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Adam Duritz

Adam Duritz is an innovative lyricist and piano player who brings the same soul to his friends and lifestyle as he does to the beautiful lyrics and music that he performs. Duritz joined and performed in the Bay area band "The Himalayans" until 1991 at which time he left to form Counting Crows. Before he left, however, material was recorded which ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014/I Mommy (writer: "Colorblind")
 2013 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kamandi at Earth's End #3 (2013) ... (writer: "A Long December")
 2012 Freeloaders (writer: "Hanginaround" - as Adam F. Duritz)
 2011 Something Borrowed (writer: "Round Here")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.103 (2011) ... (writer: "Mr. Jones" - uncredited)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "Accidentally In Love" - uncredited)
 2005 Taiko: Drum Master (Video Game) (lyrics: "American Girls" - as Adam F. Duritz) / (music: "American Girls" - as Adam F. Duritz)
 2004 Searching for David's Heart (TV Movie) (writer: "Hard Candy")
 2004 Shrek 2 (writer: "Accidentally in Love" (2004))
 2002-2004 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- My Porcelain God (2004) ... (writer: "A Murder of One")
- My First Step (2002) ... (writer: "Rain King")
 2003 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- With Arms Outstretched (2003) ... (writer: "Rain King" - uncredited)
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (lyrics: "Anna Begins") / (music: "Anna Begins")
 2002 Mr. Deeds (lyrics: "Goin' Down To New York Town" - as Adam F. Duritz) / (music: "Goin' Down To New York Town" - as Adam F. Duritz)
 2001 Josie and the Pussycats (writer: "Spin Around", "You Don't See Me", "You're A Star")
 1999 Cruel Intentions (lyrics: "Colorblind" - as Adam F. Duritz) / (music: "Colorblind" - as Adam F. Duritz)
 1998 Rounders (writer: "Baby, I'm A Big Star Now" - as Adam F. Duritz)
 1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) ... (writer: "Round Here" - uncredited)
 1996 Unhook the Stars (writer: "Raining in Baltimore")
 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Last of the Watermen (1994) ... (writer: "Raining in Baltimore")
 1994 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sara Gilbert/Counting Crows (1994) ... (writer: "Mr. Jones")
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Counting Crows


6' (1.83 m)

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[on his hair style] I spent my life looking in the mirror and thinking, I don't get it - that's not me. The first time I got dreads, I caught my reflection in a window. and it was the first time that I saw me. It was like the first time I wrote a song. See more »


After the overnight multi-platinum success of the Counting Crows debut album ("August and Everything After"). Adam decided to find a real job for a "reality check" between albums. So he bartended at the The Viper Room in Hollywood, which at the time was still owned by Johnny Depp. See more »


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