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Tom Petty


Tom Petty was born on October 20, 1950 in Gainesville, Florida, USA as Thomas Earl Petty. He has been married to Dana York since June 3, 2001. He was previously married to Jane Benyo. See full bio »
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  Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Ann and Chris (2014) ... (performer: "Wildflowers" - uncredited)
- Harvest Festival (2011) ... (writer: "American Girl" - uncredited)
 2014 Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Welcome to the Jungle (2014) ... ("Change of Heart", uncredited)
 2013 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shopping (2013) ... (writer: "American Girl" - uncredited)
 2013 The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (Documentary) (performer: "Feel A Whole Lot Better")
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 14 episodes)
- Episode #21.153 (2013) ... (writer: "Runnin' Down a Dream" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.106 (2013) ... (writer: "Runnin' Down a Dream" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.98 (2013) ... (writer: "Runnin' Down a Dream" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.75 (2013) ... (writer: "Runnin' Down a Dream" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.63 (2012) ... (writer: "Runnin' Down a Dream" - uncredited)
 2013 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2013) ... (writer: "Here Comes My Girl" - uncredited)
  Californication (TV Series) (1 episode, 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- The Abby (2013) ... ("Time to Move On")
- The Great Ashby (2008) ... (performer: "Wake Up Time") / (writer: "Wake Up Time")
 2008-2013 De wereld draait door (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 1 March 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Heb ik het op film" (Handle me with care) - uncredited)
- Episode #4.43 (2008) ... (writer: "I Won't Back Down" - uncredited)
 2013 Sound City (Documentary) (courtesy: "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll") / (performer: "You Wreck Me", "Cabin Down Below", "You Don't Know How It Feels") / (writer: "Refugee", "Don't Do Me Like That", "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll", "Here Comes My Girl", "Don't Come Around Here No More", "You Wreck Me", "Cabin Down Below", "You Don't Know How It Feels")
 2012 Won't Back Down (writer: "I Won't Back Down")
 2012 That's My Boy (writer: "American Girl")
  No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Bon rotllo (2012) ... (performer: "Free Fallin'") / (writer: "Free Fallin'")
 2011 Larry Crowne (performer: "Runnin' Down a Dream")
 2011 Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (Documentary) (writer: "Honey Bee")
  Coach Trip (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #5.14 (2010) ... (performer: "Learning to Fly" - uncredited) / (writer: "Learning to Fly" - uncredited)
 2010 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Alec Baldwin/Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (2010) ... (writer: "I Should Have Known It", "Jefferson Jericho Blues")
 2009 It's Complicated (writer: "Don't Do Me Like That")
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (performer: "Runnin' Down a Dream") / (writer: "Runnin' Down a Dream", "American Girl")
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Rock 'n' Roll Anthems (2009) ... (performer: "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around") / (writer: "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Eight (2009) ... (writer: "Free Fallin'" - uncredited)
 2009 Marie Brand - The Night of Retribution (TV Movie) (writer: "Free Fallin'")
  Cold Case (TV Series) (1 episode, 2009) (performer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Breaking News (2009) ... ("Don't Come Around Here No More", uncredited)
- Triple Threat (2008) ... (writer: "Free Fallin'")
- Bad Night (2005) ... (performer: "American Girl")
- Maternal Instincts (2004) ... (performer: "Free Fallin")
 2009 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dierks Bentley (2009) ... (writer: "Runnin' Down a Dream")
 2008 Stargate: Atlantis (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Vegas (2008) ... (performer: "Solitary Man")
 2008 Four Christmases (writer: "Christmas All Over Again")
 2008 My Best Friend's Girl (writer: "Don't Do Me Like That")
 2008 Appaloosa (writer: "Scare Easy")
 2008 Recount (TV Movie) (performer: "I Won't Back Down") / (writer: "I Won't Back Down")
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Late Editions (2008) ... (writer: "Refugee")
 2007 Saving Grace (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2007) ... (performer: "Saving Grace")
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Alibi (2006) ... (performer: "One Headlight" - uncredited)
 2006 Barnyard ("I Won't Back Down")
  7th Heaven (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1996 - 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2002)
- And Thank You: Part 2 (2006) ... (writer: "You Got It")
- The Known Soldier (2002) ... (performer: "I Won't Back Down")
- Anything You Want (1996) ... (writer: "Anything You Want")
 2006 What About Brian (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (writer: "American Girl")
 2000-2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Join the Club (2006) ... (writer: "American Girl" - uncredited)
- Funhouse (2000) ... (writer: "Free Fallin'" - uncredited)
