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Chubby Checker

Soundtrack | Actor | Composer
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KNOWN FOR 
The Help (2011) | Spider-Man 3 (2007) | The Right Stuff (1983)
AKA 
The Golden Boys
NICKNAME  
Checker
BORN 
Oct 3, 1941 (age 75)
HEIGHT 
5' 11" (1.80m)

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Past Film & Video (35 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for A Dog's PurposeA Dog's Purpose Performer ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On")  Less 2017 $22MM $64MM
  • Primary photo for Ginger & RosaGinger & Rosa Performer ("Pony Time")  Less 2012 $1MM
  • Primary photo for W.E.W.E. Performer ("The Twist")  Less 2011 $15MM $583K
  • Primary photo for The HelpThe Help Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less 2011 $25MM $170MM
  • Primary photo for SkatelandSkateland Performer ("LIMBO ROCK")  Less 2010 $11K
  • Primary photo for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' AlrightRock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright (Video) Himself, Performer ("The Twist")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Spider-Man 3Spider-Man 3 Performer ("The Twist")  Less 2007 $258MM $337MM
  • Primary photo for Son of the MaskSon of the Mask Performer ("The Twist")  Less 2005 $84MM $17MM
  • Primary photo for Chubby Checker Rock & Roll DocumentaryChubby Checker Rock & Roll Documentary (Video) Himself, Composer (Music Score), Writer  Less 2003 $116K
  • Primary photo for Hearts in AtlantisHearts in Atlantis Performer ("The Twist" (1959))  Less 2001 $31MM $24MM
  • Primary photo for Blue MoonBlue Moon Performer ("The Twist")  Less 2000 $56K
  • Primary photo for White SquallWhite Squall Performer ("THE TWIST")  Less 1996 $38MM $10MM
  • Primary photo for Wild ReedsWild Reeds Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less 1994 $918K
  • Primary photo for Virtaset ja KekkonenVirtaset ja Kekkonen Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for She-DevilShe-Devil Performer ("Party Up")  Less 1989 $15MM
  • Primary photo for True LoveTrue Love Performer ("The Hucklebuck")  Less 1989 $1.4MM
  • Primary photo for Troop Beverly HillsTroop Beverly Hills Performer ("Pony Time", "The Twist")  Less 1989 $18MM $8.5MM
  • Primary photo for Purple People EaterPurple People Eater Chubby Checker, Performer ("Twist It Up")  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Everybody's All-AmericanEverybody's All-American Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less 1988 $13MM
  • Primary photo for HairsprayHairspray Performer ("Let's Twist Again", "The Fly", "Dancin Party", "Pony Time", "Limbo Rock")  Less 1988 $2MM $6.7MM
  • Primary photo for Summertime BluesSummertime Blues Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Back to the BeachBack to the Beach Performer ("Limbo Rock")  Less 1987 $13MM
  • Primary photo for Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Best of BandstandBest of Bandstand (Video) Performer ("The Twist")  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Right StuffThe Right Stuff Performer ("La Bamba")  Less 1983 $27MM $22MM
  • Primary photo for The OutsiderThe Outsider Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Going SteadyGoing Steady Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Big WednesdayBig Wednesday Performer ("The Twist") (uncredited)  Less 1978 $11MM
  • Primary photo for Let the Good Times RollLet the Good Times Roll Himself, Performer ("Pony Time", "The Twist", "Let's Twist Again")  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Die ganze Welt ist himmelblauDie ganze Welt ist himmelblau Himself, Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for This Shocking WorldThis Shocking World Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (uncredited)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Ring-a-Ding Rhythm!Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! Himself, Performer ("Lose Your Inhibition Twist")  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Don't Knock the TwistDon't Knock the Twist Chubby Checker, Performer ("Don't Knock The Twist", "Slow Twistin'", "The Fly")  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Twist Around the ClockTwist Around the Clock Chubby Checker  Less 1961 $250K
  • Primary photo for Teenage MillionaireTeenage Millionaire Chubby Checker - Performer, Soundtrack ("Twistin' U.S.A.", "Dance the Mess Around"), Performer ("The Jet", "Let's Twist Again")  Less 1961
Past Television (42 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Beat ShazamBeat Shazam (TV Series) Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Episode #1.9 (Aug 3, 2017) Performer ("The Twist")  Less
  • Primary photo for Televise, která mela nebýtTelevise, která mela nebýt (TV Movie) Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Who's Doing the Dishes?Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Sean Wilson (Sep 16, 2016) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Call the MidwifeCall the Midwife (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Episode #5.8 (May 22, 2016) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Britain's Got More TalentBritain's Got More Talent (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Episode #10.4 (Apr 30, 2016) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Performer ("Limbo Rock") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for The Man in the High CastleThe Man in the High Castle (TV Series) Performer ("The Twist")  Less 2015– 
  • Primary photo for Waterloo RoadWaterloo Road (TV Series) Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • The Final Straw (Dec 17, 2014) Performer ("The Twist") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Rude TubeRude Tube (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Planet Fail (Nov 11, 2014) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Masters of SexMasters of Sex (TV Series) Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Asterion (Aug 24, 2014) Performer ("The Twist") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Artists Music Guild Presents: The AMG Heritage AwardsThe Artists Music Guild Presents: The AMG Heritage Awards (TV Special) Himself - Host, Composer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for One Hit WonderlandOne Hit Wonderland (TV Series) Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Monster Mash (Oct 29, 2012) Performer ("The Twist")  Less
