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Mike Ness

Michael James Ness was born April 3rd, 1962 in Lynn, Massachusetts. His family moved to Fullerton, California when he was young and he grew up in a broken home. He started Social Distortion as a teen in 1978, and was promptly arrested at their first show for spitting in a cop's face. Social D's first album, "Mommy's Little Monster" brought them ... See full bio »

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Known For

Lords of Dogtown Soundtrack
Reality Bites Soundtrack
The Break-Up Soundtrack
Kill the Messenger Soundtrack


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 2015 Ten Thousand Saints (writer: "Prison Bound")
 2014 Kill the Messenger (writer: "Ball and Chain")
 2013 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Holy Terror (2013) ... (writer: "Bad Luck")
  Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Andare Pescare (2012) ... (performer: "The Devil In Miss Jones" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Devil In Miss Jones" - uncredited)
 2011 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Fistful of Dollars, a Mouthful of Travelers Cheques (2011) ... (writer: "Machine Gun Blues" - uncredited)
 2008 Bones (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Pain in the Heart (2008) ... (writer: "Bad Luck")
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "Story of My Life")
 2007 Punk's Not Dead (Documentary) (writer: "Telling Them" - as Michael Ness)
 2006 Brotherhood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Matthew 22:10 (2006) ... (performer: "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right")
 2006 The Break-Up (writer: "Story of My Life (Live)" - as Michael Ness)
 2005 Jarhead (writer: "Ball and Chain")
 2005 Lords of Dogtown (producer: "Death or Glory")
 2004 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jinx (2004) ... (writer: "Reach For The Sky" - uncredited)
 2002 29 Palms (performer: "Misery Loves Company") / (writer: "Misery Loves Company")
 2002 Life or Something Like It (writer: "Story of My Life (Live)")
 2002 Orange County (as Michael Ness, "Story of My Life")
 2000 What to Do? (Short) ("Losing at Solitaire")
 1997 Snowriders II (Documentary) (writer: "Don't Drag Me Down")
 1994 Reality Bites (writer: "Story Of My Life")
 1984 Du-beat-e-o (writer: "Hour Of Darkness", "Creeps", "It's Not A Pretty Picture" - as Michael Ness)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (11 credits)

Personal Details

Official Sites:

Social Distortion

Alternate Names:

James Michael Neas


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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After 2005's highly acclaimed "Sex, Love and Rock'N'Roll", and a nearly sold out World Tour, they are now working on their new Album, which should be released later this year or 2007. One of the new songs that Social D. has been playing live is called "Diamond In The Rough" (available on Anti-Social: Social Distortion Live in Florida 2005) See more »


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