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Pete Townshend


Born in Chiswick, London just ten days after the German surrender in 1945, Townshend grows up in a typical middle-class home. His parents, Cliff and Betty Townshend, are both musicians, and as a child he accompanies them on dance band tours. Townshend starts playing guitar at 12. He goes to art school and, after several stints in local ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Beauty
(1999)
Goodfellas
Goodfellas Soundtrack
(1990)
Rushmore
Rushmore Soundtrack
(1998)
Mr. Deeds
Mr. Deeds Soundtrack
(2002)

Filmography

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 2015-2016 CSI: Cyber (TV Series) (composer - 31 episodes)
- Legacy (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Flash Squad (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- 5 Deadly Sins (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Python's Revenge (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Fit-and-Run (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
 2000-2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (composer - 324 episodes)
- Under My Skin (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- The End Game (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Last Ride (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- Merchants of Menace (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- Hero to Zero (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
  CSI: NY (TV Series) (composer - 196 episodes, 2004 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Today Is Life (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Blood Actually (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Seth and Apep (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- White Gold (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Nine Thirteen (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
 2002-2012 CSI: Miami (TV Series) (composer - 232 episodes)
- Habeas Corpse (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Law & Disorder (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- At Risk (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Rest in Pieces (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Good Deed (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
 1984 David Gilmour Live 1984 (Video) (lyrics)
 1980 McVicar (music consultant) / (musician: guitar)
 1979 Quadrophenia (musical director)
 1975 Tommy (musical director) / (musician: arp synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, piano - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Empty Glass"{ See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 15 Interviews | 6 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Pete Townsend | Peter Townshend | The Who

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[2008] There's this idea of learning to play just like Jimi Hendrix, it's still around in all these guitar magazines with their transcriptions, and I just think, "Why?". There are different kinds of guitar players. There are those who want to play the songs exactly like the record, and then they're happy. And there's others like me who want to know how the songs are made, the structure, the ... See more »

Trivia:

The Who were voted the 29th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone. See more »

Trademark:

"The Windmill" (strumming a guitar by swinging the whole extended arm in a circle) See more »

Nickname:

Big Nose

Star Sign:

Taurus

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