Henry Rollins Bio, Age, Marriage, Net Worth, Media, Featured Movies, Movies, Activism, Music Album

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Henry Lawrence Bio

Henry Lawrence Garfield better known by his stage name Henry Rollins, is an American musician, actor, writer, television and radio host, and comedian. He was born on February 13, 1961

Henry Lawrence

He hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW, and is a regular columnist for Rolling Stone Australia and was a regular columnist for LA Weekly.

After performing in the short-lived Washington, D.C. band State of Alert in 1980, Rollins fronted the California hardcore punk band Black Flag from August 1981 until mid-1986. Following the band’s breakup, Rollins established the record label and publishing company 2.13.61 to release his spoken word albums, and formed the Rollins Band, which toured with a number of lineups from 1987 until 2003, and during 2006.

Henry Rollins Age

He is 59 years old as of 2019, having been born on February 13, 1961.

Henry Rollins Height and Weight

He has an estimated height of about 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) and a weight of 176 lbs (80 kg).

Henry Rollins Education

In the fourth grade, he was diagnosed with hyperactivity and took Ritalin for several years so that he could focus during school.
He attended The Bullis School, then an all-male preparatory school in Potomac, Maryland.

Henry Rollins photo

Henry Rollins Family

Rollins was born in Washington, D.C., the only child of Iris and Paul Garfield. Rollins is of Jewish ancestry through his father. His great-grandfather Henry Luban (born Henach Luban) fled from the East Latvian town of Rēzekne, then part of the Russian Empire, into the United States.

Henry Rollins Wife/Marriage

Sources have it that Henry Rollins expressed his dissatisfaction with homosexual magazines that repeatedly interviewed him with the belief that he must be gay; according to him, there is nobody on earth that is as obviously un-gay as he is. It is also said that the former Black Flag frontman has not cultivated any romantic relationship with the opposite sex and as a result, has remained childless till date.

On his own part, Henry sees himself as a loner who has no desire for a wife or even to father a few kids. He simply prefers his own company and is comfortable with doing things alone, but that does not mean that the former punk legend dislikes people. In fact, he really connects with people when and if he decides to socialize but more often than not he walks alone.

Henry Rollins Net Worth

He has a net worth of $13 million, gained as a musician, writer, actor and journalist.

Henry Rollins Career

Rollins developed an interest in punk rock after he and his friend Ian MacKaye procured a copy of The Ramones’ eponymous debut album; he later described it as “Akin to shooting heroin.” From 1979 to 1980, Rollins was working as a roadie for Washington bands, including Teen Idles.

At an impromptu show in a New York bar, Black Flag’s vocalist Dez Cadena allowed Rollins to sing “Clocked In”, a song Rollins had asked the band to play in light of the fact that he had to drive back to Washington, D.C. to begin work.

Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Rollins got the Black Flag logo tattooed on his left biceps and also on the back of his neck, chose the stage name of Rollins, a surname he and MacKaye had used as teenagers.

Rollins later said: “That really scared me. It freaked me out that an adult would do that. My little eyes were opened big time.” Before concerts, as the others of the band tuned up, Rollins would stride about the stage dressed only in a pair of black shorts, grinding his teeth; to focus before the show, he would squeeze a pool ball.

During a show in England, Rollins assaulted a member of the audience who attacked Ginn; Ginn later scolded Rollins, calling him a “Macho asshole”.

Along with Haskett, Rollins soon added Andrew Weiss and Sim Cain, both former members of Ginn’s side-project Gone, and called the new group Rollins Band.

Rollins later explained: “What I was doing kind of matched the vibe of the music. The music was intense and, well, I was as intense as you needed.” In both incarnations of the Rollins Band, Rollins combined spoken word with his traditional vocal style in songs such as “Liar”, barked his way through songs, and employed the loud-quiet dynamic.

Henry Rollins Media

As Rollins rose to prominence with the Rollins Band, he began to present and appear on television.

Rollins, busy with the Rollins Band, did not present more programs until 2001, but made appearances on a number of other television shows, including Welcome to Paradox in 1998 in the episode “All Our Sins Forgotten”, as a therapist who develops a device that can erase the bad memories of his patients.

The Henry Rollins Show is now[when?] being shown weekly on Film24 along with Henry Rollins Uncut.

