David Byrne

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David Byrne Wiki Biography

David Byrne was born on the 14th May 1952, in Dumbarton, Scotland, UK, and is a musician, composer and music producer, well known for founding the band of new wave and world beat entitled Talking Heads in 1974. For his work as a composer of soundtracks, he has received an Oscar and the Golden Globe Awards, and been rewarded with several Grammys. Along with other the members of Talking Heads, Byrne was inducted in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

How much is the net worth of David Byrne? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his wealth is as much as $55 million, as of the data given at the end of 2017. Music is the main source of Byrne’s wealth, having been active in the entertainment industry since 1974.

To begin with, Byrne and his younger sister moved to Canada, and then the USA with their parents when he was seven. Byrne became interested in music in his early years, yet was rejected from choir in the middle school because of being “off – key”. David was educated at Lansdowne High School, then studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and later at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Concerning his professional career, Byrne created Talking Heads with two classmates – Tina Weymouth and Chriz Fantz – in 1974. The group performed stylistically diverse new wave rock with numerous outside influences of funk, classical minimalism, African rhythms and others. By the time of the release of their last album in 1988, 10 albums of the group had entered the Billboard 200, and Talking Heads had become one of the most respected music groups. The band officially lasted until 1991, but five years later they gathered again as The Heads (without Byrne), and recorded the album “No Talking, Just Head”. Regardless, Byrne’s net worth had risen substantially.

Besides his work with Talking Heads, Byrne co-produced an album of art rock called “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts” (1981). He has also composed tracks for such artists as Twyla Tharp and Robert Wilson, and the soundtrack for the movie “The Last Emperor” (1987) directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, for which he won an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award in the category of the Best Soundtrack. David Byrne directed the film “True Stories” (1986), and subsequently produced several albums of Caribbean and Brazilian music, including by Tom Zé and Margareth Menezes. His notable works are the album “Rei Momo” (1989) and a documentary video called “The House of Life” (1989). His net worth rose steadily with these accomplishments.

Since 2007, he has been participating in the project Brighton Port Authority (or The BPA), a group formed by several British musicians headed by Norman Cook. What is more, Byrne has been active as a solo artist, and has released nine studio albums, five live albums, 14 singles and 12 soundtrack albums over the years.

In addition, David Byrne is an avid photographer and writer; his latest books are entitled “Bicycle Diaries” (2009) and “How Music Works” (2012) – overall, he has written nine books so far.

To summarise, all the above mentioned accomplishments have increased the outright size of David Byrne’s net worth.

Finally, in his personal life, he fell in love with designer Adelle Lutz in 1986, and the two married in the summer of 1987. The couple has one daughter named Malu Valentine, born in 1990, but David and Adelle divorced in 2004. He has also been in relationships with  Louise Neri, an art curator, and artist Cindy Sherman. He is now an American citizen, and lives in New York City.

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David Byrne Quick Info

Full NameDavid Byrne
Net Worth$55 Million
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1952
Place Of BirthDumbarton, Scotland
Height6′ (1.83 m)
ProfessionMusician, singer, songwriter
EducationLansdowne High School, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Maryland Institute College of Art
SpouseAdelle Lutz (1987-2004)
ChildrenMalu Abeni Valentine Byrne
ParentsTom Byrne, Emma Byrne
SiblingsCelia Byrne
AwardsAcademy Award (Oscar) for Best Original Music Score (1988), Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (1989), Golden Globe awards (1988), Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music (2013), David di Donatello for Best Music (2012)
Record LabelsTodo Mundo, Luaka Bop, Nonesuch Records, Thrill Jockey, Sire Records, Warner Bros. Records
AlbumsMy Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981), Rei Momo (1989), Uh-Oh (1992), David Byrne (1994), Feelings (1997), Look into the Eyeball (2001), Grown Backwards (2004), Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (2008), Love This Giant (2012)
Music GroupsRevelation (1971-1972), Bizadi (Duo), Talking Heads, Artistics, Radio David Byrne (internet radio station)
NominationsRock and Roll Hall of Fame (2002)
MoviesThis Must Be the Place (2011), Here Lies Love (2010), Ile Aiye (The house of life, 1989), True Stories (1986)
TV ShowsStop Making Sense “Talking Heads” concert (1984), The Last Emperor (1987), Ride, Rise, Roar (documentary, 2010)

