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Hoyt Axton

Hoyt Axton

Full Name Hoyt Axton
Date of Birth March 25, 1938
Date of Death 1999-10-26
Birthplace Duncan
Birth City Oklahoma
Country United States
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Hoyt Axton Biography

Hoyt Axton is one of the most popular and richest Folk Singer who was born on March 25, 1938 in Duncan, Oklahoma, United States. Folk musician, best known for Joy to the World (and The Pusher). He was a prominent figure in the 1960s.

He appeared in Gremlins with He was in the 1984 film Gremlins with Phoebe Cates., 1984.

In 1997, he married Deborah Hawkins, his fourth wife. Mae Boren Axton was his mother, and co-wrote Heartbreak Hotel. This was Elvis Presley’s first major hit.

NameHoyt Axton
First NameHoyt
Last NameAxton
OccupationFolk Singer
BirthdayMarch 25
Birth Year1938
Place of BirthDuncan
Home TownOklahoma
Birth CountryUnited States
Birth SignPisces
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseDeborah Hawkins , Donna Roberts , Kathryn Roberts
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Hoyt Axton Net Worth

Hoyt Axton is one of the richest Folk Singer from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Hoyt Axton's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

He attended Oklahoma State University.

Eight years after his death, he was inducted into Oklahoma Country Music Hall of Fame.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeFolk Singer
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Hoyt Axton's Height & Physical Stats

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WeightNot Known
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
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Who is Hoyt Axton Dating?

According to our records, Hoyt Axton married to Deborah Hawkins , Donna Roberts , Kathryn Roberts. As of February 1, 2024, Hoyt Axton’s is not dating anyone.

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Facts & Trivia

Hoyt Ranked on the list of most popular Folk Singer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. Hoyt Axton celebrates birthday on March 25 of every year.

What happened Hoyt Axton?

Singer, songwriter and movie actor Hoyt Axton died today at age 61. He suffered a heart attack while undergoing surgery for another heart attack suffered two weeks ago. Axton wrote songs for Three Dog Night, Ringo Starr and others.

Was Hoyt Axton in Forrest Gump?

Hoyt Axton was born on March 25, 1938 in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA. He is known for Gremlins (1984), Forrest Gump (1994) and The Big Chill (1983).

How old was Hoyt Axton when he died?

61 years (1938–1999)

Is Hoyt Axton still alive?

October 26, 1999

Was Hoyt Axton married?


Key Events

  1. Hoyt Wayne Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor..

  2. Axton's father, John Thomas Axton, was a naval officer stationed in Jacksonville, Florida; the family joined him there in 1949. .

  3. Lee High School in 1956 and left town after Knauer's Hardware Store burned down on graduation night, a prank gone wrong..

  4. In the early 1960s, he released his first folk album, The Balladeer (recorded at The Troubadour), which included his song "Greenback Dollar"..

  5. Axton released numerous albums throughout the 1960s and '70s..

  6. He became prominent in the early 1960s, establishing himself on the West Coast as a folk singer with an earthy style and powerful voice..

  7. It became a 1963 hit for The Kingston Trio..

  8. Wolper ABC production of The Story of a Folksinger (1963)..

  9. In 1965, he was in an episode of Bonanza where he sang duets with Pernell Roberts..

  10. In 1966, he made his film debut in the film Smoky playing the role of Fred Denton, the evil brother of the character played by actor Fess Parker. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s through his film roles, including The Black Stallion (1979), Heart Like a Wheel (1983), and Gremlins (1984)..

  11. Axton sang the jingle "The Ballad of Big Mac", touting McDonald's Big Mac onscreen in a 1969 commercial he filmed for the hamburger franchise, as well as "Head For the Mountains" in voice-overs for Busch Beer in the 1980s..

  12. Axton sang duets with Linda Ronstadt on the songs "Lion in the Winter" and "When the Morning Comes" (a top-40 country hit), and with Tanya Tucker on "You Taught Me How To Cry." His composition "Joy to the World", as performed by Three Dog Night, was number one on the charts for six straight weeks in 1971, making it the top hit of the year..

  13. Axton also contributed songs for the films The Legend of Hillbilly John (1972), Buster and Billie (1974) and Mitchell (1975). .

  14. He produced Tales From The Ozone, a 1975 album by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, and he had many minor hits of his own, such as "Boney Fingers", "When the Morning Comes", and 1979's "Della and the Dealer"..

  15. Several songs for the 1977 film Outlaw Blues were composed by Axton and sung by Peter Fonda..

  16. His television appearances included WKRP In Cincinnati (1979) and Diff'rent Strokes (1984, 1985)..

  17. He was a prolific character actor, appearing in dozens of film and television roles over several decades, memorably as a father figure in a number of films, including The Black Stallion (1979) and Gremlins (1984). .

  18. In 1980, he sang the theme song to the short-lived series Flo, and he appeared in the episode "You Gotta Have Hoyt"..

  19. Axton also showed up as the narrator for two documentaries of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Race in 1982 and 1983 called Desperate Dreams. .

  20. The Rousters was a short-lived television comedy adventure series (1983) with Axton as 'Cactus' Jack Slade..

  21. He appeared in a Pizza Hut commercial in 1985, and in a TV spot for FTD Florists with Merlin Olsen in 1989..

  22. In the mid-1990s, Axton was chosen to host and narrate the profile series Life and Times on The Nashville Network, in which a different country music figure was spotlighted each hour..

  23. In 1992 Axton narrated "The Alaska Highway: 1942-1992," a documentary on the history of the Alaska Highway which was produced by public television station KAKM of Anchorage and shown nationally on PBS..

  24. His wife later explained that she offered Axton marijuana to relieve his pain and stress following his 1995 stroke..

  25. He was a proponent of medical marijuana use for many years until his wife Deborah and he were arrested in February 1997 at their Montana home for possession of about 500 g (1.1 lb) of marijuana..

  26. Axton died at age 61 at his home in Victor, Montana, on October 26, 1999, after suffering two heart attacks in two weeks..

  27. On November 1, 2007, Axton and his mother Mae were both inducted posthumously into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in Muskogee, Oklahoma..