Biography

Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" Geldof, KBE, (born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer, songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s alongside the punk rock movement. The band had hits with his compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays". He co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?", one of the best-selling singles of all time. He starred as Pink in Pink Floyd's 1982 film Pink Floyd The Wall. Geldof is widely recognised for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. In 1984 he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005. Geldof currently serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, founded by fellow Irish humanitarian Bono. A single father, Geldof has also been outspoken for the fathers' rights movement. Geldof has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II, and is a recipient of the Man of Peace title which recognises individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace", among numerous other awards and nominations.

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Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" Geldof, KBE, (born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer, songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s alongside the punk rock movement. The band had hits with his compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays". He co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?", one of the best-selling singles of all time. He starred as Pink in Pink Floyd's 1982 film Pink Floyd The Wall. Geldof is widely recognised for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. In 1984 he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005. Geldof currently serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, founded by fellow Irish humanitarian Bono. A single father, Geldof has also been outspoken for the fathers' rights movement. Geldof has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II, and is a recipient of the Man of Peace title which recognises individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace", among numerous other awards and nominations.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 50

Birthday 1951-10-05

Place of Birth Dublin, Ireland

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof
  • The Boomtown Rats

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Postcards from the 48%
2016 London's Burning as Bob Geldof
2016 A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats as Himself
2015 Stranded: The Saints and the Birth of Punk as Self
2015 The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities as Self
2014 Bob Geldof: The Moment as Himself
2012 Nichts als die Wahrheit - 30 Jahre Die Toten Hosen
2012 Bad Girl as George
2012 Jools Holland: My Life in Music as Himself
2010 Ghost Blues: The Story of Rory Gallagher as Self
2009 Starsuckers as himself
2009 Skavlan (1 episode) as Guest
2008 8 as Himself
2007 The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink? as Himself
2007 I Am Bob as Bob
2006 The One Show (2 episodes)
2006 Sketches of Frank Gehry as Himself
2005 Live 8 as Himself
2005 New York Doll
2004 Live Aid as Himself
2004 Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? as Himself
2004 The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Music Edition as Himself
2003 Grumpy Old Men (14 episodes) as Himself
2002 The Old Fools as Narrator
2002 V Graham Norton (1 episode)
2001 Richard & Judy (1 episode)
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (3 episodes)
1997 Spice World as Bob
1994 Smashie and Nicey, the End of an Era as Himself
1992 The Return of Spinal Tap as Himself
1992 ECHO-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1992 The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert as Himself
1991 Bernard and the Genie as Himself
1990 Schmidteinander (1 episode)
1990 Have I Got News for You (1 episode) as Himself
1987 Coast to Coast as Himself - Scruffy Person (uncredited)
1987 The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball as Himself
1986 Max Headroom's Giant Christmas Turkey as Himself
1985 Live Aid
1985 Number One
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball as Himself
1982 Pink Floyd - The Wall as Pink
1982 Wogan (3 episodes) as Himself
1982 The Other Side of the Wall
1981 The Kenny Everett Television Show (1 episode)
1978 An Audience with... (2 episodes) as Himself
1966 Goldene Kamera Verleihung (1 episode) as himself
1955 This Is Your Life (1 episode)

Writing

2016 A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats Writer
2004 Live Aid Writer
1985 U2 - Live Aid Writer

Sound

2001 Rat Music

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