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Elvis Costello


Elvis Costello was born Declan Patrick MacManus in London, England and raised in Liverpool. The son of British band leader Ross MacManus, Costello took his pseudonym from Elvis Presley and his father's stage name (Day Costello). He began performing professionally in 1969 and was a musician and/or singer in many bands around London before forming a ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jeff Daniels/Mackenzie Foy/The New Basement Tapes (2014) ... (writer: "Lost on the River #12")
 2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Eldorado (2014) ... (performer: "I Surrender Dear" - uncredited)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Hugh Jackman/Joe List/Elvis Costello (2014) ... (performer: "The Last Year of My Youth")
- Episode #18.33 (2010) ... (performer: "National Ransom") / (writer: "National Ransom")
 2014 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1979 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Accidents Will Happen", "Oliver's Army", "Watching the Detectives")
 2013 Defiance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (2013) ... (writer: "Man Out of Time" - uncredited)
 2012-2013 Nashville (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (2013) ... (writer: "Moon is High" - uncredited)
- I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) (2012) ... (writer: "Twist of Barbwire")
 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Pump it Up" - as Elvis Costello and The Attractions) / (writer: "Pump it Up")
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lanie Lane Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "Girls Talk")
  Elementary (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Pilot (2012) ... (performer: "Watching the Detectives" - uncredited) / (writer: "Watching the Detectives" - uncredited)
 2012 Thanks for Sharing (performer: "LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HER") / (writer: "LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HER")
  White Heat (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Personal is Political (2012) ... (performer: "Oliver's Army" - uncredited) / (writer: "Oliver's Army" - uncredited)
 2011 One Day (It's a Doll Revolution", "Sparkling Day", It's a Doll Revolution", "Sparkling Day", (writer: "Tear Off Your Own Head(performer: "Tear Off Your Own Head)
 2010 Secrets of the Content (Short) (performer: "I want You") / (writer: "I want You")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #2.168 (2010) ... (performer: "Stations of the Cross") / (writer: "Stations of the Cross")
 2010 Love Shines (Documentary) (performer: "Everyday I Write the Book")
 2010 Life as We Know It (writer: "Pump It Up")
 2010 True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Night on the Sun (2010) ... (performer: "Kiss Like Your Kiss" - uncredited)
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.2 (2010) ... (writer: "Voodoo Child" - uncredited)
  House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Lockdown (2010) ... (performer: "Alison" - uncredited) / (writer: "Alison" - uncredited)
- Autopsy (2005) ... (performer: "Beautiful" - uncredited)
 2010 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- We Are the World 25 (2010) ... (performer: "Kidney Now!")
 2010 Getaway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.3 (2010) ... (writer: "Voodoo Child" - uncredited)
 2010 Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (Video) (performer: "Complicated Shadows") / (writer: "Complicated Shadows")
 2010 Casino Jack and the United States of Money (Documentary) (courtesy: "WATCHING THE DETECTIVES") / (writer: "WATCHING THE DETECTIVES")
 2009 De wereld draait door (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.20 (2009) ... (writer: "Girls talk" - uncredited)
 2009 The Invention of Lying (performer: "Sitting" (1972))
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kidney Now! (2009) ... (performer: "He Needs a Kidney")
 2009 No disparen al pianista (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... (writer: "Alison")
 2009 Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rosanne Cash/Norah Jones/Kris Kristofferson/John Mellencamp (2009) ... (as E.Costello, "From Sulfur to Sugarcane", "April 5th")
 2008 A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (TV Movie) (performer: "There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In", " (What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love And Understanding")
 2008 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.16 (2008) ... (writer: "My Brave Face")
 2007 If It Ain't Stiff (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Blame It On Cain", "Less Than Zero", "Welcome to the Working Week", "Watching the Detectives") / (writer: "Blame It On Cain", "Less Than Zero", "Welcome to the Working Week", "Watching the Detectives")
 2007 Dan in Real Life (writer: "Human Hands" (1982))
 2007 32A (writer: "Oliver's Army")
 2007 Brooklyn Rules (writer: "Everyday I Write The Book")
 2007 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gotcha! (2007) ... (performer: "Chelsea")
 2006 Nail Polish (performer: "ALISON") / (writer: "ALISON")
