Dave Grohl


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Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters front-man, will always be remembered as the drummer for Nirvana. But, drumming for a great band such as Nirvana is not Dave's only claim in the world of music. Dave's musical career began at age 15 as the guitarist and later as the drummer for a punk band called "Freak Baby". A year later, he was behind the drums for "... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Sound City Director
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Real Steel Soundtrack
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 2022 Duncanville (TV Series)
Ronnie D
- Born to Run (A Small Business) (2022) ... Ronnie D (voice)
 2022 Studio 666
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 2021 Foo Fighters: Love Dies Young (Music Video)
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 2021 The Morning Show (TV Series)
Foo Fighters
- Kill the Fatted Calf (2021) ... Foo Fighters
 2021 Dee Gees: You Should Be Dancing (Music Video)
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 2021 Foo Fighters: Chasing Birds (Music Video)
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 2021 Foo Fighters: No Son of Mine (Music Video)
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 2021 Foo Fighters: Waiting on A War (Music Video)
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 2020 Foo Fighters: Shame Shame (Music Video)
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 2020 Bill & Ted Face the Music
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 2020 Live Lounge Allstars: Times Like These (Music Video short)
Dave Grohl (as Foo Fighters)
 2017 Foo Fighters: The Sky is a Neighborhood (Music Video)
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 2017 Foo Fighters: Run (Music Video)
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 2013-2016 Drunk History (TV Series)
Hamilton Opponent / Memphis Mafia Member
- Hamilton (2016) ... Hamilton Opponent
- Washington D.C. (2013) ... Memphis Mafia Member (as David Grohl)
 2015 Foo Fighters: I Am a River (Music Video)
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 2015 Foo Fighters: Outside (Music Video)
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 2015 Foo Fighters: Subterranean (Music Video)
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 2015 The Muppets. (TV Series)
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- Going, Going, Gonzo (2015) ... Dave Grohl
 2015 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (TV Series)
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- Don't Wanna Die Anonymous (2015) ... Dave Grohl
 2015 Foo Fighters: Congregation (Music Video)
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 2014 Foo Fighters: In the Clear (Music Video)
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 2014 Foo Fighters: The Feast and the Famine (Music Video)
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 2014 Foo Fighters: Something from Nothing (Music Video)
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 2014 BBC Music: God Only Knows (Music Video short)
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 2013 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange (TV Series)
Dave Grohl / Mayor Chipwich
- Meet Banana Monocle (2013) ... Dave Grohl
- Orange Say Knock You Out (2013) ... Mayor Chipwich (voice, as David Grohl)
 2013 Ghost Ghirls (TV Series)
Gator
- Spirits of '76: Part 2 (2013) ... Gator (as David Grohl)
- Spirits of '76: Part 1 (2013) ... Gator (as David Grohl)
 2012 Tenacious D: To Be the Best (Music Video short)
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 2012 Foo Fighters: These Days (Music Video)
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 2011 Foo Fighters: Arlandria (Music Video)
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 2011 The Muppets
Cameo Performance - Animool
 2011 Foo Fighters: Hot Buns (Music Video)
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 2011 Foo Fighters: Walk (Music Video)
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 2011 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Self / Tony / Various
- Helen Mirren/Foo Fighters (2011) ... Self / Tony / Various (uncredited)
 2011 Foo Fighters: Rope (Music Video)
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 2011 Foo Fighters: White Limo (Music Video)
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 2010 Metalocalypse (TV Series)
Abdule Malik
- Doublebookedklok (2010) ... Abdule Malik (voice)
 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Musical Guest
- Episode #8.130 (2010) ... Musical Guest (as David Grohl)
 2009 Foo Fighters: Wheels (Music Video)
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 2007 Foo Fighters: Long Road to Ruin (Music Video)
Davy Grolton
 2007 Foo Fighters: The Pretender (Music Video)
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 2006 Eagles of Death Metal: I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News) (Music Video short)
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 2006 Foo Fighters: No Way Back (Music Video)
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 2005 Foo Fighters: Resolve (Music Video)
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 2005 Foo Fighters: DOA (Music Video)
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 2005 Foo Fighters: Best of You (Music Video)
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 2004 Foo Fighters: Low (Music Video short)
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 2003 Foo Fighters: Times Like These (Acoustic Version) (Music Video)
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 2003 Foo Fighters: Times Like These (Version 2) (Music Video)
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 2002 Foo Fighters: Times Like These (Version 1) (Music Video)
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 2002 Foo Fighters: Walking a Line (Music Video)
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 2002 Queens of the Stone Age: No One Knows (Music Video)
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 2002 Foo Fighters: All My Life (Music Video)
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 2002 Tenacious D: Tribute (Music Video short)
Demon
 2002 Foo Fighters: The One (Music Video)
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 2000 Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?' (TV Movie)
Daniel (voice, as David Grohl)
 2000 Foo Fighters: Next Year (Music Video)
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 2000 Foo Fighters: Breakout (Music Video)
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 2000 Foo Fighters: Generator (Music Video)
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 1999 Foo Fighters: Learn to Fly (Music Video)
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 1998 Foo Fighters: Walking After You (Music Video)
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 1998 Foo Fighters: My Hero (Music Video)
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 1997 Foo Fighters: Everlong (Music Video)
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 1997 Foo Fighters: Monkey Wrench (Music Video)
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 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Lobby Passerby
- Pusher (1996) ... Lobby Passerby (uncredited)
 1996 Foo Fighters: Big Me (Music Video)
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 1995 Foo Fighters: I'll Stick Around (Music Video)
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 1994 Nirvana: About a Girl, Unplugged (Music Video)
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 1994 Nirvana: Come As You Are, Unplugged (Music Video)
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 1994 Nirvana: The Man Who Sold the World, Unplugged (Music Video)
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 1994 Backbeat Band: Money, Version 1 (Music Video)
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 1993 Nirvana: All Apologies, Unplugged (Music Video)
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 1993 Nirvana: Heart Shaped Box (Music Video)
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 1993 Nirvana: Sliver (Music Video)
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 1992 Nirvana: Come As You Are (Music Video)
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 1992 Nirvana: In Bloom (Music Video)
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 1992 Nirvana: Lithium (Music Video)
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 1991 Nirvana: In Bloom - Sub Pop Version (Music Video)
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 1991 Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit (Music Video)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Co-directed music video for Foo Fighters, "All My Life". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 10 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Foo Fighters | Last.fm | See more »

Alternate Names:

Foo Fighters | The Foo Fighters | David Grohl | Nirvana | One of the Queens | Them Crooked Vultures

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Jordyn Blum  (3 children) | See more »

Children:

Violet Grohl

Parents:

Grohl, Virginia Hanlon
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Personal Quote:

I always go, and people will think I'm crazy for this as there are a lot of Bowie [David Bowie] eras and they're all great, but I really like the 'Let's Dance' period. Because, as a drummer, that's one of the best air drumming albums of all time. I can appreciate technical drumming, sure. But to me there's nothing better than being in a bar full of people dancing and air drumming when none of ... See more »

Trivia:

Many of the songs that wound up on Foo Fighters' debut were rehearsed in early 1994 as potential Nirvana songs, with Dave on guitar and Kurt Cobain playing the drums. See more »

Trademark:

Well-known for his affability, especially with fans See more »

Nickname:

Dr. G See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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