The MegaList of Actors Who Tried to Sing

Yesterday’s post spawned a discussion about actors who tried to make of a go of it in the music business. It was noted that Chuck Norris actually sang the theme to Walker, Texas Ranger, and I know I used to have the Paradise Alley Soundtrack, which featured an impossibly awful Sly Stallone on vocals, but I have to say that I drew a major blank on the topic and didn’t make much of a contribution.

When I got home, I started compiling a small list to post, and whole bunch googling later it’s three fucking AM. The list has grown from Gadzuki to Godzilla, and I’m dangerously close to comatose. As you peruse, if you find that you can’t remember where an actor might be from, mouse over their album to get a tool tip containing at least one show that they were in. If you find that you need even more info, most of the albums link to Amazon.

If you see me being walked out of the building tomorrow for sleeping at my desk, at least you’ll have this MegaList to remember me by. And to the poor bastard who might have to take over my job: again, I say, sorry I’m such a spaz.


(If you think of any more than this, add them into the comments.)

Christina Aguilera - The Mickey Mouse Club
Christina Aguilera

Danny Aiello - Hudson Hawk
Danny Aiello

Dan Aykroyd - Dragnet
Dan Aykroyd

Tatyana Ali - The Cosby Show
Tatyana Ali

Kevin Bacon - Footloose
Kevin Bacon

Scott Baio
Scott Baio

Eric Balfour - 24
Eric Balfour

Drake Bell - Drake & Josh
Drake Bell

John Belushi - Blues Brothers
John Belushi

Crystal Bernard - Wings
Crystal Bernard

Danny Bonaduce - The Partridge Family
Danny Bonaduce

Wayne Brady - Whose Line Is It, Anyway?
Wayne Brady

Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski
Jeff Bridges

Orlando Brown - That's So Raven
Orlando Brown

Chris Burke - Life Goes On
Chris Burke

Tisha Campbell - School Daze
Tisha Campbell

Tia Carrere - General Hospital
Tia Carrere

Lynda Carter - Wonder Woman
Lynda Carter

David Cassidy
David Cassidy

Shaun Cassidy - The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
Shaun Cassidy

David Charvet - Melrose Place
David Charvet

Dominic Chianese - The Sopranos
Dominic Chianese

Robert Clary - Hogan's Heroes (LeBeau)
Robert Clary

Toni Collette - The Sixth Sense
Toni Collette

Stephen Collins - 7th Heaven
Stephen Collins

Danny Cooksey - Salute Your Shorts
Danny Cooksey

John Corbett - Northern Exposure
John Corbett

Miranda Cosgrove - iCarly
Miranda Cosgrove

Kevin Costner - Dances with Wolves
Kevin Costner

Russel Crowe - Romper Stomper
Russel Crowe

Miley Cyrus - Big Fish
Miley Cyrus

Jeff Daniels - Dumb & Dumber
Jeff Daniels

Tony Danza - Who's the Boss?
Tony Danza

Julie Delpy - Waking Life
Julie Delpy

Zooey Deschanel - Elf
Zooey Deschanel

Robert Downey Jr. - Weird Science
Robert Downey Jr.

Minnie Driver - Good Will hunting
Minnie Driver

Hilary Duff - Lizzie McGuire
Hilary Duff

Patty Duke - The Patty Duke Show
Patty Duke

Clint Eastwood - Million Dollar Baby
Clint Eastwood

Buddy Ebsen - The Beverly Hillbillies
Buddy Ebsen

Barbara Eden - I Dream of Jeannie
Barbara Eden

Shelley Fabares - The Donna Reed Show
Shelley Fabares

David Faustino - Married With Children
David Faustino

Corey Feldman - Stand By Me
Corey Feldman

Samantha Fox - porn star
Samantha Fox

Jamie Foxx - In Living Color
Jamie Foxx

Annette Funicello - The Mickey Mouse Club
Annette Funicello

Edward Furlong - Terminator 2
Edward Furlong

Peter Gallagher - The O.C.
Peter Gallagher

Leif Garrett - Walking Tall
Leif Garrett

Crispin Glover - Back to the Future
Crispin Glover

Ryan Gosling - Lars and the Real Girl
Ryan Gosling

Brian Austin Green - Beverly Hills 90210
Brian Austin Green

Lorne Greene - Battlestar Gallactica
Lorne Greene

Joel Grey - Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (Chiun)
Joel Grey

