Pete Townshend


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Born in Chiswick, London just ten days after the German surrender in 1945, Townshend grows up in a typical middle-class home. His parents, Cliff and Betty Townshend, are both musicians, and as a child he accompanies them on dance band tours. Townshend starts playing guitar at 12. He goes to art school and, after several stints in local ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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(2000-2015)
CSI: NY Music Department
(2004-2013)
Grosse Pointe Blank Soundtrack
(1997)
CSI: Miami Music Department
(2002-2012)

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 2015-2016 CSI: Cyber (TV Series) (composer - 31 episodes)
- Legacy (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Flash Squad (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- 5 Deadly Sins (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Python's Revenge (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Fit-and-Run (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
 2000-2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (composer - 324 episodes)
- Under My Skin (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- The End Game (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Last Ride (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- Merchants of Menace (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- Hero to Zero (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
  CSI: NY (TV Series) (composer - 196 episodes, 2004 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Today Is Life (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Blood Actually (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Seth and Apep (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- White Gold (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Nine Thirteen (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
 2002-2012 CSI: Miami (TV Series) (composer - 232 episodes)
- Habeas Corpse (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Law & Disorder (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- At Risk (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Rest in Pieces (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Good Deed (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
 1980 McVicar (music consultant) / (musician: guitar)
 1979 Quadrophenia (musical director)
 1975 Tommy (musical director) / (musician: arp synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, piano - uncredited)
 1972 Mahoney's Estate (special electronic effects)
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Other Works:

The Who and his musical, "Tommy," was performed at the Queens Theatre in London, England with Allan Love, Peter Straker, Anna Nicholas, and Bob Grant in the cast. Paul Tomlinson and John Hole were directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 15 Interviews | 7 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Pete Townsend | Peter Townshend | The Who

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

David Bowie had heard a lot of my demos and was very encouraging. He loved the William S. Burroughs 'cut-up' techniques and liked the fact I was using words for words' sake. See more »

Trivia:

Overcame serious drug and alchohol addictions in early 1982, in what was called a "miracle cure." See more »

Trademark:

Powerslide (hitting a power chord while jumping and sliding across the stage on his knees) See more »

Nickname:

Big Nose

Star Sign:

Taurus

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