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Neil Finn


Neil Finn is a songwriter. He was born in Te Awamutu, a small New Zealand town on May 27, 1958, the youngest child to accountant, Richard Finn, and Irish immigrant, Mary Finn (nee Mullane). Neil's happy childhood included parties in the family home, complete with wine and song, catholic priests in attendance, and an obligatory performance from ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
(2012)
Everest
Everest Soundtrack
(2015)
Beautiful Girls
Beautiful Girls Soundtrack
(1996)
Tequila Sunrise
Tequila Sunrise Soundtrack
(1988)

Filmography

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 2018 The Americans (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dead Hand (2018) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2018 Young Sheldon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer (2018) ... (writer: "Something So Strong")
 2017 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gala 1 (2017) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2017 One O'Clock News (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 June 2017 (2017) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over (Live at One Love Manchester)" - uncredited)
 2017 Rock'n Roll (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2015-2016 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Grand Finale - Live (2016) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
- The Semi Finals - Live (2016) ... (writer: "Fall At Your Feet")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 1 (2015) ... (writer: "Fall At Your Feet")
 2015 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cho Dengeki Stryker (2015) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2015 Everest (lyrics: "Weather with You" - as Neil Mullane Finn) / (music: "Weather with You" - as Neil Mullane Finn)
 2015 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Netherlands vs. Canada (2015) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
 2015 The Flash (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fast Enough (2015) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Dream Team (2014) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
- La sorpresa (2014) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
- Los críticos (2014) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
- Una de piñas (2014) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
- El volcán (2014) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
 2014 Today at Wimbledon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2014: Day 5 (2014) ... (writer: "Weather with You" - uncredited)
 2014 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- How Bizarre by OMC (2014) ... (writer: "I Got You", "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2013 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2013 Smash (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- On Broadway (2013) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2013 I Give It a Year (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Swan Song (2012) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (lyrics: "Song of the Lonely Mountain") / (music: "Song of the Lonely Mountain") / (performer: "Song of the Lonely Mountain") / (producer: "Song of the Lonely Mountain") / (writer: "Song of the Lonely Mountain")
 2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2012 Ruby Sparks (writer: "Go Kart")
 2011/I Paranoia (Video) (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2010 One Night Stand (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kid Went Nuts! (2010) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2010 Broken Hearts (writer: "Fall at Your Feet")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Aussie Chart Toppers (2010) ... (writer: "Mean To Me", "Weather With You" (uncredited), "Don't Dream It's Over", "Better Be Home Soon", "It's Only Natural")
 2009 Adventureland (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2008 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Glass Houses (2008) ... (writer: "She Called Up" - uncredited)
 2008 The Black Balloon (writer: "Fall At Your Feet" - as N. Finn)
 2008 Medium (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- But for the Grace of God (2008) ... (writer: "Don't Dream it's Over" - uncredited)
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grin and Bear It (2007) ... (writer: "A Sigh")
 2006-2007 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 7 Performance: Birth Year (2007) ... (writer: "Now We're Getting Somewhere")
- Top 4 Performance Show: Audience Choice (2006) ... (writer: "Mean to Me")
- Top 5 Performance Show: Aria Hall of Fame (2006) ... (writer: "Message to My Girl")
- Top 12 Performance Show: Idol's Choice (2006) ... (writer: "Fall at Your Feet")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... (writer: "Something So Strong")
 2007 There Is a Bridge (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Silent House")
 2007 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Series 2 Grand Final (2007) ... (writer: "I Got You")
- Episode #2.4 (2007) ... (writer: "I Got You")
 2007 In the Land of Women (performer: "Try Whistling This") / (writer: "Try Whistling This")
 2007 The Ferryman (writer: "Dirty Creature")
 2006 Outrageous Fortune (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Outrageous Fortune: The Movie (2006) ... (writer: "Won't Give In")
 2006 The Uniform Motion of Folly (writer: "Won't Give In")
  Boston Legal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Cancer Man Can (2006) ... (performer: "Last To Know") / (writer: "Last To Know")
 2006 Scrubs (TV Series) (1 episode)
- My Intern's Eyes (2006) ... ("Anything Can Happen", uncredited)
 2005 Reunion (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1987 (2005) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2005 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bullocks to Stan (2005) ... (writer: "Don't Dream it's Over" - uncredited)
