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Also Known As: Henry Lawrence Garfield Died:
Born: February 13, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United States Profession: singer-songwriter, musician, stand-up comedian, spoken-word artist, actor, motivational speaker, publisher, activist

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Rock fans knew Henry Rollins as the singer for punk pioneers Black Flag and later, the Rollins Band, but over the course of the last twenty-five years, Rollins has also been an author, independent publisher, spoken-word performer, record label head, outspoken activist, talk show host and guest, and from time to time, an actor in film and television. Unfortunately, many of Rollins' roles have played off his physical attributes - in particular his burly, heavily tattooed frame and granite-jawed face - and missed his wicked sense of humor and heart.

Rock fans knew Henry Rollins as the singer for punk pioneers Black Flag and later, the Rollins Band, but over the course of the last twenty-five years, Rollins has also been an author, independent publisher, spoken-word performer, record label head, outspoken activist, talk show host and guest, and from time to time, an actor in film and television. Unfortunately, many of Rollins' roles have played off his physical attributes - in particular his burly, heavily tattooed frame and granite-jawed face - and missed his wicked sense of humor and heart.

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 Jobriath A.D. (2012)
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 West of Memphis (2012)
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 Barbershop Punk (2010)
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 Lemmy (2010)
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 Gonzo Ballet (2009)
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1980:
Briefly joined the Washington D.C. band State of Alert
1981:
Fronted the California hardcore punk band Black Flag
1982:
Made film debut in "The Slog Movie," about the West Coast punk scene
1985:
First film appearance without Black Flag was the short film "The Right Side of My Brain" by underground filmmaker Richard Kern
1985:
Released first spoken word album <i>Short Walk On A Long Pier</i>
1987:
Released two solo records, <i>Hot Animal Machine</i> and <i>Drive by Shooting</i>
1988:
Formed the Rollins Band, which released eleven albums while they were together
1988:
Founded 2.13.61, Inc., an independent publishing house and record label, which released his spoken word albums, essays, and tour diaries
1991:
Signed a distribution deal with Imago Records and appeared at the first Lollapalooza festival
1992:
Released the spoken-word album <i>Human Butt</i> through his own record label
1994:
Played a police officer in his first Hollywood feature, "The Chase," starring Charlie Sheen
1994:
Released <i>Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag</i>, a double-disc set of him reading from his Black Flag tour diary of the same name
1995:
Had supporting roles in "Johnny Mnemonic" and "Heat"
1997:
Played a foul-mouthed prison guard in David Lynch's "Lost Highway"
1998:
Disbanded the original line-up of the Rollins band
1998:
Produced a Los Angeles hard rock band called Mother Superior and invited them to form a new incarnation of the Rollins Band; stopped performing together in 2003
1999:
Appeared as an escaped convict in "Morgan's Ferry"
2001:
Appeared as the uncredited host of Fox's "Night Visions," a short-lived horror anthology series
2001:
Provided commentary for the documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys"
2002:
Co-hosted the British television show "Full Metal Challenge" on TLC
2002:
Played a prison warden in "The New Guy"
2002:
Joined the cast of MTV's extreme show for the feature film "Jackass The Movie"
2003:
Appeared as a SWAT team leader in "Bad Boys 2"
2004:
Hosted the weekly radio show "Harmony in My Head" on Los Angeles' Indie 103.1 radio
2004:
Hosted the IFC talk show "The Henry Rollins Show"
2004:
Played the Angel of Death in "Deathdealer: A Documentary"
2005:
Co-starred in the horror film "Feast"
2006:
Again joined the MTV cast for "Jackass Number Two"
2007:
Guest-stared on an episode of Showtime's "Californication," playing himself hosting a radio show
2009:
Had a recurring role as A.J. Weston, a white-supremacist gang leader, in the second season of FX's "Sons of Anarchy"
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Education

The Bullis School: Potomac , Maryland -

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