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Johnny Thunders (1952–1991)

Johnny Thunders was born on July 15, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as John Anthony Genzale Jr. He died on April 23, 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. See full bio »

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Bringing Out the Dead
Get Him to the Greek
Freddy Got Fingered
Freddy Got Fingered Soundtrack
Velvet Goldmine
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 2016 Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Yerba Buena (2016) ... (performer: "London Boys" - uncredited)
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 2014 Red Band Society (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (2014) ... (writer: "Personality Crisis" - uncredited)
 2014 Gotham (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Selina Kyle (2014) ... (writer: "Jet Boy" - uncredited)
 2013 CBGB (writer: "Chatterbox")
  Californication (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Unforgiven (2013) ... (performer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory") / (writer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory")
 2012 Miss Farkku-Suomi (music: "Personality Crisis")
 2010 Get Him to the Greek (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 2010/I White Snow (performer: "Treat Her Right", "Alone in a Crowd", "Cool Operator") / (writer: "Alone in a Crowd" - as Thunders) / (writer: "Cool Operator" - as 'Thunders')
  Suite noire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- La musique de papa (2009) ... (performer: "In God's Name") / (writer: "In God's Name")
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- The Ride (2006) ... (performer: "Pipeline")
- House Arrest (2000) ... (performer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory") / (writer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory")
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead (performer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory") / (writer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory")
 1998 Velvet Goldmine (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 1993 What About Me (performer: "Joey Joey", "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory", "Bird Song", "In God's Name") / (writer: "So Alone", "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory", "Bird Song", "In God's Name")
 1989 Little Sweetheart (performer: "I Was Born To Cry")
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