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Tom Petty (1950–2017)


Tom Petty was born on October 20, 1950 in Gainesville, Florida, USA as Thomas Earl Petty. 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)
Ladder 49 Soundtrack
(2004)

Filmography

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 2019 Crystal River (Video short)
 2015 The Drew Carson Show (Podcast Series)
Guest
 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 (Video short)
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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 (Video short)
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 1995 Tom Petty: You Wreck Me (Video short)
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 1994 Tom Petty: You Don't Know How It Feels (Video short)
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 1991 Roger McGuinn Feat. Tom Petty: King of the Hill (Video short)
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 1991 The Peace Choir: Give Peace A Chance (Video short)
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 1991 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Learning to Fly (Video short)
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 1990 Traveling Wilburys: Inside Out (Video short)
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 1990 Traveling Wilburys: She's My Baby (Video short)
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 1990 Traveling Wilburys: Nobody's Child (Video short)
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 1990 Tom Petty: Yer So Bad (Video short)
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 1989 Traveling Wilburys: Tweeter and the Monkey Man (Video short)
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 1989 Tom Petty: Free Fallin' (Video short)
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 1989 Tom Petty: I Won't Back Down (Video short)
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 1989 Traveling Wilburys: End of the Line (Video short)
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 1988 Traveling Wilburys: Handle with Care (Video short)
Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. (uncredited)
 1988 Traveling Wilburys: Last Night (Video short)
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 1987 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
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- No Baby, No Show (1987) ... Tom Petty
 1987 Made in Heaven
Stanky
 1987 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Jammin' Me (Video short)
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 1986/II Stevie Nicks: I Can't Wait (Compilation) (Video short)
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 1983 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Change of Heart (Video short)
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 1981 Stevie Nicks: Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "The Last DJ", 2002 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:

It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music. 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 »

Star Sign:

Libra

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