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Hoyt Axton (1938–1999)

Soundtrack | Actor | Composer
KNOWN FOR 
Gremlins (1984) | Forrest Gump (1994) | Tropic Thunder (2008)
BORN 
Mar 25, 1938 (died Oct 26, 1999)

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Past Film & Video (54 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for ManagementManagement Writer ("Never Been to Spain") (as Hoyt Wayne Axton)  Less 2008 $933K
  • Primary photo for Four ChristmasesFour Christmases Writer ("Joy To The World")  Less 2008 $80MM $120MM
  • Primary photo for Tropic ThunderTropic Thunder Writer ("The Pusher" (1969))  Less 2008 $92MM $110MM
  • Primary photo for The Art of Negative ThinkingThe Art of Negative Thinking Writer ("The Pusher")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Suburban MayhemSuburban Mayhem Writer ("Double Dare")  Less 2006 AUD 4MM
  • Primary photo for Today's Country MusicToday's Country Music (Video) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("Boney Fingers"), Writer ("Boney Fingers")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Aloha from SwedenAloha from Sweden (Video) Writer ("Never Been to Spain")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for ParkPark Writer ("The Pusher")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Thank You for SmokingThank You for Smoking Writer ("Greenback Dollar")  Less 2005 $6.5MM $25MM
  • Primary photo for Raise Your VoiceRaise Your Voice Writer ("Joy to the World")  Less 2004 $15MM $10MM
  • Primary photo for Peace One DayPeace One Day Performer ("Joy To The World"), Writer ("Joy To The World")  Less 2004 £200K
  • Primary photo for Ella EnchantedElla Enchanted Writer ("Joy to the World")  Less 2004 $35MM $23MM
  • Primary photo for Riding in Cars with BoysRiding in Cars with Boys Writer ("Joy to the World")  Less 2001 $48MM $30MM
  • Primary photo for The KissThe Kiss (Short) Writer ("Never Been to Spain")  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Scotland, Pa.Scotland, Pa. Writer ("Never Been To Spain")  Less 2001 $384K
  • Primary photo for 28 Days28 Days Writer ("Joy to the World" (1971))  Less 2000 $43MM $37MM
  • Primary photo for Drowning MonaDrowning Mona Writer ("Never Been to Spain", "Joy to the World")  Less 2000 $16MM $15MM
  • Primary photo for King CobraKing Cobra (Video) Mayor Ed Biddle, Performer ("Seth Is The Devil"), Writer ("Seth Is The Devil")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Among GiantsAmong Giants Performer ("I Dream of Highways"), Writer ("I Dream of Highways")  Less 1998 £2.5MM $64K
  • Primary photo for Half BakedHalf Baked Writer ("The Pusher")  Less 1998 $8MM $17MM
  • Primary photo for Number One FanNumber One Fan Lt. Joe Halsey  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Forrest GumpForrest Gump Soundtrack  Less 1994 $55MM $330MM
  • Primary photo for Season of ChangeSeason of Change Big Upton  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Harmony CatsHarmony Cats Bill Stratton  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Encino ManEncino Man Lyrics ("Joy to the World"), Music ("Joy to the World")  Less 1992 $7MM $41MM
  • Primary photo for Space CaseSpace Case Charlie  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Roger & MeRoger & Me Writer ("Joy to the World")  Less 1989 $160K $6.7MM
  • Primary photo for We're No AngelsWe're No Angels Father Levesque  Less 1989 $20MM $11MM
  • Primary photo for Disorganized CrimeDisorganized Crime Sheriff Henault, Composer  Less 1989 $7.7MM
  • Primary photo for Dixie LanesDixie Lanes Clarence Laidlaw  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for RetributionRetribution Lt. Ashley  Less 1987 $1.2MM
  • Primary photo for Amazon Women on the MoonAmazon Women on the Moon Writer ("Joy to the World") (uncredited)  Less 1987 $549K
  • Primary photo for GremlinsGremlins Randall Peltzer  Less 1984 $11MM $148MM
  • Primary photo for Deadline Auto TheftDeadline Auto Theft Captain Gibbs  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The Big ChillThe Big Chill Writer ("JOY TO THE WORLD")  Less 1983 $56MM
  • Primary photo for Heart Like a WheelHeart Like a Wheel Tex Roque, Performer ("Built for Comfort", "You Taught Me How to Cry"), Writer ("You Taught Me How to Cry")  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The Black Stallion ReturnsThe Black Stallion Returns Narrator (voice)  Less 1983 $9.8MM
  • Primary photo for Fred C. Dobbs Goes to HollywoodFred C. Dobbs Goes to Hollywood Actor  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Endangered SpeciesEndangered Species Ben Morgan, Performer ("BOOZERS ARE LOOSERS"), Writer ("BOOZERS ARE LOOSERS")  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Liar's MoonLiar's Moon Cecil Duncan  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The JunkmanThe Junkman Himself / Cap. Gibbs / Rev. Jim Beam (voice), Composer  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Golden YearsGolden Years (Video) Writer ("The Pusher") (uncredited)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Cloud DancerCloud Dancer Brad's Mechanic  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Black StallionThe Black Stallion Alec's Father  Less 1979 $2.7MM
