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Liam Howlett

The man behind the music of the Prodigy, Liam Howlett, was born on August 21, 1971 in Essex, England. Ever since his childhood, Liam had an undying devotion for music. His father forced him to take piano classes but his interest was grabbed by other musical styles. He particularly liked the Ska movement, and "Ska's Greatest Hits" was the first ... See full bio »
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 2013 Rugby League World Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Highlights 2 (2013) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 2013 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Gang Saves the Day (2013) ... (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up")
 2012 Knallerfrauen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2012) ... (writer: "Firestarter")
 2012 Burning Man: Metropolis (Documentary) (writer: "Firestarter")
 2011 Real Steel (writer: "One Man Army")
 2011 Hall Pass (writer: "Run With The Wolves")
  Chuck (TV Series) (1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Chuck Versus the Masquerade (2011) ... ("Immunize")
- Chuck Versus the Cougars (2008) ... (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up" - uncredited)
 2011 Human Target (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kill Bob (2011) ... (writer: "Breathe")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "Breathe" - uncredited)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "Breathe" - uncredited)
- Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Canadian Grand Prix: Qualifying (2010) ... (writer: "No Good (Start the Dance)" - uncredited)
- The Spanish Grand Prix (2010) ... (writer: "Run with the Wolves")
 2010 Kick-Ass ("Stand Up", "Omen")
 2010 Getaway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.3 (2010) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 2009 Dead Man Running (writer: "Breath" - as Howlett)
 2009 Occupation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Voodoo People")
 2009 The Unborn (writer: "Spitfire")
 2006-2008 The Real Hustle (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.5 (2008) ... (writer: "Diesel Power" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.7 (2006) ... (writer: "Diesel Power" - uncredited)
 2007 In the Hands of the Gods (Documentary) (writer: "Breathe")
 2007 The Condemned (writer: "Firestarter")
 2006 Smokin' Aces ("First Warning") / (courtesy: "First Warning")
 2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (writer: "You'll Be under My Wheels")
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Join the Club (2006) ... (writer: "Spitfire" - uncredited)
 2006 Coachella (Video documentary) (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up")
 2005 House of Wax (writer: "Spitfire")
 2004/I Closer (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up")
 2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Viva Las Vegas (2004) ... (writer: "Spitfire" - uncredited)
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (writer: "Firestarter", "Breathe")
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I'm Sorry, I'm Lost (2003) ... (writer: "Climbatize")
 2001 Wasabi (writer: "Voodoo People")
 2001 Scary Movie 2 (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up")
 2000 Charlie's Angels (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up")
 2000 Purely Belter (writer: "FIRESTARTER")
 2000 Barend en Van Dorp (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 March 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up" - uncredited)
 1999 Fast Food (writer: "SMDU")
 1999 The Matrix (writer: "Mindfields")
 1998 Permanent Midnight (writer: "SMACK MY BITCH UP" - as L. Howlett)
 1998 Modulations (Documentary) (writer: "Breathe" - as L. Howlett)
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary (writer: "FULL THROTTLE")
 1997 Event Horizon (writer: "Funky Shit" (main theme))
 1997 Spawn (producer: "One Man Army") / (writer: "One Man Army" - as L. Howlett)
 1997 Dobermann (writer: "Voodoo People")
 1997 House of America (writer: "Voodoo People")
 1996 This Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Let's Get It On (1996) ... (writer: "One Love" - uncredited)
 1995 Hackers (writer: "Voodoo People", "One Love")
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7 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

L Howlett | Prodigy

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It's important not to get too locked into one way of thinking, some kind of routine or format. That's what happened to me with the first album, "Experience". I got locked into certain sound within that rave scene, specific types of songs, and as a result it is quite a one dimensional record. I don't want to do that again. See more »


He is an avid fan of horror films. Many of his tracks contain samples from films such as Poltergeist III (1988) (Crazy Man) and The Shining (1980) (The Heat The Energy). He has a strange collection of horror films in his house, a big sword that hangs from a ceiling, and even a 3' (90 cm.) green rat standing up in his sitting room! See more »


Enjoys a lot of distortion in the songs he works on. Rarely are the tracks clean, they have a dirty, raw-edge that his fans enjoy. He has a strong hold on the use of distortion. An example is "The Fat of the Land".

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