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Johnny Hallyday

Biography

French singer and acting professional who appeared in the film Vengeance and was named a knight from the Légion d’honneur. He released #1 singles in France like “Tous ensemble.” He was raised in Paris, France and was influenced to play rock and roll ‘n’ move music after hearing performers like Elvis Presley. He offers released over ten studio room albums, among to create Hello Johnny. His second wife can be Laeticia Hallyday. He is at the film The Red Panther with Steve Martin.

Quick Facts


Full Name Johnny Hallyday
Date Of Birth June 15, 1943
Place Of Birth Paris, France
Height 1.85 m
Profession Rock Singer
Nationality French
Spouse Laeticia Hallyday, Adeline Blondieau, Elisabeth Etienne, Sylvie Vartan
Children David Hallyday, Laura Smet, Jade Odette Désirée Hallyday, Joy Hallyday
Parents Léon Smet, Huguette Clerc
Awards Victoires de la Musique - Original Song of the Year, NRJ Music Award of Honor, Victoires de la Musique - Song Album of the Year
Music Groups Les Vieilles Canailles
Nominations Victoires de la Musique - Male Artist of the Year, NRJ Music Award for Francophone Male Artist of the Year, NRJ Music Award for Francophone Album of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Actor
Movies Vengeance, The Man on the Train, Crime Spree, Jean-Philippe, We Love You, You Bastard, The Specialist, Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse, The Iron Triangle, The Pink Panther 2, The Animal, Terminus, Quartier V.I.P., Why Not Me?, Rock'n Roll, Detective, Family Council, Signes extérieurs de richesse, Patrick Bruel: Entre Deux, Visa de censure n° X, Johnny Hallyday: Live at Montreux 1988, Love Me
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Played his first-ever UK concert at the Royal Albert Hall at age 69. [October 2012]
2In Hong Kong, filming Fuk sau (2009). [November 2008]
3Nephew of actress Ellen Dosset.
4His father Leon acted under the name Jean Michel.
5Ex-brother-in-law of Eddie Vartan.
6Ex-father-in-law of Estelle Lefébure.
7Very good friends with Mathilde Seigner.
8Uncle of Michael Vartan, by marriage with his ex-wife, Sylvie Vartan.
9Son David Hallyday (later a singer in his own right) was born in August 1966; not long after, a deeply depressed Hallyday attempted suicide as his rock-and-roll career began to flounder after the British invasion and the rise of politically motivated folk music. After his recovery, he issued the despairing single "Noir, C'est Noir" as a commentary on his near-tragedy.
10Appeared on Ed Sullivan's TV show on July 1, 1962 with American singing star Connie Francis in a show that was taped at the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris.
11A Legion of Honor medal by French President Jacques Chirac was presented to him in 1997, and the following year he gave spectacular concerts to close the World Cup soccer tournament and commemorate France's first championship.
12A popular singing duo with first wife Sylvie Vartan, they recorded a smash duet, "J'ai un Problème," that became one of France's biggest hits in the early 70s.
13Dedicated his song "Laura", composed by Jean-Jacques Goldman, to his daughter Laura Smet (1986).
14Selling over 100 million records in France alone and having 33 number 1 hit singles, he is considered the French equivalent of Elvis Presley.
15Born to a French mother, Huguette Clerc, and a Belgian father, Leon Smet, he became naturalized citizen of France in 1961. In 2006, he started a procedure to receive Belgian citizenship.
16Was raised by his paternal aunt, Hélène Mar.
17His stage name was borrowed from his cousin's friend, Lee Hallyday.
18Longtime companion of actress Nathalie Baye from 1982 to 1986.
19Shares birthday with soccer player Oliver Kahn, actors Ice Cube and Guy Bedos.
20Adopted two Vietnamese babies named Jade Odette Désirée (b. August 3rd 2004) and Joy (b. July 27th 2008), with wife Laeticia.
21Father of Laura Smet with actress Nathalie Baye.
22Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
23Father of David Hallyday
24Born at 1:00pm-BDS T
25The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their very first gig as support for the French heartthrob at the Paris Olympia in October 1966.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Siege of Jadotville2016performer: "KILI WATCH"
