Henry Rollins

Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor
Rock fans knew Henry Rollins as the singer for punk pioneers Black Flag and later, the Rollins Band, but over the course of the last twenty-five years, Rollins has also been an author, independent publisher, spoken-word ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1961 in United States

Filmography

Actor (66)

Kroll Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Devil's Tomb 2014 (Movie)

Fulton (Actor)

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End 2014 (Movie)

Dale (Actor)

BrandX with Russell Brand 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

West of Memphis 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Adventure Time With Finn and Jake 2004 - 2007, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Barbershop Punk 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Lemmy 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Henry Rollins Show 2004 - 2007, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Host

The Paul Reiser Show 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Artists of All Time 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

RuPaul's Drag Race 2004 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Free Radio 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sons of Anarchy 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gonzo Ballet 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Californication 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Henry Rollins: Uncut from Israel 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Punk's Not Dead 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Feast 2006 (Movie)

Coach (Actor)

Lies & Alibis 2006 (Movie)

Putty (Actor)

The Drug Years 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

First Descent 2005 (Movie)

(Narrator)

I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

My Coolest Years 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Politics: A Pop Culture History 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Too Tough to Die 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Teen Titans 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Totally Gayer 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A House on a Hill 2003 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

TNT Leader (Actor)

Scenes of the Crime 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Dogtown and Z-Boys 2002 (Movie)

Himself--Musician (Actor)

Jackass: The Movie 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Drew Carey Show 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The New Guy 2002 (Movie)

cameo appearance (Actor)

VH1 News Special: Inside Hate Rock 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Turn Ben Stein On 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

When Hate Goes Pop 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Henry Rollins: Live and Ripped in London 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Morgan's Ferry 2000 (Movie)

Monroe (Actor)

Sessions at West 54th 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Lapse 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Welcome to Paradox 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack Frost 1998 (Movie)

Sid Gronic (Actor)

Lost Highway 1997 (Movie)

Guard Henry (Actor)

Heat 1995 (Movie)

Hugh Benny (Actor)

Johnny Mnemonic 1995 (Movie)

Spider (Actor)

State of the Union Undressed '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Grammy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chase 1994 (Movie)

Officer Dobbs (Actor)

Rollins: Talking From the Box 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Desperate But Not Serious (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s (TV Show)

Actor

Stitchers (Tv Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

("War (contains sample of Edwin Starr's 'War')") (Song Performer)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Body Snatchers 1994 (Movie)

("You Didn't Need") (Song)

Pump Up the Volume 1990 (Movie)

("Kick Out the Jams") (Song Performer)

Biography

Rock fans knew Henry Rollins as the singer for punk pioneers Black Flag and later, the Rollins Band, but over the course of the last twenty-five years, Rollins has also been an author, independent publisher, spoken-word performer, record label head, outspoken activist, talk show host and guest, and from time to time, an actor in film and television. Unfortunately, many of Rollins' roles have played off his physical attributes - in particular his burly, heavily tattooed frame and granite-jawed face - and missed his wicked sense of humor and heart.

Relationships

Iris Garfield

Mother
Divorced Rollins' father when he was a toddler and raised son primarily by herself

Liza Richardson Music Supervisor

Companion
Met at KCRW, the Los Angeles radio station where he has a show

EDUCATION

The Bullis School

Potomac , Maryland

Milestones

2009

Had a recurring role as A.J. Weston, a white-supremacist gang leader, in the second season of FX's "Sons of Anarchy"

2007

Guest-stared on an episode of Showtime's "Californication," playing himself hosting a radio show

2006

Again joined the MTV cast for "Jackass Number Two"

2005

Co-starred in the horror film "Feast"

2004

Hosted the weekly radio show "Harmony in My Head" on Los Angeles' Indie 103.1 radio

2004

Hosted the IFC talk show "The Henry Rollins Show"

2004

Played the Angel of Death in "Deathdealer: A Documentary"

2003

Appeared as a SWAT team leader in "Bad Boys 2"

2002

Co-hosted the British television show "Full Metal Challenge" on TLC

2002

Joined the cast of MTV's extreme show for the feature film "Jackass The Movie"

2002

Played a prison warden in "The New Guy"

2001

Provided commentary for the documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys"

2001

Appeared as the uncredited host of Fox's "Night Visions," a short-lived horror anthology series

1999

Appeared as an escaped convict in "Morgan's Ferry"

1998

Produced a Los Angeles hard rock band called Mother Superior and invited them to form a new incarnation of the Rollins Band; stopped performing together in 2003

1998

Disbanded the original line-up of the Rollins band

1997

Played a foul-mouthed prison guard in David Lynch's "Lost Highway"

1995

Had supporting roles in "Johnny Mnemonic" and "Heat"

1994

Played a police officer in his first Hollywood feature, "The Chase," starring Charlie Sheen

1994

Released Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag, a double-disc set of him reading from his Black Flag tour diary of the same name

1992

Released the spoken-word album Human Butt through his own record label

1991

Signed a distribution deal with Imago Records and appeared at the first Lollapalooza festival

1988

Founded 2.13.61, Inc., an independent publishing house and record label, which released his spoken word albums, essays, and tour diaries

1988

Formed the Rollins Band, which released eleven albums while they were together

1987

Released two solo records, Hot Animal Machine and Drive by Shooting

1985

First film appearance without Black Flag was the short film "The Right Side of My Brain" by underground filmmaker Richard Kern

1985

Released first spoken word album Short Walk On A Long Pier

1982

Made film debut in "The Slog Movie," about the West Coast punk scene

1981

Fronted the California hardcore punk band Black Flag

1980

Briefly joined the Washington D.C. band State of Alert

Bonus Trivia

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In December 1991, Rollins and his best friend Joe Cole were accosted by gunmen outside Rollins's home. Cole was murdered by a gunshot to the head, but Rollins escaped without injury. The event was chronicled in his book Now Watch Him Die.

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Rollins was named 1994's "Man of the Year" by the American men's magazine Details and became a contributing columnist to the magazine.

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"I'm not good at any of this shit. My attitude is just, why not, man? I’m trying to go through life like Indiana Jones." - from the London Times, Jan. 14, 2010

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Website is henryrollins.com

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During the 2003 Iraq War, he started touring with the United Service Organizations to entertain troops overseas.

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