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Carl Story

Biography

Guitarist, fiddler, and vocalist Carl Tale became referred to as “THE DADDY of Bluegrass Gospel Music” more than his decades-long profession. Though less popular than Costs Monroe, Ralph Stanley, as well as other bluegrass pioneers, he was present because the genre had taken form and was for quite some time a highly important figure whose music group served as an exercise ground for most younger musicians. Tale was created to musically willing parents who performed for square dances, and he discovered both fiddle and electric guitar when he was youthful. String music group music snared his interest when he is at his teenagers, and he was energetic on radio in Lynchburg, VA, in the first ’30s. Around 1935, Tale and teenage banjoist Johnnie Whisnant transferred to Spartanburg, SC, to try out in a music group known as the Lonesome Mountaineers, which ultimately spawned the Rambling Mountaineers. The music group performed on radio round the South until Tale left to become fiddler for Expenses Monroe & his Blue Lawn Kids in 1942, changing fiddler Howdy Forrester after Forrester was drafted. In 1943, Tale, as well, was drafted in to the U.S. Navy. Pursuing his discharge, Tale reassembled the Rambling Mountaineers with Jack port and Curley Shelton, Hoke Jenkins, and Claude Boone. The band’s regular membership changed over time, and many users, such as for example Tater Tate and Crimson Rector, continued to become essential bluegrass figures. Tale and his group started documenting both secular and gospel tunes for the Mercury label in 1947, and continued to be using the label until 1952. He relocated to Columbia the next year and documented over twelve singles. The genuine bluegrass stage of his profession, merging the “high lonesome” Monroe audio with gospel tranquility vocals and experienced picking from Tale and his sidemen, started using the band’s putting your signature on to Starday in the past due ’50s. More than some ten albums between after that and the first ’70s, Tale tended almost specifically toward gospel. Such albums as 1963’s Mighty Near Heaven presented upbeat materials (“YOU DO NOT Like God [If YOU DO NOT Like Your Neighbor]”) blended with figures that used the poetic characteristics of bluegrass songwriting within the services of intense occupations of trust (the title monitor, in which Tale sings that he arrived “mighty near heaven with my tears”). Tale and his music group became fixtures within the bluegrass event circuit, and he toured regularly actually after he came into semi-retirement in Greer, SC, beyond Greenville, where he worked well as a disk jockey. His funeral in 1995 was went to by bluegrass royalty, from Expenses Monroe on down.

Quick Facts


Full Name Carl Story
Date Of Birth May 29, 1916
Died March 31, 1995, Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Music Songs My Lord Keeps a Record, Light at the River, Somebody Touched Me, Thank The Lord For Everything, Angel Band, Always Be Kind To Mother, Mighty Close to Heaven, Will There Be A Traffic Light, Mocking Banjo, Fire On The Banjo, I Love the Hymns They Sang at Mother's Grave, No End to Heaven, Lord Lead Me On, My Lord's Gonna Lead Me Out, Tramp on the Street, What A Line, He Set Me Free, He Will Set Your Fields On Fire, I Heard My Name on the Radio, Angels Rock Me To Sleep, You Can't Believe Everything You Hear, New Jerusalem Way, Heaven's Inside, When the Pearly Gates Swing Open, Will You Pray For Him Today, Why Don't You Haul Off And Get Religion, It's A Mighty Hard Road, Be Kind To Mother, Don't You Love Your Daddy, Too, You've Been Tom Cattin' Around, The Circle Was Broken, God Had a Son in Service
Albums Give Me the Roses, Daddy Sang Bass, Blackberry Blossom, The Late and Great Carl Story 1916-1995, Coming Up from Nashville, Last Project ~ Salvation Train, Calvary's Cross, Country State, Bluegrass Gospel, Gospel Quartet Favorites, Lord Lead Me On, Golden Country: Best Of Carl Story, A Storied Life, Angel Band - Early Starday Recordings, Country Gospel Classics, I Love Country, An Empty Mansion, Some Country Stories - [The Dave Cash Collection], Golden Hits By Carl Story, Highlights of Carl Story, Songs of Faith - Southern Gospel Legends Series-Carl Story & The Rambling Mountaineers


