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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 & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2016 Tähdet, tähdet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 70-luku (2016) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chesney Hawkes (2016) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 2016 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Leslie Jones/Carlo Mirarchi/Atom Willard (2016) ... (writer: "Who Are You")
 2016 Roadies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Bryce Newman Letter (2016) ... (writer: "Happy Jack" - uncredited)
 2016 The Comix Scrutinizer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (2016) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 2016 World Championship Snooker (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Day 14, Part 3 (2016) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
 2016 FA Youth Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Semi Final 2nd Leg - Arsenal vs. Manchester City (2016) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 2016 The Mavericks (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Snooker Mavericks (2016) ... (writer: "I Can't Explain" - uncredited)
 2016 Ladbrokes Players Championship (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2016: Day Four - Part 2 (2016) ... (writer: "Eminence Front" - uncredited)
- 2016: Day Four - Part 1 (2016) ... (writer: "Eminence Front" - uncredited)
 2015-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- John Krasinski/Melissa Benoist/Mike Posner (2016) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
- Gwyneth Paltrow/Tyler Oakley/The Who (2016) ... (writer: "Who Are You")
- Pharrell Williams/Priyanka Chopra/Loretta Lynn (2016) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
- Chris Evans/Monty Python/LunchMoney Lewis (2015) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
- January Jones/Bubba Watson/Brandon Flowers (2015) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Racket (2016) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2016 Snooker: Welsh Open (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Day Six - Part 2 (2016) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
 2016 Music Moguls: Masters of Pop (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Myth Makers (2016) ... (writer: "Out In the Street", "I Can't Explain", "My Generation" - uncredited)
 2016 Masters Snooker (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2016: Day 8, Part 2 (2016) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
- 2016: Day 7, Part 2 (2016) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
 2015 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Grand Final: Show One (2015) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 2015 CSI: Cyber (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes (2015) ... ("I Can See For Miles")
- Heart Me (2015) ... ("I Can See For Miles")
- Why-Fi (2015) ... ("I Can See For Miles")
- Bit by Bit (2015) ... ("I Can See For Miles")
- Family Secrets (2015) ... ("I Can See For Miles")
 2015 CSI: Immortality (TV Movie) ("Who Are You")
 2015 It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC (TV Movie) (writer: "Long Live Rock")
 2015 Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll? (TV Movie) (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 2015 Glastonbury 2015 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Day 3: Part 2 (2015) ... (writer: "Who Are You", "The Seeker", "The Kids Are Alright", "I Can See for Miles", "My Generation", "Pictures of Lily", "Behind Blue Eyes", "You Better You Bet", "Pinball Wizard", "See Me, Feel Me / Listening to You", "Baba O'Riley", "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2015 Aquarius (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Never Say Never to Always (2015) ... (writer: "The Seeker")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2015) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2000)
- The Kids Are All Fight (2015) ... (writer: "The Kids Are Alright" - uncredited)
- Smoke on the Daughter (2008) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
- A Tale of Two Springfields (2000) ... (lyrics: "The Seeker", "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2015 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Book of the Damned (2015) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes" - uncredited)
 2015 Pop Gold (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hellraisers (2015) ... (writer: "Relay (Live)")
 2015 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Quagmire's Mom (2015) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 2015 The Blacklist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Luther Braxton (No. 21) (2015) ... (writer: "Magic Bus" - uncredited)
 2009-2014 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kai (2014) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
- Ishizu Explains It All (2009) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
 2014 Breakfast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 October 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "I Can't Explain")
 2000-2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (131 episodes)
- The CSI Effect (2014) ... ("Who Are You")
- Long Road Home (2014) ... ("Who Are You")
- Killer Moves (2014) ... ("Who Are You")
- Love for Sale (2014) ... ("Who Are You")
- De Los Muertos (2014) ... ("Who Are You")
 2014 Red Band Society (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2014) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 2014 The Sixties (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The British Invasion (2014) ... (writer: "My Generation")
