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Ben E. King (1938–2015)

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KNOWN FOR 
Stand by Me (1986) | Cloverfield (2008) | Valentine's Day (I) (2010)
AWARDS 
1 win More »
AKA 
Ben E King
BORN 
Sep 28, 1938 (died Apr 30, 2015)

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Past Film & Video (40 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Alive InsideAlive Inside Performer ("Stand by Me")  Less 2014 $600K $150K
  • Primary photo for Jimi: All Is by My SideJimi: All Is by My Side Writer ("Try Me One Time")  Less 2013 $323K
  • Primary photo for First TimeFirst Time Writer ("Stand By Me") (as Ben King)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for FlippedFlipped Writer ("Stand By Me", "There Goes My Baby") (as Ben King)  Less 2010 $14MM $1.8MM
  • Primary photo for Campamento FlipyCampamento Flipy Performer ("Stand By Me"), Writer ("Stand By Me") (as Ben King)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Valentine's DayValentine's Day Performer ("Amor")  Less 2010 $52MM $110MM
  • Primary photo for Lulu and JimiLulu and Jimi Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for KidsKids Lyrics ("Stand by Me"), Music ("Stand by Me"), Performer ("Stand by Me")  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for CloverfieldCloverfield Performer ("Beautiful Girls"), Writer ("Beautiful Girls") (as Ben King)  Less 2008 $25MM $80MM
  • Primary photo for Forty Shades of BlueForty Shades of Blue Performer ("It's All Over")  Less 2005 $1.5MM
  • Primary photo for CheapCheap Writer ("There Goes My Baby")  Less 2005 $10K
  • Primary photo for No RegretsNo Regrets Soundtrack, Performer ("Stand By Me")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Led Zeppelin DVDLed Zeppelin DVD (Video) Writer ("We're Gonna Groove")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Hal and StanHal and Stan (Video) Performer ("Stand By Me"), Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Beyond the MatBeyond the Mat Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 1999 $500K $2MM
  • Primary photo for Among GiantsAmong Giants Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 1998 £2.5MM $64K
  • Primary photo for Very Bad ThingsVery Bad Things Performer ("Supernatural Thing" (Remix) (1975))  Less 1998 $10MM $9.8MM
  • Primary photo for All I Wanna DoAll I Wanna Do Performer ("I (Who Have Nothing)")  Less 1998 $780K
  • Primary photo for Stand by MeStand by Me (Short) Lyrics ("Stand by Me"), Music ("Stand by Me")  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for There Goes My BabyThere Goes My Baby Writer ("There Goes My Baby") (as Benjamin Nelson)  Less 1994 $10MM $125K
  • Primary photo for Made in AmericaMade in America Performer ("If You Need A Miracle")  Less 1993 $22MM $45MM
  • Primary photo for The SandlotThe Sandlot Writer ("There Goes My Baby")  Less 1993 $32MM
  • Primary photo for Vacanze di Natale '91Vacanze di Natale '91 Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for To Sleep with AngerTo Sleep with Anger Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 1990 $1.2MM
  • Primary photo for David Hasselhoff Live & ForeverDavid Hasselhoff Live & Forever (Video) Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for ShagShag Performer ("Every Day I Have to Cry", "I'm Leaving It All Up to You")  Less 1989 $5MM $7MM
  • Primary photo for MullMull Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Imagine: John LennonImagine: John Lennon Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 1988 $3.8MM
  • Primary photo for SalsaSalsa Performer ("Spanish Harlem")  Less 1988 $8.9MM
  • Primary photo for Best SellerBest Seller Performer ("PERFECT ENDING")  Less 1987 $4.3MM
  • Primary photo for Playing for KeepsPlaying for Keeps Writer ("STAND BY ME")  Less 1986 $2.7MM
  • Primary photo for Stand by MeStand by Me Soundtrack (as B.E. King), Performer ("Stand By Me")  Less 1986 $8MM $52MM
  • Primary photo for Calamari UnionCalamari Union Writer ("Stand By My")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Flamingo KidThe Flamingo Kid Performer ("Stand by Me"), Writer ("Stand by Me") (as King)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Urban CowboyUrban Cowboy Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The WanderersThe Wanderers Performer ("Stand By Me"), Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for American Hot WaxAmerican Hot Wax Writer ("There Goes My Baby")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for FingersFingers Writer ("There Goes My Baby") (as Benjamin Nelson)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Black JoyBlack Joy Performer ("Stand by Me"), Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? Performer ("Stand by Me"), Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less 1970 DEM 135K
Past Television (52 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1994–2007), Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2015), Performer ("Mercy, Mercy, Mercy") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994–2015 4
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  • Primary photo for Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal StreetGortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Cedar CoveCedar Cove (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Stormfront (Sep 28, 2013) Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for The X FactorThe X Factor (TV Series) Writer ("Stand by Me") (5 episodes, 2005–2013)  Less 2005–2013 5
