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Roland Orzabal


Roland Orzabal was born on August 22, 1961 in Havant, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England as Raoul Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana. He was previously married to Caroline Johnston. See full bio »

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Watchmen Soundtrack
(2009)
Bumblebee Soundtrack
(2018)
Donnie Darko Soundtrack
(2001)
Pixels Soundtrack
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 2019 Harrow (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ab Initio (2019) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2018 Bumblebee (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2017-2018 Riverdale (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club (2018) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
- Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil (2017) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
- Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls (2017) ... (writer: "Shout")
- Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness (2017) ... (writer: "Shout")
 2018 Press (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don't Take My Heart, Don't Break My Heart (2018) ... (writer: "Broken" - uncredited)
 2018 The Front Runner (writer: "Head Over Heels")
 2018 To All the Boys I've Loved Before (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2018 Real-Time Fandub Games (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sonic Adventure 2 (Dark Story + Final Story) (2018) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2018 Pose (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Access (2018) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2018 The Americans (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rififi (2018) ... (writer: "Ideas as Opiates")
 2018 Ready Player One (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2017 Dark (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Past and Present (2017) ... (writer: "Shout")
 2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ricky Gervais/Lin-Manuel Miranda/Sabrina Carpenter (2017) ... (writer: "Shout" - uncredited)
 2017 GLOW (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Debbie Does Something (2017) ... (writer: "Head Over Heels")
 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (writer: "Shout")
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2016-2017 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Blind Auditions 7 (2017) ... (writer: "Mad World")
- The Battles, Part 1 (2016) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2017 Forget About Us (Short) (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2017 Dare to Be Different (Documentary) (lyrics: "Mad World") / (music: "Mad World")
 2017 Formula 1: Ten Sport (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- 2017 Australian Grand Prix - Race Day (2017) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- 2017 Australian Grand Prix - Qualifying (2017) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- 2017 Australian Grand Prix - Practice (2017) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2016 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week Ten (2016) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2016 Skam (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Keen på å bade (2016) ... (writer: "Head Over Heals")
 2016 Ares (writer: "Mad World")
 2016 The Late Bloomer (writer: "Head over Heels")
 2016 Go for It (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (writer: "Everbody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2016 Mr. Robot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12 (2016) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2016 Quick Reviews with Maverick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Freddy Got Fingered (2016) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2016 Sounds of the 80s (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sporting 80s Special with Kriss Akabusi (2016) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants To Run The World")
 2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by the Darkness (2016) ... (writer: "Mad World")
 2016 Jmenuju Se Martin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nejvetsí problémy lidstva (2016) ... (writer: "Mad World")
 2016 French Open Live 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Day Six (2016) ... (writer: "Shout" - uncredited)
- Day Five (2016) ... (writer: "Shout" - uncredited)
 2016 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2016) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2016 Land Van Lubbers (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lang Leve De Euro (2016) ... (writer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love" - uncredited)
 2016 Hap and Leonard (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Savage Season (2016) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2016 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Territorios (2016) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2015 Straight Outta Compton (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2015 Sense8 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Death Doesn't Let You Say Goodbye (2015) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2015/I Aloha (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2015 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2015: Auditions 7 (2015) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2015 The Royals (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our Wills and Fates Do So Contrary Run (2015) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2015 Car Share (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2015 Pixels (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2015 Cyberbully (TV Movie) (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2014 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mike Myers/Gugu Mbatha-Raw/Tears for Fears (2014) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Sowing the Seeds of Love")
 2014 Ihr seid Helden! Hannes Jaenicke trifft Ärzte im Krisengebiet (Documentary) (writer: "Mad World")
 2014 Red Oaks (TV Series) (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2014 Klinik unter Palmen (TV Movie) (writer: "Mad World")
 2014 Tyrant (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sins of the Father (2014) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2014 Defiance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Beasts of Burden (2014) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2013-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Celebrity Dance Duels (2014) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
- Latin Night (2013) ... (writer: "Mad World")
 2014 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Go It Alone (2014) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 1985-2014 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes)
- Episode dated 4 April 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Head over Heels")
- Episode dated 10 January 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 23 September 2005 (2005) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 28 February 2003 (2003) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 27 November 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2007-2014 Psych (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- A Nightmare on State Street (2014) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- Shawn 2.0 (2010) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" (uncredited), "Mad World")
- American Duos (2007) ... (writer: "Shout" - uncredited)
 2014 White Bird in a Blizzard (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2013 The To Do List (writer: "Break It Down Again")
 2013 BioShock Infinite (Video Game) (lyrics: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World") / (music: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2010-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #21.81 (2013) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.41 (2011) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.33 (2010) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2013 In a World... (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Makeover (2012) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2012 True Blood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Wants to Rule the World (2012) ... (writer: "Everybody Want to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2012 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bride and Prejudice (2012) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2011 Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story (writer: "Mad World")
