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Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins Henry Rollins was born on February 13, 1961. He is an American singer songwriter, raconteur, stand-up comedian, spoken word artist and writer.

Biography and Career

Henry Garfield was born in Washington, D.C, as Henry Lawrence Garfield. He was the only child, his parents divorced when he was a toddler; he suffered from low self-esteem and a poor attention span as a child. He was raised primarily by his mother, Iris. He was sent to The Bullis School, a preparatory school in Potomac, Maryland.

In 1981, he joined Black Flag, and quit his job, sold his car, and moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1982, his stage persona impressed several critics, after a show in Anacortes, Washington.

In 1987, he released two solo records, Hot Animal Machine in collaboration with guitarist Chris Haskett, and Drive by Shooting, recorded as Henrietta Collins and the Wifebeating Childhaters. Rollins also released his second spoken word album, Big Ugly Mouth in the same year.

Rollins began his film career appearing in several independent films featuring Black Flag. His film debut was in 1982's The Slog Movie, about the West Coast punk scene. An appearance in 1985's Black Flag Live followed. Rollins first film appearance without Black Flag was the short film The Right Side of My Brain with Lydia Lunch in 1985.

In 2006, Rollins has also appeared in Punk: Attitude a documentary on the punk scene and in American Hardcore.

Rollins has written a series of books based on his travel journals referred to as the Black Coffee Blues trilogy. They include the namesake book, Black Coffee Blues, Do I Come Here Often?

The First Five and Smile, You're Traveling. Others include See a Grown Man Cry, Now Watch Him Die, Get in the Van, Eye Scream, Broken Summers, Roomanitarian and Solipsist.

In addition, Rollins wrote several songs with Black Flag, but was not the group's main songwriter. Rollins has made several voice acting performances in video games. Rollins has become an outspoken human rights activist, most vocally for gay rights.

General Appearance

Birth Name: Henry Lawrence Garfield
Birth: February 13, 1961

Why do we like Henry Rollins?

We like him because of his singing and acting.

Why is Henry Rollins Famous?

He is famous as an American singer-songwriter and actor.

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The Slog Movie
Black Flag Live
The Right Side of My Brain
Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey
The Chase
Johnny Mnemonic
Lost Highway
Jack Frost
Desperate But Not Serious
The Source
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My Generation
Dogtown and Z-Boys
Scenes of the Crime
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Jackass: The Movie
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Category: Musicians  - ( Musicians Archive)

Date Added: 25 March '10

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