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The Edge


The Edge was born David Howell Evans, in Barking, Essex in 1961. When he was 2 the family moved to Dublin. During his childhood he learnt how to play the guitar and the piano. In 1978 the Edge became the guitarist and keyboardist of U2. The Edge is still in the group, who have conquered the world for nearly 30 years. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 BB King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (writer: "When Love Comes to Town" - as David Evans)
 2014 Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- City of Angels (2014) ... (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - uncredited)
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Will Smith/U2 (2014) ... (writer: "Invisible")
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Week 6: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited) / (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (writer: "Ordinary Love")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (2013) ... (writer: "One")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #21.49 (2012) ... (music: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.48 (2012) ... (music: "Beautiful Day")
- Episode #19.76 (2011) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2007-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Live Show 9 (2012) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
- Live Results Show 6 (2012) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
- Auditions 4 (2007) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lanie Lane Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "She's a Mystery to Me")
 2012 Big Brother's Bit on the Side (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 September 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Goldeneye" - uncredited)
 2011 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mount Diablo 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Elevation")
 2011 The Lady (lyrics: "Slug") / (music: "Slug")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Bono & The Edge/Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011) ... (performer: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of") / (writer: "A Freak Like Me Needs Company" (uncredited), "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of", "A Freak Like Me (Needs Company)" (uncredited))
- Amanda Seyfried/B.J. Novak/Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011) ... (writer: "Rise Above" - uncredited)
- Jessica Biel/Lee DeWyze (2010) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2011 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.1 (2011) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
 2011 I Melt with You (writer: "Out of Control" - as Dave Evans)
 2010 Glastonbury 2010 (TV Special) (performer: "Where The Streets Have No Name")
  Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #1.101 (2010) ... (performer: "With or Without You") / (writer: "With or Without You")
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Movie) (performer: "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)") / (writer: "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)")
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Megan Fox/U2 (2009) ... (music: "Breathe", "Moment of Surrender", "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" - uncredited)
 2008 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.56 (2008) ... (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - uncredited)
 2008 It Might Get Loud (Documentary) (performer: "Get on Your Boots", "The Fly", "I Will Follow", "Glad to See You Go", "Elevation", "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground", "In My Time of Dying", "The Weight")
 2008 Nim's Island (writer: "Beautiful Day" (2000) - as Dave Evans)
 2008 Waveriders (Documentary) (writer: "SILVER AND GOLD" - as David Evans)
 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly ("Ultra Violet (Light My Way)")
 2007 U2 3D (Documentary) (lyrics: "Vertigo")
 2007 100 höjdare (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.8 (2007) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
 2007 SingStar Pop (Video Game) (lyrics: "Vertigo")
 2006-2007 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (writer: "Where The Streets Have No Name")
- Greatest Songs of All Time (2006) ... (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - as David Evans)
 2007 Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (Video) (writer: "Where the street have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)")
 2006 Die Pathologin - Im Namen der Toten (TV Movie) (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2006 Click (lyrics: "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" (1991) - as Dave Evans) / (music: "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" (1991) - as Dave Evans)
 2006 Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)" - as Dave Evans)
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- VaYechi (2006) ... (writer: "Always Forever Now")
 2006 Kiss me Kismet (TV Movie) (writer: "City of Blinding Lights")
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Daniel (2006) ... (writer: "Discothèque" - uncredited)
 2005 Backstage (writer: "Love Is Blindness")
 2005 Elizabethtown (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (1984) - as David Evans)
 2005 Entourage (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- I Love You Too (2005) ... (lyrics: "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2005 Don't Come Knocking (lyrics: "Don't Come Knocking") / (music: "Don't Come Knocking") / (producer: "Don't Come Knocking")
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What You See Is What You See (2005) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - as Dave Evans)
 2005 The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Vertigo")
 2004 Cap d'any a TV3 (TV Special) (lyrics: "I ni així he trobat el que estic buscant")
 2004 The Flynns Journey to Ireland (Documentary) (writer: "Bad")
 2004 The Batman (TV Series) (performer: "The Batman Series Theme I") / (writer: "The Batman Series Theme I")
 2004 Taking Lives (lyrics: "Bad")
 2003 Headrush (writer: "Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk", "Your Blue Room" - as Evans)
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 ... (lyrics: "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2002 Gangs of New York (arranger: "The Hands That Built America (Theme from Gangs of New York)") / (producer: "The Hands That Built America (Theme from Gangs of New York)")
 2002 Mr. Deeds ("Sweetest Thing")
 2002 About a Boy (as Evans, "Zoo Station")
 2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (writer: "Miss Sarajevo" - as David Evans)
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (lyrics: "Elephant Love Medley")
 2000 Looking for Alibrandi (lyrics: "With or Without You")
 1999 Three Kings (lyrics: "In God's Country")
 1999 Runaway Bride (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 1999/I Entropy (lyrics: "Mofo")
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trash of the Titans (1998) ... (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)")
 1998 City of Angels (lyrics: "If God Will Send His Angels")
 1997 The End of Violence (writer: "I'm Not Your Baby")
 1995 GoldenEye (producer: "GoldenEye") / (writer: "GoldenEye")
 1995 Showgirls (lyrics: "NUMB (GIMME SOME MORE) (DIGNITY MIX)")
 1995 Batman Forever (producer: "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me")
 1995 Kids (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - as Dave Evans)
 1995 Johnny Mnemonic (performer: "ALEX DESCENDS INTO HELL FOR A BOTTLE OF MILK/KOROVA 1") / (writer: "ALEX DESCENDS INTO HELL FOR A BOTTLE OF MILK/KOROVA 1")
 1994 Ready to Wear (writer: "Lemon (Perfecto Mix)")
 1994 Milk Money (as Dave Evans, "Some Days Are Better Than Others")
 1994 Reality Bites (writer: "All I Want is You" - as Dave Evans)
 1993 Fearless (writer: "WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME" - as David Evans)
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Operation Double 007 (1993) ... (writer: "New Year's Day")
 1993 Short Cuts (writer: "Conversation on a Bar Stool")
 1993 The Heartbreak Kid (writer: "One" - as Evans)
 1993 Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
 1992 Gladiator (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)" - as David Evans)
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Desire")
 1988 U2: Rattle and Hum (Documentary) (lyrics: "Van Diemen's Land")
 1986 Captive (writer: "Heroine")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (music: "Bad") / (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lombard (1985) ... (writer: "Wire" - uncredited)
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Music video for Mary J. Blige: "One"

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Alternate Names:

Edge | Dave Evans | U2

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

What I hope people pick up from U2 is that individuality is the crux of what rock'n'roll is about. Every single person who picks up a guitar has the potential to do something unique, and they thwart their potential by trying to sound like other people. See more »

Trivia:

Owns a home in Malibu, California. See more »

Trademark:

Black Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoes See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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