode, 1980
Going Steady1979performer: "Lucille" / writer: "Lucille"
Big Wednesday1978performer: "Lucille" - uncredited / writer: "Lucille" - uncredited
American Hot Wax1978performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti"
Lemon Popsicle1978performer: "Long Tall Sally", "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Long Tall Sally", "Tutti Frutti"
Teenage Cover Girls1976performer: "The Girl Can't Help It", "Keep a Knockin'" - uncredited
The Ernie Sigley Show1974-1975TV Series writer - 2 episodes
In Concert1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
Iltatähti1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Days1974TV Series performer - 1 episode
Let the Good Times Roll1973Documentary performer: "Rip It Up"
The Graham Kennedy Show1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
That'll Be the Day1973performer: "Tutti Frutti" - uncredited / writer: "Tutti Frutti" - uncredited
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii1973TV Special documentary writer: "Long Tall Sally"
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert1973TV Movie writer: "Long Tall Sally"
The Special London Bridge Special1972TV Movie as Janey, Janey, We're gonna have some fun tonight, "Rip it up / Lucille / Tutti Frutti / Jenny, Jenny / Good Golly Miss Molly / Long Tall Sally "
Pink Flamingos1972performer: "The Girl Can't Help It"
$1971performer: "Money Is", "Do It To It", "Brooks' 50¢ Tour"
The Neon Palace1971performer: "Long Tall Sally" / writer: "Long Tall Sally"
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee1969TV Movie performer: "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally" / writer: "Long Tall Sally" - as Richard Penniman / writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Benjamin sic
Mondo Trasho1969performer: "Long Tall Sally", "Tutti Frutti", "The Girl Can't Help It" / writer: "Long Tall Sally", "Tutti Frutti"
Catalina Caper1967lyrics: "Scuba Party" - as Richard Penniman / music: "Scuba Party" - as Richard Penniman / performer: "Scuba Party"
I Call First1967writer: "Jenny Take a Ride" - uncredited
The Beatles1965-1967TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Africa Shakes1966writer: "Long Tall Sally"
Shindig!TV Series writer - 14 episodes, 1964 - 1966 performer - 1 episode, 1964
Hollywood a Go GoTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1965 performer - 1 episode, 1965
Poor Little Rich Girl1965writer: "Lucille"
Z Cars1963TV Series writer - 1 episode
Drop In1963TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Jack Benny Program1962TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1961TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mister Rock and Roll1957performer: "Lucille" / writer: "Lucille"
Don't Knock the Rock1956performer: "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally" / writer: "Tutti Frutti", "Long Tall Sally" - as Richard Penniman
The Girl Can't Help It1956performer: "The Girl Can't Help It", "She's Got It" uncredited, "Ready Teddy" uncredited / writer: "She's Got It" - uncredited
Stage Show1956TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Strictly Come DancingTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Mafia III2016Video Game performer: "Long Tall Sally" - uncredited / writer: "Long Tall Sally" - uncredited
Vinyl2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Tu cara me suena2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got TalentTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
WPC 56TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Doctor Blake MysteriesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Fresh Dressed2015Documentary performer: "Long Tall Sally" / writer: "Long Tall Sally"
Dancing with the StarsTV Series 3 episodes, 2012 - 2014 writer - 6 episodes, 2008 - 2013 performer - 4 episodes, 2008 - 2009
Get on Up2014writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
The SixtiesTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Smurfs 22013writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
Blood Ties2013/Iperformer: "Money Is"
The Voice UK2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Good Ol' Freda2013Documentary performer: "Long Tall Sally" / writer: "Long Tall Sally"
When Albums Ruled the World2013TV Movie documentary performer: "Tutti Frutti" - uncredited / writer: "Tutti Frutti" - uncredited
VegasTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Joy of the Single2012TV Movie documentary performer: "The Girl Can't Help It" - uncredited / writer: "Lucille" - uncredited
Una pistola en cada mano2012writer: "Bama Lama Bama Loo" - as Richard Penniman
Love Me Do: The Beatles '622012TV Movie documentary performer: "Good Golly Miss Molly"
Ginger & Rosa2012performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti" - as Richard Penniman
The Expendables 22012performer: "Rip it Up"
Metal EvolutionTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2011
War of the Buttons2011performer: "Jenny Jenny" / writer: "Jenny Jenny" - as R. Penniman
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years2011Video documentary performer: "Long Tall Sally" / writer: "Long Tall Sally" - as Richard Penniman
Waking the DeadTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Rock & ChipsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Rock Suomi2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Willkommen ÖsterreichTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2010 writer - 3 episodes, 2010
Mafia II2010Video Game performer: "KEEP A KNOCKIN'", "LONG TALL SALLY", "LUCILLE", "RIP IT UP" uncredited / writer: "KEEP A KNOCKIN'" - as Penniman / writer: "LONG TALL SALLY", "LUCILLE" - as Richard Penniman
Predators2010performer: "Long Tall Sally" / writer: "Long Tall Sally" - as Richard W. Penniman
Treme2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Hitchhiker Munchkins2009Short performer: "Tutti Frutti" / writer: "Tutti Frutti"
Planet 512009writer: "Long Tall Sally" - as Richard Penniman
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009Video performer: "Tutti Frutti", "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay", "I Can't Turn You Loose" / writer: "Tutti Frutti"
Le code a changé2009performer: "Lucille"


