Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

Highest Rated: 100% Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard (2011)

Lowest Rated: 7% The New Guy (2002)

Birthday: Feb 13, 1961

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Henry Rollins had one of the more diverse careers in punk rock, evolving from the fearsome lead singer of Black Flag to a respected writer, actor and monologist. Raised in DC, Rollins attended American University for one semester but fell under the punk-rock spell by 1979, getting into the Ramones with his friend Ian MacKaye. He began working with various local bands, sometimes as a roadie for MacKaye's early band Teen Idles (MacKaye would later form the more celebrated Fugazi), occasionally jumping onstage with the Bad Brains, and joining the band State of Alert. Most significantly he heard the early singles by the California band Black Flag and began writing to them; by the time they played the East Coast he was known to them as a friend and fan. Black Flag had now been through three singers and after singing a number with them in New York, Rollins became the fourth and best-known. Rollins fronted Black Flag from 1981-86, changing their visual style with his muscular tattooed look, and their music with his preference for darker, self-lacerating lyrics. Beginning with 1984's My War album, Black Flag were arguably the first hardcore band to fully embrace metal and slower tempos. Confrontational with audiences at first, Rollins ultimately warmed to the frontman's role and Black Flag toured and recorded incessantly during his tenure. He also began breaking out, devoting one side of Black Flag's Family Man album to spoken word, and began doing spoken concerts, sometimes in tandem with MacKaye. While his early spoken performances could be quite angry, particularly after the murder of his close friend Joe Cole, over time Rollins' barbed humor became more of a trademark. After Black Flag's demise Rollins continued their punk-metal direction, with guitarist Chris Haskett as his main collaborator. After a trio of solo albums he dubbed the group the Rollins Band and signed a higher-profile deal with the Imago label. By now the grunge movement was underway and Rollins' music was suddenly mainstream-friendly. In 1994 he played the Woodstock revival and scored a radio hit with "Liar"-which like many of his songs, urged personal strength and railed against users, with plenty of sarcasm thrown in. In 1998 the group disbanded and he launched a new, less commercially successful Rollins Band. This group also disbanded after a 2002 tour, in which a set of Black Flag songs was performed to benefit the defense in the West Memphis Three murder trial. Rollins effectively left music afterward to focus on other sides of his career. As an actor he appeared in more than two dozen films, working with Al Pacino in "Heat" (1995), with Jeff Bridges in "Scene of the Crime" (2001), and with Will Smith in "Bad Boys II" (2003). He released numerous spoken word CDs, surpassing his output as a singer; beginning in 2003 he also performed on numerous international USO tours. He also wrote regularly on both music and politics for the Huffington Post and the LA Weekly, and hosted the discussion series "Henry's Film Corner" (IFC 2004-05).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement Unknown (Character) - 2019
55% No Score Yet Dreamland Hercules (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Your Face: The Neil Zlozower Story Self - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legend of 420 Unknown (Character) - 2017
83% 89% The Legend of 420 Self - 2017
20% 12% The Last Heist Bernard (Character) - 2016
60% No Score Yet Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape Unknown (Character) - 2016
87% 65% He Never Died Jack (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riot on the Dance Floor Self - 2014
71% 65% Downloaded Unknown (Character) $8.3K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wacken: Louder Than Hell Self - 2013
No Score Yet 57% In the House of Flies The Voice (Character) $9.5K 2012
94% 85% A Band Called Death Unknown (Character) - 2012
67% 58% Jobriath A.D. Narrator - 2011
100% 92% Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 71% Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Kilowog (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Search and Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power Unknown (Character) - 2010
67% 81% Barbershop Punk Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 10% The Devil's Tomb Fulton (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 62% William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet Unknown (Character) - 2009
50% 53% Suck Rockin' Roger (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Archy Narrator - 2008
70% 44% Wrong Turn 2 Dale (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 77% Henry Rollins Live Uncut from NYC Unknown (Character) - 2007
57% 59% Feast Coach (Character) - 2006
57% 54% Lies & Alibis Putty (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deathdealer: A Documentary Vincent (Character) - 2004
23% 78% Bad Boys II TNT Leader (Character) $138.4M 2003
No Score Yet 86% Henry Rollins - Live At Luna Park Unknown (Character) - 2003
75% No Score Yet A House on a Hill Arthur (Character) $678 2003
7% 54% The New Guy Warden (Character) $29M 2002
No Score Yet 89% Henry Rollins: Up for It Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 17% Time Lapse Gaines (Character) - 2001
92% 88% Dogtown and Z-Boys Self $1.3M 2001
100% No Score Yet My Generation Self - 2000
92% 86% Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Benjamin Knox/Bonk (Voice) - 2000
No Score Yet 52% Morgan's Ferry Monroe (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate but Not Serious Bartender (Character) - 1999
19% 40% Jack Frost Sid Gronic (Character) $34.5M 1998
61% 87% Lost Highway Guard Henry (Character) $3.9M 1997
12% 31% Johnny Mnemonic Spider (Character) $16.7M 1995
37% 37% The Chase Officer Dobbs (Character) $8M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rollins - Talking From the Box Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Slog Movie Unknown (Character) - 1982

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2019
64% 91% Deadly Class Jürgen Denke (Guest Star) 2019
94% 81% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shirtless Painter Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live at 9:30 Guest 2016
100% 93% Adventure Time Bob Rainicorn (Guest Voice) 2016 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sheriff Callie's Wild West Unknown (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet 38% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015
No Score Yet 86% Stitchers Robert Barbiero (Guest Star) 2015
89% 78% The Legend of Korra Zaheer (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 10 Things You Don't Know About Host 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Presidency Host 2013
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet BrandX With Russell Brand Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Animal Underworld Unknown (Character),
Host
2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paul Reiser Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Radio Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Trucker (Guest Voice) 2009
57% 77% Californication Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Host 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to Paradox Unknown (Character) 1998

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