  • Primary photo for Outlaw BluesOutlaw Blues Performer ("Whisper in a Velvet Night"), Writer ("Beyond These Walls", "I Dream of Highways", "Water for My Horses")  Less 1977 $1.9MM
  • Primary photo for MitchellMitchell Performer ("Mitchell")  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Buster and BillieBuster and Billie Lyrics ("Lightnin' Bar Blues"), Music ("Lightnin' Bar Blues"), Performer ("Billie's Theme"), Writer ("Billie's Theme")  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Legend of Hillbilly JohnThe Legend of Hillbilly John Performer ("The Devil (Song of the Defy)"), Writer ("The Devil (Song of the Defy)")  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Magic of Walt Disney WorldThe Magic of Walt Disney World (Short) Writer ("Joy to the World") (uncredited)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Elvis on TourElvis on Tour Writer ("Never Been To Spain")  Less 1972 $600K
  • Primary photo for Butler's Night OutButler's Night Out (Short) Writer ("The Pusher") (uncredited)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Easy RiderEasy Rider Writer ("The Pusher")  Less 1969 $400K
  • Primary photo for SmokySmoky Fred Denton, Performer ("FIVE DOLLAR BILL", "SMILE AS YOU GO BY", "TROUBLE AND MISERY", "QUEEN OF THE ROCKIN' R"), Writer ("FIVE DOLLAR BILL", "SMILE AS YOU GO BY", "TROUBLE AND MISERY", "QUEEN OF THE ROCKIN' R")  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Young SwingersThe Young Swingers Lyrics ("Greenback Dollar"), Music ("Greenback Dollar")  Less 1963
Past Television (50 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for FringeFringe (TV Series) Writer ("The Pusher") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Black Blotter (Dec 14, 2012) Writer ("The Pusher") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for EntourageEntourage (TV Series) Writer ("The Pusher") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Banda sonoraBanda sonora (TV Series) Writer ("Never Been to Spain") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Episode #3.14 (Jul 14, 2008) Writer ("Never Been to Spain")  Less
  • Primary photo for I Love the '70sI Love the '70s (TV Series) Writer ("Joy To the World") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
    • 1971 (Aug 18, 2003) Writer ("Joy To the World")  Less
  • Primary photo for Malcolm in the MiddleMalcolm in the Middle (TV Series) Writer ("Greenback Dollar") (1 episode, 2003), Writer ("Joy to the World") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 2
    • Garage Sale (Apr 6, 2003) Writer ("Joy to the World")  Less
    • Long Drive (Mar 2, 2003) Writer ("Greenback Dollar")  Less
  • Primary photo for FriendsFriends (TV Series) Writer ("Joy to the World") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your LandAmerican Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land (TV Movie) Writer ("Greenback Dollar")  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The X FilesThe X Files (TV Series) Writer ("Joy the World") (1 episode, 1997), Writer ("Joy to the World") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 1997–2002 2
    • William (Apr 28, 2002) Writer ("Joy to the World")  Less
    • Detour (Nov 23, 1997) Writer ("Joy the World")  Less
  • Primary photo for The '70sThe '70s (TV Movie) Writer ("Joy To The World") (uncredited)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Sex and the CitySex and the City (TV Series) Writer ("Joy to the World") (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Always OutnumberedAlways Outnumbered (TV Movie) Writer ("Joy To The World') (as Hoyt Anton)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. LongKingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV Movie) Huey P. Long, Sr.  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Captain Planet and the PlaneteersCaptain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series) Big Ed Baker (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
    • High Steaks (Apr 2, 1994) Big Ed Baker (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for DoorwaysDoorways (TV Movie) Jake  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Civil WarThe Civil War (TV Mini-series) Various (9 episodes, 1990)  Less 1990 9
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  • Primary photo for Buried AliveBuried Alive (TV Movie) Sheriff Sam Eberly  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Growing PainsGrowing Pains (TV Series) Claver Jackson (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Midnight CallerMidnight Caller (TV Series) Ralston Cash Dollar (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
    • Kid Salinas (Feb 6, 1990) Ralston Cash Dollar  Less
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Sheriff Tate (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's RidgeDesperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge (TV Movie) Sheriff Ben Tree  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Christmas Comes to Willow CreekChristmas Comes to Willow Creek (TV Movie) Al  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Designing WomenDesigning Women (TV Series) Writer ("Joy To The World") (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
