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J.J. Cale (1938–2013)

John Weldon Cale was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he graduated in 1956 from Tulsa Central High School. In the early 1960s he moved to Los Angeles, along with a number of other Tulsa musicians (known for their "Tulsa Sound"), where he worked as a studio engineer. His nickname "JJ" was given to him by Elmer ... See full bio »

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Known For

Watchmen
Watchmen Soundtrack
(2009)
Phenomenon
Phenomenon Soundtrack
(1996)
Lord of War
Lord of War Soundtrack
(2005)
Barney's Version
Barney's Version Soundtrack
(2010)

Filmography

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  Master of None (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Nashville (2015) ... (performer: "Magnolia") / (writer: "Magnolia")
 2015 Far Out (writer: "Cocaine")
 2014/I Ride (performer: "Hey Baby") / (writer: "Hey Baby")
  Transparent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Symbolic Exemplar (2014) ... (performer: "Don't Go To Strangers" - uncredited) / (writer: "Don't Go To Strangers" - uncredited)
 2014 Tammy (writer: "Call Me The Breeze")
 2014 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lena Dunham/Anthony Mackie/John Mayer Trio (2014) ... (writer: "After Midnight" - uncredited)
 2013 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La tentación está arriba (2013) ... (writer: "Cocaine")
  Divorce (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... (performer: "Call the Doctor") / (writer: "Call the Doctor")
 2012 Eastbound & Down (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chapter 14 (2012) ... (performer: "Wish I Had Not Said That" - uncredited)
  United States of Tara (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- The Truth Hurts (2010) ... (performer: "Wish I Had Not Said That" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wish I Had Not Said That" - uncredited)
- Pilot (2009) ... (writer: "Cocaine" - uncredited)
 2010 Barney's Version (performer: "River Runs Deep") / (writer: "River Runs Deep")
 2009 Extract (writer: "(I Got The) Same Old Blues")
 2009 Middle Men (writer: "Cocaine")
  Breaking Bad (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Seven Thirty-Seven (2009) ... (performer: "Any Way the Wind Blows") / (writer: "Any Way the Wind Blows")
 2009 Watchmen (writer: "Clyde")
 2008 Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live at Freedom Hall (TV Movie) (writer: "Call Me The Breeze")
 2008 Role Models (writer: "Call Me the Breeze")
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 3 (2008) ... (writer: "Call Me the Breeze" - uncredited)
 2008 Men in Trees (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Home Seized Home (2008) ... (performer: "Rollin'" - uncredited)
  Friday Night Lights (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (writer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2008)
- May the Best Man Win (2008) ... (performer: "Soulin'" - uncredited) / (writer: "Soulin'" - uncredited)
- Seeing Other People (2007) ... (performer: "Crazy Mama" - uncredited) / (writer: "Crazy Mama" - uncredited)
- State (2007) ... (performer: "Okie" - uncredited) / (writer: "Okie" - uncredited)
 2007 The Education of Charlie Banks (performer: "Everything Will Be Alright") / (writer: "Everything Will Be Alright")
 2007 Wild Hogs (writer: "Call Me the Breeze")
 2006 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (writer: "They Call Me the Breeze" - as John W. Cale)
 2006 Atomised (writer: "Cocaine")
 2005 Lord of War (writer: "Cocaine" (1975))
 2005 The Dukes of Hazzard (writer: "Call Me the Breeze")
 2005 Bad News Bears ("Cocaine")
 2005 Dog the Bounty Hunter (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lost in Paradise (2005) ... (performer: "One Step")
 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 (Documentary) (writer: "Cocaine" (1970))
 2004 Starsky & Hutch (writer: "Cocaine")
 2004 Nursie (writer: "Cajun Moon")
 2003 Soundstage (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Part 2 (2003) ... (writer: "Thirteen Days" - uncredited)
 2003 Any Way the Wind Blows (performer: "Magnolia") / (writer: "Magnolia")
 2002 Eric Clapton: One More Car, One More Rider - Live on Tour 2001 (Video documentary) (writer: "Cocaine")
 2002 Sunshine State (writer: "Call Me the Breeze")
 2001 Bandits (performer: "Long Way Home" - uncredited) / (writer: "Long Way Home" - uncredited)
 1999 Grass (Documentary) (performer: "Cocaine") / (writer: "Cocaine")
 1999 A Room for Romeo Brass (performer: "After Midnight") / (writer: "After Midnight")
 1999 That '70s Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A New Hope (1999) ... (performer: "Cocaine")
 1998 Scrapple (music: "One Step Ahead of the Blues")
 1997 Lawn Dogs (performer: "Feeling In Love") / (writer: "Feeling In Love")
 1996 Phenomenon (performer: "A Thing Going On") / (writer: "A Thing Going On")
  Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1993) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... (performer: "Cocaine") / (writer: "Cocaine")
 1993 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 (1993) ... (writer: "Aspirin" - uncredited)
 1992 Unlawful Entry (performer: "DON'T GO TO STRANGERS") / (writer: "DON'T GO TO STRANGERS")
 1990 The Cream of Eric Clapton (Video documentary) (writer: "Cocaine")
 1989 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mom Wars (1989) ... (performer: "Nowhere To Run" - uncredited)
 1989 Immediate Family (performer: "Crazy Mama") / (writer: "Crazy Mama")
 1988 Rain Man (writer: "After Midnight" (1966) - uncredited)
 1987 Growing Pains (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Carnival (1987) ... (writer: "Call Me the Breeze" - uncredited)
 1982 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Good Day at White Rock (1982) ... (writer: "After Midnight")
 1980 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.13 (1980) ... (writer: "Clyde")
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Contest Nobody Could Win (1979) ... (writer: "I'll Make Love to You Anytime")
 1975 The Motorway File (Short) (performer: "Right Down Here") / (writer: "Right Down Here")
 1968 Dope (Documentary) (writer: "Cocaine")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Number 10" (Jive) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:


Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'd like to have the fortune, but I don't care too much about the fame. See more »

Trivia:

Good friend with Eric Clapton. He wrote some of Clapton's solo songs like "After Midnight" and "Cocaine". In 2006 together they released the album "The Road to Escondido", which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album two years later. See more »

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