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Birth information

7 December 1949 Pomona, California, USA

Given Name

Thomas Alan Waits

How tall is Tom Waits?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Kathleen Brennan

Life Story of Tom Waits

Thomas Alan Waits was born in Pomona, California, to schoolteachers Alma Fern (Johnson) and Jesse Frank Waits. Described as one of the last beatniks of the contemporary music, Waits in fact has two separate careers. From 1973 (LP "Closing Time") to 1983 ("One From The Heart" soundtrack), he recorded nine LPs for Asylum Records, writing songs mainly in the manner of Tin Pan Alley, mixing them with jazz and blues. Extraordinarily, he never produced a hit, but he earned a cult following all over the world. In 1983 he signed with Island Records, and released a series of albums that stunned the music world. Beginning with "Swordfishtrombones", he introduced a whole new orchestration, which included some of the instruments invented by Harry Partch. He found a new ground for his innovations, searching in sound fields that never before were searched. This second part of his career coincided with his marriage to Kathleen Brennan, a former writer for Francis Ford Coppola (Zoetrope (1999)). His LPs "Rain Dogs" (1985), "Big Time" (soundtrack) and "The Black Rider" are today what Kurt Weill's music was once. "The Black Rider" brings music written for the show directed by Bob Wilson and...

Significant features of Tom Waits

Raspy, gravelly singing voice
Songs about seedy characters and places
Eccentric personality

Publications and Magazines about Tom Waits

Patrick Humphries Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits. 1989
Patrick Humphries The Many Lives of Tom Waits. 2007
Patrick Humphries Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits. 1989
Dragan Todorovic A View Through a Window of a Subway. 1991
Dragan Todorovic Jockey Full of Bourbon. 1990
Barney Hoskyns Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits. 2009

What movies did Tom Waits play or participate?

Actors Filmography
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Hermit Bob, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Prospector, The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Waller, The Moon's Milk (2018) Captain Millipede, Citizen (2016) Cesar, The Simpsons (2013) Lloyd, The Laughing Heart (2012) Narrator, Seven Psychopaths (2012) Zachariah, Twixt (2011) Narrator, The Monster of Nix (2011) Virgil, The Book of Eli (2010) Engineer, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Mr Nick, Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) Kneller, Domino (2005) Wanderer, Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) Tom, Mystery Men (1999) Doc Heller, Coffee...

Birth information

7 December 1949 Pomona, California, USA

Given Name

Thomas Alan Waits

How tall is Tom Waits?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Kathleen Brennan

Life Story of Tom Waits

Thomas Alan Waits was born in Pomona, California, to schoolteachers Alma Fern (Johnson) and Jesse Frank Waits. Described as one of the last beatniks of the contemporary music, Waits in fact has two separate careers. From 1973 (LP "Closing Time") to 1983 ("One From The Heart" soundtrack), he recorded nine LPs for Asylum Records, writing songs mainly in the manner of Tin Pan Alley, mixing them with jazz and blues. Extraordinarily, he never produced a hit, but he earned a cult following all over the world. In 1983 he signed with Island Records, and released a series of albums that stunned the music world. Beginning with "Swordfishtrombones", he introduced a whole new orchestration, which included some of the instruments invented by Harry Partch. He found a new ground for his innovations, searching in sound fields that never before were searched. This second part of his career coincided with his marriage to Kathleen Brennan, a former writer for Francis Ford Coppola (Zoetrope (1999)). His LPs "Rain Dogs" (1985), "Big Time" (soundtrack) and "The Black Rider" are today what Kurt Weill's music was once. "The Black Rider" brings music written for the show directed by Bob Wilson and...

Significant features of Tom Waits

Raspy, gravelly singing voice
Songs about seedy characters and places
Eccentric personality

Publications and Magazines about Tom Waits

Patrick Humphries Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits. 1989
Patrick Humphries The Many Lives of Tom Waits. 2007
Patrick Humphries Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits. 1989
Dragan Todorovic A View Through a Window of a Subway. 1991
Dragan Todorovic Jockey Full of Bourbon. 1990
Barney Hoskyns Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits. 2009

What movies did Tom Waits play or participate?

Actors Filmography
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Hermit Bob, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Prospector, The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Waller, The Moon's Milk (2018) Captain Millipede, Citizen (2016) Cesar, The Simpsons (2013) Lloyd, The Laughing Heart (2012) Narrator, Seven Psychopaths (2012) Zachariah, Twixt (2011) Narrator, The Monster of Nix (2011) Virgil, The Book of Eli (2010) Engineer, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Mr Nick, Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) Kneller, Domino (2005) Wanderer, Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) Tom, Mystery Men (1999) Doc Heller, Coffee...

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Tom Waits, Crystal Gayle, and Bones Howe

Close friend of Chuck E. Weiss, a fellow L.A. scenester and co-founder of The Viper Room with Johnny Depp, and frequently mentions him in lyrics and liner notes on his records.

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Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle in Einer mit Herz (1981)

Close friends with the Coppola family including Nicolas Cage; often cast in Francis Ford Coppola movies.

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Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle in Einer mit Herz (1981)

Frito-Lay used an unauthorized sample of his song "Step Right Up" in one of their commercials. He successfully sued for an undisclosed amount of money. Frito-Lay unsuccessfully counter-sued.

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C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, etc.

Children: Kellesimone (b. 1983), Casey Xavier (b. 1985), Sullivan (b. 1993).

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Christopher Plummer and Tom Waits in Das Kabinett des Doktor Parnassus (2009)

Uses a large collection of electric megaphones to create unusual tonal effects on his recordings. One of his favorites is a 1944 vintage issued by the US Navy Bureau of Ships, manufactured by Guided Radio Corp. of New York.

