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Frank Black (I)

Frank Black was born on April 6, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts USA as Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV. He has been married to Violet Clark since 2003. They have two children. He was previously married to Jean Black. See full bio »
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 2014/II Ven a jugar (Short) (performer: "(I Want To Live On An) Abstract Plane") / (writer: "(I Want To Live On An) Abstract Plane")
 2013 Dom Hemingway (as Thompson, "Debaser")
 2013 Big Ass Spider! (writer: "Where Is My Mind?")
 2013 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Hardly Kirk-ing (2013) ... (writer: - as Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) / (writer: "Here Comes Your Man")
 2013 Sound City (Documentary) (writer: "All My Ghosts")
 2012 This Is 40 (writer: "Debaser" - as Charles Thompson)
 2012 The Good Wife (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Battle of the Proxies (2012) ... (writer: "Where Is My Mind" - uncredited)
 2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (performer: "In The Time Of My Ruin")
 2012 A.C.A.B. (writer: "Where Is My Mind?")
 2011 Warehouse 13 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don't Hate the Player (2011) ... (writer: "Where is My Mind?")
 2011 Sucker Punch (writer: "WHERE IS MY MIND?" - as Charles Thompson)
 2011 The Salt of Life (lyrics: "Here Comes Your Man") / (music: "Here Comes Your Man")
 2011 I Melt with You (writer: "Debaser", "Caribou" - as Charles Thompson)
 2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story (writer: "Where Is My Mind?")
 2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (performer: "I Heard Ramona Sing") / (writer: "I Heard Ramona Sing")
 2009 Ghost Bird (Documentary) (writer: "Where Is My Mind" - as Black Francis)
 2009 Observe and Report (writer: "Where Is My Mind?" - as Charles Thompson)
 2009 (500) Days of Summer (writer: "Here Comes Your Man" - as Charles Thompson)
 2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno (writer: "Hey" - as Black Francis)
 2008 Mid-August Lunch (writer: "Here Comes Your Man" - as Black Francis)
 2008 Waiting for Hockney (Documentary) (performer: " (I Want To Live On An) Abstract Plain")
 2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall (performer: "You Can't Break a Heart and Have It" - as Black Francis)
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Wave of Mutilation")
 2006 Accepted (writer: "U-Mass" - as Black Francis)
 2006 Southland Tales (writer: "Wave of Mutilation" (UK Surf) - as Black Francis)
 2006 Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (Documentary) (writer: "Tame" - as Thompson Charles Michael Kittr)
 2006 Coachella (Video documentary) (writer: "Where Is My Mind" - as Black Francis)
 2005 American Wasteland (Video Game) (performer: "Los Angeles") / (writer: "Los Angeles")
 2005 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Driver Ed (2005) ... (writer: "Where Is My Mind?" - uncredited)
 2005 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (writer: "Here Comes Your Man" - as Black Francis)
 2005 The Call (Short) (writer: "Ed Is Dead")
 2004/I Overtime (Short) (performer: "85 Weeks") / (writer: "85 Weeks")
 2003 Stuck on You (writer: "Here Comes Your Man", "La La Love You" - as Black Francis)
 2003 Janis and John (writer: "Where is my mind")
 2003 The United States of Leland (performer: "Manitoba") / (writer: "Gigantic", "River Euphrates", "Hang Wire" - as Black Francis) / (writer: "Manitoba")
 2001 On the Edge (writer: "Is She Weird?" - as Charles Thompson)
 2001 Say It Isn't So (writer: "Here Comes Your Man" - as Black Francis)
 2001 Haiku Tunnel (writer: "Debaser" - as Black Francis)
 2000 Unbreakable (writer: "I've Been Tired" (1987) - as Black Francis)
 1999 Fight Club (writer: "WHERE IS MY MIND")
 1998 The Powerpuff Girls (TV Series) (performer: "Pray for the Girls")
 1998 The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (writer: "Where is My Mind")
 1997 Buttoners (performer: "You Ain't Me")
 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank (writer: "Monkey Gone to Heaven" - as Black Francis)
 1996 Great Railway Journeys (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The High Andes to Patagonia (1996) ... (writer: "Isla De Encanta" - as Black Francis)
 1993-1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Final Judgement of Beavis (1994) ... (performer: "Los Angeles")
- Incognito (1993) ... (performer: "Los Angeles")
 1992 Singles (writer: "Dig for Fire" - as Black Francis)
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (writer: "Wave of Mutilation (U.K. Surf)")
 1990 A Matter of Degrees (writer: "Where Is My Mind" - as Black Francis)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Fast Man Raider Man", 2006 (Back Porch) See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Black Francis | Pixies | Charles 'Black Francis' Thompson


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

I think that morality is not God-given or even acquired through religion, it's natural, innate and, to be honest, pretty damn obvious. It's obvious you shouldn't steal, kill or be cruel. See more »


Black is referenced in the song "Fire Water Burn" by Bloodhound gang, with the lyric "I'm not black like Barry White, no, I'm white like Frank Black is". The song then pays homage to Black's band Pixies by rewriting several lines of their song "Monkey Gone to Heaven" from Pixies' seminal 1989 album "Doolittle". See more »

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