5 Things You Might Not Know About John Doe
Today we celebrate the birthday of John Doeâ¦and, no, thatâs not a placeholder name until we figure out whose birthday it is. Weâre talking, of course, about the guy from X, and a great guy he is, too. To commemorate the day of his birth, weâve put together a list of 5 things you may or may not have known about Doe, but donât worry, weâve also got an X playlist for your listening enjoyment!
- He met his future bandmate Billy Zoom through a classified ad.
The ad in question was in a magazine called Recycler. âIt was a want ad magazine that was published once a week,â Doe told Diffuser in 2015. âYou could buy a refrigerator or find pets or musicians. We both put an ad in, worded very similarly, at the same time. I called him and he called me. It was fate. I have no doubt about that.â
- His version of Dolly Partonâs âI Will Always Love Youâ can be heard in The Bodyguard.
Yes, Whitney Houstonâs version outshined it in a big, big way â like, to the point where the song never found its way onto the soundtrack and was only released on cassette â but itâs the version that plays on the jukebox in the film when Houston and Kevin Costner are dancing.
- He was once lip-synched by Christian Bale.
In the film IâM NOT THERE, Todd Haynesâ unique look at the life and career of Bob Dylan that had six different actors playing the singer-songwriter, Christian Bale can be seen performing âPressing On,â but heâs not the one singing the song. Doe is.
- Heâs appeared in 50 â count âem â 50 moviesâ¦and thatâs not even counting documentaries.
Granted, some of them have definitely qualified as blink-and-youâll-miss-him roles, but give the guy his due: he can say that heâs in Salvador, Road House, and Boogie Nights, so itâs pretty much all gravy after that, anyway.
- He teamed with Dave Grohl to do a song for the soundtrack of the 1997 film Touch.
Grohl hasnât done a lot of work under his own name, but he did venture away from Foo Fighters to do the soundtrack for Paul Schraderâs adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel. Doe and Grohl co-wrote "This Loving Thing (Lynn's Song),â which later turned up on Doeâs 2006 album FOR THE BEST OF US, but itâs a different version than the one thatâs on the TOUCH soundtrack.