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Chet Atkins (I) (1924–2001)

Soundtrack | Actor | Composer
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KNOWN FOR 
Michael (1996) | Wild (2014) | Stroszek (1977)
AWARDS 
1 nomination More »
NICKNAMEs  
Mr. Guitar, The Country Gentleman, Country Gentleman
BORN 
Jun 20, 1924 (died Jun 30, 2001)
HEIGHT 
6' 0" (1.83m)

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Past Film & Video (15 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for WildWild Writer ("How's the World Treating You")  Less 2014 $15MM $38MM / $53MM
  • Primary photo for Dolly: A Collection of Hits & DuetsDolly: A Collection of Hits & Duets (Video) Himself - Performer (archive footage), Performer ("I Can't Stop Loving You")  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Halloween SeasonHalloween Season (Short) Performer ("Mr. Sandman")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 (Video) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("Winter Walking")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Recipes for DisasterRecipes for Disaster Performer ("Mr.Sandman")  Less 2008 €587K
  • Primary photo for Opry Video Classics: The Hall of FameOpry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame (Video) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("Yakety Axe")  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Best of Country Live!Best of Country Live! (Video) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("The Poor People of Paris" (La Goualante du Pauvre Jean))  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Surviving ChristmasSurviving Christmas Performer ("Jingle Bell Rock")  Less 2004 $45MM $12MM / $3.1MM
  • Primary photo for The Genius of Lenny BreauThe Genius of Lenny Breau Himself, Thanks  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for MichaelMichael Arranger ("Ave Maria; Op.52, No.6" (1825)), Performer ("Young Thing" (1994), "Ave Maria; Op.52, No.6" (1825), "Sweet Dreams" (1955), "Dream" (1944)), Producer ("Young Thing" (1994), "Ave Maria; Op.52, No.6" (1825), "Dream" (1944)), Writer ("Young Thing" (1994))  Less 1996 $95MM / $120MM
  • Primary photo for Fly Away HomeFly Away Home Performer ("Yakety Axe")  Less 1996 $25MM / —
  • Primary photo for Josh and S.A.M.Josh and S.A.M. Performer ("Hot Mocking Bird")  Less 1993 $18MM $1.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for StroszekStroszek Composer, Performer ("On the Way Down to Phoenix", "The Last Thing on My Mind"), Writer ("On the Way Down to Phoenix")  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Mondo TrashoMondo Trasho Performer ("Oh Lonesome Me")  Less 1969 $2K
  • Primary photo for The Dark at the Top of the StairsThe Dark at the Top of the Stairs Performer ("The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs")  Less 1960
Past Television (22 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Big Little LiesBig Little Lies (TV Series) Writer ("How's the World Treating You?" (as "That's How the World Treating You?")) ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
    • You Get What You Need (Apr 2, 2017) Writer ("How's the World Treating You?" (as "That's How the World Treating You?")) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Some Jerk with a CameraSome Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) Performer ("Imagine") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Mark Knopfler: A Life in SongsMark Knopfler: A Life in Songs (TV Movie) Himself - Guitar (archive footage), Archive (as Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for About UsAbout Us (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for Cold CaseCold Case (TV Series) Writer ("You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven") ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
    • The Boy in the Box (Feb 15, 2004) Writer ("You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Neil Diamond: Under a Tennessee MoonNeil Diamond: Under a Tennessee Moon (TV Special) Himself - Guest Artist, Soundtrack ("Blue Highway")  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Grand Ole Opry 70th AnniversaryGrand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary (TV Special) Himself, Performer ("Oh, Lonesome Me")  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West StoryBig Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (TV Movie) Chet Atkins  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Ralph Emery on the RecordRalph Emery on the Record (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1994 ) , Performer ("Longer Than Always") ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
    • Dolly (Sep 29, 1994) Himself, Performer ("Longer Than Always")  Less
  • Primary photo for DollyDolly (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1988 ) , Performer ("Long Journey Home/Foggy Mountain Top") ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
    • Nashville Memories (Apr 9, 1988) Himself, Performer ("Long Journey Home/Foggy Mountain Top")  Less
  • Primary photo for Nashville 99Nashville 99 (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Performer ("The Night Atlanta Burned") ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976 1
    • Episode #2.88 (Jan 21, 1976) Himself, Performer ("The Night Atlanta Burned")  Less
  • Primary photo for 9th Annual Country Music Association Awards9th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer, Performer ("Bicentennial Medley")  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for In ConcertIn Concert (TV Series) Performer ("Chaplin in New Shoes", "The Entertainer (Theme from the motion picture THE STING)", "Colonel Bogey", "John Henry") ( 1 episode, 1975 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