  Californication (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 2008 - 2014) (performer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Levon (2014) ... (performer: "Let My Love Open The Door (Philip Steir Remix)", "Let My Love Open The Door" - uncredited) / (writer: "Let My Love Open The Door (Philip Steir Remix)", "Let My Love Open The Door" - uncredited)
- The Abby (2013) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard" - uncredited)
- In the Clouds (2013) ... (writer: "Magic Bus" - uncredited)
- Blues from Laurel Canyon (2008) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2014 Danny Baker Rocks... (A Bit) (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Seventies (2014) ... (writer: "Join Together")
 2013 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Why're You Hitting Yourself? (2013) ... (performer: "Let My Love Open the Door" - uncredited)
 2013 Pawn Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everyday I'm Shufflin' (2013) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 2012-2013 The Newsroom (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Election Night: Part II (2013) ... (writer: "Let My Love Open The Door")
- First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers (2013) ... (writer: "You Better You Bet")
- The Greater Fool (2012) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
  The Americans (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Covert War (2013) ... (performer: "Rough Boys") / (writer: "Rough Boys")
 2013 When Albums Ruled the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Pinball Wizard", "I Can't Explain" (uncredited))
 2013 Person of Interest (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prisoner's Dilemma (2013) ... (writer: "Eminence Front" - uncredited)
  CSI: NY (TV Series) (9 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (writer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2009)
- Late Admissions (2012) ... ("Baba O'Riley")
- Clue: SI (2012) ... ("Baba O'Riley")
- The Lady in the Lake (2012) ... ("Baba O'Riley")
- Misconceptions (2012) ... ("Baba O'Riley")
- Unspoken (2012) ... ("Baba O'Riley")
 2011-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #20.204 (2012) ... (writer: "Let My Love Open the Door" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.206 (2011) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard")
- Episode #19.147 (2011) ... (writer: "Who Are You" - uncredited)
 2012 Australia's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Final #1 (2012) ... (writer: "My Generation")
- Episode #6.5 (2012) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2012 London Calling (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fuck Art Let's Dance (2012) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard" - uncredited)
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nationals (2012) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard" - uncredited)
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Televisió i publicitat (2012) ... (writer: "Who Are You", "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2012 White Heat (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Past Is a Foreign Country (2012) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 2007-2012 Top Gear (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #18.6 (2012) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.7 (2007) ... (writer: "Who Are You" - uncredited)
 2012 A Documentary of Life (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- This Is a Perpendicular Bisector (2012) ... (writer: "Who Are You?")
 2011 Marlon Brando tuli Suomeen (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Can See for Miles")
 2011 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Qualifying (2011) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard" - uncredited)
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (writer: "My Generation")
  CSI: Miami (TV Series) (1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Killer Regrets (2011) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
- Countermeasures (2011) ... ("Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2011 Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 2011 Acoustic at the BBC (TV Movie) (performer: "Let My Love Open the Door") / (writer: "Let My Love Open the Door")
 2011 When Rock Goes Acoustic (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Substitute" (uncredited), "Substitute" (1966))
 2011 Louie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Country Drive (2011) ... (writer: "Who Are You")
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "My Generation")
 2011 Cinema Verite (TV Movie) (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again")
 2011 Idool 2011 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 6 - Rock (2011) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2008-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Sizzling Supermodels (2011) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
- All Time Favourite TV Themes (2010) ... (writer: "Who Are You")
- Music with a Message (2008) ... (writer: "My Generation" - as Pete Townsend)
 2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (TV Movie) (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.189 (2010) ... (writer: "You Better You Bet" - uncredited)
 2010 Neue Vahr Süd (TV Movie) (writer: "My Generation")
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vacation (2010) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 2010 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mark Franks v Paul Hayes: Showdown (2010) ... (writer: "The Seeker" - uncredited)
 2010 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Betty White/Jay-Z (2010) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
 2010 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time After Time: Part 2 (2010) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes" - uncredited)
