Doe, John 1954–

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DOE, John 1954


Original name, John N. Duchac; born February 25, 1954, in Decatur, IL; married Exene Cervenka (a musician and lead singer of the band X; divorced); married Gigi Blair, 1987.

Addresses: Contact P.O. Box 1732, Frazier Park, CA 93225.

Career: Actor and musician. Cofounder and member of X (a punk rock band).


Film Appearances:

(With X) Urgh! A Music War, Lorimar, 1981.

(With X) The Decline of Western Civilization, 1981.

Himself, The Unheard Music (also known as X: The Unheard Music ), 1986.

Roberto, restaurant owner, Salvador, Hemdale Film Corporation, 1986.

Drunk at club, 3:15 (also known as 3:15 a Time to Die and 3:15 the Moment of Truth ), 1986.

Gilbert, Slamdance (also known as Slam Dance ), Island, 1987.

Dean, Border Radio, Pacific Arts, 1987.

Pat McGurn, Road House, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1989.

J. W. Brown, Great Balls of Fire!, Orion, 1989.

Himself, Without You I'm Nothing, M.C.E.G., 1990.

Peter Downs, A Matter of Degrees, Prism Entertainment, 1990.

Cab driver, Liquid Dreams, Academy Entertainment, 1992.

Joe Mosely, Roadside Prophets, Fine Line, 1992.

Earl Blackstock, Pure Country, Warner Bros., 1992.

Tommy BehindtheDeuce, Wyatt Earp, Warner Bros., 1994.

Bobby, Georgia, Miramax, 1995.

Cop, Scorpion Spring, New Line Home Video, 1997.

Mouse, The Price of Kissing, 1997.

Thomas, Amber Waves' exhusband, Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Bodigillo, Black Circle Boys, APix Entertainment, 1997.

Elwin Worrel, Touch, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1997.

Lew, The Last Time I Committed Suicide, New City Releasing, 1997.

Welder, Odd Man, 1998.

Shakin' Rex, Lone Greasers, 1998.

Carl Lewis, Sugar Town (also known as Forces of Nature ), DreamWorks, 1999.

Boyd, The Rage: Carrie 2, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1999.

Bill Marano, Brokedown Palace, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1999.

Drowning on Dry Land, Ardustry Home Entertainment LLC, 1999.

Eight, The Specials, Regent Entertainment, 2000.

Lucky 13, Phaedra Cinema, 2000.

Ray Vale, Gypsy 83, 2001.

Jake Stabler, Jon Good's Wife (also known as The Red Right Hand ), 2001.

Mr. Worther, The Good Girl, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2002.

The record store clerk, Bug, Curb Entertainment, 2002.

Chief Macintyre, Pledge of Allegiance, 2002.

Herb, The Employee of the Month, 2002.

Himself, Media Whore, 2002.

Himself, Mayor of Sunset Strip, 2003.

Himself, The Making of "Invasion of the Freedom Snatchers, " 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jeffrey "Jeff" Parker, Roswell (also known as Roswell High ), The WB, 19992002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lucky, Shake, Rattle, and Rock!, Showtime, 1994.

Sammy, Vanishing Point, Fox, 1997.

Joe Maphis, Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story, CBS, 1997.

Harlan James, Black Cat Run, HBO, 1998.

Bus station clerk, The Pass (also known as Highway Hitcher ), Showtime, 1998.

Professor Ballard, Knocking on Death's Door, Showtime, 1999.

Teacher, Wildflowers, Romance Classics, 1999.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jeffrey "Jeff" Parker, Roswell, The WB, 1999.

Lieutenant Wolfe, The Strip, UPN, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, 25 Years of Punk, VH1, 2001.

Crossover, Independent Film Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The History of Rock 'n Roll, syndicated, 1995.

Carter, "A Little Faith," Party of Five, Fox, 1996.

Alan Pender, "The Friendly Skies," Martial Law, 1999.

Jimmy Walsh, "Veronica's Desk Job," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1999.

Carter's doctor, "Homecoming," ER, NBC, 2000.

Also appeared in Fastlane, Fox.


Albums; with X:

Los Angeles, 1980.

Wild Gift, 1981.

Under the Big Black Sun, 1982.

More Fun in the New World, 1983.

Ain't Love Grand!, 1985.

See How We Are, 1987.

Live at the Whisky a GoGo, 1988.

Hey Zeus, 1993.

Unclogged, 1995.

Beyond & Back: The X Anthology, 1997.

Albums; as a Solo Artist:

Meet John Doe, Geffen, 1990.

Kissingsohard, Forward/Rhino, 1995.

For the Rest of Us (EP), Kill Rock Stars, 1998.


Roadside Prophets, 1992.

Georgia, 1996.

Also appeared on Touch; The XFiles.

Music Videos:

Appeared in "L.A. Woman," 1985.


Film Songs:

Roadside Prophets, Fine Line, 1992.

Doe's songs have been featured in numerous films, including The Decline of Western Civilization, The Unheard Music, A Matter of Degrees, Thelma & Louise, SubUrbia, Touch, and Boys Don't Cry.

Television Songs; Movies:

Vanishing Points, Fox, 1997.



Billboard, July 8, 1995, p. 11.

Doe, John

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Doe, John. One of the fictitious characters introduced in a procedure known as ejectment. The writs and remedies available to holders of title in freehold land were not available to leaseholders (i.e. those whose interest in land was limited to a fixed term), who were thus at a disadvantage if they were dispossessed. Through the writ of trespass the common law courts provided leasehold tenants with a remedy, which at first consisted merely of damages against the dispossessor, but later enabled them to recover possession of the leasehold land against the wrongdoer. This remedy, being quick and effective, was attractive to freeholders and, in order to avail themselves of it, they created a fictitious lease involving imaginary characters named John Doe, Richard Roe, and William Stiles. Using this fiction, the two parties to a dispute involving title to freehold land would use ejectment to determine which party had the better right to it.

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Doe, John

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Doe, John chiefly in the US, an anonymous party, typically the plaintiff, in a legal action. Recorded from the 18th century, John Doe was originally in legal use as a name of a fictitious plaintiff, corresponding to Richard Roe, used to represent the defendant.

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