 2006/I Sleeping Dogs Lie (writer: "You Got It")
 2005 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah (2005) ... (performer: "Christmas All Over Again")
 2005 Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Change of Heart")
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (TV Movie) (writer: "Free Fallin'")
 2005 Elizabethtown (performer: "Jack" (2005), "Learning to Fly" (1991), "Square One" (2005)) / (writer: "It'll All Work Out" (1987), "Jack" (2005), "Learning to Fly" (1991), "Square One" (2005))
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Don't Do Me like That") / (writer: "Don't Do Me like That")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (performer: "Running Down a Dream") / (writer: "Running Down a Dream" - as Thomas Earl Petty)
 2004 Ladder 49 (performer: "You and Me") / (writer: "You and Me")
 2004 Freddy vs Ghostbusters (Short) (performer: "I Won't Back Down" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Won't Back Down" - uncredited)
 2004 Chasing Liberty (writer: "American Girl")
 2004 Shabatot VeHagim (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gesher Tzar (2004) ... (writer: "BeEmet Mazal Tov (Congratulations)")
 2002 Mr. Deeds (performer: "You Don't Know How It Feels") / (writer: "You Don't Know How It Feels")
 2002 True Dreams ("Here Comes My Girl")
 2002 Cherish (writer: "Breakdown")
 2001 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Comeback für Conrad (2001) ... (performer: "Learning To Fly" - uncredited)
 2001 Sugar & Spice (writer: "American Girl")
 1998 Finding Graceland (performer: "Restless")
 1997 Gypsy Magic (writer: "California Blue")
 1997 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Cartridge Family (1997) ... (writer: "The Waiting")
 1997 Trojan War (writer: "American Girl")
 1994-1997 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Tohu-Nacht Revue 1990-1997 (1997) ... (writer: "California Blue" - uncredited)
- 20: Ende (1994) ... (writer: "California Blue" - uncredited)
 1996 Jerry Maguire (performer: "Free Fallin'") / (writer: "Free Fallin'")
 1996 Jingle All the Way (courtesy: "Christmas All Over Again") / (performer: "Christmas All Over Again") / (writer: "Christmas All Over Again")
 1996 She's the One (producer: "Walls (Circus)", "Walls (No. 3)", "Angel Dream", "California", "Grew Up Fast", "Hung Up & Overdue", "Hope You Never") / (writer: "Walls (Circus)", "Walls (No. 3)", "Angel Dream", "California", "Grew Up Fast", "Hung Up & Overdue", "Hope You Never")
 1995 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sexual Harrassment (1995) ... (performer: "It's Good To Be King")
 1995 Party of Five (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ready or Not (1995) ... (performer: "You Wreck Me")
 1995 Mad Love (writer: "Here Comes My Girl")
 1995 Boys on the Side (writer: "You Got It")
 1993 Judgment Night (performer: "Fallin") / (writer: "Fallin")
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (producer: "Christmas All Over Again") / (writer: "Christmas All Over Again")
 1992 Melrose Place (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Responsibly Yours (1992) ... (performer: "I Won't Back Down")
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs (writer: "American Girl" (1976) - as T. Petty)
 1989 Lethal Weapon 2 (lyrics: "Cheer Down")
  It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1987) (writer - 1 episode, 1987)
- It's Garry Shandling's Christmas Show (1987) ... (performer: "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", "The First Noel", "White Christmas", "Garry Shandling's Coming to Town")
- No Baby, No Show (1987) ... (performer: "The Waiting") / (writer: "The Waiting")
 1987 Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... (performer: "One of These Days")
 1986 Hard to Handle: Bob Dylan in Concert (Video documentary) (performer: "Into The Garden", "Just Like A Woman", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Lenny Bruce Is Dead", "Ballad Of A Thin Man", "I'll Remember You", "When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door")
 1986 Band of the Hand (producer: "Band of the Hand")
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Little Miss Dangerous (1986) ... (writer: "Here Comes My Girl" - uncredited)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) ("American Girl", "Born As Angel", "Refugee")
 1984 Streets of Fire (writer: "NEVER BE YOU")
 1983-1984 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- White-Line Warriors (1984) ... (writer: "Breakdown")
- Merchants of Death (1983) ... (writer: "Breakdown")
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (performer: "American Girl") / (writer: "American Girl")
 1981 Taps (writer: "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around")
 1978 FM (writer: "Breakdown", "American Girl")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Highway Companion", 2006 (American Recordings) See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 3 Interviews | 10 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers | Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers | Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers | Charlie T. Jr.

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm not exactly a guy who makes new friends easily. See more »

Trivia:

He and the Heartbreakers were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. See more »

Trademark:

World-weary vocals See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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