Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Highest Rated: 95% Great Performances (2003)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Postman (1997)

Birthday: Oct 20, 1950

Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, USA

Singer-songwriter Tom Petty was the driving force behind the Heartbreakers, an impeccable and versatile group that generated dozens of Top 20 hits, including "Don't Do Me Like That," "Refugee," "You Got Lucky," "Don't Come Around Here No More," and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," among others that became touchstones of both Top 40 and AOR radio play. Petty's musical style derived inspiration from '60s-era garage rock and pop from both sides of the Atlantic and delivered his urgent, biting songs with a heavy serving of Southern soul and Petty's own signature, Dylan-esque vocals. Arriving on the music scene during the late 1970s, the Heartbreakers were frequently slotted with punk and New Wave acts, though their sound also found favor with classic rock fans. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tenaciously carved out a career for the next decade before reaching the top of the rock pile in the late 1980s. Petty himself would step away from the band to collaborate in the all-star Traveling Wilburys before releasing 1989's Full Moon Fever, the highest charting record of his career. In the nearly three decades that followed, Petty would balance his time between solo efforts and reunions with the Heartbreakers while never losing sight of his rock-n-roll ideals. In doing so, he earned the undying respect of popular music fans for generations. His October 2, 2017 death from a heart attack at his Malibu home at the age of 66, only a week after finishing the Heartbreakers' 40th anniversary tour (which he had already hinted would be his last extensive road outing) shocked fans and peers around the world.

Highest rated movies

Great Performances
Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free
Made in Heaven
The Postman

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% No Score Yet Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free Unknown (Character) - 2021
90% 92% Echo in the Canyon Self $3.4M 2018
No Score Yet 67% Classic Albums Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Character)
- 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Concert for George Self $131.0K 2003
95% 96% Great Performances Unknown (Character) - 2003
8% 50% The Postman Bridge City Mayor (Character) $17.6M 1997
61% 41% She's the One Original Music $9.5M 1996
50% 83% Made in Heaven Stanky (Character) $4.6M 1987

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvis Presley: The Searcher Self 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
100% 93% The Defiant Ones Self 2017
No Score Yet 100% Soundbreaking Self 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Video Killed the Radio Star Self 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2014
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Lucky (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Voice)
2004-2009
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2002
100% 83% The Larry Sanders Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998