In 2002, Rollins guest-starred on an episode of the sitcom The Drew Carey Show as a man whom Oswald found on eBay and paid to come to his house and “Kick his ass”.

In November 2013, Rollins started hosting the show 10 Things You Don’t Know About on the History Channel’s H2. In 2014, he voiced the antagonist Zaheer in the third season of the animated series The Legend of Korra.

In late 2005, Rollins announced the show’s return and began the first episode by playing the show’s namesake Buzzcocks song.

On February 18, 2009, KCRW announced that Rollins would be hosting a live show on Saturday nights starting March 7, 2009, which has since been moved to Sunday nights at 8PM. In 2011 Rollins was interviewed on Episode 121 of American Public Media’s podcast, “The Dinner Party Download”, posted on November 3, 2011.

Henry Rollins Featured Movies

  • Kiss Napoleon Goodbye (1990), with Lydia Lunch and Don Bajema
  • Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey (1994), with Frank Miller
  • The Chase (1994), with Charlie Sheen
  • Johnny Mnemonic (1995), with Keanu Reeves, Ice-T and Dolph Lundgren
  • Heat (1995), with Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer
  • Lost Highway (1997), with Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette; directed by David Lynch
  • Jack Frost (1998), with Michael Keaton
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) (voice), with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill
  • Morgan’s Ferry (2001), with Billy Zane and Kelly McGillis
  • Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001 documentary)
  • Scenes of the Crime (2001), with Jeff Bridges
  • The New Guy (2002), with Tommy Lee and DJ Qualls
  • Jackass The Movie (2002) with Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera
  • Bad Boys II (2003) with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence
  • A House on a Hill (2003) with Philip Baker Hall and Laura San Giacomo
  • Deathdealer: A Documentary (2004)
  • Feast (2005), with Balthazar Getty and Navi Rawat
  • The Alibi (2006)
  • Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
  • The Devil’s Tomb (2009), with Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ron Perlman
  • H for Hunger (2009 documentary), directed by Neil Hollander
  • William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet (2009 documentary)
  • Suck (2009), with Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and Malcolm McDowell
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011) (voice) as Kilowog
  • West of Memphis (2012 documentary)
  • Downloaded (2013 documentary)
  • Salad Days (2014 documentary)
  • He Never Died (2015), with Steven Ogg and Booboo Stewart
  • Gutterdämmerung (2015), with Iggy Pop and Grace Jones, directed by Björn Tagemose
  • The Last Heist (2016)

Henry Rollins Movies

Year

Title

Role

2018

Mr. Pickles

Govt. Agent Commander

2017

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters

Mickey Simmons, Prison Guard

2016

Sheriff Callie’s Wild West

Speedy Silverado

2014

The Legend of Korra

Zaheer

2014

Uncle Grandpa

Skeletony

2010–2016

Adventure Time

Bob Rainicorn / Cookie Man

2010

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Robotman

2009

American Dad!

Trucker

2006

Shorty McShorts’ Shorts

Skylar

2004

Teen Titans

Johnny Rancid

1999–2001

Batman Beyond

Mad Stan

Henry Rollins Activism

Rollins has become an outspoken human rights activist, most vocally for gay rights.

Rollins has cited this as the main catalyst of his “Anti-homophobia.” Rollins frequently speaks out on justice on his spoken word tours and promotes equality, regardless of sexuality.

During the Iraq War, he started touring with the United Service Organizations to entertain troops overseas while remaining against the war, leading him to once cause a stir at a base in Kyrgyzstan when he told the crowd: “Your commander would never lie to you. That’s the vice president’s job.” Rollins believes it is important that he performs to the troops so that they have multiple points of contact with the other parts of the world, stating that “They can get really cut loose from planet earth.” He has made eight tours, including visits to bases in Djibouti, Kuwait, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Honduras, Japan, Korea and the United Arab Emirates.

Rollins appears with Public Enemy frontman Chuck D on the Black Flag song “Rise Above” on the benefit album Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three, the first time Rollins had performed Black Flag’s material since 1986.

Continuing his activism on behalf of US troops and veterans, Rollins joined Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America in 2008 to launch a public service advertisement campaign, CommunityofVeterans.org, which helps veterans coming home from war reintegrate into their communities.

In April 2009, Rollins helped IAVA launch the second phase of the campaign which engages the friends and family of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans at SupportYourVet.org.

In a later radio interview in February 2010 Rollins summed up his approach to activism, “This is where my anger takes me, to places like this, not into abuse but into proactive, clean movement.” Rollins is an advocate for the legalization of cannabis.

Henry Rollins Music Album

  • Henry Rollins Says He Can’t Eat Spicy Food, Does It Anyway: Watch
    BY: MATTHEW STRAUSS
  • Watch Henry Rollins Read, Scream About Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
    BY: EVAN MINSKER
    JUNE 18 2016
  • Hannibal Buress, Henry Rollins to Host 9:30 Club TV Show Featuring Jesus & Mary Chain, El Vy, Youth Lagoon, More
    BY: JAZZ MONROE
    FEBRUARY 9 2016
  • Henry Rollins and Stephen Colbert Sing Headbanging Version of “Carol of the Bells”
    BY: JEREMY GORDON
    DECEMBER 17 2015
  • Dinosaur Jr. Perform With Jeff Tweedy, Henry Rollins
    BY: MATTHEW STRAUSS
    DECEMBER 6 2015
  • Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Josh Homme, Slash, Lemmy, More in New Trailer for Silent Film Gutterdämmerung
    BY: ZOE CAMP
    OCTOBER 28 2015
  • Savages Enlist Henry Rollins for Album Trailer
    BY: JAZZ MONROE
    AUGUST 19 2015
  • Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Henry Rollins to Star in Silent Movie Gutterdämmerung
    BY: EVAN MINSKER
    JULY 15 2015
  • Kim Gordon Details Thurston Moore Split, Trashes Courtney Love, Billy Corgan in Memoir
    BY: JEREMY GORDON
    FEBRUARY 3 2015
  • Henry Rollins Writes Column Apologizing for Suicide Criticism, Thanks Readers for Angry Letters
    BY: EVAN MINSKER
    AUGUST 25 2014
  • Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Criticism
    BY: EVAN MINSKER
    AUGUST 23 2014
  • Henry Rollins Criticizes Robin Williams in “Fuck Suicide” Essay
    BY: JEREMY GORDON

Henry Rollins Trump

Henry Rollins was just featured as a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience for a second time, and of course, the Black Flag legend had a lot to say. In conversation with Rogan, the punk rock orator criticized President Trump’s recent meeting with Vladimir Putin and offered advice on how individuals can make the world better through small acts.

Rollins appeared on Rogan’s podcast to promote his new Showtime special, Keep Talking, Pal. When talking to his audience, Rollins readily offers solutions instead of dwelling in the misery of what the crowd may find troubling, politically or societally. “To my audience, don’t propose a problem — ‘Well, [Trump] sucks. Thanks, goodnight.’ Don’t give them a Gordian Knot unless you can go, ‘Actually it’s not a Gordian Knot. Here’s three ways to get out of this burning wreck.’”

Rollins continues by detailing how he spoke to his audience after Trump’s election, “Gay people are on the endangered species list. Brown people, black people, people with ovaries — these are all on the ‘you’re screwed’ list. Instead of becoming depressed, let’s get up and start doing more benefits. Now your words matter, your actions matter; how you stick up for your LGBT friends really matters now, how you stick up for women, how you stick up for racial equality, equality in the workplace, how you check yourself when you ‘vou le vou’ with other people. Words matter, actions matter more than ever. To me, it’s an exciting time to show how great you can be, ‘cause now it’s all on the line.”

As for Trump’s controversial summit with Putin in July, Rollins was highly critical of the American president. “Never in my life have I ever watched an American president and thought, ‘I could have done better in that situation.’ There’s presidents I’ve had nothing but disagreements with, but they were way better for the job than I ever could be,” Rollins describes. “I look at this guy and go like, ‘Man, you just got played.’”

“Donald Trump is a guy who gets consistently played, rolled. He got played by his wife, he got played by Paul Manafort, he got played by Kim Jong-un, he got played like Jimi Hendrix at Monterey by Vladimir Putin.”

Check out the clip of Henry Rollins speaking above and head over to the Joe Rogan Experience YouTube channel to watch Rollins’ full appearance. Keep Talking, Pal premieres tonight (Aug. 10) on Showtime at 10PM ET.

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