Henry Rollins Biography (1961-)

Original name, Henry Garfield; born February 13, 1961, in Washington, DC; sonof Iris Garfield. Addresses: Office: 2.13.61, P.O. Box 1910, Los Angeles, CA 90078.; Agent: United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500,Beverly Hills, CA 90212; (voice work) William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Tiffany Kuzon, Evolution Entertainment,901 North Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, musician, writer
Birth Details
February 13, 1961
Washington, DC, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • The Slog Movie, 1982
  • (With Black Flag) Black Flag Live, 1984
  • The Right Side of My Brain (short film), 1985
  • Officer Dobbs, The Chase, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Himself, Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey (also known as JugularWine), Pagan Pictures, 1994
  • Ten Monologues from the Lives of the Serial Killers, Reiks Hadders, 1994
  • Hugh Benny, Heat, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Spider, Johnny Mnemonic (also known as Johnny Mnemonique and JM), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Guard Henry, Lost Highway, October Films, 1996
  • Sid Gronic, Jack Frost (also known as Frost), Warner Bros.,1998
  • Monroe, Morgan's Ferry, Artist View Entertainment, 1999
  • Himself, My Generation (documentary), Cabin Creek Films/Mikado Films/PolyGram Diversified Entertainment, 2000
  • Voice of Benjamin "Ben" Knox/Bonk, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (animated; also known as Batman of the Future: Return of the Jokerand Return of the Joker), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Gaines, Time Lapse (also known as Past Tense), Trimark Video, 2001
  • Greg, Scenes of the Crime, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 2001
  • Himself, Dogtown and Z-Boys (documentary), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001
  • Himself, Jackass: The Movie (also known as Jackass), MTV Films/Paramount, 2002
  • Johnny Miracle, Psychic Murders, Skullrock Entertainment, 2002
  • Warden, The New Guy, Columbia, 2002
  • Arthur, A House on a Hill, Calliope Films, 2003
  • TNT leader, Bad Boys II, Columbia, 2003
  • Voice, Live Freaky Die Freaky, Hellcat Pictures, 2003
  • (With Black Flag) Punk's Not Dead, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Commentator, MTV Sports, MTV, beginning 1994
  • Narrator, VH1 Legends, VH1, beginning 1996
  • (Uncredited) Host, Night Visions, Fox, 2001-2002
  • Himself, I Love the '80s, VH1, 2002
  • Host (with Cathy Rogers), Full Metal Challenge, The Learning Channel, 2002-2003
  • Movies
  • Himself, Platinum, UPN, 1997
  • Bartender, Desperate but Not Serious (also known as Reckless +Wild), HBO, 1999
  • Shadow Realm, Sci-Fi Channel, 2002
  • Specials
  • Himself, MTV Unplugged, MTV, 1993
  • State of the Union Undressed '95, Comedy Central, 1995
  • Narrator, The Human Journey, The Learning Channel, 2000
  • (And in archive footage) Himself, 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock, VH1, 2000
  • Henry Rollins: Live and Ripped in London, Comedy Central, 2000
  • 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll, VH1, 2000
  • Himself, 100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll, VH1, 2001
  • Himself, 25 Years of Punk, VH1, 2001
  • Himself, VH1 Presents the '80s, VH1, 2001
  • Himself, When Hate Goes Pop, MTV, 2001
  • Himself, The Making of "Jackass: The Movie" (also known as MTV's the Making of "Jackass: The Movie"), MTV, 2002
  • Himself, VH1 News Special: Inside Hate Rock, VH1, 2002
  • Himself, 50 Sexiest Video Moments, VH1, 2003
  • Himself, Totally Gayer, VH1, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • Performer, The 37th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1995
  • Himself, VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Host, Alternative Nation, MTV, 1993
  • Himself, "Anger," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1994
  • Friend of the victim, Unsolved Mysteries, NBC, 1995
  • Narrator, "The Doors," Behind the Music (also known as VH1's Behind the Music), VH1, 1997
  • (With the Rollins Band) Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1997
  • Dr. Ovid Brazil, "All Our Sins Forgotten," Welcome to Paradox, Sci-Fi Channel, 1998
  • Himself, The Panel, 10 Network (Australia), 1999
