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Frank Diez

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Nearly 3 decades after he awed fans of progressive jazz-fusion band Emergency along with his Jimi Hendrix-influenced guitar playing, Frank Diez remains among Germany’s top instrumentalists. Performing with German guitarist Peter Maffay’s music group Atlantis since 1974, Diez offers continuing to collaborate with ex-Alexis Korner bassist Colin Hodgkinson, with whom he offers performed several thousand displays and documented four CDs because the Electric powered Blues Duo. Liberating a solo recording, Stranded on Dream Isle, with help from Hodgkinson and pianist/keyboardist and drummer Wolfgang Dalheimer; in 2001 he toured with guitarist Alex Conti. Diez continues to be involved with a great many other tasks aswell. He documented an recording, Daybreak, with ex-Emergency vocalist Peter Bischof in 1975, and created a music group, Ihre Kinder “YOUR KIDS” with important violinist Klaus Kinski (1926-1991). In the past due ’70s, he caused Eric Burdon as maker and instrumentalist.

Quick Facts


Full Name Frank Diez
Date Of Birth November 2, 1950
Music Songs Stranded On Fantasy Island, Theme For An Imaginary Love Song, Cezannes Secret, Ramses Calling, Transsylvanian Cobwebs, Goin' Down Fast, Single Lane Highway, Paul Et Virginie, Wooden Heart, Berlin Blues, Top of the Hill, Chateau D'if, Death of J. B. Lenoir, You Ain't Nothin' But Fine, Black Espandrillos, Down, Down, and Down, I Ain't Got You, Tiger Balm, Ju Ju Man, I'm Not Talking, Skyman, Salon Imaginaire, Juniors Wailing, Daybreak, Who Knows, What Are You Waiting For, Stealing the Show, 'Til Your Lovin', I Just Killed a Stranger, Stars in My Eyes
Albums Armageddon, Tränengas, Newborn Man, Berlin Blues, Stranded On Fantasy Island
Movies Lethal Obsession


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#Fact
1 Performing a concert in Melbourne Australia in which tickets sold out in under 5 minutes [August 2010]
2 He was at the filming location of his brother's upcoming sixth Rocky movie. [January 2006]
3 Appeared at resorts in Atlantic City! This event celebrated Don Rickles' 50th year in show business. [April 2006]
4 An avid hunter. He has participated in the Chevrolet Celebrity Quail Hunt for several years.
5 Former brother-in-law of Brigitte Nielsen, Markus Schaub and Louis D'Alto.
6 On March 30th 1969 Peace Vibrations Concert of Frank's band Valentine at the Irvine Auditorium in New York.
7 He is a bachelor.
8 Brother-in-law of Jennifer Flavin.
9 Son of Jackie Stallone and Frank Stallone.
10 Half brother of Toni D'Alto and Dante Alexander Stallone.
11 Cousin of Paul Dion Monte.
12 Uncle of Sage Stallone, Seargeoh Stallone, Sophia Rose Stallone, Sistine Rose Stallone, Scarlet Rose Stallone, and Edmund D'Alto.
13 Brother of Sylvester Stallone
14 Sang the hit song, "Far From Over" from the Staying Alive (1983) soundtrack. Song hit the top ten!


