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Short Info

Net Worth$45 million
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1952
SpouseAdelle Lutz
MarkEdgy persona
FactAttended the Rhode Island School of Design at the same time as director Gus Van Sant.

David Byrne (born May 14, 1952) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, artist, actor, writer, photographer, and film director. He was the founding member, principal songwriter, and lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Byrne has released solo albums and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction, and non-fiction. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe Awards.

Byrne was born in Dumbarton, Scotland, to parents Emma (née Kennedy) and Tom Byrne. His father worked as an electronics engineer at the General Electric Company. When Byrne was seven years old, his family moved to Arbutus, Maryland, in the United States. He has two younger sisters, Celia (born 1954) and Martha (born 1957).

Byrne was raised Catholic and attended Catholic schools. He graduated from Lansdowne High School in 1970. He started his musical career as a member of several bands in high school and college, including The Artistics and The Wild Ones. He later became a solo artist and released his self-titled debut album in 1977.

Byrne achieved commercial and critical success with Talking Heads, which released eight studio albums between 1977 and 1991. The band’s biggest hit was “Burning Down the House” (1983), which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Byrne has also released solo albums and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction, and non-fiction.

Byrne has been married twice: first to Elizabeth Ashley from 1977 to 1984, and then to Adelle Lutz from 1987 to 2004. He has four children: two with Ashley and two with Lutz.

Byrne is a naturalized United States citizen. He currently resides in New York City.

General Info

Full NameDavid Byrne
Net Worth$45 million
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1952
Height1.83 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Film Score Composer, Film producer, Film director, Guitarist, Writer, Actor, Music artist, Singer, Songwriter, Visual Artist
EducationRhode Island School of Design, Lansdowne High School, Maryland Institute College of Art


SpouseAdelle Lutz
ChildrenMalu Abeni Valentine Byrne
ParentsEmma Byrne, Tom Byrne
SiblingsCelia Byrne


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Original Music Score, MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, David di Donatello for Best Music, David di Donatello for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual M...
Music GroupsTalking Heads, Atomic Bomb! Band, Psycho Killer, Burning Down the House, Once in a Lifetime
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrou...
MoviesStop Making Sense, True Stories, Storytelling Giant, Checking Out, Between the Teeth, Lulu on the Bridge, The Art of Amália, Ride, Rise, Roar, Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, Contemporary Color, The House of Life, Red Hot and Blue, The Best of Sessions at West 54th: Vol. 2, D...
TV ShowsSessions at West 54th

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#Marks / Signs
1Unusual dancing on stage
2Over-sized suit
3Dark staring eyes
4Black hair (when he was younger)
5Edgy persona


1I feel like if you license a song to a television show or a film, people understand that the song is a quotation. With me they often pick some classic song that's representative of an era or a mood and it's an easy way for them to instantly push some buttons with an audience. But with an advert it's a little bit different because then people assume that you are endorsing whatever it is. And also it gets played over and over and over again and it really tends to cement the link. And you think, "Oh, that's the song from the Toyota commercial", as opposed to, "This is the song he wrote when his girlfriend died." I'm not ready for that!
2You knew that as Bush (George W. Bush) left the economy was in tatters and people were going to be out of jobs and out of homes. I thought, "People are going to be pissed off real soon and whatever's closest at hand they'll blame it." And, God forbid, they're not going to blame themselves for voting for George Bush and the guys whose policies got them into this mess. Poor Barack Obama is going to have to take the stick for everything that went before.
3When you have a little bit more sales and popularity, as Talking Heads did then, you could say, "Oh, can we have this kind of lighting or can we do a video on our day off?" And people would appear and make it happen. So I miss a little bit of that ease of getting things done but I don't miss arenas. That terrified me. When it got to a certain scale the audience became this abstract mass and you started to lose that connection. Other people can deal with that but I can't.


