Dave Grohl

One of the few musicians to achieve massive success with multiple instruments and bands, Dave Grohl went from Nirvana drummer to Foo Fighters frontman-guitarist-songwriter. Emerging from the fading punk scene of the ... Read more »
Born: 01/14/1969 in Warren, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

All Things Must Pass 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewer

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Death and Resurrection Show 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Muppets 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

The 2013 American Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 47th Annual CMA Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

12-12-12 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Drunk History 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

After Lately 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Teachers Rock 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Lemmy 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

(Cameo)

The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Performer

Lil' Bush 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Voice

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Tenacious D In: The Pick of Destiny 2006 (Movie)

Satan (Actor)

Movie House 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Viva La Bam 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Andy Dick Show 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Presents the '80s 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

25 Years of Punk 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Daria: Is It Fall Yet? (TV Show)

Voice

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Presenter

The Concert for Valor (TV Show)

Performer
Music (27)

Pan 2015 (Movie)

("Smells Like Teen Spirit") (Song)

Boyhood 2014 (Movie)

("Let It Die") (Song)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

("Everlong") (Song)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

("Miss The Misery") (Song)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

("Smells Like Teen Spirit") (Song)

Young Adult 2011 (Movie)

("Big Me") (Song)

Somewhere 2010 (Movie)

("My Hero") (Song)

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

("My Hero") (Song)

Catch and Release 2007 (Movie)

("Razor") (Song)

I Think I Love My Wife 2007 (Movie)

("Tired of You") (Song)

Tenacious D In: The Pick of Destiny 2006 (Movie)

("Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)") (Song Performer)

The Perfect Score 2004 (Movie)

("All My Life") (Song)

Life or Something Like It 2002 (Movie)

("Learn To Fly") (Song)

Orange County 2002 (Movie)

("The One") (Song)

Out Cold 2001 (Movie)

("Win or Lose") (Song)

Here on Earth 2000 (Movie)

("Breakout") (Song)

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Loser 2000 (Movie)

("Aurora") (Song)

Varsity Blues 1999 (Movie)

("My Hero") (Song)

The X-Files 1998 (Movie)

("Walking After You") (Song)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

("Dear Lover") (Song)

Touch 1997 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Touch 1997 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

Touch 1997 (Movie)

score performer (Performer)

Touch 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Touch 1997 (Movie)

("This Loving Thing (Lynns' Song)" "How Do You Do" "Touch") (Song Performer)

Shopping 1996 (Movie)

("Call It What You Want") (Song)
Director (1)

Sound City 2013 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Sound City 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

One of the few musicians to achieve massive success with multiple instruments and bands, Dave Grohl went from Nirvana drummer to Foo Fighters frontman-guitarist-songwriter. Emerging from the fading punk scene of the late-1980s, Grohl joined Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic as their band's latest drummer just prior the recording of Nirvana's Nevermind, an era-defining smash hit that transformed the music industry landscape. In the aftermath of Cobain's tragic suicide in 1994, Grohl made headlines in a very public feud with Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, while privately struggling with his own future as a musician. Finally unleashing his long-gestating aspirations as a singer-songwriter, Grohl picked up the guitar and formed the Foo Fighters, a band that quickly established itself as a hard rock staple and enjoyed a lengthy Grammy-winning run with such albums as The Colour and the Shape and There is Nothing Left to Lose, featuring hits like "Everlong," "Learning to Fly" and "My Hero." Never one to sit on his laurels, Grohl enjoyed a myriad of side projects and musical collaborations, including work with the bands Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and rock icon Paul McCartney. The accomplished musician even ventured into filmmaking with the L.A. recording scene documentary "Sound City" (2013). Highly respected and immensely liked within the music industry and revered by fans for his part in two of rock's most dynamic bands, Dave Grohl built a long-lasting and influential music career on his own terms, proving that nice guys could indeed finish first.

Relationships

Jordyn Blum

Wife

Violet Grohl

Daughter

Harper Grohl

Daughter

Ophelia Grohl

Daughter

Jennifer Youngblood

Wife

Milestones

2014

Creates, directs and stars in the HBO documentary series "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways," a travelogue of the band exploring and recording in different American cities.

2013

Directs first film, the documentary "Sound City."

2012

At a Hurricane Sandy benefit, performs a quasi-Nirvana reunion with Krist Novocelic on bass and Pat Smear on guitar, with Paul McCartney replacing deceased frontman Kurt Cobain. The group release a digital single, "Cut Me Some Slack."

1995

Releases first album by The Foo Fighters, an almost entirely solo project.

1991

Nirvana's second album Nevermind becomes a massive worldwide success.

1990

Joined Nirvana, replacing original drummer Chad Channing.

Popular songs include "My Hero".

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