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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)

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:

When it came to do "Street In The City" I was keen to do some orchestral work with my father-in-law, Edwin Astley. He'd semi-retired from doing TV themes and I thought he was a genius. I grew up listening to George Gershwin and Cole Porter, as did so many other post-war kids. So it has to have had some influence. Edwin went on to orchestrate quite a few songs for me. See more »

Trivia:

Was invited by Roger Daltrey to join The Who, with the encouragement of old classmate and bass guitarist John Entwistle. See more »

Trademark:

Elongated nose See more »

Nickname:

Big Nose

Star Sign:

Taurus

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