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Lou Reed (1942–2013)


He formed the group The Velvet Underground with Welsh multi-instrumentalist John Cale, second guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Maureen Tucker in New York in 1965. The group soon became a part of Andy Warhol's Factory scene, which housed a great number of the most freaked and experimental artists at the time. The German singer and actress ... See full bio »

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 2014 Via llibre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.6 (2014) ... (writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man")
  Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Cuando Madrid se movía (2014) ... (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side") / (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2014) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Donald Trump/Ryan Hunter-Reay/Elizabeth Cook (2014) ... (writer: "Pale Blue Eyes")
- Johnny Depp/Joseph Arthur (2014) ... (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side")
- Episode #17.79 (2010) ... (performer: "Jesus" - uncredited) / (writer: "Jesus" - uncredited)
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bodas de nácar (2014) ... (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - uncredited)
 2014 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Pontiac (2014) ... (writer: "Oh! Sweet Nuthin' " - uncredited)
  BetVictor Welsh Open (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Episode #6.13 (2014) ... (performer: "Can I Kick It?" - uncredited) / (writer: "Can I Kick It?" - uncredited)
  Dafabet Masters (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Day 7, Part 1 (2014) ... (performer: "Can I Kick It?" - uncredited) / (writer: "Can I Kick It?" - uncredited)
 2013 Heile Gänsje (Short) (writer: "I'll Be Your Mirror")
 2013 CBGB (performer: "Metal Machine Music Part II") / (writer: "Metal Machine Music Part II", "Heroin", "I Can't Stand It", "I'm Waiting for the Man", "Oh! Swet Nothin'")
 2013 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Chickening (2013) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning")
 2013 ¡Atención obras! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (2013) ... (writer: "El lado más bestia de la vida")
 2013 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- It's a Wonderful Rae: Part 2 (2013) ... (performer: "Perfect Day" - uncredited)
  Gent de paraula (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #3.16 (2013) ... (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side") / (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side")
 2013 Twenty Feet from Stardom (Documentary) (performer: "Walk On The Wild Side") / (writer: "Walk On The Wild Side")
 2012/I Flight (writer: "Sweet Jane")
 2012 The Lords of Salem (writer: "Venus in Furs", "All Tomorrow's Parties")
 2012 Killing Them Softly (writer: "Heroin", "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams")
 2012 Lawless (writer: "White Light/White Heat")
 2012 Men in Black 3 (writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man")
 2011 Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London (Video) ("The Power of the Heart")
 2010-2011 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 6B (2011) ... (writer: "Pale Blue Eyes" - uncredited)
- Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver (2010) ... (writer: "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" - uncredited)
 2010 De wereld draait door (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.60 (2010) ... (writer: "Perfect Day" - uncredited)
 2010 Due Date (writer: "Sweet Jane")
 2010 The Bang Bang Club (writer: "Pale Blue Eyes")
 2010 Miral (performer: "Carbon") / (writer: "Carbon")
 2010 Worried About the Boy (TV Movie) (writer: "Venus In Furs")
 2010 Beautiful Darling (Documentary) (performer: "Make Up", "Looking for Love") / (writer: "Make Up", "Looking for Love", "Candy Says", "Candy Says (Country Jellyfish Live Version)")
 2009 Zombieland (writer: "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'")
 2009 Suck (writer: "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'")
 2009 Bandslam (writer: "Femme Fatale")
 2009 No disparen al pianista (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.17 (2009) ... (writer: "El lado más bestia de la vida")
 2009 Away We Go (writer: "Oh! Sweet Nothin'")
 2009 Veronika Decides to Die (writer: "After Hours")
 2009 L'Aquila 2009 - Cinque registi tra le macerie (Video documentary short) (performer: "Perfect Day") / (writer: "Perfect Day")
 2009 A Perfect Day (Video short) (performer: "Perfect Day") / (writer: "Perfect Day")
 2009/II Stella (Short) (writer: "Stephanie Says" - uncredited)
  Life on Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Everyone Knows It's Windy (2009) ... (performer: "Satellite Of Love" - uncredited)
- Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows? (2008) ... (writer: "Rock and Roll" - uncredited)
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Brush Man (2009) ... (writer: "European Son", "Pale Blue Eyes" - uncredited)
 2009 Adventureland (performer: "Satellite of Love") / (writer: "Here She Comes Now", "Pale Blue Eyes", "Satellite of Love")
 2008 Sputnik (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Company de viatge (2008) ... (performer: "Dirty Boulevard")
 2007-2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Leave Out All the Rest (2008) ... (writer: "Venus in Furs" - uncredited)
- Sweet Jane (2007) ... (writer: "Sweet Jane" - uncredited)
 2008 True Blood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Burning House of Love (2008) ... (writer: "Sweet Jane" - uncredited)
 2008 RocknRolla (as Reed, "The Gun") / (performer: "The Gun")
  Saving Grace (TV Series) (1 episode, 2007) (performer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Are You an Indian Princess? (2008) ... (performer: "Fistful of Love" - uncredited)
- Would You Want Me to Tell You? (2007) ... ("This Magic Moment")
 2008 Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stay Frosty (2008) ... (writer: "Can I Kick It?")
