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Adam Clayton (I)


He was born to Brian and Jo Clayton. His siblings are Sarah Jane and Sebastian Clayton - who maintains a website for him. Adam lived in Kenya for a short time when he was around two years old. He moved to Ireland when he was five. His father was a pilot for the airlines. Adam's mother was friends with Edge's mother. Adam was sent to boarding ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 BB King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (writer: "When Love Comes to Town")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Will Smith/U2 (2014) ... (writer: "Invisible")
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Week 6: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited) / (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (writer: "Ordinary Love")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (2013) ... (writer: "One")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #21.49 (2012) ... (music: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.48 (2012) ... (music: "Beautiful Day")
- Episode #19.76 (2011) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2007-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Live Show 9 (2012) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
- Live Results Show 6 (2012) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
- Auditions 4 (2007) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2011 The Lady (lyrics: "Slug") / (music: "Slug")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jessica Biel/Lee DeWyze (2010) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
  Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #1.101 (2010) ... (performer: "With or Without You") / (writer: "With or Without You")
- Episode #1.87 (2010) ... (performer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Megan Fox/U2 (2009) ... (music: "Breathe", "Moment of Surrender", "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" - uncredited)
 2008 Nim's Island (writer: "Beautiful Day" (2000))
 2008 Waveriders (Documentary) (writer: "SILVER AND GOLD")
 2007 Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (Video) (writer: "Where the street have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)")
 2006 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Songs of All Time (2006) ... (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday")
  Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Everybody Hates Mako (2006) ... (performer: " (Theme from) Mission Impossible" - uncredited) / (writer: " (Theme from) Mission Impossible" - uncredited)
 2006 Die Pathologin - Im Namen der Toten (TV Movie) (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2006 Click (music: "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" (1991))
 2006 Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)")
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- VaYechi (2006) ... (writer: "Always Forever Now")
 2005 Elizabethtown (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (1984))
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What You See Is What You See (2005) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2004 The Flynns Journey to Ireland (Documentary) (writer: "Bad")
 2003 Headrush (writer: "Your Blue Room" - as Clayton)
 2003 Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2002 About a Boy (as Clayton, "Zoo Station")
 2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (writer: "Miss Sarajevo")
 1999 Kung Fu Kenobi's Big Adventure (Short) (performer: "Theme From 'Mission Impossible'")
 1999 Unter uns: Die Highlights (TV Movie) (performer: "Theme From Mission Impossible")
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trash of the Titans (1998) ... (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)")
 1996 Mission: Impossible (performer: "Theme From Mission: Impossible")
 1995 Kids (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday")
 1994 Prêt-à-Porter (writer: "Lemon (Perfecto Mix)")
 1994 Camilla (performer: "Jolie Louise")
 1994 Milk Money ("Some Days Are Better Than Others")
 1994 Reality Bites (writer: "All I Want is You")
 1993 Fearless (writer: "WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME")
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Operation Double 007 (1993) ... (writer: "New Year's Day")
 1993 The Heartbreak Kid (writer: "One" - as Clayton)
 1993 Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
 1992 Gladiator (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)")
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Desire")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (music: "Bad") / (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lombard (1985) ... (writer: "Wire" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Music video for Mary J. Blige: "One"

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

U2

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Men should not be forced to wear pants when it's not cold. [After posing nude for an Achtung Baby photograph] See more »

Trivia:

Bassist for U2. See more »

Trademark:

His glasses

Nickname:

Sparky See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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