John Cale

Soundtrack, Composer, Actor

Soundtrack, Composer, Actor


Classically trained (viola and piano) and well-educated, Welsh-born John Cale became interested in both the experimental side of classical music (including artists like John Cage), and American rock-n-roll. When offered a chance to study music in New York in the early 1960s, Cale accepted, and along with school became an apprentice of Cage's, ...
Birth date
1942-03-09
Awards
2 nominations.
Height
5' 11" (1.8 m)

Known For


American Psycho
American Psycho
Composer (2000)
The Beach
The Beach
Soundtrack (2000)
Brick
Brick
Soundtrack (2005)
Smokin' Aces
Smokin' Aces
Soundtrack (2006)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackLitany for Mister President
(Short) (performer: "Fear is a Man's Best Friend") / (writer: "Fear is a Man's Best Friend")
2020
SoundtrackPalm Springs
(performer: "Barracuda", "You Know More Than I Know") / (writer: "Barracuda") / (writer: "You Know More Than I Know")
2020
SoundtrackPatriot
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Escape From Paris (2018) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning")
2018
SoundtrackCounterpart
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018) - Birds of a Feather (2018) ... (performer: "Big White Cloud") / (writer: "Big White Cloud")
SoundtrackTully
(writer: "Ride into the Sun (Demo Version)")
2018
SoundtrackSkam
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Samme tid et helt annet sted (2016) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning")
2016
SoundtrackBBC Proms
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Prom 19: David Bowie Prom (2016) ... (performer: "Valentine's Day", "Sorrow", "Space Oddity")
2016
SoundtrackThe Truth About...
(TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016) - Alcohol (2016) ... (performer: "The Sleeper") / (writer: "The Sleeper")
SoundtrackOchéntame... otra vez
(TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode) - ¡Más música, por favor! (2016) ... (performer: "Heartbreak Hotel")
2016
SoundtrackEndeavour
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Ride (2016) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning" - uncredited)
2016
SoundtrackNoite Escura de São Nunca
(Short) (writer: "The Gift")
2015
SoundtrackDon't Blink
(Documentary) (writer: "European Son")
2015
SoundtrackDanny Says
(Documentary) (writer: "Little Sister")
2015
SoundtrackCobain: Montage of Heck
(Documentary) (writer: "Here She Comes Now")
2015
SoundtrackThe Missing
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Till Death (2014) ... (performer: "Heartbreak Hotel")
2014
SoundtrackLoop>>60Hz: Transmissions from the Drone Orchestra
(Documentary short) (performer: "Opening Drone", "Mothra", "Gravel Drive", "December Rains") / (writer: "Opening Drone", "Mothra", "Gravel Drive", "December Rains")
2014
SoundtrackP.O.V.
(TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014) - Koch (2014) ... (performer: "Fear Is A Man's Best Friend") / (writer: "Fear Is A Man's Best Friend")
SoundtrackOctober Gale
("Close Watch")
2014
SoundtrackOrange Is the New Black
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Chickening (2013) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning")
2013
SoundtrackOffender
(writer: "Close Watch")
2012
SoundtrackSunset Strip
(Documentary) (writer: "You're So Young")
2012
SoundtrackLost Girl
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Truth and Consequences (2012) ... (writer: "Close Watch")
2012
SoundtrackMisfits
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) - Episode #3.3 (2011) ... (performer: "Lay My Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "Lay My Love" - uncredited) - Episode #3.1 (2011) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning" - uncredited)
SoundtrackSeitengänge
(performer: "Pile à l'heure") / (writer: "Pile à l'heure")
2011
SoundtrackHow to Make It in America
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Money, Power, Private School (2011) ... (performer: "Perfect")
2011
SoundtrackA Burning Hot Summer
("On a Wedding Anniversary")