 2006 Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic (Video) (performer: "Are You Havin' Any Fun")
 2006 Love and Other Disasters (performer: "She")
 2006 Weeds (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Corn Snake (2006) ... (performer: "Little Boxes")
 2006 John Tucker Must Die (performer: "Clubland") / (writer: "Clubland")
 2006 The Lather Effect (performer: "Every Day I Write the Book") / (writer: "Every Day I Write the Book" - as E. Costello)
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Toldot (2006) ... (writer: "Almost Blue")
 2006 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rashard and Wallace Go to White Castle (2006) ... (performer: "Veronica" - uncredited)
 2005 The Story of Rock 'n' Roll Comics (Documentary) (performer: "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding")
 2005 Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Let Him Dangle") / (writer: "Let Him Dangle")
  The West Wing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Drought Conditions (2005) ... (performer: "Alison" - uncredited) / (writer: "Alison" - uncredited)
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Watching the Detectives") / (writer: "Watching the Detectives")
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Blank Generation (2005) ... (performer: "Accidents Will Happen", " (So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding") / (writer: "Accidents Will Happen")
 2005 Elvis Costello and the Imposters: Live in Memphis (Video documentary) (performer: "Waiting for the End of the World", "Radio Radio", "Mystery Dance", "Blue Chair", "Bedlam", "Country Darkness", "Blame it on Cain", "Either Side of the Same Town", "High Fidelity", "The Judgement", "Monkey to Man", "The Monkey", "I Still Miss Someone", "Heartshaped Bruise", "Wheels", "The Delivery Man", "Hidden Charms", "Alison/Suspicious Minds", " (What's So Funny About) Peace, Love and Understanding", "Pump it Up", "My Baby's Gone", "There's a Story in Your Voice", "Button My Lip", "Sleepless Nights") / (writer: "Waiting for the End of the World", "Radio Radio", "Mystery Dance", "Blue Chair", "Bedlam", "Country Darkness", "Blame it on Cain", "Either Side of the Same Town", "High Fidelity", "The Judgement", "Monkey to Man", "Heartshaped Bruise", "The Delivery Man", "Alison/Suspicious Minds", "Pump it Up", "There's a Story in Your Voice", "Button My Lip")
 2004 Blackpool (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... ("Brilliant Mistake")
 2004 Diana Krall: The Girl in the Other Room (Video short) (lyrics: "Narrow Daylight" (video), "Abandoned Masquerade" (Live from Lisbon)) / (writer: "The Girl in the Other Room" (Live from Lisbon))
 2004 De-Lovely (performer: "Let's Misbehave" (1928))
 2004/I New York Minute (writer: "Tear Off Your Own Head")
 2002-2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Slam Dunk (2004) ... (performer: "Dust" - uncredited)
- The Gift of Life (2002) ... (performer: "Girls Talk" - uncredited)
 2004 The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Scarlet Tide") / (writer: "Scarlet Tide")
 2004 Stateside (writer: "Oliver's Army")
 2003 Cold Mountain (writer: "The Scarlet Tide" (2003))
 2003 The Company (performer: "My Funny Valentine")
 2003 History Detectives (TV Series documentary) (performer: "Watching the Detectives") / (writer: "Watching the Detectives")
 2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Documentary) (performer: "Pump It Up") / (writer: "Pump It Up")
 2003 Frasier (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Farewell, Nervosa (2003) ... (performer: "The Wild Rover", "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" (uncredited))
 2003 The Shape of Things (performer: "Pony Street", "When I Wass Cruel No. 2", "Radio Silence", "Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)") / (writer: "Lover's Walk", "Riot Act", "Pony Street", "Almost Ideal Eyes", "This Year's Girl", "Lipstick Vogue", "Love Field", "Man Out of Time", "When I Wass Cruel No. 2", "Radio Silence", "Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)")
 2002 Adaptation. (performer: "Alison") / (writer: "Alison")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- How I Spent My Strummer Vacation (2002) ... (performer: "Pump It Up") / (writer: "Pump It Up")
 2002 Laurel Canyon (performer: "Tear Off Your Own Head (Doll Revolution Remix)") / (writer: "Tear Off Your Own Head (Doll Revolution Remix)")
 2002 Sora kara furu ichioku no hoshi (TV Series) (performer: "Smile")
  Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Emancipation (2001) ... (performer: "Pump It Up") / (writer: "Pump It Up")
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy (2001) ... (performer: "This Is Hell" - uncredited)
- The Breakup: Part 2 (2001) ... (performer: "Everyday I Write The Book")
 2001 Prison Song ("A Teacher's Tale (Oh Well)", "Soul for Hire")
 2001 Barend en Van Dorp (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 March 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "She" - uncredited)
 2001 Get Over It (performer: "Alison") / (writer: "Alison")
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2001) (performer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood (2001) ... (writer: "High Fidelity" - uncredited)
