Lou Reed Net Worth

Lou Reed Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lou Reed net worth is
$15 Million

Lou Reed Wiki Biography

Lewis Allan Reed was a musician, singer and songwriter born on 2nd March 1942, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, He was known for an extraordinary music career both as the guitarist, vocalist and main songwriter of the Velvet Underground band, but also his solo career which lasted for nearly five decades. Two of his albums entered the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. He passed away in 2013.

Have you ever wondered how rich Lou Reed was? According to sources it has been estimated that Reed’s overall net worth was $15 million, accumulated during a 55 year- long successful music career. Even after his death, his net worth continues to increase through his copyrights and publishing interests.

Lou Reed Net Worth $15 Million

Although born in Brooklyn, Lou spent most of his childhood in Long Island, New York City, where he grew up in a Jewish family. He started showing an interest in music from an early age, and played guitar in several bands during his high school years. Later, he enrolled at Syracuse University, from which he graduated with a degree in writing and film. He moved into New York City, where he began writing songs for Pickwick Records. When he scored a minor hit with his parody single “The Ostrich” in 1964, Pickwick hired a band to back Reed’s vocals, and that’s when he met his future band-mate John Cale. The two became good friends, roommates and collaborators, and eventually founded “The Velvet Underground”; the band gained the attention of artist Andy Warhol who introduced them to the New York art scene and claimed some ownership of the band. Their first album, “The Velvet Underground & Nico” is considered to be one of the most influential in rock history. However, due to disagreements among the members, the band fell apart by 1970 after releasing two more albums. Regardless, Lou’s net worth was well established.

After leaving the band, Reed shortly worked temporarily as an accountant for his father’s firm, before signing a solo recording contract with RCA Records. His first self-titled album contained versions of unreleased Velvet Underground songs, but did not achieve much success. Soon after, in 1972, Lou released his second album, “Transformer” which was co-produced by David Bowie and contained the hit singles “Walk on the Wild Side” and “Perfect Day”, which are widely considered to be the best of his solo career. In 1990, there was a short-lived reunion of The Velvet Underground, which was interrupted by a quarrel between Cale and Reed. Lou continued performing and recording for several more years, releasing more than 16 albums over the years, all widely differing in styles, and including a period of so-called ‘glam rock’, and other experiments during the early 2000s, some popular but never quite with the consistency he was searching for.

Apart from being an extraordinary musician, Lou also compiled and published two books of photographs: “Emotions in Action” and “Lou Reed’s New York”.

