10 Famous Actors Who Are Also Famous-ish Musicians

Steve Martin – Steep Canyon Rangers


Actor and stand-up comedian Steve Martin has devoted most of his life to the movies and comedy, but in addition to that he had several notable performances with American bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers In 2013, the Steep Canyon Rangers’ solo album Nobody Knows You won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. Steve martin also plays the banjo professionally, which includes recording and touring with various bluegrass acts. In 2002 he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance (along with Earl Scruggs). After that he released his first solo music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, and in 2009, he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.

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Steve Martin has spent most of his career as a writer, actor, but is recognized and remembered mostly for his contribution to comedy. During the 70s and 80s he appeared on SNL and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and then skyrocketed to comedy fame thanks to a number of memorable live stand-up performances in 1978 and 1979. During that same year Martin co-wrote the movie, The Jerk, which grossed over $100 million on a budget of approximately $4 million. He gave critically acclaimed performances in movies, which includes All of Me (1984), and of course continued to direct, write and act in countless Hollywood movies.