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Sting (aka Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, activist, actor and philanthropist. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist of the rock band The Police. Sting has varied his musical style throughout his career, incorporating distinct elements of jazz, reggae, classical, new age, and worldbeat into his music. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, and an Oscar nomination for the best song. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Oct 2, 1951 In Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sting Live At Irving Plaza
Latest Project:
Movie CMT Crossroads: Sting and Vince Gill 2025
Known For
Poster of Reel Stories
Poster of Brüno
Poster of Bee Movie
Poster of Dune
Movie CMT Crossroads: Sting and Vince Gill Himself 2025
Movie Sting Live At Irving Plaza 2025
Movie Sting - Grenzgänger Und Freigeist Musician 2023
Movie Beware The Groove: The Making Of A Cult Classic Self (archive footage) 2023-03-03
Movie Sting - Live at iHeartRadio Unknown 2023
Movie Wham! Self (archive footage) 2023-06-27
Movie The Book of Solutions Himself 2023-09-13
Movie Zucchero | Sugar Fornaciari Self 2023-10-23
Movie Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story Self 2023-08-31
Movie Homeward Bound: A Grammy Salute to the Songs of Paul Simon Self 2022-09-06
Movie Sting : My Songs au château de Chambord Unknown 2022-11-16
Movie 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2022-11-19
Movie Under the Volcano Self 2021-03-20
Movie Mylène Farmer : Les Clips L'Intégrale (1999-2020) Sting 2021-06-18
Movie Legacy Narrator (English) 2021-01-26
Movie Great North: A Run. A River. A Region. Self 2021-09-08
Movie Kaamelott: The First Chapter Horsa 2021-07-21
Movie Lindisfarne’s Geordie Genius: The Alan Hull Story Self 2021-11-26
Movie Sting au Panthéon (50 ans de FIP) self 2021-10-06
Series Only Murders in the Building Sting 2021-08-31
Movie Space Songs: Through the Distance Self 2020-04-30
Movie The Go-Go's Self (archive footage) 2020-01-24
Movie Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics Self 2020-05-11
Series Mylène Farmer, l’Ultime Création 2020-09-25
Movie Herb Alpert Is... Self 2020-10-02
Movie Le Grand Concert Unis pour le Liban Self 2020-10-01
Movie Citizens Of Boomtown: The Story of the Boomtown Rats Himself 2020-05-23
Movie I Want My MTV Self 2019-05-01
Movie The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration Himself 2019-11-28
Movie Sting & Shaggy au Château d'Hérouville Himself 2019-05-03
Movie Eric Burdon: Rock´n´Roll Animal Self 2019-08-09
Movie Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen Self - Performer 2018-01-03
Movie Ruben Blades Is Not My Name Self 2018-03-18
Series Reel Stories Self / Guest Star 2018-08-31
Movie Gurrumul Himself 2018-04-26
Movie The Dark Side of The Sun Narrator 2017-02-11
Series Brian Johnson's A Life on the Road Himself 2017-04-28
Movie Sting: Beyond The Police Self - Musician 2017-08-18
Movie Sting: A Free Man Himself 2017-09-08
Movie Sting: Live at the Olympia Paris Self - vocals, bass, guitar 2017-08-18
Movie Pavarotti, Birth of a Pop Star Self 2017-09-06
Movie Sonic Sea Self 2016-04-22
Movie Zoolander 2 Sting 2016-02-06
Movie Attenborough at 90 Self 2016-05-08
Movie Sting - Live at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2016 Unknown 2016-09-24
Movie Sting au Bataclan HimSelf 2016-11-13
Movie Rock'n'roll... Of Corse! Himself 2016-09-21
Movie Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People Self 2016-06-15
Movie Jaco 2015-03-17
Movie Biggest Band Break Ups and Make Ups Self 2015-04-10
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self 2015-09-08
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Movie John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly Self 2014-04-06
Movie Sting: When the Last Ship Sails (Live at the Public Theater) Himself, host, vocals, acoustic guitar, bass 2014-09-19
Movie Iain Goes Inside the Last Ship Self 2014-12-17
Movie Bruce Springsteen A MusiCares Tribute Self 2014-04-25
Movie 2013 Blu-Ray Music Demo Disc 1 Self 2013-01-01
Movie 20 Feet from Stardom Self 2013-06-14
Series The Michael J. Fox Show Unknown 2013-09-26
Series Finding Your Roots Self 2012-03-24
