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John Doe

John Doe (born John Nommensen Duchac on February 25, 1954 in Decatur, Illinois) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, poet and bass player. Doe founded the much-praised L.A. punk band X, of which he is still an active member. His musical compositions and performances span the rock, country and folk music genres. As an actor, he has dozens of television appearances and several movies to his credit, including the role of Jeff Parker in the television series Roswell. In addition to X, Doe performs with the country-folk-punk band The Knitters and has released records as a solo artist. In the early 1980s, he performed on two albums by The Flesh Eaters. In the 1989 biopic Great Balls of Fire!, Doe played Jerry Lee Lewis's cousin-turned-father-in-law J. W. Brown. Doe starred in the 1992 film Roadside Prophets and in the 1998 short Lone Greasers. Other movie acting credits include Road House, Vanishing Point, Salvador, Boogie Nights, The Specials, The Good Girl, Gypsy 83 and Pure Country. As a musician with X, he has two feature-length concert films, several music videos, and an extended performance-and-interview sequence in The Decline of Western Civilization, Penelope Spheeris's seminal documentary about the early-1980s L.A. punk scene. Along with co-writer Exene Cervenka, Doe composed most of the songs recorded by X. Wild Gift, an album from that band's heyday, was named "Record of the Year" by Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. With Dave Alvin, he co-wrote two of the songs on the Blasters' 1984 album Hard Line, "Just Another Sunday" and "Little Honey". In the 1992 movie The Bodyguard (starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston), it was Doe's version of "I Will Always Love You" that plays on the jukebox when Costner and Houston's characters are dancing. It was released on audio cassette by Warner Bros. in September 1992, but is difficult to obtain (though bootleg copies can be downloaded from the Internet). No version is believed to have been released on CD. "The Meanest Man in the World" by Doe was featured in Season 4 of the television series Friday Night Lights and included on the second soundtrack album. John Doe released an album with Canadian indie rock band The Sadies called Country Club on April 14, 2009. The album features covers of country classics along with original songs. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Doe (musician), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Feb 25, 1954 In Decatur, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Decline of Western Civilization 1981-07-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Boardinghouse Reach 2022
Known For
Poster of The Good Girl
Poster of Forces of Nature
Poster of The Rage: Carrie 2
Poster of The Decline of Western Civilization
Movie The Boardinghouse Reach John the Gunslinger/John the Bartender/John the Businessman 2022
Series Punk Himself 2019-03-11
Movie My Little One Matt 2019-02-27
Movie All Creatures Here Below Uncle Doug 2019-05-17
Movie You Can Color Outside the Lines... The Big Boys Unknown 2018-04-13
Movie You're Gonna Miss Me Jake Fillmore 2017-06-06
Series Off Camera with Sam Jones Himself 2014-02-06
Movie Electric Slide Detective Bill Holiday 2014-04-22
Movie Hated Sam 2014-03-11
Movie Ring of Fire A.P. Carter 2013-05-27
Movie Pleased to Meet Me Pete Jones 2013-10-10
Movie Zombex Seamus O'Connor 2013-10-26
Movie Move Me Brightly - Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday Himself 2013-10-29
Movie Song 1 Man 2012-03-22
Movie Punk's Not Dead Himself 2007-07-27
Movie Ten Inch Hero Trucker 2007-04-25
Movie Live Freaky Die Freaky Tex (voice) 2006-01-31
Movie Lucky 13 Mr. Baker 2005-01-02
Movie X: Live in Los Angeles Himself 2005-05-10
Movie Celebrity Mix Unknown 2005-01-17
Movie Torque Sheriff Barnes 2004-01-16
Movie Return to Sin City: A Tribute to Gram Parsons Himself (vocals, acoustic guitar) 2004-11-15
Movie Mayor of the Sunset Strip Himself 2003-06-17
Series Peacemakers Unknown 2003-07-30
Movie Wuthering Heights Earnshaw 2003-09-14
Series One Tree Hill Mick Wolf 2003-09-23
Series Carnivàle Unknown 2003-09-14
Movie Media Whore Himself 2002-04-20
Movie The Good Girl Mr. Worther 2002-01-12
Series Fastlane Papa John 2002-09-18
Series CSI: Miami Brett Adams 2002-09-23
Movie The Red Right Hand Jake Stabler 2001-01-01
Movie Gypsy 83 Ray Vale 2001-01-01
Movie 25 Years of Punk Himself 2001-04-19
Movie Forces of Nature Carl Lewis 1999-03-12
Movie The Rage: Carrie 2 Boyd Wallace 1999-03-11
Movie Brokedown Palace Bill Marano 1999-08-13
Movie Drowning on Dry Land Unknown 1999-10-01
Series Roswell Jeff Parker 1999-10-06
Movie Sugar Town Carl 1999-09-17
Movie Black Cat Run Martin James 1998-09-18
Movie Touch Elwin Worrel 1997-02-14
Movie The Last Time I Committed Suicide Lewis 1997-06-20
Movie Black Circle Boys Bonfiglio 1997-01-01
Movie Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story Joe Maphis 1997-09-28
Movie Boogie Nights Amber's Husband 1997-10-07
Movie Scorpion Spring Deputy 1996-10-10
Movie Georgia Bobby 1995-05-19
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Shake, Rattle and Rock! Lucky 1994-08-26
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Roadside Prophets Joe Mosley 1992-03-27
Movie Pure Country Earl Blackstock 1992-10-23
Movie Liquid Dreams Cab Driver 1991-10-01
Movie Without You I'm Nothing John Doe 1990-05-11
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie Road House Pat McGurn 1989-05-19
Movie Great Balls of Fire! J.W. Brown 1989-06-30
Movie Border Radio Dean 1987-11-01
Movie Slam Dance Det. John Gilbert 1987-10-02
Movie X: The Unheard Music Unknown 1986-03-01
Movie The Decline of Western Civilization Unknown 1981-07-01