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Henry Rollins

Highest Rated:   100% The Legend Of 420 (2017)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Last Heist (2016)
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Birthplace:   Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Since 1980, muscle-bound and tattoo-laden Henry Rollins has taken his status as one of the most distinctive frontmen in alternative rock and parlayed it into a career as a Gen-X Renaissance man, gaining notice as an actor, author, publisher, performance artist, record company executive, and commercial spokesman. Henry Rollins was born Henry Garfield on February 13, 1961, in Washington, D.C. ("Rollins" was a name he used as a joke in high school; it was taken from a friend's T-shirt ). As a teenager, Garfield developed a passionate interest in rock music at its most intense, and while in high school, he formed his first band, a hardcore punk outfit called S.O.A. (aka State of Alert), who released an EP in 1980. Henry was a passionate fan of the pioneering Los Angeles punk band Black Flag, and when Black Flag's vocalist Dez Cadena decided to step down as singer in 1981, the group's guitarist and leader Greg Ginn invited the newly renamed Henry Rollins to join. Black Flag became one of the hardest-working punk bands in America, constantly touring the United States and releasing eight albums and a handful of singles and EPs before calling it a day in 1986. During his tenure with Black Flag, Rollins developed an interest in writing and began publishing fiction, opinion pieces, and stream-of-consciousness rants in a number of magazines and rock journals, as well as distributing his own chapbooks through Black Flag's record label, SST. Rollins also began performing spoken-word shows of his material, as well as staging confrontational "performance art" events with Lydia Lunch. After Black Flag's breakup, Rollins formed a new group simply known as the Rollins Band and began touring heavily, recording with only slightly less frequency than Black Flag. Rollins continued to write and publish regularly and performed frequently as a spoken-word act, becoming one of the most recognizable figures in alternative rock circles. In 1991, Rollins signed with a major label, Imago Records, and toured as part of the first Lollapalooza Festival; Rollins had now won a wider audience than ever before, and he seemed determined to make the most of his new visibility. Rollins launched a publishing company, 2.13.61, which distributed his own work as well as books by fellow rockers-turned-authors Nick Cave and Jeffrey Lee Pierce and iconoclastic authors such as Hubert Selby Jr. and Bill Shields. Rollins later expanded 2.13.61 into a record label, as well as co-founded the reissue label Infinite Zero with producer Rick Rubin. While Rollins appeared in experimental films as early as 1985, his new level of visibility brought Hollywood calling, and in 1994 Rollins appeared in both the independent vampire story Jugular Wine and the action-comedy The Chase, in which he played a highway patrolman. 1995 found Rollins playing a scientist in the cyberpunk thriller Johnny Mnemonic and a brutal prison guard in David Lynch's Lost Highway, and from that point on Rollins began appearing in a variety of character roles when he wasn't occupied with his musical or literary activities. Rollins usually portrayed physically imposing and emotionally intense gentlemen, ranging from an escaped convict in Morgan's Ferry to a children's hockey coach in Jack Frost. A number of Rollins' spoken-word shows have also been released on home video, including Talking From the Box and You Saw Me Up There, and in 2000 Rollins signed on as the host and narrator of the television anthology series Night Visions, though as of this writing the series has yet to find a network.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% The Legend Of 420
  • Actor
2017
0% The Last Heist
  • Bernard
2016
87% He Never Died
  • Jack
2015
No Score Yet In The House Of Flies
  • The Voice
2015
62% Jobriath A.D.
  • Narrator
2014
No Score Yet Wacken 3D
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Morphine Journey of Dreams
  • Actor
2014
64% Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp
  • Actor
2013
67% Downloaded
  • Actor
$8.8k 2013
96% West of Memphis
  • Henry Rollins
$0.4M 2012
No Score Yet Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story
  • Actor
2012
67% Barbershop Punk
  • Actor
2011
67% God Bless Ozzy Osbourne
  • Actor
2011
84% Lemmy
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess
  • Narrator
2011
No Score Yet Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
  • Kilowog
2011
100% Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard
  • Actor
2011
44% Suck
  • Rockin' Roger
2010
No Score Yet Sounds Like a Revolution
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet H for Hunger
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Devil's Tomb
  • Fulton
2008
No Score Yet Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome
  • Actor
2007
90% Punk's Not Dead
  • Actor
2007
78% Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
  • Dale
2007
No Score Yet Henry Rollins Live Uncut from NYC
  • Actor
2007
72% American Hardcore
  • Actor
2006
56% Feast
  • Coach
2006
No Score Yet Hubert Selby Jr.: It'll Be Better Tomorrow
  • Actor
2006
57% Lies & Alibis
  • Putty
2006
No Score Yet Henry Rollins - Live in the Conversation Pit
  • Actor
2006
52% First Descent
  • Narrator
$0.8M 2005
89% We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Punk: attitude
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Henry Rollins - Shock & Awe:The Tour
  • Actor
2004
75% A House on a Hill
  • Arthur
2003
23% Bad Boys II
  • TNT Leader
$138.4M 2003
50% Scenes of the Crime
  • Greg
2003
No Score Yet Henry Rollins - Live At Luna Park
  • Actor
2003
48% Jackass - The Movie
  • Actor
$64.3M 2002
7% The New Guy
  • Warden
$29M 2002
92% Dogtown and Z-Boys
  • Actor
$1.2M 2001
No Score Yet Time Lapse
  • Gaines
2001
No Score Yet Henry Rollins: Up for It
  • Actor
2001
88% Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
  • Bonk
2000
No Score Yet My Generation
  • Himself
2000
No Score Yet Morgan's Ferry
  • Monroe
1999
20% Jack Frost
  • Coach Gronic
1998
60% Lost Highway
  • Guard Henry
1997
86% Heat
  • Hugh Benny
1995
13% Johnny Mnemonic
  • Spider
1995
37% The Chase
  • Off. Dobbs
1994
No Score Yet Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Rollins - Talking From the Box
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Kiss Napoleon Goodbye
  • Jackson
1990
No Score Yet Gang of Souls
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Gandahar (Light Years)
  • Producer
1988
No Score Yet Black Flag: Live
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Slog Movie
  • Actor
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Z Nation
2014
  • Actor
  • 2017
No Score Yet This Is Not Happening
2015
  • Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Stitchers
2015
  • Robert Barbiero
  • 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Brand X with Russell Brand
2012-2013
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Ray Beckett
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Paul Reiser Show
2011
  • Terrance
  • 2011
90% Sons of Anarchy
2008-2014
  • A.J. Weston AJ Weston
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2010
  • 2009
52% Californication
2007-2014
  • Himself
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Adventure Time: My Two Favorite People
  • Actor
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest

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