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Jimmy Destri

Jimmy Destri was born James Mollica on April 13, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. He's of Italian descent. His father was a novelist who also wrote screenplays and eventually advertising copy to support his family while his mother was a housewife. Destri grew up in Boro Park and was raised in his grandmother's house. His uncle played drums for Joey Dee... See full bio »

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Known For

Trainspotting Soundtrack
Bend It Like Beckham
200 Cigarettes
200 Cigarettes Soundtrack
Timecrimes Soundtrack


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 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Jay Aston (2016) ... (writer: "Atomic" - uncredited)
- Tamara Beckwith (2016) ... (writer: "Picture This" - uncredited)
 2015 Wimbledon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2015: Day 3, Part 3 (2015) ... (writer: "Picture This" - uncredited)
 2015 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Atomic")
 2014 The Comeback (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Valerie Saves the Show (2014) ... (performer: "The Tide Is High" - uncredited)
 2014 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tales to Astonish #44 (2014) ... (writer: "Maria")
 2014 Blondie at BBC Maida Vale (TV Movie) (writer: "Atomic")
 2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Internet Incredibles (2013) ... (writer: "Atomic" - uncredited)
 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Picture This")
 2012 London Calling (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Every Picture Tells a Story (2012) ... (writer: "Picture This" - uncredited)
 2012 Sex, Lies & Rinsing Guys (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Atomic" - uncredited)
 2012 Another Woman's Life (writer: "Maria")
 2007 Timecrimes (writer: "Picture This")
 2006 200 Pounds Beauty (writer: "Maria")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Atomic")
 2002 Bend It Like Beckham (writer: "Atomic" (1980))
 2001 When Strangers Appear (writer: "Atomic")
 1999 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... (writer: "Picture This")
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... (writer: "Atomic")
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... (writer: "Atomic")
 1999 200 Cigarettes (as J. Destri, "Maria", "No Exit (The Loud Allstar Rock Remix)")
 1999 No Exit (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Atomic", "Maria", "Living in the Real World")
 1996 Trainspotting (writer: "Atomic")
 1978-1994 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode dated 8 September 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "Atomic (Remix)")
- Episode dated 28 February 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Atomic")
- Episode dated 22 February 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Atomic")
- Episode dated 28 September 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Picture This")
- Episode dated 14 September 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Picture This")
 1982 A Night at Halsted's (writer: "I Didn't Have the Nerve to Say No" - uncredited)
 1981 The Liar (writer: "Living In The Real World")
 1979 Eat to the Beat (Video) (writer: "Slow Motion", "Accidents Never Happen", "Atomic", "Living in the Real World")
Show Show Composer (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Heart on a Wall" (1981/Chrysalis Records)

Alternate Names:

Blondie | James Destri

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Lives in Windsor Terrace with his wife Roberta, son James, and daughter Rienna and works as a full time drug counselor/therapist at the outpatient recovery center Carnegie Hill Institute in New York City. See more »

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