John Doe

Musician, Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 02/25/1954 in Decatur, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Lucky 13 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ring of Fire 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The People Speak 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

One Tree Hill 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Punk's Not Dead 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

CSI: Miami 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Darwin Awards 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ten Inch Hero 2005 (Movie)

Trucker (Actor)

We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Gypsy 83 2004 (Movie)

Ray Vale (Actor)

Torque 2004 (Movie)

Sheriff Barnes (Actor)

Wuthering Heights (MTV) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Carnivàle 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peacemakers 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bug 2002 (Movie)

The Record Store Clerk (Actor)

Crossover 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Fastlane 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roswell 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Girl 2002 (Movie)

Mr. Worther (Actor)

Veronica's Closet 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knocking on Death's Door 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pass 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Specials 2000 (Movie)

Eight (Actor)

The Strip 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Brokedown Palace 1999 (Movie)

Bill Marano (Actor)

Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Sugar Town 1999 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

The Rage: Carrie 2 1999 (Movie)

Boyd (Actor)

Black Circle Boys 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boogie Nights 1997 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Touch 1997 (Movie)

Elwin Worrel (Actor)

Vanishing Point 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Price of Kissing 1996 (Movie)

Mouse (Actor)

Georgia 1995 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Liquid Dreams 1992 (Movie)

Cab Driver (Actor)

Pure Country 1992 (Movie)

Earl Blackstock (Actor)

Roadside Prophets 1992 (Movie)

Joe Mosely (Actor)

A Matter of Degrees 1991 (Movie)

Peter Downs (Actor)

Without You I'm Nothing 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Great Balls of Fire 1989 (Movie)

J W Brown (Actor)

Road House 1989 (Movie)

Pat McGurn (Actor)

Border Radio 1988 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

Slam Dance 1987 (Movie)

Gilbert (Actor)

Salvador 1986 (Movie)

Roberto--Restaurant Owner (Actor)

The Unheard Music 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Black Cat Run (TV Show)

Actor

Shake, Rattle and Rock (TV Show)

Actor

Wildflowers (TV Show)

Actor
Music (23)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Kids Are All Right 2010 (Movie)

("The New World") (Song)

What We Do is Secret 2008 (Movie)

("Adults Books") (Song)

I'm Not There 2007 (Movie)

("Pressing On") (Song Performer)

Boys Don't Cry 1999 (Movie)

("Burning House of Love") (Song)

Sugar Town 1999 (Movie)

("Tragedy By Definition") (Song)

First Love, Last Rites 1998 (Movie)

vocals (Music)

Suburbia 1997 (Movie)

("Unheard Music") (Song)

Touch 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Touch 1997 (Movie)

("This Loving Thing (Lynn's Song)") (Song Performer)

Georgia 1995 (Movie)

("Hava Nagila" "I'll Be Your Mirror" "Optimistic Voices" "Sally Can't Dance" "There She Goes Again") (Song Performer)

Roadside Prophets 1992 (Movie)

(Song)

The Bodyguard 1992 (Movie)

song producer (Song)

The Bodyguard 1992 (Movie)

("I Will Always Love You") (Song Performer)

A Matter of Degrees 1991 (Movie)

("A Matter of Degrees") (Song Performer)

A Matter of Degrees 1991 (Movie)

(Song)

Thelma & Louise 1991 (Movie)

("Little Honey") (Song)

Something Wild 1986 (Movie)

songs("More Fun in the New World" "Someone Like You") (Song)

The Unheard Music 1986 (Movie)

original songs (Song)

The Unheard Music 1986 (Movie)

("Los Angeles" "Year One" "We're Desperate" "Because I Do" "Beyond and Back" "Come Back to Me" "White Girls" "The Once Over Twice" "Motel Room in My Bed" "The Unheard Music" "Real Child of Hell" "Johny Hit & Run Paulene" "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts" "T (Song Performer)

The Decline of Western Civilization 1981 (Movie)

bassist (Music)

The Decline of Western Civilization 1981 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Decline of Western Civilization 1981 (Movie)

("Nausea" "Beyond and Back" "We're Desperate" "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene") (Song Performer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Gigi Blair

Wife
married in 1987

Exene Cervenka

Wife
co-founded band X divorced

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Forever Hasn't Happened Yet" and "Meet John Doe"

Popular songs include "The Golden State".

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