Musicians In Movies/TV

Musicians In Movies/TV: Dave Grohl


Dave Grohl is everywhere these days. From being in Foo Fighters, to his documentary projects, organizing the Cal Jam festival, as well as being a husband and father, how does he have the time. In addition to all that was mentioned he also finds time to make appearances in movies and TV. Check out these times Dave has made his presence known.


Tenacious D- The Pick Of Destiny (Dave as Satan):


Tenacious D- Tribute (Dave as Satan):


The X-Files (small cameo):


The Muppets (as Animool):


Dave also had small parts on Comedy Central’s Drunk History as well as the short lived show Ghost Ghirls, and Denis Leary’s Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll.

Musicians In TV/Film: Maynard James Keenan


Maynard James Keenan of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer is one of the most eclectic musicians/performers around these days. In addition to his music, wine making, and books, Maynard has been known to dabble a bit in film and TV. The following are a few of the times you might have seen Maynard on screen.


Crank 2 High Voltage:


Comedy Bang Bang:


Mr Show:


Bikini Bandits:




Sleeping Dogs Lie (short film):

Musicians In Film/TV: Jerry Cantrell


I’ve been compiling a list of all the movies and tv shows that musicians have guested on or starred in. I thought that this would be a fun thing to look into.

The first person I thought of was Jerry Cantrell and his quick role in Jerry Maguire. The line he says to Tom Cruise’s Jerry ” That’s how you become great man… Hang your balls out there,” is really quite poignant. Anyways, here are a few times Jerry has been seen on the big and small screens.

Quick side note, Jerry was also director Cameron Crowe’s first choice for the role of Stillwater bass player Larry Fellows in Almost Famous. Jerry was busy writing the songs for his solo album Degradation Trip and had to turn the role down.

Jerry Maguire:




Alice In Chains- The Nona Tapes (Jerry as Nona Weisbaum: