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The Ventures are a hugely successful instrumental rock combo who were formed in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington. The original line-up was Don Wilson (rhythm guitar), Nokie Edwards (bass), Bob Bogle (lead guitar) and Skip Moore (drums). (Moore was later replaced by Howie Johnson, who in turn was replaced by Mel Taylor. Taylor played drums for the group ... See full bio »
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 2015 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr (2015) ... (performer: "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)")
 2014 Pawn Sacrifice (performer: "Walk Don't Run")
 2011 Welcome To Dopeland (performer: "Tequila")
 2011 The Fairy (performer: "Bongo Rock" written by nm1039950 & Arthur Egnoian)
 2010 Laika Loves Bananas (Short) ("Hawaii Five-O")
 2010 The Hooker with a Heart of Gold (performer: "Walk, Don't Run")
 2010/I Flipped (performer: "Walk Don't Run")
 2009 Life Blood (Video) (performer: "Walk Don't Run")
 2009 Lokakuun valoa (TV Movie) (performer: "Pipeline")
 2000-2009 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Lisa the Drama Queen (2009) ... (performer: "Wipe Out" - uncredited)
- The Great Money Caper (2000) ... (performer: "Pipeline" - uncredited)
 2008 The Wrecking Crew! (Documentary) (performer: "Hawaii Five-O Theme")
 2007 Banished (performer: "THUNDERCLOUD")
 2005 Madagascar (performer: "Hawaii Five-O")
 2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (performer: "FROSTY THE SNOWMAN")
 2003 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Best Chrismukkah Ever (2003) ... (performer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2003 Stealing Sinatra (performer: "Pipeline")
 2003 Kangaroo Jack (performer: "Start the Commotion")
 2002 9 Dead Gay Guys (performer: "Wipe Out")
 2001 Zoolander (performer: "Start the Commotion")
 2001 Waterboys (performer: "DIAMOND HEAD")
 2001 61* (TV Movie) (performer: "Walk Don't Run")
 2000 The Goddess of 1967 (performer: "Walk Don't Run")
 1999 Black Milk (performer: "Hawaii Five-O")
 1999 American Pie (performer: "Walk Don't Run")
 1998 Cartoon Sushi (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1998) ... (performer: "Pipeline" - uncredited)
 1997 Ocean Tribe (performer: "Hawaii Five-O")
 1996 A Very Brady Sequel (performer: "Hawaii Five-O")
 1996 The Van (performer: "Frosty the Snowman")
 1993 Wayne's World 2 (performer: "WIPE OUT")
 1993 This Boy's Life (performer: "Perfidia")
 1993 À la recherche du paradis perdu (Documentary) (performer: "Walk Don't Run")
 1991 Dutch (performer: "Pipeline")
 1991 Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever (performer: "Theme From Hawaii Five-O")
  The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- The Accident (1991) ... (performer: "Walk, Don't Run" - uncredited)
- The Sixth Man (1990) ... (performer: "Let's Go" - uncredited) / (writer: "Let's Go" - uncredited)
 1989 Wired (performer: "Two Thousand Pound Bee")
 1988 Crocodile Dundee II (performer: "Walk Don't Run")
 1988 Aloha Summer (performer: "Walk Don't Run")
 1986 Crime Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Shadow Dancer (1986) ... (performer: "Walk Don't Run")
 1986 Rock 'n' Roll Summer Action (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 August 1986 (1986) ... (performer: "Walk, Don't Run!", "Wipe Out")
 1984 Surf II (performer: "Hawaii Five-O")
 1980 Bassie en Adriaan en de diamant (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Op boevenjacht (1980) ... (performer: "Gotcha (Theme from Starsky & Hutch)")
 1975 Daughters of Darkness (performer: "Tight Fit")
 1967 Dick Tracy (TV Short) (performer: "Dick Tracy")
 1967 48 Stunden bis Acapulco (performer: "Summer in the City")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.23 (1965) ... (performer: "It's Alright", "Diamond Head", "Caravan")
 1961 V.D. (performer: "Damaged Goods Theme")
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Members have included Don Wilson, Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards, Mel Taylor, John Durrill.

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