Oh my god that Shatner version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is so insanely terrible. Jamie-Lynn Sigler is probably best known as Tony Soprano’s daughter Meadow on the HBO show The Sopranos. Eddie Murphy featuring Michael Jackson, âWhatzupwituâ (1993) Even his TV work has always been solid. We’re glad, though, that he became a huge movie star, so singing wouldn't look so tempting to him. With that in mind, we can’t really blame David Soul for branching out into the world of music. Which all makes this a bit of a bummer. He has an extensive movie career, though most people didn’t remember his name until Gladiator came out and eventually became the most widely sold DVD of its day. © 2020 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. It’s not very good, but always worth a listen when you’re feeling talentless. Thing is, a music career ain’t so easy to pull off — and these A-listers found out the hard way. The spoken word of William Shatner may be best exemplified by his now classic cover of Elton John’s "Rocket Man". Crow can sing. Imagine how invincible it must feel to be a movie star, top athlete, supermodel, or gazillionaire reality star (sigh, it is what it is) — you must think you can do anything, right? Remember, thatâs back when sixâ¦ He’s a Michigan native who got his start as a stuntman, so it’s not surprising that he’d eventually want to try something less dangerous. by Kat Trofimova. Being bionic was his claim to fame until he achieved television success again as The Fall Guy. We have to think that love or hate, they’re definitely worthy of discussion. By billing himself as Tony instead of Anthony, it seems Perkins was interested in drawing a line between his roles as actor and singer. Judge for yourself. 16. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track), musician (singing and accordion playing), and sometime actor. You know...this really doesn't require words. Rate 5 stars Rate 4 stars Rate 3 stars Rate 2 stars Rate 1 star . Most people are more than one thing. Actor | Ngo si seoi Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success after his start in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry. But Crowe’s most embarrassing life event was definitely the time he spent as “Russ Le Roq,” which has got to be one of the most pretentious stage names we’ve ever heard of (and this writer knows a few things about crazy names). She is the author of A Stabbing for Sadie, The Finster Effect, and the chilling Kiss Me Like You Love Me. It was a convincing portrayal, we've gotta say. Television shows like Miami Vice and Nash Bridges are little more than dated punch lines these days. "Respect Yourself" is the song most people remember, but his cover of "Under the Boardwalk" is the stand-out best. You might be awesome at your job, but still have a hobby or interest you excel at. Only now, he’s a screwed-up adult with a singing career—still trying to do the same Michael Jackson-inspired moves he busted out when he was 10. At the same time, he’s been nominated for multiple Razzie awards (winning once), has been sued for harassment, assault, and shooting a puppy. Jennifer Love Hewitt was 12 when she released her first album, but it was originally only released in â¦ But as we’ve said, having a voice and being a singing star require different abilities. Sigler was once paralyzed by Lyme disease, and she announced last year that she was diagnosed with MS just over sixteen years ago. It’s not Paris Hilton’s fault that she was thrust into the spotlight by family money without much in the way of discernible skills. We all want Duchovny to succeed in everything he does. The most memorable characters have the most melodic names: Willy Wonka, Caractacus Potts, Mary Poppins and, now, Jeronicus Jangle. With all that in mind, you might think that a move to music would be a good move for Don Johnson. Honestly, we were conflicted about this entry, with writers at this website being pretty divided on whether it’s okay to criticize Bruce Willis in any context. Harry Connick Jr., like Jennifer Lopez, is one who rose to fame as an actor and a singer almost simultaneously, but, as he might be slightly better known as a singer, we'll put him on the list. by Alex951998 Plays Quiz not verified by Sporcle . It’s not unheard of for a great actor to also be great at singing and dancing, which in the business is called being a “triple threat.” True triple threats, though, are pretty rare. In some circles, art is contagious. Verdict Actor turned Musican turned occasional Actor: Hits: In America: "Locomotion", "Can't Get You Out of My Head". ... the actor has never received critical acclaim for his musical ventures â but that will never stop him! Even the Tobe Hooper made-for-TV classic ‘Salem’s Lot isn’t as popular as it once was. Unless you count Die Hard sequels, he doesn’t really make awful movies. Ryan Hagerty November 19, 2014. Younger viewers may even be familiar with David Soul’s only charting attempt at singing. https://brobible.com/celebrities/article/actors-turned-singers-music-videos All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. 1 comment on Actors Who Tried to Sing!!! He’s also written some books, given lectures, and appeared on con panels and all the late-night shows. In an early testament to his badassery, Mitchum was arrested for vagrancy at age 14 and put on a chain gang (pause for social commentary), from which he eventually escaped. He also appears on the soundtrack for the ‘80s TV version of Alice in Wonderland, and he performs, along with Erin Moran, the intro song from their spinoff show. