Willie Nelson filmography

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Country music singer Willie Nelson, besides a varied musical career, has appeared in many films since his debut in The Electric Horseman (1979). His highlights include Barbarosa, Honeysuckle Rose and the film version of his album Red Headed Stranger.

Willie Nelson
Year Title Role
1979 The Electric Horseman Wendell Hickson
1980 Honeysuckle Rose Buck Bonham
1981 Thief Okla
1982 Barbarosa Barbarosa
1982 Coming Out of the Ice Coming Out of the Ice[1]
1984 Songwriter Doc Jenkins
1986 Red Headed Stranger Reverend Julian Shay
1986 Stagecoach Doc Holliday
1988 Once Upon a Texas Train John Henry Lee
1988 Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? Cross
1996 Starlight Grampa Lium
1997 Gone Fishin' Billy "Catch" Pooler
1997 Wag the Dog Johnny Dean
1997 King of the Hill Himself
1997 Nash Bridges Earl Dobbs
1998 Half Baked Historian Smoker
1999 The Long Kill Lee Walker
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Himself
2000 The Simpsons Himself
2001 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself
2002 The Country Bears Himself
2002 Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger (Monk) Himself
2002 The Long Kill Lee Walker
2003 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself
2003 The Austin Disaster, 1911 Narrator
2004 The Big Bounce Joe Lurie
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard Uncle Jesse Duke
2006 Beerfest Himself
2006 Broken Bridges Himself
2007 The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning Uncle Jesse
2007 Blonde Ambition Pap Paw
2007 Fighting with Anger Will
2008 "Beer for my Horses" Himself
2008 Swing Vote Himself
2008 Surfer, Dude Farmer Bob
2008 A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Himself
2011 Get a Job Wedding Band Member
2011 Toots and the Maytals: Reggae Got Soul Himself[2]
2011 Shoot Out of Luck
2013 When Angels Sing Nick
2016 Zoolander 2 Himself
2016 Waiting for the Miracle to Come Jimmy Riggs
2017 Pure Country: Pure Heart Himself


  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083749/
  2. ^ “Toots and the Maytals: Reggae Got Soul”. BBC Four (documentary). Directed by George Scott. UK. 2011. 59 min. Retrieved 15 Dec. 2016. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ymljb>