Full NameLou Reed
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 2, 1942
DiedOctober 27, 2013
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.78 m
ProfessionGuitarist, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Film Score Composer, Record producer, Voice Actor, Photographer
EducationSyracuse University
SpouseLaurie Anderson (m. 2008–2013), Sylvia Morales (m. 1980–1994), Betty Reed (m. 1973–1973)
ParentsSidney Joseph Reed, Toby Reed
NicknamesLou Red , Lou Read , Lou Ree , Lewis Allen Reed , Lewis Allan Reed , Lewis Alan Reed , Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed
AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Music Film, Walk On The Wild Side, Perfect Day, Satellite of Love
AlbumsTransformer 1972 Lulu (2011) Lulu 2011 Berlin (1973) Berlin 1973 Metal Machine Music (2007) Metal Machine... 2007 New York (1989) New York 1989
Music GroupsThe Velvet Underground, Metal Machine Trio, Walk On The Wild Side, Perfect Day, Satellite of Love
NominationsMTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, NME Award for Hero of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Kerrang! Villain of the Year Award, Walk On The Wild Side, Perfect Day, Satellite of Love
MoviesPermanent Record, Faraway, So Close!, Blue in the Face, Prozac Nation, Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow, Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard, Beautiful Darling, Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds, Red Shirley, Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, A Night with Lou Reed, The ...
2Unabashed New Yorker's viewpoint
1I think everybody has a number of personalities, just in themselves. It's not just people having different personalities. I mean you wake up in the morning and say, 'Wonder which one of them is around today?' You find out which one and send him out. Fifteen minutes later someone else shows up. That's why if there's no one left to talk to you can listen to a couple of them talking in your head.
2[April 1977, in "Melody Maker"] It's been a long time since I spoke to any journalists. They are a species of foul vermin. I wouldn't hire people like you to guard my sewer. Journalists are morons. Idiots. I don't perform to idiots. Journalists are ignorant and stupid.
3I didn't get in it for the money, and I'm the same way now. I do it for me. Because I like doing it.
4One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz.
5The music is all. People should die for it. People are dying for everything else, so why not the music?
6People think that I work out but it's all t'ai chi.
7If I don't do [t'ai chi] my body really hurts. It just starts aching and hurting. It's terrible. To me it's candy. It's my idea of fun. But it requires the tenacity of a lion. Otherwise it shows and you're in class and you're the one going in the wrong direction. But if you tag into it, it's beyond belief. It makes me feel great in every way. It gives you tons of energy. It makes you very strong, very balanced and very focused. It's good for everything.
8[2007, on the release of his album "Hudson River Wind Meditations"] It's geared up to help to you to focus. I call it centering. I use the music all the time. I leave it on all day because living in the city it has an intriguing ability to absorb the outside sound and kind of weave that into itself somehow. So a car horn or a fire engine--all this background noise - just somehow filters into it in a nice way. I'm not sure that I know why, but I know that it does that.
9Meditation doesn't have to be complicated. What I do is about as simple as you can get. You could just count the beads, one, two, three, with your eyes closed or open, whatever makes you happy. And no matter what happens, keep counting. I personally like it when I can feel that I'm actually moving the beads when I'm counting. And once you make it to a minute, see if you can do a minute-and-a-half. Eventually you can do it without the beads.
10[on colleague John Cale] I only hope that one day John will be recognized as . . . the Beethoven or something of his day. He knows so much about music, he's such a great musician. He's completely mad--but that's because he's Welsh.
11We had vast objections to the whole San Francisco scene. It's just tedious, a lie and untalented. They can't play and they certainly can't write . . . You know, people like Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead are just the most untalented bores that ever came up. Just look at them physically, I mean, can you take Grace Slick seriously? It's a joke! It's a joke! The kids are being hyped.
12You can't beat two guitars, bass, and drums.
1When he was age 11 his family moved to Freeport, NY.
2In early May 2013, Reed underwent liver transplant surgery.
3Resides in New York City.
4Winner of the 2005 Ivor Novello Special International Award.
5In 1958 a 14 year-old Reed was part of a doo-wop band called The Shades and recorded a single, "So Blue" b/w "Leave Her For Me". Alan Freed played the single on his show; Reed commented later "I got royalties of 78 cents.".
6Attended Syracuse University.
7He was with the group The Velvet Underground until 1970; returned when they reformed in the 1990s.
8Lived with Laurie Anderson beginning in 1995 prior to their marriage in 2008.
9Produced the album Metal Machine Music in response to RCA Records' demands for a quick follow-up to his top-ten LP Sally Can't Dance. The hour-plus of electronic noise was almost buried as a classical release, but instead was promoted as a pop album. The resulting backlash nearly ruined the label and Reed's reputation; both later issued apologies, while the album remains a musical enigma.
10His guitar in the early days of The Velvet Underground included a built-in electronic tremolo. Reed sometimes turned this up, and tuned all the strings to D; the resulting sound he called Ostrich guitar.
11Spent some weeks in a mental hospital in his teens, at his parents' insistence; his treatment included electroshock therapy and medication. Reed reflected on the experience later in songs, "Kill Your Sons" being one of them.
12"Sweet Jane," "Rock and Roll," "Femme Fatale," "Walk on the Wild Side," and "Satellite of Love" are among his best-known songs.


