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

Sting's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The South Bank Show (UK) TV Show
The South Bank Show (UK)
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 - Musical Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Musical Guest
Himself - Musical Guest
Himself - Musical Guest
Himself - Musical Guest
Himself - Musical Guest
[Complete List]


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.

  • Got his nickname "Sting" from the black and gold rugby shirts he used to wear, which made him look like a hornet.
  • Ranked #63 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
  • Reunited with his former band-mates and performed at the 2007 Grammy Awards. The next day, 'The Police' (qv) announced a worldwide tour in 2007, the first tour since 1986.
  • Children: 'Joseph Sumner (II)' (qv) (b. 23 November 1976) and 'Fuschia Sumner' (qv) (b. 17 April 1982) by 'Frances Tomelty' (qv); 'Mickey Sumner' (qv) (b. 19 January 1984), 'Jake Sumner (I)' (qv) (b. 24 May 1985), 'Coco Sumner' (qv) (b. 30 July 1990) and 'Giacomo Sumner' (qv) (b. 17 December 1995) by 'Trudie Styler' (qv).
  • Son, Joseph, is a singer in a band and bears a striking resemblance to Sting. Joe's singing sounds similar to his father's as well.
  • He is a vegetarian.
  • Lived with 'Trudie Styler' (qv) for about 10 years before marrying her.
  • He was a member of Band Aid (1984).

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