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Elliott Smith (I) (1969–2003)

Elliott Smith was born on August 6, 1969 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Steven Paul Smith. He died on October 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (performer: "Going Nowhere") / (writer: "Going Nowhere")
  Rick and Morty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Big Trouble in Little Sanchez (2015) ... (performer: "Between the Bars" - uncredited) / (writer: "Between the Bars" - uncredited)
 2014 Love, Rosie (performer: "Son of Sam") / (writer: "Son of Sam")
 2014 Heaven Adores You (Documentary) (performer: "Angeles", "Whatever (Folk Song in C)", "Untitled Guitar Finger Picking", "Untitled Melancholy Song", "Outward Bound", "I Love My Room", "Don't Call Me Billy [Fear City]", "Hamburgers", "Untitled Soft Song in F", "No Name #3", "Unknown (instrumental)", "No Confidence Man", "Coming Up Roses", "Baby Britain (instrumental)") / (writer: "Angeles", "Whatever (Folk Song in C)", "Untitled Guitar Finger Picking", "Untitled Melancholy Song", "Outward Bound", "I Love My Room", "Don't Call Me Billy [Fear City]", "3 [King's Crossing]", "Shotgun", "Hamburgers", "Untitled Soft Song in F", "No Name #3", "Unknown (instrumental)", "No Confidence Man", "Coming Up Roses", "Baby Britain (instrumental)", "Christian Brothers (Heatmiser version)", "Plainclothes Man")
 2012 Stuck in Love (performer: "Between the Bars") / (writer: "Between the Bars" - as Steven Paul Smith)
 2011 Fresh Meat (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (performer: "Waltz #2 (XO)" - uncredited)
 2010 Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (Video) (writer: "Between The Bars" - as Steven Smith)
 2009 Une Vignette de Mélancolie (Short) (writer: "A Distorted Reality is Now a Necessity to Be Free")
 2009 American Pie Presents the Book of Love (Video) (performer: "Say Yes") / (writer: "Say Yes")
 2009/I Up in the Air (performer: "Angel in the Snow" (1995)) / (writer: "Angel in the Snow" (1995))
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) ("L.A.")
  Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Yours, Mine & Ours (2009) ... (performer: "Angeles") / (writer: "Angeles")
 2009 Last Flowers (Short) (performer: "Happiness") / (writer: "Happiness")
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #4.7 (2008) ... (performer: "Between the Bars") / (writer: "Between the Bars")
 2007 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Victor/Victrola (2007) ... (performer: "Whatever (Folk Song in C)")
 2007 Paranoid Park (performer: "Angeles", "The White Lady Loves You More") / (writer: "Angeles", "The White Lady Loves You More")
 2007 Georgia Rule (performer: "I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out") / (writer: "I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out")
 2007 The Go-Getter (performer: "Coast To Coast") / (writer: "Coast To Coast")
 2006 The Austrian Method (performer: "Tomorrow, Tomorrow") / (writer: "Tomorrow, Tomorrow")
 2006 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Aftermath (2006) ... ("Clementine")
  The Eight (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Matisse's Moroccans (2006) ... (performer: "Pretty Mary K" - uncredited) / (writer: "Pretty Mary K" - uncredited)
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Revenge (2005) ... (performer: "Waltz #2" - uncredited)
 2005 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Accomplice (2005) ... (performer: "Pretty (Ugly Before)")
- The Family Ties (2005) ... (performer: "Twilight")
 2005 Thumbsucker (performer: "Trouble", "Let's Get Lost", "Thirteen" (1972)) / (writer: "Let's Get Lost")
 2004 The Girl Next Door (performer: "ANGELES") / (writer: "ANGELES")
 2003 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Life in a Glass House (2003) ... (writer: "Say Yes" - uncredited)
 2003 Now or Never (performer: "Say Yes")
  Judging Amy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Lost in the System (2002) ... (performer: "Between the Bars" - uncredited) / (writer: "Between the Bars" - uncredited)
 2001 Paperboys (Documentary short) ("Happiness") / (producer: "Happiness") / (writer: "Happiness")
 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums (performer: "Needle In The Hay") / (writer: "Needle In The Hay")
 2001 The Martins (writer: "Home on the Range")
 2001 Antitrust (performer: "Son Of Sam") / (writer: "Son Of Sam")
  Opposite Sex (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- The Virgin Episode (2000) ... (performer: "Biggest Lie") / (writer: "Biggest Lie")
- Pilot (2000) ... (performer: "Say Yes")
 2000 Keeping the Faith (performer: "Pitseleh") / (writer: "Pitseleh")
 1999 American Beauty (performer: "Because")
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Miss Misery") / (writer: "Miss Misery")
 1998 Zero Effect (writer: "Rest My Head Against the Wall")
 1997 Good Will Hunting (performer: "No Name #3", "Say Yes", "Between the Bars", "Angeles", "Miss Misery") / (writer: "No Name #3", "Say Yes", "Between the Bars", "Angeles", "Miss Misery")
 1997 The Maker (performer: "BALLAD OF BIG NOTHING", "CUPID'S TRICK") / (writer: "BALLAD OF BIG NOTHING", "CUPID'S TRICK")
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The few years before his suicide, he was known for severe drug addiction. After going through rehabilitation, he started working on his last album "From a Basement on a Hill," some songs which reflect his drug habit like "True Love" and "Abused" were both unreleased due to his family's requests, along with other songs. See more »


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