2011
SoundtrackThe Extra Man
(writer: "Sunday Morning")
2010
SoundtrackSamo je zemlja ispod ovog neba
(Short) (writer: "Ride into the Sun")
2009
SoundtrackCold Case
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2009) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) - The Brush Man (2009) ... (writer: "European Son" - uncredited) - Death Penalty: Final Appeal (2006) ... (performer: "Hallelujah")
SoundtrackAdventureland
(writer: "Here She Comes Now")
2009
SoundtrackBig Fan
(performer: "Big White Cloud") / (writer: "Big White Cloud")
2009
SoundtrackKillshot
(performer: "Gun") / (writer: "Gun")
2008
SoundtrackOn Any Saturday
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008) - Pkudey (2008) ... (performer: "Close Watch") / (writer: "Close Watch")
SoundtrackMemòries de la tele
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Episode #1.10 (2007) ... (performer: "Howling Man")
2007
SoundtrackEye See Me
(writer: "Pusher Man")
2007
SoundtrackSmokin' Aces
("Big White Cloud") / (performer: "Big White Cloud")
2006
SoundtrackPunk: Attitude
(Documentary) (performer: "Heroin")
2005
SoundtrackBrick
(writer: "Sister Ray")
2005
SoundtrackHappily Ever After
(writer: "Sunday Morning")
2004
SoundtrackTrollywood
(Documentary) (performer: "You Know More Than I Know") / (writer: "Sunday Morning", "You Know More Than I Know")
2004
SoundtrackHerr Lehmann
(writer: "Nervous and Blue")
2003
SoundtrackSchool of Rock
("Ride Into The Sun")
2003
SoundtrackParis
(performer: "Wilderness Approaching") / (writer: "Wilderness Approaching")
2003
SoundtrackMorvern Callar
(writer: "I'm Sticking With You")
2002
SoundtrackShabatot VeHagim
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001) - Tozeret Tsarfat (2001) ... (performer: "Dying on the Vine") / (writer: "Dying on the Vine")
SoundtrackScrubs
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - My Old Lady (2001) ... (performer: "Hallelujah")
2001
SoundtrackWild Innocence
(writer: "Death Camp")
2001
SoundtrackShrek
(performer: "Hallelujah")
2001
SoundtrackThe Beach
(writer: "Spinning Away")
2000/I
SoundtrackAmerican Psycho
(performer: "Suicide") / (writer: "Suicide")
2000
SoundtrackThe Virgin
(performer: "Dying on the Vine") / (writer: "Dying on the Vine")
1999
SoundtrackFögi Is a Bastard
(writer: "I'm waiting for the man")
1998
SoundtrackWith a Little Help from My Friends
(TV Movie) (performer: "Dying on the Vine", "Silent Spring", "I Was Me", "Gun", "Chinese Envoy", "Paris 1919", "Murdering Mouth") / (writer: "Dying on the Vine", "Gun", "Chinese Envoy", "Paris 1919")
1998
SoundtrackBasquiat
(performer: "Hallelujah")
1996
SoundtrackA Perfect Candidate
(Documentary) (performer: "Hallelujah")
1996
SoundtrackAntarctica
(lyrics: "Antarctica Stars Here", "Dead or Alive") / (music: "Antarctica Stars Here", "Dead or Alive", "Animals at Night") / (performer: "People Who Died") / (writer: "Antártida", "Pasodoble morta (Pasodoblues)")
1995
SoundtrackNico Icon
(Documentary) (performer: "Frozen Warnings") / (writer: "Afraid", "Le petit chevalier")
1995
SoundtrackLovers
(performer: "You Know More Than I Know") / (writer: "You Know More Than I Know")
1994
SoundtrackStuff
(TV Short) (performer: "Hallelujah")
1993
SoundtrackNorthern Exposure
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1992) - The Bad Seed (1992) ... (performer: "Lay My Love") / (writer: "Lay My Love")
SoundtrackDAAS Kapital
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Gluttony (1991) ... (writer: "Sunday Morning")
1991
SoundtrackWonderland USA
(Short) (performer: "Heartbreak Hotel")
1989
SoundtrackSid and Nancy
(performer: "She Never Took No For An Answer") / (writer: "She Never Took No For An Answer")
1986
SoundtrackHeat
(music: "Days of Steam") / (performer: "Days of Steam")
1972
SoundtrackI've Got a Secret
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Episode dated 16 September 1963 (1963) ... (performer: "Vexations")
1963
RoleTitleYear
ComposerPaul Sanchez Is Back!2018
ComposerLes Unwanted de Europa2018
ComposerThe Communist Revolution Was Caused by the Sun
(Documentary short)
2015
ComposerJohn Cale: Close Watch