David Byrne Trademarks

  1. Unusual dancing on stage
  2. Over-sized suit
  3. Dark staring eyes
  4. Black hair (when he was younger)
  5. Edgy persona

David Byrne Quotes

  • I feel like if you license a song to a television show or a film, people understand that the song is a quotation. With me they often pick some classic song that’s representative of an era or a mood and it’s an easy way for them to instantly push some buttons with an audience. But with an advert it’s a little bit different because then people assume that you are endorsing whatever it is. And also it gets played over and over and over again and it really tends to cement the link. And you think, “Oh, that’s the song from the Toyota commercial”, as opposed to, “This is the song he wrote when his girlfriend died.” I’m not ready for that!
  • You knew that as Bush (George W. Bush) left the economy was in tatters and people were going to be out of jobs and out of homes. I thought, “People are going to be pissed off real soon and whatever’s closest at hand they’ll blame it.” And, God forbid, they’re not going to blame themselves for voting for George Bush and the guys whose policies got them into this mess. Poor Barack Obama is going to have to take the stick for everything that went before.
  • When you have a little bit more sales and popularity, as Talking Heads did then, you could say, “Oh, can we have this kind of lighting or can we do a video on our day off?” And people would appear and make it happen. So I miss a little bit of that ease of getting things done but I don’t miss arenas. That terrified me. When it got to a certain scale the audience became this abstract mass and you started to lose that connection. Other people can deal with that but I can’t.

David Byrne Important Facts

  • He is left handed but plays guitar right handed.
  • When he was two years old, his parents moved the family to Hamilton, Ontario. Byrne lived in that area until he was 8 or 9 and then moved to Maryland, where he stayed until college.
  • His sister, Celia, is an epidemiologist specializing in breast cancer.
  • Attended the Rhode Island School of Design at the same time as director Gus Van Sant.
  • The Talking Heads’ trademark song, “Psycho Killer”, was inspired by a phrase used by his art school friend, Barbara Conway. She used the phrase, “psycho killer”, to describe things she thought were cool. Conway was murdered by a female stalker in the 1980s.
  • Attended the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970, where he met fellow Talking Heads members, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, who became a couple in 1973. He transferred to the Maryland Institute of Art in 1971 and travelled in a band called Bizadi through 1972. He then dropped out of college for good. He returned to Providence in 1973 and formed a band called The Artistics with Frantz but they broke up in 1974 when Byrne moved to New York. He remained friends with Frantz and Weymouth who moved to New York in September 1974. Unable to find a willing bass player for their forming band, Frantz persuaded Weymouth to learn the bass guitar under the tutelage of David. They began rehearsing in January 1975 and had their first gig as Talking Heads in June that year at punk club CBGB.
  • Attended Lansdowne High School in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Translated into English, the title of his 1989 album “Rei Momo” means “King of Carnival.”
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 as a member of the Talking Heads.
  • Uncle of actress China Chow and Maximillian Chow.
  • Father, with Adelle Lutz, of daughter Malu Valentine (born in 1989).
  • Ex-brother-in-law of the late Tina Chow, a fashion icon of the 1980s, and Michael Chow.
  • Born in Scotland, but was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Has never taken out US citizenship although he has lived in the U.S. since he was a child.
  • Former member of Talking Heads, which broke up in 1991.

