Richard Hell

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Singer and bass guitarist in the Neon Boys and Television with schoolfriend Tom Verlaine, NYC mid-to late 1970's. Credited by many with inventing the "look" of punk rock - ripped clothes, spiky hair etc, he claims influenced by a portrait of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Expelled from Television for musical incompetence/independent thought (delete ... See full bio »

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Known For

Tank Girl Soundtrack
Airheads Soundtrack
Pump Up the Volume Soundtrack


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 2020 Sex Education (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (2020) ... (writer: "Betrayal Takes Two" - uncredited)
  Happy! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- The Scrapyard of Childish Things (2018) ... (performer: "Blank Generation" (Uncredited)) / (writer: "Blank Generation" (Uncredited))
 2017 The House of Tomorrow (performer: "Blank Generation") / (writer: "Blank Generation")
 2013 CBGB (writer: "Blank Generation")
 2005 True Crime: New York City (Video Game) (writer: "Blank Generation")
 2005 Punk: Attitude (Documentary) (performer: "Blank Generation") / (writer: "Blank Generation") / (writer: "Chinese Rocks" - as Meyers)
 1995 Tank Girl (writer: "Blank Generation")
 1994 Airheads (writer: "Baby Huey (Do You Wanna Dance)")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (performer: "Love Comes in Spurts") / (writer: "Love Comes in Spurts")
 1982 Smithereens (writer: "Another World", "The Kid with the Replaceable Head")
 1981 Fear No Evil ("Blank Generation") / (performer: "Blank Generation")
 1980 Blank Generation (writer: "Blank Generation", "Love Comes in Spurts", "Liars Beware", "New Pleasure")
 1978 Punking Out (Documentary short) (writer: "Blank Generation", "Love Comes in Spurts")
 1978 The Punk Rock Movie from England (Documentary) (writer: "Chinese Rocks")
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Other Works:

Novel: "Godlike" (2005) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 1¼" (1.86 m)

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Personal Quote:

Rock & roll is trying to convince girls to pay money to be near you.


(1996-) Has now given up music in favour of writing. See more »

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