  • Himself, Turn Ben Stein On, Comedy Central, 1999
  • Voice of Mad Stan, "Rats," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 1999
  • Voice of Mad Stan, "Eyewitness," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB,2000
  • Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001
  • Voice of Mad Stan, "Countdown," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB,2001
  • Himself, One Hit Wonders, VH1, 2002
  • Mr. Jericho, "Hickory Dickory ... Double Date," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2002
  • "Johnny Rancid," Teen Titans (animated), The Cartoon Network, 2003
  • Guest host of The List, VH1; also appeared in episodes of Alivefrom Off Center, PBS; The Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated; Sessions at West 54th; Penn and Teller's Sin City Spectacular (also known as Sin City Spectacular), FX Network; and Up All Night.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums with Black Flag
  • Damaged, 1981
  • My War, SST Records, 1983
  • Family Man, SST Records, 1984
  • Live '84, SST Records, 1984
  • Slip It In, SST Records, 1984
  • In My Head, SST Records, 1985
  • Loose Nut, SST Records, 1985
  • The Process of Weeding Out, SST Records, 1985
  • Who's Got the Ten, SST Records, 1986
  • Albums with the Rollins Band
  • (As Henrietta Collins and the Wife Beating Child Haters) Drive By Shooting (EP), Texas Hotel, 1987, released with Hot Animal Machine, 1999
  • Hot Animal Machine, Texas Hotel, 1987, released with Drive By Shooting (EP; as Henrietta Collins and the Wife Beating Child Haters), 1999
  • Do It, Texas Hotel, 1988
  • Life Time, Texas Hotel, 1988
  • Hard Volume, Texas Hotel, 1989
  • Turned On, QuarterStick, 1990
  • The End of Silence, Imago, 1992
  • Electro Convulsive Therapy, Imago, 1993
  • Weight, Imago, 1994
  • Come In and Burn, DreamWorks, 1997
  • Insert Band Here [Live in Australia], 1999
  • Get Some, Go Again, DreamWorks, 2000
  • A Clockwork Orange, 2001
  • Nice, 2001
  • A Nicer Shade of Red, 2001
  • Yellow Blues, 2001
  • Other albums include Hard Life.
  • Spoken Word Albums
  • Big Ugly Mouth, Texas Hotel, 1987
  • Short Walk on a Long Pier, Texas Hotel/2.13.61, 1987
  • Sweatbox, Texas Hotel, 1989
  • Deep Throat, QuarterStick/2.13.61, 1992
  • Human Butt, QuarterStick/2.13.61, 1992
  • Live at McCabe's, QuarterStick, 1992
  • The Boxed Life, Imago, 1993
  • Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag (also known as Getin the Van), 1995
  • Everything, 1996
  • Black Coffee Blues, DreamWorks, 1997
  • Think Tank (live), DreamWorks, 1998
  • Eric the Pilot, 1999
  • A Rollins in the Wry, QuarterStick, 2001
  • Singles
  • (With the Rollins Band) "Liar," c. 1995
  • Videos
  • Himself, Talking out the Box (also known as Rollins: Talking from the Box), 1992, later released as Talking from the Box/Henry Rollins Goes to London, Imago/Koch, 2001
  • Himself, Woodstock '94, 1995
  • Himself, Henry Rollins, Easter Sunday, 1997
  • Himself, You Saw Me Up There, 1998
  • Himself, Henry Rollins: Up for It, 2001
  • Jackass: Volume Two, Paramount, 2004
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Mace Griffin, Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter, Universal Interactive Studios, 2003
  • Music Videos
  • "Liar," by the Rollins Band, c. 1995
  • Appeared in the music video "Pop Goes the Weasel," by 3rd Bass.
  • WRITINGS
  • Albums with Black Flag
  • Damaged, 1981
  • My War, SST Records, 1983
  • Family Man, SST Records, 1984
  • Live '84, SST Records, 1984
  • Slip It In, SST Records, 1984
  • In My Head, SST Records, 1985
  • Loose Nut, SST Records, 1985
  • The Process of Weeding Out, SST Records, 1985
  • Who's Got the 10, SST Records, 1986
  • Albums with the Rollins Band
  • Drive By Shooting, Texas Hotel, 1987
  • Hot Animal Machine, Texas Hotel, 1987
  • Do It, Texas Hotel, 1988
  • Life Time, Texas Hotel, 1988
  • Hard Volume, Texas Hotel, 1989
  • Turned On, QuarterStick, 1990
  • The End of Silence, Imago, 1992
  • Electro Convulsive Therapy, Imago, 1993
  • Weight, Imago, 1994
  • Come In and Burn, DreamWorks, 1997
  • Insert Band Here [Live in Australia], 1999
  • Get Some, Go Again, DreamWorks, 2000
  • A Clockwork Orange, 2001
  • Nice, 2001
  • A Nicer Shade of Red, 2001
  • Yellow Blues, 2001
  • Other albums include Hard Life.
