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Bill Laswell

Bill Laswell was born on February 12, 1955 in Salem, Illinois, USA. He is married to Ejigayehu Shibabaw. See full bio »

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Shutter Island
Shutter Island Soundtrack
Along Came Polly
Along Came Polly Soundtrack
Zoolander Soundtrack


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 2014-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Sylvester Stallone/John Stamos/Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello (2016) ... (writer: "Rockit" - uncredited)
- Ewan McGregor/Charles Barkley/Wilco (2014) ... (writer: "Rockit" - uncredited)
 2015 Men in the Arena (Documentary) (performer: "Saylac")
 2013 Exit Marrakech (performer: "Shta")
 2013 Only Lovers Left Alive (performer: "Little Village") / (writer: "Little Village")
 2012 There Is a PiL in Heaven (Video) (writer: "Rise")
 2012 Beware of Mr. Baker (Documentary) (performer: "Horses and Trees") / (writer: "Horses and Trees")
 2011 2011 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Rockit")
 2010 Shutter Island (writer: "LIZARD POINT" (1982))
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Video Game) (performer: "V/8 Psychedelic Brunch")
 2008 Body of Lies (performer: "Bledstyle", "Shta")
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Monkeys Take a Bath (2008) ... (writer: "Rockit" - uncredited)
 2008 The Promotion (writer: "Rise" (1986) - as William Laswell)
 2007 Rendition (performer: "Al Insan")
 2007 Hot Rod (writer: "Rockit")
 2007 Kickin' It Old Skool (writer: "Rockit" - as William O. Laswell)
 2002-2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Members Only (2006) ... (writer: "Seven Souls" - uncredited)
- For All Debts Public and Private (2002) ... (writer: "World Destruction")
 2005 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Treehouse of Horror XVI (2005) ... (writer: "Rockit" - uncredited)
 2004 Along Came Polly (performer: "NBRIK DUB") / (producer: "NBRIK DUB")
 2003 Amplitude (Video Game) (writer: "Rockit 2.002")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Rockit")
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (writer: "Rise" - as William Laswell)
 2001 Zoolander ("Rockit")
 2001 Life and Debt (Documentary) ("One Love / People Get Ready")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) ("Rockit 2.000") / (writer: "Rockit")
 1998 Broken Vessels (performer: "Hands") / (writer: "Hands")
 1997 Nirvana (performer: "Last Dance") / (writer: "Last Dance")
 1996 Basquiat (writer: "Rise")
 1996 Joe's Apartment (writer: "Discharge")
 1996 Venin mortel (Short) (writer: "BLAST/WAR MACHINE DUB")
 1996 Bio-Dome (writer: "World Destruction" - as Laswell)
 1995 Johnny Mnemonic (producer: "I LOVE MY PARENTS")
 1994 Pigalle (performer: "Amuey Amuey")
 1993 Freaked (performer: "Hideous Mutant Freekz") / (producer: "Hideous Mutant Freekz") / (writer: "Hideous Mutant Freekz")
 1990 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... (writer: "Rockit" - uncredited)
 1989 Collision Course (producer: "ELECTRO-CUTIE (SHOCK IT TO ME)") / (writer: "ELECTRO-CUTIE (SHOCK IT TO ME)")
 1989 Kotia päin (writer: "Shogunade")
 1988 Colors (writer: "RHYTHM KILLER")
 1987 Wall Street (music: "AMERICA IS WAITING")
 1986 Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson (Documentary) (producer: "Sharkey's Day", "Kokoku")
 1985-1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Payback (1986) ... (writer: "Bass and Trouble" - uncredited)
- Bought and Paid For (1985) ... (writer: "Bass and Trouble" - uncredited)
 1985 Fast Forward (writer: "Hardrock")
 1984 Herbie Hancock: Rockit (Video short) (writer: "Rockit")
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Wife is Ejigayehu Shibabaw, also known as the Ethiopian singer Gigi.

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