iZombie2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Le grand show2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Walk2015/IIperformer: "Noir C'est Noir", "Da Dou Ron Ron"
Le grand journal de Canal+TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
We'll Never Have Paris2014performer: "Le Pénitencier"
Samedi soir on chante Goldman2013TV Movie performer: "Je te promets"
La chanson de l'année2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Qu'est-ce qu'on va faire de toi?2012TV Movie performer: "L'idole des jeunes"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Potiche2010performer: "J'Ai Oublie De Vivre"
Love Me No More2008performer: "J'ai oublié de vivre" / writer: "J'ai oublié de vivre"
Vivement dimanche2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Les grands du rire2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pour le meilleur et pour le rire: La croisière du rire2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Good Year2006performer: "Hey Joe"
El año de la garrapata2004"SOUVENIRS, SOUVENIRS"
Monsieur Ibrahim2003performer: "Excuse-Moi Partenaire {Cuttin' In}"
Le divorce2003performer: "Qu'est-ce qu'on attend pour être heureux ?"
Crime Spree2003performer: "Que je t'aime"
Break of Dawn2002performer: "Break of dawn", "Inside out of time"
The Good Thief2002/Iperformer: "Noir C'est Noir"
Les femmes... ou les enfants d'abord...2002performer: "L'Envie"
Boomer2001Short writer: "La musique que j'aime"
American Masters2001TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Casque bleu1994"Cheveux longs et idées courtes"
L'argent fait le bonheur1993performer: "Entre mes mains"
Les gars de la Une1988TV Movie performer: "Que je t'aime", "Quelque chose de Tennessee", "La musique que j'aime"
Apostrophes1986TV Series performer - 1 episode
Double messieurs1986performer: "Toi, Tais Toi !"
Signes extérieurs de richesse1983performer: "Signes extérieurs de richesse", "I'll make you believe in love again", "When you turn out the lights"
C'est jeune et ça sait tout!1974performer: "Les Grands Enfants"
L'aventure, c'est l'aventure1972performer: "L'aventure c'est l'aventure"
À tout casser1968performer: "Cheval d'acier", "A tout casser" / writer: "Cheval d'acier", "A tout casser"
Les poneyttes1967performer: "Le mauvais rêve", "Hit parade"
The Aeronauts1967TV Series music: "Les Chevaliers du ciel", "Le ciel nous fait rêver" / performer: "Les Chevaliers du ciel", "Le ciel nous fait rêver"
Le parapluie des vedettes1967TV Movie performer: "Noir, c'est noir"
Cherchez l'idole1964performer: "Bonne Chance"
D'où viens-tu... Johnny?1963music: "Rien N'a Changé", "À Plein Coeur", "Ma Guitare" / performer: "Pour Moi La Vie Va Commencer", "Rien N'a Changé", "À Plein Coeur", "Ma Guitare"
Age tendre et tête de bois1963TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sweet Ecstasy1962performer: "Il faut Saisir Sa Chance", "Douce Violence"
Tales of Paris1962performer: "Retiens la nuit", "Sam'di soir"
Voeux1961TV Movie performer: "Tu peux la prendre", "Viens danser le twist"
Rue de la gaîté1960TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock'n Roll2017post-productionJohnny Hallyday
Chacun sa vie et son intime conviction2017post-productionJohnny
Salaud, on t'aime.2014Jacques Kaminsky
Fuk sau2009Francis Costello
The Pink Panther 22009Milliken
Jean-Philippe2006Jean-Philippe
Commissaire Moulin2005TV SeriesWilliam Terrano
Quartier V.I.P.2005Alex
L'homme qui voulait passer2005TV Movie
Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse2004L'ermite borgne
Crime Spree2003Marcel Burot
Man on the Train2002Milan
Love me2000Lennox
Pourquoi pas moi?1999José
La gamine1992Frank Matrix
David Lansky1989TV SeriesDavid Lansky
The Iron Triangle1989Jacques
Terminus1987Stump
Conseil de famille1986Le père / The Father
Détective1985Jim Fox Warner
Le petit Mitchell illustré1981TV Movie
Le jour se lève et les conneries commencent1981
Johnny Halliday, Pavillon de Pantin1979Video
Animal1977La vedette masculine
L'aventure, c'est l'aventure1972Johnny Hallyday
Pour une pomme1972TV Movie
Malpertuis1971Sailor who kisses Bets (uncredited)
Point de chute1970Vlad, dit 'Le Roumain'
Specialists1969Hud / Brad
À tout casser1968Frankie
Visa de censure n° X1967Short
D'où viens-tu... Johnny?1963Johnny
L'Europe en chantant1962TV Series
Tales of Paris1962Jean Allard (segment "Sophie")
Diabolique1955Un élève (uncredited)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Signes extérieurs de richesse1983