1He is left handed but plays guitar right handed.
2When he was two years old, his parents moved the family to Hamilton, Ontario. Byrne lived in that area until he was 8 or 9 and then moved to Maryland, where he stayed until college.
3His sister, Celia, is an epidemiologist specializing in breast cancer.
4Attended the Rhode Island School of Design at the same time as director Gus Van Sant.
5The Talking Heads' trademark song, "Psycho Killer", was inspired by a phrase used by his art school friend, Barbara Conway. She used the phrase, "psycho killer", to describe things she thought were cool. Conway was murdered by a female stalker in the 1980s.
6Attended the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970, where he met fellow Talking Heads members, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, who became a couple in 1973. He transferred to the Maryland Institute of Art in 1971 and travelled in a band called Bizadi through 1972. He then dropped out of college for good. He returned to Providence in 1973 and formed a band called The Artistics with Frantz but they broke up in 1974 when Byrne moved to New York. He remained friends with Frantz and Weymouth who moved to New York in September 1974. Unable to find a willing bass player for their forming band, Frantz persuaded Weymouth to learn the bass guitar under the tutelage of David. They began rehearsing in January 1975 and had their first gig as Talking Heads in June that year at punk club CBGB.
7Attended Lansdowne High School in Baltimore, Maryland
8Translated into English, the title of his 1989 album "Rei Momo" means "King of Carnival."
9Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 as a member of the Talking Heads.
10Uncle of actress China Chow and Maximillian Chow.
11Father, with Adelle Lutz, of daughter Malu Valentine (born in 1989).
12Ex-brother-in-law of the late Tina Chow, a fashion icon of the 1980s, and Michael Chow.
13Born in Scotland, but was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
14Has never taken out US citizenship although he has lived in the U.S. since he was a child.
15Former member of Talking Heads, which broke up in 1991.