Juno2007writer: "I'm Sticking with You" 1985
Big LoveTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2007 performer - 2 episodes, 2007
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly2007"Pale Blue Eyes"
Control2007"What Goes On"
The Savages2007writer: "I'm Sticking With You"
Let's All Go to the Sea2007TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saved2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vida y milagros2006Video writer: "El lado más bestia de la vida"
Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis2006Documentary writer: "Run Run Run"
Slipp Jimmy fri2006writer: "I'm Set Free"
The Science of Sleep2006writer: "If You Rescue Me"
Life on MarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints2006performer: "Rock & Roll" / writer: "Rock & Roll"
V for Vendetta2005writer: "I Found a Reason"
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentary writer: "Sweet Jane"
Underclassman2005writer: "Can I Kick It"
Nearing Grace2005writer: "I'll Be Your Mirror"
Last Days2005writer: "Venus in Furs"
Guess Who2005performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" 1972 / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" 1972
The Squid and the Whale2005performer: "Street Hassle" / writer: "Street Hassle"
Pretty Persuasion2005writer: "What Goes On"
Brick2005writer: "Sister Ray"
Walk on the Wild Side2005Short performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Blade: Trinity2004writer: "Fatal", "Venus in Furs"
Narco2004writer: "Femme Fatale"
Crossing JordanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saving Face2004writer: "I FOUND A REASON"
Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants2004writer: "I'm waiting for my man", "Sunday Morning"
Edgeplay2004Documentary writer: "Rock and Roll"
Trollywood2004Documentary performer: "Pale Blue Eyes" / writer: "Pale Blue Eyes", "Sunday Morning"
Nito2003Short writer: "El lado más bestia de la vida"
The Blues2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
School of Rock2003"Ride Into The Sun"
Wonderland2003performer: "Satellite of Love" 1972 / writer: "Satellite of Love" 1972
Gaz Bar Blues2003writer: "Perfect Day"
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde2003performer: "America" / writer: "America"
16 Years of Alcohol2003writer: "Pale Blue Eyes"
The Soul of a Man2003Documentary performer: "Look Down That Road", "See That My Grave is Kept Clean"
Early Doors2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Secret Lives of Dentists2002writer: "I Found a Reason"
Laurel Canyon2002writer: "Oscar Brown"
Habibti min elskede2002Short writer: "I Found A Reason"
S.P.U.N.GTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2002 music - 1 episode, 2002
Tangled Web2002Short lyrics: "Temptation Inside Your Heart"
The Salton Sea2002performer: "Walk On The Wild Side" / writer: "Walk On The Wild Side"
The Royal Tenenbaums2001writer: "Stephanie Says"
Prozac Nation2001performer: "Sweet Jane", "Perfect Day" / writer: "Sweet Jane", "Perfect Day"
Hedwig and the Angry Inch2001writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Victoria Died in 1901 and Is Still Alive Today2001TV Movie documentary writer: "Venus in Furs", "White Light/White Heat", "Heroin" - uncredited
Almost Famous2000writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man"
Before Night Falls2000performer: "Baton Rouge" / writer: "Baton Rouge"
Love, Money, Love2000writer: "Stephanie Says"
The Vertical Ray of the Sun2000performer: "Coney Island Baby" / writer: "Pale Blue Eyes", "Coney Island Baby"
High Fidelity2000writer: "Who Loves The Sun", "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'"
The Million Dollar Hotel2000writer: "Satellite of Love"
The '60s1999TV Movie writer: "Heroin", "All Tomorrow's Parties"
Jidder1998Short performer: "This Magic Moment"
B. Monkey1998writer: "SWEET JANE"
Radiofreccia1998performer: "Vicious" / writer: "Vicious"
SLC Punk!1998writer: "Rock & Roll"
Free Tibet1998Documentary writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - as L. Reed
Without Limits1998performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Fögi Is a Bastard1998writer: "I'm waiting for the man", "Heroin"
Velvet Goldmine1998performer: "Satellite of Love" / writer: "Satellite of Love"
Top of the Pops1978-1998TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mad City1997writer: "Is Anybody Listening?"
True Love and Chaos1997writer: "Rock and Roll"
House of America1997writer: "I'm Waiting For the Man", "Femme Fatale", "All Tomorrow's Parties"
Lost Highway1997performer: "This Magic Moment"
The Cable Guy1996writer: "Satellite of Love", "Oh Sweet Nuthin'"
Law & Order1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trainspotting1996lyrics: "Perfect Day" / music: "Perfect Day" / performer: "Perfect Day"
Beautiful Girls1996writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Unplugged1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Nico Icon1995Documentary writer: "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale", "I'll Be Your Mirror", "I'm Waiting for the Man", "Venus in Furs"
