John Doe

John Doe

  • Born on
    • February 25th, 1954
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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Acting (31 Credits)

2018All Creatures Here Below as Uncle Doug
2014Electric Slide as Detective Bill Holiday
2013Ring of Fire as A.P. Carter
2013Zombex as Seamus O'Connor
2007Ten Inch Hero as Trucker
2006Live Freaky Die Freaky as Tex (voice)
2005Lucky 13 as Mr. Baker
2004Torque as Sheriff Barnes
2003Wuthering Heights as Earnshaw
2002The Good Girl as Mr. Worther
2001Gypsy 83 as Ray Vale
2000The Specials as Eight
1999Sugar Town as Carl
1999Brokedown Palace as Bill Marano
1999The Rage: Carrie 2 as Boyd Wallace
1999Forces of Nature as Carl Lewis
1998Black Cat Run as Martin James
1997Touch as Elwin Worrel
1997The Last Time I Committed Suicide as Lewis
1997Black Circle Boys as Bonfiglio
1997Boogie Nights as Amber's Husband
1995Georgia as Bobby
1994Shake, Rattle and Rock! as Lucky
1992Roadside Prophets as Joe Mosley
1992Pure Country as Earl Blackstock
1990Without You I'm Nothing as John Doe
1989Great Balls of Fire! as J.W. Brown
1989Road House as Pat McGurn
1987Border Radio as Dean
1987Slam Dance as Det. John Gilbert
1981The Decline of Western Civilization

Himself (2 Credits)

2007Punk's Not Dead as Himself
2003Mayor of the Sunset Strip as Himself


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