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#Fact
1 Has two sons Jason and Matthew.
2 Inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in 2016.
3 Currently assisting the US Military with simulated Iraqi villages at Fort Irwin, California. He has directed and narrated at least one training video: "IFAK First Aid." IFAK stands for "individual first aid kit". [April 2006]
4 Took drama classes with Donna Pescow.
5 Graduated from San Diego State with a degree in theater arts.
6 College football coach at San Diego State was College Football Hall-of-Fame coach Don Coryell ("Air").
7 His most famous character, the flashy boxer Apollo Creed from the Rocky films, was loosely based on Muhammad Ali.
8 Played for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League from 1971 to 1973. Played linebacker in 18 games and wore #55.
9 During his professional football career, he played for the Oakland Raiders and a Canadian Football League squad.
10 Before his career as an actor, he was a professional football player.
11 One of the original actors that auditioned for the part of Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
12 Played college football at San Diego State University. One of his teammates was Fred Dryer.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chicago Justice 2017 TV Series announced Mark Jefferies
Chicago Fire 2016 TV Series Mark Jefferies
Chicago P.D. 2016 TV Series Mark Jefferies
Colony 2016 TV Series Beau
Defrost 2015 Video short Doctor Bedford
Mortal Kombat X 2015 Video Game Jax - 'Dillon' Skin (voice)
Think Like a Man Too 2014 Mr. Davenport (uncredited)
Regular Show in Space 2011-2013 TV Series God of Basketball / Basketball King
Toy Story of Terror 2013 TV Short Combat Carl Combat Carl Jr. (voice)
Arrested Development 2004-2013 TV Series Carl Weathers
Sheriff Tom Vs. The Zombies 2013 President Weathers
American Warships 2012 Video General Hugh McKraken
Psych 2010 TV Series Boone
Chadam 2010 TV Series Narrator
Brothers 2009 TV Series 'Coach' Trainor / Trainor / Coach
Cubed 2009 TV Series Carl Weathers
ER 2008 TV Series Louie Taylor
Phoo Action 2008 TV Movie Chief Benjamin Benson
The Comebacks 2007 Freddie Wiseman
The Shield 2003-2007 TV Series Joe Clark
The Sasquatch Gang 2006 Dr. Artimus Snodgrass
Alien Siege 2005 TV Movie General Skyler
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction 2005 Video Game Colonel Samuel Garrett (voice)
Balto III: Wings of Change 2004 Video Kirby (voice)
Eight Crazy Nights 2002 GNC Guy (voice)
Little Nicky 2000 Chubbs (uncredited)
Elevator Seeking 1999 Video William
Assault on Death Mountain 1999 TV Movie Roy Brown
Assault on Devil's Island 1997 TV Movie Roy Brown
Happy Gilmore 1996 Chubbs
In the Heat of the Night 1993-1995 TV Series Chief Hampton Forbes Inspector Hampton Forbes
OP Center 1995 TV Movie Gen. Mike Rodgers
Street Justice 1991-1993 TV Series Adam Beaudreaux
Hurricane Smith 1992 Billy 'Hurricane' Smith
Tour of Duty 1989-1990 TV Series Col. Brewster Col. Carl Brewster Colonel Brewster
Dangerous Passion 1990 TV Movie Kyle Western
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl 1989 Video short Carl Weathers (uncredited)
Action Jackson 1988 Sgt. Jericho 'Action' Jackson
Predator 1987 Dillon
Fortune Dane 1986 TV Series Fortune Dane
The Defiant Ones 1986 TV Movie Cullen Monroe
Rocky IV 1985 Apollo Creed
Braker 1985 TV Movie Lieutenant Harry Braker
Rocky III 1982 Apollo Creed
Death Hunt 1981 Sundog
Rocky II 1979 Apollo Creed
Force 10 from Navarone 1978 Weaver
The Bermuda Depths 1978 TV Movie Eric
Semi-Tough 1977 Dreamer Tatum
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 Military Police
The Hostage Heart 1977 TV Movie Bateman Hooks
Tales of the Unexpected 1977 TV Mini-Series Dalby
The Streets of San Francisco 1977 TV Series Officer Hague
Delvecchio 1977 TV Series Sgt. Bell
Serpico 1976 TV Series Snake
Barnaby Jones 1976 TV Series Jack Hopper
Starsky and Hutch 1976 TV Series Al Martin
Rocky 1976 Apollo
McCloud 1976 TV Series Officer Delaney
Friday Foster 1975 Yarbro
Bronk 1975 TV Series
Switch 1975 TV Series Lt. Gifford
Cannon 1975 TV Series Dan Holloway
The Six Million Dollar Man 1975 TV Series Stolar
S.W.A.T. 1975 TV Series Ed
The Four Deuces 1975 Taxi cab driver
Bucktown 1975 Hambone
Kung Fu 1975 TV Series Bad Sam
Good Times 1975 TV Series Calvin Brooks
Magnum Force 1973 Demonstrator (uncredited)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Always Night 2013 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
ABC/TTV Micro-Mini Series 2004 TV Mini-Series short episode "Not Now, Kitty"
For the People 2002 TV Series 1 episode
Sheena 2001 TV Series 3 episodes
18 Wheels of Justice 2000-2001 TV Series 3 episodes
Strong Medicine 2001 TV Series 1 episode
Pensacola: Wings of Gold 1999-2000 TV Series 2 episodes
Silk Stalkings 1993-1997 TV Series 8 episodes
Renegade 1995 TV Series 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Faction Guerrilla 2009 Video Game voice-over director
Transformers: The Game 2007 Video Game voice-over director
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat 2005 Video Game voice director: USA
Catwoman: The Game 2004 Video Game dialogue director