Movie Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police Self 2012-11-09
Movie Radioman Self 2012-12-07
Series Life's Too Short Sting 2011-11-10
Movie Sting Festival de Viña del Mar Himself 2011-02-25
Movie Sting - 25 Years Vocal, Bass ... 2011-09-26
Movie Still Bill Self 2010-01-27
Movie Hope for Haiti Now Self 2010-01-02
Movie Sting: Live In Berlin Performer 2010-11-22
Movie 2012: Time for Change Self 2010-10-08
Movie Chris Botti in Boston 2009-03-31
Movie The Tribute to Pavarotti One Amazing Weekend in Petra Self 2009-02-24
Movie PoliWood Self 2009-07-03
Movie Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB Self 2009-04-24
Movie Brüno Self - 'Dove of Peace' 2009-07-08
Movie The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts Self 2009-11-29
Movie If on a Winter's Night ... Live from Durham Cathedral 2009-09-30
Movie Sting : A Winter's Night...Live From Durham Cathedral 2009-10-17
Movie Twin Spirits: Sting performs Schumann Robert Schumann 2009-09-29
Movie Pavarotti The Duets Self 2008-05-09
Movie The Police Rock in Rio - Live Madrid Unknown 2008-05-07
Series Markus Lanz Self 2008-06-03
Series NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Self - Vocals, Guitar 2008-04-22
Series Little Britain USA Unknown 2008-09-28
Movie VH1 Rock Honors: The Who Himself 2008-07-17
Movie The Police: Better Than Therapy Unknown 2008-11-11
Movie The Police: Certifiable Bass & Vocals 2008-11-11
Movie The Police: Live In Concert Tokyo 2008-08-08
Series The Graham Norton Show Self 2007-02-22
Movie The Police - Live in Rio 2007-01-01
Movie The Police - Greatest Video Hits 2007-03-30
Movie STING: The Journey & The Labyrinth Himself 2007-02-19
Movie Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out Self - The Police Member (archive footage) 2007-03-31
Movie Bee Movie Sting (voice) 2007-10-28
Movie Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who 2007-09-14
Movie Scott Walker: 30 Century Man Self 2007-04-27
Series Inas Nacht Self 2007-06-09
Series The One Show Self 2006-08-14
Movie Herbie Hancock: Possibilities Himself 2006-04-18
Series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Unknown 2006-09-18
Series Salut les Terriens ! Self (guest) 2006-11-04
Movie Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests 2006-10-17
Movie Live Aid: 20 Years Ago Today Himself 2005-07-13
Movie Live 8 Self 2005-11-07
Movie Sting: The Journey & The Labyrinth: The Music of John Dowland Himself 2004-07-02
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Music Edition Self 2004-09-20
Movie George Michael: A Different Story Self 2004-11-27
Movie Live Aid Self 2004-11-16
Series Miley's New Year's Eve Party Self - Musical Guest 2004-12-31
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Self 2004-12-09
Movie The Police - Every Breath You Take Bass & Vocals 2003-03-18
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Sting: Inside - The Songs of Sacred Love Bass / Guitar / Lead Vocals 2003-10-03
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Series CMT Crossroads Self 2002-01-13
Movie The Sweatbox Self 2002-09-13
Movie Chris Botti & Friends - Night Sessions: Live in Concert Self 2002-08-06
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes Self - Performer 2001-09-21
Movie The Police: Ghost in the Machine Tour - Live at Gateshead Himself 2001-10-01
Movie All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! Self 2001-04-06
Series Star Academy Self 2001-10-20
Movie Sting - All this Time Lead Singer 2001-12-04
Movie Being Mick Self 2001-11-22
Movie The Beatles Revolution Self 2000-11-17
Movie The Filth and the Fury Self (archive footage) 2000-03-29
Series TV Total Self 1999-03-08
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Self - Guest 1999-03-30
Series Rove Himself 1999-09-22
Movie Sting: The Brand New Day Tour: Live From The Universal Amphitheatre Vocals, Bass 1999-09-08
Movie Twentieth Century Blues: The Songs of Noël Coward Self 1999-07-20
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman Billy Idol 1998-01-01
Movie The Mighty The Balladeer 1998-06-01
Movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels JD 1998-08-28
Series Vivement dimanche Self 1998-09-20
Series Behind the Music Unknown 1997-08-17
