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Tom Petty (1950–2017)


Tom Petty was born on October 20, 1950 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for The Postman (1997), Elizabethtown (2005) and Nerve (2016). He was married to Dana York and Jane Ann Benyo. He died on October 2, 2017 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Postman Bridge City Mayor
(1997)
Elizabethtown Soundtrack
(2005)
Nerve Soundtrack
(2016)
Jerry Maguire Soundtrack
(1996)

Filmography

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 2019 Crystal River (Video short)
 2004-2009 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Lucky / Mud Dobber
- To Sirloin with Love (2009) ... Lucky (voice)
- The Boy Can't Help It (2009) ... Lucky (voice, uncredited)
- Uh-Oh Canada (2009) ... Lucky (voice)
- Manger Baby Einstein (2009) ... Lucky (voice)
 2002 The Simpsons (TV Series)
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- How I Spent My Strummer Vacation (2002) ... Tom Petty (voice)
 1999 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Swingin' (Music Video)
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 1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
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- Flip (1998) ... Tom Petty
 1997 The Postman
Bridge City Mayor
 1995 Tom Petty: It's Good to Be King (Music Video)
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 1995 Tom Petty: You Wreck Me (Music Video)
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 1994 Tom Petty: You Don't Know How It Feels (Music Video)
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 1991 Roger McGuinn Feat. Tom Petty: King of the Hill (Music Video)
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 1991 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Into the Great Wide Open (Music Video short)
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 1991 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Learning to Fly (Music Video)
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 1990 Traveling Wilburys: Inside Out (Music Video short)
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 1990 Traveling Wilburys: She's My Baby (Music Video short)
Tom Petty (uncredited)
 1990 Traveling Wilburys: Nobody's Child (Music Video short)
Tom Petty (voice)
 1990 Tom Petty: Yer So Bad (Music Video)
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 1989 Traveling Wilburys: Tweeter and the Monkey Man (Music Video short)
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 1989 Tom Petty: Free Fallin' (Music Video)
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 1989 Tom Petty: I Won't Back Down (Music Video short)
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 1989 Traveling Wilburys: End of the Line (Music Video short)
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 1987-1989 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
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- Vegas: Part 2 (1989) ... Tom Petty
- Vegas: Part 1 (1989) ... Tom Petty
- It's Garry Shandling's Christmas Show (1987) ... Tom Petty
- No Baby, No Show (1987) ... Tom Petty
 1988 Traveling Wilburys: Handle with Care (Music Video short)
Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. (uncredited)
 1988 Traveling Wilburys: Last Night (Music Video short)
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 1987 Made in Heaven
Stanky
 1987 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Jammin' Me (Music Video)
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 1986/II Stevie Nicks: I Can't Wait (Compilation) (Music Video)
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 1983 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Change of Heart (Music Video)
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 1982 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: You Got Lucky (Music Video)
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 1981 Stevie Nicks: Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (Music Video)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Highway Companion", 2006 (American Recordings) See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 22 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers | Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers | Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers | Charlie T. Jr.

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Dana York  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Adria Petty | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I'm not exactly a guy who makes new friends easily. See more »

Trivia:

Ranked #43 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll. See more »

Trademark:

World-weary vocals See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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