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David Byrne is an Oscar winning composer, songwriter and singer, best known for being frontman of the New Wave/punk band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Born in Scotland but raised in the United States in Maryland, Byrne began performing musically in high school. Byrne attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) for a ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Diane Keaton/Dane DeHaan/David Byrne (2014) ... (performer: "Fantastic Man")
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Antecedentes (2014) ... (writer: "Psycho Killer" - uncredited)
 2014 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Just Like at Home (2014) ... (writer: "Burning Down the House" - uncredited)
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (writer: "Burning Down the House" (Live))
 2013 CBGB (writer: "Life During Wartime", "Psycho Killer")
 2013 Doctors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Slight Misunderstanding (2013) ... (writer: "Road to Nowhere" - uncredited)
 2013 Skid Row (writer: "Psycho Killer")
 2013 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.75 (2013) ... (performer: "I Should Watch TV")
 2012 Burning Man: Metropolis (Documentary) (writer: "Road to Nowhere")
 2012 Savages (writer: "Psycho Killer")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.162 (2012) ... (writer: "Road to Nowhere" - uncredited)
 2012 The Central Park Five (Documentary) (writer: "Crosseyed and Painless")
 2012 The Three Stooges (writer: "Pulled Up")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bon rotllo (2012) ... (writer: "Road to Nowhere")
 2011 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Korean Grand Prix: Highlights (2011) ... (writer: "Road To Nowhere" - uncredited)
- The Korean Grand Prix (2011) ... (writer: "Road To Nowhere" - uncredited)
 2011 True Blood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Burning Down the House (2011) ... (writer: "Burning Down the House")
 2011 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whiz Kid (2011) ... (writer: "Girlfriend Is Better")
 2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (performer: "The Heart's A Lonely Hunter") / (writer: "The Heart's A Lonely Hunter", "This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)")
 2011 This Must Be the Place (writer: "Lay & Love" (2011), "Open Up" (2011), "Eliza" (2011), "You Can Like It" (2011), "If It Falls It Falls" (2011), "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)" (2003), "The Sword Is Yours" (2011), "This Must Be the Place")
 2011 Beauty Day (Documentary) (writer: "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel")
 2010 Being Erica (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Being Adam (2010) ... (writer: "Once in a Lifetime" - uncredited)
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.143 (2010) ... (writer: "Road to Nowhere" - uncredited)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "Wild Wild Life" - uncredited)
  30 for 30 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- June 17th, 1994 (2010) ... (lyrics: "Heaven") / (music: "Heaven")
 2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (performer: "HOME", "LIFE IS LONG", "SLEEPING UP", "STRANGE OVERTONES", "Mnemonic Discordance", "MY BIG NURSE", "LAZY", "TINY APOCALYPSE", "I FEEL MY STUFF") / (writer: "HOME", "LIFE IS LONG", "SLEEPING UP", "STRANGE OVERTONES", "Mnemonic Discordance", "MY BIG NURSE", "LAZY", "TINY APOCALYPSE", "THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAÏVE MELODY)", "I FEEL MY STUFF")
 2010 Public Access (Short) (performer: "Wheezing", "Eggs in a Briar Patch", "Leg Bells")
 2010 Hot Tub Time Machine (writer: "Once in a Lifetime")
 2010 Fast Forward (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Niklas Herbst (2010) ... (writer: "Burning Down the House" - uncredited)
 2010 Casino Jack and the United States of Money (Documentary) (writer: "BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE")
  Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Wesley Clovis (2009) ... (performer: "Home" - uncredited) / (writer: "Home" - uncredited)
 2009 Karaoke Revolution (Video Game) ("Burning Down The House")
 2009 Numb3rs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shadow Markets (2009) ... (writer: "Burning Down the House")
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Postpunk und Neue Deutsche Welle (2009) ... (writer: "Burning Down The House" - uncredited)
 2009 Julie & Julia (writer: "Psycho Killer")
 2009 This Must Be the Place (Short) (writer: "This Must Be the Place")
 2009 My Sister's Keeper (writer: "Heaven")
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (writer: "Burning Down the House")
 2009 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Suburbs (2009) ... (writer: "Once in a Lifetime" - uncredited)
 2009 Heroes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Three 'Building 26' (2009) ... (writer: "Psycho Killer" - uncredited)
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You (writer: "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)")
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happy Birthday, Nate (2008) ... (writer: "Burning Down The House" - uncredited)
 2008 Private Practice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Let It Go (2008) ... (writer: "Burning Down the House" - uncredited)
 2008 Religulous (Documentary) (writer: "Road To Nowhere")
 2008 Baby Mama (writer: "Stay Up Late")
 2008 Nim's Island (writer: "Stay Up Late" (1985))
 2008 Bi the Way (Documentary) (writer: "Road to Nowhere")
 2008 Otis (writer: "The Great Curve")
 2007 SingStar Amped (Video Game) (writer: "Burning Down The House")
 2007 Lars and the Real Girl (writer: "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody) Live Version")
 2007 Young@Heart (Documentary) (writer: "Road To Nowhere", "Life During Wartime")
  Big Love (TV Series) (1 episode, 2007) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Damage Control (2007) ... ("Blue Hawaii")
- Pilot (2006) ... (performer: "Miss America") / (writer: "Miss America")
 2007 Smiley Face (writer: "Memories Can't Wait")
 2006 Absolute Wilson (Documentary) ("The Knee Plays")
 2006 Open Season (writer: "Wild Wild Life")
 2006 El cantante (writer: "Slippery People")
 2006 Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (writer: "Psycho Killer")
