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Billie Joe Armstrong and Other Rockers Turned Actors

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong celebrates his birthday today (February 17), and in addition to Green Day releasing their new studio album Revolution Radio last year, Armstrong also added a couple more credits to his IMDb page.

Of course, he’s not the first rock star who’s caught the acting bug.  In honor of Armstrong’s birthday, here’s a few other actors with some notable film/TV credits.

Billie Joe Armstrong

Armstrong made the leap to leading man in 2016 in the indie film Ordinary World, where he plays a dad who throws a birthday party for himself in an effort to get his edge back.

Ordinary World Official Trailer #1 (2016) Billie Joe Armstrong Comedy Movie HD

Ordinary World Trailer 1 (2016) Billie Joe Armstrong Comedy Movie HD [Official Trailer]



The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist has had a number of film credits over the year, but his most popular turn on the silver screen would have to be as Needles in Back to the Future Part II.

Back to the Future Part 2 (6/12) Movie CLIP - Future Marty Is Terminated (1989) HD

Back to the Future Part II movie clips: BUY THE MOVIE: Don't miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: CLIP DESCRIPTION: When future Marty (Michael J. Fox) is goaded into a shady transaction, he loses his job.


Courtney Love

Love’s been able to string together a pretty good acting resume over the years, with critically acclaimed turns in 1999’s Man on the Moon and even being nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in 1996’s  The People vs. Larry Flynt. Recently, she’s guest stared on Fox’s Empire.

Close Up: Courtney Love as "Elle Dallas" | Season 1 | EMPIRE

Courtney Love and Taraji P. Henson talk about Courtney playing troubled singer Elle Dallas. Watch this episode, "Out Damned Spot", on FOX NOW!


Jack White

Who could forget White as Elvis Presley in the music biopic spoof Walk Hard:  The Dewey Cox Story?  Honestly, his impression is pretty good.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)