Lyle Lovett

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Singer • Actor • Songwriter • Record Producer

Birth Date: November 1, 1957

Age: 66 years old

Birth Place: Klein, Texas

Spouses: Julia Roberts

Multiple Grammy-winning Lyle Lovett established a reputation as one of the contemporary country music scene's most distinctive singer-songwriters before becoming a Robert Altman regular, appearing in the likes of "The Player" (1992), "Short Cuts" (1993) and "Cookie's Fortune" (1999). Born in Houston, TX in 1957, Lovett first began performing at various local clubs while studying Journalism and German at Texas A&M University and got the chance to showcase his talents on a bigger scale when he played a beach singer in TV movie "Bill: On His Own" (1983). A year later he contributed to Nanci Griffith's Once in a Very Blue Moon LP and in 1986 released his self-titled debut through MCA/Curb Records. Fusing pop, jazz, folk and blues with the sounds of country music, 1988's Pontiac cracked the Billboard 200 and was followed by 1989's Grammy-winning Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. Lovett made his proper acting debut playing Detective Delongpre in meta black comedy "The Player" (1992), the first of several Robert Altman films he would star in throughout the decade. After playing baker Andy Bitkower in the auteur's interweaving Los Angeles drama "Short Cuts" (1993), Lovett was briefly propelled to the front pages of the tabloids when he married box office favorite Julia Roberts. The pair both appeared in Altman's much-maligned fashion satire "Pret-a-Porter" (1994) but just a year later announced their divorce. By this point Lovett had released a further two gold-selling albums, guested as Lenny on hit sitcom "Mad About You" (NBC, 1992-99) and become a soundtrack regular, contributing to the likes of "Always" (1989), "The Firm" (1993) and "Toy Story" (1995). Lovett then played the uncle of an abused girl and research scientist in TV movies "Bastard Out of Carolina" (1996) and "Breast Men" (1997) respectively, picked up the fourth Grammy of his career for 1996's "The Road to Ensanada" and appeared as The Road Person in gonzo cult classic "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998). After showing up as Sheriff Carl Tippett in subversive romantic comedy "The Opposite of Sex" (1998) Lovett reunited with Robert Altman to play voyeur Manny Hood in crime caper "Cookie's Fortune" (1999) and compose the soundtrack to his ensemble drama "Dr. T & The Women" (2000). Roles in teen comedy "The New Guy" (2002) and Chekhov short story collection "Three Days of Rain" (2002) then followed, as did his first US Top 20 album, 2007's It's Not Big It's Large. Lovett then played himself in musical biopic spoof "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007), a bartender in Southern dramedy "The Open Road" (2008) and a high-spirited neighbor in festive family film "Angels Sing" (2013), released his tenth studio effort, 2009's Natural Forces, and enjoyed a ten-episode stint as Monte P. Flagman, the lawyer of an immigrant smuggler in acclaimed Scandi noir adaptation "The Bridge" (FX, 2013-14).

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Southern StorytellersStream

Guest
Docuseries
2023

Runaway Radio

Self
Movie
2023

21st Annual Americana Honors & Awards

Music Performer
Show
2022

Immediate Family

Self
Movie
2022

CBS Saturday Morning

Music Performer
Show
2021

ACL Hall of Fame: The First Six Years

Music Performer
Show
2021

Austin City Limits 6th Annual Hall of Fame Honors

Guest
Show
2019

Harvey Can't Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Music Performer
Show
2017

Harry

Guest
Talk
2016

Life in PiecesStream

Guest Star
Ned Gawler
Series
2015

Country: Portraits of an American Sound

Self
Movie
2015

Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

Music Performer
Show
2014

Penton: The John Penton Story

Narrator
Movie
2014

Altman

Self
Movie
2014

Angels SingStream

Actor
Griffin
Movie
2013
29%

Live! With Kelly and Michael

Music Performer
Talk
2012

Buddy Holly: Listen to Me

Music Performer
Show
2011

ConanStream

Music Performer
Talk
2010

Overheard With Evan Smith

Guest
Show
2010

Blue BloodsStream

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Texas Ranger Waylon Gates
Series
2010

The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

Music Performer
Talk
2009

Elvis Costello med gäster

Guest
Show
2009

CastleStream

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Agent Westfield
Series
2009
82%

The Open RoadStream

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Hotel Bartender
Movie
2009
29%

Brothers & SistersStream

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Lyle Lovett
Series
2006
79%

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Guest
Talk
2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Music Performer
Talk
2005

InnerVIEWS With Ernie Manouse

Guest
Show
2004

Tavis Smiley

Guest
Talk
2004

Texas Monthly Talks

Guest
Show
2003

Lyle Lovett: In My Own Mind

Music Performer
Show
2003

The New Guy

Actor
Bear
Movie
2002

The New Guy

Actor
Bear
Movie
2002

Three Days of Rain

Actor
Disc Jockey
Movie
2002

Dr. T & the Women

Original Music
Movie
2000

Cookie's FortuneStream

Actor
Manny Hood
Movie
1999
86%

The Opposite of SexStream

Actor
Sheriff Carl Tippett
Movie
1998
81%

Fear and Loathing in Las VegasStream

Actor
Road Person
Movie
1998
50%

Dharma & Greg

Guest Star
Series
1997

The View

Music Performer
Talk
1997

Bastard Out of Carolina

Actor
Wade
Movie
1996

Ready to WearStream

Actor
Clint Lammeraux
Movie
1994
24%

Late Night With Conan O'Brien

Guest
Talk
1993

Late Show With David Letterman

Music Performer
Talk
1993

Short Cuts

Actor
Andy Bitkower
Movie
1993

Mad About YouStream

Guest Star
Lenny
Series
1992

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Music Performer
Talk
1992

The PlayerStream

Actor
Detective DeLongpre
Movie
1992
97%

Austin City LimitsStream

Music Performer
Series
1976

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