Andy Griffith  - Matlock
Andy Griffith

Jasmine Guy - A Different World
Jasmine Guy

Richard Harris - Camelot
Richard Harris

David Hasselhoff - Baywatch
David Hasselhoff

Jill Hennessy - Law & Order
Jill Hennessy

Larry Hovis - Hogan's Heroes
Larry Hovis

Terrence Howard - Iron Man
Terrence Howard

Natalie Imbruglia - Neighbours
Natalie Imbruglia

Janet Jackson - Good Times
Janet Jackson

Don Johnson - Miami Vice
Don Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson - The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (pink ranger)
Amy Jo Johnson

Shirley Jones - The Partridge Family
Shirley Jones

Milla Jovovich - The Fifth Element
Milla Jovovich

Ted Knight

Vicki Lawrence

Jennifer Love Hewitt - Party of Five
Jennifer Love Hewitt

Scarlett Johansson - Lost In Translation
Scarlett Johansson

Christian Kane - Leverage
Christian Kane

Nicole Kidman - The Others
Nicole Kidman

Eartha Kitt - Batman
Eartha Kitt

Jane Krakowski - 30 Rock
Jane Krakowski

Joey Lawrence - Gimme a Break!
Joey Lawrence

Christopher Lee - Lord Of The Rings
Christopher Lee

Jared Leto - Fight Club
Jared Leto

Jenny Lewis - The Wizard
Jenny Lewis

Juliette Lewis - Natural Born Killers
Juliette Lewis

Lyndsay Lohan - Mean Girls
Lyndsay Lohan

Jennifer Lopez - Lambada
Jennifer Lopez

Traci Lords - porn star
Traci Lords

Tina Louise - Gilligan's Island
Tina Louise

Jayne Mansfield - Too Hot to Handle
Jayne Mansfield

James Marsters - Buffy The Vampire Slayer
James Marsters

Martika - Kid's Incorporated

Maureen McCormick - The Brady Bunch
Maureen McCormick

Kristy McNichol - The Love Boat II
Kristy McNichol

Eddie Mekka - Laverne and Shirley
Eddie Mekka

Alyssa Milano - Who's the Boss?
Alyssa Milano

Kylie Minogue - Neighbours
Kylie Minogue

Robert Mitchum - Night of the Hunter
Robert Mitchum

Marilyn Monroe - Some like it Hot
Marilyn Monroe

Dudley Moore - Arthur
Dudley Moore

Alanis Morissette - You Can't Do That On Television
Alanis Morissette

Donnie Most - Happy Days
Donny Most

Megan Mullally - Will and Grace
Megan Mullally

Billy Mummy - Lost in Space (Will Robinson)
Billy Mummy

Eddie Murphy - 48 Hours
Eddie Murphy

Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle
Jim Nabors

Nichelle Nichols - Star Trek
Nichelle Nichols

Brigitte Nielsen - Red Sonja
Brigitte Nielsen

Leonard Nimoy - Star Trek
Leonard Nimoy

The Olsen Twins - Full House
The Olsen Twins

Jack Palance - City Slickers
Jack Palance

Gwyneth Paltrow - Sliding Doors
Gwyneth Paltrow

Mandy Patinkin - The Princess Bride
Mandy Patinkin

Tony Perkins - Psycho
Tony Perkins

Joe Pesci - Goodfellas
Joe Pesci

Tony Randall - The Odd Couple
Tony Randall

Jackson Rathbone - Twilight
Jackson Rathbone

Raven - The Cosby Show (Olivia)