 2008 The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (performer: "Perfect Day")
 2008 Palermo Shooting (writer: "Some Kinda Love")
  De par en par (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #2.6 (2008) ... (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side") / (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side")
 2008 Medium (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lady Killer (2008) ... (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - uncredited)
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008)
- Episode #2.10 (2008) ... (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side") / (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side")
- Episode #2.3 (2008) ... (writer: "White Light, White Heat")
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... (performer: "Hookywooky")
 2008 August (writer: "Pale Blue Eyes")
 2008 The Wackness (performer: "Can I Kick It?") / (writer: "Can I Kick It?")
 2007 Bones (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van (2007) ... (performer: "Perfect Day" - uncredited)
 2007 Things We Lost in the Fire (writer: "Sweet Jane")
 2007 Juno (writer: "I'm Sticking with You" (1985))
  Big Love (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2007) (performer - 2 episodes, 2007)
- Oh, Pioneers (2007) ... (writer: "Sweet Jane" - uncredited)
- Vision Thing (2007) ... (performer: "Satellite of Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "Satellite of Love" - uncredited)
- Rock and a Hard Place (2007) ... (performer: "Satellite of Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "Satellite of Love" - uncredited)
 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly ("Pale Blue Eyes")
 2007 Control ("What Goes On")
 2007 The Savages (writer: "I'm Sticking With You")
 2007 Let's All Go to the Sea (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- California (2007) ... (writer: "Venus in Furs")
 2006 Saved (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Shock to the System (2006) ... (performer: "Busload of Faith")
 2006 Vida y milagros (Video) (writer: "El lado más bestia de la vida")
 2006 Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (Documentary) (writer: "Run Run Run")
 2006 Free Jimmy (writer: "I'm Set Free")
 2006 The Science of Sleep (writer: "If You Rescue Me")
  Life on Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (performer: "I'm So Free" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'm So Free" - uncredited)
 2006 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (performer: "Rock & Roll") / (writer: "Rock & Roll")
 2005 V for Vendetta (writer: "I Found a Reason")
 2005 Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Sweet Jane")
 2005 Underclassman (writer: "Can I Kick It")
 2005 Nearing Grace (writer: "I'll Be Your Mirror")
 2005 Last Days (writer: "Venus in Furs")
 2005 Guess Who (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" (1972)) / (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" (1972))
 2005 Pretty Persuasion (writer: "What Goes On")
 2005 Brick (writer: "Sister Ray")
 2005 The Squid and the Whale (performer: "Street Hassle") / (writer: "Street Hassle")
 2004 Blade: Trinity (writer: "Fatal", "Venus in Furs")
 2004 The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp (writer: "Femme Fatale")
  Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Intruded (2004) ... (performer: "Blue Mask" - uncredited)
- Crime & Punishment (2002) ... (performer: "Vicious" - uncredited) / (writer: "We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together", "Venus In Furs", "Vicious", "Sweet Jane" - uncredited)
 2004 Saving Face (writer: "I FOUND A REASON")
 2004 ...And They Lived Happily Ever After (writer: "I'm waiting for my man", "Sunday Morning")
 2004 Edgeplay (Documentary) (writer: "Rock and Roll")
 2004 Trollywood (Documentary) (performer: "Pale Blue Eyes") / (writer: "Pale Blue Eyes", "Sunday Morning")
 2003 Nito (Short) (writer: "El lado más bestia de la vida")
 2003 School of Rock ("Ride Into The Sun")
 2003 Wonderland (performer: "Satellite of Love" (1972)) / (writer: "Satellite of Love" (1972))
 2003 Gaz Bar Blues (writer: "Perfect Day")
