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Jon Thor Birgisson

Jon Thor Birgisson was born on April 23, 1975 in Iceland as Jón Þór Birgisson. See full bio »


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"The Grand Tour: The Fall Guys"

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May try to find the fastest way from the Big Apple to Niagara Falls in Season 2, Episode 2 of "The Grand Tour." Episode 2 is available Friday, Dec. 15.

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We Bought a Zoo
We Bought a Zoo Composer
How to Train Your Dragon
Aloha Composer
Captain Fantastic
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 2017/I The Circle (arranger: "Simple Gifts" - as Jónsi) / (performer: "Simple Gifts" - as Jónsi) / (producer: "Simple Gifts" - as Jónsi)
 2016 Captain Fantastic (writer: "Boy 1904") / (writer: "Varðeldur" - as Jón Þór Birgisson)
 2015/I Aloha (performer: "Hawaii Uke Sinfony Mix" - as Jónsi) / (producer: "Hawaii Uke Sinfony Mix" - as Jónsi) / (writer: "Hawaii Uke Sinfony Mix" - as Jónsi)
 2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (lyrics: "Where No One Goes") / (music: "Where No One Goes", "For the Dancing and the Dreaming") / (performer: "Where No One Goes" - as Jónsi) / (producer: "Where No One Goes" - as Jónsi)
 2014/XI Children of the Night (as Jonsi, "Animal Arithmetic")
 2013 De toutes nos forces (writer: "Unititled", "Hoppipolla" - as Birgisson)
 2012/I Disconnect (performer: "Tornado" - as Jonsi) / (writer: "Tornado")
 2012/I Upside Down (writer: "Svefn-g-englar", "Bíum Bíum Bambaló")
 2012 Bitchkram (music: "Go do" - as Jón Þór Birgisson) / (performer: "Go do" - as Jónsi) / (writer: "Go do" - as Jón Þór Birgisson)
 2011 We Bought a Zoo (lyrics: "Gathering Stories" - as Jónsi) / (music: "Gathering Stories" - as Jónsi) / (performer: "Go Do", "Sinking Friendships", "Ævin Endar", "Boy Lilikoi", "Gathering Stories" - as Jónsi) / (producer: "Go Do", "Sinking Friendships", "Boy Lilikoi" - as Jón Þór Birgisson) / (producer: "Ævin Endar", "Gathering Stories" - as Jónsi) / (writer: "Go Do", "Sinking Friendships", "Boy Lilikoi", "Hoppípolla" - as Jón Þór Birgisson) / (writer: "Ævin Endar" - as Jónsi)
 2011 Butter (performer: "Go Do" - as Jonsi) / (writer: "Go Do")
 2011 Café de Flore (writer: "All Alright", "Svefn-g-englar", "Fljotavik", "Andvari")
 2011 This Must Be the Place (writer: "Happiness" - as Birgisson)
 2010 Kongen av Bastøy (lyrics: "Sigur 1 (Untitled)") / (music: "Sigur 1 (Untitled)")
 2010 127 Hours ("Festival")
 2010 Bon appétit (writer: "Hoppipolla", "Med Blodnasir")
 2010 How to Train Your Dragon (performer: "Sticks and Stones" - as Jónsi) / (producer: "Sticks and Stones" - as Jónsi) / (writer: "Sticks and Stones" - as Jónsi)
 2010 Remember Me (writer: "Andvari" - as Jon Birgisson)
 2009 The Boys Are Back (writer: "Illgresi", "Festival", "Fljótavík", "Straumnes", "Ára bátur", "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur", "Samskeyti", "Indian Summer" - as Jón Þór Birgisson)
 2009 Ondine (writer: "All Alright", "Takk" - as Jón Þor Birgisson)
 2008 C'est pas moi, je le jure! (performer: "Olsen Olsen") / (writer: "Olsen Olsen")
 2007 Ben X (writer: "Svefn-G-Englar")
 2006 Breaking and Entering (writer: "Sé Lest" - as Birgisson)
 2006 Penelope (writer: "Hoppípolla")
 2006 Efter brylluppet (writer: "Untitled I")
 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (writer: "Staralfur")
 2004 Mysterious Skin (writer: "Samskeyti")
 2004 Immortal (writer: "Hjartað Hamast")
 2001 Vanilla Sky ("Svefn-g-englar" (1999), "Agaetis Byrjun" (1999), "The Nothing Song (Njosnavelin)" (2001))
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Jónsi & Alex | Jón Þór Birgisson | Jonsi | Jónsi | Sigur Ros | Sigur Rós


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