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Movie The Very Best of Sting & The Police Unknown 1997-11-18
Movie An Audience with Elton John Self 1997-09-27
Movie Music for Montserrat Self 1997-09-15
Series TFI Friday Unknown 1996-02-09
Movie The Police ‎– Live Ghost In The Machine Vocals and Bass 1996-10-02
Movie The Police - Outlandos To Synchronicities Himself 1995-05-30
Movie The Grotesque Fledge 1995-09-09
Movie The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special Self 1995-10-27
Series MADtv Self 1995-10-14
Series TOTP2 Unknown 1994-09-17
Movie Sting ‎– Fields Of Gold - The Best Of Sting 1994-11-08
Series GMTV Self 1993-01-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Self - Guest 1993-09-13
Movie Take That Away! Himself 1993-11-01
Movie Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy Narrator (voice) 1993-12-26
Series The Larry Sanders Show Sting 1992-08-15
Movie Rolling Stone 25: The MTV Special Himself 1992-11-18
Movie Pavarotti & Friends Self 1992-09-27
Movie Branford Marsalis: Steep 1991-01-04
Movie Sting: MTV Unplugged Himself 1991-04-10
Movie Sting's 40th Birthday Celebration: Live from the Hollywood Bowl Vocals, Bass, Guitar 1991-10-01
Movie Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin Self - Guest 1991-10-01
Movie The Soul Cages Concert 1991-08-10
Movie Sting Unplugged Double bass / Vocals 1991-04-10
Movie Resident Alien Singer 1990-09-14
Series The Simpsons Sting (voice) 1989-12-17
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Movie Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute Self 1988-06-11
Movie Julia and Julia Daniel Hosler 1988-02-05
Series LIVE with Kelly and Mark Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Stormy Monday Finney 1988-05-01
Movie Bruce Springsteen - Human Rights Final - Buenos Aires Self 1988-10-15
Movie Human Rights Now 25th Anniversary Self - Musician 1988-10-14
Movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Heroic Officer 1988-12-07
Movie Peter Gabriel, Sting, & Bruce Springsteen - Human Rights Now! Self - Musician 1988-10-14
Movie Sting and Gil Evans: Strange Fruit vocal / electric bass 1987-01-01
Movie Brimstone and Treacle Martin Taylor 1987-08-25
Movie U2 & The Police: A Conspiracy of Hope 1986-06-15
Movie Ligmalion: Or How to Help Yourself in Self-Help Britain Machiavelli 1985-04-08
Movie Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Movie Sting: Bring on the Night Himself 1985-11-08
Movie The Bride Frankenstein 1985-08-16
Movie Plenty Mick 1985-09-20
Movie The Police: Synchronicity Concert Bass & Vocals 1984-08-27
Series Al TV Self (archive footage) 1984-04-01
Movie Dune Feyd Rautha 1984-12-14
Movie 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - The Story Of The Official Band Aid Video Self 1984-12-01
Movie Police in Montserrat Himself 1983-03-08
Movie The Police - Live In Oakland Vocals & Bass 1983-09-10
Series Champs-Elysées Self 1982-01-16
Movie The Police: Around The World Himself 1982-01-01
Series The Kenny Everett Television Show Unknown 1982-02-25
Movie Brimstone & Treacle Martin Taylor 1982-10-01
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself 1982-03-01
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Movie Artemis '81 Helith 1981-12-29
Movie Urgh! A Music War Himself 1981-11-07
Movie The Police: Live At Rockpalast Vocals and Bass 1980-01-11
Movie The Police: Live in Essen - Rockpalast 1980 Unknown 1980-10-18
Movie Punk and Its Aftershocks Self 1980-05-10
Movie The Police - Live '79 at Hatfield Polytechnic 1979-02-21
Series CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979-01-28
Movie Radio On Just Like Eddie 1979-11-30
Movie Talking Pictures: Quadrophenia Interviewee 1979-09-07
Movie Quadrophenia Ace Face 1979-09-14
Series An Audience with... Self 1978-01-08
Series Bio’s Bahnhof Self 1978-02-09
Series The Kenny Everett Video Show Unknown 1978-07-03
Series The Secret Policeman's Ball Self 1976-04-01
Series Saturday Night Live Self - Musical Guest / Rod Stewart 1975-10-11
Series Rockpalast Unknown 1974-10-04
Series The Old Grey Whistle Test Self 1971-09-21
Series Viña del Mar International Song Festival Self - The Police 1963-02-14
Series The Oscars Self 1953-03-19
Series Today Self 1952-01-14
Series Bambi Awards Self 1948-01-01