STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,781 this week

Penelope Spheeris


Spheeris is often referred to as a 'rock 'n roll anthropologist'. In 1974 she formed the first Los Angeles music video production company, ROCK 'N REEL. She concluded her music video work with the Grammy-nominated, "Bohemian Rhapsody" video for "Wayne's World". Spheeris' feature film debut was the 1979 documentary on the Los Angeles punk scene, "... See full bio »

Comic-Con@Home Top Moments

On this IMDbrief, we break down our favorite panels and surprises from July 2020's Comic-Con@Home.

Watch the video

Major Comic-Con@Home News

Keep up with all the biggest announcements and updates with IMDb's breaking news roundup of Comic-Con@Home 2020.

Get the Latest News

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Wayne's World
Tue, Aug 04 1:24 PM PDT on STZC (624)
Wayne's World
Tue, Aug 04 8:00 PM PDT on STZC (624)

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 people
created 25 Jun 2019
 
a list of 35 people
created 02 Dec 2018
 
a list of 21 people
created 23 Feb 2013
 
a list of 43 people
created 19 Aug 2017
 
a list of 29 people
created 28 Feb 2019
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Penelope Spheeris's work have you seen?

User Polls

10 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

Suburbia Director
(1983)
(1994)
(1993)
Black Sheep Director
(1996)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (38 credits)
 2012 The Real St. Nick (TV Movie)
 2011 Five (TV Movie) (segment "Cheyanne")
 2005 The Kid & I
 2004 Cracking Up (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Prom Night (2004)
 2003 The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (segment "Tribute to Documentaries")
 2001 We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll (Documentary)
 2000 Dear Doughboy (TV Movie)
 1999 Hollywierd (Documentary)
 1998 Applewood 911 (TV Movie)
 1998 Senseless
 1996 Black Sheep
 1993 Danger Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Searcher in the Mist/Sex, Lies & Decaf (1993) ... (segments "Searcher in the Mist", "Sex, Lies & Decaf")
- Move My Lips/Dead Stranger in Paradise (1993) ... (segments "Move My Lips", "Dead Stranger in Paradise")
- Fatal Distraction/Lethal Luau (1993) ... (segment "Fatal Distraction")
 1992 Wayne's World
 1991 UFO Abductions (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Visitors from the Unknown (TV Movie) (tcm)
 1991 Rap's Most Wanted (Video documentary)
 1991 Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (TV Movie) (segment "3")
 1990 Thunder and Mud (Documentary)
 1990 Megadeth: No More Mr. Nice Guy (Video short)
 1989 Bonfire: Sword & Stone (Video short)
 1988 Megadeth: In My Darkest Hour (Video short)
 1988 Night Ranger: I Did It for Love (Video short)
 1987 Dudes
 1987 Megadeth: Wake Up Dead (Video short)
 1983 Suburbia
 1972 I Don't Know (Short)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (9 credits)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Actress (5 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (10 credits)
Show Show Self (39 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads for Directors Guild of America (2001) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

P. Spheeris | Penelope 'Bud' Spheeris

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

L.A. is the make-it city where everyone wants to be a star and so frustration is at its epitome. See more »

Trivia:

She admits that she has two distinct careers, one where she does mainstream Hollywood films like Wayne's World (1992) and the other, where she does independent music themed documentaries like the "Decline of Western Civilization" films. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed