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Don Van Vliet (1941–2010)

Don Van Vliet was born on January 15, 1941 in Glendale, California, USA as Don Glen Vliet. He was married to Janet Lorelle Jenkins. He died on December 17, 2010 in Trinidad, California. See full bio »

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 2012 Something in the Air (writer: "Abba Zaba")
 2012 Lawless (writer: "Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do")
  Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Return to Queens Blvd (2008) ... (performer: "Zig Zag Wanderer" - uncredited) / (writer: "Zig Zag Wanderer" - uncredited)
  Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- VaYakhel (2008) ... (performer: "Observatory Crest" - as Captain Beefheart) / (writer: "Observatory Crest" - as Captain Beefheart)
 2008 How to Be (writer: "Clear Spot")
 2007 Things We Lost in the Fire (writer: "Clear Spot" - as Don Vliet)
 1998 A Civil Action (performer: "Hard Workin' Man" (1978) - as Captain Beefheart)
 1998 The Big Lebowski (performer: "Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles" - as Captain Beefheart) / (writer: "Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles" - as Don Vliet)
 1994 Don Van Vliet: Some YoYo Stuff (TV Short documentary) (writer: "What Are We Gonna Do With You", "Evening Bell")
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Contest Nobody Could Win (1979) ... (writer: "Suction Prints")
 1978 Blue Collar (performer: "Hard Workin Man" - as Captain Beefheart)
 1974 Van Oekel's Discohoek (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... (performer: "Upon the my-o-my" - as Captain Beefheart)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He and his band, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, recorded "Lick My Decals Off, Baby". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Captain Beefheart
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

We see the moon, don't we? So it's our eye. Animals see us, don't they? So we're their animals. See more »

Trivia:

Famous for his collaborations with musician Frank Zappa. See more »

Trademark:

Fedora hat See more »

Nickname:

Captain Beefheart

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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