 2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (performer: "America") / (writer: "America")
 2003 16 Years of Alcohol (writer: "Pale Blue Eyes")
 2003 Early Doors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (writer: "Perfect Day")
 2002 The Secret Lives of Dentists (writer: "I Found a Reason")
 2002 Laurel Canyon (writer: "Oscar Brown")
 2002 Habibti My Love (Short) (writer: "I Found A Reason")
 2002 Tangled Web (Short) (lyrics: "Temptation Inside Your Heart")
 2002 The Salton Sea (performer: "Walk On The Wild Side") / (writer: "Walk On The Wild Side")
 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums (writer: "Stephanie Says")
 2001 Prozac Nation (performer: "Sweet Jane", "Perfect Day") / (writer: "Sweet Jane", "Perfect Day")
 2001 Hedwig and the Angry Inch (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side")
 2001 Victoria Died in 1901 and Is Still Alive Today (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Venus in Furs", "White Light/White Heat", "Heroin" - uncredited)
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man")
 2000 Before Night Falls (performer: "Baton Rouge") / (writer: "Baton Rouge")
 2000 Love, Money, Love (writer: "Stephanie Says")
 2000 The Vertical Ray of the Sun (performer: "Coney Island Baby") / (writer: "Pale Blue Eyes", "Coney Island Baby")
 2000 High Fidelity (writer: "Who Loves The Sun", "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'")
 2000 The Million Dollar Hotel (writer: "Satellite of Love")
 1999 The '60s (TV Movie) (writer: "Heroin", "All Tomorrow's Parties")
 1998 Jidder (Short) (performer: "This Magic Moment")
 1998 B. Monkey (writer: "SWEET JANE")
 1998 Radio Arrow (performer: "Vicious") / (writer: "Vicious")
 1998 SLC Punk! (writer: "Rock & Roll")
 1998 Free Tibet (Documentary) (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - as L. Reed)
 1998 Without Limits (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side") / (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side")
 1998 Fögi Is a Bastard (writer: "I'm waiting for the man", "Heroin")
 1998 Velvet Goldmine (performer: "Satellite of Love") / (writer: "Satellite of Love")
 1997 Mad City (writer: "Is Anybody Listening?")
 1997 The Diary of Evelyn Lau (TV Movie) (performer: "HEROIN") / (writer: "HEROIN")
 1997 True Love and Chaos (writer: "Rock and Roll")
 1997 House of America (writer: "I'm Waiting For the Man", "Femme Fatale", "All Tomorrow's Parties")
 1997 Lost Highway (performer: "This Magic Moment")
 1996 The Cable Guy (writer: "Satellite of Love", "Oh Sweet Nuthin'")
 1996 Law & Order (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Aftershock (1996) ... (writer: "Sweet Jane")
 1996 Trainspotting (lyrics: "Perfect Day") / (music: "Perfect Day") / (performer: "Perfect Day")
 1996 Beautiful Girls (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side")
 1995 Georgia ("THERE SHE GOES AGAIN", "SALLY CAN'T DANCE", "I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR") / (writer: "WALK ON THE WILD SIDE")
 1995 Nico Icon (Documentary) (writer: "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale", "I'll Be Your Mirror", "I'm Waiting for the Man", "Venus in Furs")
 1995 Blue in the Face (performer: "Egg Cream") / (writer: "Egg Cream")
 1994 Natural Born Killers (writer: "Sweet Jane")
 1994 The Cowboy Way (writer: "Candy Says")
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jump! (1994) ... (performer: "No Money Down")
 1993 Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side", "Perfect Day", "I'm So Free") / (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side", "Perfect Day", "I'm So Free")
 1993 The Kennedy Years: JFK Remembered (Documentary short) (performer: "The Day John Kennedy Died") / (writer: "The Day John Kennedy Died")
 1993 Faraway, So Close! (performer: "Berlin", "Why Can't I Be Good") / (producer: "Why Can't I Be Good") / (writer: "Berlin", "Why Can't I Be Good")
 1993 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Selma's Choice (1993) ... (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - uncredited)
 1992 Prelude to a Kiss (writer: "Sweet Jane")
 1991 Until the End of the World (performer: "What's Good") / (writer: "What's Good")
 1991 The Rapture (writer: "I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR")