David Byrne Filmography

Who’s Doing the Dishes?TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2016 writer – 1 episode, 2016Soundtrack
Halt and Catch Fire2014-2016TV Series writer – 3 episodesSoundtrack
The Interestings2016TV Movie writer: “This Must Be the Place Naive Melody” – uncreditedSoundtrack
A Hologram for the King2016lyrics: “Once In A Lifetime” / music: “Once In A Lifetime”Soundtrack
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer – 1 episode, 2015 performer – 1 episode, 2014Soundtrack
Youth2015/Iperformer: “Dirty Hair” / writer: “Dirty Hair”Soundtrack
Revenge2015TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia2015TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
P.O.V.2014TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Atop the Fourth Wall2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
United Passions2014writer: “Wild Wild Life”Soundtrack
Guapas2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
My Mad Fat Diary2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Parenthood2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II2013writer: “Burning Down the House” LiveSoundtrack
Rude TubeTV Series writer – 2 episodes, 2009 – 2013 performer – 1 episode, 2013Soundtrack
CBGB2013writer: “Life During Wartime”, “Psycho Killer”Soundtrack
Doctors2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Skid Row2013writer: “Psycho Killer”Soundtrack
The Punisher: Gag Reel2013Video documentary short writer: “Psychokiller”Soundtrack
The Vampire Diaries2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary writer: “Slippery People”Soundtrack
Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree2012Documentary writer: “Road to Nowhere”Soundtrack
Burning Man: Metropolis2012Documentary writer: “Road to Nowhere”Soundtrack
Savages2012writer: “Psycho Killer”Soundtrack
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Central Park Five2012Documentary writer: “Crosseyed and Painless”Soundtrack
The Three Stooges2012writer: “Pulled Up”Soundtrack
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Some Jerk with a Camera2011-2012TV Series documentary writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Formula 1: BBC Sport2011TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
True Blood2011TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Entourage2011TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Crazy, Stupid, Love.2011performer: “The Heart’s A Lonely Hunter” / writer: “The Heart’s A Lonely Hunter”, “This Must Be The Place Naïve Melody”Soundtrack
Quebrando o Tabu2011Documentary performer: “Dirty Rainbows” original song / writer: “Dirty Rainbows” original songSoundtrack
This Must Be the Place2011performer: “This Must Be The Place Naive Melody” / writer: “This Must Be The Place Naive Melody”, “Open Up”, “Eliza”, “You Can Like It”, “If It Falls, It Falls” – as D. ByrneSoundtrack
20 to 12010-2011TV Series documentary writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Beauty Day2011Documentary writer: “Thank You For Sending Me An Angel”Soundtrack
Being Erica2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
30 for 30TV Series documentary lyrics – 1 episode, 2010 music – 1 episode, 2010Soundtrack
Public Access2010Short performer: “Wheezing”, “Eggs in a Briar Patch”, “Leg Bells”Soundtrack
Hot Tub Time Machine2010writer: “Once in a Lifetime”Soundtrack
Schnell ermittelt2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Casino Jack and the United States of Money2010Documentary writer: “BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE”Soundtrack
Nip/TuckTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2009 writer – 1 episode, 2009Soundtrack
Karaoke Revolution2009Video Game writer: “Burning Down The House”Soundtrack
Numb3rs2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Welcome to the 80’s2009TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Julie & Julia2009writer: “Psycho Killer”Soundtrack
This Must Be the Place2009Short writer: “This Must Be the Place”Soundtrack
My Sister’s Keeper2009writer: “Heaven”Soundtrack
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen2009writer: “Burning Down the House”Soundtrack
Chuck2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Heroes2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
He’s Just Not That Into You2009writer: “This Must Be the Place Naïve Melody”Soundtrack
Eli Stone2008TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Private Practice2008TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Adopt a Sailor2008writer: “This Must Be the Place”Soundtrack
Religulous2008Documentary writer: “Road To Nowhere”Soundtrack
Smother2008/IIwriter: “Love –> Building On Fire”Soundtrack
Baby Mama2008writer: “Stay Up Late”Soundtrack
Nim’s Island2008writer: “Stay Up Late” 1985Soundtrack
