STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 82,429 this week

Link Wray (1929–2005)


Rock'n'roll musician Link Wray reigns supreme as one of the best, most important, influential, and innovative guitarists to emerge from the 1950's. Wray was the creator of the power-chord and was one of the first musicians to experiment with both distortion and the burning fuzz-tone guitar sound in his instrumental recordings; his harsh and raw, ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 76) in Copenhagen, Denmark

IMDb Picks: January

Of course xXx: Return of Xander Cage is on our radar this month. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about in IMDb Picks.

Visit IMDb Picks

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 107 people
created 09 Dec 2010
 
a list of 40 people
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 100 people
created 19 Oct 2013
 
a list of 38 people
created 02 May 2015
 
a list of 352 people
created 18 Dec 2015
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Link Wray's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
(1994)
Independence Day
Independence Day Soundtrack
(1996)
Twelve Monkeys
Twelve Monkeys Soundtrack
(1995)
Blow
Blow Soundtrack
(2001)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (37 credits)
 2016 Roadies (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Life Is a Carnival (2016) ... (performer: "Tail Dragger" - uncredited)
  Wimbledon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015)
- 2015: Day 4, Part 2 (2015) ... (performer: "Rumble" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rumble" - uncredited)
- 2015: Day 4, Part 1 (2015) ... (performer: "Rumble" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rumble" - uncredited)
 2013 The Legend of El (Short) (performer: "Switchblade") / (writer: "Switchblade" - as Fred L. Wray)
 2012 Tomorrow You're Gone (performer: "Genocide") / (writer: "Genocide" - as Fred Lincoln Wray)
  Rock 'n' Roll High School 101 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Surf Music (2012) ... (performer: "Rumble" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rumble" - uncredited)
 2012 Lawless (writer: "Fire and Brimstone" - as Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr.)
 2012 When Ali Came to Britain (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Rumble" - uncredited)
 2011 Dylan Moran: Yeah, Yeah (Documentary) (performer: "Rumble" written by nm3419821 & Link Wray' (as Fred L. Wray Jr.))
 2011 Spread Eagle Cross the Block (Short) (writer: "Spread Eagle Cross the Block")
 2010 The Bowler (Documentary short) (performer: "Fatback", "The Wild One")
 2009 Big River Man (Documentary) (performer: "Switchblade") / (writer: "Switchblade" - as Fred L. Wray)
 2008 It Might Get Loud (Documentary) (performer: "Rumble") / (writer: "Rumble" - as Fred L. Wray, Sr.)
 2004 Riding Giants (Documentary) (performer: "Rumble") / (writer: "Rumble")
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (performer: "The Swag") / (writer: "The Swag")
 2001 Blow (performer: "Rumble") / (writer: "Rumble" - as Vernon Wray)
 2001 The Lone Gunmen (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bond, Jimmy Bond (2001) ... (performer: "Switchblade")
 2000 Roswell (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Convention (2000) ... (writer: "Jack The Ripper")
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Pilot (1999) ... (performer: "Rumble" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rumble" - uncredited)
 1997 Robinson in Space (Documentary) (writer: "Jack the Ripper")
 1996 Independence Day (performer: "Rumble") / (writer: "Rumble")
 1995 Twelve Monkeys (performer: "Comanche" (1959)) / (writer: "Comanche" (1959))
 1995 Desperado (performer: "Jack The Ripper") / (writer: "Jack The Ripper")
 1994 Love and a .45 (writer: "Comanche" - as Fred Lincoln Wray Sr.)
 1994 Dead Beat (performer: "Rumble", "Jack the Ripper", "Ace of Spades") / (writer: "Rumble", "Jack the Ripper", "Ace of Spades")
 1994 Roadracers (TV Movie) (performer: "The Shadow Knows", "Genocide", "Rumble") / (writer: "The Shadow Knows", "Genocide", "Ace of Spades", "Rumble" - as F.L. Wray, Sr.)
  Rebel Highway (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1994) (performer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Roadracers (1994) ... (performer: "The Shadow Knows", "Genocide", "Ace of Spades", "Rumble") / (writer: "Genocide") / (writer: "The Shadow Knows", "Ace of Spades", "Rumble" - as F.L. Wray, Sr.)
 1994 Pulp Fiction (performer: "Ace Of Spades", "Rumble") / (writer: "Ace Of Spades", "Rumble" - as F.L. Wray Sr.)
 1993 This Boy's Life (performer: "Rawhide")
 1986 Sid and Nancy (performer: "Good Rockin' Tonite")
 1986 The Cherry Bombz: Live from London (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Gimme Good Loving") / (writer: "Gimme Good Loving")
 1985 Horror House on Highway Five (performer: "Rumble", "I'm Branded", "Jack the Ripper", "Hang On")
 1984 Streets of Fire (writer: "RUMBLE")
 1983 Breathless (performer: "Jack The Ripper") / (writer: "Jack The Ripper")
 1978 Son of Svengoolie (TV Series) (performer: "Rumble" - uncredited)
 1972 Pink Flamingos (as Fred L. Wray, Sr., "The Swag") / (performer: "The Swag")
 1970 Screaming Yellow Theatre (TV Series) (performer: "Rumble" - uncredited)
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Jack the Ripper", "Rumble") / (writer: "Jack the Ripper", "Rumble")
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Yesterday-Today" (1970/Record Factory) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:


Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Was an avid fan of Elvis Presley. See more »

Trademark:

Always played in a distinctive leather jacket See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Happy Birthday. AndrewDavidScott76
Discuss Link Wray on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page