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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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Known For

The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski Soundtrack
(1998)
The Godfather: Part III
(1990)
Adaptation.
Adaptation. Soundtrack
(2002)

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 2017 Cortá por Lozano (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 April 2017 (2017) ... (performer: "She")
 2016-2017 Formula 1: Ten Sport (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2017 Australian Grand Prix - Qualifying (2017) ... (writer: "Voodoo Child" - uncredited)
- 2016 Australian Grand Prix - Qualifying (2016) ... (writer: "Voodoo Child" - uncredited)
 2016 Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rules of Honorable Play (2016) ... (writer: "Beyond Belief" - uncredited)
  The Strain (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Bad White (2016) ... (performer: "Waiting For the End of the World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Waiting For the End of the World" - uncredited)
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rock and Roll Queen (2016) ... (performer: "Point Of No Return")
 2016 The Mavericks (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Snooker Mavericks (2016) ... (writer: "Pump It Up" - uncredited)
 2016 Jack Mulligan (Short) (performer: "15 Petals") / (writer: "15 Petals")
 2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- "Mickey" by Tony Basil (2016) ... (writer: "Pump It Up")
  Death in Paradise (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Dishing Up Murder (2016) ... (performer: "She" - uncredited) / (writer: "She" - uncredited)
 2015 Dispuesto a todo (TV Movie) (performer: "She")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2015) (writer - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2015)
- Treehouse of Horror XXVI (2015) ... (performer: "Accidents Will Happen" - uncredited) / (writer: "Accidents Will Happen" - uncredited)
- Lost Verizon (2008) ... (performer: "Watch Your Step") / (writer: "Watch Your Step")
- How I Spent My Strummer Vacation (2002) ... (performer: "Pump It Up") / (writer: "Pump It Up")
  Minority Report (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Fredi (2015) ... (performer: "Alison" - uncredited) / (writer: "Alison" - uncredited)
  The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- The Mystery of the Taken Boy (2015) ... (performer: "Watching The Dectectives") / (writer: "Watching The Dectectives")
 2015 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Germany vs. France (2015) ... (performer: "Pump It Up" - uncredited)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2015)
- Robert Downey Jr./Chris Russo/Elvis Costello (2015) ... (performer: "When I Write the Book", "Every Day I Write the Book") / (writer: "Every Day I Write the Book")
- Hugh Jackman/Joe List/Elvis Costello (2014) ... (performer: "The Last Year of My Youth")
- Episode #18.33 (2010) ... (performer: "National Ransom") / (writer: "National Ransom")
 2015 A Perfect Storm: 1979 Daytona 500 (Documentary) (performer: "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding")
 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)
 2014 East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem (Documentary) (music: "Every Day I Write the Book" - as Declan MacManus) / (writer: "Every Day I Write the Book" - as Declan MacManus)
 2014 Heaven Adores You (Documentary) (writer: "Waiting for the End of the World")
 2014 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1979 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Accidents Will Happen", "Oliver's Army", "Watching the Detectives") / (writer: "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) (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")
 2011-2012 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue! Part Two (2012) ... (writer: "Two Little Hitlers")
- The Top 11 Florida Attractions Not in California, Part Two (2011) ... (writer: "Two Little Hitlers")
  White Heat (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Personal is Political (2012) ... (performer: "Oliver's Army" - uncredited) / (writer: "Oliver's Army" - uncredited)
  Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- I Don't Want to Do This Without You (2011) ... (performer: "Pump it Up" - uncredited) / (writer: "Pump it Up" - uncredited)
 2011 One Day (performer: "Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)", "Sparkling Day") / (writer: "Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)", "Sparkling Day")
 2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Naughty Trends (2011) ... (writer: "Voodoo Child" - uncredited)
  Sikeurit Gadeun (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011)
- Episode #1.20 (2011) ... (performer: "She") / (writer: "She")
- Episode #1.14 (2010) ... (performer: "She" - uncredited) / (writer: "She" - uncredited)
 2010 Secrets of the Content (Short) (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") / (writer: "Everyday I Write the Book" - as Declan Patrick Aloys MacManus)
 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)
 2010 Treme (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Meet De Boys on the Battlefront (2010) ... (performer: "Tears, Tears & More Tears" - 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 documentary) (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 Jenny Lewis: Carpetbaggers (Short) (performer: "Carpetbaggers")
 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 Awaydays (performer: "Night Rally") / (writer: "Night Rally" - as Declan Patrick MacManus)
 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 Who Is Kurt Wallander? (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Watching the Detectives" (Live) (Uncredited)) / (writer: "Watching the Detectives" (Live) (Uncredited))
 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")
  One Tree Hill (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- You've Dug Your Own Grave, Now Lie in It (2008) ... (performer: "Alison" - uncredited) / (writer: "Alison" - uncredited)