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. She’s now married to Kanye West, who you may have heard of as the “Imma let you finish” guy. In 2015, the world discovered that Hogan had been playing the part of a non-racist for decades. Vicky stopped the car and seemed to use a nickname for her. Today I react to them and try my best to sing and sound as close to them as I can. We all loved young Corey in stuff like Lost Boys, Goonies, and Friday the 13th pt 4. These days, Hogan plays the bass in between selling energy drinks and spending all that Gawker lawsuit money. But aside from her “acting” cameo in the classic movie Zoolander, Paris Hilton doesn’t have much impressive non-modeling work on her resume. One thing we do know is that the next bionic man (rumored to be Mark Wahlberg) has already had a brief singing career of his own. Feldman has released 5 albums since his first one dropped in 1992, though we’re betting you couldn’t name a single song from any one of them. Broadway doesn't plan to reopen until at least May, but the cast of Avenue Q want to give fans a taste of the live theater performances they've been missing out on â¦ ... she tried! However, having a decent singing voice (or being able to sing and dance at the same time, because wow) and being a pop singer aren’t necessarily the same skill set. Did anyone doubt that Corey Feldman would be tops on our list of actors who should have never tried singing? Majors sang on The Six Million Dollar Man when they were spinning off the female version of the series, The Bionic Woman. Baio really, really hates it when people call him Chachi or “Charles in Charge,” in real life. Again, Alyssa Milano is one who has been in seemingly everything over the years. It’s just a shame they didn’t get someone to sing it who could…you know, sing. As he was driving, she even tried to irritate him, and pulled down his mask. Please know that it pains us to have to begin this list in earnest with David Duchovny. Seriously, few actors have been as well-known for playing heavies, villains, and general scary badasses. Another person on our list one might think would be impervious to criticism, Robert Mitchum is one of the most revered and respected actors in movie history. But like a few of the other links we've embedded in this post, we don’t recommend it. Wanting to sing is not the same as having natural talent, nor is it a substitute for the practice and discipline that go into mastering an art. That’s not us saying it. Far be it from us to speak ill of the dead—except that we’ve already done it a few times in this list. Rest assured, he definitely put out two albums. Some transgressions, however, cannot be forgiven. Moonlighting reruns do look pretty dated now, but his performance holds up just fine. Soul’s barely charting ballad “Don’t Give Up on Us, Baby,” is as sappy and uninspired as most debuts by actors trying something new. There was no shame in trading boom mics for cardiod vocal microphones if you’ve got the chops for it. After his childhood debut in the surprisingly good movie Bugsy Malone, Baio was cast on Happy Days. Even Blind Date is still a hilarious movie. The argument could be made that the fates have been uncommonly kind to Paris Hilton. The Hulkster’s singing career probably began as a joke. Among some of his more memorable roles, he was Dr. Mondzac on NYPD Blue, Silas on Deadwood, Glenn Childs on The Good Wife, Dominic Barone on Suits, Felix Blake on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Harry Bosch on Bosch, and Jimmy O'Phelan on Sons of Anarchy. Soap: She rose to prominence in the late 1980s through her role in the Australian television soap opera Neighbours (1986-1988), before commencing her career as a recording artist in 1987. She knows enough Dothraki to buy a horse, and can tap dance and play the dulcimer—though not at the same time. The albums, though? Swayze is what they call a “triple threat", which is something we at Screen Rant respect and admire. Ugh. No…he tackled this song with all the passion of a grown man forced to have a tea party with his boss’ 5-year-old daughter. A few fans didn’t, and it sold just enough for Bruce to justify a follow-up album two years later. After his mock-worthy performance on the Today Show, and the public reveal about Corey’s Angels and the goings on at the “Feldmansion” (yes, he really does call his house that, unironically), Feldman has graduated from adorable child star to severely screwed up adult. Crowe is known for playing tough guys, and for having a real-life temper that has gotten him arrested more than once. Wonder why people like Eddie Murphy or Mark Wahlberg didn’t make our list? Both famous for their roles as besties on Star Trek the original series, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy enjoyed long acting careers occasionally interrupted by forays into music (and fat gal photog, but that was mostly a Nimoy thing). The problem? We wish her much success, and hope she stays away from microphones…at least for singing. That essentially means she was paid enormous sums to stand around in expensive clothes looking intense. I'm dying right now XD. And he does a lot. One was eponymously titled, and the other was called The Boys are Out Tonight. His proud reveal as a supporter of Donald Drumpf gained him notice in recent months. Watching Duchovny in his first music video was painful. It was all so awful. We were embarrassed for him. Just…no. Here’s hoping it won’t result in another sitcom. Some may say it’s a stretch to even call Seagal an “actor.” He didn’t exactly train at The Actor’s Studio. She maintains an interest in the music biz, now preferring to collaborate with established artists in projects in which she does not take the lead. But this summer, a small group of actors tried to bring the theater back to life. Born into fabulous wealth, she grew up physically attractive enough to make a fabulous living in modeling. His daughter is the star of the 50 Shades movies, which are hated and mocked by the vast majority of cineastes. No. Heck, we could even get behind his campy adult stuff like Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood. That’s probably why big name actors, who can take a year off if they feel like it, often try their hand at other mediums—like writing, art, or music. Versatile British actor Gary Oldman has played an eclectic array of roles, portraying punk rocker Sid Vicious, Ludvig van Beethoven, Lee Harvey Oswald, Dracula, and Harry Potter character Sirius Black. Even winning an Oscar is not a reliable sign that someone can sing. There are plenty of known actor-musician married pairs, like Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner â the list goes on. Here are 15 actors who never should have attempted singing careers. These two gents get an honorable mention mainly because fans are bitterly divided as to whether their musical stylings are brilliant or ghastly. Seriously. The more freedom we have, the more opportunities we may get to try new things that could lead to a career change. Having an interest or an opportunity is not the same as having natural talent, nor is it a substitute for the years of practice and discipline that go into mastering any art. Whether you think Seagal is awesome or a total nightmare, we can probably all agree that singing is not really in his wheelhouse. Yesterdayâs post spawned a discussion about actors who tried to make of a go of it in the music business. More often than not, when actors get the singing bug, the results are somewhere between passable and…less than stellar. The song Khullam Khulla Pyar Karenge Hum Dono was playing in the car and the actor started singing. 5 Actors who tried to sing. A one-stop shop for all things video games. Shame it didn’t end there. How to Play. Singing ballads is not the way to hold onto a tough-guy image, after all. Eight Stars Who Tried â and Failed â to Have Singing Careers The same goes for actors, models, and singers. Letting go of the debate on whether reality TV stars count as “actors,” we’re prepared to concede that she’s been paid to act, so it counts. House of Wax, for instance, should have ended with everyone involved to be taken out back and shot…by the ghost of Vincent Price. But for whatever reason, he did. His band, Truth Movement, seems to have missed out on the essential truth of Feldman’s lack of musical talent, style, passion, or any semblance of adulthood. The video adds even more fun, with hippie girls and Nimoy with his hilariously shiny Spock hair. Tell us all about it in the comments. If you were so inclined, you could make a case that Don Johnson has given nothing of value to the arts. We must admit, she was pretty dang good at it. Later, he portrayed a wrestler who was tough enough to best fictional boxer Rocky Balboa in the ring. Owen Wilson sings it (as Hutch) in the 2004 movie Starsky and Hutch, in which original players Paul Michael Glaser (who also directed the action classic The Running Man), and Soul himself appear. Hang out with tons of writers, you may start to think you ought to write a book. He also took some heat for being both an Obama supporter and a fan of the monarchy. On the one hand, he’s played heroes onscreen, spent time as a celebrated stunt man, a PETA activist, and was once married to Kelly LeBrock—one of the most charming and stunning women in the world. Famous Fails: 15 Celebs Who Tried to Singâ¦and Bombed by Tia Williams 4/30/2013. Mitchum received accolades for performances in such films as Cape Fear and Night of the Hunter, and he remains in AFI’s top 25 male actors of all time. Swayze broke the world’s heart when he died of cancer in 2009. Did you agree with our list of actors who never should have tried singing? Oft parodied and even more often debated, it’s either an avant guarde masterpiece or a steaming pile of…spoken word. But so long as she keeps choosing to inflict her “talent” on people, we feel obligated to mock her for it. "I love filming Christmas movies," she told Hallmark's Home and Family. VH1 and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. And that movie had Dennis Miller for crying out loud! Before he won millions of dollars in a court case that literally referenced the size of his package, Hulk Hogan was an actor and professional wrestler. And considering that she... LEONARD NIMOY. As for Leonard, the "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" is also hotly debated as one of the coolest or uncoolest pre-FILK filker songs ever. One might even argue that his kids haven’t escaped the Johnson curse of overall suckery. What do we really know about Russell Crowe? He seems like a swell guy. Next stop, rock star fabulosity! I asked you guys to send me examples of kooky and insane singers. Point is, the “friends” who told Kim she could sing didn’t do her any favors. My colleague, Michael Paulson, tracked their journey. Some prefer Nimoy’s cover of "I Walk the Line". We’re prepared to cut Johnson a tiny bit of slack, mostly because the ‘80s would have been a terrible time for anyone to try and break into pop music. Remember, that’s back when six million dollars was considered an absurdly, unthinkably large sum of money, and not like, a tenth of what Robert Downey Jr. is getting for the next Avengers movie. But singing? Majors also sang the theme song for The Fall Guy. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Now, though, Lowndes is perfectly happy on the Hallmark Channel. In addition to cutting a few songs, Hulk Hogan spent some time singing in malls, conventions, and other impromptu events. Fans and haters will probably always disagree on the musical prowess of these two sci-fi icons. Titus Welliver is a versatile actor who was born to play just about any role he wanted to on television. We’re not sure what people expected when Robert Mitchum released Robert Mitchum Sings Calipso, but they didn’t like what they got.
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