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Joan Jett

Joan Jett rose to fame in the 1970s all-girl rock band The Runaways. Her cover of "I Love Rock and Roll" was a number one hit in 1982; "Crimson and Clover" was another hit for her. Jett has appeared as Columbia in the Broadway production of "The Rocky Horror Show". See full bio »

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 2013 Kick-Ass 2 (as Jett, "I Hate Myself for Loving You") / (performer: "I Hate Myself for Loving You")
  Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #11.27 (2013) ... (writer: "Any Weather", "Bad Reputation")
- Episode #6.30 (2008) ... (performer: "I'm F***ing Ben Affleck")
 2013 Warehouse 13 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Runaway (2013) ... (writer: "Cherry Bomb")
  Once Upon a Time (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Selfless, Brave and True (2013) ... (performer: "Bad Reputation") / (writer: "Bad Reputation")
 2012 One Piece Film Z (writer: "Bad Reputation")
 2012 True Blood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Turn! Turn! Turn! (2012) ... (writer: "Cherry Bomb (Guitar Hero Version)" - uncredited)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #19.44 (2011) ... (performer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.111 (2010) ... (writer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited)
 2010 NBC Sunday Night Football (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (2010) ... (performer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" - uncredited)
 2010 Broken Hearts (performer: "Crimson And Clover")
 2010 Dirty Girl (performer: "Do You Want To Touch Me (Oh Yeah)")
 2010 Easy A (writer: "Bad Reputation")
 2010 Dirty Money (TV Movie) (performer: "I Love Rock'n Roll")
 2010 Multiple Sarcasms (writer: "Fetish")
 2010 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What's Past Is Prologue (2010) ... (writer: "School Days" - uncredited)
 2010 Kick-Ass ("Bad Reputation")
  The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Buried Pleasure (2010) ... (performer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited)
 2010 The Runaways (performer: "I Want You", "Love Is Pain", "Crimson And Clover", "I Love Rock N' Roll", "Bad Reputation") / (writer: "Hollywood", "Cherry Bomb", "You Drive Me Wild", "California Paradise", "Dead End Justice", "I Love Playin' With Fire", "School Days", "Don't Abuse Me", "I Want You", "Love Is Pain", "C'Mon", "Bad Reputation")
 2010 Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (Video) (writer: "Cherry Bomb")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Seven (2009) ... (writer: "I Hate Myself for Loving You" - uncredited)
 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright (Video) (performer: "Glad All Over")
 2009 Endless Bummer (writer: "Bad Reputation")
 2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You")
 2008 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (TV Movie) (writer: "Cherry Bomb")
 2008 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unlike a Virgin (2008) ... (writer: "You Drive Me Wild" - uncredited)
 2008 Baby Mama (writer: "Bad Reputation")
 2008 In Twilight's Shadow (Short) (writer: "Kiss On The Lips")
 2006 Jammin' (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Girl in a Coma Meets Joan Jett (2006) ... (writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You")
 2006 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #14.170 (2006) ... (writer: "Change The World")
 2003-2006 The O.C. (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Man of the Year (2006) ... (writer: "Cherry Bomb")
- The Girlfriend (2003) ... (writer: "Wait For Me")
 2006 RV (writer: "Cherry Bomb")
 2006 Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone (Documentary) (performer: "Judy Is A Punk")
 2005 Bad News Bears ("Bad Reputation")
 2005/II Standing Still (performer: "Bad Reputation") / (writer: "Bad Reputation")
 2005 The Gits (Documentary) (performer: "In A Past Life")
 2005 Searching for Bobby D (writer: "Bad Reputation" - as Jett)
 2004 Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways (Documentary) (writer: "Cherry Bomb", "Wasted", "Waitin' for the Night", "Hollywood", "School Days", "Dead End Justice")
 2003 Las Vegas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Groundhog Summer (2003) ... (performer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)")
 2003 Wonderland (performer: "Bad Reputation" (1981)) / (writer: "Bad Reputation" (1981))