 2008 Rock Band 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Pump It Up")
 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 Delirious (performer: "I'm Not Angry") / (writer: "I'm Not Angry")
 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 Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Let Him Dangle") / (writer: "Let Him Dangle")
 2005 The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello - The Videos (Video) (performer: "Veronica", "This Town", "The Other Side of Summer", "So Like Candy") / (writer: "(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea", "Pump It Up", "Radio Radio", "Oliver's Army", "Accidents Will Happen", "High Fidelity", "Love For Tender", "Possession", "New Amsterdam", "Clubland", "New Lace Sleeves", "You Little Fool", "Everyday I Write the Book", "Let Them All Talk", "The Only Flame In Town", "Alison", "No Dancing", "Lip Service", "This Year's Girl", "You Belong To Me", "Lipstick Vogue", "Watching the Detectives", "Shot With His Own Gun", "Shipbuilding", "Clowntime Is Over", "TKO (Boxing Day)", "Big Sister's Clothes") / (writer: "Veronica", "This Town", "The Other Side of Summer", "So Like Candy", "Sulky Girl", "13 Steps Lead Down" - as Declan MacManus)
 2005 The Story of Rock 'n' Roll Comics (Documentary) (performer: "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding")
 2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 35 #3 (2005) ... (writer: "God Give Me Strength")
  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 Special 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: " (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")
  Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Slam Dunk (2004) ... (performer: "Dust" - uncredited)
- The Gift of Life (2002) ... (performer: "Girls Talk" - uncredited) / (writer: "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")
 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")
  3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- The Thing That Wouldn't Die: Part 2 (2001) ... (performer: "Pump It Up", "Fly Me to the Moon" - uncredited) / (writer: "Pump It Up" - uncredited)
 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" - uncredited) / (writer: "Complicated Shadows" - uncredited)
 2000 The Family Man (performer: "You Stole My Bell") / (writer: "You Stole My Bell")
  Roswell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Wipeout! (2000) ... (performer: "Alison") / (writer: "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")
 1996-1998 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 1998 Celebrity Special (1998) ... (writer: "Oliver's Army")
- Episode #7.9 (1996) ... (writer: "Oliver's Army")
 1998 The Rugrats Movie ("I Throw My Toys Around") / (performer: "I Throw My Toys Around") / (producer: "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 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Engagement (1997) ... (performer: "My Funny Valentine" - uncredited)
 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")
 1986 Absolute Beginners (writer: "Switching It Off" - as MacManus)
 1986 Straight to Hell (writer: "Big Nothing" - as MacManus)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (performer: "All you Need is Love")
 1984 Scully (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "Turning The Town Red")
 1983 Party Party (producer: "Party Party") / (writer: "Party Party" - as E. Costello)
 1983 Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Everyday I Write the Book (Video short) (writer: "Everyday I Write The Book")
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (writer: "Accidents Will Happen")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 21 episodes, 1977 - 1980) (performer - 3 episodes, 1977)
- Episode dated 24 April 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "High Fidelity")
- Episode dated 28 February 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down")
- Episode dated 15 February 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down")
- Episode dated 25 December 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Oliver's Army")
- Episode dated 2 August 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Girls Talk")
 1979 Promises in the Dark (performer: "WELCOME TO THE WORKING WEEK") / (writer: "WELCOME TO THE WORKING WEEK")
 1979 Americathon (performer: "Chelsea", "Crawling to the U.S.A.") / (producer: "Crawling to the U.S.A.") / (writer: "Chelsea", "Crawling to the U.S.A.")
  WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Tornado (1979) ... (performer: "Goon Squad") / (writer: "Goon Squad")
 1977 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Miskel Spillman/Elvis Costello (1977) ... (writer: "Watching the Detectives", "Radio, Radio" - uncredited)
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3 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 12 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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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

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Personal Quote:

Sometimes doing an old song is like returning to the text of a play. It's not invalid, just because it's old, otherwise nobody would be acting [William Shakespeare]--not to say that everything I do is Shakespeare!. But it's inevitable that it changes its meaning or impact. That's why I never really sing anything from a nostalgic point of view, because even if it's 25 years old, it's in the moment... See more »

Trivia:

One of the stories behind his stage name is that the singer--whose real name is Declan McManus--took the first name of his favorite singer, Elvis Presley, and the last name of his favorite comedian, Lou Costello. The Presley part is correct, but "Costello" is not in honor of Lou Costello; it's the maiden name of his paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Costello. See more »

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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