Bi the Way2008Documentary writer: “Road to Nowhere”Soundtrack
Otis2008writer: “The Great Curve”Soundtrack
SingStar Amped2007Video Game writer: “Burning Down The House”Soundtrack
Lars and the Real Girl2007writer: “This Must Be the Place Naïve Melody Live Version”Soundtrack
[email protected]2007Documentary writer: “Road To Nowhere”, “Life During Wartime”Soundtrack
Big LoveTV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2006 – 2007 writer – 1 episode, 2006Soundtrack
September Clues2007Documentary writer: “Once in a Lifetime” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Smiley Face2007writer: “Memories Can’t Wait”Soundtrack
Absolute Wilson2006Documentary “The Knee Plays”Soundtrack
Open Season2006writer: “Wild Wild Life”Soundtrack
El cantante2006writer: “Slippery People”Soundtrack
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon2006writer: “Psycho Killer”Soundtrack
Clerks II2006writer: ” Nothing But Flowers”Soundtrack
The Benchwarmers2006writer: “Thank You for Sending Me an Angel”Soundtrack
Wordplay2006Documentary writer: “This Must Be the Place Niave Melody”Soundtrack
The Secret Life of Words2005performer: “Tiny Apocalypse” / writer: “Tiny Apocalypse”Soundtrack
Sky High2005writer: “And She Was”Soundtrack
Bewitched2005writer: “And She Was” 1985Soundtrack
Nearing Grace2005writer: “Uh-Oh Love Comes to Town”Soundtrack
Quo Vadis, Baby?2005writer: “Psycho Killer Live Version”Soundtrack
The God Who Wasn’t There2005Documentary performer: “Is This The Real Thing?”Soundtrack
Idol – Jakten på en superstjerne2005TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Fierce People2005writer: “Psycho Killer”Soundtrack
Duck2005performer: “Un Di Felice”Soundtrack
Meu Tio Matou um Cara2004writer: “Nothing But Flowers”Soundtrack
In Good Company2004performer: “Glass, Concrete & Stone” 2002 / writer: “Glass, Concrete & Stone” 2002Soundtrack
Gilmore Girls2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Complex: Malibu2004TV Series writer: “Burning Down The House”Soundtrack
13 Going on 302004writer: “Burning Down the House”Soundtrack
Clean2004/I“The Jezebel Spirit” / performer: “The Jezebel Spirit”Soundtrack
Secret Window2004writer: “Once in a Lifetime”Soundtrack
Young Adam2003performer: “THE GREAT WESTERN ROAD” / producer: “HAITIAN FIGHT SONG” / writer: “THE GREAT WESTERN ROAD”Soundtrack
The Simpsons2003TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Six Feet Under2003TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Banger Sisters2002writer: “Burning Down the House”Soundtrack
Dirty Pretty Things2002performer: “Glass, Concrete & Stone” / writer: “Glass, Concrete & Stone”Soundtrack
When Snooker Ruled the World2002TV Movie documentary writer: “Road to Nowhere” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Abandon2002lyrics: “Lazy” / performer: “Lazy” / writer: “Lazy”Soundtrack
Last Party 20002001Documentary writer: “Once in a Lifetime” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Rock Star2001writer: “Once in a Lifetime”Soundtrack
Leap Years2001TV Series writer: “Once in a Lifetime” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Someone Like You…2001writer: “Burning Down the House”Soundtrack
Torrente 2: Misión en Marbella2001performer: “Si Fulano”Soundtrack
Acústico MTV: Os Paralamas do Sucesso2000TV Movie documentary writer: “Life During Wartime”Soundtrack
Der Überfall2000performer: “The Civil Wars” / writer: “The Civil Wars”Soundtrack
Waking the Dead2000performer: “Help Me Somebody” / writer: “Help Me Somebody”Soundtrack
The Bachelor1999performer: “Don’t Fence Me In”Soundtrack
Inspector Gadget1999writer: “Wild Wild Life” 1986Soundtrack
Pirates of Silicon Valley1999TV Movie writer: “Burning Down The House”Soundtrack
Summer of Sam1999writer: “Psycho Killer” 1977Soundtrack
Plunkett & Macleane1999writer: “Houses in Motion”Soundtrack
Alice et Martin1998writer: “Once in a Lifetime”Soundtrack
Streets Is Watching1998Video writer: “It’s Alright” – as D. Byrne,Soundtrack
Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends1998TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Leading Man1996writer: “Burning Down the House” – as ByrneSoundtrack
Basquiat1996writer: “I’m Not in Love”Soundtrack
The Celluloid Closet1995Documentary writer: “Heaven”Soundtrack
Blue in the Face1995performer: “God’s Child”, “Happy Suicide” / writer: “God’s Child”, “Mi Barrio”, “Happy Suicide”Soundtrack
Bert1994TV Series 2 episodesSoundtrack
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Mystery Science Theater 30001991-1994TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Airheads1994performer: “Wheezing” / producer: “Wheezing” / writer: “Wheezing”Soundtrack
Car Trouble, Darlin’1994Short writer: “Psycho killer”Soundtrack
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV Special documentary writer: “Burning Down the House”Soundtrack