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Port in a Storm (2003) ... (performer: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?")
- Storm Warnings (2003) ... (performer: "Roadrunner")
 2003 Queer Eye (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Make Room for Lisa: Tom K (2003) ... (performer: "Bad Reputation")
 2002 I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1982 (2002) ... (performer: "I Love Rock N' Roll")
 2002 Just Can't Get Enough (performer: "Do You Wanna Touch")
 2002 Dawson's Creek (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Highway to Hell (2002) ... (writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You")
 2002 Sex with Strangers (Documentary) (performer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You") / (writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You")
 2001 Shrek (performer: "Bad Reputation" (1981)) / (writer: "Bad Reputation" (1981))
 2001 The Fluffer (writer: "Cherry Bomb")
 2000 I'm the One That I Want (Documentary) (writer: "Cherry Bomb", "Bad Reputation")
 2000 Mary and Rhoda (TV Movie) (performer: "Love Is All Around")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- We've Got Spirit (2000) ... (performer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me" - uncredited)
 1999 Detroit Rock City (writer: "School Days")
 1999 10 Things I Hate About You (performer: "Bad Reputation") / (writer: "Bad Reputation")
 1998 Rounders (writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You")
 1998 Southie (performer: "Cherry Bomb") / (writer: "Cherry Bomb")
 1998 Boogie Boy (writer: "Full Cycle")
 1997 Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life (TV Special) (performer: "Bad Reputation") / (writer: "Bad Reputation")
 1997 Slaves to the Underground (performer: "Activity Grrrl", "You Got A Problem")
 1997 Sparkler (performer: "Do You Wanna Touch")
 1997 Union Square (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Unaired Pilot ... ("Love Is All Around")
 1996 Striptease (writer: "I Hate Myself For Loving You", "Frustrated")
 1995 Not Bad for a Girl (Documentary) (performer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "Bad Reputation")
 1995 Tank Girl (performer: "Let's Do It")
 1993 Northern Exposure (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A River Doesn't Run Through It (1993) ... (performer: "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)")
 1993 Dazed and Confused (writer: "Cherry Bomb")
 1992 Highlander (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Free Fall (1992) ... (writer: "Cherry Bomb")
 1990 Days of Thunder (writer: "LONG LIVE THE NIGHT")
 1987 Light of Day (performer: "Sweet Emotion", "Rabbit's Got the Gun") / (writer: "This Means War", "Rabbit's Got the Gun")
 1986 The American Way (writer: "Fantasy")
 1984 Du-beat-e-o (performer: "You Don't Know What You've Got", "I Want You", "Tell Me", "You Can't Get Me", "We're All Crazy Now") / (writer: "You Don't Know What You've Got", "I Want You", "Tell Me", "You Can't Get Me", "We're All Crazy Now")
 1983 Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style (Video documentary) (performer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited)
 1981 Urgh! A Music War (Documentary) (performer: "Bad Reputation") / (writer: "Bad Reputation")
 1977 Whistle Test (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.6 (1977) ... (writer: "Wasted", "School Days")
 1977 The Runaways Live in Japan (TV Movie) (writer: "California Paradise", "You Drive Me Wild", "Cherry Bomb", "C'Mon", "I Love Playin' With Fire", "Blackmail")
 1976 Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Cherry Bomb") / (music: "Cherry Bomb")
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Other Works:

Album: "Good Music" (1986) CBS/Blackheart BFZ 40544 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 54 Interviews | 85 Articles | 11 Pictorials | 113 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts | Joan Jett and the Blackhearts | The Runaways


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I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs. See more »


Though there have been several attempts to reunite Joan's old 70s band, The Runaways, Jett has stated that they always fall apart because former bandmate, Lita Ford, walks out on the rehearsals. Ford is usually the instigator of the reunions. See more »


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