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


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 2015 10,000 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 Self (10 credits)

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Social Distortion

Alternate Names:

James Michael Neas


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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