- Denial, Anger, Acceptance (1999) ... (performer: "Complicated Shadows") / (writer: "Complicated Shadows")
 2000 The Family Man (performer: "You Stole My Bell") / (writer: "You Stole My Bell")
 2000 Roswell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Wipeout! (2000) ... (performer: "Alison")
 2000 When Brendan Met Trudy (writer: "Watching The Detectives")
 2000 Loser (performer: "Welcome To The Working Week") / (writer: "Welcome To The Working Week")
 2000 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 June 2000 (2000) ... (performer: "She" - uncredited)
 2000 High Fidelity (writer: "Shipbuilding")
 1999 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blonde Gefahr (1999) ... (performer: "She" - uncredited)
  That '70s Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Punk Chick (1999) ... (performer: "Alison") / (writer: "Alison")
 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (performer: "I'll Never Fall In Love Again") / (producer: "I'll Never Fall In Love Again")
 1999 Notting Hill (performer: "SHE")
 1999 200 Cigarettes ("Oliver's Army") / (performer: "Pump It Up") / (writer: "Pump It Up")
 1998 The Rugrats Movie (performer: "I Throw My Toys Around") / (writer: "I Throw My Toys Around")
 1998/I I Want You (performer: "I Want You") / (writer: "I Want You" - as MacManus)
 1998 The Big Lebowski (performer: "My Mood Swings") / (writer: "My Mood Swings")
 1998 The Wedding Singer (performer: "Everyday I Write the Book") / (writer: "Everyday I Write the Book")
 1998 Zero Effect (performer: "Mystery Dance") / (writer: "Mystery Dance")
 1997 Bad Manners (performer: "What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?")
 1997 Metroland (performer: "Alison" (1977)) / (writer: "Alison" (1977))
 1996 The Last of the High Kings (performer: "Watching the Detectives") / (writer: "Watching the Detectives")
  The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1994 - 1996) (performer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Everybody Loves Larry (1996) ... (performer: "Little Atoms" - uncredited) / (writer: "Little Atoms" - uncredited)
- People's Choice (1994) ... (writer: "13 Steps Lead Down")
 1996 Grace of My Heart (performer: "God Give Me Strength") / (producer: "God Give Me Strength") / (writer: "Unwanted Number", "God Give Me Strength")
 1996 Hollow Reed (performer: "But Not For Me")
 1996 Secrets of the X Files, Part 2 (TV Special documentary) (performer: "My Dark Life")
 1995 Georgia ("ALMOST BLUE")
 1994 PCU (writer: "Pump It Up")
 1993 Short Cuts (writer: "Pushing Kiss" - as Costello)
 1991 Until the End of the World (performer: "Days")
  Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1991)
- The Party Fish (1991) ... (performer: "The Other Side Of Summer" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Other Side Of Summer" - uncredited)
 1990 The Godfather: Part III (performer: "MIRACLE MAN") / (writer: "MIRACLE MAN")
 1989 Pero ¿esto qué es? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 July 1989 (1989) ... (writer: "My Brave Face")
 1989 Depeche Mode: 101 (Documentary) (writer: "Oliver's Army")
 1988 Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Comedians")
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) ("Almost Blue")
 1988 Satisfaction (writer: "Mystery Dance")
 1986 Club Paradise (writer: "Seven-Day Weekend")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (performer: "All you Need is Love")
 1984 Scully (TV Series) (performer: "Turning The Town Red")
 1983 Party Party (producer: "Party Party") / (writer: "Party Party" - as E. Costello)
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (writer: "Accidents Will Happen")
 1979 Promises in the Dark (performer: "WELCOME TO THE WORKING WEEK") / (writer: "WELCOME TO THE WORKING WEEK")
 1979 Americathon (performer: " (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea", "Crawling to the U.S.A.")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes, 1977 - 1979) (performer - 3 episodes, 1977)
- Episode dated 22 February 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Oliver's Army")
- Episode dated 8 February 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Oliver's Army")
- Episode dated 16 November 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Radio Radio")
- Episode dated 26 October 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Radio Radio")
- Episode dated 15 June 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Pump it Up")
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Alternate Names:

Elvis Costello and The Attractions | Howard Coward | Napoleon Dynamite | Elvis Costello & The Imposters | The Little Hands Of Concrete | D.P.A. MacManus | The New Basement Tapes | Eamonn Singer

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Personal Quote:

My mother tells the story of me bringing a 45 home and saying, 'It's unbreakable!' and bending it...and it broke. See more »

Trivia:

Has twin sons, Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, born December 6, 2006, with wife Diana Krall. See more »

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Black horn rim glasses See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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