Solomon Burke (I) (1940–2010)

Soundtrack | Actor | Composer
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KNOWN FOR 
Unbreakable (2000) | Dirty Dancing (1987) | RED (2010)
AWARDS 
1 nomination More »
AKA 
Dr. Solomon Burke
NICKNAMEs  
The Bishop of Soul, The King of Rock 'n' Soul, The Wonder Boy Preacher, King Solomon
BORN 
Mar 21, 1940 (died Oct 10, 2010)
HEIGHT 
6' 1" (1.85m)

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Past Film & Video (30 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for How to Be a Latin LoverHow to Be a Latin Lover Performer ("Don't Give Up On Me")  Less 2017 $32MM
  • Primary photo for Fist FightFist Fight Writer ("You Know Who")  Less 2017 $22MM $32MM
  • Primary photo for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Performer ("Cry To Me")  Less 2015 $75MM $45MM
  • Primary photo for '71'71 Performer ("CRY TO ME")  Less 2014 $1.3MM
  • Primary photo for Treme Musical Performances: Got to Get You Off My MindTreme Musical Performances: Got to Get You Off My Mind (Video) Composer  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The InterruptersThe Interrupters Performer ("Don't Give Up On Me")  Less 2011 $282K
  • Primary photo for Passion PlayPassion Play Himself, Soundtrack ("Orphan in This World"), Performer ("Orphan in This World")  Less 2010 $8MM $4K
  • Primary photo for REDRED Performer ("Home in Your Heart")  Less 2010 $58MM $90MM
  • Primary photo for Coach CarterCoach Carter Performer ("I Changed My Mind")  Less 2005 $30MM $67MM
  • Primary photo for Everyday PeopleEveryday People Performer ("None Of Us Are Free")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Prey for Rock & RollPrey for Rock & Roll Performer ("Don't Give Up On Me")  Less 2003 $58K
  • Primary photo for The United States of LelandThe United States of Leland Performer ("Diamond in Your Mind")  Less 2003 $344K
  • Primary photo for Time of FearTime of Fear Bishop Bonds (as Dr. Solomon Burke)  Less 2002 $800K
  • Primary photo for UnbreakableUnbreakable Performer ("Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)" (1951))  Less 2000 $75MM $95MM
  • Primary photo for A Long Hot SummerA Long Hot Summer Lyrics ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")  Less 1999 FIM 5.2MM
  • Primary photo for All I Wanna DoAll I Wanna Do Performer ("Lookin' for My Baby"), Writer ("Lookin' for My Baby")  Less 1998 $969K
  • Primary photo for 2 Days in the Valley2 Days in the Valley Writer ("Down In the Valley")  Less 1996 $11MM
  • Primary photo for The Little DeathThe Little Death Bandleader  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for L'âge des possiblesL'âge des possibles Writer ("Everybody Needs Someone To Love")  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Dead PresidentsDead Presidents Writer ("Down In The Valley")  Less 1995 $10MM $24MM
  • Primary photo for Body & SoulBody & Soul (Short) Body  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Genesis: Live at Wembley StadiumGenesis: Live at Wembley Stadium (Video) Soundtrack ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"), Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Dirty DancingDirty Dancing Performer ("Cry to Me")  Less 1987 $6MM $64MM
  • Primary photo for Light of DayLight of Day Performer ("You're Good for Me")  Less 1987 $10MM
  • Primary photo for The Big EasyThe Big Easy Daddy Mention  Less 1986 $18MM
  • Primary photo for Meatballs III: Summer JobMeatballs III: Summer Job Writer ("Down In The Alley")  Less 1986 $2.1MM
  • Primary photo for Genesis: The Mama TourGenesis: The Mama Tour (Video) Soundtrack ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"), Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Blues BrothersThe Blues Brothers Writer ("EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE") (uncredited)  Less 1980 $27MM $57MM
  • Primary photo for HammerHammer Composer  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Cool BreezeCool Breeze Composer, Performer ("Cool Breeze", "The Bus"), Writer ("Cool Breeze", "The Bus")  Less 1972
Past Television (25 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Tvoje tvár má známý hlasTvoje tvár má známý hlas (TV Series) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
    • Episode #3.12 (May 14, 2017) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")  Less
  • Primary photo for OutlanderOutlander (TV Series) Performer ("Baby, Come On Home") ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Writer ("Baby, Come On Home") ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
    • Dragonfly in Amber (Jul 9, 2016) Performer ("Baby, Come On Home"), Writer ("Baby, Come On Home")  Less
  • Primary photo for Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
    • Episode #3.2 (Jul 27, 2015) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")  Less
  • Primary photo for ForeverForever (TV Series) Performer ("Wealth Won't Save Your Soul") ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
    • The Art of Murder (Oct 7, 2014) Performer ("Wealth Won't Save Your Soul") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for La Marató 2013La Marató 2013 (TV Special) Writer ("Pots set tu")  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Tu cara me suenaTu cara me suena (TV Series) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
    • Tu cara más solidaria (Feb 25, 2013) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")  Less
  • Primary photo for DivorceDivorce (TV Series) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
    • Episode #1.6 (Jan 20, 2013) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")  Less
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Lyrics ("Everybody Needs Somebody To Love") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • 2012 Grand Finale (Jun 17, 2012) Lyrics ("Everybody Needs Somebody To Love") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for FrontlineFrontline (TV Series) Performer ("Don't Give Up On Me") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • The Interrupters (Feb 14, 2012) Performer ("Don't Give Up On Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") ( 5 episodes, 2011 ) , Himself - Musical Guest ( 1 episode, 2005 ) , Performer ("I Need Your Love in My Life") ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005–2011 6
    • Episode #19.51 (Dec 5, 2011) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #19.47 (Nov 18, 2011) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #19.37 (Nov 4, 2011) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Dancing StarsDancing Stars (TV Series) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
    • Episode #6.8 (May 13, 2011) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")  Less
