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      John Doe

      John Doe

      Highest Rated: 100% The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

      Lowest Rated: 17% Slamdance (1987)

      Birthday: Feb 25, 1953

      Birthplace: Decatur, Illinois, USA

      When punk rock began in the mid-1970s, Illinois-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter John Nommensen Duchac adopted the snappier moniker John Doe and formed the band X with his girlfriend (later wife) Exene Cervenka, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer D.J. Bonebrake. Arguably the most creative band on the L.A. punk scene, X chronicled their rise with an excellent feature-length documentary, "X: The Unheard Music," released in 1986. That film proved that Doe was a good-looking, charismatic frontman, and as his band was drifting apart following Doe and Cervenka's divorce, he began a sideline career as an actor. Early in his acting career, Doe alternated small roles in Oliver Stone's "Salvador" and the Patrick Swayze action favorite "Road House" with meatier parts in small indies like Wayne Wang's "Slam Dance" and Allison Anders's "Border Radio." His supporting role as J.W. Brown--father of Winona Ryder's Myra Gale Brown--in the Jerry Lee Lewis biopic "Great Balls of Fire!" was followed by his first starring role opposite the Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz in the quirky indie "Roadside Prophets." As Doe began to re-focus on his music career, his acting roles stayed numerous, but became smaller. Aside from a reunion with Anders in her rock-&-roll comeback story, "Sugar Town," and a recurring part as Jeff Parker, the father of Shiri Appleby's Liz Parker on the sci-fi series "Roswell," Doe has largely limited himself to guest roles and cameos.

      Highest rated movies

      The Decline of Western Civilization poster
      The Decline of Western Civilization
      Punk's Not Dead poster
      Punk's Not Dead
      Roadside Prophets poster
      Roadside Prophets
      Georgia poster
      Georgia
      All Creatures Here Below poster All Creatures Here Below Without You I'm Nothing poster
      Without You I'm Nothing
      Sugar Town poster
      Sugar Town
      Great Balls of Fire! poster
      Great Balls of Fire!

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Quantum Cowboys John the Gunslinger / John the Bartender / John the Businessman (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Little One Matt (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 100% Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors Self $186.9K 2018
      71% 62% All Creatures Here Below Uncle Doug (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You're Gonna Miss Me Jake Fillmore (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 16% Zombex Seamus O'Connor (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 67% Pleased to Meet Me Pete Jones (Character) - 2013
      33% 44% Ring of Fire A.P. Carter (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hated Sam (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 10% Man Maid Sissy Tailor (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Absent Father Tony (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 81% Ten Inch Hero Trucker (Character) - 2007
      90% 76% Punk's Not Dead Unknown (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 28% Lucky 13 Mr. Baker (Character) - 2005
      22% 41% Torque Sheriff Barnes (Character) $21.2M 2004
      No Score Yet 53% Wuthering Heights Earnshaw (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 77% Bug The Record Store Clerk (Character) - 2002
      54% 78% Gypsy 83 Unknown (Character) $29.4K 2001
      47% 55% The Specials Eight (Character) $13.0K 2000
      24% 33% The Rage: Carrie 2 Boyd (Character) $17.8M 1999
      No Score Yet 38% Drowning on Dry Land Unknown (Character) - 1999
      31% 66% Brokedown Palace Bill Marano (Character) $10.1M 1999
      67% 50% Sugar Town Carl (Character) $177.8K 1999
      45% 34% Forces of Nature Carl Lewis (Character) $52.9M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pass Bus Station Clerk (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story Joe Maphis (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Knocking on Death's Door Professor Ballard (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 42% The Price of Kissing Mouse (Character) - 1997
      33% 33% Touch Elwin Worrel (Character) $373.1K 1997
      No Score Yet 43% The Last Time I Committed Suicide Lewis (Character) $12.8K 1997
      No Score Yet 62% Vanishing Point Sammy (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 61% Black Circle Boys Bonfiglio (Character) - 1997
      81% 66% Georgia Bobby (Character) $215.0K 1995
      No Score Yet 51% Shake, Rattle and Rock! Lucky (Character) - 1994
      86% 63% Roadside Prophets Joe Mosely (Character) $141.7K 1992
      41% 90% Pure Country Earl Blackstock (Character) $12.5M 1992
      No Score Yet 40% Liquid Dreams Cab Driver (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Degrees Peter Downs (Character) - 1991
      70% 71% Without You I'm Nothing Unknown (Character) $1.3M 1990
      62% 53% Great Balls of Fire! J.W. Brown (Character) $13.4M 1989
      17% 54% Slamdance Det. John Gilbert (Character) $125.3K 1987
      No Score Yet 26% Border Radio Dean (Character) - 1987
      100% 84% The Decline of Western Civilization Unknown (Character) - 1981

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Albums Self 2021
      71% 60% Punk Self 2019
      100% 75% Late Show With David Letterman Music Performer 2014
      No Score Yet 92% Wizards of Waverly Place Superintendent Spellman (Character) 2009
      No Score Yet 66% One Tree Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 69% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 87% Roswell Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
      No Score Yet 84% ER Carter's Doctor (Guest Star) 2000
      13% No Score Yet The Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999