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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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 2015 Cobain: Montage of Heck (Documentary) (writer: "Here She Comes Now")
 2014 The Missing (TV Mini-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")
 2011 Misfits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 (2011) ... (performer: "Lay My Love" - 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")
  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")
 2006 Smokin' Aces ("Big White Cloud") / (performer: "Big White Cloud")
 2005 Brick (writer: "Sister Ray")
 2004 ...And They Lived Happily Ever After (writer: "Sunday Morning")
 2004 Trollywood (Documentary) (performer: "You Know More Than I Know") / (writer: "Sunday Morning", "You Know More Than I Know")
 2003 Berlin Blues (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 Lovers (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")
 1986 Sid and Nancy (performer: "She Never Took No For An Answer") / (writer: "She Never Took No For An Answer")
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Other Works:

CD (w/Lou Reed): "Songs for Drella", 1990. 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.


Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Velvet Underground) in 1996. See more »

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