 1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Banks Shot (1991) ... (performer: "Soul Man")
 1991 The Doors (writer: "Heroin", "Venus In Furs")
 1991 DAAS Kapital (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gluttony (1991) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning")
 1990 The Ages of Lulu (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side") / (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side")
 1990 Tulilinja (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 December 1990 (1990) ... (writer: "Seisovaa ilmaa (Walk on the Wild Side)")
 1990 Silent Scream (writer: "Oh Jim" - uncredited)
 1990 Opportunity Knocks (performer: "Walk On The Wide Side") / (writer: "Walk On The Wide Side")
 1990 Flashback ("Walk on the Wild Side")
 1990 Diese Drombuschs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Der Verlierer (1990) ... (performer: "Walk On The Wild Side")
 1989 Penn & Teller Get Killed (writer: "Femme fatale")
 1989 True Believer (performer: "Busload of Faith") / (writer: "Busload of Faith")
 1988 Permanent Record (performer: "Something Happened") / (producer: "Something Happened") / (writer: "Something Happened")
 1988 Tommys Hollywood Report (TV Movie) (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - uncredited) / (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - uncredited)
 1987 Hot Child in the City (performer: "Walk On The Wild Side") / (writer: "Walk On The Wild Side")
 1986 Soul Man (performer: "Soul Man")
 1985 Heroine (Video) (writer: "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale")
 1985 White Nights (performer: "My Love Is Chemical")
  Fame (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- White Light (1985) ... (performer: "White Light, White Heat") / (writer: "White Light, White Heat")
 1985 Operation Julie (TV Movie) (performer: "Oh Jim")
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- The Prodigal Son (1985) ... (performer: "Good Night, Ladies" - uncredited) / (writer: "Good Night, Ladies" - uncredited)
 1985 Perfect (performer: "Hot Hips") / (producer: "Hot Hips") / (writer: "Hot Hips")
 1984 Protocol (performer: "I Love You, Suzanne")
 1983 David Bowie: Serious Moonlight (Video documentary) (writer: "White Light, White Heat")
 1983 Get Crazy (performer: "My Baby Sister") / (writer: "My Baby Sister")
 1983 Rock & Rule (performer: "My Name Is Mok", "Triumph") / (producer: "My Name Is Mok", "Triumph") / (writer: "My Name Is Mok", "Triumph")
 1983 G (writer: "Venus in Furs")
 1982 Nico: An Underground Experience (Video short) (writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale")
 1981 American Pop (performer: "I'm Waiting for the Man") / (writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man")
 1980 Times Square (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side") / (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side")
 1980 Up the Academy (performer: "Street Hassle") / (writer: "Street Hassle")
 1980 Underground U.S.A. (performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" (1972)) / (writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" (1972))
 1979 Nuotit hukassa (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 December 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Mitä me tehdään (Pale Blue Eyes)")
 1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School (writer: "Rock n Roll")
 1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 April 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "What Goes On")
 1977 The Runaways Live in Japan (TV Movie) (writer: "Rock N Roll")
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2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 17 Interviews | 17 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I didn't get in it for the money, and I'm the same way now. I do it for me. Because I like doing it. See more »

Trivia:

In 1958 a 14 year-old Reed was part of a doo-wop band called The Shades and recorded a single, "So Blue" b/w "Leave Her For Me". Alan Freed played the single on his show; Reed commented later "I got royalties of 78 cents.". See more »

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