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Marvin Lee Aday was a singer and occasional actor who, for reasons never definitively answered, recorded under the name Meat Loaf. In all likelihood a childhood nickname, the tag stuck, and many puns followed as the performer — who tipped the scales at well over 300 pounds — became one of the biggest chart acts of the 1970s before enjoying a commercial renaissance two decades later.

Meat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday September 27, 1951) is an American actor and rock and roll performer who is best known for his album Bat out of Hell and for his movie performances such as Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Although there have been various explanations for his stage name, according to his official website, his name started when his father called him "Meat" as a two-year-old. His schoolmates would later turn it into Meat Loaf.

His first LP was Meat Loaf & Stoney (1969). He started his career as an actor in musicals such as Hair, and came to national attention with a featured role in Rocky Horror. Capitalizing on this notoriety, he performed with the National Lampoon road show (where he first worked with future collaborator Jim Steinman), and sang on Ted Nugent's album Free For All.

In 1977, Meat Loaf released his breakthrough album Bat out of Hell. Featuring melodramatic songs and arrangements by Steinman and bombastic production by Todd Rundgren, it was a huge commercial and critical success, ultimately selling over 30 million copies worldwide, and spawning several hit singles including "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", "Two out of Three Ain't Bad" and "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth".

Subsequent albums were far less successful, with the exception of the 1993 sequel album Bat Out Of Hell 2: Back Into Hell which reunited Meat Loaf and Steinman and sold over 10 million copies[1] (http://www.canoe.ca/JamMusicArtistsS/steinman_jim.html).

Meat Loaf is known for his size (at times over 300 pounds) and manic stage presence and has suffered from a number of health problems and injuries. Reportedly he has had at least seventeen concussions. His most recent problem was during a November 17, 2003, performance at London's Wembley Arena. He collapsed of what was later diagnosed as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The following week he underwent a surgical procedure intended to correct the problem.
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Destined to go down in rock history as the punch line to a hundred rock-critic jokes, it's nevertheless downright un-American to not like Meat Loaf just a little bit.

Films
A Hole in One (2003)
Learning Curves (2002)
Wishcraft (2002)
The Salton Sea (2002)
Face to Face (2001)
Polish Spaghetti (2001)
The 51st State (2001)
Focus (2001)
Rustin (2001)
Blacktop (2000)
A Tekerölantos naplója (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Outside Ozona (1998)
The Mighty (1998)
Black Dog (1998)
Gunshy (1998)
Spice World (1997)
Leap of Faith (1992)
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
Wayne's World (1992)
Motorama (1991)
The Squeeze (1987)
Out of Bounds (1986)
Dead Ringer (1981)
Roadie (1980)
Scavenger Hunt (1979)
Americathon (1979)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
State Fair (1962) (as an extra)

Albums
Bat Out Of Hell (1978)
Dead Ringer (1981)
Midnight At The Lost In Found (1983)
Bad Attitude (1984
Blind Before I Stop (1986)
Live At Wembley (1987)
Bat Out Of Hell II: Back To Hell (1993)
Welcome To The Neighborhood (1995)
Live Around The World (1996)
Couldn't Have Said It Better (2003)
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