John Doe

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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.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.

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Birthday 1954-02-25

Place of Birth Decatur, Illinois, USA

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2014 Hated as Sam
2013 Move Me Brightly - Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday as Himself
2013 Zombex as Seamus O'Connor
2013 Pleased to Meet Me as Pete Jones
2013 Ring of Fire as A.P. Carter
2007 Punk's Not Dead as Himself
2007 Ten Inch Hero as Trucker
2005 Celebrity Mix
2005 Lucky 13 as Mr. Baker
2004 Return to Sin City: A Tribute to Gram Parsons as Himself (vocals, acoustic guitar)
2004 Torque as Sheriff Barnes
2003 One Tree Hill(3 episodes) as Mick Wolf
2003 Wuthering Heights as Earnshaw
2003 Carnivàle(6 episodes)
2002 CSI: Miami(1 episode)
2002 Fastlane(1 episode)
2002 Media Whore as Himself
2002 The Good Girl as Mr. Worther
2001 Gypsy 83 as Ray Vale
1999 Roswell(17 episodes)
1999 Sugar Town as Carl
1999 Brokedown Palace as Bill Marano
1999 The Rage: Carrie 2 as Boyd Wallace
1998 Black Cat Run as Martin James
1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide as Lewis
1997 Touch as Elwin Worrel
1996 Scorpion Spring as Deputy
1995 Georgia as Bobby
1994 ER(1 episode)
1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! as Lucky
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1992 Pure Country as Earl Blackstock
1992 Roadside Prophets as Joe Mosley
1990 Law & Order(1 episode)
1990 Without You I'm Nothing as John Doe
1989 Great Balls of Fire! as J.W. Brown
1989 Road House as Pat McGurn
1987 Border Radio as Dean
1987 Slam Dance as Det. John Gilbert

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