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Craig Wedren

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Most widely known for his Freddie Mercury-esque vocal acrobatics because the frontman of Shudder to believe, Craig Wedren in addition has produced and recorded with additional artists, furthermore to penning music for films. Although Shudder to believe continues to be associated with the Washington D.C. hardcore (afterwards emo) picture, Wedren didn’t live in the region until he was 16 — previously surviving in NY (where he was created) and in a suburb of Cleveland known as Shaker Heights. While still in senior high school, Wedren started documenting with schoolmate (and eventual Shudder bandmate) Nathan Larson, before he was asked to test for an area hardcore music group, called Stooge. As the initial few tryouts weren’t specifically guaranteeing, further rehearsals with Wedren improved, leading to the music group (which also included bassist Stuart Hill, guitarist Chris Matthews, and drummer Mike Russell) changing their name to Shudder to believe. 1989 saw the discharge from the group’s debut discharge, Curse, Spells, Voodoo, Mooses, prior to the quartet agreed upon using the renowned D.C. indie label Dischord, and released such further produces as 1990s Ten Place, 1991’s Funeral at the films, and 1992’s GET A Goat. Musically with each record, the music group shifted further from their hardcore/emo origins, and much more towards an artier, also prog-based direction. Immediately after, fifty percent of the music group divide to pursue additional professions, while Wedren relocated back to NYC, to attend performing school and storyline his following move. But Shudder to believe was rekindled once again when Wedren’s aged pal Larson wanted to fill up the group’s open up guitar slot machine (Hill remained up to speed, while fresh drummer Adam Wade authorized on aswell), and led to a major-label cope with Epic. The brand new lineup of Shudder to believe released Pony Express Record in 1994, and were in relation to breakthrough achievement (despite their demanding design sounding like nothing at all on MTV/radio at that time), while Wedren attempted his hands at generating others, including a set of albums for Wedding cake Like, Great tasting and Bruiser Queen. But after their assisting tour covered up, Wedren was identified as having Hodgkin’s Disease, which place the music group on keep while he received treatment. With the problem in remission, Wedren was sufficiently to return towards the music group, and despite issuing an excellent follow-up, 1997’s 50,000 B.C., the recording sank with out a track. Wedren and his bandmates after that shifted their focus on soundtrack work, because they do two total soundtracks (Large Art as well as the all-star First Like, Last Rites), in addition to contributing songs to Velvet Goldmine, which surfaced in 1998. This might end up being the final gasp for Shudder to believe, nevertheless, as Larson’s leave from the music group signaled their end. Wedren resurfaced on additional artist’s recordings (the Verve Pipe’s self-titled launch), in addition to supplying a single song towards the soundtrack for Right down to You. In the first 21st hundred years, Wedren composed the complete rating for the strike Jack Black humor, THE INSTITUTION of Rock, in addition to penning a tune for the soundtrack, “Heal Me, I’m Heartsick.” Additionally, Wedren shaped a new music group, Baby, which released a self-titled EP in 2002 through their website (www.babynyc.com) and penned the rating for another film, P.S..

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Full Name Craig Wedren
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Spouse Meggan Lennon
Music Groups Shudder to Think
Music Songs Higher and Higher / Wind, Sisters Of The Moon, Streetwalking, Do You Harm, Fifteen Minutes Late, Born Curious, Balls of Fury, She Don't Sleep, Rain Diamonds, Alone in Love, When Your Man Is Wild, Crush You, One Man's Heart, Wet Hot American Summer, Backwards from Three, Night Is Over, Wanna Drive?, Make Me Hurt You, Love Among Ruins, Poolkiss, O My Child, Two Feet Firm, Mexico Pt 3, Didn't Mean to Do You Harm, Ladyghost, Betún, Forgive Me Love, Baby You're Gone, Rectory Girl, Morning Makeup, Birthplace of Spaghetti, Flannel Exchange Program
Albums Lapland, Pony Express Record, First Love, Last Rites, High Art, Curses, Spells, Voodoo, Mooses, Wand, Night Vision - A New Third to First World Vampyre Opera
Nominations Satellite Award for Best Original Score
Movies Wet Hot American Summer, School of Rock, Wanderlust, Role Models, Velvet Goldmine, The Ten, Roger Dodger, Reno 911!: Miami, They Came Together, High Art, Laurel Canyon, Thanks for Sharing, Afternoon Delight, Search Party, How to Be a Latin Lover, I Love You, Man, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, Boxers and Ballerinas, Lucky Them, First Love, Last Rites, XX, Beautiful Ohio, Una Hora Por Favora, P.S., On Mediation