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Veterans Day 2017 pre-production Rick Donatello
The Sex Trip 2016 Frank Stallone
Transformers: Robots in Disguise 2015-2016 TV Series Thunderhooof Thunderhoof
Hardin 2015 Jack Helm
Reach Me 2014 Ben
Glory Days 2014/I John Stinger
ChupaCobra 2013 Short Frank Stallone
Operation Belvis Bash 2013 Jean Valjean
Night Claws 2012 Testi
The Duplicate 2012 Short Joe Sutton
Hitting on Destiny 2011 Short Guardian Agnel
Bad Ass 2010 Tommaso
American Mobster 2010 Uncle Tony
Taken by Force 2010 Schultz
Z Rock 2009 TV Series
Fred Claus 2007 Frank Stallone
Rocky Balboa 2006 Dinner Patron (as Frank Stallone Jr.)
Angels with Angles 2005 Elvis Presley
Yes, Dear 2004 TV Series Trainer
My Big Fat Greek Life 2003 TV Series Spiro
Life with Bonnie 2003 TV Series Nicky Deuce
Hitters 2002 Spilotri
Resurrection Blvd. 2001 TV Series
Walker, Texas Ranger 1999-2001 TV Series Frank Bishop / B.J. Ronson
Get Carter 2000 Man at Funeral (uncredited)
Movie Stars 1999-2000 TV Series Frank Stallone
Mike Hammer, Private Eye 1998 TV Series Johnny Dive
Cybill 1998 TV Series Walkie Talkie
Doublecross on Costa's Island 1997 Marty Moretti
Ground Rules 1997
Strange Wilderness 1997 Old Man
The Good Life 1997 Joe
Total Force 1997 Jack O'Hara
The Naked Truth 1997 TV Series Frankie
Billy Lone Bear 1996
The Garbage Man 1996
Public Enemies 1996 Video Alvin Karpis
Taken Alive 1995 Marty Moretti
Lethal Cowboy 1995 Frank
Tombstone 1993 Ed Bailey
Tales from the Crypt 1993 TV Series Tony Rogers
Legend of the Roller Blade Seven 1992 The Black Knight
Return of the Roller Blade Seven 1992 Black Knight
The Roller Blade Seven 1991 Black Knight
Lethal Games 1991 Mac Richards
Hudson Hawk 1991 Cesar Mario
True Blue 1990 TV Series
Easy Kill 1989 Frank Davies / Alex Anderson
Prime Suspect 1989 Gene Chambers
The Masque of the Red Death 1989 Duke
Terror in Beverly Hills 1989 Hack Stone
Ten Little Indians 1989 Captain Lombard
Diamonds 1989 TV Series Alonzo Perry
Order of the Eagle 1989 Mr. Quill
Heart of Midnight 1988 Ledray
Killing Blue 1988 Jack Miskowski
Fear 1988 Armitage
Crossing the Mob 1988 TV Movie Anthony D'Amato
Take Two 1988 Ted Marvin
Miami Vice 1988 TV Series Billy
Outlaw Force 1988 Grady Purella
Death Feud 1987 Joe
Death Blow: A Cry for Justice 1987 Walter Taggert
Barfly 1987 Eddie
The Pink Chiquitas 1987 Tony Mareda Jr.
Staying Alive 1983 Carl
Hotline 1982 TV Movie Barnie
Rocky III 1982 Singer / Opponent
It's a Living 1982 TV Series Police Officer
Rocky II 1979 Singer
Paradise Alley 1978 Singer
Rocky 1976 Streetcorner Singer (as Frank Stallone Jr.)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Reach Me 2014 performer: "Bring It On", "Carry On", "Way of Love" / producer: "Bring It On", "Carry On", "Way of Love" / writer: "Bring It On", "Carry On", "Way of Love"
Operation Belvis Bash 2013 performer: "Les Mis Episode One" / producer: "Kabul Wobble", "What He Said", "Les Mis Episode One", "Nice and Pretty", "Man in Black", "Love Man", "That Boy Could Play"
The Expendables 2 2012 performer: "Don't Want To Fight With Me" / writer: "Don't Want To Fight With Me"
Turbocharge: The Unauthorized Story of The Cars 2008 writer: "Far From Over"
Rocky Balboa 2006 performer: "Take You Back", "Get Up", "You Wake Up the Heart in Me" / writer: "Take You Back", "Get Up", "You Wake Up the Heart in Me"
Rocky V 1990 lyrics: "Take You Back Home Sweet Home" / music: "Take You Back Home Sweet Home"
Heart of Midnight 1988 performer: "She's My Guiding Light" / writer: "She's My Guiding Light"
Hot Splash 1988 performer: "Let The Love Begin"
Over the Top 1987 performer: "Bad Night" / producer: "Bad Night" / writer: "Bad Night"
The Pink Chiquitas 1987 performer: "Like a Legend in My Time", "I Did the Wrong Thing To the Right Girl", "Nobody Told Me", "You and I", "Flame", "She's Hot', "Pink Chiquita", "Everywhere You Go"
The Road to Freedom: L. Ron Hubbard and Friends 1986 Video documentary short "The Evil Purpose", "The Road to Freedom", "The ARC Song"
The Devil Wears White 1986 performer: "Love Theme from The Devil Wears White"
Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985 lyrics: "Peace in Our Life" / music: "Peace in Our Life" / performer: "Peace in Our Life"
Making the Grade 1984 writer: "Far From Over"
Fame 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Staying Alive 1983 performer: "Far From Over", "Hope We Never Change", "Waking Up", "Moody Girl", "I'm Never Gonna Give You Up" / producer: "Royale Theater Show", "Hope We Never Change", "Waking Up", "Moody Girl", "Finding Out The Hard Way", "The Winning End" / writer: "Far From Over", "Royale Theater Show", "Hope We Never Change", "Waking Up", "Moody Girl", "Finding Out The Hard Way", "I'm Never Gonna Give You Up", "The Winning End"
Rocky III 1982 lyrics: "Pushin" / performer: "Pushin", "Take You Back" / writer: "Take You Back", "Take You Back" uncredited
Rocky II 1979 lyrics: "STREET SCAT", "TWO KINDS OF LOVE" / music: "STREET SCAT", "TWO KINDS OF LOVE"
Paradise Alley 1978 performer: "Angel Voice", "Please Be Someone to Me" / writer: "Angel Voice", "Please Be Someone to Me"
Rocky 1976 lyrics: "Take Me Back" / music: "Take Me Back"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Operation Belvis Bash 2013 associate producer
The Duplicate 2012 Short executive producer

