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Hoyt Axton Biography (1938-)
Full name, Hoyt Wayne Axton; born March 25, 1938, in Duncan (one source saysComanche), OK; son of John Thomas and N. Mae (a writer of songs such as ElvisPresley's "Heartbreak Hotel"; maiden name, Boren) Axton; married Kathy Roberts, 1963 (divorced, 1973); married Donna, 1980 (divorced, 1990); married Deborah Hawkins, August 28, 1997; children: Mark Roberts, Michael Stephen, AprilLaura, Matthew Christopher. Addresses: Home--Hendersonville, TN. Office--Jeremiah Records, Inc., P.O. Box 1077, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org. Agent-- Charles Stern Agency, 11766 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 760, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Favorite part: Alec's father in Black Stallion. Hoyt's song "The Pusher" wonhim acclaim in the film Easy Rider.
- Birth Details
- March 25, 1938
- Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Cactus Jack Slade, The Rousters, NBC, 1983-84.
- Rip Steele, Domestic Life, CBS, 1984.
Credits; Television Appearances; Miniseries
- Voice, The Civil War, PBS, 1990.
- Voice of John B. Gordon, Smithsonian's Great Battles of the Civil War, TLC, 1994.
Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
- Cyrus Flint, Skinflint, 1979.
- Hoyt Axton Show, NBC, 1981.
- Red, Steel Collar Man, CBS, 1985.
- Walter "Doodle" Pierce, Doodle's, ABC, 1988.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Silous Huddleston, Act of Vengeance (also known as Act of Violence), HBO,1986.
- Aaron Southworth, Dallas: The Early Years, CBS, 1986.
- Charlie Hartford, Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story (also knownas The Lenell Geter Story and Justice Delayed: The Lenell Geter Story), CBS,1987.
- Al Bensinger, Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (also known as Christmas Comes to Copper Creek), CBS, 1987.
- Sheriff Ben Tree, Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge, NBC, 1988.
- Sheriff Sam Eberly, Buried Alive (also known as Till Death Do Us Part), USA Network, 1990.
- Jake, Doorways, 1993.
- Huey P. Long, Sr., Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, TNT, 1995.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "Dead and Gone," Bonanza, NBC, 1965.
- Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1965.
- Bull, "Fastest Gun in the East," I Dream of Jeannie, NBC, 1966.
- "Right of Way through Paradise," Iron Horse, ABC, 1966.
- Guest, Smothers Brothers Show, CBS, 1975.
- Midnight Special, NBC, 1975-77.
- Dinah Shore Show (four appearances), 1975-77.
- "Road to Nashville," Bionic Woman, ABC, 1976.
- McCloud, NBC, 1976.
- The Tonight Show (ten appearances), NBC, 1976 and 1977.
- Hee Haw, syndicated, 1977, 1979, 1982, and 1984.
- "Great Expectations," Flying High, CBS, 1978.
- T. J. Watson, "I Do, I Do ... For Now," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, c.
- Nashville on the Road, syndicated, 1980-81.
- Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters, NBC, 1981.
- "Good Neighbors Duke," Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1981.
- Flo, CBS, 1982.
- Cooper Johnson, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CBS, 1983.
- "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," Faerie Tale Theater, Showtime, 1984.
- Domestic Life, CBS, 1984.
- Star Search, syndicated, 1984.
- "Death in Vogue," Cover up, CBS, 1984.
- Nashville Now, TNN, 1984.
- Wes McKinney, "Sam's Father," Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1984.
- "Game of Hearts," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1985.
- Wes McKinney, "A Camping We Will Go," Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1985.
- "The Runaway," Glitter, ABC, 1985.
- Guest, Today's Country, TNN, 1997.
- Also appeared on Music Hall America.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- The Hoyt Axton Country Western, Boogie Woogie, Gospel, Rock and Roll Show, 1975.
- The All-Star Salute to Mother's Day, 1981.
- Fairs and Festivals: Fan Fair/Nashville, TNN, 1990.
