Oct. 2nd, 1951
Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Sting's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Bee Movie
2006 - Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
2000 - The Filth and the Fury
1998 - Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
1988 - Stormy Monday
1985 - Bring on the Night
1985 - The Bride
1985 - Plenty
1984 - Dune
1979 - Quadrophenia
Guest TV Roles[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.
- The Police won the British Phonographic Industry Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1985.
- Winner of the 2002 Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.
- Ranked #9 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
- Ranked #63 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
- His song "Roxanne" is one of the top 50 bar/jukebox songs of all time, according to VH-1.
- The comic book character of John Constantine (Hellblazer), eventually featured in the Keanu Reeves movie, was designed to look like Sting, and, in fact, was created solely for the purpose of including a character who looks like Sting in the Swamp Thing comic. In one Swamp Thing issue, there's a boat called the USS Gordon Sumner.
- Two of the songs he sang with The Police are also the titles of films starring 'Sandra Bullock' (qv): _Demolition Man (1993)_ (qv) and _Murder by Numbers (2002)_ (qv).
- Former son-in-law of actor-writer 'Joseph Tomelty' (qv)