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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello was born Declan Patrick MacManus in London, England and raised in Liverpool. The son of British band leader Ross MacManus, Costello took his pseudonym from Elvis Presley and his father's stage name (Day Costello). He began performing professionally in 1969 and was a musician and/or singer in many bands around London before forming a moderately successful pub-rock band called "Flip City" in the mid-1970s. Working full time as a computer operator, he landed his first record deal with Stiff Records in 1977 and recorded his first album "My Aim Is True" while on vacation. The album was a smash hit in England and landed Costello a worldwide distribution deal with Columbia records. Forming his backup group, "The Attractions", for his second album, Costello went on to record several popular and influential albums over the next decade. Today, he is regarded as one of the most influential and popular singer/songwriters in modern music. In 1998, he collaborated with legendary tune smith, Burt Bacharach, on a highly successful album of love songs "Painted From Memory".


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Born:
Aug 25, 1954 In Paddington, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
57
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series iZombie 2015-03-17

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Strain
Poster of New Girl
Poster of Boardwalk Empire
Poster of True Blood
Filmography
iZombie Unknown 2015-03-17
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Halt and Catch Fire Unknown 2014-06-01
The Mysteries of Laura Unknown 2014-09-17
The Strain Unknown 2014-07-13
Defiance Unknown 2013-04-15
White Heat Unknown 2012
Elementary Unknown 2012-09-27
Nashville Unknown 2012
The Jonathan Ross Show Unknown 2011-09-03
New Girl Unknown 2011-09-20
Death in Paradise Unknown 2011-10-25
Secret Garden Unknown 2010
Parenthood Unknown 2010-03-02
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Boardwalk Empire Unknown 2010-09-19
Treme Unknown 2010-04-11
The Goode Family Unknown 2009-05-27
Secret Diary of a Call Girl Unknown 2008-06-16
True Blood Unknown 2008-09-07
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Criss Angel Mindfreak Unknown 2005-07-20
Blackpool Unknown 2005-10-24
Weeds Unknown 2005-08-07
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Strictly Come Dancing Unknown 2004-05-15
Veronica Mars Unknown 2004-09-22
House Unknown 2004-11-16
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
One Tree Hill Unknown 2003-09-23
Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
That '80s Show Unknown 2002-01-23
Crossing Jordan Unknown 2001-09-24
Malcolm in the Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
Roswell Unknown 1999-10-06
The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
3rd Rock from the Sun Unknown 1996-01-09
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Vicar of Dibley Unknown 1994-11-10
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Have I Got News for You Unknown 1990-09-28
Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
The Comic Strip Presents... Unknown 1982-11-02
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown 1978-09-18
Austin City Limits Himself 1975
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21