  • Spoken Word Albums
  • Big Ugly Mouth, Texas Hotel, 1987
  • Short Walk on a Long Pier, Texas Hotel/2.13.61, 1987
  • Sweatbox, Texas Hotel, 1989
  • Deep Throat, QuarterStick/2.13.61, 1992
  • Human Butt, QuarterStick/2.13.61, 1992
  • Live at McCabe's, QuarterStick, 1992
  • The Boxed Life, Imago, 1993
  • Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag (also known as Getin the Van), 1995
  • Everything, 1996
  • Black Coffee Blues, DreamWorks, 1997
  • Think Tank, DreamWorks, 1998
  • Eric the Pilot, 1999
  • A Rollins in the Wry, QuarterStick, 2001
  • Singles
  • (With the Rollins Band) "Liar," c. 1995
  • Videos
  • Henry Rollins, Easter Sunday, 1997
  • You Saw Me Up There, 1998
  • Henry Rollins: Up for It, 2001
  • Collected Writings
  • 20, 2.13.61, 1984
  • End to End, 2.13.61, 1985
  • Polio Flesh, 2.13.61, 1985
  • 2.13.61, 2.13.61, 1985
  • Hallucinations of Grandeur, 2.13.61, 1986
  • You Can't Run from God, 2.13.61, 1986
  • Pissing in the Gene Pool, 2.13.61, 1987
  • Works, 2.13.61, 1988
  • Art to Choke Hearts, 2.13.61, 1989
  • High Adventure in the Great Outdoors (contains 2.13.61, End to End, and Polio Flesh), 2.13.61, 1989
  • Knife Street, 2.13.61, 1989
  • 1000 Ways to Die, 1989
  • Bang! (contains 1000 Ways to Die and Knife Street),2.13.61, 1990
  • One from None, 2.13.61, 1991
  • Black Coffee Blues, 2.13.61, 1992
  • See a Grown Man Cry, 2.13.61, 1992, published with Now Watch Him Die, 2.13.61, 1997
  • Now Watch Him Die, 2.13.61, 1993, published with See a Grown Man Cry, 2.13.61, 1997
  • Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag, 2.13.61, 1994
  • Eye Scream, 1996
  • Do I Come Here Often, 1997
  • The Portable Henry Rollins, Villard Books, 1997
  • Solipsist, 2.13.61, 1998
  • Smile, You're Traveling, 2000
  • Columnist for Details; contributor to other periodicals, includingElle, Face, Interview, Melody Maker, Sounds, Spin, and Village Voice.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The film Ten Monologues from the Lives of the Serial Killers, released by Reiks Hadders in 1994, was based on writings by Rollins and others.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 35, Gale, 2002
    Periodicals
    • Advocate, May 13, 1997, p. 62
    • Boston Globe, February 10, 1995
    • Creem, May, 1992
    • Current Biography, September, 2001, pp. 61-65
    • Details, January, 1993; January, 1994, pp. 64-69, 127
    • Detroit Free Press, April 17, 1992
    • Detroit News, May 1, 1993
    • Down Beat, December, 1994
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 12, 1993; February 18, 1994, p. 72; February 21, 1997, p. 125; July 13, 2001, p. 66
    • Melody Maker, February 13, 1993
    • Musician, April, 1993
    • New York Times Magazine, November 6, 1994, pp. 38-41
    • Publishers Weekly, October 3, 1994, p. 63
    • Pulse!, April, 1992
    • Rolling Stone, April 16, 1992; March 18, 1993; December 23, 1993,pp. 111-14
    • Spin, May, 1992
    • Times Literary Supplement, May 19, 1995, p. 18
    • TV Guide, September 26, 1992
    • Whole Earth Review, spring, 1995, p. 90
    Electronic
    • Henry Rollins.com, http://www.21361.com, May 5, 2004

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