- Narration, Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle, TNT, 1993.
- The America's Awards, TNN, 1993.
- The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies, CBS, 1993.
- Host, The Life and Times of Conway Twitty, TNN, 1995.
- Host, The Life and Times of Hank Williams, TNN, 1995.
- Host, The Life and Times of Marty Robbins, TNN, 1995.
Credits; Film Appearances
- The Story of a Folk Singer, 1963.
- Fred, Smoky, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966.
- Silous Huddleston, Act of Vengeance, 1974.
- Alec's father, The Black Stallion, United Artists, 1980.
- Cecil Duncan, Liar's Moon, 1981.
- Junkman, 1982.
- Ben Morgan, Endangered Species, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.
- Tex Roque, Heart Like a Wheel, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.
- Deadline Autotheft, 1983.
- Rand Peltzer, Gremlins, Warner Bros., 1984.
- Lt. Ashley, Retribution, United, 1988.
- Clarence Laidlaw, Dixie Lanes, 1988.
- Father Levesque, We're No Angels, Paramount, 1989.
- Sheriff Henault, Disorganized Crime, Buena Vista, 1989.
- Bill Stratton, Harmony Cats, Triboro Entertainment Group, 1994.
- "Big" Upton, Season of Change, Monarch Home Video, 1995.
- Lt. Joe Halsey, Number One Fan, Orion Home Video, 1995.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Nashville, 1974-75.
- Appeared at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN, 1974-76, 1980, 1982- 83; Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Nashville, 1974-75, 1979; Ralph Emery Show, Nashville, 1974-76; Inaugural Ball for President Jimmy Carter, 1977.
- Less Than the Song, A&M, 1973.
- Life Machine, A&M, 1974.
- Southbound, A&M, 1975.
- Fearless, A&M, 1976.
- Road Songs, A&M, 1977.
- A Rusty Old Halo, Jeremiah Records, 1979.
- Spin of the Wheel, 1990.
- Snowblind Friend, MCA, 1995.
- Free Sailin', MCA, 1996.
- Hoyt Axton, Youngheart Music, 1996.
- Also recorded Hoyt Axton Live, Jeremiah Records; Pistol Packin' Mama, Jeremiah Records; Heartbreak Hotel, Accord; Where Did the Money Go?; and Hoyt Axton's Greatest Hits.
- Also recorded "Fearless the Wonder Dog," "Evangelina," "Torpedo," "So Hard to Give It All Up," "Smile as You Go By," "Where Did the Money Go?," "Jealous Man," "She's Too Lazy to Be Crazy," "There Stands the Glass," "James Deanand the Junkman," "The Devil," "(When You Dance) You Do Not Tango," and "WildBull Rider."
- (With Ken Ramsey), "Greenback Dollar," recorded by the Kingston Trio, 1962.
- "The Pusher," recorded by Steppenwolf, 1964.
- "Snowblind Friend," recorded by Steppenwolf, 1967.
- "Joy to the World (Jeremiah)," recorded by Three Dog Night, also recordedby Axton, 1971.
- "Never Been to Spain," recorded by Three Dog Night, 1972.
- "Ease Your Pain," 1973.
- "When the Morning Comes," recorded by Linda Ronstadt and Axton, 1974.
- "Boney Fingers," recorded by Renee Armand and Axton, 1974.
- "Lion in the Winter," 1974.
- "The No, No Song," recorded by Ringo Starr, 1975.
- "Flash of Fire," 1976.
- "You're the Hangnail in My Life," 1977.
- Also author of "Fearless," "Free Sailin'," "Life Machine," "My Griffin IsGone," "Evangelina," and "Wild Bull Rider."
- The Happy Song, 1972.
- Outlaw Blues, 1977.
- Junkman, 1982.
- Line Drawings, Volumes I-V, 1974-78.
- Life Machine, 1973.
- Southbound, 1974.
- Less Than the Song, 1977.