 2006 Clerks II (writer: " (Nothing But) Flowers")
 2006 The Benchwarmers (writer: "Thank You for Sending Me an Angel")
 2006 Wordplay (Documentary) (writer: "This Must Be the Place (Niave Melody)")
 2005 The Secret Life of Words (performer: "Tiny Apocalypse") / (writer: "Tiny Apocalypse")
 2005 Sky High (writer: "And She Was")
 2005 Bewitched (writer: "And She Was" (1985))
 2005 Nearing Grace (writer: "Uh-Oh Love Comes to Town")
 2005 Quo Vadis, Baby? (writer: "Psycho Killer (Live Version)")
 2005 The God Who Wasn't There (Documentary) (performer: "Is This The Real Thing?")
 2005 Fierce People (writer: "Psycho Killer")
 2005 Duck (performer: "Un Di Felice")
 2004 Meu Tio Matou um Cara (writer: "(Nothing But) Flowers")
 2004 In Good Company (performer: "Glass, Concrete & Stone" (2002)) / (writer: "Glass, Concrete & Stone" (2002))
 2004 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Jump, I Jump, Jack (2004) ... (writer: "Burning Down the House")
 2004 The Complex: Malibu (TV Series) (writer: "Burning Down The House")
 2004 13 Going on 30 (writer: "Burning Down the House")
 2004/I Clean ("The Jezebel Spirit") / (performer: "The Jezebel Spirit")
 2004 Secret Window (writer: "Once in a Lifetime")
 2003 Young Adam (performer: "THE GREAT WESTERN ROAD") / (producer: "HAITIAN FIGHT SONG") / (writer: "THE GREAT WESTERN ROAD")
 2003 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dude, Where's My Ranch? (2003) ... (performer: "Everyone Hates Ned Flanders", "Extended Salsa Mix of 'Everybody Hates Ned Flanders'", "El Hombre Estupido")
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nobody Sleeps (2003) ... (writer: "Burning Down the House")
 2002 The Banger Sisters (writer: "Burning Down the House")
 2002 Dirty Pretty Things (performer: "Glass, Concrete & Stone") / (writer: "Glass, Concrete & Stone")
 2001 Last Party 2000 (Documentary) (writer: "Once in a Lifetime" - uncredited)
 2001 Rock Star (writer: "Once in a Lifetime")
 2001 Leap Years (TV Series) (writer: "Once in a Lifetime" - uncredited)
 2001 Someone Like You... (writer: "Burning Down the House")
 2001 Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella (performer: "Si Fulano")
 2000 Acústico MTV: Os Paralamas do Sucesso (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Life During Wartime")
 2000 Hold-Up (performer: "The Civil Wars") / (writer: "The Civil Wars")
 2000 Waking the Dead (performer: "Help Me Somebody") / (writer: "Help Me Somebody")
 1999 The Bachelor (performer: "Don't Fence Me In")
 1999 Inspector Gadget (writer: "Wild Wild Life" (1986))
 1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV Movie) (writer: "Burning Down The House")
 1999 Summer of Sam (writer: "Psycho Killer" (1977))
 1999 Plunkett & Macleane (writer: "Houses in Motion")
 1998 Alice and Martin (writer: "Once in a Lifetime")
 1998 Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- UFOs (1998) ... (writer: "Road to Nowhere")
 1996 Basquiat (writer: "I'm Not in Love")
 1995 The Celluloid Closet (Documentary) (writer: "Heaven")
 1995 Blue in the Face (performer: "God's Child", "Happy Suicide") / (writer: "God's Child", "Mi Barrio", "Happy Suicide")
 1994 Bert (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Ett långt och lyckligt liv (1994) ... ("TREE")
- Fina, fina Paulina (1994) ... ("IN THE FUTURE")
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Temporary Insanity (1994) ... (performer: "Angels")
 1991-1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kitten with a Whip (1994) ... (writer: "Once in a Lifetime")
- Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) ... (writer: "Once in a Lifetime")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Home (1994) ... (writer: "Burning Down the House")
 1994 Airheads (performer: "Wheezing") / (producer: "Wheezing") / (writer: "Wheezing")
 1994 Car Trouble, Darlin' (Short) (writer: "Psycho killer")
 1994 Reality Bites (writer: "Road to Nowhere")
 1994 Between the Teeth (Documentary) (performer: "Well", "(Nothing But) Flowers", "Girls On My Mind", "Mr. Jones", "Something Ain't Right", "Life During Wartime", "Women vs. Men", "Hanging Upside Down", "Lie To Me", "She's Mad", "Blind", "Make Believe Mambo", "And She Was", "Buck Naked", "Road To Nowhere") / (writer: "(Nothing But) Flowers", "Girls On My Mind", "Mr. Jones", "Something Ain't Right", "Life During Wartime", "Women vs. Men", "Hanging Upside Down", "Lie To Me", "She's Mad", "Blind", "Make Believe Mambo", "And She Was", "Buck Naked", "Road To Nowhere")
