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Russ Kunkel

Biography

Famous drummer Russell Kunkel, better referred to as Russ, is a area of the music world for a lot more than two unforgettable decades. Serving simply because drummer, or even simply because producer, Kunkel provides made an appearance and performed with best musical performers in nearly every genre and design known to enthusiasts, including Sydney Forest, Stevie Nicks, Wynonna Judd, Aaron Neville, Dan Fogelberg, Adam Taylor, the Bee Gees, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Buffet, B. B. Ruler, Bob Segar, Carly Simon, and several, numerous others. Kunkel in addition has been highlighted in, and been in the cover of, journals such as Contemporary Drummer.

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Full Name Russ Kunkel
Date Of Birth September 27, 1948
Profession Actor, Drummer, Music Producer, Session musician, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Spouse Nicolette Larson
Children Nathaniel Kunkel, Elsie May Larson-Kunkel
Music Groups The Section
Music Songs Doing The Meatball, Smilin' Ed, Mah-Hoo-Dah-Vah, Same Old Same Old, Forward Motion, Sporadic Vacuums Of Thought, Zippo Dippo, A Kind of Albatross, Baby Lame', El Mirador Bolero, Burning Bush, Bullet Train, One Drum, The Garden Of Ryoanji, Out of the Ether, Second Degree, Get Down, Pildown, The Thing What Is, Believe, Same Story, Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Biding My Time, Didn't Think It Would Turn Out Bad, Holy Frijoles, Get Down, Piltdown, The Entity, Temple Clench, Across the Night, Beauty & The Bass, Swan Song, Boiler Room
Movies Funny People, Smooth Talk, Certain Fury, This Is Spinal Tap


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1 Father-in-law of J.C. Brandy.
2 Ex-brother-in-law of Cass Elliot.
3 Has a son, Nathaniel Kunkel, with his ex-wife, Leah Kunkel.
4 Has a daughter, Elsie May Larson-Kunkel, with his wife, Nicolette Larson.
5 A drummer and producer who has worked as a session musician.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Darling Companion 2012 musician: drums
TMNT 2007 musician: drums / musician: featured drums
Clockstoppers 2002 musician: drums
Dr. T & the Women 2000 musician: drums
The Unknown Cyclist 1998 performer: drums and percussion
Catwalk 1992-1993 TV Series music - 8 episodes
Straight Talk 1992 musician: drums - uncredited
Arachnophobia 1990 music arranger: songs / musician: drums
Road House 1989 musician: drums
Heartburn 1986 music producer / music recordist
Certain Fury 1985 music producer
Coast to Coast 1980 musician: drums

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Unknown Cyclist 1998 writer: "Just When Blues"
Moment by Moment 1978 "Everybody Needs Love"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Meilleur espoir féminin 2000 writer: "N'oubliez jamais"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Funny People 2009 Russ Kunkel
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 Eric 'Stumpy Joe' Childs

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smooth Talk 1985
Certain Fury 1985

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters 2011-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
You've Got a Friend: The Carole King Story 2015 TV Movie Himself
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years 2014 Himself
The Marty Stuart Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Drummer
Troubadours 2011 Documentary Himself
Stevie Nicks in Concert 1982 TV Movie Himself-Drums
Linda Ronstadt in Concert 1980 TV Movie Himself - Drums
Saturday Night Live 1977-1979 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Support: Drummer

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