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Mike Viola

Biography

Power pop vocalist/guitarist Mike Viola was created and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and had self-released a single recording before teaming with schoolmate Todd Foulsham within the short-lived ’80s music group Snap! Viola and Foulsham after that relocated to NEW YORK and shaped the Chocolate Butchers; Viola also used local pop rings including Ivy plus they MAY BE Giants’ John Flansburgh’s part task Mono Puff. With Ivy’s Adam Schlesinger, he co-wrote and sang the Grammy-winning name music to Tom Hanks’ 1996 rock and roll & roll humor, That Thing ONE DOES! That same yr, the Chocolate Butchers authorized to Blue Thumb and released their debut EP, Live at La Bonbonniere. The duo’s self-titled debut LP proceeded to go unreleased after Blue Thumb proceeded to go bankrupt, nevertheless, and in 1999 the Chocolate Butchers finally arrived on the Sony affiliate marketer RPM to concern Falling Into Place. In 2004, RPM released Hold on Mike, once again credited to Chocolate Butchers. Viola proceeded to go completely independent by 2005, launching his next record, the live single acoustic collection RIGHT BEFORE Dark, by himself HELLO Monkey label. Released in 2006, CREATING Time included previously unreleased archival recordings of Candy Butchers, 1994-1998. In 2007, Viola released another archival disk, Temple of Static, a assortment of music and studio room whimsy he previously documented in 2001, accompanied by the studio room albums Lurch (2007) and Electro de Perfecto (2012).

Quick Facts


Full Name Mike Viola
Date Of Birth September 26, 1966
Profession Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Music Songs Soundtrack of My Summer, Closet Cutter, Just Before Dark, A Way to Say Goodbye, El Mundo de Perfecto, Girly Worm, Stairway To Paradise, Here's the Rub, Good Ideas Grow on Trees, Sandi Bright, Field of Guns N' Roses, Get You Back, Me and My Drinking, Rowing Song, The Strawberry Blonde, When the Stars Are Against You, Sound of My Own Voice, Number Crunch, Clusterfuck, Maybe, Maybe Not, When I Hold You in My Arms, 279 East 10th Street, That Part of Me Is Dead, Secret Radio, Columbus Day Parade, Thing in C, I'm Your Dog, You're Alright but You Never Admit When You're Wrong, Snowman in Tompkins Park, Primary Care Giver, Dangerously Close, All Bent Out of Shape
Albums Pure McCartney, Electro de Perfecto, Falling into Place, Acousto De Perfecto, Lurch, Play with Your Head, Just Before Dark, Temple of Static, Let's Get Christmas, Live at La Bonbonniere, Stairway To Paradise, Let's Get Serious
Movies That's What She Said, Get Him to the Greek


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Morning Show 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jenny Lewis: She's Not Me 2015 Video short performer: "She's Not Me"
Australian Story 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sex Tape 2014 performer: "So Much Better" / writer: "So Much Better"
Fun Size 2012 writer: "HOMEROOM LADY"
Voices Reaching Out 2012 TV Movie writer: "You Won't Let Me"
Sunrise 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Current Affair 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bunheads 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
That's What She Said 2012/I arranger: "Hot and Hazy", "That's Not Bad For A Girl", "Loving You Baby", "Jube", "Surprise Surprise", "C.P.M.", "Here Kitty Kitty", "Real Love" / performer: "Hot and Hazy", "That's Not Bad For A Girl", "All Wrong", "Loving You Baby", "Jube", "Surprise Surprise", "C.P.M.", "Here Kitty Kitty", "Hand Of God", "Real Love" / producer: "Hot and Hazy", "That's Not Bad For A Girl", "Loving You Baby", "Jube", "Surprise Surprise", "C.P.M.", "Here Kitty Kitty", "Real Love" / writer: "Hot and Hazy", "That'
Get Him to the Greek 2010 writer: "African Child Trapped In Me", "The Clap", "Little Bird", "Furry Walls"
Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 writer: "What to Do with Michael" - as Michael Viola
Smother 2008/II performer: "Bed By the Water", "Say Goodbye"
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 writer: "A Life Without You Is No Life At All", "Darling", " I Hate You Big Daddy", "Let Me Hold You Little Man", "Beautiful Ride", "Sir Ringe the Marshmallow Elephant", "Who Wants to Party!", "Weeping on the Inside"
In the Land of Women 2007 performer: "Leisure Time", "Blending In" / writer: "Leisure Time", "Blending In"
Zero Effect 1998 writer: "Till You Die"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jenny Lewis: She's Not Me 2015 Video short music producer, guitar, piano
Danny Collins 2015 additional vocals
That's What She Said 2012/I music editor
American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art 2009 Documentary composer: additional music
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 music consultant
That Thing You Do! 1996 additional vocalist

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pure McCartney 2013 Lead vocal, piano (singing voice)
Get Him to the Greek 2010 Furry Walls Rhythm Guitarist

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to Inspiration 2015
That's What She Said 2012/I

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Time of Your Life 1999 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Get Him to the Greek (2010) · Dan Bern


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