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Chris Cornell (I) (1964–2017)


Chris Cornell was a rock icon who thrived on contradictions. An innovator who resisted genre labels, he was nonetheless a chief architect of the 90s grunge movement. Frequently ranked as one of the best voices in music history, he successfully maintained his own unique identity over decades as a multi-Grammy award-winning musician and universally ... See full bio »

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(age 52) in Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Man of Steel
Man of Steel Soundtrack
(2013)
Casino Royale
Casino Royale Soundtrack
(2006)
Singles
Singles Chris
(1992)
The Avengers
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(2012)

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  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2017)
- Gal Gadot/Barry Manilow (2017) ... (writer: "Spoonman" - uncredited)
- Chelsea Handler/Mo Rocca/Cheat Codes feat. Demi Lovato (2017) ... (writer: "Black Hole Sun" - uncredited)
- Sienna Miller/Anthony Bourdain/Chris Cornell (2017) ... (performer: "The Promise") / (writer: "The Promise")
- Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting/Wesley Snipes/Chris Cornell (2015) ... (performer: "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart") / (writer: "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart")
- Jonah Hill/Mayor Rahm Emanuel/Soundgarden (2014) ... (writer: "Spoonman")
 2016/II The Promise (performer: "The Promise") / (writer: "The Promise")
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rock and Roll Queen (2016) ... (performer: "Stay With Me")
 2016 13 Hours (performer: "'Til the Sun Comes Back Around") / (writer: "'Til the Sun Comes Back Around")
  Bones (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- The Carpals in the Coy-Wolves (2015) ... (performer: "Before We Disappear") / (writer: "Before We Disappear")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Chris Hemsworth/Zac Brown Band (2015) ... (performer: "Heavy Is the Head" - uncredited)
- Jim Carrey/Soundgarden (1996) ... (writer: "Pretty Noose", "Burden In My Hand")
 2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones (writer: "Black Hole Sun")
 2014 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Me and J.R. (2014) ... (writer: "Rusty Cage")
 2013 Fino alla fine del mondo (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- One to TRI (2013) ... (writer: "Like a Stone" - uncredited)
 2013 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm (2013) ... (performer: "Billie Jean")
 2011-2013 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.213 (2013) ... (performer: "Footsteps")
- Episode #3.70 (2011) ... (performer: "Redemption Song")
 2013 Guardian of the City (Short) (writer: "Shadow on the Sun")
 2013 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- High Adventure 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Rusty Cage")
 2013 Man of Steel (performer: "Seasons") / (writer: "Seasons")
 2013 Sound City (Documentary) (writer: "Rusty Cage")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2012) (performer - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2011)
- Episode #20.40 (2012) ... (writer: "Been Away Too Long")
- Episode #19.11 (2011) ... (performer: "The Keeper" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 15 November 1999 (1999) ... (performer: "Can't Change Me") / (writer: "Can't Change Me")
 2006-2012 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Southern Comfort (2012) ... (writer: "Fell on Black Days")
- Simon Said (2006) ... (writer: "Fell on Black Days")
 2012 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Toad's Wild Ride (2012) ... (writer: "Been Away Too Long" - uncredited)
 2012 The Avengers (writer: "Live to Rise")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #20.66 (2012) ... (performer: "The Keeper") / (writer: "The Keeper")
  Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Grunge (2011) ... (lyrics: "Flower") / (writer: "Loud Love", "Blow Up the Outside World", "Beyond the Wheel")
 2011 Young Adult (writer: "Black Hole Sun")
 2011 We Bought a Zoo (writer: "Hunger Strike")
 2011 Machine Gun Preacher (performer: "The Keeper") / (writer: "The Keeper")
 2010 Conan (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Murder, She Tweeted (2010) ... (lyrics: "Black Rain" - uncredited)
 2010 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 4. Live Show (2010) ... (writer: "Black Hole Sun")
 2010 Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "Black Rain")
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Blockbuster Heroes (2010) ... (performer: "You Know My Name" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Know My Name" - uncredited)
 2010 WWE Raw (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #18.12 (2010) ... (writer: "Be Yourself" - uncredited)
- Raw's WrestleMania Rewind (2010) ... (writer: "Be Yourself" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.10 (2010) ... (writer: "Be Yourself" - uncredited)
 2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Antonio Banderas/Bill Hader/Chris Cornell (2009) ... (performer: "Imagine")
 2003-2009 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Rage Wild Card Special III (2009) ... (writer: "Pretty Noose")
- Heaven and Hell Special (2003) ... (writer: "Jesus Christ Pose")
 2008 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (TV Movie) (writer: "Black Hole Sun")
  One Tree Hill (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe (2008) ... (performer: "Watch Out" - uncredited)