Blue in the Face1995performer: "Egg Cream" / writer: "Egg Cream"
U2: Zoo TV Live from Sydney1994Documentary writer: "Satellite Of Love" - uncredited
Natural Born Killers1994writer: "Sweet Jane"
The Diary of Evelyn Lau1994TV Movie performer: "HEROIN" / writer: "HEROIN"
The Cowboy Way1994writer: "Candy Says"
Beavis and Butt-Head1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story1993TV Movie documentary performer: "Walk on the Wild Side", "Perfect Day", "I'm So Free" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side", "Perfect Day", "I'm So Free"
The Kennedy Years: JFK Remembered1993Documentary short performer: "The Day John Kennedy Died" / writer: "The Day John Kennedy Died"
Faraway, So Close!1993performer: "Berlin", "Why Can't I Be Good" / producer: "Why Can't I Be Good" / writer: "Berlin", "Why Can't I Be Good"
Beverly Hills, 90210TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Prelude to a Kiss1992writer: "Sweet Jane"
Until the End of the World1991performer: "What's Good" / writer: "What's Good"
The Rapture1991writer: "I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1991TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Doors1991writer: "Heroin", "Venus In Furs"
DAAS Kapital1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
Las edades de Lulú1990performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Tulilinja1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Silent Scream1990writer: "Oh Jim" - uncredited
Opportunity Knocks1990performer: "Walk On The Wide Side" / writer: "Walk On The Wide Side"
Flashback1990"Walk on the Wild Side"
Diese Drombuschs1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Penn & Teller Get Killed1989writer: "Femme fatale"
True Believer1989performer: "Busload of Faith" / writer: "Busload of Faith"
Permanent Record1988performer: "Something Happened" / producer: "Something Happened" / writer: "Something Happened"
Tommys Hollywood Report1988TV Movie performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - uncredited / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" - uncredited
Hot Child in the City1987performer: "Walk On The Wild Side" / writer: "Walk On The Wild Side"
Soul Man1986performer: "Soul Man"
One Life to Live1986TV Series performer - 1 episode
Heroine1985Video writer: "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale"
White Nights1985performer: "My Love Is Chemical"
FameTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Operation Julie1985TV Movie performer: "Oh Jim"
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Perfect1985performer: "Hot Hips" / producer: "Hot Hips" / writer: "Hot Hips"
Protocol1984performer: "I Love You, Suzanne"
David Bowie: Serious Moonlight1983Video documentary writer: "White Light, White Heat"
Get Crazy1983performer: "My Baby Sister" / writer: "My Baby Sister"
Rock & Rule1983performer: "My Name Is Mok", "Triumph" / producer: "My Name Is Mok", "Triumph" / writer: "My Name Is Mok", "Triumph"
G1983writer: "Venus in Furs"
Nico: An Underground Experience1982Video short writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale"
American Pop1981performer: "I'm Waiting for the Man" / writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man"
Berlin Alexanderplatz1980TV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode
Times Square1980performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
Up the Academy1980performer: "Street Hassle" / writer: "Street Hassle"
Underground U.S.A.1980performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" 1972 / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side" 1972
Nuotit hukassa1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979writer: "Rock n Roll"
The Runaways Live in Japan1977TV Movie writer: "Rock N Roll"
Dynamite Chicken1971writer: "White Light/ White Heat"
Initiation Riteswriter: "Venus in Furs" - uncredited
Les beaux jours d'Aranjuez2016performer: "Perfect Day" / writer: "Perfect Day"
The Shallows2016writer: "El Lado Más Bestia de la Vida Walk On The Wild Side"
Central Intelligence2016performer: "Can I Kick It?" / writer: "Can I Kick It?"
Coronation StreetTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Gimme Danger2016Documentary writer: "I'm Waiting For The Man"
Le confessioni2016writer: "Take a Walk on the Wild Side"
Ochéntame... otra vezTV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2016 writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2016
MythBustersTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Acció política2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dispuesto a todo2015TV Movie performer: "Perfect Day" / writer: "Perfect Day"
The Last Man on EarthTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The SimpsonsTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1993 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
Master of NoneTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Don't Blink - Robert Frank2015Documentary writer: "EUROPEAN SON"
GothamTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Fear the Walking DeadTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Heart of a Dog2015Documentary performer: "Turning Time Around" / writer: "Turning Time Around"