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
D'où viens-tu... Johnny?1963composer: A Plein Coeur, Rien n'a Changé

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le grand show2015TV Series presented by - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mon dernier rôle2006Short special thanks
Boomer2001Short additional thanks
Double messieurs1986acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vif2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Tourner pour vivre2016Documentary
La fête de la chanson française2005-2016TV SeriesHimself
Victoires de la musique1998-2016TV SeriesHimself
Bercy fête ses 30 ans - Le concert anniversaire2015TV MovieHimself
Le grand show2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
Taratata2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
Gad Elmaleh: 20 ans de scène2015TV MovieHimself
Gad Elmaleh: Le big show2015TV MovieHimself
L'anniversaire de Jacques Dutronc en Corse2015TV MovieHimself
Vivement dimanche2000-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Main Guest
Johnny Hallyday, la soirée événement2014TV MovieHimself
Téléthon2014TV SeriesHimself
C2014TV SeriesHimself
13 heures le journal2014TV SeriesHimself
Le journal de 20 heures1995-2014TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2005-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
20 heures le journal1999-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interviewee
Vivement dimanche prochain1999-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Main Guest / Himself - Interviewee
Aznavour2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
L'incroyable anniversaire de Line2013TV MovieHimself
Signé Mireille Dumas2013TV SeriesHimself
Tony Frank devant l'objectif2013DocumentaryHimself
Samedi soir on chante Goldman2013TV MovieHimself
La chanson de l'année2005-2012TV SeriesHimself
Chabada2012TV SeriesHimself
Champs-Elysées1982-2012TV SeriesHimself
Empreintes2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Voice2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Le show Johnny2011TV MovieHimself - Host
L'hebdo cinéma2009TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Festival Du Cannes 20092009TV MovieHimself
Flashback sur Jean-Marie Périer2008TV Movie documentary
Star Academy2002-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Starko!2008Himself
Génération duo2008TV MovieHimself
Élection de Miss France1999-2007TV SeriesHimself
Tous... pour la musique2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Paroles - Abbé Pierre2007Video documentaryHimself
Podium2006TV SeriesHimself
Jour de fête2006TV SeriesHimself
Symphonic Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Les enfants de la télé2006TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Samedi soir avec...2005TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Backstage2005Video documentaryHimself
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHimself
Chimène m'a dit2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
La semaine du cinéma2005TV SeriesHimself
Starmania: 25 ans déj2005TV SpecialHimself
The South Bank Show2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Tout le monde en parle2003TV SeriesHimself
Les Enfoirés1997-2003TV SeriesHimself
Mischka2002Himself
American Masters2001TV Series documentaryHimself - French recording star
Nulle part ailleurs cinéma2001TV SeriesHimself
Tapis rouge1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
Nulle part ailleurs. 1ère partie1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
Hallyday par Johnny2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
La fureur du samedi1998-1999TV SeriesHimself
Nulle part ailleurs1995-1999TV SeriesHimself
Irrésistiblement... Sylvie1998TV MovieHimself
Paparazzi1998/IHimself (uncredited)
La nuit des Césars1983-1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Fréquenstar1995-1998TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Main guest
Johnny Hallyday: Bercy 95 - Lorada tour1997TV MovieHimself
Studio Gabriel1996TV SeriesHimself
Zone interdite1995TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Si on chantait1995TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Hallyday, all access1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Johnny Hallyday au Parc des Princes1993Video documentaryVocals