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Tom Waits and John Lurie in Down by Law (1986)

Shops at hardware stores for items to be used as percussion instruments.

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Tom Waits and John Lurie in Down by Law (1986)

Owns obscure and custom made instruments such as a Chamberlin Music Master 600 (an analog synthesizer manufactured in the 1960s) and a photon clarinet ("[It] sounds like a keyboard lobster dying on a campfire.").

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Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Tom Waits, and John Lurie in Down by Law (1986)

He converted a 4 cubic yard metal box (intended as a debris dumpster) into a musical instrument called a "Strata Dumpster" (aka "Dumpstalele"). He cut a 2 foot hole into one side, and streched seven piano strings across it, fastening them with two welded bridges. The strings can be plucked, strummed or bowed. He describes the sound as "trainlike and huge, like trash day with a purpose."

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Roberto Benigni, Tom Waits, and John Lurie in Down by Law (1986)

The photo on the cover of his album "Rain Dogs" includes a man who many believe to be him. It was one of a series of photos taken at the Cafe Lehmitz in Hamburg by the Swedish photographer Anders Petersen. Waits reportedly saw the photo at an exhibition, was taken by the similarity of him and the man in the photo, and asked permission from the photographer to use it as an album cover.

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Roberto Benigni, Tom Waits, and John Lurie in Down by Law (1986)

His maternal grandmother, Olga Regina Olsen, was the daughter of Norwegian parents (her family was from Oslo). Tom's other ancestry is English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Swiss-German, and Welsh.

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Roberto Benigni, Tom Waits, and John Lurie in Down by Law (1986)

He has said that Bob Dylan is his favorite songwriter and his main influence for initially getting into music. He contributes his shift to more experimental, eccentric music starting with the album "Swordfishtrombones" to the influence of Don Van Vliet. Ironically, Dylan's more recent work has been said to be comparable to Waits' music.

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Roberto Benigni and Tom Waits in Down by Law (1986)

Is a good friend of Keith Richards who makes frequent appearances as a guitarist on his records.

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Tom Waits and John Lurie in Down by Law (1986)

A big Baz Luhrmann fan.

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Tom Waits and John Lurie in Down by Law (1986)

Bears such a striking resemblance to actor Ron Perlman that he was once credited under the name "Ron Perlman" on a movie poster.

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Tom Waits in Down by Law (1986)

Being a family friend of the Coppolas, he performed at the wedding of Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze.

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Ellen Barkin and Tom Waits in Down by Law (1986)

Originally slated to play Lefty, one of the singing cowboys in A Prairie Home Companion (2006).

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Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, and Tom Waits in Wolfsmilch (1987)

His role in Domino (2006) is immediately preceded by his own song "Jesus Gonna Be Here," from his 1992 album "Bone Machine".

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Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, and Tom Waits in Wolfsmilch (1987)

Lives in Sonoma County, California.

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Roberto Benigni, Tom Waits, and John Lurie in Down by Law (1986)

Member of the "Sons of Lee Marvin". Along with Jim Jarmusch (Founder). A private and humorous group consisting of invited members whom could plausibly be Lee Marvin's son.

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Roberto Benigni, Tom Waits, and John Lurie in Down by Law (1986)

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2011. The other inductees were Darlene Love, Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Leon Russell and Dr. John.

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Roberto Benigni, Tom Waits, and John Lurie in Down by Law (1986)

His father, Frank, was a teacher at the largest high school in Los Angeles, Belmont High School.

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Tom Waits and Amanda Warren in 7 Psychos (2012)

Beyond the aforementioned Bob Dylan and Captain Beefheart, Waits is a big fan of Frank Sinatra, Thelonious Monk, the Rolling Stones, Gavin Bryars, the Lounge Lizards, The Pogues, Leonard Cohen, Little Richard, James Brown, Frank Zappa, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon and Prince. His number one favorite album of all time "In the Wee Small Hours" by Sinatra.

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Tom Waits in 7 Psychos (2012)

Member of the "Sons of Lee Marvin". Along with Jim Jarmusch (Founder). A private and clandestine organisation consisting of invited members whom could plausibly be Lee Marvin's son.

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Tom Waits in 7 Psychos (2012)

Lives in California. [August 2001]

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Tom Waits in Wristcutters - A Love Story (2006)

In Oslo, Norway, there is an annual Tom Waits pub-crawl marathon run taking place around May every year, gathering about a thousand contenders. The marathon starts at a pub somewhere in Oslo and continues through various drinking spots, though they make sure every year that the route continues through the ruins of Clemens church, before it ends at the same establishment, Café Fiasco, the final pub. This is why the run has earned the nickname: "From ruin to fiasco".

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Tom Waits and Lily Tomlin in Short Cuts (1993)

Before she was an established actress Winona Ryder once babysat for Tom's children.

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Tom Waits and Iggy Pop in Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

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Christopher Plummer and Tom Waits in Das Kabinett des Doktor Parnassus (2009)

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Tom Waits in Das Kabinett des Doktor Parnassus (2009)

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Christopher Plummer and Tom Waits in Das Kabinett des Doktor Parnassus (2009)

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Tom Waits in Big Time (1988)

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Tom Waits in Big Time (1988)

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Tom Waits in Cold Feet (1989)

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Janeane Garofalo, Paul Reubens, and Tom Waits in Mystery Men (1999)

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Richard E. Grant and Tom Waits in Bram Stokers Dracula (1992)

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Tom Waits and Lily Tomlin in Short Cuts (1993)

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Francis Ford Coppola and Tom Waits in Cotton Club (1984)

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George Clooney, David Letterman, etc.

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