Who's Doing the Dishes?TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Halt and Catch Fire2014-2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Interestings2016TV Movie writer: "This Must Be the Place Naive Melody" - uncredited
A Hologram for the King2016lyrics: "Once In A Lifetime" / music: "Once In A Lifetime"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Youth2015/Iperformer: "Dirty Hair" / writer: "Dirty Hair"
Revenge2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
P.O.V.2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
United Passions2014writer: "Wild Wild Life"
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parenthood2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II2013writer: "Burning Down the House" Live
Rude TubeTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
CBGB2013writer: "Life During Wartime", "Psycho Killer"
Doctors2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skid Row2013writer: "Psycho Killer"
The Punisher: Gag Reel2013Video documentary short writer: "Psychokiller"
The Vampire Diaries2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary writer: "Slippery People"
Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree2012Documentary writer: "Road to Nowhere"
Burning Man: Metropolis2012Documentary writer: "Road to Nowhere"
Savages2012writer: "Psycho Killer"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Central Park Five2012Documentary writer: "Crosseyed and Painless"
The Three Stooges2012writer: "Pulled Up"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Some Jerk with a Camera2011-2012TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Formula 1: BBC Sport2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
True Blood2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Crazy, Stupid, Love.2011performer: "The Heart's A Lonely Hunter" / writer: "The Heart's A Lonely Hunter", "This Must Be The Place Naïve Melody"
Quebrando o Tabu2011Documentary performer: "Dirty Rainbows" original song / writer: "Dirty Rainbows" original song
This Must Be the Place2011performer: "This Must Be The Place Naive Melody" / writer: "This Must Be The Place Naive Melody", "Open Up", "Eliza", "You Can Like It", "If It Falls, It Falls" - as D. Byrne
20 to 12010-2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Beauty Day2011Documentary writer: "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel"
Being Erica2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
30 for 30TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2010 music - 1 episode, 2010
Public Access2010Short performer: "Wheezing", "Eggs in a Briar Patch", "Leg Bells"
Hot Tub Time Machine2010writer: "Once in a Lifetime"
Schnell ermittelt2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Casino Jack and the United States of Money2010Documentary writer: "BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE"
Nip/TuckTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Karaoke Revolution2009Video Game writer: "Burning Down The House"
Numb3rs2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Julie & Julia2009writer: "Psycho Killer"
This Must Be the Place2009Short writer: "This Must Be the Place"
My Sister's Keeper2009writer: "Heaven"
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen2009writer: "Burning Down the House"
Chuck2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heroes2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
He's Just Not That Into You2009writer: "This Must Be the Place Naïve Melody"
Eli Stone2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Private Practice2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Adopt a Sailor2008writer: "This Must Be the Place"
Religulous2008Documentary writer: "Road To Nowhere"
Smother2008/IIwriter: "Love --> Building On Fire"
Baby Mama2008writer: "Stay Up Late"
Nim's Island2008writer: "Stay Up Late" 1985
Bi the Way2008Documentary writer: "Road to Nowhere"
Otis2008writer: "The Great Curve"
SingStar Amped2007Video Game writer: "Burning Down The House"
Lars and the Real Girl2007writer: "This Must Be the Place Naïve Melody Live Version"
Young@Heart2007Documentary writer: "Road To Nowhere", "Life During Wartime"
Big LoveTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2006
September Clues2007Documentary writer: "Once in a Lifetime" - uncredited
Smiley Face2007writer: "Memories Can't Wait"
Absolute Wilson2006Documentary "The Knee Plays"
Open Season2006writer: "Wild Wild Life"
El cantante2006writer: "Slippery People"
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon2006writer: "Psycho Killer"
Clerks II2006writer: " Nothing But Flowers"
The Benchwarmers2006writer: "Thank You for Sending Me an Angel"
Wordplay2006Documentary writer: "This Must Be the Place Niave Melody"
The Secret Life of Words2005performer: "Tiny Apocalypse" / writer: "Tiny Apocalypse"
Sky High2005writer: "And She Was"
Bewitched2005writer: "And She Was" 1985
Nearing Grace2005writer: "Uh-Oh Love Comes to Town"
Quo Vadis, Baby?2005writer: "Psycho Killer Live Version"
The God Who Wasn't There2005Documentary performer: "Is This The Real Thing?"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fierce People2005writer: "Psycho Killer"
Duck2005performer: "Un Di Felice"
Meu Tio Matou um Cara2004writer: "Nothing But Flowers"
In Good Company2004performer: "Glass, Concrete & Stone" 2002 / writer: "Glass, Concrete & Stone" 2002
Gilmore Girls2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Complex: Malibu2004TV Series writer: "Burning Down The House"
13 Going on 302004writer: "Burning Down the House"
Clean2004/I"The Jezebel Spirit" / performer: "The Jezebel Spirit"
Secret Window2004writer: "Once in a Lifetime"
Young Adam2003performer: "THE GREAT WESTERN ROAD" / producer: "HAITIAN FIGHT SONG" / writer: "THE GREAT WESTERN ROAD"
The Simpsons2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Banger Sisters2002writer: "Burning Down the House"
Dirty Pretty Things2002performer: "Glass, Concrete & Stone" / writer: "Glass, Concrete & Stone"
When Snooker Ruled the World2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Road to Nowhere" - uncredited
Abandon2002lyrics: "Lazy" / performer: "Lazy" / writer: "Lazy"
Last Party 20002001Documentary writer: "Once in a Lifetime" - uncredited
Rock Star2001writer: "Once in a Lifetime"
Leap Years2001TV Series writer: "Once in a Lifetime" - uncredited
Someone Like You...2001writer: "Burning Down the House"
Torrente 2: Misión en Marbella2001performer: "Si Fulano"
Acústico MTV: Os Paralamas do Sucesso2000TV Movie documentary writer: "Life During Wartime"
Der Überfall2000performer: "The Civil Wars" / writer: "The Civil Wars"
Waking the Dead2000performer: "Help Me Somebody" / writer: "Help Me Somebody"
The Bachelor1999performer: "Don't Fence Me In"
Inspector Gadget1999writer: "Wild Wild Life" 1986
Pirates of Silicon Valley1999TV Movie writer: "Burning Down The House"
Summer of Sam1999writer: "Psycho Killer" 1977
Plunkett & Macleane1999writer: "Houses in Motion"
Alice et Martin1998writer: "Once in a Lifetime"
Streets Is Watching1998Video writer: "It's Alright" - as D. Byrne,
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends1998TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Leading Man1996writer: "Burning Down the House" - as Byrne
Basquiat1996writer: "I'm Not in Love"
The Celluloid Closet1995Documentary writer: "Heaven"
Blue in the Face1995performer: "God's Child", "Happy Suicide" / writer: "God's Child", "Mi Barrio", "Happy Suicide"
Bert1994TV Series 2 episodes
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001991-1994TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Airheads1994performer: "Wheezing" / producer: "Wheezing" / writer: "Wheezing"
Car Trouble, Darlin'1994Short writer: "Psycho killer"
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV Special documentary writer: "Burning Down the House"
Between the Teeth1994Documentary performer: "Well", "Nothing But Flowers", "Girls On My Mind", "Mr. Jones", "Something Ain't Right", "Life During Wartime", "Women vs. Men", "Hanging Upside Down", "Lie To Me", "She's Mad", "Blind", "Make Believe Mambo", "And She Was", "Buck Naked", "Road To Nowhere" / writer: "Nothing But Flowers", "Girls On My Mind", "Mr. Jones", "Something Ain't Right", "Life During Wartime", "Women vs. Men", "Hanging Upside Down", "Lie To Me", "She's Mad", "Blind", "Make Believe Mambo", "And She W
Reality Bites1994writer: "Road to Nowhere"
Tohuwabohu1992-1994TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Philadelphia1993writer: "Heaven"
Cool Runnings1993writer: "Wild Wild Life"
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media1992Documentary writer: "Cross-Eyes and Painless"
Flying Blind1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Until the End of the World1991writer: "Sax and Violins"
The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express1991TV Special writer: "Burning Down the House"
'Merci la vie'1991performer: "The Dream Police" / writer: "The Dream Police"
Red Hot and Blue1990TV Movie performer: "Don't Fence Me In"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1979
Immediate Family1989writer: "Creatures of Love"
Look Who's Talking1989writer: "And She Was"
Little Monsters1989writer: "ROAD TO NOWHERE"
The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter1989TV Special writer: "Burning Down the House"
The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1988TV Special writer: "Once In A Lifetime"
Cross My Heart1987writer: "Perfect World"
A Year in the Life1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miami Vice1986-1987TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Fame1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Women in Rock1986Video documentary writer: "The Lady Don't Mind"
Combat High1986TV Movie writer: "Burning Down The House"
Something Wild1986performer: "Loco de Amor" / writer: "Loco de Amor"
True Stories1986performer: "Road Song, "Freeway Son", "Brownie's Theme", "Disco Hits!", "Love Theme From True Stories", "I Love Metal Buildings", "Glass Operator", "City Of Steel", "Technological Love Story", "844-WIFE", "The Celebration Begins", "The Stage Nears Completion Texas Tunes" / producer: "Cocktail Desperado", "Road Song, "Freeway Son", "Brownie's Theme", "Disco Hits!", "Love Theme From True Stories", "I Love Metal Buildings", "Glass Operator", "Mall Muzak", "Dinner Music", "City Of Steel", "Festa Par
Down and Out in Beverly Hills1986writer: "ONCE IN A LIFETIME"
Revenge of the Nerds1984writer: "Burning Down the House"
Stop Making Sense1984Documentary writer: "Psycho Killer", "Heaven", "Thank You for Sending Me an Angel", "Found a Job", "Slippery People", "Burning Down the House", "Life During Wartime", "Making Flippy Floppy", "Swamp", "What a Day That Was", "This Must Be the Place Naive Melody", "Once in a Lifetime", "Girlfriend Is Better", "Crosseyed and Painless"
Risky Business1983lyrics: "Swamp"
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983Short writer: "Burning Down The House"
America Is Waiting1981Short performer: "America is Waiting" / writer: "America is Waiting"
Mea Culpa1981Short writer: "Mea Culpa"
The Animals Film1981Documentary writer: "Mind" - uncredited
Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime1981Video short writer: "Once In A Lifetime"
Top of the Pops1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fear No Evil1981as Byrne, "Love Goes to a Building on Fire", "Psycho Killer"
Empty Suitcases1980writer: "Psycho Killer" - uncredited
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Times Square1980writer: "Life During Wartime"
Talking Heads in concerto1980TV Movie documentary writer: "Psycho Killer", "Stay Hungry", "Cities", "I Zimbra", "Drugs", "Crosseyed and Painless", "Life During Wartime", "Houses in Motion", "Born Under Punches The Heat Goes On", "The Great Curve"