    • Auditions 1 (Aug 31, 2013) Writer ("Stand by Me") (uncredited)  Less
    • Judges Home Visit 1 (Sep 29, 2012) Writer ("Stand by Me") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #6.19 (Nov 7, 2009) Writer ("Stand by Me") (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can DanceSo You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (3 episodes, 2009–2013), Performer ("Stand By Me") (2 episodes, 2010–2013)  Less 2009–2013 3
    • Top 14 Perform: 2 Eliminated (Jul 30, 2013) Performer ("Stand By Me"), Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less
    • 1 of 7 Voted Off (Jul 15, 2010) Performer ("Stand By Me"), Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less
    • Two of 12 Voted Off (Jul 9, 2009) Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Voice of the PhilippinesThe Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Episode #1.6 (Jun 30, 2013) Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for GirlsGirls (TV Series) Writer ("Beautiful Girls") (1 episode, 2013), Writer ( ) (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • It's About Time (Jan 13, 2013) Writer ( ) (as Ben King), Writer ("Beautiful Girls") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Occamova britvaOccamova britva (TV Movie) Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Richest Songs in the WorldThe Richest Songs in the World (TV Movie) Himself - Co-writer, Stand By Me, Performer ("Stand by Me") (uncredited), Writer ("Stand by Me") (uncredited)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for American Horror StoryAmerican Horror Story (TV Series) Writer ("There Goes my Baby", "There Goes My Baby (Re-Recorded)" (uncredited)) (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Welcome to Briarcliff (Oct 17, 2012) Writer ("There Goes my Baby", "There Goes My Baby (Re-Recorded)" (uncredited)) (as Benjamin Nelson)  Less
  • Primary photo for Sarah G LiveSarah G Live (TV Series) Writer ("Beautiful Girls") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Musikrausch - Der KonzertsommerMusikrausch - Der Konzertsommer (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The Search for a SuperstarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV Series) Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Finale Top 2 (May 22, 2012) Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for Lotta & die großen ErwartungenLotta & die großen Erwartungen (TV Movie) Performer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited), Writer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Beatrix, Oranje onder VuurBeatrix, Oranje onder Vuur (TV Mini-series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2012), Performer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • De Wending (Jan 16, 2012) Performer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited), Writer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for How I Met Your MotherHow I Met Your Mother (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Cleaning House (Sep 27, 2010) Writer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Gent de paraulaGent de paraula (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Sep 23, 2010) Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for EastEndersEastEnders (TV Series) Performer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2010), Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Episode dated 13 April 2010 (Apr 13, 2010) Performer ("Stand by Me") (uncredited), Writer ("Stand by Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Rock & ChipsRock & Chips (TV Series) Performer ("Save the Last Dance for Me") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Pilot (Jan 24, 2010) Performer ("Save the Last Dance for Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me", "Beautiful Girls") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Melvin'd (Jan 2, 2010) Writer ("Stand By Me", "Beautiful Girls") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Men of a Certain AgeMen of a Certain Age (TV Series) Performer ("This Magic Moment") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Go with the Flow (Dec 28, 2009) Performer ("This Magic Moment") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can Dance CanadaSo You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2009), Performer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Top 8 Perform (Oct 5, 2009) Performer ("Stand By Me"), Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for Der Mann auf der BrückeDer Mann auf der Brücke (TV Movie) Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Deutschland sucht den SuperstarDeutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002–2009 2
  • Primary photo for WWE Tribute for the TroopsWWE Tribute for the Troops (TV Special) Performer ("Stand By Me"), Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The Choir: Boys Don't SingThe Choir: Boys Don't Sing (TV Mini-series) Writer ("Stand By Me / Beautiful Girls (Suicidal)") (1 episode, 2008), Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 2008 1
