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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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 2016 History of the Euros (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2015 Ricki and the Flash (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2015 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Japan vs. England (2015) ... (lyrics: "Every Breaking Wave" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Channing Tatum/Mo Rocca/X Ambassadors (2015) ... (music: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - uncredited)
- U2 (2015) ... (lyrics: "Song for Someone") / (music: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (uncredited), "Desire" (uncredited), "Beautiful Day", "Song for Someone")
- Benedict Cumberbatch/Allison Williams/(Not) U2 (2014) ... (music: "Desire" - uncredited)
- Will Smith/U2 (2014) ... (writer: "Invisible")
 2015 Trainwreck (writer: "She's a Mystery to Me")
 2014 Wimbledon 2day (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- 2014: Day 11 (2014) ... (lyrics: "Vertigo" - uncredited)
 2014 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ghetto Supastar by Pras (2014) ... (writer: "Haven't Found")
 2014 Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- City of Angels (2014) ... (lyrics: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - uncredited)
  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 The Bachelor Weekend (writer: "One" - as Evans)
 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")
 2013 The '80s: The Decade That Made Us (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Super Power (2013) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name" - uncredited)
- Lift Off (2013) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name" - uncredited)
  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)
 2003-2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Lanie Lane Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "She's a Mystery to Me")
- Heaven and Hell Special (2003) ... (writer: "Gloria")
 2012 Big Brother's Bit on the Side (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 September 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Goldeneye" - uncredited)
 2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (writer: "When Love Comes to Town" - as David Evans)
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2012 $ellebrity (Documentary) (writer: "Desire")
 2012 Anton Corbijn Inside Out (Documentary) (writer: "Beatiful Day" - as Evans)
 2011 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mount Diablo 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Elevation")
 2011 The Lady (lyrics: "Slug") / (music: "Slug")
 2011 When Rock Goes Acoustic (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Staring at the Sun" (1997))
  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 Series) (performer: "Where The Streets Have No Name")
 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)
 2002-2007 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Liveshow #2 - 80's (2007) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Liveshow #10 - Keuzes (2006) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Liveshow #1 - Mijn Idol (2004) ... (writer: "Angel of Harlem")
- Workshop #2 (2002) ... (writer: "One")
 2007 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 5: Seasons and Colours (2007) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
- Top 24: Top 12 Boys (2007) ... (writer: "One")
 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly ("Ultra Violet (Light My Way)")
 2007 U2 3D (Documentary) (lyrics: "Vertigo")
 2007 Idool 2007 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grote Liveshow 8 - Rock (2007) ... (writer: "One")
 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 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Sedmé finále (2006) ... (writer: "Goldeneye")
- Druhé semifinále: Kluci (2006) ... (writer: "One")
 2003-2006 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 12 Performance Show: Idol's Choice (2006) ... (writer: "With or Without You", "Where the Streets Have No Name")
- Top 24 Group 1 Performance Show: Guys (2006) ... (writer: "Vertigo")
- Top 10 Performance Show: Rock (2005) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
- Up Close & Personal Special (2003) ... (writer: "With or Without 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 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2006) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 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)
 2003-2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #4.13 (2005) ... (writer: "Vertigo")
- Episode #3.8 (2003) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Episode #2.23 (2003) ... (writer: "Electrical Storm")
- Episode #2.17 (2003) ... (writer: "GoldenEye")
 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)
 2003-2005 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Topp 3 - Dommerne bestemmer (2005) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Topp 6 - VG-Lista Topp 20 (2004) ... (writer: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
- Topp 40 #4 (2004) ... (writer: "Walk On")
- Topp 3 - Dommerne bestemmer (2003) ... (writer: "One")
- Topp 4 - Nummer 1-hiter (2003) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 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 Slovensko hladá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tretí semifinále (2004) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 2004 Idool 2004 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 4 - Filmmuziek (2004) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2004 The Flynns Journey to Ireland (Documentary) (writer: "Bad")
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- List-ettor (2004) ... (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)")
 2004 The Batman (TV Series) (performer: "The Batman Series Theme I") / (writer: "The Batman Series Theme I")
 2003-2004 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 3 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Top 4 Results Show (2004) ... (writer: "Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad")
- Top 9 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
- Last Group (2003) ... (writer: "One")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 2 Showdown (2004) ... (writer: "One")
- Top 3 Performance Show: 80's Hits (2004) ... (writer: "Angel of Harlem")
 2003-2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Idol Finale (2004) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
- Top 5 - Live Band (2004) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2004 Taking Lives (lyrics: "Bad")
 2004 Idol stjörnuleit (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (2004) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (2003) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2003 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1: Your Pop Idol (2003) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 2003 Blackball (lyrics: "Stuck in a Moment (You Can't Get Out of)")
 2003 Headrush (writer: "Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk", "Your Blue Room" - as Evans)
 2003 Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Beautiful Day" - as David Evans)
 2003 Conspiracy of Silence (writer: "All I Want Is You" - as Evans)
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 2 - Jaren 80 (2003) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 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 Bond Girls Are Forever (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Goldeneye")
 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")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1995 - 2001) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2001)
- Episode dated 9 February 2001 (2001) ... (lyrics: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
- Episode dated 12 January 2001 (2001) ... (lyrics: "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of") / (writer: "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
- Episode dated 30 November 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Miss Sarajevo")
- Episode dated 23 November 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Miss Sarajevo")
- Episode dated 16 November 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Goldeneye")
 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 Blackout (writer: "MIAMI" - as Dave Evans)
 1997 The End of Violence (writer: "I'm Not Your Baby")
 1997 The Video Pool (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.155 (1997) ... (lyrics: "Staring at the Sun")
 1995 GoldenEye (music: "Goldeneye")
 1995 Showgirls (Gimme Some More, Dignity Mix", (lyrics: "Numb)
 1995 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Episode #6.4 (1995) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 1995 Batman Forever (producer: "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me")
 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")
 1995 Kids (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - as Dave Evans)
 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 Sunset Strip (performer: "Sunset Strip")
 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)
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Out to Lunch (1981) ... (writer: "I Will Follow")
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Alternate Names:

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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People always ask us if we think our songs can really change anything. And I always say that's not why we wrote the songs. We didn't write them so they would change the situation. See more »

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