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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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 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 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (writer: "All That You Are" - as John Rzeznik)
 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 Guitarjed's Street Music (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hannah & Pete - Iris (2008) ... (writer: "Iris" - uncredited)
 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)
 2006 Jericho (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (writer: "Better Days" - uncredited)
 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 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


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Personal Quote:

I always have this thing; if you write a really cool song, & then you put your leather pants on, you go out, and play, that's cool. That's playing with your image. If you put the leather pants on, & write a song to fit the pants, you're a total poser. You're being more conscious of your image than your craft, or whatever you want to call it, & you really have avoid that. See more »


Has four older sisters: Phyllis, Fran, Glad and Kate. See more »

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