Country Joe McDonald


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Country Joe McDonald was born on January 1, 1942 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Joseph Allen McDonald. He is an actor and composer, known for Taking Woodstock (2009), Woodstock (1970) and My Science Project (1985). See full bio »

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Known For

Taking Woodstock Soundtrack
(2009)
Woodstock Self - Country Joe and the Fish
(1970)
My Science Project Soundtrack
(1985)
A Walk on the Moon Soundtrack
(1999)

Filmography

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 2020 Feel the Beat (writer: "Hand of Man" - as Joe McDonald)
 2018 Jane Fonda in Five Acts (Documentary) (performer: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag") / (writer: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag")
 2013 Sorrow and Joy ("Quiet Days in Clichy II") / (performer: "Quiet Days in Clichy II")
 2009 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (Documentary) (lyrics: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag" - as Joe McDonald) / (music: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag" - as Joe McDonald)
 2009 Taking Woodstock (writer: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag" - as Joe McDonald)
 2008 Generation Kill (TV Mini Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Combat Jack (2008) ... (writer: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die" - as Joe McDonald)
 2007 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Following Sean (2007) ... (writer: "Section 43")
 2005 Following Sean (Documentary) (writer: "Section 43" - as Joe McDonald)
  Get Up, Stand Up (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Next Stop Vietnam (2003) ... (performer: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die") / (writer: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die")
 2003 Grand Theft Parsons (lyrics: "Flying High" - as Joe McDonald) / (music: "Flying High" - as Joe McDonald)
 2002 The Cockettes (Documentary) (performer: "The Agony of Hibiscus") / (writer: "The Agony of Hibiscus" - as Joe McDonald)
 2000 Steal This Movie (lyrics: "Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag", "Superbird" - as Joe McDonald) / (music: "Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag", "Superbird" - as Joe McDonald)
 1999 Human Traffic (writer: "Dirt")
 1999 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.9 (1999) ... (writer: "Here I Go Again")
 1999 A Walk on the Moon (performer: "The Fish Cheer" (1969), "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" (1968)) / (writer: "The Fish Cheer" (1969), "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" (1968) - as Joe McDonald)
 1995/I Panther (performer: "Fixin' To Die" - as Country Joe) / (writer: "Fixin' To Die")
 1995 The History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Generation (1995) ... (writer: "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die-Rag")
  Tales of the City (TV Mini Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1993) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (performer: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag") / (writer: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag")
 1993 Jack the Bear (writer: "Section 43")
 1990 Woodstock: The Lost Performances (Video documentary) (performer: "Rockin' Around the World") / (writer: "Rockin' Around the World")
 1990 Berkeley in the Sixties (Documentary) (writer: "Section 43", "I-Fell-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag", "Death Sound Blues")
  The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1989) (writer - 1 episode, 1989)
- Walk Out (1989) ... (performer: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag") / (writer: "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag")
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Grace")
 1987 Hamburger Hill (writer: "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" - as Joe McDonald)
 1987 Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Feel Like I'm Fixing to Die Rag")
 1986 Sword of Honour (TV Mini Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (writer: "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" - uncredited)
 1985 My Science Project (writer: "Fish Cheer and I-Feel-Like-I'm Fixin' to Die Rag" - as Joe McDonald)
 1982 Purple Haze (writer: "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag")
 1979 More American Graffiti (writer: "Fixin' to Die Rag")
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #13.37 (1976) ... (writer: "Here I Go Again")
- Episode #13.34 (1976) ... (writer: "Here I Go Again")
- Episode #13.32 (1976) ... (writer: "Here I Go Again")
 1973 Pickup's Tricks (Documentary) (performer: "Tricks Is Made for Kids") / (writer: "Tricks Is Made for Kids")
 1973 No Place to Hide (performer: "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag") / (writer: "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag")
 1971 Confessions of a Male Groupie (performer: "Hold On It's Coming" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hold On It's Coming" - uncredited)
 1971 Stamping Ground (Documentary) (arranger: "Freedom Is a Constant Struggle") / (performer: "Freedom Is a Constant Struggle")
 1971 The Omega Man (performer: "Rock 'n' Soul Music" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rock 'n' Soul Music" - uncredited)
 1971 Zachariah (lyrics: "We're the Crackers") / (music: "We're the Crackers")
 1970 Light and the City (Documentary short) (writer: "Death Sound Blues", "Section 43")
 1970 Captain Milkshake (writer: "Untitled Protest")
 1970 Woodstock (Documentary) (performer: "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag") / (writer: "Rock and Soul Music", "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag")
 1969 79 primaveras (Short documentary) (writer: "Section 43")
 1968 Monterey Pop (Documentary) (performer: "Section 43") / (writer: "Section 43")
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Personal Details

Official Sites:

Country Joe's Place

Alternate Names:

Country Joe and The Fish | Country Joe and the Fish | Country Joe | 'Country Joe' McDonald | Joe McDonald
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Personal Quote:

The most revolutionary thing you can do in this country is change your mind. See more »

Trivia:

Among the causes he has worked for include marijuana legalization, veteran's rights and environmentalist issues. See more »

Trademark:

His dark sense of humour and songs about the Vietnam war

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