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Andrew Farriss

Andrew Farriss was born on March 27, 1959 in Cottesloe, Western Australia, Australia. See full bio »

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Known For

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko Soundtrack
(2001)
Crocodile Dundee
Crocodile Dundee Soundtrack
(1986)
Face/Off
Face/Off Soundtrack
(1997)
Monster
Monster Soundtrack
(2003)

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 2016 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week Two (2016) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart" - uncredited)
 2016 Hunters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Telegraph (2016) ... (writer: "Devil Inside" (INXS Cover) - uncredited)
 2015-2016 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Blind Auditions 2 (2016) ... (writer: "Devil Inside")
- Live Semi Final (2015) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart" - uncredited)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 5 (2015) ... (writer: "Mystify" - uncredited)
 2016 Hola y adiós (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (2016) ... (writer: "By My Side")
 2016 Lucifer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pops (2016) ... (writer: "Devil Inside" - uncredited)
 2016 Molly: The Real Thing (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Original Sin" - as Farriss)
 2015 Friday Night Football (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Finals - 2nd Semi Final: Hawthorn vs Adelaide (2015) ... (writer: "New Sensation" - uncredited)
- The Finals - 2nd Qualifying Final: West Coast vs Hawthorn (2015) ... (writer: "Kick" - uncredited)
- Round 11: Port Adelaide vs Geelong (2015) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart" - uncredited)
 2009-2015 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- 2015 Premiere (2015) ... (writer: "New Sensation", "Original Sin" - uncredited)
- 2014 Premiere (2014) ... (writer: "New Sensation" - uncredited)
- 2012 Grand Finale (2012) ... (writer: "Suicide Blonde" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.4 (2012) ... (writer: "Suicide Blonde" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.7 (2010) ... (writer: "Original Sin")
 2015 No Offence (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... (writer: "Need You Tonight" - uncredited)
 2015 The D Train (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart" - as Andrew Charles Farriss)
 2014 The Originals (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chasing the Devil's Tail (2014) ... (writer: "Devil Inside" - uncredited)
 2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (writer: "Need You Tonight" - as Andrew Charles Farriss)
 2014 This Is Where I Leave You (writer: "Never Tear us Apart")
 2014 Satisfaction (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- ...Through Admission (2014) ... (writer: "New Sensation" - uncredited)
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Un pulgar arriba (2014) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart" - uncredited)
 2014 Behaving Badly (writer: "The One Thing")
 2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Beast's Obsession (2014) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart")
 2014 Top Gear (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.1 (2014) ... (writer: "Need You Tonight" - uncredited)
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (writer: "New Sensation" - as Andrew Charles Farriss)
 2013 Celebrity Splash! Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heat 1 (2013) ... (writer: "New Sensation" - uncredited)
 2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 5: Side by Side Challenge (2013) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart")
 2013 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart")
 2013 The Way Way Back (writer: "New Sensation")
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grinspoon Guest Program Rage II (2012) ... (writer: "Don't Change")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart" - uncredited)
 2012 Revenge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Resurrection (2012) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart" - uncredited)
 2012 Días de vinilo (writer: "Mystify")
 2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (writer: "Devil Inside")
 2011 O Homem do Futuro (writer: "By My Side")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.156 (2011) ... (writer: "Beautiful Girl")
 2010-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (writer: "Devil Inside" - uncredited)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Sizzling Supermodels (2011) ... (writer: "What You Need" - uncredited)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Naughty Trends (2011) ... (writer: "One of My Kind", "Pretty Vegas" - uncredited)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: "What You Need")
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "Kick" - uncredited)
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (writer: "What You Need")
 2010 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hey Soul Sister (2010) ... (writer: "Need You Tonight", "Devil Inside", "Suicide Blonde")
 2010 Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (Documentary) (writer: "New Sensation")
 2010 Hot Tub Time Machine (writer: "What You Need")
 2009 Adventureland (writer: "Don't Change" - as Andrew C. Farriss)
 2008 30 Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Reunion (2008) ... (writer: "Need You Tonight" - uncredited)
 2008 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hundred (2008) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart" - uncredited)
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 18 Perform (2008) ... (writer: "Need You Tonight")
 2008 Smart People (writer: "You Still Need Me")
 2007 Holiday Festival on Ice 2007 (TV Movie) (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart")
 2007 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #1 - Las Vegas (2007) ... (writer: "Pretty Vegas")
 2007 Samantha Who? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Car (2007) ... (writer: "Devil Inside" - uncredited)
 2007 Towelhead (writer: "New Sensation")
 2007 In the Land of Women (writer: "Beautiful Girl")
 2006 Ultimate Sessions (Video documentary) (writer: "Don't Change")
 2006 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8: The 1980s (2006) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart")
 2006 Páginas da Vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 July 2006 (2006) ... (writer: "Beautiful Girl")
