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John Taylor (IV)

Nigel John Taylor is most well-known for his bass work in the popular band, Duran Duran, which he also co-founded. As schoolboys, he and Nick would sit around and daydream about the band they would one day front. It was then that they finalized a timeline for the band: they were to play Hammersmith Odeon by 1982, Wembley Arena by 1983, and Madison... See full bio »
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 2016 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Martin Short/Lauren Ash/5 Seconds of Summer (2016) ... (writer: "Hey Everybody")
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Drew Barrymore/Stephen Moyer/5 Seconds of Summer (2015) ... (writer: "Hey Everybody!")
- Robert De Niro/Ariana Grande/Duran Duran (2015) ... (writer: "Pressure Off")
 2014 Stalker (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Skin (2014) ... (writer: "Hungry Like the Wolf" - uncredited)
 2012-2014 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Untitled Rachel Berry Project (2014) ... (writer: "Girls on Film" - uncredited)
- Big Brother (2012) ... (writer: "Hungry Like the Wolf / Rio" - uncredited)
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2014) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014)
- Week 6: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "The Wild Boys" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Wild Boys" - uncredited)
- Week 6 (2014) ... (performer: "The Wild Boys" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Wild Boys" - uncredited)
 2013 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cold War (2013) ... (writer: "Hungry Like The Wolf")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 7 (2012) ... (writer: "Girls on Film/When Will I Be Famous?" - uncredited)
 2011-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #20.164 (2012) ... (writer: "Notorious" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.113 (2011) ... (writer: "All You Need Is Now")
 2009-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (writer: "Hungry Like the Wolf" - uncredited)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Sizzling Supermodels (2011) ... (writer: "Girls on Film")
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: "The Reflex")
- Adults Only 20 to 01: Saucy Songs (2009) ... (writer: "Girls On Film")
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.58 (2011) ... (writer: "Hungry Like the Wolf" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.52 (2011) ... (writer: "The Reflex" (uncredited), "A View to a Kill" (uncredited), "Save a Prayer" (uncredited), "Rio" (uncredited), "Hungry Like the Wolf" (uncredited), "Girls on Film" (uncredited), "Union of the Snake" (uncredited), "Leave a Light On")
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (writer: "Hungry Like The Wolf")
 2010 Greenberg (writer: "The Chauffeur")
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.87 (2010) ... (performer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2008 Tough Talk (Short) (writer: "Ordinary World")
 2008 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Tattaglia (2008) ... (writer: "Some Like It Hot")
 2008 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore (Video Game) (lyrics: "Rio" - as Taylor) / (music: "Rio" - as Taylor)
 2007 SingStar '80s (Video Game) (writer: "Rio")
 2007 How to Rob a Bank (and 10 Tips to Actually Get Away with It) (writer: "Hungy Like the Wolf" - as J. Taylor)
 2007 Son of Rambow (writer: "Wild Boys")
 2007 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (Video Game) ("Hungry Like the Wolf")
 2006 Notte prima degli esami (as J. Taylor, "The Wild Boys", "Save a Prayer")
 2005 The Shield (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tar Baby (2005) ... (performer: "Hungry Like the Wolf" - uncredited)
 2004 Layer Cake (writer: "Ordinary World")
 2004 Trollywood (Documentary) (writer: "Drive By")
 2003 Monster (writer: "All She Wants Is" (1988) - as John Nigel Taylor)
 2003 Wonderland (writer: "Girls on Film" (1981))
 2003 American Wedding (writer: "Reflex")
 2003 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 8 - 80-tallet (2003) ... (writer: "Notorious")
 2003 Old School (writer: "Hungry Like the Wolf")
 2002 Extreme Ops (writer: "Notorious")
 2002 Big Fat Liar (writer: "Hungry Like the Wolf")
 2002 Biggie and Tupac (Documentary) (writer: "Notorious B.I.G.")
 2001 Donnie Darko (writer: "Notorious")
 1999 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics (1999) ... (writer: "Rio")
 1997 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.7 (1997) ... (writer: "Hungry Like the Wolf")
 1993 Mi vida loca (writer: "La Blue Eyes Theme", "El Duran Theme", "Echo Parque", "Giggles and Big Sleepy Get Busy")
 1988 Tequila Sunrise (writer: "Do You Believe In Shame?")
 1988 Space Riders (writer: "Hungry Like a Wolf")
 1986 9½ Weeks (producer: "I Do What I Do (Theme from 9 1/2 Weeks)") / (writer: "I Do What I Do (Theme from 9 1/2 Weeks)")
 1986 The Power Station Video (Video documentary short) (writer: "Some Like It Hot", "Communication")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Murderess")
 1985 The Power Station: Communication (Video short) (writer: "Communication")
 1985 The Power Station: Some Like It Hot (Video short) (writer: "Some Like It Hot")
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Other Works:

Bassist for British group Duran Duran 1978-1997. Also a member of the Power Station and the Neurotic Outsiders, and Terroristen.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Duran Duran | Duran Duran/Power Station | John Nigel Taylor


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

I hated being a teenager, until I discovered just how powerful the world of popular music was. It helped me find an identity and find myself. Not just the notes and beats, but the icons and the haircuts and the clothes and the liner notes. Music saved me in a way, or at least it gave me a sense of direction of how life could be. See more »


There is a 7 year age gap between John and his new wife Gela Nash. There was a 12 year age gap between John and his ex-wife Amanda De Cadenet. See more »


Blonde streaks in his hair


J.T. See more »

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