  • Primary photo for 19th Annual Trumpet Awards19th Annual Trumpet Awards (TV Special) In Memory Of  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The 53rd Annual Grammy AwardsThe 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage), Writer ("Everybody Needs to Love Somebody")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Lie to MeLie to Me (TV Series) Performer ("Cry to Me") ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • Smoked (Nov 29, 2010) Performer ("Cry to Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cold CaseCold Case (TV Series) Performer ("None Of Us Are Free") ( 1 episode, 2009 ) , Performer ("The Judgement") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 2
    • Jurisprudence (Oct 11, 2009) Performer ("None Of Us Are Free")  Less
    • Officer Down (Mar 15, 2009) Performer ("The Judgement")  Less
  • Primary photo for Deutschland sucht den SuperstarDeutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
    • 2. Mottoshow - Filmhits (Mar 22, 2008) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")  Less
  • Primary photo for The WireThe Wire (TV Series) Performer ("Got to Get You Off My Mind") ( 1 episode, 2006 ) , Performer ("Cry to Me") ( 1 episode, 2008 ) , Performer ("Fast Train") ( 1 episode, 2004 ) , Writer ("Got to Get You Off My Mind") ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2004–2008 3
    • Unconfirmed Reports (Jan 13, 2008) Performer ("Cry to Me")  Less
    • Misgivings (Nov 19, 2006) Performer ("Got to Get You Off My Mind") (uncredited), Writer ("Got to Get You Off My Mind") (uncredited)  Less
    • Mission Accomplished (Dec 19, 2004) Performer ("Fast Train") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for It Takes TwoIt Takes Two (TV Series) Lyrics ("Everybody Needs Somebody To Love") ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
    • Episode #2.3 (May 22, 2007) Lyrics ("Everybody Needs Somebody To Love")  Less
  • Primary photo for Lo cap d'anyLo cap d'any (TV Special) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for House M.D.House M.D. (TV Series) Performer ("None Of Us Are Free") ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
    • Spin (Nov 15, 2005) Performer ("None Of Us Are Free")  Less
  • Primary photo for The O.C.The O.C. (TV Series) Performer ("Don't Give Up On Me") ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
    • The Power of Love (Jan 13, 2005) Performer ("Don't Give Up On Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for IdolIdol (TV Series) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love") ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
    • Episode #3.12 (Dec 7, 2003) Writer ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love")  Less
  • Primary photo for Crossing JordanCrossing Jordan (TV Series) Performer ("Don't Give Up On Me") ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
    • The Truth Is Out There (Oct 7, 2002) Performer ("Don't Give Up On Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Go!! ShowThe Go!! Show (TV Series) Writer ("Stupidity") ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for Shindig!Shindig! (TV Series) Writer ("Got to Get You off My Mind") ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 1
    • Episode #1.30 (Apr 7, 1965) Writer ("Got to Get You off My Mind")  Less
Self (32 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Bang! The Bert Berns StoryBang! The Bert Berns Story Himself  Less 2016 $59K
  • Primary photo for Hou me vast - De DijkHou me vast - De Dijk Himself / Singer  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Kosmos FestivalKosmos Festival (TV Special) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You ThereRock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You There (Video) Himself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 2003–2008 )  Less 2003–2008
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Musical Guest ( 5 episodes, 1993–2007 )  Less 1993–2007
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  • Primary photo for Soul BritanniaSoul Britannia (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Solomon Burke & Friends: Live in NashvilleSolomon Burke & Friends: Live in Nashville (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest / Himself ( 2 episodes, 2002–2005 )  Less 2002–2005
  • Primary photo for Later... With Jools HollandLater... With Jools Holland (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular MusicSoul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for DerailroadedDerailroaded Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Zu & Co Live at Royal Albert HallZu & Co Live at Royal Albert Hall (Video) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Lightning in a BottleLightning in a Bottle Himself  Less 2004 $202K
  • Primary photo for 2004 Jammys: The Theatre at Madison Square Garden2004 Jammys: The Theatre at Madison Square Garden (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 2004– 
  • Primary photo for 60 Minutes60 Minutes (TV Series) Himself - Musician (segment "King Solomon") ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Rolling Stones: Four FlicksRolling Stones: Four Flicks (Video) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Soul Comes HomeSoul Comes Home (TV Special) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for God Only Knows: Vocal Harmony - The VoiceGod Only Knows: Vocal Harmony - The Voice (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for BingoLottoBingoLotto (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guest ( 2 episodes, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Først & sistFørst & sist (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in AmericaSay It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America (TV Series) Self ( 2 episodes, 2001 )  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The History of Rock 'n' RollThe History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 1995 )  Less 1995
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  • Primary photo for The Atlantic Records StoryThe Atlantic Records Story (TV Special) Himself  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for ArenaArena (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Joey Bishop ShowThe Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Discs a Go-GoDiscs a Go-Go (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Thank Your Lucky StarsThank Your Lucky Stars (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Ready, Steady, Go!Ready, Steady, Go! (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Gadzooks! It's All HappeningGadzooks! It's All Happening (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Soul Power!Soul Power! (TV Series) Himself, musician ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for B.B. King: The Life of RileyB.B. King: The Life of Riley Himself (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for BingoLottoBingoLotto (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
    • Bingolottos musikfest (Dec 31, 2002) Himself - Musical Guest (archive sound) (archive footage)  Less

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