John Doe

John Doe

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

Lowest Rated: 22% Torque (2004)

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
Punk's Not Dead
Roadside Prophets
All Creatures Here Below
Sugar Town
Without You I'm Nothing
Great Balls of Fire!




No Score Yet 100% Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors Self $186.9K 2018
71% 61% All Creatures Here Below Uncle Doug (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet You're Gonna Miss Me Jake Fillmore (Character) - 2017
33% 42% Ring of Fire A.P. Carter (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 16% Zombex Seamus O'Connor (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 67% Pleased to Meet Me Pete Jones (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hated Sam (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Absent Father Tony (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 10% Man Maid Sissy Tailor (Character) - 2008
90% 77% Punk's Not Dead Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 81% Ten Inch Hero Trucker (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
45% 35% Forces of Nature Carl Lewis (Character) $52.9M 1999
No Score Yet 38% Drowning on Dry Land Unknown (Character) - 1999
67% 50% Sugar Town Carl (Character) $177.8K 1999
31% 66% Brokedown Palace Bill Marano (Character) $10.1M 1999
22% 33% The Rage: Carrie 2 Boyd (Character) $17.8M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pass Bus Station Clerk (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 42% The Price of Kissing Mouse (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 61% Black Circle Boys Bonfiglio (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knocking on Death's Door Professor Ballard (Character) - 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 No Score Yet Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story Joe Maphis (Character) - 1997
33% 34% Touch Elwin Worrel (Character) $373.1K 1997
80% 66% Georgia Bobby (Character) $215.0K 1995
No Score Yet 51% Shake, Rattle and Rock! Lucky (Character) - 1994
83% 63% Roadside Prophets Joe Mosely (Character) $141.7K 1992
No Score Yet 40% Liquid Dreams Cab Driver (Character) - 1992
41% 90% Pure Country Earl Blackstock (Character) $12.5M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Degrees Peter Downs (Character) - 1991
67% 70% Without You I'm Nothing Unknown (Character) $1.3M 1990
63% 53% Great Balls of Fire! J.W. Brown (Character) $13.4M 1989
No Score Yet 26% Border Radio Dean (Character) - 1987
100% 84% The Decline of Western Civilization Unknown (Character) - 1981


No Score Yet No Score Yet Overheard With Evan Smith Guest 2017
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet 92% Wizards of Waverly Place Superintendent Spellman (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 67% One Tree Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 90% Roswell Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
No Score Yet 83% 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