Lydia Lunch

Actress, Soundtrack, Composer

Actress, Soundtrack, Composer


Born in Rochester, NY as Lydia Anne Koch, Lunch is best known - not as an actress - but as an American singer, poet, and writer. A founding member of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Lunch remains heavily identified with New York's no wave scene. Given the name "Lydia Lunch" by Willy DeVille, because she frequently stole food for friends, she has ...
Birth date
1959-06-02

Known For


Flood Stains
Flood Stains
Saltmaster (2010)
Vortex
Vortex
Angel Powers (1982)
The Gun Is Loaded
The Gun Is Loaded
Lydia Lunch / Lucy (1989)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActressThe Circular Ruins
(Video short) Night (voice)
2014
ActressLydia Lunch & Marc Hurtado: Harlem
(Video short) Lydia Lunch
2014
ActressKill Us All
(Short)
2014
ActressBye Bye Blondie
La chanteuse
2012
ActressFlood Stains
Saltmaster
2010
ActressGodkiller: Walk Among Us
Bub (voice)
2010
ActressFor the End of Time
Voice Over (voice)
2009
ActressLydia Lunch: Video Hysterie - 1978-2006
(Video)
2008
ActressDeath of the Reel
Narrator
2008
ActressAmerican Fame Pt. 2: Forgetting Jonathan Brandis
(Short) Narrator
2005
ActressThe Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
Social Worker #2
2004
ActressBaby Trouble Hole
Performer
1996
ActressVisiting Desire
Sitter
1996
ActressThe Power of the Word with Bill Moyers
(TV Mini-Series)
1994
ActressKiss Napoleon Goodbye
Hedda
1990
ActressThe Gun Is Loaded
(Short) Lydia Lunch / Lucy
1989
ActressFingered
(Short)
1988
ActressInvisible Thread
(TV Movie)
1987
ActressSubmit to Me Now
(Short)
1987
ActressSonic Youth Feat. Lydia Lunch: Death Valley 69
(Video short) Lydia Lunch
1986
ActressSubmit to Me
(Short)
1985
ActressThe Right Side of My Brain
(Short)
1985
ActressVortex
Angel Powers
1982
ActressSubway Riders1981
ActressRaw Nerves
(Short)
1980
ActressThe Offenders1980
ActressBeauty Becomes the Beast1979
ActressBlack Box
(Short)
1979
ActressRome '781978
ActressShe Had Her Gun All Ready
(Short)
1978
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackPreacher
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Dallas (2017) ... (writer: "My Eyes")
2017
SoundtrackTod den Hippies - Es lebe der Punk!
(performer: "Need to Feed") / (writer: "Need to Feed")
2015
SoundtrackAutoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard
(Documentary) (lyrics: "Cisco Sunset") / (performer: "Some Velvet Morning", "Cisco Sunset")
2011
SoundtrackThe Return of Post Apocalyptic Cowgirls
(performer: "Beautiful Liar", "Devil Winds", "TB Sheets", "Cisco", "What is Memory") / (writer: "Beautiful Liar", "Devil Winds", "Cisco", "What is Memory")
2010
SoundtrackÀnima
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Episode #1.60 (2009) ... (performer: "Ghost of Spain")
2009
SoundtrackTwo Drifters
(performer: "Champagne, Cocaine & Nicotine Stains") / (writer: "Champagne, Cocaine & Nicotine Stains")
2005
SoundtrackEast of Sunset
(performer: "Heart Attack and Vine") / (producer: "Heart Attack and Vine")
2005
SoundtrackKill Your Idols
(Documentary) ("How Men Die in Their Sleep")
2004
SoundtrackI Pass for Human
("Cisco Sunset", "Dead in the Head", "Fields of Fire", "Solo Mystico Revisited", "Burning Skulls") / (lyrics: "Cisco Sunset", "Dead in the Head", "Fields of Fire", "Solo Mystico Revisited")
2004
SoundtrackDowntown 81
(performer: "The Closet") / (writer: "The Closet")
2000
RoleTitleYear
ComposerKill Us All
(Short)
2014
ComposerType A
(Video short)
2013
ComposerFlood Stains2010
ComposerThe Return of Post Apocalyptic Cowgirls2010
ComposerHemmungslos2009
ComposerPost-Apocalyptic Cowgirls2008
ComposerLydia Lunch: Video Hysterie - 1978-2006
(Video)
2008
ComposerUs2003
ComposerFingered
