David Byrne

Film Producer / Composer / Actor / Screenwriter / Musician / Writer / Guitarist / Songwriter / Record Producer / Singer-songwriter / Film Director / Artist / Photographer | * 05/14/1952 (69) | Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (United Kingdom (UK))
David Byrne (born 14 May 1952) is a Scottish-American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, writer, music theorist, and filmmaker, who was a founding member and the principal songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads. Byrne has released solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction, and non-fiction. He has received Academy, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe Awards, and he is an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Talking Heads. ()

David Byrne (born May 14, 1952) is a Scottish-born musician most associated with his role as a founding member and principal songwriter of the American band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, and non-fiction. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Music | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for David Byrne

Webby Lifetime Achievement Award Academy Award for Best Original Score Bessie Awards Academy Award for Best Original Score

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Movies with David Byrne as Actor(41)

as himself2019 Museum Town
as David Byrne2019 Hream
as himself2014 Lennon or McCartney
as himself2011 This Must Be the Place
as himself2009 Wandering Heart
as himself2008 Celia: The Queen
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2007 NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell
as himself2005 TV Party
as himself2001 25 Years of Punk
as Introduction (English version)2000 The Art of Amália
as 'Laughing Man' Escort1998 Lulu on the Bridge
as himself1995 Dancing Barefoot
as Self in music video1991 Until the End of the World
1989 Decade
as Bartender1989 Checking Out
as himself1989 Heavy Petting
as himself1988 Storytelling Giant
as Narrator / Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads singer1986 True Stories
as Vocals and Guitar1984 Stop Making Sense
as himself1976 The Blank Generation

TV Shows/Series with David Byrne as Actor(3)

Movies with David Byrne as Crew(25)

Production/Executive Producer2020 David Byrne's American Utopia
Sound/Original Music Composer2018 Billionaire Boys Club
Production/Producer2016 Contemporary Color
Directing/Director2012 Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell
Sound/Original Music Composer2011 This Must Be the Place
Sound/Original Music Composer2008 The Vanguard
Directing/Director2004 Îlé Aiyé
Sound/Original Music Composer2003 Young Adam
Directing/Director1993 David Byrne: Between The Teeth
Production/Producer1989 Umbabarauma
Directing/Director1988 Storytelling Giant
Sound/Original Music Composer1988 Married to the Mob
Sound/Original Music Composer1987 The Last Emperor
Sound/Songs1986 Something Wild
Directing/Director1986 True Stories
Production/Producer1986 True Stories
Sound/Original Music Composer1986 True Stories
Writing/Writer1986 True Stories
Sound/Original Music Composer1984 Stop Making Sense
Sound/Music1981 America Is Waiting
Sound/Music1981 Mea Culpa

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: David Byrne
Born: Wednesday, 05/14 1952 (May) in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 69 years + 160 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Rhode Island School of Design
Represented by: Pace Gallery
Record Label: Todo Mundo, Warner Bros. Records, Luaka Bop, Nonesuch, Sire
Spouses (current/former): Adelle Lutz
Other names for David Byrne (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"David Byrne (Musiker)"
David Byrne frequently works together with these people:
Jonathan Demme (8x, Crew)
Chris Frantz (8x, Actor)
Tina Weymouth (8x, Actress)
Debbie Harry (7x, Actress)
Matt Schichter (7x, Crew)
Patti Smith (5x, Actress)
Jerry Harrison (5x, Actor)
Bill Ross IV (5x, Crew)
Ivan Král (5x, Crew)
Werner Herzog (4x, Crew)
David Silverman (4x, Crew)
Nick Skeer (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1391708, Added: 09/04/2019, Last updated: 10/02/2021