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Merle Travis (1917–1983)

Soundtrack | Actor | Writer

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Past Film & Video (32 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Wild SevenWild Seven Writer ("Sixteen Tons")  Less 2006 $1MM
  • Primary photo for Emily's First 100 Days of SchoolEmily's First 100 Days of School (Video) Writer ("16 Tons")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Thank You for SmokingThank You for Smoking Writer ("Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette!")  Less 2005 $6.5MM $25MM
  • Primary photo for Almost HeavenAlmost Heaven Writer ("Dark as a Dungeon")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Pepe GuindoPepe Guindo Writer ("Sixteen Tons")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Don't Go Breaking My HeartDon't Go Breaking My Heart Writer ("Love Must Be Catchin'")  Less 1999 $7MM
  • Primary photo for CastingCasting Writer ("Sixteen Tons")  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Finding NorthFinding North Performer ("Goodbye My Bluebell")  Less 1998 $27K
  • Primary photo for Golem, l'esprit de l'exilGolem, l'esprit de l'exil Lyrics ("Sixteen Tons"), Music ("Sixteen Tons")  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Joe Versus the VolcanoJoe Versus the Volcano Writer ("Sixteen Tons")  Less 1990 $39MM
  • Primary photo for DTV: Golden OldiesDTV: Golden Oldies (Video) Writer ("Sixteen Tons")  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Honkytonk ManHonkytonk Man Texas Playboy  Less 1982 $4.5MM
  • Primary photo for Melvin and HowardMelvin and Howard Writer ("Steel Guitar Rag')  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Harlan County U.S.A.Harlan County U.S.A. Composer, Writer ("Dark As A Dungeon")  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Hearts of the WestHearts of the West Special Musical Artist  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for And Now My LoveAnd Now My Love Writer ("Sixtenn Tons")  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for That Tennessee BeatThat Tennessee Beat Larry Scofield, Performer ("That Tennessee Beat"), Writer ("That Tennessee Beat")  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Five Minutes to LiveFive Minutes to Live Max, Soundtrack (as Merl Travis)  Less 1961 $100K
  • Primary photo for Locos peligrososLocos peligrosos Writer ("16 Toneladas (16 Tons)")  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for From Here to EternityFrom Here to Eternity Sal Anderson  Less 1953 $1.6MM
  • Primary photo for Cyclone FuryCyclone Fury Guitar Player, Performer ("Hear the Wind (Singing a Cowboy Song)", "He'll Be Getting Some Sleep")  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Old Chisholm TrailOld Chisholm Trail (Short) Vocalist  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Silver SpursSilver Spurs (Short) Vocalist-Guitarist  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Lone Star MoonlightLone Star Moonlight Merle Travis, Writer ("Catalogue Cowboy Joe")  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Galloping ThunderGalloping Thunder Guitar Player, Performer ("He'll Be Getting Some Sleep", "Singing A Country Song", "Texas Home")  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Roaring RangersRoaring Rangers Guitar Player Travis, Performer ("The New Ten-Gallon Hat", "The Old Chisholm Trail")  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Texas HomeTexas Home (Short) Himself - Lead Singer-Guitarist, Performer ("Texas Home")  Less 1945
  • Primary photo for Why Did I Fall for Abner?Why Did I Fall for Abner? (Short) Vocalist-Lead Guitarist  Less 1945
  • Primary photo for Beyond the PecosBeyond the Pecos Slim Jones (uncredited)  Less 1945
  • Primary photo for Montana PlainsMontana Plains (Short) Musician  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for The Old Texas TrailThe Old Texas Trail Guitar and Banjo Player (uncredited), Performer ("Ridin' Down That Old Texas Trail")  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for I'm from ArkansasI'm from Arkansas Musician (uncredited)  Less 1944
Past Television (25 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Marty Stuart ShowThe Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) Writer ("Until Dawn") (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Dark as a Dungeon") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010–2011 2
    • Buck Trent (May 28, 2011) Writer ("Until Dawn")  Less
    • Jessi Colter (Apr 3, 2010) Writer ("Dark as a Dungeon")  Less
  • Primary photo for ChuckChuck (TV Series) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Casal RockCasal Rock (TV Series) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (2 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010 2
  • Primary photo for Memòries de la teleMemòries de la tele (TV Series) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Episode #4.9 (Dec 5, 2009) Writer ("Sixteen Tons")  Less
  • Primary photo for Banda sonoraBanda sonora (TV Series) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Dieciséis toneladas") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 2
    • Episode #5.8 (Mar 9, 2009) Writer ("Sixteen Tons")  Less
    • Episode #5.5 (Feb 9, 2009) Writer ("Dieciséis toneladas")  Less
  • Primary photo for QwertyQwerty (TV Series) Writer ("Dieciséis toneladas") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Episode #3.12 (Dec 3, 2008) Writer ("Dieciséis toneladas")  Less