    • Episode #3.15 (Apr 11, 1975) Himself, Performer ("Chaplin in New Shoes", "The Entertainer (Theme from the motion picture THE STING)", "Colonel Bogey", "John Henry")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Porter Wagoner ShowThe Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 1973–1974 ) , Performer ("Muskrat Ramble", "Mr. Bojangles", "Poison Love (partial)") ( 1 episode, 1973 ) , Writer ("Tennessee Stud/ Send Me The Pillow You Dream On/ How's The World Treating You?/ I Don't Hurt Anymore Medley") ( 1 episode, 1973 ) , Performer ("Lara's Theme" (guitar instrumental), "Blowing in the Wind / I Want You / Don't Think Twice / Nine Pound Hammer Medley" (instrumental)) ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1973–1974 2
    • Chet Atkins (May 20, 1974) Himself - Guest, Performer ("Lara's Theme" (guitar instrumental), "Blowing in the Wind / I Want You / Don't Think Twice / Nine Pound Hammer Medley" (instrumental))  Less
    • Chet Atkins (Oct 29, 1973) Himself - Guest, Performer ("Muskrat Ramble", "Mr. Bojangles", "Poison Love (partial)"), Writer ("Tennessee Stud/ Send Me The Pillow You Dream On/ How's The World Treating You?/ I Don't Hurt Anymore Medley")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Partridge FamilyThe Partridge Family (TV Series) Music ("Workin' On A Groovy Thing") ( 1 episode, 1973 ) , Lyrics ("Workin' On A Groovy Thing") ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
    • Maid in San Pueblo (Dec 8, 1973) Lyrics ("Workin' On A Groovy Thing"), Music ("Workin' On A Groovy Thing")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Johnny Cash ShowThe Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) Himself - Guitarist ( 2 episodes, 1970–1971 ) , Performer ("Back Home in Indiana", "Country Gentleman", "Mister Sandman", "Wildwood Flower", "Freight Train") ( 1 episode, 1970 ) , Performer ("Windy and Warm") ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1970–1971 2
    • History of Country Music: Part 2 (Jan 28, 1971) Himself - Guitarist, Performer ("Windy and Warm")  Less
    • Episode #1.30 (Apr 29, 1970) Himself - Guitarist, Performer ("Back Home in Indiana", "Country Gentleman", "Mister Sandman", "Wildwood Flower", "Freight Train")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Best on RecordThe Best on Record (TV Special) Himself, Performer ("Battle Hymn Of The Republic")  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Jimmy Dean ShowThe Jimmy Dean Show (TV Series) Performer ("He'll Have to Go", "That Hound Dog in the Window", "The End of the World", "Does Anybody Here Play the Piano") ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964 1
    • Episode #1.25 (Mar 19, 1964) Performer ("He'll Have to Go", "That Hound Dog in the Window", "The End of the World", "Does Anybody Here Play the Piano") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Country Style, U.S.A.Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series) Himself - Guitarist ( 1 episode, 1959 ) , Writer ("Oh Lonesome Me") ( 1 episode, 1959 ) , Performer ("Black Mountain Rag") ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 2
    • Episode #3.6 (1959) Writer ("Oh Lonesome Me")  Less
    • Episode #3.1 (1959) Himself - Guitarist, Performer ("Black Mountain Rag")  Less
  • Primary photo for Grand Ole OpryGrand Ole Opry (TV Series) Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 1956 ) , Himself - Guitarist ( 1 episode, 1956 ) , Performer ("The Poor People of Paris" (La Goualante du Pauvre Jean)) ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956 1
    • Episode dated 28 April 1956 (Apr 28, 1956) Himself - Guitarist, Soundtrack ("Wild Card") (uncredited), Performer ("The Poor People of Paris" (La Goualante du Pauvre Jean))  Less
Self (68 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Chet Atkins: A Life in MusicChet Atkins: A Life in Music (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for In Dreams: The Roy Orbison StoryIn Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Elvis: His Life and TimesElvis: His Life and Times (TV Special) Self  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for America's Music: The Roots of CountryAmerica's Music: The Roots of Country (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 1996– 
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Grand Ole Opry Musical Salute to Minnie PearlThe Grand Ole Opry Musical Salute to Minnie Pearl (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for An Evening of Country Greats: A Hall of Fame CelebrationAn Evening of Country Greats: A Hall of Fame Celebration (TV Special) Himself  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Life and Times of the Everly BrothersThe Life and Times of the Everly Brothers (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for George Winston: Seasons in ConcertGeorge Winston: Seasons in Concert (Video) Himself  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Lost in MusicLost in Music (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Elvis: The TributeElvis: The Tribute (TV Movie) Himself - Performer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Ralph Emery on the RecordRalph Emery on the Record (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994
