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Tom Petty (1950–2017)


Thomas Earl Petty was an American musician and actor who was the lead vocalist and guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He previously led the band Mudcrutch, was a member of the late 1980s super-group the Traveling Wilburys, and had success as a solo artist. Petty had many hit records. Hit singles with the Heartbreakers ... See full bio »

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes (S9, Ep2)
Sun, Aug 14 9:00 AM PDT on AXSTV (299)
The Postman
Mon, Aug 15 7:16 AM PDT on STZENC (609)

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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 Peace Choir: Give Peace a Chance (Music Video short)
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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)
Tom Petty (uncredited)
 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)
Tom Petty (uncredited)
 1987-1989 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Tom Petty
- 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Howie Epstein's death] It's like you got a tree dying in the backyard. And you're kind of used to the idea that it's dying. But you look out there one day and they cut it down. And you just can't imagine that beautiful tree isn't there anymore. See more »

Trivia:

Teamed up with Bob Dylan, Beatle George Harrison, Jeff Lynne from Electric Light Orchestra and Roy Orbison in the group The Traveling Wilburys. See more »

Trademark:

Rickenbacker 660/12 Guitar See more »

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