Keanu Reeves - The Matrix
Keanu Reeves

Burt Reynolds - Stroker Ace
Burt Reynolds

Esther Rolle - Good Times
Esther Rolle

Jared Rushton - Big
Jared Rushton

Tim Russ - Star Trek Voyager
Tim Russ

Telly Savalas - Kojak
Telly Savalas

John Schneider - Dukes of Hazzard
John Schneider

Katey Sagal - Married With Children
Katey Sagal

Steven Seagal - Marked For Death
Steven Seagal

William Shatner - Star Trek
William Shatner

Cybill Shepherd - Moonlighting
Cybill Shepherd

Jason Schwartzman - Rushmore
Jason Schwartzman

Jamie-Lynn Sigler - The Sopranos
Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jada Pinkett Smith - A Different World
Jada Pinkett Smith

David Soul - Starsky & Hutch
David Soul

Brittney Spears - The Mickey Mouse Club
Brittney Spears

Brent Spiner - Star Trek
Brent Spiner

Rick Springfield - Battlestar Galactica
Rick Springfield

Frank Stallone - Hudson Hawk
Frank Stallone

Cree Summer - A Different World
Cree Summer

Patrick Swayze - Roadhouse
Patrick Swayze

Mr. T. - The A Team
Mr. T.

John Tesh - Santa Barbara
John Tesh

Philip Michael Thomas - Miami Vice
Philip Michael Thomas

Billy Bob Thornton - Slingblade
Billy Bob Thornton

Justin Timberlake - The Mickey Mouse Club
Justin Timberlake

John Travolta - Welcome Back Kotter
John Travolta

Jack Wagner - General Hospital
Jack Wagner

Jack Webb - Dragnet
Jack Webb

Lisa Whelchel - Facts of Life
Lisa Whelchel

Johnny Whitaker - Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
Johnny Whitaker

Bruce Willis - Die Hard
Bruce Willis

Anson Williams - Happy Days
Anson Williams

Barry Williams - The Brady Bunch
Barry Williams

Tom Wopat - Dukes of Hazzard (Luke)
Tom Wopat

Kari Wuhrer - Sliders
Kari Wuhrer

Kathleen York - The West Wing
Kathleen York

Tina Yothers - Family Ties
Tina Yothers

165 thoughts on “The MegaList of Actors Who Tried to Sing

  1. Addendum 1:

    – Corey Feldman

    – Adam Sandler

    Addendum 2: Now I see why you were up till 3AM. This can get easily obsessive. 😛

  2. first off, tatyana ali was on the “fresh prince of bel air”, not the “cosby show”. raven simone from cosby had an album. do kids from the mickey mouse club count? because then you have britney spears, justin timberlake, annette funicello, martika. don’t forget kathy lee gifford and juliette lewis, queen latifa. shit, i’m going to be up til 3am trying to help you out. i love these kind of challenges. jack black. crap…they keep coming. mark wahlberg. donny wahlberg. ice-t. ok, need to sleep, but i’m sure i’ll have more tomorrow.

  3. Thanks, everyone! I added your suggestions and another 20 or so, putting the list at 85. I have a few more stashed, but I just can’t track down the covers right now. Plus, this is just out of control.

    Will Smith was removed, because he was a rapper before he was an actor.

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  5. I am hereforth doing everything I possibly can to get my hands on the Steven Segal album. I mean I will pay TOP DOLLAR…

  6. 1. Holy crap, what a list!(Yes! Another person more obsessive than me)

    2. Minnie Driver ??!?

    3. I think Briggitte Bardot did an album. And Catherine Deneuve. And Kari Wuhrer! (But can you really call her an actress?)

    4. I can sing the whole Godzilla/Godzuki theme song. Envy me.

  7. Thanks gain, everyone! J-Lo was added, Jack Wagner was already there, and Kris K was a singer before he was an actor, so was is ineligible.