 2011 I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.16 (2011) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2011 Com va la vida? (TV Series) (writer: "Món boig")
 2011 One Day (writer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love")
 2011 Degrassi: The Next Generation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Drop the World: Part 2 (2011) ... (writer: "Head Over Heels")
 2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (writer: "Shout" - uncredited)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Naughty Trends (2011) ... (writer: "In Love Again" - uncredited)
 2011 Legend of Zelda 1987 Trailer (Video short) (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2010 Shawn Hayes: Movie Critic (TV Series short) (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2010 The Hooker with a Heart of Gold (writer: "Head Over Heels")
 2010 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Shows 1 (2010) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2010 Young Hearts (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Algumas Certezas, Muitas Dúvidas (2010) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule The World")
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale: Winner Announced (2010) ... (writer: "Mad World")
 2010 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Brown Betty (2010) ... (writer: "Head Over Heels", "Head Over Heals" - uncredited)
 2009 CHIKARA Three-Fisted Tales (Video) (writer: "Break It Down Again")
 2009 Karaoke Revolution (Video Game) (writer: "Shout")
 2009 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? (2009) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Perform (2009) ... (writer: "Mad World")
 2009 The Firm (lyrics: "Mad World") / (music: "Mad World")
 2009 Middle Men (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II (Video) (writer: "Break It Down Again")
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I (Video) (writer: "Break It Down Again")
 2009 Watchmen (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2008-2009 Medium (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- A Person of Interest (2009) ... (writer: "Shout" (1984) - uncredited)
- But for the Grace of God (2008) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2004-2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Breaking News (2009) ... (writer: "Shout")
- Maternal Instincts (2004) ... (writer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love")
- Greed (2004) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2008 The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!! (TV Short) ("Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2008 Saints Row 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2008 Under Suspicion (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Die falsche Frau (2008) ... (writer: "Mad World")
 2008 Lost Islands (writer: "Mad World")
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- React Quotes (2008) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2008 Summerhood (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2008 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Magda and Jeff (2008) ... (writer: "The Devil")
 2007 Las Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Uncle's a Gas (2007) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2007 World in Conflict (Video Game) (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2007 SingStar '80s (Video Game) (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2007 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Semi-Finals: Verdict #2/Group Three Performance (2007) ... (writer: "Mad World")
 2007 Colors en sèrie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Negre: El túnel al final de la llum (2007) ... (writer: "Mad World")
 2007 Jericho (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- One Man's Terrorist (2007) ... (writer: "Mad World")
 2006 Gears of War (Video Game) (writer: "Mad World")
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tweezers (2006) ... (writer: "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" - uncredited)
 2006 Starter for 10 (writer: "The Hurting", "Ideas as Opiates")
 2006 The Attic (Video short) (writer: "Mad World")
 2006 The Lather Effect (writer: "The Hurting" - as R. Ozabal)
 2006 Click (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" (1985))
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hot Shot (2006) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2006 The Goodbye Kiss (writer: "Shout" (1984))
 2005 Karaoke Revolution Party (Video Game) ("Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Room Service (2005) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2005 God Save the King (writer: "Mad World")
 2005 Sky High (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2005 Fever Pitch (writer: "Who Killed Tangerine?" (2003))
 2005 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lois Battles Jamie (2005) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2004 I Will Follow You Into the Dark (Short) (writer: "Mad World")
 2004 Trollywood (Documentary) (writer: "Mad World")
 2003 Honey (writer: "Rule")
 2003 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Visage (2003) ... (writer: "Mad World" - uncredited)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Pale Shelter" - uncredited)
 2002 Like Mike (writer: "Rule")
 2002 When Snooker Ruled the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Head Over Heels")
 2001 Donnie Darko (writer: "Head Over Heels", "Mad World")
 2001 The Private Public (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - as R. Orzibal)
 2000 Greenfingers (writer: "Sowing The Seeds Of Love")
 2000 Playing the Field (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.2 (2000) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV Movie) (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 1998 ER (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sharp Relief (1998) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 1997 Le zombi de Cap-Rouge (writer: "Everybody Want to Rules the World")
 1997 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 1983-1994 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 17 November 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "Mad World")
- Episode dated 22 December 1983 (1983) ... (writer: "The Way You Are")
 1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Code Name: Diamond Head (1994) ... (writer: "Shout")
 1994 Dennis Miller Live (TV Series) (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 1994 Threesome (producer: "New Star") / (writer: "New Star")
 1993 Baywatch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tower of Power (1993) ... (writer: "Elimental" - uncredited)
 1993 Boxing Helena (writer: "WOMAN IN CHAINS")
 1992 Peter's Friends (writer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 1992 Tears for Fears: Tears Roll Down - Greatest Hits '82-'92 (Video) (writer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Woman in Chains", "Shout", "Head Over Heels", "Mad World", "Pale Shelter", "I Believe", "Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)", "Mothers Talk", "Change", "Advice for the Young at Heart")
 1989-1991 Only Fools and Horses (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Miami Twice (The American Dream) (1991) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- The Jolly Boys' Outing (1989) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 1986 The Karate Kid Part II (producer: "Fish for Life") / (writer: "Fish for Life")
 1986 BBC TV Cricket (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sport Aid: West Indies vs Rest of the World (1986) ... (writer: "Everybody Wants to Run the World")
 1985 Real Genius (writer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 1984 Tears for Fears: In My Mind's Eye (Video documentary) (writer: "Start of the Breakdown", "Mothers Talk", "Pale Shelter", "The Prisoner", "Ideas as Opiates", "Mad World", "Head Over Heels", "Suffer the Children", "The Hurting", "Memories Fade", "Change")
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Tears for Fears

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

His sons are Raoul Orzabal (b. 1991) and Pascal Orzabal (b. 1994). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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