Between the Teeth1994Documentary performer: “Well”, “Nothing But Flowers”, “Girls On My Mind”, “Mr. Jones”, “Something Ain’t Right”, “Life During Wartime”, “Women vs. Men”, “Hanging Upside Down”, “Lie To Me”, “She’s Mad”, “Blind”, “Make Believe Mambo”, “And She Was”, “Buck Naked”, “Road To Nowhere” / writer: “Nothing But Flowers”, “Girls On My Mind”, “Mr. Jones”, “Something Ain’t Right”, “Life During Wartime”, “Women vs. Men”, “Hanging Upside Down”, “Lie To Me”, “She’s Mad”, “Blind”, “Make Believe Mambo”, “And She WSoundtrack
Reality Bites1994writer: “Road to Nowhere”Soundtrack
Tohuwabohu1992-1994TV Series writer – 8 episodesSoundtrack
Philadelphia1993writer: “Heaven”Soundtrack
Cool Runnings1993writer: “Wild Wild Life”Soundtrack
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media1992Documentary writer: “Cross-Eyes and Painless”Soundtrack
Flying Blind1992TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Until the End of the World1991writer: “Sax and Violins”Soundtrack
The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express1991TV Special writer: “Burning Down the House”Soundtrack
‘Merci la vie’1991performer: “The Dream Police” / writer: “The Dream Police”Soundtrack
Red Hot and Blue1990TV Movie performer: “Don’t Fence Me In”Soundtrack
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer – 1 episode, 1989 writer – 1 episode, 1979Soundtrack
Immediate Family1989writer: “Creatures of Love”Soundtrack
Look Who’s Talking1989writer: “And She Was”Soundtrack
Little Monsters1989writer: “ROAD TO NOWHERE”Soundtrack
The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter1989TV Special writer: “Burning Down the House”Soundtrack
The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1988TV Special writer: “Once In A Lifetime”Soundtrack
Cross My Heart1987writer: “Perfect World”Soundtrack
A Year in the Life1987TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Miami Vice1986-1987TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Fame1987TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Women in Rock1986Video documentary writer: “The Lady Don’t Mind”Soundtrack
Combat High1986TV Movie writer: “Burning Down The House”Soundtrack
Something Wild1986performer: “Loco de Amor” / writer: “Loco de Amor”Soundtrack
True Stories1986performer: “Road Song, “Freeway Son”, “Brownie’s Theme”, “Disco Hits!”, “Love Theme From True Stories”, “I Love Metal Buildings”, “Glass Operator”, “City Of Steel”, “Technological Love Story”, “844-WIFE”, “The Celebration Begins”, “The Stage Nears Completion Texas Tunes” / producer: “Cocktail Desperado”, “Road Song, “Freeway Son”, “Brownie’s Theme”, “Disco Hits!”, “Love Theme From True Stories”, “I Love Metal Buildings”, “Glass Operator”, “Mall Muzak”, “Dinner Music”, “City Of Steel”, “Festa ParSoundtrack
Down and Out in Beverly Hills1986writer: “ONCE IN A LIFETIME”Soundtrack
Revenge of the Nerds1984writer: “Burning Down the House”Soundtrack
Stop Making Sense1984Documentary writer: “Psycho Killer”, “Heaven”, “Thank You for Sending Me an Angel”, “Found a Job”, “Slippery People”, “Burning Down the House”, “Life During Wartime”, “Making Flippy Floppy”, “Swamp”, “What a Day That Was”, “This Must Be the Place Naive Melody”, “Once in a Lifetime”, “Girlfriend Is Better”, “Crosseyed and Painless”Soundtrack
Risky Business1983lyrics: “Swamp”Soundtrack
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983Short writer: “Burning Down The House”Soundtrack
America Is Waiting1981Short performer: “America is Waiting” / writer: “America is Waiting”Soundtrack
Mea Culpa1981Short writer: “Mea Culpa”Soundtrack
The Animals Film1981Documentary writer: “Mind” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime1981Video short writer: “Once In A Lifetime”Soundtrack
Top of the Pops1981TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Fear No Evil1981as Byrne, “Love Goes to a Building on Fire”, “Psycho Killer”Soundtrack
Empty Suitcases1980writer: “Psycho Killer” – uncreditedSoundtrack
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Times Square1980writer: “Life During Wartime”Soundtrack
Talking Heads in concerto1980TV Movie documentary writer: “Psycho Killer”, “Stay Hungry”, “Cities”, “I Zimbra”, “Drugs”, “Crosseyed and Painless”, “Life During Wartime”, “Houses in Motion”, “Born Under Punches The Heat Goes On”, “The Great Curve”Soundtrack
This Must Be the Place2011Composer
Big Love2007TV Series 12 episodesComposer
Independent Lens2006TV Series documentary 1 episodeComposer
Young Adam2003Composer
In Spite of Wishing and Wanting2002Composer
A Day in the Life of an Artist2000ShortComposer
The Last Words1999ShortComposer
Between the Teeth1994DocumentaryComposer
Married to the Mob1988Composer
Alive from Off Center1988TV Series 1 episodeComposer
