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Actors You Didn’t Know Were In Bands

Jamie Campbell Bower

Jamie Campbell Bower, also known as Vecna in Stranger Things, used to front an English punk rock band called Counterfeit. The band was active from 2015–2020 and even had a record deal with Republic Records.


Ryan Gosling

We’ve seen Ryan Gosling as a jazz-playing pianist in 2016’s La La Land, but did you know he has a band called Dead Man’s Bones that released a self-titled record in 2009? A funny side note for all the heavy music readers: Gosling was spotted stage diving at an American Nightmare reunion show in Boston in 2012.


Keir Gilchrist

Known best for starring in the Netflix series Atypical, Keir Gilchrist is a Canadian actor and musician. When he’s not acting, Gilchrist fronts the grindcore band Whelm as well as the death metal band Phalanx.


Finn Wolfhard

Another Stranger Things star also loves to rock. Finn Wolfhard has been in two bands: Calpurnia (2017–2019) and The Aubreys (formed in 2019). You can also see Wolfhard flexing his musical muscles in his new movie When You Finish Saving the World, which he wrote original music for.


Steve Burns

Steve Burns made his way into our hearts in the children’s TV show Blue’s Clues, but after he left the show in 2002 he had something else in mind. One of the first things he did after the show was collaborate with Flaming Lips guitarist Steven Drozd to create Songs for Dustmites. Since then he has formed Steve Burns and the Struggle with Drozd and he even wrote the theme song for Young Sheldon.



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