    My previously unwritten guidelines that determine eligibility for inclusion seem to be:

    1. The singer must must have a credited role before the year of his or her first album’s release. This eliminates singers turned into actors like Will Smith and all around entertainers like Dean Martin.

    2. An actor’s credited roles cannot primarily consist of “singer,” “as himself,” or “as herself.”

    3. Cast, Broadway, and comedy albums are excluded (Sorry Laverne & Shirley, Jack Black, and Adam Sandler).

    4. The actor must have at least one full album to their credit. Releasing a single is excusable dabbling.

    5. The crappier the album, the better.

  8. I think i have that traci lords movie….eer cd. and i wouldn’t accually call her an actor. How bout tenacious d beotch

  9. 1. The entire cast of kids from the original Brady Bunch series later had a variety show and albums released. What was that all about ? HA-HA!

    2. Sara Paxton ( Darcy’s Wild Life ) has also jumped into the singing game.

  10. Your out of you mind. Some of these actors can sing One I know for sure is Eddie Mekka>(Carmine) I saw him Live and there was no faking. He’s a Singers Singer. Even Tony Bennett and Sinatra said he’s got some voice. So your full of it. Shame on you for taking cheap shots.

  11. John Schneider is actually a pretty good singer. He scored 11 Top-10 hits on the Country charts, with 4 going to # 1. As the picture above shows, he was able to put a “Greatest Hits” album together.

  12. I think Tyra Banks and Mandy Moore sang before they acted, but I added Jasmine Guy.

    I’m glad to see that Eddie Mekka found a fan, but I don’t see the cheap shot that I should be ashamed of…

    I’m not disputing the quality of any of these albums, but given the fact that Skid Row and Quiet Riot both have greatest hits albums, I don’t see it as a measure of quality.

  13. To bad you can’t count Actors/Actresses who did one or two songs….like Catherine Bach…Daisy Duke; Farah Fawcett, Eddie Murphy, Clint Eastwood.

  14. In 1986, Morissette had her first stint as an actress: five episodes of the children’s television show You Can’t Do That on Television.

  15. Good calls on both Vanessa Paradis and Simon Rex. Unfortunately…

    Vanessa Paradis had her first record in 1987, one year before she became an actress, so she is technically an singer turned actress.

    Simon Rex doesn’t seem to have an album that can be added.

    Good calls, though.

  16. I don’t know if you should really include Mandy Patinkin and Shirley Jones since they both first appeared in musicals. Patinkin’s first major role was Che in Evita on Broadway and Jones’s first movie role was in the musical Oklahoma.

  17. @Dfwguy: thanks for the tip. Patty Duke was added.
    @Bec: They are a bit iffy, I agree, but how can Shirley Jones be eliminated? It would be a travesty to not include her.

  18. Wow, these are some astoundingly bad albums (the Don Johnson one especially.) But some of these aren’t all bad. Hollywood actors just abide by an I act-therefore I sing mentality, from time to time. And this just isn’t the case.

    You’re logo is a little creepy, btw…

  19. jered leto of 30 seconds to mars was in a lot of movies.
    fight club, alexander, and many others

  20. best part about jered leto is his band is actually really good, and so are most of the movies he is in.

  21. Sadly you forgot Scott Baio. I have an autographed copy. Ha. Also, add Charlotte Johanssen… she’s got an album—er—something— out now.

  22. @Palomino: Scott Baio is in the second row. You can’t miss him. Thanks for the tip on Scarlett Johansson, though. She’s in there now.

  23. Minnie Driver was a singer first, though she gained fame as an actor. Her recordings are excellent.

  24. @Tim: I have Minnie Driver in the movie, Circle of Friends in 1995, and releasing Everything I’ve Got in My Pocket in 2004. Did she release something earlier?

    And the only reason that Laverne & Shirley weren’t included was because it was more of a character album than an earnest attempt.

  25. since from australia, i figured i should contribute as it seems to be a trend for b-grade australian actors to become c-grade australian singers 😀 (especially those off neighbours), here are a couple:
    Obviously Kylie, who you’ve got.