- Messin' with the Kid (2008) ... (performer: "Long Gone" - uncredited) / (writer: "Long Gone" - uncredited)
- Bridge Over Troubled Water (2008) ... (performer: "Scream" - uncredited)
  Life on Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Out Here in the Fields (2008) ... (performer: "Ground Zero" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ground Zero" - uncredited)
 2008 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore (Video Game) (lyrics: "Black Hole Sun") / (music: "Black Hole Sun")
 2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bull (2008) ... (writer: "Rusty Cage" - uncredited)
 2007 World in Conflict (Video Game) (writer: "Shadow on the Sun")
 2007 SingStar Amped (Video Game) (lyrics: "Cochise")
 2007 Ha-Shminiya (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Castling (2007) ... (writer: "Black Hole Sun" - uncredited)
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Black Hole Sun")
 2006 Scrubs (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- My Mirror Image (2006) ... (lyrics: "Be Yourself" - uncredited)
 2006 Casino Royale (lyrics: "You Know my Name") / (performer: "You Know my Name")
 2006 Becoming Bond (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "You Know My Name") / (producer: "You Know My Name") / (writer: "You Know My Name")
 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (writer: "Cochise" (2002))
 2006 Miami Vice (writer: "Shape of Things to Come", "Wide Awake")
 2006 Bug (performer: "Disappearing Act" (2006)) / (writer: "Disappearing Act" (2006))
 2005 Guitar Hero (Video Game) (writer: "Cochise")
 2005 Audioslave: Live in Cuba (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Set It Off", "Your Time has Come", "Like a Stone", "The Worm", "Gasoline", "Doesn't Remind Me", "Be Yourself", "Out of Exile", "I am the Highway", "Show Me How to Live", "Cochise") / (writer: "Outshined")
 2005 The Work of Director Mark Romanek (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Cochise")
 2002-2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 35 #4 (2005) ... (writer: "Hunger Strike")
- Top 48 #5 (2002) ... (writer: "When I'm Down")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (writer: "Rusty Cage")
 2004 Collateral (writer: "Shadow On The Sun" - as Christopher Cornell)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (writer: "Someone To Die For")
 2004 Riding Giants (Documentary) (writer: "My Wave")
 2001 Black Hawk Down (performer: "Right Turn")
 2000 Roswell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Max to the Max (2000) ... (performer: "Wave Goodbye")
 1999 Blast from the Past (writer: "Drawing Flies")
 1998 Great Expectations (performer: "Sunshower") / (producer: "Sunshower") / (writer: "Sunshower")
 1996 Hype! (Documentary) (writer: "Nothing to Say" - as Christopher J. Cornell) / (writer: "Searching With My Good Eye Closed")
 1995 The Basketball Diaries (writer: "Blind Dogs" - as Christopher J. Cornell)
 1993-1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Held Back (1994) ... (writer: "Black Hole Sun")
- Way Down Mexico Way (1993) ... (writer: "Outshined")
 1994 S.F.W. (performer: "Like Suicide" (Acoustic Version)) / (writer: "Jesus Christ Pose", "Like Suicide" (Acoustic Version))
 1994 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 August 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "Black Hole Sun")
 1994 Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun (Video short) (writer: "Black Hole Sun")
 1993 True Romance (writer: "Outshined")
 1993 Benny & Joon (writer: "PUSHIN' FORWARD BACK" - as Christopher J. Cornell)
 1992 Soundgarden: Motorvision (Video) (lyrics: "Little Joe", "Jesus Christ Pose", "Slaves & Bulldozers") / (music: "Jesus Christ Pose", "Slaves & Bulldozers") / (writer: "Searching with My Good Eye Closed", "Rusty Cage", "Outshined", "Mind Riot")
 1992 Singles (performer: "Seasons") / (performer: "Spoonman (demo version)" - as Christopher J. Cornell) / (producer: "Seasons") / (producer: "Spoonman (demo version)" - as Christopher J. Cornell) / (writer: "Birth Ritual", "Spoonman (demo version)" - as Christopher J. Cornell) / (writer: "Seasons", "Spoonman")
 1992 Wayne's World ("LOUD LOVE", "ALL NIGHT THING")
 1990 Pacific Heights (writer: "HANDS ALL OVER" - as Christopher Cornell)
 1990 Soundgarden: Louder Than Live (Video) (lyrics: "Get on the Snake", "Hands All Over") / (writer: "Gun", "Big Dumb Sex", "Loud Love")
 1989 Lost Angels (writer: "Get on the Snake")
 1989 Say Anything... (writer: "Toy Box", "Flower")
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Other Works:

Screaming Life EP (Sup Pop, 1987) See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 5 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Audioslave

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his wife's Greek family that was also impacted by the genocidal policies of the Ottoman Empire during WWI] Literally, it's the DNA that goes from my children back to my wife's grandparents, who were both refugees of that policy. It felt like that connection was there. [2017] See more »

Trivia:

During an interview on Howard Stern Show in 2007, he stated that he comes from an Irish-Catholic family from his father's side, and Jewish from his mother side. His ancestry included Norwegian, Irish, English, Scottish, Northern Irish, Welsh, German, French, and remote Manx, Swiss-German, and Wampanoag Native American. Chris's maternal grandfather, Ralph Trivett Cornell, was born in Rothesay, ... See more »

Trademark:

Goatee See more »

Nickname:

Frisbee

Star Sign:

Cancer

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