Johnny Thunders (1952–1991)

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Born in Queens, NY, Thunders is best known as the lead guitarist for the New York Dolls in the early 1970s and unintentionally helped inspire the Punk movements in New York City and London. He later formed The Heartbreakers and went on to a solo career. His career was often interrupted by issues related to drug addiction, and he died under ... See full bio »

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(1999)
(2010)
Freddy Got Fingered Soundtrack
(2001)
Velvet Goldmine Soundtrack
(1998)

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 2019 The Dirt (performer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory") / (writer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory" - as John Anthony Genzale, Jr.)
 2018 Crown and Anchor (writer: "Born to Lose")
 2016 Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Yerba Buena (2016) ... (performer: "London Boys" - uncredited)
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 2015 Don't Blink - Robert Frank (Documentary) (performer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory") / (writer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory")
 2014 Red Band Society (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (2014) ... (writer: "Personality Crisis" - uncredited)
 2014 Gotham (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Selina Kyle (2014) ... (writer: "Jet Boy" (Uncredited))
 2013 CBGB (writer: "Chatterbox")
  Californication (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Unforgiven (2013) ... (performer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory") / (writer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory")
 2012 Miss Farkku-Suomi (music: "Personality Crisis")
 2011 Rampart (writer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory" - as John Genzale)
 2010 Get Him to the Greek (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 2010/I White as Snow (performer: "Treat Her Right", "Alone in a Crowd", "Cool Operator") / (writer: "Alone in a Crowd" - as Thunders) / (writer: "Cool Operator" - as 'Thunders')
  Suite noire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- La musique de papa (2009) ... (performer: "In God's Name") / (writer: "In God's Name")
 2007 Sad Vacation (performer: "Sad Vacation")
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- The Ride (2006) ... (performer: "Pipeline")
- House Arrest (2000) ... (performer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory") / (writer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory")
 2005 Punk: Attitude (Documentary) (writer: "Personality Crisis", "Jet Boy" - as Genzele)
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead (performer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory") / (writer: "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory")
 1998 Velvet Goldmine (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 1993 What About Me (performer: "Joey Joey", "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory", "Bird Song", "In God's Name") / (writer: "So Alone", "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory", "Bird Song", "In God's Name")
 1989 Little Sweetheart (performer: "I Was Born To Cry")
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Personal Details

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2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Johnny Thunder

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Trivia:

Guitarist for the New York Dolls; then, with drummer Jerry Nolan, exited and started Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers. See more »

Trademark:

Loud screeching guitar See more »

Nickname:

Johnny Thunders See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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