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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Musician Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs onstage during the 2017 Global Citizen Festival: For Freedom. For Justice. For All. in Central Park on September 23, 2017 in New York City. at Central Park on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong celebrates his birthday today (February 17), and in addition to business with Green Day, the frontman has been scoring more acting roles in recent years.

Of course, he’s not the first rock star who’s caught the acting bug.  In honor of Armstrong’s birthday, here are a few other musicians 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.


James Hetfield

The Metallica frontman makes his acting debut in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile. The film explores the relationship between serial killer Ted Bundy and his girlfriend, played by Zac Efron and Lily Collins, respectively.

Hetfield plays Officer Bob Hayward, the first law enforcement officer to arrest Bundy. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and was recently purchased by Netflix.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist has had a wide variety of film and television credits over the years. His most recent film role came in 2018’s Boy Erased.

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Courtney Love

Love’s acting resume includes 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. In 2017, she played Kitty Menendez in the Lifetime Original Movie Menendez: Blood Brothers.

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Jack White

White might not have a lengthy acting resume, but he makes his screentime count. Who could forget White as Elvis Presley in the music biopic spoof Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story?

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

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