Peter Gabriel

Singer, Composer, Drummer
One of the most unique and innovative artists in popular music for over 40 years, Peter Gabriel was a critically acclaimed singer and composer as well as a leading force in the advancement and dissemination of ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1950 in Surrey, England, GB

Filmography

Music (68)

Open Your Eyes 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Vocals

Lone Survivor 2013 (Movie)

("Heroes") (Song Performer)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Snow Angels 2008 (Movie)

("Sledgehammer") (Song)

The Rocker 2008 (Movie)

("In Your Eyes") (Song)

WALL-E 2008 (Movie)

("Down To Earth") (Song)

WALL-E 2008 (Movie)

("Down To Earth") (Song Performer)

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 2007 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 2007 (Movie)

("Different Stories") (Song)

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 2007 (Movie)

Theme (Theme Music)

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals 2006 (Movie)

("Father, Son") (Song)

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals 2006 (Movie)

("Father, Son") (Song Performer)

True Dads with Bruce Willis 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Music

In Good Company 2004 (Movie)

("Solsbury Hill") (Song)

In Good Company 2004 (Movie)

("Solsbury Hill") (Song Performer)

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

("Signal To Noise") (Song Performer)

Mark Twain 2002 (Movie)

("The Feeling Begins") (Song)

Mark Twain 2002 (Movie)

("The Feeling Begins") (Song Performer)

Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Real Sex 30: Down and Dirty 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Song

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

("Animal Nation") (Song)

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

Featuring("This Dream") (Song Performer)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

("Solsbury Hill") (Song Performer)

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

("Sledgehammer") (Song)

Possible Worlds 2000 (Movie)

("Nest") (Song Performer)

Red Planet 2000 (Movie)

("The Tower That Ate People") (Music Producer)

Red Planet 2000 (Movie)

("The Tower That Ate People") (Song)

Waking the Dead 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Waking the Dead 2000 (Movie)

("Mercy Street") (Song Performer)

The Bone Collector 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

The Bone Collector 1999 (Movie)

("Don't Give Up") (Song Performer)

Babe 2: Pig in the City 1998 (Movie)

("That'll Do") (Song Performer)

City of Angels 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

City of Angels 1998 (Movie)

("I Grieve") (Song Performer)

Blind Light 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Jungle2jungle 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Nusrat: A Voice from Heaven 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Mindbender 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Jacqui's Dilemma 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

("Taboo" "The Heat" "In Doubt") (Song Performer)

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

("Lovetown") (Song Performer)

Until the End of the World 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Say Anything 1989 (Movie)

song producer (Song)

Say Anything 1989 (Movie)

("In Your Eyes") (Song Performer)

The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Behave 1987 (Movie)

("We Do What We're Told") (Song)

Daddy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Lorca and the Outlaws 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Lorca and the Outlaws 1987 (Movie)

("San Jacinto") (Song Performer)

Project X 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Project X 1987 (Movie)

("Shock the Monkey") (Song Performer)

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

("Biko") (Song)

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

("Biko" "Voices of Freedom") (Song Performer)

Home of the Brave 1986 (Movie)

("Excellent Birds") (Song)

Against All Odds 1984 (Movie)

("Walk Through the Fire") (Song Performer)

Against All Odds 1984 (Movie)

(Song)

Birdy 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Gremlins 1984 (Movie)

("Out Out") (Song Performer)

All This and World War II 1975 (Movie)

(Performer)

Brimstone (TV Show)

Theme Music
Actor (30)

Genesis- Sum of the Parts 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

The Road 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Peter Gabriel Back to Front 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Under African Skies 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Genesis: When In Rome 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Presenter

VH1 News Special: Islamabad Rock City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand and Be Counted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

Nusrat: A Voice from Heaven 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 1995 Billboard Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Peter Gabriel's Secret World 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Recon 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rhythms of the World 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

Sledgehammer 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

New Visions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

1988 MTV Video Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Human Rights Now Tour 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

American Video Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (1)

Jungle2jungle 1997 (Movie)

producer and performer("Shaking the Tree (Jungle Version)") (Producer)
Other (2)

Hell's Kitchen 1999 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Haiti: Killing the Dream 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Thanks

Biography

One of the most unique and innovative artists in popular music for over 40 years, Peter Gabriel was a critically acclaimed singer and composer as well as a leading force in the advancement and dissemination of entertainment technology and a global force in the promotion of human rights. He gained initial fame as the singer for the English rock band Genesis, but attention over his complex, dreamlike songs and bizarre stage costumes forced him to part ways with them in the mid-1970s. In the 1980s and early 1990s, he reinvented himself as a solo performer with a string of deeply personal albums that combined the latest electronic production techniques with stirring world music beats; his 1986 album So made him a star with hits like "Sledgehammer" and "In Your Eyes." Gabriel used his new status to pursue more personal interests, including the promotion of human rights through Amnesty International, world music through WOMAD, and a myriad of technological innovations. His contributions to popular music and media, as well as his tireless championing of freedom for all people, made him among the most respected and influential figures in entertainment history.

Relationships

Edith Allen

Mother
Taught him to play the clarinet at an early age

Rosanna Arquette Actor

Companion
Dated for three years

Roseanna Arquette

Companion
Lived together in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but they never married

Meabh Flynn Special Thanks

Wife

Anna Gabriel Photography

Daughter
Mother, Jill Gabriel directed the documentary "Growing Up On Tour: A Family Portrait" (2004) about being on tour with her father and sister

Ralph Gabriel

Father

Melanie Gabriel

Daughter
Mother, Jill Gabriel was a backing vocalist during father's 2002 Growing Up and 2007 Warm Up tours

Isaac Gabriel

Son
Mother, Meabh Gabriel

Luc Gabriel

Son
Born July 5, 2008 mother, Meabh Gabriel

Jill Moore

Wife

Milestones

2008

Contributed to the "WALL-E" soundtrack with several new songs; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for "Down to Earth"

2002

Wrote the music for the Australian movie "Rabbit-Proof Fence"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score

2002

Collaborated with daughter Melanie Gabriel on backing vocals for his Us tour

1998

Performed the Academy Award-nominated song "That'll Do" for the film "Babe: Pig in the City"; song written by Randy Newman

1991

Wrote the music for Wim Wenders' "Until the End of the World"

1989

First film appearance as himself in the "Life Lessons" episode of "New York Stories"

1989

Released the album Passion, the soundtrack for Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score

1986

Released most successful album to date, So, which included "Sledgehammer" and the duet "Don't Give Up"

1984

Composed the music for the film, "Birdy"

1984

First song used in a feature film, "Walk Through the Fire" in "Against All Odds"

1982

Released the hit song "Shock the Monkey"

1977

First film credit as a music performer, "All This and World War II"

1977

First solo album, Peter Gabriel

1975

Left Genesis after releasing their sixth album, and final with Gabriel, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway; replaced by drummer Phil Collins

1968

Released debut album as lead singer, From Genesis to Revelation

1967

Formed and led the rock group, Genesis (which included Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins); was also a vocalist and composer

Known for such albums as "So"

Began writing songs as a teenager, as well as performing as a drummer with rock and soul bands

Bonus Trivia

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In 1992 Peter Gabriel co-founded WITNESS; a non-profit group that equips, trains and supports locally-based organizations worldwide to use video and the internet in human rights documentation and advocacy.

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In November 2007 Peter Gabriel launched The Hub at http://hub.witness.org/ a 'YouTube' for human rights.

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In September 2008 Peter Gabriel was named as the recipient of Amnesty International’s 2008 Ambassador of Conscience Award.

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