  • Primary photo for Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines StarsAlexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited), Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (uncredited)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 2004), Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2004–2012 2
  • Primary photo for I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Episode #11.16 (Nov 30, 2011) Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 2011), Himself (1 episode, 2007), Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007–2011 2
    • Hollywood Twists (Apr 12, 2011) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (uncredited)  Less
    • Party Songs (Apr 15, 2007) Himself, Performer ("The Twist")  Less
  • Primary photo for Dancing on IceDancing on Ice (TV Series) Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Episode #5.18 (Mar 7, 2010) Performer ("The Twist")  Less
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can Dance CanadaSo You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) Performer ("Pony Time") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Top 12 (Sep 22, 2009) Performer ("Pony Time")  Less
  • Primary photo for Mad MenMad Men (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 2008), Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007–2008 2
    • For Those Who Think Young (Jul 27, 2008) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (uncredited)  Less
    • The Hobo Code (Sep 6, 2007) Performer ("The Twist") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Las VegasLas Vegas (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005), Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Malcolm in the MiddleMalcolm in the Middle (TV Series) Performer ("Limbo Rock") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie) Himself (uncredited), Performer ("The Twist", "Twist Along With Me", "Slow Twistin'")  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The '60sThe '60s (TV Movie) Performer ("The Twist")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for A Bright Shining LieA Bright Shining Lie (TV Movie) Performer ("The Twist")  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Murphy BrownMurphy Brown (TV Series) Chubby Checker (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
    • Opus One (Apr 6, 1998) Chubby Checker  Less
  • Primary photo for TohuwabohuTohuwabohu (TV Series) Performer ("The Twist") (4 episodes, 1994–1997), Performer ("Limbo Rock") (1 episode, 1998), Writer ("Baby Baby Balla Balla") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("Baby Baby Balla Balla") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994–1998 6
    • 2x23 (1998) Performer ("Limbo Rock") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #4.4 (1994) Performer ("The Twist") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #4.2 (1994) Performer ("Baby Baby Balla Balla") (uncredited), Writer ("Baby Baby Balla Balla") (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for BaseballBaseball (TV Mini-series) Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Florida LadyFlorida Lady (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Quantum LeapQuantum Leap (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 1990), Himself (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989–1990 2
  • Primary photo for The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series) Performer ("Limbo Rock") (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive EncounterThe Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter (TV Special) Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Legendary Ladies of Rock & RollLegendary Ladies of Rock & Roll (TV Special) Special Thanks  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for MoonlightingMoonlighting (TV Series) Performer ("Limbo Rock") (5 episodes, 1985–1987)  Less 1985–1987 5
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  • Primary photo for Er is er een jarigEr is er een jarig (TV Movie) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (uncredited)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Crime StoryCrime Story (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Twist Again") (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
    • Final Transmission (Sep 19, 1986) Performer ("Let's Twist Again")  Less
  • Primary photo for Pound PuppiesPound Puppies (TV Series) Performer ("The Twist") (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for Good Old Days Part IIGood Old Days Part II (TV Special) Himself, Performer ("Pony Time", "The Fly", "The Twist")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Hollywood a Go GoHollywood a Go Go (TV Series) Performer ("Let's Do the Freddie", " (At the) Discotheque") (1 episode, 1965), Himself - Singer (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
    • Episode #1.17 (Apr 17, 1965) Himself - Singer, Performer ("Let's Do the Freddie", " (At the) Discotheque")  Less
  • Primary photo for Shindig!Shindig! (TV Series) Himself - Singer (1 episode, 1964), Performer ("She Wants T' Swim", "Lovely, Lovely (Loverly, Loverly)) (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964 1
    • Episode #1.14 (Dec 9, 1964) Himself - Singer, Performer ("She Wants T' Swim", "Lovely, Lovely (Loverly, Loverly))  Less
  • Primary photo for To Tell the TruthTo Tell the Truth (TV Series) Performer ("Having A Party") (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964 1
Self (68 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The Outrageous Sophie TuckerThe Outrageous Sophie Tucker Himself  Less 2014 $500K
  • Primary photo for The Artists Music Guild Presents: The 2014 AMG Heritage AwardsThe Artists Music Guild Presents: The 2014 AMG Heritage Awards (TV Special) Performer-Himself  Less 2014 $225K
  • Primary photo for At Large with Geraldo RiveraAt Large with Geraldo Rivera (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for My Music: 50s & 60s Party SongsMy Music: 50s & 60s Party Songs (TV Movie) Himself - Host  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for HuckabeeHuckabee (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsThe 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Samantha Brown: Passport to Great WeekendsSamantha Brown: Passport to Great Weekends (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for My Swinging Sixties - Gottschalks ZeitreiseMy Swinging Sixties - Gottschalks Zeitreise (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The HourThe Hour (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Encore with John PalmerEncore with John Palmer (TV Series) Himself  Less 2006–2010 $630K