(Short)
1988
ComposerGoodbye 42nd Street
(Short)
1986
ComposerSonic Youth Feat. Lydia Lunch: Death Valley 69
(Video short)
1986
ComposerThe Right Side of My Brain
(Short)
1985
ComposerVortex1982
RoleTitleYear
WriterKill Us All
(Short)
2014
WriterFlood Stains
(screenplay)
2010
WriterKiss Napoleon Goodbye1990
WriterThe Gun Is Loaded
(Short) (written by)
1989
WriterFingered
(Short)
1988
WriterThe Right Side of My Brain
(Short)
1985
RoleTitleYear
Camera and Electrical DepartmentBye Bye Blondie
(still photographer)
2012
RoleTitleYear
Music departmentVortex
(musician)
1982
RoleTitleYear
ProducerKill Us All
(Short) (producer)
2014
RoleTitleYear
ThanksMy Lover the Killer
(Documentary) (thanks)
2020
ThanksAutoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2011
ThanksWild Tigers I Have Known
(special thanks)
2006
ThanksKill Your Idols
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2004
RoleTitleYear
SelfNo New York
(Documentary) (filming) Self
SelfMy Lover the Killer
(Documentary) Self
2020
SelfLydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over
(Documentary)
2019
SelfAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
(TV Series documentary) Self - Lower East Side (2018) ... Self
2018
SelfThe Ripple Effect
(TV Series documentary) Self - Robert Williams and Juxtapoz (2016) ... Self
2016
SelfL7: Pretend We're Dead
(Documentary) Self
2016
SelfOffal
(Short) Self
2016
SelfVinyl Generation
(Documentary) Self
2016
SelfNot Junk Yet: The Art of Lary 7
(Documentary) Self
2015
SelfFrom ATP: From Pain and Pleasure
(Documentary)
2014
SelfWomen of Rock Oral History Project at the Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College
(TV Series documentary) Self - Tanya Pearson Interview with Lydia Lunch (2014) ... Self
2014
SelfKulturzeit
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 31 May 2012 (2012) ... Self
2012
SelfAutoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard
(Documentary) Self - Interviewee
2011
SelfDie wilde Geschichte der Rockmusik
(Documentary) Self
2010
SelfFake Orgasm
(Documentary)
2010
SelfBlank City
(Documentary)
2010
SelfMutantes
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Interviewee
2009
SelfNo Wave - Underground '80: Berlin - New York
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2009
SelfÀnima
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.60 (2009) ... Self
2009
SelfNYC Foetus
(Documentary)
2009
SelfLlik Your Idols
(Documentary) Self
2007
SelfKill Your Idols: More.
(Video documentary) Self
2006
SelfAmerican Fame Pt. 1: Drowning River Phoenix
(Documentary short) Narrator
2004
SelfKill Your Idols
(Documentary) Self
2004
SelfD.I.Y. or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist
(Documentary) Self - Interviewee
2002
SelfKiss My Grits: The Herstory of Women in Punk and Hard Rock
(Documentary) Self
2001
SelfParadoxia
Self
1998
SelfSynesthesia
(TV Series documentary) Self - Lydia Lunch (1997) ... Self
1997
SelfDie Haut - Sweat
(Video) Self
1994
SelfNo Age, New York
Self
1993
SelfThe Road to God Knows Where
(Documentary) Self
1990
SelfGang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets
(Documentary) Self
1989
SelfMondo New York
(Documentary) Prologue
1988
SelfPut More Blood Into the Music
(Documentary)
1987
SelfCruel Tricks for Dear Friends
(Video) Self
1987
SelfThe Wild World of Lydia Lunch
(Short) Self
1983
SelfAlien Portrait
(Short) Self
1979
SelfNo New York Festival - Berlin
(TV Special documentary) Self
1979
SelfGuerillere Talks
(Documentary short) Self
1978
SelfPunking Out
(Documentary short) Self
1978
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageDegeneration Punk
(Documentary) Self
1997
Archive footageSonic Youth: Teenage Riot
(Video short) Lydia Lunch (uncredited)
1988