    Delta Goodrem (Neighbours)
    Natalie Basingthwaite (Neighbours)
    Bec Cartwright (Home and Away)
    Tamin Sursok (Home and Away)
    (the fact that i know this disturbes me, really ;D)
    Then there’s Toni Collette of Toni Collette and the Finish (The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine) – good actress though

    and the only non aussie I can think of – Anthony Keidis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers who had a brief shot at child acting in Jokes My Folks Never Told Me and even later in life in Point Break (He gets shot in the foot :D)

  26. Boy this is addictive. And my brother bet me I could think of something you missed 🙂

    Does Pamela Anderson’s “Barb Wire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album” count? She is credited with singing one of the tracks. That’s really all I could come up with without staying up till 3am.

    PS, thanks for being considerate and alphabetizing them.

  27. @Marianne: Thanks for the tips. I’ll look into them and add whatever I can.

    @DJ: Glad you liked the list. Pam doesn’t count for this list because she didn’t release a full album and make a real go of being a singer. That’s why you don’t see cast albums included in the list. Sly Stallone sang “Too Close To Paradise” on the Paradise Alley soundtrack, which is superbly awful, but couldn’t be included, either.

  28. You wrote your post before the release of Mamma Mia! but now that that treasure is out you will need to add Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan to your list.

  29. The title of that Brent Spiner album almost made me wet myself laughing!

    I might be wrong, but don’t Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, and Eric Estrada all have albums?

  30. I added Wayne Brady, but Mandy Moore is a bit iffy. She had her first album in 1999 and her acting career really started around 2000, so she might be more of a singer turned actor.

    Ryan Gosling still doesn’t have an album out yet, so he can’t be added.

  31. Cat Sasoon-Angel Fist,Not sure about album release but her band was Feline Force,may have died before she could grace us with an album

  32. @PeopleAreStrange: I added Edward Furlong, and I’ll add River Pheonix if his album is ever released. Thanks for the tips.

    @Daniel: Shelley Fabares was added on your recommendation. Thanks!

    1. @cassidy: Thanks! Miley Cyrus was added, but I don’t think Leighton Meester has an album out yet.

  33. How about Kevin Spacey? He did his own singing in the 2004 Bobby Darin biopic Beyond The Sea. And he was on the Dean Martin tribute album ‘Forever Cool’.

    1. @Mack: Good catch, but I had to limit the list to include only actors who made attempts to sing out of character and with a full album. Otherwise, every musical movie would have to be included.

  34. Also Danny Cooksey from ‘Salute Your Shorts’
    Was the lead vocalist for Steve Vai’s all teen band “Bad4Good”
    They released one album “Refugee” back in 1992.

    (A picture of Danny, for people who don’t reconize him

    and Jared Ruston from ‘Pet Sematary Two’ ‘Honey I shrunk The Kids’ and ‘Big’
    is the vocals and guitars from a band called ‘withdrawl’

    (A pic of Jared incase people don’t reconize

  35. Jack Black should count. His band is a legitimate band. Admittedly, I don’t prefer his music, but it’s not one of those one time comedy album like Adam Sandler.

    Also, Miley Cyrus shouldn’t count, since her role as Hannah Montana is both an acting and singing gig. True, she didn’t do her own miley cyrus thing until after Hannah Montana, but she was still spitting out albums as Hannah Montana.

    Probably my last comment, then I’ll shut up. What about Barbara Streisand (sp?) and Bette Midler?

    Oh, did Gwyneth Paltrow ever come out with an album? And if the actor/actress did a soundtrack for a film, does that count? Like Nicole Kidman for “Moulin Rouge”?

    1. @Lyn: Thanks for the comment. Where to start…

      Jack Black does have a legitimate, talented band, but all the songs are comedy routines. That’s why he wasn’t included.

      I would agree with you 100% if Miley Cyrus hadn’t appeared in the movie Big Fish before Hannah Montana.