  • Primary photo for Wildwood DaysWildwood Days Himself  Less 2008 $300K
  • Primary photo for Daytona 500: The Great American Race Sprint Pre-Race ShowDaytona 500: The Great American Race Sprint Pre-Race Show (TV Special) Himself - Performer  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The Wages of SpinThe Wages of Spin Himself  Less 2008 $500K
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Las VegasLas Vegas (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AustraliaGood Morning Australia (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Ally McBealAlly McBeal (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
    • Mr. Bo (Jan 22, 2001) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for The History of Rock 'n' RollThe History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Calendar GirlCalendar Girl Himself  Less 1993 $13MM $2.6MM
  • Primary photo for TwistTwist Himself  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat CakeBig Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for AmenAmen (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The 18th Annual American Music AwardsThe 18th Annual American Music Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Quantum LeapQuantum Leap (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Dame Edna ExperienceThe Dame Edna Experience (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Later with Bob CostasLater with Bob Costas (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Pat Sajak ShowThe Pat Sajak Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The 1988 MTV Video Music AwardsThe 1988 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday CelebratationFreedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation (TV Special) Himself  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Super Bowl XXIISuper Bowl XXII (TV Special) Himself - Halftime Show Performer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The New Hollywood SquaresThe New Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987
    • Episode #1.141 (Apr 6, 1987) Himself - Panelist (as The Golden Boys)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 14th Annual American Music AwardsThe 14th Annual American Music Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Hour MagazineHour Magazine (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Ebony/Jet ShowcaseEbony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Disneyland's Summer Vacation PartyDisneyland's Summer Vacation Party (TV Special) Himself  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for American Bandstand's 33 1/3 CelebrationAmerican Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration (TV Special) Himself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Good Time Rock 'n' RollGood Time Rock 'n' Roll (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Frank Elstner: Stippvisite in Las VegasFrank Elstner: Stippvisite in Las Vegas (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for FridaysFridays (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982
    • Episode #3.17 (Feb 19, 1982) Himself - Musical Guest  Less
  • Primary photo for The American Music AwardsThe American Music Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The 3th Annual People's Command PerformanceThe 3th Annual People's Command Performance (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Sha Na NaSha Na Na (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1977–1978)  Less 1977–1978
  • Primary photo for The Phil Donahue ShowThe Phil Donahue Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for All You Need Is LoveAll You Need Is Love (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for American Bandstand's 25th AnniversaryAmerican Bandstand's 25th Anniversary (TV Special) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Donny and MarieDonny and Marie (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Vocalist (3 episodes, 1962–1976)  Less 1962–1976
  • Primary photo for The Wolfman Jack ShowThe Wolfman Jack Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode)  Less 1976– 
  • Primary photo for In ConcertIn Concert (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Midnight SpecialThe Midnight Special (TV Series) Himself - Host (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The ABC Comedy HourThe ABC Comedy Hour (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Andy Williams ShowThe Andy Williams Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • 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 (6 episodes, 1961–1965)  Less 1961–1965
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  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Eamonn Andrews ShowThe Eamonn Andrews Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Hollywood a Go GoHollywood a Go Go (TV Series) Himself - Singer (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Comedy ManThe Comedy Man Himself  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Shindig!Shindig! (TV Series) Himself - Singer (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for That Regis Philbin ShowThat Regis Philbin Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for BandstandBandstand (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Musical Guest (14 episodes, 1959–1963)  Less 1959–1963
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  • Primary photo for A Swingin' TimeA Swingin' Time (TV Series) Himself - Performer (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963
    • Episode #1.4 (Aug 15, 1963) Himself - Performer  Less
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Singer (2 episodes, 1961–1963)  Less 1961–1963
  • Primary photo for BandstandBandstand (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for What's My Line?What's My Line? (TV Series) Himself - Mystery Guest (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Here and NowHere and Now (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The Dick Clark ShowThe Dick Clark Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1959–1960)  Less 1959–1960
Archive Footage (4 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
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