 2010 Super Bowl XLIV (TV Special) (writer: "Pinball Wizard", "Baba O'Riley", "Who Are You", "See Me, Feel Me / Listening to You", "Won't Get Fooled Again" - uncredited)
 2009 Waking the Dead (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Substitute: Part 1 (2009) ... (writer: "Substitute")
 2008 Life on Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Out Here in the Fields (2008) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 2008 MTV Two Takeover (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oasis: Noel and Gem (2008) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 2007-2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Magic Hour (2008) ... (writer: "The Seeker" - uncredited)
- The Trial (2007) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 2008 VH1 Rock Honors: The Who (TV Movie) (writer: "Bargain", "I Can See for Miles", "I Can't Explain", "Medley from 'Tommy'", "Squeeze Box", "Love, Reign o'er Me", "The Real Me", "Baba O'Riley", "Who Are You", "Behind Blue Eyes", "My Generation", "Tea & Theatre" - uncredited)
 2008 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Group 3 Performance Show (2008) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2008 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 6. Mottoshow - Partyhits & Akustik-Balladen (2008) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2007 Atrapats pel cap d'any (TV Movie) (writer: "Acid Queen")
 2007 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 5: Seasons and Colours (2007) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 2007 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It Never Rains in Hooterville (2007) ... (writer: "Squeeze Box" - uncredited)
 2007 Inspector Lewis (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whom the Gods Would Destroy (2007) ... (writer: "The Seeker" - uncredited)
 2007 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pictures of You (2007) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 2007 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions: Minneapolis (2007) ... (writer: "Won't Get Fooled Again", "Baba O'Reily" - uncredited)
 2006 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Velké finále (2006) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
- Tretí semifinále: Kluci (2006) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 3 - Dommerne bestemmer (2006) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2006 What About Brian (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (writer: "Baba O'Reily")
 2006 Life on Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 2005 Movie Music Mania (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Pinball Wizard")
 2005 Taratata (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oasis (2005) ... (writer: "My Generation (Live)" - uncredited)
 2005 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Driver Ed (2005) ... (writer: "Magic Bus" - uncredited)
 2005 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 10 Results Show (2005) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 2005 AT&T Blue Room (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oasis: Live at Austin City Limits Festival 2005 (2005) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 2005 MTV Supersonic (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oasis (2005) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Woods (2005) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2005 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.7 (2005) ... (writer: "My Generation (Live)" - uncredited)
 2005 House M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Control (2005) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Special documentary) (writer: "My Generation")
 2005 Slovensko hladá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ctvrté finále: Hity 2004 (2005) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2004 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Entourage (2004) ... (writer: "Eminence Front" - uncredited)
 2004 Glastonbury 2004 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oasis (2004) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Revealed (2004) ... (writer: "I Can See For Miles" - uncredited)
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 4 Performance Show: Rock Hits (2004) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
  Skeppsholmen (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2003) (music - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2003)
- Episode #3.12 (2003) ... (lyrics: "The Seeker") / (music: "The Seeker")
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... (lyrics: "My Generation") / (music: "My Generation")
 2002 MTV Live Special: Oasis in Tokyo (TV Movie) (writer: "My Generation")
 2002 Art That Shook the World (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (2002) ... (writer: "Substitute" - uncredited)
 2002 MTV: The Super Dry Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oasis (2002) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 2002 When Snooker Ruled the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Pinball Wizard" - uncredited)
 2002 Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oasis Special (2002) ... (writer: "My Generation (Live)")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers (2000) ... (writer: "I'm One", "Love, Reign O'er Me", "Squeeze Box", "Going Mobile", "Drowned" - uncredited)
- We've Got Spirit (2000) ... (writer: "The Song is Over" - uncredited)
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "My Generation")
 2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Where the Wild Things Are (2000) ... (writer: "Behind Blue Eyes")
 2000 Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Later... Presents Oasis (2000) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 1992-1999 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Squirm (1999) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard" - uncredited)
