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Joe Strummer (1952–2002)

Although best known as the outspoken front man for legendary punk rock group The Clash, Joe Strummer also carved out an interesting niche as an actor once the band broke up. The Clash formed in 1976, and along with the Sex Pistols spearheaded the British punk rock scene. By 1979, The Clash had broadened their musical horizons at a time when most ... See full bio »

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 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Paul Rudd/Jon Glaser/Echosmith (2015) ... (writer: "Rock the Casbah" - uncredited)
 2015 Battlefield Hardline (Video Game) (writer: "This Is Radio Clash")
 2015 Pop Gold (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hellraisers (2015) ... (writer: "Janie Jones (Live)")
 2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (writer: "London Calling")
 2014 Kill the Messenger (writer: "Know Your Rights")
 2014 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Girls (2014) ... (writer: "England's Irie" - uncredited)
 2011-2014 Top Gear (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #21.1 (2014) ... (writer: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.4 (2011) ... (writer: "Rock the Casbah")
 2000-2013 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 31 October 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Live While We're Young" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 2 March 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Stupid Girl" - uncredited)
 2013 This Is the End (writer: "Paper Planes")
 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "White Riot")
 2012 Seven Psychopaths (performer: "The Unknown Immortal") / (writer: "The Unknown Immortal")
 2012 Unforgettable: The Sweeney (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "London Calling" - uncredited)
 2012 London Calling (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Every Picture Tells a Story (2012) ... (writer: "London Calling" - uncredited)
- Fuck Art Let's Dance (2012) ... (writer: "London Calling" - uncredited)
 2012 People Like Us (writer: "Spanish Bombs")
 2012 The Hitchhiker (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Santa Monica Freeway (2012) ... (writer: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go")
 2012 New Girl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Normal (2012) ... (writer: "Death or Glory" - uncredited)
 2012 White Heat (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Personal is Political (2012) ... (writer: "London Calling" - uncredited)
 2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (writer: "London Calling")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Festa i ball (2012) ... (writer: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go")
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "London Calling")
 2009-2011 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.2 (2011) ... (writer: "London Calling")
- Episode #5.19 (2009) ... (writer: "London Calling")
 2011 I Melt with You (writer: "Charlie Don't Surf")
 2010 Casal Rock (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- El gran concert (2010) ... (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go")
- La gira (2010) ... (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go")
- Avis Road (2010) ... (writer: "London Calling", "Should I Stay or Should I Go")
- Casal Punk (2010) ... (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go")
 2010 Get Him to the Greek (writer: "London Calling")
 2010 Iron Man 2 (writer: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", "The Magnificent Seven")
 2010 Brainwash (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Foreldreeffekten (2010) ... (writer: "London Calling")
 2010 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Valentine's Day Massacre (2010) ... (writer: "The Magnificent Seven" - uncredited)
 2010 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Nacho Sampler (2010) ... (writer: "Rock the Casbah" - uncredited)
 2009 Guitar Hero: Van Halen (Video Game) (writer: "Safe European Home")
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Postpunk und Neue Deutsche Welle (2009) ... (writer: "What's My Name", "This Is England" (uncredited), "White Riot")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.2 (2009) ... (writer: "Rock the Casbah" - uncredited)
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Round Nine (2009) ... (writer: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - uncredited)
- Round 1: Part 1 (2009) ... (writer: "Train In Vain" - uncredited)
 2009 (500) Days of Summer (writer: "Train in Vain (Stand By Me)")
 2008 The Brothers Bloom (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go")