  • Primary photo for Debt TrapDebt Trap (TV Movie) Writer ("Sixteen Tons")  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Cold CaseCold Case (TV Series) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Sandhogs (Oct 8, 2006) Writer ("Sixteen Tons")  Less
  • Primary photo for The WireThe Wire (TV Series) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
    • Ebb Tide (Jun 1, 2003) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Door to DoorDoor to Door (TV Movie) Writer ("Sixteen Tons")  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for CuéntameCuéntame (TV Series) Writer ("Dieciséis toneladas (Sixteen Tons)") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • Cada cual en su sitio (Jan 31, 2002) Writer ("Dieciséis toneladas (Sixteen Tons)")  Less
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
    • The Screaming Skull (Aug 29, 1998) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for The A-TeamThe A-Team (TV Series) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
    • Dishpan Man (Sep 26, 1986) Writer ("Sixteen Tons")  Less
  • Primary photo for ArenaArena (TV Series) Performer ("Nine Pound Hammer") (1 episode, 1984), Writer ("Nine Pound Hammer") (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for The Porter Wagoner ShowThe Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest Performer / Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 1968–1970), Performer ("Nine Pound Hammer", "Cannonball Rag") (1 episode, 1970), Performer ("Lost John", "The Midnight Special") (1 episode, 1968), Arranger ("Blowing in the Wind / I Want You / Don't Think Twice / Nine Pound Hammer Medley" (instrumental)) (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1968–1974 3
    • Chet Atkins (May 20, 1974) Arranger ("Blowing in the Wind / I Want You / Don't Think Twice / Nine Pound Hammer Medley" (instrumental))  Less
    • Merle Travis (Sep 4, 1970) Himself - Guest Performer, Performer ("Nine Pound Hammer", "Cannonball Rag")  Less
    • Merle Travis (Jan 30, 1968) Himself - Guest, Performer ("Lost John", "The Midnight Special")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Johnny Cash ShowThe Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) Himself - Singer (2 episodes, 1970–1971), Writer ("Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)") (1 episode, 1969), Writer (1 episode, 1970), Writer ("Dark as a Dungeon") (1 episode, 1969), Writer ("Sailor on a Concrete Sea") (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1969–1971 6
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  • Primary photo for Music City USAMusic City USA (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for The Wednesday PlayThe Wednesday Play (TV Series) Writer ("16 Tons") (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for Shindig!Shindig! (TV Series) Writer ("Kentucky Means Paradise") (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
    • Episode #1.21 (Jan 27, 1965) Writer ("Kentucky Means Paradise")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Night RiderThe Night Rider (TV Short) Kentucky, Performer ("Don't Take Your Guns To Town", "Night Herding Song (Move Slow, Little Dogies, Move Slow)", "South of the Border" (excerpt)) (uncredited)  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for The Tennessee Ernie Ford ShowThe Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) Writer ("Nine Pound Hammer", "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette") (1 episode, 1960), Himself (1 episode, 1960), Performer ("Party Song" (uncredited), "Nine Pound Hammer", "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette", "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music" (uncredited), "Bless This House" (uncredited), "That Fat Gal of Mine" (uncredited) Written by nm0871419) (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960 1
    • Episode #5.10 (Nov 24, 1960) Himself, Performer ("Party Song" (uncredited), "Nine Pound Hammer", "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette", "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music" (uncredited), "Bless This House" (uncredited), "That Fat Gal of Mine" (uncredited) Written by nm0871419), Writer ("Nine Pound Hammer", "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette")  Less
  • Primary photo for Ranch PartyRanch Party (TV Series) Himself - Singer / Guitarist (2 episodes, 1957), Writer ("Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)) (1 episode, 1957), Performer ("John Henry", "Wildwood Flower") (1 episode, 1957), Performer ("Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)) (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 2
    • Episode #1.2 (1957) Himself - Singer / Guitarist, Performer ("Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)), Writer ("Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette))  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (1957) Himself - Singer, Performer ("John Henry", "Wildwood Flower")  Less
  • Primary photo for Your Hit ParadeYour Hit Parade (TV Series) Writer ("Sixteen Tons") (1 episode, 1955)  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for The Gene Autry ShowThe Gene Autry Show (TV Series) Writer ("I Want To Be Sure") (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951 1
    • Silver Dollars (Oct 20, 1951) Writer ("I Want To Be Sure")  Less

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