As soon as the 1990s started, David Crosby had some pretty great movie cameos. In May 1991, he starred as a hippie in Ron Howard’s action thriller Backdraft, joining a cast that included Kurt Russell, William Baldwin and Robert De Niro. A few months later, in December, he took on a very different role in a very different production. For the Steven Spielberg-directed “Hook,” Crosby took on the character of Tickles: a member of Captain Hook’s (Dustin Hoffman) ragtag group of good-for-nothing pirates – one cast by Glenn Close, Jimmy Buffett and the late Tony Burton. to. Talk about a solid year.
Otherwise, looking at David Crosby’s fictional filmography, there’s not much to report. He’s only had a few other acting credits, although it’s no secret that you don’t have to be an actor to make it into the cinema. For example, in 2019 director AJ Eaton made Crosby the subject of a documentary aptly titled David Crosby: Remember My Name. The film delves into his professional and personal journeys in detail, with Crosby himself admitting that it’s not exactly for the faint of heart. “It’s about how I got to be who I am. And it’s not all pretty,” he shared with the New York Post in 2019, adding that producer Cameron Crowe didn’t let up on his questions.
David Crosby certainly left his mark on music far more than cinema, but it’s clear that he still had a lot to offer the latter if he gave movies a chance. We will miss him greatly both as an artist and as a person.