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Johnny Rzeznik


John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik was born in Buffalo, New York, to Edith (Pomeroy) and Joseph Rzeznik, a bar proprietor and postal clerk. He is the youngest of five children, and has Polish (father) and English and German (mother) ancestry. From early on in his life, John found that his parents were constantly arguing due to his father's drinking ... See full bio »

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Known For

Transformers
Transformers Soundtrack
(2007)
Treasure Planet
Treasure Planet Soundtrack
(2002)
Twister
Twister Soundtrack
(1996)

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 2016 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jeff Goldblum/Jonathan Tucker/Goo Goo Dolls (2016) ... (writer: "So Alive")
 2015 Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s (TV Movie) (writer: "Iris")
 2011-2013 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Bootcamp 2 (2013) ... (writer: "Iris" - uncredited)
- Auditions 4 (2012) ... (writer: "Iris" - uncredited)
- Bootcamp 2 (2011) ... (writer: "Iris", "Iris" (uncredited))
 2013 Bates Motel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Underwater (2013) ... (writer: "Slide" - uncredited)
 2010-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #21.133 (2013) ... (writer: "Slide" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.120 (2013) ... (writer: "Rebel Beat" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.110 (2010) ... (writer: "Home")
 2013 Divorce (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... (writer: "Iris")
 2012 Bachelorette (writer: "Slide" - as John Rzeznik)
 2011 New Year's Eve (writer: "Better Days")
  Being Erica (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Being Ethan (2011) ... (lyrics: "Iris") / (music: "Iris")
- Papa Can You Hear Me? (2009) ... (writer: "Name")
 2011 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Girl Next Door (2011) ... (writer: "Two Days in February")
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (writer: "All That You Are" - as John Rzeznik)
 2011 Idool 2011 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 1 (2011) ... (writer: "Iris")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2009 Semi-Final (2009) ... (writer: "Iris" - uncredited)
 2009 Lost Heroes: Rod Belding (Video short) (writer: "Iris")
 2008 WWE Tribute for the Troops (TV Special) (writer: "Real")
 2008 Street Music (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hannah & Pete - Iris (2008) ... (writer: "Iris" - uncredited)
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ghost of My Child (2008) ... (writer: "Better Days")
 2007 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #0 (2007) ... (writer: "Iris")
 2007 Deadline - Jede Sekunde zählt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Doppelspiel (2007) ... (writer: "Iris")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... (writer: "Iris")
 2007 Transformers (writer: "Before It's Too Late (Sam and Mikaela's Theme)" - as John Rzeznik)
 2007 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mottoshow #1 - Die größten Hits aller Zeiten (2007) ... (writer: "Iris")
 2006 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 10 Performance Show: Australian #1's (2006) ... (writer: "Iris")
 2006 Jericho (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (writer: "Better Days" - uncredited)
 2004-2006 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 7 Guys Performances (2006) ... (writer: "Iris")
- Finale (2004) ... (writer: "Iris")
- Top 8 Results Show (2004) ... (writer: "Iris")
- Top 8 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "Iris")
 2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Finalen (2006) ... (writer: "Iris")
- Topp 11 - Filmmusikk (2006) ... (writer: "Iris")
 2005 2005 Radio Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Better Days")
 2005 Taiko: Drum Master (Video Game) (lyrics: "Slide" - as John Rzeznik) / (music: "Slide" - as John Rzeznik)
 2004 A Cinderella Story (writer: "Sympathy" - as John Rzeznik)
 2003 Sing Along Songs: Brother Bear - On My Way (Video short) (performer: "I'm Still Here") / (writer: "I'm Still Here")
 2003 How to Deal (writer: "Here Is Gone" - as John Rzeznik)
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 4 - Filmmuziek (2003) ... (writer: "Iris")
 2002 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 48 #7 (2002) ... (writer: "Iris")
 2002 Treasure Planet (performer: "I'm Still Here (Jim's Theme)", "Always Know Where You Are" - as John Rzeznik) / (writer: "I'm Still Here (Jim's Theme)", "Always Know Where You Are" - as John Rzeznik)
 2002 Good Morning, Miami (TV Series) (as John Rzeznik, "Once in a Lifetime")
 2002 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Drone (2002) ... (writer: "Here Is Gone" - uncredited)
 2000 7th Heaven (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Losers (2000) ... (writer: "Dizzy")
 2000 Here on Earth (writer: "Black Balloon" - as John Rzeznik)
 2000 Down to You (writer: "Black Balloon" - as John Rzeznik)
 1999 Dawson's Creek (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- To Be or Not to Be... (1999) ... (writer: "Slide")
 1998 City of Angels (writer: "Iris" - as John Rzeznik)
 1997 Batman & Robin (writer: "Lazy Eye" - as John Rzeznik)
 1996 Twister (writer: "Long Way Down" - as John Rzeznik)
 1995 Angus (writer: "Ain't That Unusual" - as John Rzeznik)
 1993 Son in Law (writer: "Fallin' Down" - as John Rzeznik)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Oxygen network (1/2003)

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Alternate Names:

Goo Goo Dolls | the Goo Goo Dolls | The Goo Goo Dolls | John Rzeznik

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Los Angeles is good and bad because it's full of people that are either running away from something or looking for something."... "It's the most unintentionally funny city in the world. See more »

Trivia:

Beat a bout of writers block by writing the song 'Iris' after a viewing of City Of Angels. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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