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2000TV SeriesMusical Guest
Chairman of the Board1998
NightMan1997TV SeriesJubilee Jones
Homeboys in Outer Space1997TV SeriesEbolatolla
The Drew Carey Show1997TV SeriesLittle Richard
The Late Shift1996TV MovieLittle Richard
Baywatch1995TV SeriesMaurice
Last Action Hero1993Little Richard
The Pickle1993President
Martin1992TV SeriesThe Exterminator
The Naked Truth1992Airborne Mustard Lover
Sunset Heat1992Brandon
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures1990TV SeriesLittle Richard
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme1990TV MovieOld King Cole
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills1989uncredited
Purple People Eater1988Mayor
Goddess of Love1988TV MovieAlphonso
Bustin' Loose1987-1988TV SeriesP.J. Pinkston
Down and Out in Beverly Hills1986Orvis Goodnight
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesMarvelle Quinn
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV Series
Don't Knock the Rock1956Little Richard

Music Department

The Trumpet of the Swan2001singer
Red Pepper1981TV Movie composer: theme music


Salute to Sir Lew - The Master Showman1975TV Movie documentary co-composer


Little Richard2000TV Movie executive producer


Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll1991TV Series documentaryHimself
The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades1990TV MovieHimself
Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1985-1990TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
Bangles Greatest Hits1990Video shortHimself (uncredited)
The Debbie Allen Special1989TV SpecialHimself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Family Feud1989TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse1988TV MovieHimself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1988TV SeriesHimself
Rock 'n' Roll Christmas1988TV SpecialHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1988TV SeriesHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1988TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Fantastico 81988TV SeriesHimself
A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly1988Video documentaryHimself
Women in Prison1987TV SeriesHimself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Three - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll1987DocumentaryHimself
Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm and Blues1987TV SpecialHimself
Soul Train1972-1987TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Guest
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards1987TV Special
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz1985TV MovieHimself
Arena1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Motown Returns to the Apollo1985TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1985TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The War to Settle the Score1985TV MovieHimself
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special1981TV MovieHimself
The Little Richard Story1980DocumentaryHimself
Aplauso1979TV Series
Little Richard: Portrait of a Legend1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHimself
The Wolfman Jack Show1976TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1974-1976TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
The London Rock and Roll Show1973DocumentaryHimself
Jimi Hendrix1973DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
New American Bandstand 19651957-1973TV SeriesHimself
Let the Good Times Roll1973DocumentaryHimself
Black Rodeo1972DocumentaryHimself
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto1971Video documentaryHimself
The Virginia Graham Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara McNair Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Summer Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Keep on 'Rockin1969Short documentaryHimself
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHimself
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee1969TV MovieHimself - Special Guest
The Pat Boone Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Catalina Caper1967Himself
Ready, Steady, Go!1964-1966TV SeriesHimself
Where the Action Is1965TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Shindig!1964TV SeriesHimself
It's Little Richard1964TV MovieHimself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1962TV SeriesHimself
Mister Rock and Roll1957Himself
The Girl Can't Help It1956Himself (uncredited)
Gotta Keep Dreamin2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009VideoHimself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
The Young and the Restless2008TV SeriesHimself
James Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message2008Video documentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?2007TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Performer
A Capitol Fourth2007TV MovieHimself - Singer
