The maestro was born on December 7, 1949 in Pomona, California. As near as I can tell things ain't much been the same since. He's saved the lives of a million drunks, losers and beats from just North of the freeway to just East of Saturday Night. His blood runs thin with moonshine and thick with nostalgia. There will never be another Tom Waits...and if there was Ol' Tom would just smile, spit and hand out a whuppin.

To the best of my knowledge... his discography is as follows (in acutely appendacital scatterological transographic order):

He's also appeared in the following films, usually as some variation of that beat-up old dog that somebody fed nails and bullets and you best not fuck with...

  1. In the Boom Boom Room
  2. Mystery Men
  3. Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight
  4. Short Cuts
  5. Coffee and Cigarettes III
  6. Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman In Carver Country (short title)
  7. Bram Stoker's Dracula
  8. "Fishing with John" (1991 TV Series)
  9. At Play in the Fields of the Lord
  10. The Fisher King
  11. Queens Logic
  12. The Two Jakes
  13. Mystery Train
  14. Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale
  15. Cold Feet
  16. Big Time
  17. Candy Mountain
  18. Ironweed
  19. Down by Law
  20. The Cotton Club
  21. The Outsiders
  22. Rumble Fish
  23. Poetry in Motion
  24. Wolfen
  25. Paradise Alley
  26. voice work for Shrek 2