 1992-1994 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Variation 18 (1994) ... (writer: "Road To Nowhere" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.2 (1994) ... (writer: "Road To Nowhere" - uncredited)
- Reg.Nr.11 (1993) ... (writer: "Road To Nowhere" - uncredited)
- Folge 12 - Das Schlechteste aus Tohuwabohu (1993) ... (writer: "Road To Nowhere" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.3 (1993) ... (writer: "Road To Nowhere" - uncredited)
 1993 Philadelphia (writer: "Heaven")
 1993 Cool Runnings (writer: "Wild Wild Life")
 1992 Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (Documentary) (writer: "Cross-Eyes and Painless")
 1992 Flying Blind (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1992) ... (writer: "And she was")
 1991 Until the End of the World (writer: "Sax and Violins")
 1991 'Merci la vie' (performer: "The Dream Police") / (writer: "The Dream Police")
 1990 Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie) (performer: "Don't Fence Me In")
 1989 Immediate Family (writer: "Creatures of Love")
 1989 Look Who's Talking (writer: "And She Was")
 1989 Little Monsters (writer: "ROAD TO NOWHERE")
 1987 Wall Street ("AMERICA IS WAITING", "MEA CULPA") / (lyrics: "THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY)") / (music: "AMERICA IS WAITING", "MEA CULPA", "THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY)") / (performer: "AMERICA IS WAITING", "MEA CULPA")
 1987 Cross My Heart (writer: "Perfect World")
 1986-1987 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Viking Bikers from Hell (1987) ... (writer: "Heaven" - uncredited)
- Trust Fund Pirates (1986) ... (writer: "Heaven" - uncredited)
 1987 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That Was the Weekend That Was (1987) ... (writer: "Loco, De Amor")
 1986 Women in Rock (Video documentary) (writer: "The Lady Don't Mind")
 1986 Combat High (TV Movie) (writer: "Burning Down The House")
 1986 Something Wild (performer: "Loco de Amor") / (writer: "Loco de Amor")
 1986 True Stories (performer: "Road Song, "Freeway Son", "Brownie's Theme", "Disco Hits!", "Love Theme From True Stories", "I Love Metal Buildings", "Glass Operator", "City Of Steel", "Technological Love Story", "844-WIFE", "The Celebration Begins", "The Stage Nears Completion (Texas Tunes)") / (producer: "Cocktail Desperado", "Road Song, "Freeway Son", "Brownie's Theme", "Disco Hits!", "Love Theme From True Stories", "I Love Metal Buildings", "Glass Operator", "Mall Muzak", "Dinner Music", "City Of Steel", "Festa Para Um Rei Negro", "Buster's Theme", "Soy De Tejas", "Road Song Source Bookends") / (writer: "Love For Sale", "Wild Wild LIfe", "Radio Head", "City of Dreams", "Puzzlin' Evidence", "Hey Now", "Papa Legba", "Dream Operator", "People Like Us", "Cocktail Desperado", "Road Song, "Freeway Son", "Brownie's Theme", "Disco Hits!", "Love Theme From True Stories", "I Love Metal Buildings", "Glass Operator", "Dinner Music", "City Of Steel", "Festa Para Um Rei Negro", "Buster's Theme", "Ze Pereira", "Technological Love Story", "844-WIFE", "The Celebration Begins", "The Stage Nears Completion (Texas Tunes)", "Seen And Not Seen")
 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills (writer: "ONCE IN A LIFETIME")
 1984 Revenge of the Nerds (writer: "BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE")
 1984 Stop Making Sense (writer: "Psycho Killer", "Heaven", "Thank You for Sending Me an Angel", "Found a Job", "Slippery People", "Burning Down the House", "Life During Wartime", "Making Flippy Floppy", "Swamp", "What a Day That Was", "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)", "Once in a Lifetime", "Girlfriend Is Better", "Crosseyed and Painless")
 1983 Risky Business (lyrics: "Swamp")
 1981 America Is Waiting (Short) (performer: "America is Waiting") / (writer: "America is Waiting")
 1981 Mea Culpa (Short) (writer: "Mea Culpa")
 1981 The Animals Film (Documentary) (writer: "Mind" - uncredited)
 1981 Fear No Evil (writer: "Psycho Killer", "Love Goes to a Building on Fire")
 1980 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Real Families (1980) ... (writer: "Once In A Lifetime")
 1980 Times Square (writer: "Life During Wartime")
 1980 Talking Heads in concerto (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Psycho Killer", "Stay Hungry", "Cities", "I Zimbra", "Drugs", "Crosseyed and Painless", "Life During Wartime", "Houses in Motion", "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)", "The Great Curve")
 1979 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads (1979) ... (writer: "Artists Only" - uncredited)
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