    • Episode #1.4 (Feb 22, 2008) Writer ("Stand By Me / Beautiful Girls (Suicidal)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Música des del corMúsica des del cor (TV Movie) Writer ("Ets en mi")  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Cold CaseCold Case (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2007), Performer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • The Good-Bye Room (Mar 4, 2007) Performer ("Stand By Me"), Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for How Music WorksHow Music Works (TV Series) Performer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2006), Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Melody (Nov 18, 2006) Performer ("Stand by Me"), Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for Canadian IdolCanadian Idol (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
    • Homestretch (Sep 15, 2003) Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for Lo + plusLo + plus (TV Series) Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Idol - Jakten på en superstjerneIdol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
    • Topp 50 #1 (Feb 14, 2003) Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for Operación triunfoOperación triunfo (TV Series) Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • Episode #2.14 (Jan 20, 2002) Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for Queer as FolkQueer as Folk (TV Series) Performer ("Save the Last Dance for Me") (2 episodes, 2001–2002)  Less 2001–2002 2
    • All Better Now (Jan 13, 2002) Performer ("Save the Last Dance for Me")  Less
    • Running to Stand Still (Jun 17, 2001) Performer ("Save the Last Dance for Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for The SopranosThe Sopranos (TV Series) Performer ("I (Who Have Nothing)") (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
    • The Telltale Moozadell (Apr 22, 2001) Performer ("I (Who Have Nothing)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Zwei Männer am HerdZwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2001), Performer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
    • Kalt abserviert (Apr 17, 2001) Performer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited), Writer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The '60sThe '60s (TV Movie) Performer ("Stand by Me"), Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Secret Men's BusinessSecret Men's Business (TV Movie) Performer ("Stand By Me"), Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for HighlanderHighlander (TV Series) Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
    • Not to Be (May 17, 1998) Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for TohuwabohuTohuwabohu (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
    • Seite 45 (1998) Writer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Chicago HopeChicago Hope (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1995), Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 1995), Performer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
    • Growth Pains (Feb 27, 1995) Himself, Performer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited), Writer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Florida LadyFlorida Lady (TV Series) Performer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Beverly Hills, 90210Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
    • The Game Is Chicken (Jan 6, 1993) Performer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited), Writer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for MarienhofMarienhof (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 1993), Performer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
    • Der Liebhaber (1993) Performer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited), Writer ("Stand By Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Midnight CallerMidnight Caller (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 1
    • Blood Ties (Mar 1, 1991) Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for DollyDolly (TV Series) Writer ("Stand By Me") (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
    • Episode #1.14 (Jan 23, 1988) Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for It's Garry Shandling's Show.It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series) Performer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 1987), Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
    • Dial L for Laundry (Mar 20, 1987) Performer ("Stand by Me"), Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for Crime StoryCrime Story (TV Series) Performer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 1986), Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
    • Pilot (Sep 18, 1986) Performer ("Stand by Me") (uncredited), Writer ("Stand by Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Rock for AfrikaRock for Afrika (TV Special) Writer ("Stand By Me")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Hollywood a Go GoHollywood a Go Go (TV Series) Performer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 1965), Himself - Singer (1 episode, 1965), Writer ("Stand by Me") (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
    • Episode #1.51 (Dec 4, 1965) Himself - Singer, Performer ("Stand by Me"), Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for Caras & BocasCaras & Bocas (TV Series) Writer ("Stand by Me")  Less 2009– 
Self (44 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Other (3 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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