    • Dolly (Sep 29, 1994) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for The Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the RymanThe Roots of Country: Nashville Celebrates the Ryman (TV Special) Himself  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Austin City LimitsAustin City Limits (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing ArtsThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) Himself  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Grand Ole Opry 65th AnniversaryGrand Ole Opry 65th Anniversary (TV Special) Himself  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for GuitarGuitar (Video) Chet Atkins  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Webb Pierce and Chet AtkinsWebb Pierce and Chet Atkins (Video) Himself  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for An All Star Salute to Country MusicAn All Star Salute to Country Music (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Pat Sajak ShowThe Pat Sajak Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for A Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell PerformanceA Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell Performance (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The Smothers Brothers Comedy HourThe Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for DollyDolly (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Cinemax SessionsCinemax Sessions (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The Secret Policeman's Third BallThe Secret Policeman's Third Ball Himself  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for PresleyPresley (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1987 )  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Grand Ole Opry 60th AnniversaryGrand Ole Opry 60th Anniversary (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Elvis: MemoriesElvis: Memories (Video) Self  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for ArenaArena (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Country Comes HomeCountry Comes Home (TV Special) Self  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Roy Acuff... 50 Years the King of Country MusicRoy Acuff... 50 Years the King of Country Music (TV Special) Himself  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest ( 5 episodes, 1963–1981 )  Less 1963–1981
    Show more
  • Primary photo for Nashville on the RoadNashville on the Road (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Merry Christmas from the Grand Ole OpryMerry Christmas from the Grand Ole Opry (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1957–1978 )  Less 1957–1978
  • Primary photo for 50 Years of Country Music50 Years of Country Music (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for That's CountryThat's Country Himself  Less 1977 CAD 1.1MM
  • Primary photo for The Val Doonican Music ShowThe Val Doonican Music Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for SpotlightSpotlight (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Ann-Margret: Rhinestone CowgirlAnn-Margret: Rhinestone Cowgirl (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The 19th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 19th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The 18th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 18th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1974–1976 )  Less 1974–1976
  • Primary photo for Numéro unNuméro un (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for In ConcertIn Concert (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Hee HawHee Haw (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for 8th Annual Country Music Association Awards8th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Porter Wagoner ShowThe Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 1973–1974 )  Less 1973–1974
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Guitarist / Himself - Vocalist ( 3 episodes, 1968–1973 )  Less 1968–1973
  • Primary photo for Dean Martin Presents Music CountryDean Martin Presents Music Country (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot HourThe Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The David Frost ShowThe David Frost Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1971 )  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Kraft Music HallThe Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1968–1971 )  Less 1968–1971
  • Primary photo for The Johnny Cash ShowThe Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) Himself - Guitarist / Himself ( 4 episodes, 1969–1971 )  Less 1969–1971
    Show more
  • Primary photo for Cas Walker Farm and Home HourCas Walker Farm and Home Hour (TV Series) Himself  Less 1954–1971
  • Primary photo for Evening at PopsEvening at Pops (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself - Guitarist ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for This Is Tom JonesThis Is Tom Jones (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Joey Bishop ShowThe Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Perry Como ShowThe Perry Como Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Nashville RebelNashville Rebel Himself  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Jimmy Dean ShowThe Jimmy Dean Show (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 1964–1965 )  Less 1964–1965
    Show more
  • Primary photo for Middle West ShowMiddle West Show (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Western-Songs 'Marke Nashville'Western-Songs 'Marke Nashville' (TV Series) Himself - Guitar player  Less 1964– 
  • Primary photo for Country Style, U.S.A.Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series) Himself - Guitarist ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Grand Ole OpryGrand Ole Opry (TV Series) Himself - Guitarist ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The Eddy Arnold ShowThe Eddy Arnold Show (TV Series) Himself  Less 1952–1956
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