(Video short)
2015
ComposerThis Is Cosmos
(Documentary short)
2014
ComposerJohn Cale: If You Were Still Around
(Video short)
2014
ComposerMark Lanegan: I'm Not the Loving Kind
(Video short)
2013
ComposerJohn Cale: Face to the Sky
(Video short)
2012
ComposerJohn Cale: Welcome to Nookie Wood
(Video short)
2012
ComposerSeitengänge2011
ComposerJohn Cale: Catastrofuk
(Video short)
2011
ComposerJohn Cale: Whaddya Mean by That
(Video short)
2011
ComposerA Burning Hot Summer2011
ComposerDyddiau Du/Dark Days
(Documentary)
2009
ComposerAmerican Widow2009
ComposerJohn Cale: Jumbo (In Tha Modern World)
(Video short)
2006
ComposerAbout Face: The Story of the Jewish Refugee Soldiers of World War II
(Documentary)
2005
ComposerJohn Cale: Perfect
(Video short)
2005
ComposerProcess2004/I
ComposerJc-03
(Documentary short)
2003
ComposerRhinoceros Eyes2003
ComposerY Mabinogi2003
ComposerParis2003
ComposerNew Scenes from America
(Documentary short)
2003
ComposerBeautiful Mistake
(Documentary)
2000
ComposerAbschied - Brechts letzter Sommer2000
ComposerDie Schule der verlorenen Mädchen2000
ComposerLove me2000
ComposerAmerican Psycho2000
ComposerThe Virgin1999
ComposerWisconsin Death Trip1999
ComposerNight Wind1999
ComposerSomewhere in the City1998
ComposerRhinoceros Hunting in Budapest1997
ComposerBasquiat1996
ComposerI Shot Andy Warhol1996
ComposerAntarctica1995
ComposerDon't Forget You're Going to Die1995
ComposerLife Underwater1994
ComposerAh Pook Is Here
(Short)
1994
ComposerWenn Liebe entflammt1993
ComposerPrimary Motive1992
ComposerHealing Hurts1991
ComposerParis erwacht1991
ComposerSongs for Drella
(Video)
1990
ComposerDick: A Film by Jo Menell
(Documentary short)
1989
ComposerThe Houseguest
(Short)
1989
ComposerSomething Wild1986
ComposerAmerican Playhouse
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Who Am I This Time? (1982)
1982
ComposerJohn Cale: Dead or Alive
(Video short)
1981
ComposerCaged Heat1974
ComposerHeat1972
ComposerThe Velvet Underground at Bataclan '72
(TV Movie documentary)
1972
ComposerWomen in Revolt1971
ComposerStraight and Narrow
(Short)
1970
ComposerMary for Mary
(Documentary short)
1966
RoleTitleYear
ActorJohn Cale: Hallelujah
(Video short) John Cale
2016
ActorLove Twice
Lester
2016
ActorJohn Cale: Close Watch
(Video short) John Cale
2015
ActorJohn Cale: If You Were Still Around
(Video short) John Cale
2014
ActorThe Bridge
(TV Series) Necklace Seller - Sorrowsworn (2014) ... Necklace Seller
2014
ActorJohn Cale: Face to the Sky
(Video short) John Cale
2012
ActorJohn Cale: Welcome to Nookie Wood
(Video short) John Cale
2012
ActorJohn Cale: Catastrofuk
(Video short) John Cale
2011
ActorSalamander
Dick Winter
2008
ActorJohn Cale: Jumbo (In Tha Modern World)
(Video short) John Cale (voice)
2006
ActorJohn Cale: Perfect
(Video short) John Cale
2005
ActorN[eon]
(Short) Narrator
2002
ActorRhinoceros Hunting in Budapest
Manager
1997
ActorAntarctica
Cale
1995
ActorHector Zazou with Suzanne Vega & John Cale: The Long Voyage
(Video short) John Cale
1994
ActorThe Houseguest
(Short) Hubbley
1989
ActorWonderland USA
(Short) Lonely writer
1989
ActorThe Equalizer
(TV Series) Aryan Leader - Race Traitors (1989) ... Aryan Leader
1989
ActorJohn Cale: Dead or Alive
(Video short) John Cale
1981
Actor****
Man (uncredited)
1967
ActorThe Velvet Underground: Sunday Morning
(Video short) John Cale
1966
ActorDirt
(Short)
1965
ActorSatisfaction
(Short)
1965
RoleTitleYear
WriterJohn Cale: Close Watch
(Video short) (song)
2015
WriterJohn Cale: If You Were Still Around
(Video short) (song)
2014
WriterJohn Cale: Face to the Sky
(Video short) (song)
2012
WriterJohn Cale: Welcome to Nookie Wood
(Video short) (songs)
2012
WriterJohn Cale: Catastrofuk
(Video short) (song)
2011
WriterJohn Cale: Whaddya Mean by That
(Video short) (song)
2011
WriterDyddiau Du/Dark Days
(Documentary)
2009
WriterJohn Cale: Jumbo (In Tha Modern World)
(Video short) (song)
2006
WriterJohn Cale: Perfect
(Video short) (song)
2005
WriterLife Underwater1994
WriterJohn Cale: Dead or Alive
(Video short) (song)
1981
RoleTitleYear
Music departmentPaul Sanchez Is Back!
