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Mike Rutherford (II)


If drummer and singer Phil Collins became the superstar of Genesis, it could be said that Mike Rutherford was the secret weapon on their way to fame, fortune and selling out the world's biggest venues. He wrote the lyrics for their first major international single, Follow You Follow Me, which became a UK top ten and a US top 30 hit. He wrote the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Against All Odds
Against All Odds Soundtrack
(1984)
American Psycho
American Psycho Soundtrack
(2000)
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I. Soundtrack

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 2018 Chris the Swiss (Documentary) (writer: "Jesus He Knows Me")
 2017 The Vietnam War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Resolve (January 1966-June 1967) (2017) ... (writer: "Ravine")
 2015-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Eddie Redmayne/Lily Collins/Martha Wainwright (2016) ... (writer: "No Reply at All" - uncredited)
- Mitt Romney/Grace Helbig/G-Unit (2015) ... (writer: "That's All" - uncredited)
 2015 Lily & the Snowman (Short) (writer: "Follow You Follow Me" - uncredited)
 2015 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Turn it on Again")
 2014 Danny Baker Rocks... (A Bit) (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Seventies (2014) ... (writer: "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)")
 2014 Beer and Board Games (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dylan Abuse, Sloan Rage, and Silliness (2014) ... (writer: "All I Need Is A Miracle")
 2013 La Marató 2013 (TV Special) (writer: "Mirant enrera")
 2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "That's All")
 2012 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Old Stan in the Mountain (2012) ... (writer: "Invisible Touch")
 2012 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Progressive Metal (2012) ... (writer: "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight")
 2010-2011 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Tonight, Tonight (2011) ... (writer: "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight")
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1987 (2010) ... (writer: "Invisible Touch", "Land of Confusion", "In Too Deep", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight")
 2010 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Special Education (2010) ... (writer: "The Living Years" - uncredited)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "All I Need Is A Miracle" - uncredited)
 2009 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 5: DJ's Choice (2009) ... (writer: "The Living Years")
  Uvolnete se, prosím (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2009) (music - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode dated 16 January 2009 (2009) ... (lyrics: "I Can't Dance") / (music: "I Can't Dance")
 2008 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular 6 - My Idols (2008) ... (writer: "Over My Shoulder")
 2008 Genesis: When in Rome (Video) (lyrics: "Land of Confusion", "Follow You Follow Me", "Ripples", "Throwing It All Away") / (writer: "Duke's Intro [Behind The Lines/Duke's End]", "Turn It On Again", "No Son of Mine", "Land of Confusion", "In The Cage Medley [In The Cage, The Cinema Show, Duke's Travels]", "Hold On My Heart", "Home By The Sea", "Second Home By The Sea", "Follow You Follow Me", "Firth of Fifth", "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)", "Mama", "Ripples", "Throwing It All Away", "Domino", "Los Endos", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Invisible Touch", "I Can't Dance", "The Carpet Crawlers")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) ("Mama", uncredited)
 2008 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Die 37. Sendung: Hansi Lang & Sonja Kirchberger (2008) ... (writer: "I Can't Dance" - uncredited)
 2008 Summerhood (writer: "The Living Years")
 2007 Biblioteka (Documentary short) (writer: "This Is the World We Live In")
 2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (writer: "Follow You, Follow Me")
 2006 The Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bible Games (2006) ... (writer: "Invisible Touch" - uncredited)
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "Turn It on Again" - uncredited)
 2006 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tretí semifinále: Kluci (2006) ... (writer: "Over My Shoulder")
 2006 The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Jesus He Knows Me" - as Michael Rutherford) / (writer: "Jesus He Knows Me" - as Michael Rutherford)
 2006 Ha-Shminiya (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Titanic (2006) ... (writer: "Mama" - uncredited)
 2005 Room 101 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.8 (2005) ... (writer: "Jesus He Knows Me" - uncredited)
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kvalprogram 4 (2004) ... (writer: "Over My Shoulder")
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Glued (2004) ... (writer: "Follow You Follow Me")
 2003 I Love the '80s Strikes Back (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1987 (2003) ... (writer: "Land of Confusion")
 2003 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Wildcard (2003) ... (writer: "Over My Shoulder")
 2001 Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prog Rock (2001) ... (writer: "Follow You, Follow Me", "The Living Years", "Congo")
 2000 American Psycho (writer: "In Too Deep" - as Michael Rutherford)
 1997 Remember Me? (writer: "Over My Shoulder")
 1997 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1997 (1997) ... (writer: "The Living Years")
- Episode #8.4 (1997) ... (writer: "The Living Years")
