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Nathan East was born on December 8, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a composer and actor, known for Hairspray (2007), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and Kill Speed (2010). He is married to Anita East. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Hairspray Music Department
Kill Speed Soundtrack
Sink or Swim Soundtrack


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 2015 Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (musician: bass guitar)
 2007 Hairspray (featured musician: rhythm)
 2006 Great Performances (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Andrea Bocelli: Amore Under the Desert Sky (2006) ... (musician: bass)
 1996 The Preacher's Wife (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1991 The Sunday Comics (TV Series) (musical director)
 1990 Downtown (musician: bass)
 1988 Homeboy (music performer)
 1988 The Last Temptation of Christ (musician: bass guitar)
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash (musician - uncredited)
 1985 Kenny Loggins: Vox Humana (Music Video) (bass)
 1985 Kenny Loggins: Forever (Music Video) (bass)
 1984 The Pointer Sisters: I'm So Excited (Music Video) (bass)
 1984 Laura Branigan: Self Control (Music Video short) (musician: bass)
 1981 Scream (musician)
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Show Show Self (31 credits)
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5' 10" (1.78 m)


Anita East  (2 children)


Noah East | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on learning to cope with different tuning protocols for cello and bass, both of which he plays] When sight-reading music, the note you're looking for falls in different places on the neck of each instrument, so your brain has to compensate to be proficient in both. I gladly focused my attention on the bass and wired my brain for an instrument tuned in fourths.


Has collaborated with several artists such as Quincy Jones, Elton John, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. See more »


Signature Yamaha electric bass guitars (BBNE2 and TRB6P), Yamaha parametric EQ NE1

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