Sting

Sting

Age
64
Birthday
Oct. 2nd, 1951
Born in
Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Height
6' 0"

Sting's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The South Bank Show (UK) TV Show
The South Bank Show (UK)
AL-TV TV Show
AL-TV
VH1 Divas TV Show
VH1 Divas
Aspel & Company (UK) TV Show
Aspel & Company (UK)
Cheggers Plays Pop (UK) TV Show
Cheggers Plays Pop (UK)
The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer (UK) TV Show
The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer (UK)
Top of The Pops 2 (UK) TV Show
Top of The Pops 2 (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2016 - Zoolander 2
2013 - 20 Feet from Stardom
2010 - 2012: Time for Change
2010 - Still Bill
2009 - Brüno
2009 - PoliWood
2007 - Bee Movie
2006 - Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
2000 - The Filth and the Fury
1998 - Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
1989 - Dune: The Extended Miniseries Cut
1988 - Stormy Monday
1985 - The Bride
1985 - Bring on the Night
1985 - Plenty
1979 - Quadrophenia

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Host
6
Himself - Musical Guest
2
Himself - Guest
2
Himself - Musical Guest
2
Himself - Singer (segment "Sting")
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born Gordon Matthew Sumner in Wallsend, Northumberland. His mother was Audrey, and his father was Ernest. He received his name Sting from his striped sweater in which Gordon Solomon said that he looked like a bee.

Primarily a musician, he worked in the band The Police until 1984, when he went solo. Before his music career he was a ditch digger, a schoolteacher who taught English and a soccer coach. He received an honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Northumbria University in October 1992, and from Berklee College of Music in May 1994. He plays guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, harmonica, saxophone and pan-flute, and he gave a name to his bass (Brian). Along with his wife Trudie Styler and a Brazilian Indian, he started the Rainforest Foundation in 1989 to help save the rainforests.


TRIVIA:
  • Speaks fluent Portuguese.
  • Winner of the 2002 Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.
  • Wrote "Every Breath You Take" after waking up in the middle of the night from a dream.
  • Album "Nothing Like the Sun" is dedicated to his mother, Audrey.
  • Bass player and lead singer for influential 70s-80s new wave group 'The Police' (qv).
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • Ranked #63 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
  • Got his nickname "Sting" from the black and gold rugby shirts he used to wear, which made him look like a hornet.


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