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Joey Ramone (1951–2001)

Joey Ramone was born Jeffry Hyman and the lead singer of the four-member punk-rock band the Ramones. The band started in Queens, New York, in 1974, when, as he said, "The only thing that you heard on the radio was disco." By 1976, the band became a major force in the evolution of rock-n-roll; they have been lauded as the inventors of punk rock and... See full bio »

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 2013 CBGB (performer: "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)", "Spirit in My House") / (writer: "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)", "Spirit in My House")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.17 (2012) ... (writer: "Pet Sematary")
 2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (performer: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)")
 2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (writer: "Rock 'N' Roll High School")
 2012 Burning Man: Metropolis (Documentary) (writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 2011 RocKwiz (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2011 Christmas Special (2011) ... (writer: "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)")
 2011 Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (Documentary) (writer: "We Want The Airwaves")
 2011 My Life (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Boyracers (2011) ... (writer: "BLITZKRIEG BOP" - uncredited)
 2010 Glory Daze (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - uncredited)
 2010 Get Him to the Greek (writer: "Cretin Hop")
 2010 Date Night (writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop")
 2010 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bombers (2010) ... (writer: "We Want the Airwaves" (Uncredited) - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 2009 Whip It (writer: "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" - as Jerry Hyman)
 2009 A Mulher Invisível (writer: "She's a Sensation")
 2009 90210 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Life's a Drag (2009) ... ("What a Wonderful World", uncredited)
 2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (performer: "What a Wonderful World")
 2008 It Might Get Loud (Documentary) (writer: "Glad to See You Go" - as Jeff Hyman)
 2008 The Wave (writer: "Rock 'n' Roll High School")
 2007 ER (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blackout (2007) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated")
 2007 The Hunting Party (writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 2007 Young@Heart (Documentary) (writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 2007 Shrek the Third (writer: "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?" - as Jeff Hyman)
 2007 Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- What Is and What Should Never Be (2007) ... (performer: "What A Wonderful World")
 2006 Accepted (writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop")
 2006 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Wanna Be Sedated (2006) ... (writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 2006 The Lather Effect (writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated", "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" - as J. Hyman)
 2006 Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone (Documentary) (writer: "Durango 95", "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World", "Pin Head", "I Just Wanna Have Something To Do", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "She's The One", "It's A Long Way Back", "Wart Hog", "Don't Come Close", "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)", "Cretin Hop", "I Believe In Miracles", "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker", "Judy Is A Punk", "Commando", "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Something To Believe In", "Teenage Lobotomy" - as Hyman)
 2006 Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (Documentary) (writer: "Judy Is a Punk", "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeff Hyman)
 2006 Final Destination 3 (writer: "Blitzkreig Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 2005 Guitar Hero (Video Game) (writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated")
 2005 Nearing Grace (writer: "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" - as Jeff Hyman)
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks (writer: "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)" (1989) - as Jeff Hyman)
 2004 Ramones Raw (Documentary) (writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Teenage Lobotomy", "Rockaway Beach", "Cretin Hop", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker", "Rock and Roll High School", "Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio", "Pinhead", "Beat on the Brat", "Apeman Hop", "Touring", "I Don't Want You", "I Don't Care", "I Can't Make It on Time", "I Just Wanna have Something to Do", "She's the One", "Everytime I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think of You", "Chop Suey")
 2004 Without a Paddle (performer: "What a Wonderful World")
 2004/I Clean (performer: "Mr. Punchy") / (writer: "Mr. Punchy")
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- My Butterfly (2004) ... (performer: " (What a) Wonderful World")
 2002-2003 What's New, Scooby-Doo? (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Homeward Hound (2003) ... (writer: "Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy")
- Lights! Camera! Mayhem! (2003) ... (writer: "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You")
- She Sees Sea Monsters by the Sea Shore (2002) ... (writer: "Rockaway Beach")
 2003 School of Rock (as Jeffery Hyman, as Jeff Hyman, "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio", "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg)")
 2003 Shattered Glass (writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" (1976) - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 2003 Freaky Friday (performer: "What a Wonderful World")
 2003 100 Most Irresistible Women (TV Movie documentary) ("Maria Bartiromo")
 2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Documentary) (writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 2003 11:14 (writer: "I Just Want To Have Something To Do" - as Jeff Hyman)
 2003 Daddy Day Care (writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 2003 House of 1000 Corpses (writer: "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 2003 End of the Century (Documentary) (writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Judy Is a Punk", "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement", "Loud Mouth", "I Don't Wanna Walk Around with You", "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World", "Beat on the Brat", "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue", "53rd & 3rd", "Glad to See You Go", "You're Gonna Kill That Girl", "I Wanna Be Well", "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker", "Teenage Lobotomy", "Chinese Rock", "Cretin Hop", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio", "Rock 'N' Roll High School", "Danny Says", "I Want You Around", "KKK Took My Baby Away", "Psycho Therapy", "Pinhead", "Commando" - as Jeffrey Hyman) / (writer: "Wart Hog", "Mama's Boy", "We're a Happy Family", "Durango 95" - as Jeff Hyman)
 2003 Die Lugners (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (2003) ... (performer: "What a Wonderful World" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... (performer: "What a Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 2002 Titus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Insanity Genetic: Part 2 (2002) ... (writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeffrey Hyman, uncredited)
 2002 Getting There (Video) (performer: "What A Wonderful World")
 2002 Bowling for Columbine (Documentary) (performer: "What a Wonderful World" (1967))
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Secrets & Lies: Part 2 (2002) ... (performer: "What A Wonderful World", "Spirit In My House" - uncredited)
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lost and Found (2002) ... (performer: "What A Wonderful World")
 2001 Pro Skater 3 (Video Game) (writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums (writer: "Judy Is A Punk" - as Jeff Hyman)
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (writer: "We're A Happy Family" - as Jeff Hyman)
 2001 Sugar & Spice (writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 1999 Detroit Rock City (writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Blitzkreig Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 1999 Final Rinse (writer: "I Just Wanna Have Something To Do" - as J. Hyman)
 1999 Idle Hands (writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 1999 200 Cigarettes (as Jeffrey Hyman, "I Don't Care")
 1998 SLC Punk! (writer: "Cretin Hop", "She's The One" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 1998 Whatever (writer: "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 1997 Private Parts (writer: "Pinhead" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 1996 Carpool (writer: "I WANNA BE SEDATED" - as Jeff Hyman)
 1996 Hard Core Logo (lyrics: "Touring") / (music: "Touring")
 1994 Dance Me Outside (writer: "It's Gonna Be Alright")
 1994 Airheads (writer: "We Want the Airwaves" - as Jeffrey Hyman)
 1991 Highway 61 (writer: "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?")
 1989 Rockopop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 February 1989 (1989) ... (writer: "Blitzkrieg Bod")
 1983 Get Crazy (writer: "Chop Suey")
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A member of the "Artists United Against Apartheid" charity project in 1985.

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[Commenting on their very first performance at CBGB's] "We played to an audience of five, but that's only if you include the bartender's dog." See more »


Along with fellow band members, Dee Dee, Johnny, and Tommy, chose the name Ramone for himself and for the band when Dee Dee learned that Paul McCartney was reputed to have use the name when checking into hotel rooms incognito. The band never had a single in the top 40 of national charts, and only three singles ever broke into the top 100. See more »


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