      Streissand was a singer in her teens, and Midler was, I believe a singer first, as well.

      Gwyneth Paltrow never did a full album as far as I know.

      I don’t count soundtracks usually. It would drag in way too many musicals and sort of dilute the intent of pointing out actors who tried to make the switch to singing.

  36. The actor Jeff Daniels also writes songs and sings. He has a regular stage work and has released three albums (

    The actress Jill Hennessy is also trying to make a go of it as a recording artist (

  37. This could possibly be the worst of all. I can’t guarantee because I haven’t listened to it yet, but I was at Best Buy the other day, and what should I see?

    A Best Buy exclusive album from…

    Kevin Costner and Modern West

    Actually I searched and found a clip, and although I don’t like country or NASCAR… Costner ain’t all that bad. He doesn’t completely embarrass himself like some of the above listed names… Maybe not a great voice, but at least he’s in key.

    1. Thanks, Tommy. Costner is now part of the list. Being in key, is sometimes the best that you can hope for.

  38. Janet Jackson doesn’t count, she was a singer turned actress turned singer. according to wikipedia and numerous other sources including bios she strated singing in The Jackson 5 when she was 7 years old, thus a singer turned actress.

  39. What about Todd Bridges? I know he sang on Different Strokes, but he released an album that never saw daylight in the U.S.

  40. @Kirsten: Corbett was added. Thanks!

    @Pete: I’m not sure how serious Moranis’s album is, so I’m not adding it.

    @Dan: It’s a toss up.

    @Daniel: I can’t find anything on a Todd Bridges album.

    @Pam: You’re right. I sent both of them to the land of wind and ghosts.

    @Susie: Great catch. Brian Austin Green was added. Thanks!

  41. Don Estelle (with or without Windsor Davies)
    Jason Donovan
    Richard Chaimberlain
    Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
    Jeanne Moreau
    Jim Dale
    Harry H. Corbett
    Dennis Waterman
    Monty Python (Eric Idle/Terry Jones/Michael Palin/Graham Chapman/John Cleese/Terry Gilliam)
    the Goodies (Bill Oddie/Tim Brooke-Taylor/Greame Garden)
    the Goons (Peter Sellers/Spike Milligan/Harry Seacomb)
    Adrian Edmondson (Bad News)
    Nigel Planer (aka “Neil”)
    Alexei Sayle
    Spinal Tap (Michael McKean/Christopher Guest/Harry Shearer)
    Lewis Collins
    Fred Astaire
    Martin Shaw
    Peter Wyngarde

  42. Brian Austin Green, David Hasselhoff,Bud Bundy from Married with Children,Anneliese Van Der Pol,Damn there are so many,Practically everyone on Disney Channel or Nickelodeon

  43. Hey, I’m truly sorry that I came to this party so late; I recently went through a “singing actors” phase wherein I purchased many of the recordings already mentioned. I think that the Milla album in particular is an excellent purchase, as is Crispin Glover’s oddity, assuming one can still find it. There are, however, three releases that I think deserve mention on this impressive page, and they are as follows:
    1. Dead Man’s Bones is Ryan Gosling’s “band” (assuming one can call it that); basically he and a friend wrote and recorded their own music with a backing children’s choir, and it’s amazing. Look up “Pa Pa Power;” that’s Gosling singing.

    2. Rip Van Boy Man by David Patrick Kelly: Remember that actor from “The Warriors” who improvised the famous line, “Warrrrioooorss…come out to plaaaaayyyyaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy!” He was also in Twin Peaks and The Crow among other amazing roles. He’s not only one of my favorite actors, he put out this acoustic/live set a couple of years ago.

    3. Tony Perkins by Tony Perkins: Sure he’s known mainly as the lead from “Psycho,” but Perkins was actually a pretty neat jazz singer in the vein of Chet Baker. In the early part of his acting career, his management decided to cross-market him, much like Clint Eastwood’s career concurrently. Anyone who really enjoys either jazz or the “singing actor” genre needs to pick this up immediately.

