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Wesley Willis (1963–2003)

Wesley Willis was a truly distinctive one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter who suffered from chronic paranoid schizophrenia. Willis was born on May 31, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. He was first diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1989. Wesley started writing songs in 1992 and was discovered singing on the streets of Chicago in the early 1990's. Willis was ... See full bio »

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  Off the Air (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Hair (2014) ... (performer: "Cut That Mullet") / (writer: "Cut That Mullet")
 2005 Popaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English (Documentary) ("Rock and Roll McDonald's")
 2005 Derailroaded (Documentary) (performer: "Suck That Donkey's Smelly Ass") / (writer: "Suck That Donkey's Smelly Ass")
 2004 Super Size Me (Documentary) (performer: "Rock and Roll McDonald's") / (writer: "Rock and Roll McDonald's")
 2003 Golden Lemons (Documentary) (performer: "Osama Bin Laden", "Goldenen Zitronen")
 2000 Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (writer: "Taste a Doberman's Ass", "Rock 'N' Roll McDonald's")
 1996 Tromeo and Juliet (writer: "Drink That Whiskey")
 1995 Crazy Like a Road Lizard: The Wesley Willis Fiasco (Documentary short) (performer: "L7", "Idiot Joe", "Chistopher Slick Danson") / (writer: "L7", "Idiot Joe", "Chistopher Slick Danson")
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 2015 Diplo presents: @ Large - Creators at Work (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Streets Are Watching (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
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 2016 Legion of Doom (acknowledgment to the works of) (post-production)
 2003 Wesley Willis (Video documentary) (gratitude: for being such a rock star)
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 2003 Wesley Willis (Video documentary)
 2003 Golden Lemons (Documentary)
 1997 Out of the Loop (Documentary)
 1996 Howard Stern (TV Series)
- Episode dated 18 November 1996 (1996) ... Himself
 1995 Crazy Like a Road Lizard: The Wesley Willis Fiasco (Documentary short)
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 2010 The People vs. George Lucas (Documentary)
Himself - Artist & Musician
 2008 Wesley Willis's Joyrides (Documentary)
 2005 Derailroaded (Documentary)

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Album: "Double Door" See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | See more »


6' 5" (1.96 m)

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Liked to greet people with a head butt. See more »


Almost always ended his songs with the catchphrase "Rock over London, rock on Chicago."


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