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Meat Loaf

1947-09-27 Dallas, Texas, USA

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Michael Lee Aday (September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022) (height 6ft), better known as Meat Loaf, was an American singer and actor. He was noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy—Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose—has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide. More than four decades after its release, the first album still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums in history. After the commercial success of Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, and earning a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love", Meat Loaf nevertheless experienced some difficulty establishing a steady career within the United States. This did not stop him from becoming one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records. The key to this success was his retention of iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the United Kingdom, where he received the 1994 Brit Award for best-selling album and single, appeared in the 1997 film Spice World, and ranks 23rd for the number of weeks spent on the UK charts, as of 2006. He ranks 96th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". Aday appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His film roles include Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and Bob Paulson in Fight Club (1999). His early stage work included dual roles in the original Broadway cast of The Rocky Horror Show, and he also appeared in the musical Hair, both on- and off-Broadway. Description above from the Wikipedia article Meat Loaf, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Meat Loaf - A Celebration Of Life Self (archive footage) 2023-01-20
McEnroe Self (archive Footage) 2022-07-15
Rocky Horror 45: The Movie Self 2021-05-24
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart Self (archive footage) 2020-10-08
#NoJoke Self 2019-09-09
Meat Loaf - Die Rocklegende Meat Loaf 2016-11-30
Sausage Party Meatloaf (voice) (uncredited) 2016-07-11
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell Self 2015-01-09
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Self (archive footage) 2015-01-25
Meat Loaf - Live In Bergen 2015 Himself 2015-11-19
Stage Fright Roger McCall 2014-04-03
Wishin' and Hopin' Monsignor Muldoon 2014-11-23
All American Christmas Carol Ross 2013-11-05
The Moment Sergeant Goodman 2013-04-21
Meat Loaf : Guilty Pleasure Tour - Live from Sydney Himself 2012-11-06
Absolute Killers Dan 2011-10-01
Beautiful Boy Motel Clerk 2011-06-03
Polish Bar Joe 2010-01-01
Burning Bright Howie 2010-08-17
Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell - The Original Tour Himself - Lead Vocals 2009-11-09
Citizen Jane Detective Jack Morris (as Meat Loaf Aday) 2009-09-12
Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise Self 2007-01-01
Urban Decay Rick Zero 2007-01-01
Meat Loaf: Three Bats Live Himself 2007-10-15
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Bud Black (uncredited) 2006-11-22
The Pleasure Drivers Dale 2006-06-28
Pelts Jake Feldman 2006-12-01
BloodRayne Leonid 2005-10-22
Best of Night of the Proms Vol. 1 self 2005-01-01
Chasing Ghosts Richard Valbruno 2005-05-11
Extreme Dating Marshall Jackson 2005-06-23
Crazylove John (as Meat Loaf Aday) 2005-10-22
Meat Loaf - Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Himself - Artist 2004-10-18
A Hole in One Billy 2004-05-02
Let it Rock: Volume 1 Self 2003-12-09
Learning Curves Timmons 2003-08-02
Wishcraft Detective Sparky Shaw 2002-09-25
The Car Kid 2002-05-11
The Salton Sea Bo 2002-02-02
The 51st State The Lizard 2001-12-07
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Amos "Rattlesnake Jake" Frogge 2001-01-20
Trapped Jim Hankins 2001-07-24
Focus Fred 2001-10-19
Rustin Coach Trellingsby 2001-06-18
Blacktop Jack 2000-10-20
Fight Club Robert Paulson 1999-10-15
Classic Albums: Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell Self 1999-01-01
The Diary of the Hurdy-Gurdy Man 1999-01-01
Behind the Music: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Self 1999-10-31
Crazy in Alabama Sheriff John Doggett 1999-10-22
Chef Aid: Behind The Menu Self 1998-12-08
Gunshy Lew Collins 1998-03-06
The Mighty Iggy 1998-06-01
Black Dog Red 1998-05-01
Everything That Rises Red 1998-07-12
Outside Ozona Floyd Bibbs 1998-12-18
Spice World Dennis 1997-12-18
The Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show Self 1995-08-14
To Catch a Yeti Big Jake Grizzly 1995-01-12
Pavarotti & Friends 3 - Together for the Children of Bosnia Himself 1995-09-12
Sniz & Fondue Snuppa (voice) (as Meatloaf) 1993-06-01
I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) The Beast 1993-09-11
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Larry 1992-08-21
Wayne's World Tiny 1992-02-14
Leap of Faith Hoover 1992-12-18
Meat Loaf - Hits out of Hell Himself 1991-07-01
Motorama Vern 1991-09-10
One More Audience with Dame Edna Everage Self (uncredited) 1988-12-25
Kerrang! Video Kompilation 2 1987-01-01
The Squeeze Titus 1987-07-10
The Grand Knockout Tournament Self 1987-06-19
Vandemonium Plus 1987-12-31
Out of Bounds Gil 1986-07-25
Meat Loaf: Bad Attitude Live 1985-05-01
Der Formel Eins Film Meat Loaf 1985-07-05
Meat Loaf Live At Wembley 1982 Himself 1982-04-29
Dead Ringer Meat Loaf/Marvin 1981-06-01
Roadie Travis W. Redfish 1980-06-13
Americathon Oklahoma Daredevil, Roy Budnitz 1979-08-10
Scavenger Hunt Scum 1979-12-21
Rockpalast - Meat Loaf himself 1978-06-11
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Eddie 1975-08-14
State Fair Boy in Stands (uncredited) 1962-03-09