More Meat Loaf Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Known throughout the world for his great musical talents, Meat Loaf Aday has also enjoyed a prodigious acting career. He will next be seen starring opposite Melanie Griffith in Crazy in Alabama, directed by Antonio Banderas, and with Glenn Close in the upcoming television movie Ballad of Lucy Whipple. Meat Loaf became known to American audiences as Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which he also performed on Broadway. His additional films include Black Dog, with Patrick Swayze, The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Wayne's World and Leap of Faith, among others. He also performed on Broadway in Hair, Shakespeare in the Park and The National Lampoon Show. His off-Broadway appearances include As You Like It and Othello. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Meat Loaf began his career in Los Angeles and made his chart debut in 1971. The notorious 1977 album Bat Out of Hell has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and is the number three selling record of all time. His 1993 sequel, Bat Out of Hell II: Back to Hell, earned him a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance for "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)," and was one of the biggest selling records of the year (selling over 18 million copies worldwide). Meat Loaf simultaneously just released a new album, Storytellers, in partnership with VH-1, and his first autobiography, To Hell and Back.
Bio courtesy Fox (01-Jan-2000)