Johnny Hallyday, une star dans l'histoire1992DocumentaryHimself
Le dernier rebelle1991Video documentaryHimself
7 sur 71991TV SeriesHimself
Les gars de la Une1988TV MovieHimself
Cocoricocoboy1986TV SeriesHimself
Embarquement immédiat1986TV SeriesHimself
Na sowas!1982TV SeriesHimself
Numéro 11975-1981TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Stars1980-1981TV SeriesHimself
Formule 11981TV SeriesHimself
Palmarès1980TV SeriesHimself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1976-1979TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Hallyday au palais des sports1977TV Movie documentaryVocals
Midi-Première1976TV SeriesHimself
Show Sylvie Vartan1975TV MovieHimself
Top1972-1974TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Midi Trente1973-1974TV SeriesHimself
Tid til at leve1974TV Series documentaryHimself
J'ai tout donné1972DocumentaryHimself
Sacha show1966-1971TV SeriesHimself
Sylvissima1970TV MovieHimself
5 + 11970DocumentaryHimself
Show Pänggggg - oder: Gäste zum Fernsehen1969TV MovieHimself - Musician
Grenoble1968DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Dim Dam Dom1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
Bouton Rouge1967-1968TV Series documentaryHimself
Seize millions de jeunes1968TV Series documentary
Tilt1966-1968TV SeriesHimself
Sammy Davis Jr. in Europa1968TV SpecialHimself
Les poneyttes1967Himself / En personne
Gala de l'Unicef1967TV SeriesHimself
Le parapluie des vedettes1967TV MovieHimself
Les grands enfants1967TV SeriesHimself
Noche del sábado1966TV SeriesHimself
Le palmarès des chansons1965TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19651965TV SpecialHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1965TV SeriesHimself
À chacun son la1965TV MovieHimself
Tête de bois et tendres années1965TV SeriesHimself
Sergent Smet1964Documentary shortHimself
Gala de l'union1964TV SeriesHimself
Discorama1961-1964TV SeriesHimself
Cherchez l'idole1964Himself
Age tendre et tête de bois1962-1964TV SeriesHimself
Un coup dans l'aile1963TV MovieHimself / En personne
A la mémoire du rock1963Documentary shortLui-même
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1962TV SeriesHimself - French Pop Singer - Top Of The Bill
The Ed Sullivan Show1962TV SeriesSinger
Cinépanorama1962TV Series documentaryHimself
Secret File 14131962Himself (as Johnny Halliday et son quartette)
Voeux1961TV MovieHimself
David Brinkley's Journal1961TV SeriesHimself
Cinq colonnes1961TV SeriesHimself
Rue de la gaîté1960TV SeriesHimself
Variétés sur les ondes n° 11959ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lundi en histoires2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Rémy Julienne: 50 ans de cascades2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
Anyone for Demis? How the World Invaded the Charts2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Empreintes2007-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Déchaînées2009TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Les grands du rire2007TV SeriesHimself
Vivement dimanche2007TV SeriesHimself
Pour le meilleur et pour le rire: La croisière du rire2007TV SeriesHimself
Vivement dimanche prochain2007TV SeriesHimself
On n'est pas couché2007TV SeriesHimself
Chirac2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac2006DocumentaryHimself
Infrarouge2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Mamy Scopitone - L'âge d'or du clip2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Graffiti 602005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Podium2005TV SeriesHimself
Les 40 ans de la 22004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Les guignols, les dix premières années1999TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Apostrophes1986TV SeriesHimself
Il était une fois: Le gala de l'union des artistes1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
La société du spectacle1974DocumentaryHimself
Les idoles1963Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Prix Jean GabinPrix Jean Gabin

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European ActorL'homme du train (2002)


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