Talking Heads: Storytelling Giant1988VideoComposer
The Last Emperor1987Composer
True Stories1986Composer
Stop Making Sense1984DocumentaryComposer
The Catherine Wheel1982TV MovieComposer
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World2016Documentary musician: guitarMusic Department
Psychedelic Afternoon2013Short performed byMusic Department
Into the Abyss2011Documentary musician: guitarMusic Department
This Must Be the Place2011musician: vocalsMusic Department
P.O.V.2007TV Series documentary composer – 1 episodeMusic Department
Wired Science2007TV Series documentary music themeMusic Department
Young Adam2003music arranger: stringsMusic Department
Blue in the Face1995executive music producerMusic Department
Flying Blind1992-1993TV Series composer – 3 episodesMusic Department
The Simpsons2012TV SeriesPerformer – ‘Dream Operator’Actor
This Must Be the Place2011David ByrneActor
Lulu on the Bridge1998‘Laughing Man’ EscortActor
Checking Out1989BartenderActor
Trying Times1987TV SeriesByronActor
True Stories1986Narrator / Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads singerActor
Dead End Kids1986Minister (uncredited)Actor
Survival Guide1985TV MovieActor
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983ShortActor
Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime1981Video shortActor
Red Hot and Blue1990TV Movie segment “Don’t Fence Me In”Director
Îlé Aiyé1989Director
Talking Heads: Storytelling Giant1988VideoDirector
True Stories1986Director
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983ShortDirector
Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime1981Video shortDirector
Between the Teeth1994DocumentaryDirector
Îlé Aiyé1989writerWriter
True Stories1986Writer
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983ShortWriter
Contemporary Color2016Documentary producerProducer
Umbabarauma1989Short executive producerProducer
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983Short producerProducer
Stop Making Sense1984Documentary lighting designCamera Department
Talking Heads: Burning Down the House1983ShortEditor
Stop Making Sense1984Documentary re-recording supervisorSound Department
Stop Making Sense1984Documentary conceived for the stage byMiscellaneous
On the Road2012thanksThanks
Public Access2010Short special thanksThanks
The God Who Wasn’t There2005Documentary special thanksThanks
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentary special thanks – 1 episodeThanks
Meu Tio Matou um Cara2004special thanks: productionThanks
She Hate Me2004thanksThanks
The Truth About Charlie2002very special thanksThanks
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media1992Documentary acknowledgmentThanks
Paris Is Burning1990Documentary very special thanksThanks
Untitled Carl Jung Documentary2016Documentary filmingHimselfSelf
Contemporary Color2016DocumentarySelf
Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Temporary Color2015DocumentarySelf
StarTalk2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimselfSelf
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
61º Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián – Gala de clausura2013TV MovieHimself – Presenter: Best CinematographySelf
61º Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián – Gala de inauguración2013TV MovieHimself – Jury MemberSelf
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself – Musical GuestSelf
Beyond Ipanema2013TV SeriesHimself – PanelistSelf
Charlie Rose1997-2012TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Colbert Report2009-2012TV SeriesHimself – Guest / Himself – Musical GuestSelf
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
Under African Skies2012DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Space in Back of You2011DocumentaryMusicianSelf
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHimself – Singer / Songwriter and Musician / HimselfSelf
Ride, Rise, Roar2010DocumentarySelf
The 2009 Whitney Museum Gala2009TV MovieHimselfSelf
Beyond Ipanema2009DocumentaryHimselfSelf
O Homem que Engarrafava Nuvens2009DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The BackStage Pass2009VideoHimselfSelf
Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB2009DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Celia: The Queen2008DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Coração Vagabundo2008DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America’s New Song Movement2008DocumentaryHimselfSelf
By the Ways: A Journey with William Eggleston2007DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Absolute Wilson2006DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Fabricando Tom Zé2006DocumentaryDavid ByrneSelf
iPOP2006TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
TV Party2005Video documentarySelf
Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth2005Documentary shortHimselfSelf
MTV Video Music Brasil 20042004TV MovieHimself – PerformerSelf
Later… With Jools Holland1994-2004TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Simpsons2003TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Lubbock Lights2003DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Dinner for Five2003TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Inside the Actors Studio2003TV SeriesHimself – Audience MemberSelf
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)Self
Rage2002TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Austin City Limits2002TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Late Night with Conan O’Brien2001TV SeriesHimselfSelf
25 Years of Punk2001TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Latido Latino I: señas de identidad2001DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Latido Latino II: tiempos mestizos2001DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Art of Amália2000DocumentaryIntroduction (English version)Self
The Best of Sessions at West 54th, Volume 22000VideoHimselfSelf
American Masters1998TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Sessions at West 54th1997TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Sen kväll med Luuk1997TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Synesthesia1997TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Dancing Barefoot1995TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Rock Family Trees1995TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1995TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Between the Teeth1994DocumentarySelf
Unplugged1993TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Until the End of the World1991Himself in music video (uncredited)Self
Completely Pogued1991Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Red Hot and Blue1990TV MovieHimselfSelf
Decade1989TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Saturday Night Live1989TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
Heavy Petting1989DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Wired1988TV SeriesHimself – PerformerSelf
Kippevel1988TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Talking Heads: Storytelling Giant1988VideoHimselfSelf
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself – Winner: Best Original ScoreSelf
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll1987TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Tocata1987TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Kitchen Presents Two Moon July1986DocumentarySelf
Late Night with David Letterman1984-1986TV SeriesHimselfSelf
MTV Video Music Awards 19851985TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Stop Making Sense1984DocumentaryVocals and GuitarSelf
Talking Heads in concerto1980TV Movie documentaryVocals and GuitarSelf
The South Bank Show1979TV Series documentarySelf
Never Mind the Sex Pistols, Here’s the Bollocks1978ShortHimselfSelf
The Blank Generation1976DocumentaryHImself (lead singer, Talking Heads)Self
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself – The Talking HeadsArchive Footage
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
La mandrágora2007TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
Keskiyön auringon kuvat1987TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage

David Byrne Awards

2012DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)This Must Be the Place (2011)Won
2012DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Song (Migliore Canzone)This Must Be the Place (2011)Won
2008BMI Cable AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsBig Love (2006)Won
1989GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or TelevisionThe Last Emperor (1987)Won
1988OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreThe Last Emperor (1987)Won
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score – Motion PictureThe Last Emperor (1987)Won
1987LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest MusicThe Last Emperor (1987)Won
2012DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)This Must Be the Place (2011)Nominated
2012DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Song (Migliore Canzone)This Must Be the Place (2011)Nominated
2008BMI Cable AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsBig Love (2006)Nominated
1989GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or TelevisionThe Last Emperor (1987)Nominated
1988OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreThe Last Emperor (1987)Nominated
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score – Motion PictureThe Last Emperor (1987)Nominated
1987LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest MusicThe Last Emperor (1987)Nominated