(musician: piano)
2018
Music departmentBBC Proms
(TV Series) (arrangement - 1 episode) - Prom 19: David Bowie Prom (2016) ... (arrangement)
2016
Music departmentJohn Cale: Face to the Sky
(Video short) (vocals, piano, percussion)
2012
Music departmentJohn Cale: Jumbo (In Tha Modern World)
(Video short) (vocals, keyboards, piano, guitar)
2006
Music departmentJohn Cale: Perfect
(Video short) (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
2005
Music departmentCon Man
(Documentary) (composer: additional music)
2003
Music departmentWith a Little Help from My Friends
(TV Movie) (musician: violin & guitar)
1998
Music departmentAntarctica
(music arranger) / (music producer) / (musician)
1995
Music departmentThe Virgin's Bed
(composer: song "The Falconer")
1969
RoleTitleYear
DirectorJohn Cale: Welcome to Nookie Wood
(Video short)
2012
DirectorPolice Car
(Short)
1966
RoleTitleYear
CinematographerPolice Car
(Short)
1966
RoleTitleYear
ProducerJohn Cale: Fragments of a Rainy Season
(Video) (co-producer)
2003
RoleTitleYear
ThanksThe First Purge
(special thanks)
2018
ThanksDon't Blink
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2015
ThanksParis
(special thanks)
2003
ThanksNico Icon
(Documentary) (very special thanks)
1995
RoleTitleYear
SelfA Direct Action Story
(Documentary) (post-production) Self
SelfThe Velvet Underground
(Documentary) (completed) Self
2021
SelfThe Invisible Father
(Documentary) Self
2020
SelfRaising the Hare
(Documentary short) Narrator (voice)
2017
SelfBBC Proms
(TV Series) Self - Prom 19: David Bowie Prom (2016) ... Self
2016
SelfThe British Masters
(TV Series) Self - Guest - John Cale (2016) ... Self - Guest
2016
SelfLennon or McCartney
(Documentary short) Self
2014
SelfLoop>>60Hz: Transmissions from the Drone Orchestra
(Documentary short) Self
2014
SelfLate Night with Jimmy Fallon
(TV Series) Self - Musical guest - Episode dated 10 January 2013 (2013) ... Self - Musical guest
2013
SelfLater... With Jools Holland
(TV Series) Self - Episode #41.3 (2012) ... Self - Episode #26.4 (2005) ... Self - Episode #22.3 (2003) ... Self - Episode #21.3 (2003) ... Self - Episode #13.5 (1999) ... Self Show all 7 episodes
1992-2012
SelfJohn Cale: Whaddya Mean by That
(Video short) Self
2011
SelfDyddiau Du/Dark Days
(Documentary) Self
2009
SelfThe Culture Show
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode dated 26 November 2009 (2009) ... Self
2009
SelfWeek in Week Out
(TV Series documentary) Self - Presenter - Heroin, Wales and Me (2009) ... Self - Presenter
2009
SelfNightline
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 14 November 2007 (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfSeven Ages of Rock
(TV Series documentary) Self - Blank Generation: Punk Rock (2007) ... Self - White Light, White Heat: Art Rock (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfOnce Upon a Time in New York: the Birth of Hip Hop, Disco and Punk
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
SelfA Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
(Documentary) Self
2007
SelfMusikprogrammet - programmet om musik
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Cardigans, John Cale og Neil Young (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfPunk: Attitude
(Documentary) Self
2005
SelfJc-03
(Documentary short) Self
2003
SelfJohn Cale: Fragments of a Rainy Season
(Video) Self
2003
SelfDal: Yma/Nawr
(Documentary) Self
2003
SelfNew Scenes from America
(Documentary short) Self - Musician
2003
SelfJools's Annual Hootenanny
(TV Series) Self - Jools' 9th Annual Hootenanny (2001) ... Self
2001
SelfIntimate Portrait
(TV Series documentary) Self - Betsey Johnson (2001) ... Self
2001
SelfAndy Warhol: The Complete Picture
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self
2001
SelfJohn Cale: Les sequenteielles
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2000
SelfThe Making of Camgymeriad Gwych
(Documentary) Self
2000
SelfBeautiful Mistake
(Documentary) Self
2000
SelfSonic Cinema
(TV Series) Self
2000
SelfThe Jack Docherty Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 12 January 1999 (1999) ... Self
1999
SelfJohn Cale
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1998
SelfWith a Little Help from My Friends
(TV Movie) Self
1998
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998) ... Self
1998
SelfSynesthesia
(TV Series documentary) Self - John Cale (1997) ... Self
1997
SelfArena
