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Peter Tosh (1944–1987)

Peter Tosh was born on October 19, 1944 in Grange Hill, Jamaica as Winston Hubert McIntosh. He died on September 11, 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica. See full bio »


(age 42) in Kingston, Jamaica

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Pineapple Express
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Lords of Dogtown
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 2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jay Leno/Kate Upton/Jason Derulo feat. Ty Dolla $ign (2017) ... (writer: "Get Up, Stand Up" - uncredited)
 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 1 (2015) ... (writer: "Get Up, Stand Up")
 2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Super Pranks (2013) ... (writer: "Get Up, Stand Up" - uncredited)
 2012 Savages (performer: "Legalize It") / (writer: "Legalize It")
 2012 Marley (Documentary) (writer: "Get Up Stand Up", "Stop That Train")
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.69 (2011) ... (writer: "Get Up, Stand Up")
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The New Generation (2011) ... (performer: "Apartheid") / (writer: "Apartheid")
 2010 Fire in Babylon (Documentary) (writer: "Get up, Stand up", "Get Up Stand Up")
 2010 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hey Soul Sister (2010) ... (writer: "Stop That Train")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "Get Up Stand Up" - uncredited)
 2009 Bandslam (performer: "(You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back")
 2008 Pineapple Express (performer: "Wanted Dread or Alive") / (writer: "Wanted Dread or Alive")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) ("Stand Up Jamrock", uncredited)
 2008 Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley's 60th Birthday (Documentary) (writer: "Get Up, Stand Up")
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) ("Stepping Razor")
 2005 Lords of Dogtown (performer: "Steppin' Razor")
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Legalize It") / (writer: "Legalize It")
 2004 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Drinking the Kool-Aid (2004) ... ("(You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back", uncredited)
 2004 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #8 - Publiekskeuze (2004) ... (writer: "Get Up, Stand Up")
 2001 Life and Debt (Documentary) (performer: "Fools Die") / (writer: "Fools Die")
 2000 Homicide: The Movie (TV Movie) (performer: "Pick Myself Up") / (writer: "Pick Myself Up")
 2000 Dean Quixote (writer: "Legalize It")
 1992 Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (Documentary) (writer: "Get Up, Stand Up For Your Rights" - as Tosh)
  Hasta luego cocodrilo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1992)
- No hay marcha en Nueva York (1992) ... (performer: "Wanted Dread and Alive") / (writer: "Wanted Dread and Alive")
 1990 The Spirit of '76 (performer: "Legalize It") / (writer: "Legalize It")
 1990 Marked for Death (performer: "Steppin' Razor")
 1978 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Elliott Gould/Peter Tosh (1978) ... (performer: "Don't Look Back", "Bush Doctor")
 1978 Rockers ("Stepping Razor")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in the Rolling Stones "Waiting on a friend" music video

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Personal Quote:

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. See more »


Along with Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley, Tosh was a primary composer of "The Wailers" music catalog and as such helped create reggae's popularity beyond the West Indies. See more »

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