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am a Wolf, You Are the Moon 2016 Video short musician: vocals, guitar, keys
The Invitation 2015/I vocalist
Afternoon Delight 2013 composer: additional music - as Craig Wedren & Pink Ape
Burning Love 2012-2013 TV Series composer - 28 episodes
Thanks for Sharing 2012 composer: additional music
The Civil War on Drugs 2011 composer: theme music
The Whitest Kids U'Know 2007-2009 TV Series composer - 40 episodes
Wainy Days 2007-2009 TV Series composer - 31 episodes
The State 1993-2009 TV Series composer - 27 episodes
Reno 911! 2003-2008 TV Series composer - 73 episodes
Beautiful Ohio 2006 musician
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie 2004 Video vocal coach
P.S. 2004 music arranger: strings
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 vocal coach
Laurel Canyon 2002 additional score mixer
Roger Dodger 2002 score mixer
Wet Hot American Summer 2001 score producer
The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special 1995 TV Movie composer: theme music

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thank You for Coming 2017 Documentary post-production
How to Be a Latin Lover 2017 post-production
Powerless 2017 TV Series 1 episode post-production
XX 2017
Blunt Talk 2015-2016 TV Series 20 episodes
On Meditation 2016 TV Movie documentary
I Am a Wolf, You Are the Moon 2016 Video short
The Second Sound Barrier 2016 Short
I Shudder 2016 TV Movie
Fresh Off the Boat 2015 TV Series 18 episodes
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp 2015 TV Series 8 episodes
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot 2015 Documentary
Search Party 2014
A to Z 2014 TV Series 4 episodes
The Mystery Language of the Initiates 2014 original music by
They Came Together 2014
Lucky Them 2013
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 2012-2013 TV Series 20 episodes
Afternoon Delight 2013
Candybar 2012 Short
Delivery 2012/III Short
Burning Love 2012 TV Series 2012
Wanderlust 2012
Una Hora Por Favora 2011 Short
Hung 2009-2011 TV Series 27 episodes
United States of Tara 2010-2011 TV Series 24 episodes
The Making of by the People: The Election of Barack Obama 2010 Video documentary short
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama 2009 Documentary
The State 1993-2009 TV Series 14 episodes
Role Models 2008
Wainy Days 2007 TV Series 13 episodes
Reno 911!: Miami 2007
The Ten 2007
Beautiful Ohio 2006
Stella 2005 TV Series 10 episodes
The Baxter 2005
Boxers and Ballerinas 2004 Documentary
P.S. 2004
Reno 911! 2003 TV Series 4 episodes
School of Rock 2003
Laurel Canyon 2002
Roger Dodger 2002
Wet Hot American Summer 2001
Wonderland 2000 TV Series 1 episode
Velvet Goldmine 1998
High Art 1998 as Shudder to Think
First Love, Last Rites 1997
The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special 1995 TV Movie
Aisle Six 1992 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spy 2015 producer: "Who Can You Trust" / writer: "Who Can You Trust"
The Invitation 2015/I performer: "Baby You're Gone", "O My Child" / writer: "Baby You're Gone", "O My Child"
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013 producer: "Step Out" / writer: "Step Out"
Wanderlust 2012 writer: "Get Your Body", "Ways Of The Wind"
About Cherry 2012 performer: "Up All Night" / writer: "Giddyup", "Up All Night"