This Must Be the Place2011
Big Love2007TV Series 12 episodes
Independent Lens2006TV Series documentary 1 episode
Young Adam2003
In Spite of Wishing and Wanting2002
A Day in the Life of an Artist2000Short
The Last Words1999Short
Between the Teeth1994Documentary
Married to the Mob1988
Alive from Off Center1988TV Series 1 episode
Talking Heads: Storytelling Giant1988Video
The Last Emperor1987
True Stories1986
Stop Making Sense1984Documentary
The Catherine Wheel1982TV Movie

Music Department

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World2016Documentary musician: guitar
Psychedelic Afternoon2013Short performed by
Into the Abyss2011Documentary musician: guitar
This Must Be the Place2011musician: vocals
P.O.V.2007TV Series documentary composer - 1 episode
Wired Science2007TV Series documentary music theme
Young Adam2003music arranger: strings
Blue in the Face1995executive music producer
Flying Blind1992-1993TV Series composer - 3 episodes


The Simpsons2012TV SeriesPerformer - 'Dream Operator'
This Must Be the Place2011David Byrne
Lulu on the Bridge1998'Laughing Man' Escort
Checking Out1989Bartender
Trying Times1987TV SeriesByron
True Stories1986Narrator / Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads singer
Dead End Kids1986Minister (uncredited)
Survival Guide1985TV Movie
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983Short
Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime1981Video short


