AKA Jakob Luke Dylan
Birthplace: New York City
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Head Wallflower and Bob Dylan's son
Although born under the long shadow of his father, Jakob Dylan was actually raised by his mother, former model Sara Lowndes. He caught the music bug in his early teens, inspired by bands such as The Clash to pick up the electric guitar; while attending private school in Los Angeles, he formed bands with classmates that shared his love of the more thoughtful end of the punk spectrum. After high school Dylan spent a period studying in New York at the Parson's School of Design, but he soon returned to Los Angeles to devote himself once again to his music. Enlisting the help of some his previous collaborators, he formed the band that by 1990 would be called The Wallflowers.
The band was soon signed to Virgin, and an eponymous debut album was released in 1992; response was far from overwhelming and before long Virgin cut Jakob and his bandmates loose. An almost entirely new line-up of The Wallflowers was organized and a second attempt was made, this time under the auspices of Interscope and with production help from T-Bone Burnett. This second album, Bringing Down the Horse, would yield three successful singles, creep into the top 10 and eventually earn the band two Grammy awards.
Dylan and The Wallflowers launched into extensive touring for the next two years, their third album Breach not materializing until 2000. Between releases they recorded a version of David Bowie's "Heroes" for the soundtrack of the 1998 Godzilla re-make, later offering another cover song -- The Beatles' I'm Looking Through You -- to the soundtrack of I Am Sam (2001). The band managed to raise its profile considerably on the next tour by serving as the opening act for prestigious acts such as The Who and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, as well as headlining throughout the U.S. and Japan. Red Letter Days, their fourth offering, was released in 2002, venturing more into pop territory than the previous records.
Father: Bob Dylan (folk/rock musician, b. 1941)
Mother: Shirley Marlin Noznisky (aka "Sara Lownds" or "Sara Dylan", model)
Wife: Paige Dylan (m. 1992, three children)
The Wallflowers Vocalist 1990-present
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
The Rugrats Movie (20-Nov-1998) [VOICE]
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