Actors who are performing musicians ?

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  1. Anthony Gring

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    Jeff Bridges and The Abiders

    Kevin Costner Modern West

    are two that come to mind.

    Others ? What's your take ?

    Discuss.....
     
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    Billy Bob Thorton, Jered Leto, Kevin Bacon, Russell Crowe, Jason Schwartzman, Dennis Quaid, Johnny Depp, Zooey Deschanel, Kristin Chenoweth, on and on, and there are lots of musicians turned actors,

    I think a lot of the same skills and mindset make one successful at both endeavors.
     
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    Id have to be pretty impressed to become a fan of their music. Im less likely to cut them slack. I love Depp as an actor but think he looks like he shops at a very exclusive store to get that thrift store rock star look. Basicly think he looks dumb trying to look uber cool.

    I checked out karate guy and did not care for it. Gwen Paltrow? Idk.
     
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    I think Steven Segal is one too.
     
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    Michael Moriarty is a jazz pianist. I just happened to catch him a couple of times, more or less by accident, back in New York and I remember him being quite good. Jeff Goldblum plays jazz piano as well, but he's not all that good IMHO and probably only gets away with it because he's Jeff Goldblum.

    Woody Allen is quite an accomplished clarinet player.
     
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    Don't forget Robert Downey singing with Sting!

    And there's Zoey Deschanel with She and Him.

    As many names that have been posted, there are others we've not considered. Katy Sagal comes to mind now that I am into SoA on Netflix.
     
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    Karate guy. Couldnt remember his namem
     
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    Doesnt Jimmy Kimmel play?
     
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    Aikido actually... :)
     
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    I always think of her as a musician first and actor second.
     
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    Richard Gere is a helluva piano player. His guitar collection was featured in one of the guitar magazines. Martin Mull, jazz guitar. Gary Burghoff (Radar in MASH) plays drums. John Stamos plays drums(?) Jamie Foxx plays piano (check out "Ray") and do I even have to mention Jerry Reed.
     
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