Billy Idol Biography (1955-)

Original name, William Michael Albert Broad; born November 30, 1955, in Stanmore, Middlesex, England; immigrated to the United States, 1958, then returnedto England, 1962; father, a salesman; lived with Perri Lister, 1980-89; children: (with Lister) Willem Wolfe Broad. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.; Contact: c/o8209 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, musician, composer
Birth Details
November 30, 1955
Stanmore, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, The Punk Rock Movie, 1978
  • Cat, The Doors, 1991
  • The metal man, Shock to the System, 1993
  • Lee Turner, Mad Dog Time (also known as Trigger Happy), United Artists, 1996
  • I Want My MTV (animated short film), MTV Home Video, 1996
  • Himself, The Wedding Singer, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • (In archive footage) Himself, The Filth and the Fury, Fine Line, 2000
  • Voice of Odin, Heavy Metal 2000 (also known as Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Cousin Kevin, The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy, Fox, 1989
  • Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards 1991, MTV and syndicated, 1991
  • Himself, 25 Years of Punk, VH1, 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums; with Generation X
  • Generation X, Chrysalis, 1977
  • Valley of the Dolls, Chrysalis, 1979
  • Kiss Me Deadly, Chrysalis, 1981
  • Solo Albums
  • Billy Idol, 1982
  • Rebel Yell, 1983
  • Whiplash Smile, 1986
  • Vital Idol, 1986
  • Don't Need a Gun, 1987
  • All Summer Single, 1988
  • Charmed Life, 1990
  • L.A. Woman, 1993
  • Cyberpunk, 1993
  • Greatest Hits, 2001
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in numerous music videos for his songs.
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Songs
  • "White Wedding," Demoni (also known as Demons), Ascot Films, 1985
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • (Uncredited; title song) Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Striptease, Columbia, 1996
  • SLC Punk!, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999
  • Heavy Metal 2000 (also known as Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2000
  • Television Songs
  • Specials
  • 25 Years of Punk, VH1, 2001

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 3, Gale, 1990
    Periodicals
    • Billboard, May 8, 1993, p. 1
    • Entertainment Weekly, July 24, 1998, p. 74
    • People Weekly, January 25, 1999, p. 55
    • Teen Magazine, September, 1984, p. 59

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