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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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Known For

The Matrix
The Matrix Soundtrack
(1999)
Spawn
Spawn Soundtrack
(1997)
Real Steel
Real Steel Soundtrack
(2011)
The Condemned
The Condemned Soundtrack
(2007)

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 2017 Many Covers II (Video) (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up" - uncredited)
 2017 Fist Fight (writer: "Shut 'Em Up")
  Class (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Detained (2016) ... (producer: "Invaders Must Die" - uncredited) / (writer: "Invaders Must Die" - uncredited)
 2016 Alan Shearer's Euro 96: When Football Came Home (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 2016 Live Boxing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Haye Day II: David Haye vs. Arnold Gjergjaj (2016) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 2016 Lucifer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Favorite Son (2016) ... (writer: "The Day Is My Enemy")
 2015 The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up", "Diesel Power" - uncredited)
 2015 Me Him Her (writer: "We Hate Everyone")
 2015 The Prodigy: Wild Frontier (Video short) (writer: "Wild Frontier")
 2014 Z-Listers (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up")
 2014 England's Top 53 Footy Goals (TV Special) (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up" - uncredited)
 2014 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon (2014) ... (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up")
 2014 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Glue (2014) ... (writer: "Poison" - uncredited)
- Not I (2014) ... (writer: "Voodoo People" - uncredited)
- Girls (2014) ... (writer: "Voodoo People" - uncredited)
 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" - uncredited)
 2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kick-Ass Animals (2013) ... (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up" - uncredited)
 2012 KHL. Donbass-Avtomobilist (TV Movie) (writer: "Omen" - uncredited)
 2012 Knallerfrauen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Frauentausch (2012) ... (writer: "Firestarter")
 2012 Burning Man: Metropolis (Documentary) (writer: "Firestarter")
 2011 L'amour dure trois ans (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up")
 2011 Real Steel (writer: "One Man Army")
 2010-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (writer: "Breathe" - uncredited)
- 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)
 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 T in the Park 2010 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Highlights (2010) ... (writer: "Omen")
 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" - uncredited)
 2010 Kick-Ass ("Stand Up", "Omen")
 2010 Getaway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.3 (2010) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 2009 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up" - 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")
 2008 MTV Two Takeover (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oasis: Noel and Gem (2008) ... (writer: "Firestarter")
 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)
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 18 Perform (2008) ... (writer: "Breathe")
 2007 In the Hands of the Gods (Documentary) (writer: "Breathe")
 2007 The Condemned (writer: "Firestarter")
 2006 Smokin' Aces ("First Warning") / (courtesy: "First Warning")
 2006 Sinchronicity (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (writer: "One Love" - uncredited)
 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 The O.C. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Dearly Beloved (2005) ... (writer: "Hot Ride" - uncredited)
 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)
 1996-2000 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 January 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 13 August 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 12 August 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 1999 Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- TOTP2 Presents the Nineties (1999) ... (writer: "Firestarter")
 1999 Fast Food (writer: "SMDU")
 1999 The Matrix (writer: "Mindfields")
 1998 MTV Europe Music Awards 1998 (TV Special) (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up")
 1998 Permanent Midnight (writer: "SMACK MY BITCH UP" - as L. Howlett)
 1998 Modulations (Documentary) (writer: "Breathe" - as L. Howlett)
 1997 Brit Awards 1997 (TV Special) (writer: "Firestarter", "Breathe" - uncredited)
 1997 The Prodigy: Smack My Bitch Up (Video short) (writer: "Smack My Bitch Up")
 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 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Breathe", "Firestarter")
- Episode dated 4 April 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Firestarter")
 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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Alternate Names:

L Howlett | Prodigy
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the meaning of the song "Breathe"] When we did the song, it was about confrontation between Maxim and Keith. There was no deep meaning. It was like, you want to taste me, come over here and taste me. And then Maxim was like, breathe me, breathe me... It was just more of a confrontational thing between them two. When they do it on stage, that comes across really obviously. I'm not gonna sit ... See more »

Trivia:

His favorite record label is Skint (the home of Fatboy Slim). See more »

Trademark:

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".

Star Sign:

Leo

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