    1. @Chad: Added Drake Bell, Katey Sagal, and Orlando Brown. Keke Palmer was too close to call.

      @Eric Thanks. I added Ryan Gosling and Tony Perkins. David Patrick Kelly was disqualified because he was a singer before he was an actor.

  44. What about Christopher Lee? He’s been an actor for God only knows how long and he’s released a few albums now 😛 including this new Charlemegne 😛

  45. -Brittany Murphy (RIP)
    -Julie Delpy
    -Cheryl Ladd from Charlies Angels put out a few albums. The song “Think it over” got up to #34 on the Billboard music chart.
    -Paris Hilton perhaps? She was in the movie “House of Wax” from 2005 before she put out her album “Paris” in 2006.
    -Ricky Nelson from Ozzie and Harriet.

    1. Thanks, Jaymey.

      Julie Delpy was added.

      I’m still trying to find an album by Brittany Murphy to add.

      Cheryl Ladd started as a singer for Josie and the Pussycats before she was an actress.

      Paris Hilton an actress? It’s sort of iffy isn’t it?

      I think Ricky Nelson was a singer originally.

  46. Brittany Murphy didn’t make an album, but had a single with paul oakenfold that charted. She also had a couple songs on the Happy Feet soundtrack.

    You’re right about Cheryl Ladd, she was the singing voice of an animated series first.

    Paris Hilton…definitely iffy, but true. Just thought id toss her in since she did appear in films before putting an album out.

    Ricky Nelson started in a radio show in 1949, and in 1952 appeared in his first film. In 1957 he recorded his first single. (info found on wikipedia)

  47. this goes way back – how about James Darren from Time Tunnel (60s ?). he had an album or two, and a half decent voice.

  48. Wayne Brady is one TV dude who can REALLY, REALLY SING. If any of you watched ‘Whose Line Is It Any Way?’ a few years back he was incredible with his impersonations, singing style and fantastic improv.
    Toni Collette (Muriel’s Wedding, etc.) is another incredible singer. Many on the list above are truly great singers. A few…not so! But they tried!! LOL

  49. Scary, scary list Jon. Danny Aiello?? Dan Aykroyd?? Danny Bonaduce?? Buddy Ebsen?? Lorne Greene?? But the one that actually made me laugh out loud: Christopher Lee.

    And how the hell did Jack Palance make this list? Have you ever heard his “vocal” in City Slickers?

  50. Love that List !!

    How about Beverly Mitchell ? Turns out a very good country singer
    Claudia Christian, Lisa Hartman (2 Lps 1 CD), Michael Damien – Daytime Soap, Michele Greene (LA Law), Richard Harris, Roselyn Sanchez (1 Latin Cd), Stephanie Kramer (Hunter), Robey (Friday the 13th the series) (1 Cd) various vinyl singles.

    X-Rated: Andrea True, Heather Hunter

    Models ? Barbi Benton (2 country lps) Carla Bruni, Carmen Elektra, Naomi Cambell, Susan Anton, Vanessa Williams !! Miss America, Actress then album. (I think).

  51. Don’t forget Lee Marvin (e.g. “I Was Born Under a Wandering Star”) from “Paint Your Wagon” with Clint Eastwood.


    Danielle Anne Brisebois (born June 28, 1969) is an American actress, producer, songwriter and singer. In the 1990s she recorded two solo albums, Arrive All Over You and Portable Life, and was a member of the New Radicals. She is most recognized for her role as Stephanie Mills on the sitcoms All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker’s Place, as well as playing Molly in the original Broadway cast of Annie.

  53. My bad you have David Faustino. I don’t know if this counts but Rose McGowan and Robert Pattinson sings and I don’t think both made any albums. Although 2 of his songs came out in Twilight and I think some other movie. Rose McGowan’s songs came out in Planet Terror, and win a date with tad hamelton. I think some other movie as well.

  54. Did anyone suggest Terry Bradshaw, Steelers quarterback, NFL pregame host, actor in canonball run, and put out a few country music albums.

