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John Cale

Classically trained (viola and piano) and well-educated, Welsh-born John Cale became interested in both the experimental side of classical music (including artists like John Cage), and American rock-n-roll. When offered a chance to study music in New York in the early 1960s, Cale accepted, and along with school became an apprentice of Cage's, ... See full bio »

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American Psycho
American Psycho Composer
Shrek Soundtrack
Smokin' Aces
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 2016 Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- ¡Más música, por favor! (2016) ... (performer: "Heartbreak Hotel")
 2015 Don't Blink - Robert Frank (Documentary) (writer: "EUROPEAN SON")
 2015 Danny Says (Documentary) (writer: "Little Sister")
 2015 Cobain: Montage of Heck (Documentary) (writer: "Here She Comes Now")
 2014 The Missing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Till Death (2014) ... (performer: "Heartbreak Hotel")
 2014 Loop>>60Hz: Transmissions from the Drone Orchestra (Documentary short) (performer: "Opening Drone", "Mothra", "Gravel Drive", "December Rains") / (writer: "Opening Drone", "Mothra", "Gravel Drive", "December Rains")
  P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Koch (2014) ... (performer: "Fear Is A Man's Best Friend") / (writer: "Fear Is A Man's Best Friend" - as John Davies Cale)
 2013 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Chickening (2013) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning")
 2012 Offender (writer: "Close Watch")
  Misfits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #3.3 (2011) ... (performer: "Lay My Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.1 (2011) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning" - uncredited)
 2011 Sport de filles (performer: "Pile à l'heure") / (writer: "Pile à l'heure")
 2011 How to Make It in America (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Money, Power, Private School (2011) ... (performer: "Perfect")
 2010 The Extra Man (writer: "Sunday Morning")
  Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2009) (performer - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Brush Man (2009) ... (writer: "European Son" - uncredited)
- Death Penalty: Final Appeal (2006) ... (performer: "Hallelujah")
 2009 Adventureland (writer: "Here She Comes Now")
 2009 Big Fan (performer: "Big White Cloud" (1970)) / (writer: "Big White Cloud" (1970))
 2008 Killshot (performer: "Gun") / (writer: "Gun")
  Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Pkudey (2008) ... (performer: "Close Watch") / (writer: "Close Watch")
 2007 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (2007) ... (performer: "Howling Man")
 2007 Eye See Me (writer: "Pusher Man" - as John W. Cale)
 2006 Smokin' Aces ("Big White Cloud") / (performer: "Big White Cloud")
 2005 Brick (writer: "Sister Ray")
 2004 Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants (writer: "Sunday Morning")
 2004 Trollywood (Documentary) (performer: "You Know More Than I Know") / (writer: "Sunday Morning", "You Know More Than I Know")
 2003 Herr Lehmann (writer: "Nervous and Blue")
 2003 School of Rock ("Ride Into The Sun")
 2003 Paris (performer: "Wilderness Approaching") / (writer: "Wilderness Approaching")
 2002 Morvern Callar (writer: "I'm Sticking With You")
 2001 Scrubs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- My Old Lady (2001) ... (performer: "Hallelujah")
  Shabatot VeHagim (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Tozeret Tsarfat (2001) ... (performer: "Dying on the Vine") / (writer: "Dying on the Vine")
 2001 Shrek (performer: "Hallelujah" (1985))
 2000/I The Beach (writer: "Spinning Away")
 2000 American Psycho (performer: "Suicide") / (writer: "Suicide")
 1998 Fögi Is a Bastard (writer: "I'm waiting for the man")
 1996 Basquiat (performer: "Hallelujah")
 1996 A Perfect Candidate (Documentary) (performer: "Hallelujah")
 1995 Antártida (lyrics: "Antarctica Stars Here", "Dead or Alive") / (music: "Antarctica Stars Here", "Dead or Alive", "Animals at Night") / (performer: "People Who Died") / (writer: "Antártida", "Pasodoble morta (Pasodoblues)")
 1995 Nico Icon (Documentary) (performer: "Frozen Warnings") / (writer: "Afraid", "Le petit chevalier")
 1994 Les amoureux (performer: "You Know More Than I Know") / (writer: "You Know More Than I Know")
 1993 Stuff (TV Short) (performer: "Hallelujah")
 1991 DAAS Kapital (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gluttony (1991) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning")
 1989 Wonderland USA (Short) (performer: "Heartbreak Hotel")
 1986 Sid and Nancy (performer: "She Never Took No For An Answer") / (writer: "She Never Took No For An Answer")
 1972 Heat (music: "Days of Steam") / (performer: "Days of Steam")
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Other Works:

Album: "Paris 1919", 1973 (Reprise) See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience.


He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Music and to the Arts. See more »

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