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Richard Hell

Singer and bass guitarist in the Neon Boys and Television with schoolfriend Tom Verlaine, NYC mid-to late 1970's. Credited by many with inventing the "look" of punk rock - ripped clothes, spiky hair etc, he claims influenced by a portrait of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Expelled from Television for musical incompetence/independent thought (delete ... See full bio »

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Known For

Pump Up the Volume
Pump Up the Volume Soundtrack
(1990)
Blank Generation
(1980)
Desperately Seeking Susan
(1985)
We're Outta Here!
(1997)

Filmography

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 1998 Blind Light
Max
 1993 What About Me
Paul
 1992 Sadness at Leaving (Short)
Carl Halman
 1986 No Picnic
Irate Tenant
 1982 Smithereens
Eric
 1980 Blank Generation
Billy
 1978 Final Reward
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Other Works:

"Hot And Cold: essays, poems, lyrics, notebooks, pictures, fiction" (2001) PowerHouse Books See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

Rock & roll is trying to convince girls to pay money to be near you.

Trivia:

(1996-) Has now given up music in favour of writing. See more »

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Libra

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