Hugh Anthony Cregg III (born July 5, 1950), better known as Huey Lewis, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. For his band, Huey Lewis and the News, he is the lead singer and plays harmonica. The group is known for their third best-selling album Sports and work on the soundtrack of the movie Back to the Future (1985). He was also a member of the band Clover from 1972 to 1979.
Lewis was born in New York City. He grew up in Marin County, California. His Irish-American father, Hugh Anthony Cregg Jr., was from Boston. His Polish mother, Maria Magdalena Barcinski, was from Warsaw. His grandfather, Hugh Cregg, was a Massachusetts lawyer and politician.