Casting Department

Casting Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Contender 2005 TV Series casting consultant

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Operation Belvis Bash 2013 music producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic 2017 Documentary special thanks pre-production
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary special thanks post-production

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Flag: Documentary 2015 Video documentary short completed Himself
Faith 2016/I Himself
Midway USA's Gun Stories 2016 TV Series Himself
Lord of the Freaks 2015 Documentary Himself
The Heller Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Safest Place on Earth 2015 Documentary Himself
Rock N' Roll Stories 2014 TV Series Himself
World's Dumbest 2010-2013 TV Series Himself
16th Annual Prism Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Biography 2005-2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
AKA Private 2011 Documentary Himself
Actors Entertainment 2010 TV Series Himself
The 7PM Project 2010 TV Series Himself
The Greatest 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - #92: 'Far From Over'
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 2009 TV Series Himself
The Florence Henderson Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling 2008 TV Series Himself
Aus alt mach neu - Brigitte Nielsen in der Promi-Beauty-Klinik 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Himself
What I Learned About... From the Movies 2007 TV Series Himself
Identity 2007 TV Series Himself - Stranger
American Cannibal 2006 Documentary Himself
The Contender 2005 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern 1998 TV Series Himself
When Stars Were Kids 1994 TV Movie Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1990-1992 TV Series Himself
Evening Magazine 1988 TV Series Himself
Dance Party USA 1986 TV Series Himself
The Road to Freedom: L. Ron Hubbard and Friends 1986 Video documentary short Himself - Featured Performer, Vocals (songs "The Evil Purpose" / "The Road to Freedom" / "The ARC Song')
Solid Gold 1984 TV Series Himself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Himself
Wetten, dass..? 1983 TV Series Singer
New American Bandstand 1965 1983 TV Series Himself
Lynda Carter: Street Life 1982 TV Movie Himself
The Midnight Special 1981 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1977-1978 TV Series Himself - Musician / Himself / Himself - Actor
Dinah! 1977 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic 2017 Documentary pre-production
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary post-production
Eckis Welt 2007 Documentary Himself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater 1995 TV Series

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Original Song Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) · Peter Schless
· Jerry Goldsmith

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Staying Alive (1983) · Vince DiCola
1984 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Staying Alive (1983) · Bruce Stephen Foster
· Roy Freeland
· Vince DiCola
· Thomas Marolda
· Joe Esposito
· Tommy Faragher
· Barry Gibb
· Maurice Gibb
· Robin Gibb

TitleSalary
The Pink Chiquitas (1987) $40,000


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