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Mike Rutherford (II)

Mike Rutherford was born on October 2, 1950 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England as Michael John Cleote Crawford Rutherford. He has been married to Angie since November 13, 1976. They have three children. See full bio »
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 2013 La Marató 2013 (TV Movie) (writer: "Mirant enrera")
 2012 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Old Stan in the Mountain (2012) ... (writer: "Invisible Touch")
 2012 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Progressive Metal (2012) ... (writer: "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight")
 2010 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Special Education (2010) ... (writer: "The Living Years" - uncredited)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "All I Need Is A Miracle" - uncredited)
 2008 Genesis: When in Rome (Video) (lyrics: "Land of Confusion", "Follow You Follow Me", "Ripples", "Throwing It All Away") / (writer: "Duke's Intro [Behind The Lines/Duke's End]", "Turn It On Again", "No Son of Mine", "Land of Confusion", "In The Cage Medley [In The Cage, The Cinema Show, Duke's Travels]", "Hold On My Heart", "Home By The Sea", "Second Home By The Sea", "Follow You Follow Me", "Firth of Fifth", "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)", "Mama", "Ripples", "Throwing It All Away", "Domino", "Los Endos", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Invisible Touch", "I Can't Dance", "The Carpet Crawlers")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (writer: "Mama")
 2008 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.37 (2008) ... (writer: "I Can't Dance" - uncredited)
 2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (writer: "Follow You, Follow Me")
 2006 The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Jesus He Knows Me" - as Michael Rutherford) / (writer: "Jesus He Knows Me" - as Michael Rutherford)
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Titanic (2006) ... (writer: "Mama" - uncredited)
 2001 Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prog Rock (2001) ... (writer: "Follow You, Follow Me", "The Living Years", "Congo")
 2000 American Psycho (writer: "In Too Deep" - as Michael Rutherford)
 1996 The Eighth Day (writer: "Jesus He Knows Me" - as Michael Rutherford)
 1995 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Montreux-Mix II (1995) ... (writer: "I Can't Dance" - uncredited)
 1993 Rookie of the Year (writer: "Get Up" - as Michael Rutherford)
 1993 Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey (writer: "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight")
 1993 Genesis: The Way We Walk - Live in Concert (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Land of Confusion", "Dreaming While You Sleep") / (music: "Land of Confusion", "No Son Of Mine", "Driving The Last Spike", "Fading Lights", "Jesus He Knows Me", "Dreaming While You Sleep", "Home By The Sea", "Hold On My Heart", "Domino", "I Can't Dance", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Invisible Touch", "Turn It On Again") / (writer: "Old Medley")
 1992 Otto - Der Liebesfilm (writer: "I Can't Dance")
 1992 Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (writer: "Everybody Gets A Second Chance")
 1989 Mike + The Mechanics: A Closer Look (Video) (lyrics: "Hanging By a Thread") / (lyrics: "Silent Running" (1985), "All I Need Is a Miracle" (1985), "Taken In" (1985), "Nobody's Perfect" (1988), "Nobody Knows" (1988), "Seeing Is Believing" (1988), "The Living Years" (1988) - as M. Rutherford) / (music: "Hanging By a Thread") / (music: "Silent Running" (1985), "All I Need Is a Miracle" (1985), "Taken In" (1985), "Nobody's Perfect" (1988), "Nobody Knows" (1988), "Seeing Is Believing" (1988), "The Living Years" (1988) - as M. Rutherford)
 1988 Genesis: Live at Wembley Stadium (Video) (lyrics: "Abacab", "Land of Confusion", "Throwing It All Away", "Turn It On Again") / (writer: "Mama", "Abacab", "Domino", "That's All", "The Brazilian", "Land of Confusion", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Throwing It All Away", "Home By The Sea", "Invisible Touch", "Los Endos", "Turn It On Again", "Do The Neurotic")
 1986-1988 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Unfinished Business (1988) ... (writer: "The Brazilian" - as Michael Rutherford)
- Laura (1987) ... (writer: "Tonight Tonight Tonight" - as Michael Rutherford)
- Death and Taxes (1986) ... (writer: "Mama" - as Michael Rutherford)
 1987 The Allnighter (lyrics: "TAKE THE REINS" - as Mike Rutherford) / (music: "TAKE THE REINS" - as Mike Rutherford)
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Baby Blues (1986) ... (writer: "Hanging By A Thread" - uncredited)
- Yankee Dollar (1986) ... (writer: "Par Avion" - uncredited)
 1986 Choke Canyon (writer: "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)" - as Michael Rutherford)
 1985 White Nights (writer: "The Other Side of the World" - as Michael Rutherford)
 1985 Phil Collins: No Jacket Required (TV Movie) (writer: "Behind The Lines")
 1984 Genesis: The Mama Tour (Video documentary) (writer: "Abacab", "That's All", "Mama", "Illegal Alien", "Home By The Sea", "Second Home By The Sea", "Keep It Dark", "It's Gonna Get Better", "In The Cage", "The Cinema Show", "...In That Quiet Earth", "Supperman", "Turn It On Again")
 1983 Phil Collins: Live at Perkins Palace (Video) (writer: "Behind The Lines")
 1978 Derrick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ute und Manuela (1978) ... (writer: "Follow you, follow me")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1978) (music - 1 episode, 1978)
- Episode dated 13 April 1978 (1978) ... (lyrics: "Follow You, Follow Me") / (music: "Follow You, Follow Me")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

A member of the "Rock Against Repatriation" charity project in 1990. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mike and the Mechanics | Michael Rutherford

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Abacab, Genesis and Invisible Touch were for me a real pleasure to do. Each one was an adventure we faced without any preconceived ideas. It was, 'Here we go, hope it works and let's see which way it takes us'. And Phil's voice had developed so much. He'd gone from being a drummer who sang to being a great singer. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote the lyrics to "Land of Confusion" while sick in bed. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Nickname:

Alf

Star Sign:

Libra

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