 2008 It Might Get Loud (Documentary) (writer: "Koka Kola")
 2008 RocknRolla (as Strummer, "Bankrobber")
 2008 Slumdog Millionaire (writer: "Paper Planes", "Paper Planes (DFA Remix)")
 2008 Hancock (writer: "Paper Planes")
 2008 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Music with a Message (2008) ... (writer: "Rock the Casbah")
 2008 War, Inc. (writer: "Get Down Moses") / (writer: "Yalla, Yalla" - as John Mellor)
 2007 Californication (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Turn the Page (2007) ... ("Coma Girl")
 2007 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Video Game) (writer: "Clash City Rockers")
  Big Love (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Take Me as I Am (2007) ... (performer: "Midnight Jam" - uncredited)
- A Barbecue for Betty (2006) ... (writer: "Get Down Moses")
 2007 Young@Heart (Documentary) (writer: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - as Strummer)
 2007 We Own the Night (writer: "The Magnificent Seven")
 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly ("Ramshackle Day Parade")
 2007 SingStar Pop (Video Game) (writer: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go")
 2007 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Documentary) (performer: "The Brooding Sound Of Madness", "I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore", "Omotepe", "Filibustero", "A Rockin' World", "The Rose Of Erin") / (writer: "White Riot", "Rock the Casbah", "London's Burning", "I'm So Bored With The USA", "1977", "What's My Name", "Garageland", "White Man In Hammersmith Palais", "The Call Up", "Magnificent Seven", "London Calling", "Rock The Casbah", "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", "(In The) Pouring Rain", "Career Oportunities")
 2006 The History Boys (writer: "Mustapha Dance")
 2006 Stranger Than Fiction (writer: "Death or Glory" (1979))
 2006 You, Me and Dupree (writer: "Train in Vain (Stand by Me)")
 2006 Over the Hedge (writer: "Lost in the Supermarket")
 2005 Mini-Cleaners (Short) (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go")
 2005 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stan of Arabia: Part 1 (2005) ... (writer: "Rock The Casbah" - uncredited)
 2005 Embedded (Video) (writer: "Know Your Rights")
 2005 In Her Shoes (writer: "Stupid Girl" (1995))
 2005 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Love You Too (2005) ... (writer: "Rock The Casbah" - uncredited)
 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (writer: "Mondo Bongo")
 2005 Lords of Dogtown (writer: "Death or Glory")
 2004 Millions (writer: "Hitsville UK")
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go")
 2004 Let's Rock Again! (Documentary) (writer: "1977", "Arms Aloft", "Bhindi Bhagee", "Cool 'n' Out", "Get Down Moses", "Global a Go-Go", "Johnny Appleseed", "London's Burning", "Mega Bottle Ride", "Minstrel Boy", "Shaktar Donetsk", "Should I Stay or Should I Go", "Tony Adams", "Yalla Yalla" - as Strummer) / (writer: "Trash City")
 2004 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In Camelot (2004) ... (writer: "Rock the Casbah" - uncredited)
  Subterranean (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Stellastarr* (2004) ... (performer: "Redemption Song") / (writer: "Redemption Song")
 2004 Taking Lives (writer: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go")
 2003 Tony Hawk's Underground (Video Game) (writer: "White Riot")
 2003 Beyond Borders (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go")
 2003 Waking the Dead (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Walking on Water: Part 1 (2003) ... (writer: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go")
 2003 School of Rock ("Stay Free")
 2003 Janis and John (writer: "Janie Jones")
 2003 Code 46 (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go")
 2003 Rugrats Go Wild ("Should I Stay or Should I Go")
 2003 What a Girl Wants (writer: "London Calling")
 2003 American Splendor (writer: "Know Your Rights" (1982))
 2003 End of the Century (Documentary) (writer: "White Riot")
 2002 If I Were a Rich Man (writer: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go")
 2002 Die Another Day (writer: "London Calling")
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- One's Got Class and the Other One Dyes (2002) ... (writer: "London Calling" - uncredited)
 2002 Callas Forever (writer: "Complete Control" - as J. Strummer)
 2002 24 Hour Party People (writer: "Janie Jones")
 2002 Long Time Dead (writer: "White Riot")
 2002 Gary Webb: In His Own Words (Documentary short) (performer: "Redemption Song") / (writer: "Redemption Song")
 2001 Black Hawk Down (arranger: "Minstrel Boy (Film Version)") / (producer: "Minstrel Boy (Film Version)")
 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums (writer: "Rock The Casbah")