  55. In case they haven’t been mentioned:

    1) Vincent Gallo
    2) Jeanne Balibar

    They’ve both released albums.

  56. Brandon Cruz – Courtship of Eddie’s Father -> Dr Know
    George Burns – TV & Films -> a few albums
    Chuck Barris -> Gong Show, etc.

  57. Anthony Stewart Head (Giles from Buffy) had an absolutely lovely album ”Music for elevators”. You knew he could sing if you see him in Buffy, but then again, he’s done like hundreds of readings for audiobooks…. Damn. i just realize i still have a crush on him after all these years.

  58. also Greg ‘BJ & The Bear’ Evigan…solo as well as a late 1970’s duelling organ album with Paul Shaffer. i kid you not.

  59. Victoria Principle recorded “All I Have To Do Is Dream” as a duet with the late Andy Gibb right before he died. Don’t know if they did a whole album together though.

  60. The sick thing is…I was trying to track down celebrity CDs for a while before I found your amazing site. I have most of these albums and feel empty inside for being able to say that…thanks for the wonderful list though, now I have more to look for….

  61. guy pearce
    just like so many neighbours stars released a cd others include
    steffan dennis
    kylie minouge
    jason donovan
    natallie imbruglia
    and many many more

  62. Sally Field released a single called “Felicidad” in 1967. It charted for a few weeks.

    Edd Byrnes of “77 Sunset Strip” had a huge hit in 1959 with “Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)”.

    New Zealand-born, Canadian-raised Gale Garnett might count too, as she had several TV roles (including one on “77 Sunset Strip”) prior to breaking through as a singer in 1964 with the Grammy-winning “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine.” She also more recently was in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

  63. As a fan of “All in the Family” I must mention Danielle Brisebois (Stephanie Mills). She later joined the New Radicals which had a 1998 hit with “You Get What You Give.” Brisebois is also a successful songwriter, composing hits such as “Pocket Full of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield.

  64. Neil Patrick Harris – Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters – Once More, With Feeling (episode of Buffy)
    Joaquin Phoenix & Reese Witherspoon – Walk the Line
    Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood – Across the Universe
    Jason Segel has sung in various movies, Forgetting Sara Marshall, Freaks & Geeks, the Muppet Movie
    Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato, from the Disney Channel, both have albums out
    Tom Felton has some songs out
    Renee Zellweger, John C. Riley, Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta Jones – Chicago
    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, etc. – Sweeney Todd
    Will Ferrell has sung in a few movies as well, Stranger Than Fiction, Anchorman, and Semi-Pro

  65. Delta Goodrem, Natalie Bassingthwaite (Rogue Traders), Alan Fletcher (Waiting Room), Claire Sweeny, Norman Wisdom, Dannii Minogue, Martine McCutcheon, Bette Midler, Doris Day

  66. The cast of Mamma Mia the hit movie – Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Peirce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stelan Skarsgard, and all other actors in the movie.

  67. Dwayne Hickman, Bob Conrad, Michael Landon, Tim Considine, Troy Donahue, Jerry
    Mathers , Clint Eastwood, Dean Jones, and Don Grady…..

  68. A couple more: George Maharis, from the early 1960’s series “Route 66” (he had a couple of albums), and John Schneider, from “The Dukes Of Hazzard”, who covered Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never”, and had a hit with it in the early 1980’s. Also, Ricky Nelson, who started out on mom and dad’s “Ozzie And Harriet” TV show, and had a tremendous musical career as a result. And George Chakiris, who was in the 1961 movie version of “West Side Story”, and recorded a couple of albums afterward.

  69. One more…James Darren, who was in a few movies…he also recorded the theme song to “Gidget”, and had a few other hits, including “Goodbye Cruel World” and “Her Royal majesty”.

  70. Rick Springfield was a musician first, ever since the 60’s, and lead singer since his first solo album in 1972. He started acting in 1973.

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