 2005 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 8 - 80-tallet (2005) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2005 Because of Winn-Dixie (writer: "Won't Give In")
 2005 Love My Way (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Family Up a Tree (2005) ... (writer: "Won't Give In")
 2003-2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Sleepover (2004) ... (writer: "Something So Strong")
- Sherry Darlin' (2003) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 2 Showdown (2004) ... (writer: "History Never Repeats")
- Top 9 Performance Show: Homegrown (2004) ... (writer: "Better Be Home Soon", "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2003 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Canada's Idol Is... (2003) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 2003 Recovered (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 April 2003 (2003) ... (writer: "Weather with You")
 2003 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rush (2003) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
 2002 Marillion: A Piss-Up in a Brewery (Video) (writer: "How Will You Go")
 2001/III Rain (writer: "Bath/You Don't Know", "Summer of Love", "Joyride", "Orange and Blue", "Drive Home" - as N. Finn)
 2001 The Newman Shower (Short) (performer: "Truth", "Astro", "She Will Have Her Way", "King Tide", "Faster Than Light")
 2000 Sample People (writer: "One Step Ahead")
 1999 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Betriebsferien (1999) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
- Feuer und Flamme (1999) ... (writer: "Weather With You" - uncredited)
 1999 Seven Girlfriends (writer: "Something So Strong", "Weather With You", "Don't Dream It's Over")
  Sports Night (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1999) (writer - 2 episodes, 1999)
- Louise Revisited (1999) ... (performer: "She Will Have Her Way" - uncredited) / (writer: "She Will Have Her Way" - uncredited)
- Special Powers (1999) ... (performer: "She Will Have Her Way" - uncredited) / (writer: "She Will Have Her Way" - uncredited)
 1999 Strange Planet (writer: "Message to My Girl")
 1999 Two Hands (writer: "Kare Kare" - as Finn)
 1999 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.10 (1999) ... (writer: "Distant Sun")
 1999 The Waiting Game (performer: "Spirit of the Stairs") / (writer: "Spirit of the Stairs")
 1998 Antz (performer: "I Can See Clearly Now")
 1998 Try Watching This (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Sinner", "King Tide", "Try Whistling This", "Last One Standing", "Distant Sun", "She Will Have Her Way", "Don't Dream It's Over") / (writer: "Sinner", "King Tide", "Try Whistling This", "Last One Standing", "Distant Sun", "She Will Have Her Way", "Weather with You", "Don't Dream It's Over")
 1997 Freunde fürs Leben (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fräuleinwunder (1997) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 1996 Crowded House: Farewell to the World (Video) (writer: "Mean To Me", "World Where You Live", "Four Seasons In One Day", "Fall At Your Feet", "Whispers & Moans", "Better Be Home Soon", "Pineapple Head", "Distant Sun", "Into Temptation", "Everything Is Good For You", "Locked Out", "Not The Girl You Think You Are", "Weather With You", "Only Natural", "In My Command", "Don't Dream It's Over")
 1996 The Evening Star (writer: "Something So Strong")
 1996 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 12 September 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Weather with You" - uncredited)
 1996 Beautiful Girls (writer: "I Got You")
 1994 The Sum of Us (writer: "Sister Madly", "Better Be Home Soon")
 1994 The Stand (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Dreams (1994) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
- The Plague (1994) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over")
 1994 Reality Bites (writer: "Locked Out", "Something So Strong")
 1992 There Goes the Neighborhood (writer: "It's Only Natural")
 1990 Death in Brunswick (writer: "I Got You")
 1988 Incident at Raven's Gate (lyrics: "Six Months In A Leaky Boat" - as N. Finn) / (music: "Six Months In A Leaky Boat" - as N. Finn)
 1988 Tequila Sunrise (writer: "Recurring Dream")
 1988 Rikky and Pete (producer: "Recurring Dream") / (writer: "Recurring Dream")
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- A Bullet for Crockett (1988) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
- A Rock and a Hard Place (1988) ... (writer: "Don't Dream It's Over" - uncredited)
 1988 Home and Away (TV Series) (writer: "It's Only Natural")
 1987 Spring Break '87 Concert Starring Crowded House (TV Special documentary) (writer: "When You Come", "Mean to Me", "World Where You Live", "That's What I Call Love", "One Step Ahead", "Recurring Dream", "Something So Strong", "Hole in the River", "Don't Dream It's Over", "Now We're Getting Somewhere", "Better Be Home Soon")
 1985 The Coca-Cola Kid (performer: "Coca-Cola Jingle", "Strange Night")
 1983 A Night in Heaven (writer: "Dirty Creature")
 1980 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 September 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "I Got You")
- Episode dated 11 September 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "I Got You")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album - Finn Brothers. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Split Enz | Crowded House

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on fellow-New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary, as a national hero] It was not just because he climbed a mountain, but he followed it up by building schools in Nepal and being an all-around good guy. And he was in the phone-book with everybody else. Humility, greatness, aspirations - the whole bit, wrapped up on one. See more »

Trivia:

Son, Liam Finn, is an up and coming singer, doing a song with father, Neil, on the soundtrack to I Am Sam (2001). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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