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Bob Dylan

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota; his father Abe worked for the Standard Oil Co. Six years later the family moved to Hibbing, often the coldest place in the US, where he taught himself piano and guitar and formed several high school rock bands. In 1959 he entered the University of Minnesota and began performing as Bob Dylan at clubs in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The following year he went to New York, performed in Greenwich Village folk clubs, and spent much time in the hospital room of his hero Woody Guthrie. Late in 1961 Columbia signed him to a contract and the following year released his first album, containing two original songs. Next year "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" appeared, with all original songs including the 1960s anthem "Blowin' in the Wind." After several more important acoustic/folk albums, and tours with Joan Baez, he launched into a new electric/acoustic format with 1965's "Bringing It All Back Home" which, with The Byrds' cover of his "Mr Tambourine Man," launched folk-rock. The documentary Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1967) was filmed at this time; he broke off his relationship with Baez and by the end of the year had married Sara Dylan (born Sara Lowndes). Nearly killed in a motorcycle accident 29 July 1966, he withdrew for a time of introspection. After more hard rock performances, his next albums were mostly country. With his career wandering (and critics condemning the fact), Sam Peckinpah asked him to compose the score for, and appear in, his Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) - more memorable as a soundtrack than a film. In 1974 he and The Band went on tour, releasing his first #1 album, "Planet Waves". It was followed a year later by another first-place album, "Blood on the Tracks". After several Rolling Thunder tours, the unsuccessful film Renaldo and Clara (1978) and a divorce, he stunned the music world again by his release of the fundamentalist Christrian album "Slow Train Coming," a cut from which won him his first Grammy. Many tours and albums later, on the eve of a European tour May 1997, he was stricken with histoplasmosis (a possibly fatal infection of the heart sac); he recovered and appeared in Bologna that September at the request of the Pope. In December he received the Kennedy Center Award for artistic excellence.

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May 24, 1941 In Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Gomer Pyle: USMC 1964-09-25
Latest Project:
Series An Unknown Enemy 2018-10-02

Won 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 35 nominations.

Known For
Poster of True Detective
Poster of American Horror Story
Poster of The Walking Dead
Poster of How I Met Your Mother
An Unknown Enemy Unknown 2018-10-02
The Man in the High Castle Unknown 2015-01-15
Mr. Robot Unknown 2015-06-24
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
True Detective Unknown 2014-01-12
The 100 Unknown 2014-03-19
Transparent Unknown 2014-02-06
The Night Shift Unknown 2014-05-27
Outlander Unknown 2014-08-09
Peaky Blinders Unknown 2014-09-30
Halt and Catch Fire Unknown 2014-06-01
Defiance Unknown 2013-04-15
The Blacklist Unknown 2013-09-23
The Goldbergs Unknown 2013-09-24
Masters of Sex Unknown 2013-09-29
The Voice UK Unknown 2012-03-24
House of Lies Unknown 2012-01-08
White Heat Unknown 2012
Scandal Unknown 2012-04-05
Endeavour Unknown 2012-07-01
Girls Unknown 2012-04-15
Beauty and the Beast Unknown 2012-10-11
The Newsroom Unknown 2012-06-24
2 Broke Girls Unknown 2011-09-19
Skins Unknown 2011-01-17
Strike Back Unknown 2011-08-11
Bron/Broen Unknown 2011-09-21
American Horror Story Unknown 2011-10-05
Hell on Wheels Unknown 2011-11-06
Enlightened Unknown 2011-10-10
Parenthood Unknown 2010-03-02
Hellcats Unknown 2010-09-08
The Inbetweeners Unknown 2010-01-25
Blue Bloods Unknown 2010-09-24
The Walking Dead Unknown 2010-10-31
Hawaii Five-0 Unknown 2010-09-20
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Parks and Recreation Unknown 2009-04-09
Southland Unknown 2009-04-09
Men of a Certain Age Unknown 2009
Glee Unknown 2009-05-19
Pawn Stars Unknown 2009-07-19
Flashforward Unknown 2009-09-24
NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown 2009-09-22
The Vampire Diaries Unknown 2009-09-10
Lipstick Jungle Unknown 2008-02-07
Sons of Anarchy Unknown 2008-09-03
Ax Men Unknown 2008-03-09
True Blood Unknown 2008-09-07
So You Think You Can Dance Canada Unknown 2008-09-11
Fringe Unknown 2008-09-09
Britain's Got Talent Unknown 2007-06-09
The Riches Unknown 2007-03-12
Britain's Got More Talent Unknown 2007-06-09
Inspector George Gently Unknown 2007-04-08
Mad Men Unknown 2007-07-19
Gossip Girl Unknown 2007-09-19
Californication Unknown 2007-08-13
Brotherhood Unknown 2006-07-09
Big Love Unknown 2006-03-12
Brothers & Sisters Unknown 2006-09-24
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The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
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Numb3rs Unknown 2005
Supernatural Unknown 2005-09-13
My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Bones Unknown 2005-09-13
Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
Deadwood Unknown 2004-03-21
Strictly Come Dancing Unknown 2004-05-15
The X Factor UK Unknown 2004-09-04
Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
The O.C. Unknown 2003-08-05
NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
One Tree Hill Unknown 2003-09-23
Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
Without a Trace Unknown 2002-09-26
The Lone Gunmen Unknown 2001-03-04
Six Feet Under Unknown 2001-06-03
Crossing Jordan Unknown 2001-09-24
Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Jackass Unknown 2000-04-12
Boston Public Unknown 2000-10-23
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
The Young Ones Unknown 1998-03-30
Dharma & Greg Unknown 1997-09-24
3rd Rock from the Sun Unknown 1996-01-09
Rock & Roll Self 2 episodes, 1995 1995-09-24
The Beatles Anthology Unknown 1995-11-11
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Unknown 1994-01-01
Absolutely Fabulous Unknown 1994-07-24
Baseball Unknown 1994-09-18
Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
Goodnight Sweetheart Unknown 1993-11-18
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
One Foot in the Grave Unknown 1990-01-04
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Unknown 1990-09-02
Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
The Wonder Years Unknown 1988-01-31
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Unknown 1988
Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
Full House Unknown 1987-03-10
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Family Ties Unknown 1982-09-22
Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
Cheers Unknown 1982-09-30
Only Fools and Horses Unknown 1981-09-08
20/20 Unknown 1978-06-06
WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown 1978-09-18
Austin City Limits Unknown 1975
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
F Troop Unknown 1965-09-08
Gomer Pyle: USMC Unknown 1964-09-25