Warren Zevon

Equal parts scabrous and brilliant, Warren Zevon was a singer-songwriter whose no-holds-barred approach to his art and his life produced a spate of exhilarating, literate and darkly humorous songs in the 1970s and ... Read more »
Born: 01/24/1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Music (28)

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

("Werewolves Of London") (Song)

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

("Werewolves Of London") (Song Performer)

Looper 2012 (Movie)

("Carmelita") (Song)

Looper 2012 (Movie)

("Carmelita") (Song Performer)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Keep Me In Your Heart") (Song)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Keep Me In Your Heart") (Song Performer)

Hoot 2006 (Movie)

("Werewolves Of London") (Song)

North Country 2005 (Movie)

("Werewolves of London") (Song)

North Country 2005 (Movie)

("Werewolves of London") (Song Performer)

Around the Bend 2004 (Movie)

("Carmelita") (Song)

Around the Bend 2004 (Movie)

("Carmelita") (Song Performer)

Action 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Sliding Doors 1998 (Movie)

("Tenderness on the Block") (Song)

TekJustice 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Theme Song

TekLab 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song

TekLords 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song

TekWar 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song

Route 66 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Music

Grand Canyon 1991 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Grand Canyon 1991 (Movie)

("Lawyers, Guns and Money" "Searching For a Heart") (Song Performer)

Drug Wars: the Camarena Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

Love at Large 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Love at Large 1990 (Movie)

("Searching For a Heart" "You Don't Know What Love Is") (Song Performer)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

("Werewolves of London") (Song Performer)

Midnight Cowboy 1969 (Movie)

("He Quit Me") (Song)

My Little Assassin (TV Show)

Song Performer

Tarzan in Manhattan (TV Show)

Song Performer
Actor (7)

South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Suddenly Susan 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of the Everly Brothers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Equal parts scabrous and brilliant, Warren Zevon was a singer-songwriter whose no-holds-barred approach to his art and his life produced a spate of exhilarating, literate and darkly humorous songs in the 1970s and 1980s, including "Werewolves of London," "Poor Poor Pitiful Me," "Lawyers Guns and Money" and "Excitable Boy. " Fascinated with the grittier side of life, Zevon's material depicted the odd, often violent lives of fringe characters whose grip on their own sanity was tenuous at best. But like all born pessimists, Zevon was also a dyed-in-the-wool romantic, as evidenced by such gorgeous ballads as "Hasten Down the Wind," which made him a favorite of performers like Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and the Eagles. Zevon hit his stride in the mid-1970s with a string of hard-rocking albums that he supported with equally raucous live shows; unfortunately, his propensity for drugs and alcohol derailed his career on several occasions in the 1980s. He rebounded in the late '90s with a handful of records that took a rueful look at his own mortality, which eerily presaged a diagnosis of terminal cancer in 2002. After completing his final album, the Grammy-winning The Wind, Zevon died in 2003, leaving behind an erratic but unquestionably memorable career, as well as some of popular music's most gleefully mordant songs.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "The Wind" and "Excitable Boy"

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