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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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 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)
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- At Risk (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Rest in Pieces (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Good Deed (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2014-2015 Season) Roger Daltrey and his musical, "The Who's Tommy," was performed at the Paramount Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Devin DeSantis in the cast. Jim Corti was director. Brock Clawson was choreographer. Greg Hofmann was lighting designer. Mike Tutaj was projections and video designer. 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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Personal Quote:

[1979, at the Cannes Film Festival in 1979] We're on the brink of something new. It will be similar to the invention of the American musical in the '30s. There will be a conceptualized, musical-video product and everyone's waiting for the first "Sergeant Pepper", if you like, on video-disc. The contemporary musical form is about to be discovered. See more »

Trivia:

Is currently working with Roger Daltrey on the first The Who album of all-new material since 1982's 'It's Hard.' See more »

Trademark:

Beard See more »

Nickname:

Big Nose

Star Sign:

Taurus

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