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
James Brown: Say It Proud2007DocumentaryHimself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Duets2006TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself
NFL Monday Night Football2006TV SeriesHimself - Theme Song Performer
Headline Country2006TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge2005TV SeriesHimself
Cinderella: Rocked, Wired & Bluesed - The Greatest Video Hits2005VideoHimself (Segment: "Shelter Me")
SingStar Party2004Video GameHimself
Hollywood Squares1999-2004TV SeriesHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
Las Vegas2004TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Elvis Lives2003TV SpecialHimself
The Simpsons2003TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1998-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2002TV SeriesHimself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself - Performer
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
It's Black Entertainment2002TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2002TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Rock, Rhythm & Doo Wop2001TV Special documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Mystery, Alaska1999Himself
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998Himself
Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie1998TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Muppets Tonight1997TV SeriesHimself
NightMan1997TV SeriesHimself
Rudy Coby: Ridiculously Dangerous1996TV SpecialLounge Lizard (voice)
Without Walls1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Queen: Champions of the World1995DocumentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Crew1995TV SeriesHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory1995Video documentaryHimself - Video 'Black or White'
One Life to Live1995TV SeriesHimself
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Sesame Street1995TV SeriesHimself
A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre1994TV SpecialHimself
28th Annual Country Music Association Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Full House1994TV SeriesHimself
Wheel of Fortune1994TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
WrestleMania X1994TV SpecialHimself
WWE Raw1994TV SeriesHimself
R.A.D.D.: Drive My Car1994TV ShortHimself - Musician
The 21st Annual American Music Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1993TV SpecialHimself
RuPaul's Christmas Ball1993TV SpecialHimself
Hearts Afire1993TV SeriesHimself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration1992TV SpecialHimself
The Jaleel White Special1992TV MovieHimself
The 13th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
Columbo1991TV SeriesHimself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Lead Vocals
Blossom1991TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

LivicatedDocumentary post-productionHimself
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown2014DocumentaryHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Somewhere Over the Rainbow2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
My Music: 50s & 60s Party Songs2014TV MovieHimself
Elvis Found Alive2012Himself
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years2011Video documentaryHimself
The Gruen Transfer2010TV Series documentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Sex in '69: The Sexual Revolution in America2009DocumentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story2006Video documentaryHimself
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 22005VideoHimself
Sad to Be Gay2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker2005Documentary
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
My Kinda People2003TV MovieHimself
Christmas from Hollywood2003Video documentaryHimself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHimself
John & Yoko's Year of Peace2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pop 2000: 50 Jahre Popmusik und Jugendkultur in Deutschland1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Rocks 'N' Rolls in the 50's1999Video documentaryHimself
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Beatles Anthology1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
From the Beatles to Oasis: Forty Years of Granada Pop1996TV MovieHimself
House of Style1995TV SeriesHimself
Prince Interactive1994Video GameHimself
Arena1993TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1985TV SeriesHimself
DTV: Pop & Rock1984VideoHimself
Rock and Roll: The Early Days1984Video documentaryHimself
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentaryHimself
The Compleat Beatles1982Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2002Hall of FameImage Awards
1990Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on June 21, 1990 at 6840 Hollywood Blvd.

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