Stella: Live in Boston 2009 Video documentary "Chusen Kalah Mazel Tov", "Higher and Higher" / writer: "Higher and Higher"
Hung 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wainy Days 2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Balls of Fury 2007 performer: "Balls Of Fury" / producer: "Balls Of Fury" / writer: "Bondage", "Balls Of Fury"
Reno 911!: Miami 2007 performer: "Miami Corazones De La Calle", "Lost Driving", "Cal EX", "Giddy Giddy Up Filo & Peri Remix" / writer: "Miami Corazones De La Calle", "Miami Nights", "Lost Driving", "Giddy Giddy Up Filo & Peri Remix", "Bleep"
The Ten 2007 performer: "El Fuego Mi Amor", "Two Feet Firm", "Catscan", "Dummy", "Forgive Me Love" / writer: "El Fuego Mi Amor", "Two Feet Firm", "Catscan", "Dummy", "Forgive Me Love"
The Ex 2006 performer: "Somethin's Goin' Down" / writer: "Somethin's Goin' Down"
The Baxter 2005 performer: "On", "When Your Man is Wild", "B-L-U-E" / producer: "On", "When Your Man is Wild", "Fall In", "Don't Tell", "B-L-U-E", "Born Curious", "Hopeful" / writer: "On", "When Your Man is Wild", "Fall In", "Don't Tell", "B-L-U-E", "Born Curious", "Hopeful"
School of Rock 2003 "Heal Me, I'm Heartsick"
Reno 911! 2003 TV Series "Reno 911! theme"
The Secret Lives of Dentists 2002 performer: "Are We" / writer: "Are We"
Roger Dodger 2002 "As I Want You", "LA Teen", "20/20", "Glock", "Wonder", "Whistle & Hop", "Flesh Out", "Tell Me Lover", "Angel", "He-Haw", "Chinese New Year" / performer: "As I Want You", "LA Teen", "20/20", "Glock", "Wonder", "Whistle & Hop", "Flesh Out", "Tell Me Lover", "Angel", "He-Haw", "Chinese New Year" / writer: "As I Want You", "LA Teen", "20/20", "Glock", "Wonder", "Whistle & Hop", "Flesh Out", "Tell Me Lover", "Angel", "He-Haw", "Chinese New Year"
Wet Hot American Summer 2001 performer: "Backwards from Three", "Wet Hot American Supper", "Higher and Higher" / writer: "Backwards from Three", "Wet Hot American Supper", "Higher and Higher"
Down to You 2000 performer: "The Devil Made Me Sing to You", "Didn't Mean To Do You Harm" / writer: "The Devil Made Me Sing to You", "Didn't Mean To Do You Harm"
Velvet Goldmine 1998 writer: "The Ballad of Maxwell Demon"
High Art 1998 writer: "The Walk", "Cracktub", "Dominoes", "Gum Grinder", "Hot Gazpacho", "Battlesoaked Remix", "Fools"
The State 1993 TV Series "Boys and Girls - Action!"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
They Came Together 2014 Saxophone Player (uncredited)
Wanderlust 2012 The Elysium Band
Wainy Days 2008-2009 TV Series Cable Head / Jim Naybor
I Love You, Man 2009 Wedding Band Member
The Ten 2007 Naked Guy
Kung Faux 2003 TV Series Voice Over / Various
High Art 1998 Shudder to Think (uncredited)
The State 1995 TV Series Various
Aisle Six 1992 Short Football Player

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am a Wolf, You Are the Moon 2016 Video short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Invitation 2015/I special thanks
Another Earth 2011 special thanks
The Kids Are All Right 2010 special thanks
Love God 1997 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly 2011 TV Series Himself
Pancake Mountain 2006 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The School of Rock (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score Roger Dodger (2002)


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