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Neil Finn

Neil Finn is a songwriter. He was born in Te Awamutu, a small New Zealand town on May 27, 1958, the youngest child to accountant, Richard Finn, and Irish immigrant, Mary Finn (nee Mullane). Neil's happy childhood included parties in the family home, complete with wine and song, catholic priests in attendance, and an obligatory performance from ... See full bio »
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 2015 Everest (lyrics: "Weather with You" - as Neil Mullane Finn) / (music: "Weather with You" - as Neil Mullane Finn)
 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 1 (2015) ... (writer: "Fall At Your Feet")
 2015 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Netherlands vs. Canada (2015) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Dream Team (2014) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
- Una de piñas (2014) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
- El volcán (2014) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
 2014 Wimbledon 2day (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2014: Day 5 (2014) ... (writer: "Weather with You" - uncredited)
 2013 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2013 I Give It a Year (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Swan Song (2012) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (lyrics: "Song of the Lonely Mountain") / (music: "Song of the Lonely Mountain") / (performer: "Song of the Lonely Mountain") / (producer: "Song of the Lonely Mountain") / (writer: "Song of the Lonely Mountain")
 2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2012 Ruby Sparks (writer: "Go Kart")
 2011/I Paranoia (Video) (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2010 One Night Stand (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kid Went Nuts! (2010) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2010 Broken Hearts (writer: "Fall at Your Feet")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Aussie Chart Toppers (2010) ... (writer: "Mean To Me", "Weather With You" (uncredited), "Don't Dream It's Over", "Better Be Home Soon", "It's Only Natural")
 2009 Adventureland (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2008 The Black Balloon (writer: "Fall At Your Feet" - as N. Finn)
 2008 Medium (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- But for the Grace of God (2008) ... (writer: "Don't Dream it's Over" - uncredited)
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grin and Bear It (2007) ... (writer: "A Sigh")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... (writer: "Something So Strong")
 2007 There Is a Bridge (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Silent House")
 2007 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Series 2 Grand Final (2007) ... (writer: "I Got You")
- Episode #2.4 (2007) ... (writer: "I Got You")
 2007 In the Land of Women (performer: "Try Whistling This") / (writer: "Try Whistling This")
 2007 The Ferryman (writer: "Dirty Creature")
  Boston Legal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Cancer Man Can (2006) ... (performer: "Last To Know") / (writer: "Last To Know")
 2006 Scrubs (TV Series) (1 episode)
- My Intern's Eyes (2006) ... ("Anything Can Happen", uncredited)
 2005 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bullocks to Stan (2005) ... (writer: "Don't Dream it's Over" - uncredited)
 2005 Because of Winn-Dixie (writer: "Won't Give In")
 2003 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sherry Darlin' (2003) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2003 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Canada's Idol Is... (2003) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2003 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rush (2003) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
 2002 Marillion: A Piss-Up in a Brewery (Video) (writer: "How Will You Go")
 2001 The Newman Shower (Short) (performer: "Truth", "Astro", "She Will Have Her Way", "King Tide", "Faster Than Light")
 2000 Sample People (writer: "One Step Ahead")
 1999 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Betriebsferien (1999) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
- Feuer und Flamme (1999) ... (writer: "Weather With You" - uncredited)
  Sports Night (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1999) (writer - 2 episodes, 1999)
- Louise Revisited (1999) ... (performer: "She Will Have Her Way" - uncredited) / (writer: "She Will Have Her Way" - uncredited)
- Special Powers (1999) ... (performer: "She Will Have Her Way" - uncredited) / (writer: "She Will Have Her Way" - uncredited)
 1999 Strange Planet (writer: "Message to My Girl")
 1999 Two Hands (writer: "Kare Kare" - as Finn)
 1999 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.10 (1999) ... (writer: "Distant Sun")
 1999 The Waiting Game (performer: "Spirit of the Stairs")
 1998 Antz (performer: "I Can See Clearly Now")
 1998 Try Watching This (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Sinner", "King Tide", "Try Whistling This", "Last One Standing", "Distant Sun", "She Will Have Her Way", "Don't Dream It's Over") / (writer: "Sinner", "King Tide", "Try Whistling This", "Last One Standing", "Distant Sun", "She Will Have Her Way", "Weather with You", "Don't Dream It's Over")
 1996 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 12 September 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Weather with You" - uncredited)
 1996 Beautiful Girls (writer: "I Got You")
 1994 The Sum of Us (writer: "Sister Madly", "Better Be Home Soon")
 1994 The Stand (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Dreams (1994) ... (writer: "Dont' Dream It's Over")
- The Plague (1994) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 1994 Reality Bites (writer: "Locked Out", "Something So Strong")
 1992 There Goes the Neighborhood (writer: "It's Only Natural")
 1990 Death in Brunswick (writer: "I Got You")
 1988 Tequila Sunrise (writer: "Recurring Dream")
 1988 Rikky and Pete (producer: "Recurring Dream") / (writer: "Recurring Dream")
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Rock and a Hard Place (1988) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
 1988 Incident at Raven's Gate (lyrics: "Six Months In A Leaky Boat" - as N. Finn) / (music: "Six Months In A Leaky Boat" - as N. Finn)
 1987 Spring Break '87 Concert Starring Crowded House (TV Special documentary) (writer: "When You Come", "Mean to Me", "World Where You Live", "That's What I Call Love", "One Step Ahead", "Recurring Dream", "Something So Strong", "Hole in the River", "Don't Dream It's Over", "Now We're Getting Somewhere", "Better Be Home Soon")
 1985 The Coca-Cola Kid (performer: "Coca-Cola Jingle", "Strange Night")
 1983 A Night in Heaven (writer: "Dirty Creature")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Has provided backing voacls on several 'Hunters and Collectors' albums. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Split Enz | Crowded House


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

I am very, very ambitious for my songs to be as great as they can be. Having picked it up and fashioned it, and really given it a lot of attention and love, and nailed the second verse and chorus, I kind of think it exists on its own and goes out and has a life. And I would like to think it has a really good, big life. See more »


His song "Don't Dream It's Over" was covered by Paul Young. See more »

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