Tom Petty

Rock 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," ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1950 in Gainesville, Florida, USA

Filmography

Music (42)

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

("American Girl") (Song)

Won't Back Down 2012 (Movie)

("Learning to Fly") (Song)

Larry Crowne 2011 (Movie)

("Listen To Her Heart") (Song Performer)

Larry Crowne 2011 (Movie)

"Runnin' Down A Dream" (Song)

We Bought a Zoo 2011 (Movie)

"Don't Come Around Here No More" (Song)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

"Don't Do Me Like That" (Song)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

"I Won't Back Down" (Song Performer)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

"I Won't Back Down" (Song)

Appaloosa 2008 (Movie)

("Scare Easy") (Song)

Appaloosa 2008 (Movie)

("Scare Easy") (Song Performer)

Four Christmases 2008 (Movie)

("Christmas All Over Again") (Song)

My Best Friend's Girl 2008 (Movie)

("Don't Do Me Like That") (Song)

Swing State 2007 (Movie)

"I Won't Back Down" (Song Performer)

Swing State 2007 (Movie)

"I Won't Back Down" (Song)

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals 2006 (Movie)

("I Won't Back Down") (Song)

Sleeping Dogs Lie 2006 (Movie)

("You Got It") (Song)

Elizabethtown 2005 (Movie)

("Jack") (Song Performer)

Elizabethtown 2005 (Movie)

("It'll All Work Out") (Song)

Chasing Liberty 2004 (Movie)

("American Girl") (Song)

Sugar & Spice 2001 (Movie)

("American Girl") (Song)

The Perfect Storm 2000 (Movie)

("Free Falling") (Song)

Jerry Maguire 1996 (Movie)

("Free Fallin'") (Song)

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

("Christman All Over Again") (Song Performer)

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

She's The One 1996 (Movie)

songs performer (Song Performer)

She's The One 1996 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

She's The One 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Alice in Wonderland 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song

Tom Petty: Going Home 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Music

Judgment Night 1993 (Movie)

("Fallin") (Song)

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

("American Girl") (Song)

Lethal Weapon 2 1989 (Movie)

("Cheer Down") (Song)

Band of the Hand 1986 (Movie)

song producer("Band of the Hand") (Song)

Bob Dylan in Concert 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Pack Up the Plantation 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Streets of Fire 1984 (Movie)

("Never Be You") (Song)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

("The Best of Everything") (Song Performer)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

Fast Times At Ridgemont High 1982 (Movie)

("American Girl") (Song Performer)

Taps 1981 (Movie)

("Stop Draggin' My Heart Around") (Song)

Recount (TV Show)

Song
Actor (30)

Sound City 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

King of the Hill 2004 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Billboard Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Roy Orbison Anthology 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash: The Man in Black 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Postman 1997 (Movie)

Bridge City Mayor (Actor)

Sounds of Summer Preview '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Tom Petty -- On the Road 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1989 MTV Video Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Petty Rockumentary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Made in Heaven 1987 (Movie)

Stanky (Actor)

FM 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Rock 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 album-oriented 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 New Wave acts, though their sound found favor with classic rock fans and listeners who mourned the dearth of roots-driven acts who played their own instruments. 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 two 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 generation.

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