 1996 The Eighth Day (writer: "Jesus He Knows Me" - as Michael Rutherford)
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 1977 - 1996) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1978) (music - 1 episode, 1978)
- Episode dated 25 January 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Turn It On Again")
- Episode dated 22 June 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold")
- Episode dated 27 May 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "Paperlate")
- Episode dated 27 March 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Turn it On Again")
- Episode dated 13 March 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Turn it on Again")
 1994-1995 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Montreux-Mix II (1995) ... (writer: "I Can't Dance" - uncredited)
- 23.exe (1995) ... (writer: "I Can't Dance" - uncredited)
- XXIV - 0024 (1995) ... (writer: "I Can't Dance" - uncredited)
- Variation 18 (1994) ... (writer: "I Can't Dance" - uncredited)
- Seite 17 (1994) ... (writer: "I Can't Dance" - uncredited)
 1994 David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Mama")
 1994 Monte Video (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tag des Haushaltsgerätes (1994) ... (writer: "I Can't Dance")
 1993 Rookie of the Year (writer: "Get Up" - as Michael Rutherford)
 1993 Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey (writer: "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight")
 1993 The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion (TV Special) (writer: "Mama")
 1993 Genesis: The Way We Walk - Live in Concert (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Land of Confusion", "Dreaming While You Sleep") / (music: "Land of Confusion", "No Son Of Mine", "Driving The Last Spike", "Fading Lights", "Jesus He Knows Me", "Dreaming While You Sleep", "Home By The Sea", "Hold On My Heart", "Domino", "I Can't Dance", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Invisible Touch", "Turn It On Again") / (writer: "Old Medley")
 1992 Otto - Der Liebesfilm (writer: "I Can't Dance")
 1992 Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (writer: "Everybody Gets A Second Chance")
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sanctuary for a Child (1992) ... (writer: "The Living Years" - uncredited)
 1989 Mike + The Mechanics: A Closer Look (Video) (lyrics: "Hanging By a Thread") / (lyrics: "Silent Running" (1985), "All I Need Is a Miracle" (1985), "Taken In" (1985), "Nobody's Perfect" (1988), "Nobody Knows" (1988), "Seeing Is Believing" (1988), "The Living Years" (1988) - as M. Rutherford) / (music: "Hanging By a Thread") / (music: "Silent Running" (1985), "All I Need Is a Miracle" (1985), "Taken In" (1985), "Nobody's Perfect" (1988), "Nobody Knows" (1988), "Seeing Is Believing" (1988), "The Living Years" (1988) - as M. Rutherford)
 1988 Genesis: Live at Wembley Stadium (Video) (lyrics: "Abacab", "Land of Confusion", "Throwing It All Away", "Turn It On Again") / (writer: "Mama", "Abacab", "Domino", "That's All", "The Brazilian", "Land of Confusion", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Throwing It All Away", "Home By The Sea", "Invisible Touch", "Los Endos", "Turn It On Again", "Do The Neurotic")
 1986-1988 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Unfinished Business (1988) ... (writer: "The Brazilian" - as Michael Rutherford)
- Laura (1987) ... (writer: "Tonight Tonight Tonight" - as Michael Rutherford)
- Death and Taxes (1986) ... (writer: "Mama" - as Michael Rutherford)
 1987 The Allnighter (lyrics: "TAKE THE REINS") / (music: "TAKE THE REINS")
 1987 The Last Fling (TV Movie) (writer: "Par Avion")
 1986 Genesis: Land of Confusion (Video short) (writer: "Land of Confusion")
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Baby Blues (1986) ... (writer: "Hanging By A Thread" - uncredited)
- Yankee Dollar (1986) ... (writer: "Par Avion" - uncredited)
 1986 Choke Canyon (writer: "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)" - as Michael Rutherford)
 1985 White Nights (writer: "The Other Side of the World" - as Michael Rutherford)
 1985 Phil Collins: No Jacket Required (TV Movie) (writer: "Behind The Lines")
 1984 Genesis: The Mama Tour (Video documentary) (writer: "Abacab", "That's All", "Mama", "Illegal Alien", "Home By The Sea", "Second Home By The Sea", "Keep It Dark", "It's Gonna Get Better", "In The Cage", "The Cinema Show", "...In That Quiet Earth", "Supperman", "Turn It On Again")
 1984 Against All Odds (performer: "MAKING A BIG MISTAKE") / (writer: "MAKING A BIG MISTAKE")
 1983 Phil Collins: Live at Perkins Palace (Video) (writer: "Behind The Lines")
 1978 Derrick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ute und Manuela (1978) ... (writer: "Follow you, follow me")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Solo albums: Smallcreep's Day (1980) and Acting Very Strange (1982). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Genesis | Mike & the Mechanics | Mike and the Mechanics | Michael Rutherford

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

We are all shocked and devastated by Paul's death. He had a fantastic voice, one of the best rock voices of his generation, and aside from his musical talent, he had such an infectious enthusiasm for the business. Paul loved performing. (On the death of Paul M. Young) See more »

Trivia:

Created the side band, Mike + The Mechanics in the 1980s, while remaining involved with his main band, Genesis. Paul Carrack, formerly of bands, "Ace" and "Squeeze", and Paul M. Young, formerly of "Sad Cafe", were recruited as the vocalists for "The Mechanics". See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Nickname:

Alf See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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