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Banana (1997) ... Self
1997
SelfNulle part ailleurs
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 19 December 1996 (1996) ... Self
1996
SelfThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(TV Series) Self - Episode #4.238 (1996) ... Self - Episode #2.10 (1993) ... Self
1993-1996
SelfDancing in the Street
(TV Series documentary) Self - Hang on to Yourself (1996) ... Self
1996
SelfCharlie Rose
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 24 May 1996 (1996) ... Self - Guest
1996
SelfDancing Barefoot
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1995
SelfRock & Roll
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Renegades (1995) ... Self - In the Groove (1995) ... Self
1995
SelfBrian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1995
SelfNico Icon
(Documentary) Self
1995
SelfLife Underwater
Self
1994
SelfElvis: The Tribute
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Performer
1994
SelfCurious: The Velvet Underground in Europe
(Documentary) Self
1993
SelfVelvet Underground: Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII
(Video) Self
1993
SelfFondation Cartier
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1990
SelfSongs for Drella
(Video) Self
1990
SelfWords for the Dying
(Documentary) Self
1990
SelfScenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections
(Documentary short) Self
1990
SelfLunettes noires pour nuits blanches
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 16 June 1990 (1990) ... Self
1990
SelfLate Night with David Letterman
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 11 November 1989 (1989) ... Self
1989
SelfSunday Night
(TV Series) Self - Robert Cray, John Hiatt, Tracy Nelson, World Saxophone Quartet (1989) ... Self
1989
SelfPut More Blood Into the Music
(Documentary)
1987
SelfThe South Bank Show
(TV Series documentary) Self - Velvet Underground (1986) ... Self
1986
SelfWhistle Test
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 12 December 1985 (1985) ... Self
1985
SelfLa edad de oro
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 26 February 1985 (1985) ... Self
1985
SelfEstoc de pop
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 18 November 1984 (1984) ... Self
1984
SelfRockpalast
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 14 October 1984 (1984) ... Self - Episode dated 6 March 1983 (1983) ... Self
1983-1984
SelfMusik Convoy
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 24 September 1984 (1984) ... Self - Episode dated 30 January 1984 (1984) ... Self
1984
SelfMusical express
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 2 December 1981 (1981) ... Self
1981
SelfRadio with Pictures
(TV Series) Self (1983)
1976
SelfThe Blank Generation
(Documentary) Self
1976
SelfThe Velvet Underground at Bataclan '72
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1972
SelfDiaries Notes and Sketches
(Documentary)
1969
SelfExploding Plastic Inevitable
(Documentary short) Self
1967
SelfThe Velvet Underground in Boston
(Short) Self
1967
SelfMoe Gets Tied Up
(Documentary) Self
1966
SelfScreen Test #3
(Short) Self (uncredited)
1966
SelfScreen Test #4
(Short) Self (uncredited)
1966
SelfThe Velvet Underground Eat Lunch
(Short) Self
1966
SelfThe Velvet Underground Tarot Cards
(Documentary) Self
1966
SelfUptight #3 - David Susskind
(Documentary) Self
1966
SelfThe Velvet Underground and Nico
(Documentary) Self
1966
SelfThe Velvet Underground: Psychiatrist's Convention, NYC, 1966
(Documentary short)
1966
SelfVenus in Furs
(Short) Self
1965
SelfI've Got a Secret
(TV Series) Self - Contestant - Episode dated 16 September 1963 (1963) ... Self - Contestant
1963
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageSHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock
(Documentary) Self
2016
Archive footageTony Conrad: Completely in the Present
(Documentary) Self
2016
Archive footageOchéntame... otra vez
(TV Series documentary) Self - ¡Más música, por favor! (2016) ... Self
2016
Archive footageVideo Killed the Radio Star
(TV Series documentary) Self - Lou Reed (2015) ... Self
2015
Archive footageDanny Says
(Documentary) Self
2015
Archive footageMemòries de la tele
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.10 (2007) ... Self
2007
Archive footageVelvet Underground: Under Review
(Video documentary) Self
2006
Archive footageArsenal
(TV Series) Self - The Velvet Underground: Feed Back (1986) ... Self
1986