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Always Night 2013 TV Mini-Series producer - 1 episode
Fortune Dane 1986 TV Series supervising producer - 1 episode
The Defiant Ones 1986 TV Movie co-producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Gilmore 1996 performer: "We've Only Just Begun"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Iron and Beyond 2002 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary filming Himself
Teens Wanna Know 2015 TV Series Himself
Unsung Hollywood 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebrity Poker Live 2012 TV Series Himself
Biography 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Jace Hall Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Island Summer Celebrity Sports Invitational 2009 TV Movie Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself
In the Ring 2006 Video documentary Himself
The Opponents 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Tribute to Burgess Meredith 2006 Video documentary short Himself (voice)
The Contender 2005 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1988-2003 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Various
Iron and Beyond 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Co-star: Predator
If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Predator: Classified Action 2001 Video short Himself
Predator: Old Painless 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Predator: The Life Inside 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Predator: The Unseen Arnold 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary Himself (segment "Liberian Girl")
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1988 TV Series Himself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Effects Editing
The 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1982 TV Series Himself
The John Davidson Show 1980-1981 TV Series Himself
The 6th People's Choice Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Accepting Favourite Motion Picture Award
The Mike Douglas Show 1977-1980 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself
NFL Monday Night Football 1970 TV Series Himself - Oakland Raiders Linebacker

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coffee Time me ta Asteria tou Leo 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Apollo Creed
Rude Tube 2011 TV Series Dillon
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series Apollo Creed
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series Apollo Creed
Century of Black Cinema 2003 Video documentary Himself
Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Toy Story of Terror (2013)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Toy Story of Terror (2013) · Tom Hanks
· Tim Allen
· Joan Cusack
· Timothy Dalton
· Stephen Tobolowsky
· Wallace Shawn
· Don Rickles
· Kristen Schaal
· Kate McKinnon
· Lori Alan
· Peter Sohn
· Dawnn Lewis
· Emily Hahn
· Ken Marino


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#Quote
1 I majored in theater at San Diego State. My one eye was on football, and my other eye was on Hollywood.
2 When I start to get that few pounds, which I try to monitor, then I just pull back. So it's really just being conscious.
3 I really try to take care of myself. I really put forth the effort to make a regimen just a part of my life. When I can't, for instance if I'm in a location someplace and I can't work out because of the schedule of the picture or whatever it is, as much as I normally do when I'm home, I still do something.
4 I've been fortunate. I've worked in a lot of things where I had those kinds of experiences with actors who were perceived as very macho guys, everybody from Lee Marvin to Charlie Bronson to Harrison Ford to Robert Shaw.
5 I've made some films for the military that are teaching things like cultural awareness and leadership issues, that sort of stuff. And try to, in essence, look at what training they're doing and say, 'This is how you can improve the training from a humanistic point of view.'
6 "My first love was acting. I went to Sidney Poitier films as a kid. I sat in the theater and dreamed of being an actor".


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