- I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
- The Undead (1997) ... (writer: "Who Are You" - uncredited)
- Samson vs. the Vampire Women (1995) ... (writer: "Who Are You" - uncredited)
- The Dead Talk Back (1994) ... (writer: "Who Are You" - uncredited)
 1998 Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 1970 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Can't Explain", "I Don't Even Know Myself", "Water", "My Generation", "Magic Bus", "'Tommy' Overture", "It's A Boy", "Christmas", "The Acid Queen", "Pinball Wizard", "Do You Think It's Alright", "Fiddle About", "Go To The Mirror", "Miracle Cure", "I'm Free", "We're Not Gonna Take It", "See Me Feel Me / Listening To You", "Tommy Can You Hear Me?")
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Galileo Was Right (1998) ... (writer: "Magic Bus")
- For Miles and Miles (1998) ... (writer: "Magic Bus")
 1994-1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Seite 45 (1998) ... (writer: "Squeeze Box" - uncredited)
- +0043- (1998) ... (writer: "Squeeze Box" - uncredited)
- Tralala 2 bzw. 40 (1997) ... (writer: "Squeeze Box" - uncredited)
- Unplugged (42) (1997) ... (writer: "Squeeze Box" - uncredited)
- Seite 17 (1994) ... (writer: "Happy Jack" - uncredited)
 1996 Pure Oasis (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 1996 Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special) (writer: "Pinball Wizard")
 1995 The History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Generation (1995) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley")
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Generation in Crisis (1994) ... (writer: "Substitute")
 1992-1993 Heartbeat (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- An American in Aidensfield (1993) ... (writer: "I Can See For Miles" - uncredited)
- Nowt But a Prank (1992) ... (writer: "I Can't Explain" - uncredited)
 1993 Club Shinsuke (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Michael Tomioka (1993) ... (performer: "English Boy")
 1993 The 47th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "It's a Boy", "Pinball Wizard", "I'm Free", "See Me, Feel Me", "Listening to You")
 1990-1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Wonder Years (1991) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
- Rock 'n Roll (1990) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
 1991 Full House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ol' Brown Eyes (1991) ... (writer: "My Generation" - uncredited)
  Rockopop (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Episode dated 10 February 1990 (1990) ... (performer: "I'm Free") / (writer: "I'm Free")
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1985 - 1986) (performer - 1 episode, 1986)
- Killshot (1986) ... (writer: "Eminence Front" - uncredited)
- Sons and Lovers (1986) ... (writer: "After The Fire" - uncredited)
- One Way Ticket (1986) ... (performer: "Face the Face" - uncredited) / (writer: "Face the Face" - uncredited)
- Out Where the Buses Don't Run (1985) ... (writer: "Baba O'Riley" - uncredited)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "My Generation", "Love Reign over me", "Won't get fooled again")
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wizards and Warlocks (1983) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard")
  WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (performer - 1 episode, 1981)
- The Creation of Venus (1982) ... (writer: "Sister Disco")
- Baby, It's Cold Inside (1981) ... (performer: "Rough Boys") / (writer: "Rough Boys")
  The Midnight Special (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1980) (writer - 1 episode, 1980)
- Episode #9.9 (1980) ... (performer: "Rough Boys", "A Little Is Enough" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rough Boys", "A Little Is Enough" - uncredited)
 1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Won't get Fooled Again", "Pinball Wizard" - as Pete Townsend) / (writer: "Won't get Fooled Again", "Pinball Wizard")
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (writer: "I Can't Explain")
 1970-1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 17 August 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Who Are You")
- Episode dated 3 August 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Who Are You?")
- Episode dated 26 March 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "The Seeker")
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (writer: "Pinball Wizard")
 1976 The London Weekend Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Punk Rock (1976) ... (writer: "My Generation")
 1969 Pop Go the Sixties! (TV Movie) (writer: "I Can See For Miles")
 1968 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- All My Loving (1968) ... (writer: "Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand", "I Can See For Miles", "My Generation")
 1967 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1967) ... (writer: "I Can See for Miles", "My Generation")
 1965-1966 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.33 (1966) ... (writer: "I Can't Explain", "My Generation")
- Shindig Goes to London: Part 2 (1965) ... (writer: "Anyway Anyhow Anywhere" (as "Anyhow, Anyway, Anywhere"))
- Episode #2.6 (1965) ... (writer: "I Can't Explain")
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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:

"Who's Next" is a great record, but it's a compromise. It could have been greater if people's attention span was longer and if vinyl allowed more time. See more »

Trivia:

He helped to popularize the concept of the "rock opera" with "Tommy" in 1969. See more »

Trademark:

Revolutionised the use of Gibson SG guitars See more »

Nickname:

Big Nose

Star Sign:

Taurus

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