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Tom Waits

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films, including Down By Law, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Wristcutters: A Love Story. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart. Lyrically, Waits' songs frequently present atmospheric portrayals of grotesque, often seedy characters and places – although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. His songs are best-known to the general public in the form of cover versions by more visible artists: "Jersey Girl", performed by Bruce Springsteen, "Ol' 55", performed by the Eagles, and "Downtown Train", performed by Rod Stewart. Although Waits' albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries. He has been nominated for a number of major music awards and has won Grammy Awards for two albums, Bone Machine and Mule Variations. In 2010, Waits was chosen to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Waits currently lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife, Kathleen Brennan, and three children. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tom Waits, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 7th, 1949 in Pomona, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
47
First Appeared:
Tom Waits - One Star Shining : The First Decade
Latest Project:
Roy Orbison: Black and White Night 30 (Jan 31st, 2017)

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Filmography
MOVIES Roy Orbison: Black and White Night 30 himself Jan 31st, 2017
MOVIES Keith Richards: Under the Influence Himself Sep 18th, 2015
MOVIES The Laughing Heart Narrator Jan 1st, 2013
MOVIES Seven Psychopaths Zachariah Sep 7th, 2012
MOVIES A Brief History of John Baldessari Narrator Mar 10th, 2012
MOVIES Twixt The narrator Sep 10th, 2011
MOVIES The Book of Eli Engineer Jan 14th, 2010
MOVIES The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Devil Oct 1st, 2009
MOVIES Tom Waits - Romeo Bleeding: Live from Austin Tom Waits Feb 6th, 2009
MOVIES Tom Waits: Under Review Himself May 13th, 2008
MOVIES Wristcutters: A Love Story Kneller Jan 24th, 2006
MOVIES The Tiger and the Snow Himself / Sè stesso Oct 14th, 2005
MOVIES Domino The Wanderer Sep 22nd, 2005
MOVIES Coffee and Cigarettes Tom Sep 5th, 2003
MOVIES Tom Waits - Bridge School Benefit 30-10-99 Tom Waits Oct 30th, 1999
MOVIES Mystery Men Doc Heller Aug 6th, 1999
MOVIES Tom Waits: VH1 Storytellers Himself Apr 1st, 1999
MOVIES Short Cuts Earl Piggot Sep 5th, 1993
MOVIES Coffee and Cigarettes III Tom Mar 18th, 1993
MOVIES Dracula R.M. Renfield Nov 13th, 1992
MOVIES Fishing with John Himself Jun 7th, 1992
MOVIES At Play in the Fields of the Lord Wolf Dec 6th, 1991
SERIES Fishing with John Himself Nov 20th, 1991
MOVIES Until the End of the World Himself/Singer in bar (uncredited) Sep 12th, 1991
MOVIES The Fisher King Disabled Vet Sep 9th, 1991
MOVIES Queens Logic Monte Feb 1st, 1991
MOVIES The Two Jakes Plainclothes Policeman Aug 10th, 1990
MOVIES Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale Silva Nov 5th, 1989
MOVIES Mystery Train Radio D.J Sep 6th, 1989
MOVIES Cold Feet Kenny May 19th, 1989
MOVIES Roy Orbison: Black & White Night Himself Nov 11th, 1988
MOVIES Big Time Sep 15th, 1988
MOVIES Candy Mountain Al Silk Jan 20th, 1988
MOVIES Ironweed Rudy Dec 18th, 1987
MOVIES Down by Law Zack May 1st, 1986
MOVIES The Cotton Club Irving Stark Dec 14th, 1984
MOVIES Streetwise Himself Dec 7th, 1984
MOVIES Rumble Fish Benny Oct 20th, 1983
MOVIES The Outsiders Buck Merrill Mar 25th, 1983
MOVIES One from the Heart Trumpet player (uncredited) Feb 12th, 1982
MOVIES Tom Waits - No Visitors After Midnight Jul 27th, 1979
MOVIES Tom Waits For No One Himself Jan 1st, 1979
MOVIES Paradise Alley Mumbles Sep 22nd, 1978
MOVIES Tom Waits: A Day in Vienna himself Jan 1st, 1978
MOVIES The Old Man and the Gun
MOVIES Tom Waits - Burma Shave [Live Concert]
MOVIES Tom Waits - One Star Shining : The First Decade Tom Waits