    • Howard the Date (Dec 14, 1987) Writer ("Joy To The World")  Less
  • Primary photo for Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter StoryGuilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story (TV Movie) Charlie Hartford  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant ShowSharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show (TV Series) Writer ("Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog" (aka "Joy to the World")) (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
    • Band on the Run (1987) Writer ("Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog" (aka "Joy to the World"))  Less
  • Primary photo for Act of VengeanceAct of Vengeance (TV Movie) Silous Huddleston  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Dallas: The Early YearsDallas: The Early Years (TV Movie) Aaron Southworth  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for GlitterGlitter (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Trapper John, M.D.Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series) Jack Dearborne (2 episodes, 1985)  Less 1985 2
  • Primary photo for Diff'rent StrokesDiff'rent Strokes (TV Series) Wes McKinney, Sam's Father / Wes McKinney (2 episodes, 1984–1985)  Less 1984–1985 2
  • Primary photo for Cover UpCover Up (TV Series) Cody (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for The RoustersThe Rousters (TV Series) Jack Slade / Cactus Jack Slade (13 episodes, 1983–1984)  Less 1983–1984 13
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  • Primary photo for Faerie Tale TheatreFaerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) Forest Ranger (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for The RoustersThe Rousters (TV Movie) Cactus Jack Slade  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Seven Brides for Seven BrothersSeven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series) Cooper Johnson (2 episodes, 1982)  Less 1982 2
    • Rodeo (Nov 3, 1982) Cooper Johnson  Less
    • Challenges (Sep 29, 1982) Cooper Johnson  Less
  • Primary photo for The Kingston Trio and Friends: ReunionThe Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion (TV Movie) Writer ("Greenback Dollar")  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Desperate DreamsDesperate Dreams (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for FloFlo (TV Series) Singer (theme song) (2 episodes, 1980), Singer (theme music) (1 episode, 1980), Himself (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1980–1981 4
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  • Primary photo for Skinflint: A Country Christmas CarolSkinflint: A Country Christmas Carol (TV Movie) Cyrus Flint  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for WKRP in CincinnatiWKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) T.J. Watson (1 episode, 1979), Writer ("Della & the Dealer") (1 episode, 1979), Performer ("Della & the Dealer") (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
    • I Do, I Do... for Now (Apr 23, 1979) T.J. Watson, Performer ("Della & the Dealer"), Writer ("Della & the Dealer")  Less
  • Primary photo for Flying HighFlying High (TV Series) Hoyt Axton (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for The Bionic WomanThe Bionic Woman (TV Series) Buck Buckley (1 episode, 1976), Performer ("You can fly like an eagle") (1 episode, 1977), Performer ("Country Road" ("You can fly like an eagle"), "I don't know why I love you") (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976–1977 2
    • The Night Demon (Mar 23, 1977) Performer ("You can fly like an eagle")  Less
    • Road to Nashville (Oct 20, 1976) Buck Buckley, Performer ("Country Road" ("You can fly like an eagle"), "I don't know why I love you")  Less
  • Primary photo for McCloudMcCloud (TV Series) Johnny Starbuck (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for DollyDolly (TV Series) Writer ("Joy to the World") (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Feb 1, 1976) Writer ("Joy to the World")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Hoyt Axton Country Western Boogie Woogie Gospel Rock and Roll ShowThe Hoyt Axton Country Western Boogie Woogie Gospel Rock and Roll Show (TV Movie) Himself - Host / Singer, Composer  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Ernie Sigley ShowThe Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) Writer ("Ease Your Pain") (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for The Hilarious House of FrightensteinThe Hilarious House of Frightenstein (TV Series) Writer ("Joy to the World") (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
    • Episode #1.1 (1971) Writer ("Joy to the World")  Less
  • Primary photo for I Dream of JeannieI Dream of Jeannie (TV Series) Bull (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for Iron HorseIron Horse (TV Series) Slash Birney (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for BonanzaBonanza (TV Series) Howard Mead (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for Domestic LifeDomestic Life (TV Series) Rip Steele  Less 1984– 
Self (25 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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