John Lurie is an American Actor and Musician who started his career in 1978.
In 1978 John formed the Lounge Lizards with his brother Evan Lurie on piano; they were the only constant members in the band through numerous lineup changes.
Parallel to the final version of the Lounge Lizards in the early 1990s, he formed a smaller group, the John Lurie National Orchestra.
He has written scores for over 20 movies, including Stranger than Paradise, Down by Law, Mystery Train, Clay Pigeons, Animal Factory, and Get Shorty, for which he received a Grammy Award nomination.
In the 1980s, JOhn starred in the Jim Jarmusch films Stranger Than Paradise and Down by Law, and made cameos in the films Permanent Vacation and Downtown 81.
From 2001 to 2003 he starred in the HBO prison series Oz as inmate Greg Penders.
In January 2021 Lurie's series Painting with John aired on HBO.
John Lurie's net worth is currently estimated at $13 million.
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