Meat Loaf is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is noted for his powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice and theatrical live shows.
His Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums (consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose) is one of the best selling albums in history. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records.
He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Robert “Bob” Paulson in Fight Club, and “The Lizard” in The 51st State. He was in Spice World as bus driver Dennis and played Jack Black’s father in Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. He has also appeared as a guest actor in television shows such as Monk, Glee, South Park, House, and Tales from the Crypt.
He is currently on the TV series Ghost Wars on SYFY.