 2001 My Wife Is an Actress (writer: "London Calling")
 2001 Me Without You (writer: "White Riot" (1977), "White Man in Hammersmith Palais" (1979) - as Strummer)
 2001 Someone Like You... (writer: "Train in Vain")
 2001 Intimacy ("London Calling" (1979)) / (writer: "London Calling" (1979))
 2001 Antitrust (writer: "Forbidden City")
 2001 100 Greatest Number One Singles (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go")
 2000 Coyote Ugly (writer: "Tony Adams")
 2000 Complicity (writer: "Straight to Hell")
 2000 Daria (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mart of Darkness (2000) ... (writer: "Lost in the Supermarket")
 2000 Billy Elliot (writer: "London Calling")
 2000 Hanging Up (writer: "Train In Vain")
 2000 28 Days (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (1981))
 1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (writer: "White Riot")
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead (writer: "Janie Jones", "I'm So Bored With the USA")
 1999 Brokedown Palace (writer: "Rock the Casbah")
 1999 Rogue Trader (writer: "Rock the Casbah")
 1999 That '70s Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Punk Chick (1999) ... (writer: "I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.")
 1999 Bravo Two Zero (TV Movie) (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go", "London Calling", "Rock the Casbah")
 1999 Fast Food (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go")
 1998 Divorcing Jack (writer: "Bank Robber", "White Riot", "Should I Stay or Should I Go?")
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (writer: "Ghost Radio")
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Natural Born Kissers (1998) ... (writer: "Rock The Casbah")
 1998 Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One with Ross's Wedding: Part One (1998) ... (writer: "London Calling" - uncredited)
 1993-1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Historobohu (Tohu 1-7 bzw. 50) (1998) ... (writer: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" - uncredited)
- Montreux-Mix II (1995) ... (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go" - uncredited)
- Folge 12 - Das Schlechteste aus Tohuwabohu (1993) ... (writer: "Should I Stay or Should I Go" - uncredited)
 1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) ... (writer: "London Calling" - uncredited)
- Revenge of the Creature (1997) ... (writer: "Rock the Casbah" - uncredited)
 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank (performer: "War Cry") / (producer: "War Cry") / (writer: "War Cry", "Rudie Can't Fail")
 1996 Hollow Reed (writer: "Train in Vain")
 1979-1996 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 21 March 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Stupid Girl")
- Episode dated 3 January 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "London Calling")
- Episode dated 20 December 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "London Calling")
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Right On (1994) ... (writer: "Should I Stay or Shoul I Go? (Live)")
 1993 When Pigs Fly (performer: "POURING RAIN") / (writer: "POURING RAIN")
 1990 I Hired a Contract Killer ("Burning Light", "Afro-Cuban Be-Bop", "Ned Your Love So Bad", "My Nerves", "Young Girl", "Suffering With The Blues") / (performer: "Body And Soul")
 1989 Wired (performer: "Love Kills") / (writer: "Love Kills")
 1988 Permanent Record (performer: "Baby the Trans", "Nothin' 'Bout Nothin'", "Trash City", "Nefertiti Rock", "Cholo Vest") / (producer: "Baby the Trans", "Nothin' 'Bout Nothin'", "Trash City", "Nefertiti Rock", "Cholo Vest") / (writer: "Baby the Trans", "Nothin' 'Bout Nothin'", "Trash City", "Nefertiti Rock", "Cholo Vest")
 1987 Walker (arranger: "Silver Threads Among the Gold" - uncredited)
 1986 Sid and Nancy (performer: "Love Kills", "Dum Dum Club") / (writer: "Love Kills", "Dum Dum Club")
 1986 Straight to Hell (performer: "Yakety Yak", "Ambush At Mystery Rock") / (writer: "Ambush At Mystery Rock", "Salsa Y Ketchup")
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Alternate Names:

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I spoke to Paul Simon about this and he said, 'Hey man, before Graceland I was dead in the water. Nobody was checking my stuff.' So he's a realist. He had some barren years after stuff like One-Trick Pony, and out of the hat he pulled Graceland. So life is interesting: anything can happen. But you've got to be tough enough to take a spell in the wilderness, instead of hoping to be in the ... See more »


When he changed his name to Joe Strummer when young, he would no longer answer to his previous nickname, "Woody" Mellor, so everyone knew him as "Joe." See more »



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