John Doe

Singer + Songwriter + Guitarist
Born Feb 25, 1954

John Doe is an American singer, songwriter, actor, poet, guitarist and bass player. Doe founded the much-praised L.A. punk band X, of which he is still an active member. His musical performances and compositions span the rock, country and folk music genres. As an actor, he has dozens of television appearances and several movies to his credit, including the role of Jeff Parker in the television series Roswell.… Read More

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1953 Birth Born on February 25, 1953.


1976 23 Years Old Doe moved to Los Angeles, California, and in 1976 met guitar player Billy Zoom through an ad in the local free weekly paper, The Recycler. … Read More
1980 27 Years Old Doe was born in Decatur, Illinois. He was married to fellow X member Exene Cervenka between 1980 and 1985.


1984 31 Years Old With Dave Alvin, he co-wrote two of the songs on the Blasters' 1984 album Hard Line, "Just Another Sunday" and "Little Honey". … Read More
1987 34 Years Old He remarried in 1987, later revealing to Adam Carolla in a podcast in September 2011 that he currently resides in Fairfax, California (in the San Francisco Bay Area) with his wife Gigi Blair and three daughters. … Read More
1992 39 Years Old In the 1992 movie The Bodyguard (starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston), it is Doe's version of "I Will Always Love You" that plays on the jukebox when Costner's and Houston's characters are dancing. … Read More


1998 45 Years Old He co-wrote and played on the song "Lobotomy" with Tyler Willman for the eponymous 1998 debut studio album of the band Calm Down Juanita.


2007 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Doe took part in Todd Haynes's 2007 movie I'm Not There, recording two Bob Dylan covers, "Pressing On" and "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine." … Read More
2008 55 Years Old He then joined with Eddie Vedder on a mix of the song "Golden State" in 2008. "The Meanest Man in the World" by Doe was featured in Season 4 of the television series Friday Night Lights and included on the second soundtrack album. … Read More
2011 58 Years Old Doe contributed a cover of "Peggy Sue Got Married" to the 2011 tribute album Rave on Buddy Holly.


2016 63 Years Old His latest solo record, The Westerner, was released in 2016. … Read More
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