Top 10 Actors Who Moonlight as MusiciansThese actors also make (made) music. We take into account their achievements as actors (movies, roles) and as musicians (albums, live shows).
Band - Dogstar
Genre - Grunge / Alternative Rock
He was the bassist from 1991 to 2002. The band released two albums and an EP, played live worldwide, and opened for Bon Jovi and David Bowie. In 1999, they performed at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK. Weezer and Rancid were Dogstar's opening acts.
The band appeared in two movies: Ellie Parker and Me and Will.
Reeves left the band in 2002 due to his work schedule but still jams with them.
Band - Band From T.V., Solo
Band from T.V. is a charity cover band whose members are all actors from American TV series. They donate the proceeds to charities of their choice and have had world tours.
Hugh Laurie sings and plays keyboards.
He also has a solo career and released a solo album (Jazz, Blues).
Band - Dead Man's Bones (sounds like a death metal band but isn't)
Genre - Gosling described it as "light goth music." Wiki lists these genres: Indie Rock, Folk Rock, Gothic Rock, Dark Wave.
He provides vocals, piano, guitar, bass, and cello.
It's a duo he formed in 2007 that released one album in 2009. Rolling Stone described it as "Arcade Fire, Tom Waits, and the cast of Sesame Street performing a Kurt Weill musical."
In 2010, they released two music videos for tracks: "Dead Hearts" and "Pa Pa Power."
One of their songs played on a Paris runway.
Their songs are love stories about ghosts and monsters (which explains the band name).
They are still active.
Band - Seona Dancing
Genre - British New Wave
He was the singer and lyricist.
However, it was long ago, in the early '80s, when Ricky Gervais was in this duo. Their music was somewhat Bowie-esque.
The band recorded a demo tape with 16 songs. They weren't successful, but their single "More to Lose" (1983) went on to become a teen anthem in the Philippines. After their second single "Bitter Heart" (1983), the band split up in 1984.
An unofficial CD was released in 2005, compiling all of their songs.
Bands - The Rentals, Princess
Genre - Rock
The Rentals is fronted by vocalist Matt Sharp, the former bassist for Weezer.
Maya Rudolph of Saturday Night Live was a backing singer for this band from 1995 to 1999 and briefly a keyboardist. She also toured with them but for a short time.
She is in a Prince cover band called Princess.
Band - Dogstar
He was the drummer for the rock band where Keanu Reeves was a bassist (see item Keanu Reeves).
Mailhouse is a TV actor who has appeared in the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives, as well as Seinfeld.
He's a country singer and plays guitar. He released his debut album in 2016 (Down in a Hole).
Some songs are available on YT.
Not a very famous actor compared to some names above, but he plays for two bands!
- The Honey Brothers (New Wave Folk, drums since 2002)
- Kid Friendly (vocals)
He tours with these bands.
Johansson is considered one of Hollywood's modern sex symbols, and has frequently appeared in published lists of the sexiest women in the world. As of February 2017, she is the highest-grossing actress of all time in North America, with her films making over $3.6 billion.
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Only an honorable mention because he isn't a permanent member. He just helps when they need a bassist.
Band - Mister Heavenly
Mister Heavenly is an indie supergroup.