 2006 The Lather Effect (writer: "Burn For You" - as A. Farris)
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "The One Thing")
 2005 Big Brother (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- BB05 Opening Night (2005) ... (writer: "One of My Kind" - uncredited)
 2003 Monster (writer: "What You Need" (1985))
 2003 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Results Show (2003) ... (writer: "New Sensation")
 2003 Shattered Glass (writer: "New Sensation")
 2003 Danny Deckchair (writer: "Don't Change" (1982) - as Farriss)
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 8 - Keuze van de jury (2003) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart")
 2003 House of the Dead (writer: "This Is Real")
 2002 Cathouse (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Beautiful Girl")
 2002 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 48 #6 (2002) ... (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)" - as Farriss)
 2002 Un paso adelante (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Todo por nada (2002) ... (writer: "Suicide Blonde")
 2002 40 Days and 40 Nights (writer: "New Sensation")
 2002 Hysterical Blindness (TV Movie) (writer: "What You Need")
 2001 Rock Star (writer: "Devil Inside")
 2001 The Animal (writer: "Beautiful Girl")
 2001 Donnie Darko (writer: "Never Tear Us Apart")
 2000 Coyote Ugly (writer: "Need You Tonight")
 2000 Sample People ("Don't Change") / (writer: "Don't Change" - as Farriss)
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (writer: - as A. Farris) / (writer: "Makes Me Sweat" - as Andrew Farris)
 1997 Face/Off ("Don't Lose Your Head")
 1994 INXS: The Great Video Experience (Video documentary) (writer: "NEED YOU TONIGHT", "MYSTIFY", "SUICIDE BLONDE 12", "THE STAIRS", BITTER TEARS 12", "NEW SENSATION", "TASTE IT", "HEAVEN SENT", "BABY DON'T CRY", "BEAUTIFUL GIRL", "NOT ENOUGH TIME", "PLEASE (YOU GOT THAT...)")
 1994 Drop Zone ("The Strangest Party")
 1994 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 October 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "The Strangest Party")
 1994 The Cowboy Way (writer: "Suicide Blonde")
 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III ("Keep the Peace")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Couch-Fishing (1993) ... (writer: "Not Enough Time")
 1991 INXS: Live Baby Live (Video documentary) (writer: "NEW SENSATION", "MYSTIFY", "BY MY SIDE", "SHINING STAR", "NEED YOU TONIGHT", "MEDIATE", "ONE BY ONE", "BURN FOR YOU", "THE ONE THING", "THIS TIME", "THE STAIRS", "SUICIDE BLONDE", "HEAR THAT SOUND", "NEVER TEAR US APART", "WHAT YOU NEED")
 1991 Mystery Date (lyrics: "Suicide Blonde", "On My Way") / (music: "Suicide Blonde", "On My Way")
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Laying Down the Law")
 1990 INXS: Greatest Video Hits (Video documentary) (writer: "STAY YOUNG", "THE ONE THING", "ORIGINAL SIN", "I SEND A MESSAGE", "BURN FOR YOU", "LOVE IS (WHAT I SAY)", "DANCING ON THE JETTY", "ALL THE VOICES", "WHAT YOU NEED", "THIS TIME", "KISS THE DIRT (Falling Down The Mountain)", "NEED YOU TONIGHT", "MEDIATE", "DEVIL INSIDE", "NEW SENSATION", "NEVER TEAR US APART", "SUICIDE BLONDE")
 1989 INXS: In Search of Excellence (Video documentary) (writer: "New Sensation", "Don't Change" (live), "Devil Inside", "Mystify", "What You Need" (live), "Need You Tonight" (live), "Mediate" (live), "Kick" (live, extract), "Kiss the Dirt" (extract), "This Time" (live, extract), "Listen Like Thieves" (extract), "Never Tear Us Apart" (extract), "Shine Like It Does" (live, extract))
 1988 INXS: Kick: The Video Flick (Video short documentary) (writer: "Devil Inside", "Need You Tonight", "Mediate", "Never Tear Us Apart", "New Sensation")
 1987 The Lost Boys (writer: "Laying Down The Law")
 1986 INXS: Living INXS (Video documentary) (writer: "Burn For You" (live), "Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)" (live), "Dancing on the Jetty" (live), "The One Thing" (live), "This Time" (live), "Shine Like It Does" (live), "Listen Like Thieves" (live), "What You Need" (live), "One X One" (live), "Original Sin" (live), "Don't Change" (live))
 1986 INXS: What You Need (Video documentary short) (writer: "WHAT YOU NEED", "THIS TIME", "KISS THE DIRT (Falling Down The Mountain)")
 1984-1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Walk-Alone (1986) ... (writer: "Listen Like Thieves" - uncredited)
- Trust Fund Pirates (1986) ... (writer: "What You Need" - uncredited)
- Payback (1986) ... (writer: "Three Sisters" - uncredited)
- Glades (1984) ... (writer: "I Send A Message" - uncredited)
 1986 American Anthem (writer: "Same Direction")
 1986 Crocodile Dundee (producer: "Different World" - as A. Farriss) / (writer: "Different World" - as A. Farriss)
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- George Wendt and Francis Ford Coppola/Philip Glass (1986) ... (writer: "What You Need" - uncredited)
 1986 Pretty in Pink ("Do Wot You Do")
 1985 The INXS: Swing and Other Stories (Video documentary) (writer: "THE ONE THING", "TO LOOK AT YOU", "ORIGINAL SIN", "I SEND A MESSAGE", "BURN FOR YOU", "DANCING ON THE JETTY", "ALL THE VOICES")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "What you need")
 1984 Reckless (lyrics: "THE ONE THING", "SOUL MISTAKE", "TO LOOK AT YOU") / (music: "THE ONE THING", "SOUL MISTAKE", "TO LOOK AT YOU")
 1982 Storm Riders (Documentary) (writer: "Lacavocal (Instrumental)")
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(late 2002) Along with the remaining members of INXS, releases 'Inxs - the years: 1979 - 1997' - A double CD album which is a celebration of INXS, and their impact on the music industry. It contained all their hits, plus two previously unreleased tracks 'Tight' and 'Salvation Jane' - the album peaked at no. 8 on the aria chart. See more »

Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

My problem is I don't like traveling to play. I love traveling for holiday, and I love playing music if I'm able to go home every night, but I don't like combining the two. You never get to stay in one place long enough to get immersed in the culture.

Trivia:

Lead songwriter, keyboardist & guitarist of INXS. He and Michael Hutchence penned nearly all the bands hits, and this was a point of friction between them and the other band members, as royalties went to Farriss and Hutchence, making them wealthier than the other band members. See more »

Nickname:

The Mozart of Funk

Star Sign:

Aries

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