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Gotye was born as Wouter De Backer. See full bio »

Get to Know These First-Time Oscar Nominees

Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.

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3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Boyhood
Boyhood Soundtrack
(2014)
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack
(2013)
Whip It
Whip It Soundtrack
(2009)
Going the Distance
Going the Distance Soundtrack
(2010)

Filmography

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 2012-2016 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Live Shows, Round 1 (2016) ... (writer: "Heart's a Mess")
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know")
 2016 888.com World Grand Prix (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Day Two - Part 2 (2016) ... (performer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin" - uncredited)
  Transparent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Symbolic Exemplar (2014) ... (performer: "Somebody That I Used To Know" - uncredited) / (writer: "Somebody That I Used To Know", "Somebody That I Used To Know (Piano Version)" - as Walter Andre De Backer, uncredited)
  New Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Dice (2014) ... (performer: "Somebody That I Used to Know " - uncredited) / (writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know " - uncredited)
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014)
- Top 10 Perform + Eliminations (2014) ... (performer: "Hearts a Mess") / (writer: "Hearts a Mess")
- Top 8 Perform (2012) ... (performer: "Somebody That I Used to Know") / (writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know")
 2014/I Boyhood (performer: "Somebody That I Used to Know") / (writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know" - as Walter Andre De Backer)
 2014 Arrow (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blast Radius (2014) ... (performer: "Dont Worry, We'll Be Watching You" - uncredited)
 2013 VH1 You Oughta Know in Concert (TV Movie) (writer: "Somebody That I Used To Know")
 2013 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Youth Conference 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "Somebody That I Used to Know")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.19 (2013) ... (writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know")
 2013 The Block (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Challenge Level Begins (2013) ... (writer: "Somebody That I Used To Know" - uncredited)
 2013 Paris à tout prix (performer: "Eyes Wide Open") / (writer: "Eyes Wide Open")
 2013 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Whiskey Business (2013) ... (performer: "I Feel Better" - uncredited)
 2013 The Great Gatsby (writer: "Hearts A Mess")
  Steel River (TV Mini-Series short) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Addiction (2013) ... (performer: "Somebody That I Used to Know") / (writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Results Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know" - uncredited)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #20.11 (2012) ... (performer: "Eyes Wide Open") / (writer: "Eyes Wide Open")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #20.203 (2012) ... (performer: "Somebody That I Used to Know" - uncredited) / (writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know" - uncredited)
  Suits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- She Knows (2012) ... (performer: "Smoke And Mirrors" - uncredited) / (writer: "Smoke And Mirrors" - uncredited)
 2012 Made in Chelsea (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- "Until the Book's Closed It's Open" (2012) ... (performer: "In Your Light")
- "Sabotage Is Not Chic" (2012) ... (performer: "Eyes Wide Open")
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.4 (2012) ... (writer: "Somebody That I Used To Know" - uncredited)
 2012 In Your Light (Video short) (performer: "In Your Light") / (writer: "In Your Light")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Josh Brolin/Gotye (2012) ... (performer: "Somebody That I Used to Know", "Eyes Wide Open") / (writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know", "Eyes Wide Open")
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Big Brother (2012) ... (writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know" - uncredited)
  Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- My Brother's Wedding (2012) ... (performer: "Are You Ready Yet?" - uncredited) / (writer: "Are You Ready Yet?" - uncredited)
 2009-2011 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- All the Pretty Sources (2011) ... (performer: "Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)" - uncredited)
- The Wrath of Con (2009) ... (performer: "Heart's A Mess" - uncredited)
 2011 Prime Suspect (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shame (2011) ... (writer: "Easy Way Out" - uncredited)
 2011 Puzzled Love (performer: "Heart's a Mess") / (writer: "Heart's a Mess" - as Walter De Backer)
 2010 Going the Distance (performer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin'" - as Gotye) / (writer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin'" - as Walter De Backer)
 2009 Whip It (performer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin") / (writer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin")
  Packed to the Rafters (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008) (performer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Facing Demons (2008) ... (performer: "Heart's A Mess") / (writer: "Heart's A Mess")
- She Ain't Heavy (2008) ... (writer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin")
 2008 The Bank Job (writer: "Hey There")
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Alternate Names:

Wally De Backer

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Trivia:

The Gotye song "Easy Way Out", from his 2011 album "Making Mirrors", was background music in a bar scene from an episode of Prime Suspect (2011) titled Prime Suspect: Shame (2011). See more »

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