Red Hot and Blue1990TV Movie segment "Don't Fence Me In"
Îlé Aiyé1989
Talking Heads: Storytelling Giant1988Video
True Stories1986
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983Short
Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime1981Video short
Between the Teeth1994Documentary


Îlé Aiyé1989writer
True Stories1986
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983Short


Contemporary Color2016Documentary producer
Umbabarauma1989Short executive producer
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983Short producer

Camera Department

Stop Making Sense1984Documentary lighting design


Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983Short

Sound Department

Stop Making Sense1984Documentary re-recording supervisor


Stop Making Sense1984Documentary conceived for the stage by


On the Road2012thanks
Public Access2010Short special thanks
The God Who Wasn't There2005Documentary special thanks
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Meu Tio Matou um Cara2004special thanks: production
She Hate Me2004thanks
The Truth About Charlie2002very special thanks
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media1992Documentary acknowledgment
Paris Is Burning1990Documentary very special thanks


Untitled Carl Jung Documentary2016Documentary filmingHimself
Contemporary Color2016Documentary
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHimself
Temporary Color2015Documentary
StarTalk2015TV SeriesHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
61º Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de clausura2013TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
61º Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de inauguración2013TV MovieHimself - Jury Member
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Beyond Ipanema2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Charlie Rose1997-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Colbert Report2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Under African Skies2012DocumentaryHimself
The Space in Back of You2011DocumentaryMusician
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Songwriter and Musician / Himself
Ride, Rise, Roar2010Documentary
The 2009 Whitney Museum Gala2009TV MovieHimself
Beyond Ipanema2009DocumentaryHimself
O Homem que Engarrafava Nuvens2009DocumentaryHimself
The BackStage Pass2009VideoHimself
Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB2009DocumentaryHimself
Celia: The Queen2008DocumentaryHimself
Coração Vagabundo2008DocumentaryHimself
The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America's New Song Movement2008DocumentaryHimself
By the Ways: A Journey with William Eggleston2007DocumentaryHimself
Absolute Wilson2006DocumentaryHimself
Fabricando Tom Zé2006DocumentaryDavid Byrne
iPOP2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TV Party2005Video documentary
Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth2005Documentary shortHimself
MTV Video Music Brasil 20042004TV MovieHimself - Performer
Later... With Jools Holland1994-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons2003TV SeriesHimself
Lubbock Lights2003DocumentaryHimself
Dinner for Five2003TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2003TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Rage2002TV SeriesHimself
Austin City Limits2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001TV SeriesHimself
25 Years of Punk2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Latido Latino I: señas de identidad2001DocumentaryHimself
Latido Latino II: tiempos mestizos2001DocumentaryHimself
The Art of Amália2000DocumentaryIntroduction (English version)
The Best of Sessions at West 54th, Volume 22000VideoHimself
American Masters1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Sessions at West 54th1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Sen kväll med Luuk1997TV SeriesHimself
Synesthesia1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Dancing Barefoot1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock Family Trees1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1995TV SeriesHimself
Between the Teeth1994Documentary
Unplugged1993TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself
Until the End of the World1991Himself in music video (uncredited)
Completely Pogued1991Video documentaryHimself
Red Hot and Blue1990TV MovieHimself
Decade1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1989TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Heavy Petting1989DocumentaryHimself
Wired1988TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Kippevel1988TV SeriesHimself
Talking Heads: Storytelling Giant1988VideoHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Score
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tocata1987TV SeriesHimself
The Kitchen Presents Two Moon July1986Documentary
Late Night with David Letterman1984-1986TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19851985TV SpecialHimself
Stop Making Sense1984DocumentaryVocals and Guitar
Talking Heads in concerto1980TV Movie documentaryVocals and Guitar
The South Bank Show1979TV Series documentary
Never Mind the Sex Pistols, Here's the Bollocks1978ShortHimself
The Blank Generation1976DocumentaryHImself (lead singer, Talking Heads)

Archive Footage

The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself - The Talking Heads
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
La mandrágora2007TV SeriesHimself
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Keskiyön auringon kuvat1987TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)


Won Awards

2012DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)This Must Be the Place (2011)
2012DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Song (Migliore Canzone)This Must Be the Place (2011)
2008BMI Cable AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsBig Love (2006)
1989GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or TelevisionThe Last Emperor (1987)
1988OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreThe Last Emperor (1987)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureThe Last Emperor (1987)
1987LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest MusicThe Last Emperor (1987)

Nominated Awards

2012IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora)This Must Be the Place (2011)
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Alternative Music Album
1989BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ScoreThe Last Emperor (1987)
1987Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureTrue Stories (1986)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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