Regular Show: The Movie2015TV Movie writer: "Pale Blue Eyes"
A Perfect Day2015performer: "There Is No Time" / writer: "Venus in Furs", "There Is No Time"
E Perfekte Tag2015Short writer: "Perfect Day"
Danny Says2015Documentary writer: "Little Sister", "All Tomorrow's Parties"
The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s2015TV Movie writer: "Perfect Day"
Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots2015Short writer: "Pale Blue Eyes"
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl2015performer: "Street Hassle" / writer: "Street Hassle"
Cobain: Montage of Heck2015Documentary writer: "Here She Comes Now"
Via llibre2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
She's Beautiful When She's Angry2014Documentary writer: "I'll Be Your Mirror"
The Connection2014writer: "I'm Set Free"
Time Out of Mind2014writer: "Candy Says"
One Hit Wonderland2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Let's Be Cops2014performer: "This Magic Moment"
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parenthood2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Supernatural2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Snooker: Welsh OpenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Girls2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Masters Snooker2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Once Upon a TimeTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013
Heile Gänsje2013Short writer: "I'll Be Your Mirror"
Misfits2011-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
CBGB2013performer: "Metal Machine Music Part II" / writer: "Metal Machine Music Part II", "Heroin", "I Can't Stand It", "I'm Waiting for the Man", "Oh! Swet Nothin'"
Orange Is the New Black2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
¡Atención obras!2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blood Ties2013/Iwriter: "Heroin"
LevensliedTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
My Mad Fat Diary2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gent de paraulaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary performer: "Walk On The Wild Side" / writer: "Walk On The Wild Side"
Flight2012/Iwriter: "Sweet Jane"
The Lords of Salem2012writer: "Venus in Furs", "All Tomorrow's Parties"
Killing Them Softly2012writer: "Heroin", "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams"
Lawless2012writer: "White Light/White Heat"
Men in Black 32012writer: "I'm Waiting for the Man"
Revenge2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London2011Video "The Power of the Heart"
Rude Tube2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fringe2010-2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
De wereld draait door2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Due Date2010writer: "Sweet Jane"
The Bang Bang Club2010writer: "Pale Blue Eyes"
Daydream Nation2010performer: "Lady Day" / writer: "Lady Day"
Miral2010performer: "Carbon" / writer: "Carbon"
Worried About the Boy2010TV Movie writer: "Venus In Furs"
Beautiful Darling2010Documentary performer: "Make Up", "Looking for Love" / writer: "Make Up", "Looking for Love", "Candy Says", "Candy Says Country Jellyfish Live Version"
The Extra Man2010writer: "Sunday Morning"
Miranda2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dzi Croquettes2009Documentary performer: "Goodnight Ladies" / writer: "Goodnight Ladies"
Zombieland2009writer: "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'"
Suck2009writer: "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'"
Bandslam2009writer: "Femme Fatale"
No disparen al pianista2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Away We Go2009writer: "Oh! Sweet Nothin'"
Veronika Decides to Die2009writer: "After Hours"
L'Aquila 2009 - Cinque registi tra le macerie2009Video documentary short performer: "Perfect Day" / writer: "Perfect Day"
A Perfect Day2009Video short performer: "Perfect Day" / writer: "Perfect Day"
Stella2009/IIShort writer: "Stephanie Says" - uncredited
Life on MarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Cold Case2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Adventureland2009performer: "Satellite of Love" / writer: "Here She Comes Now", "Pale Blue Eyes", "Satellite of Love"
Sputnik2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2007-2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
True Blood2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
RocknRolla2008as Reed, "The Gun" / performer: "The Gun"
Saving GraceTV Series 1 episode, 2007 performer - 1 episode, 2008
Generation Kill2008TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Le premier jour du reste de ta vie2008performer: "Perfect Day"
Palermo Shooting2008writer: "Some Kinda Love"
De par en parTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Medium2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Banda sonoraTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2008 performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008
August2008writer: "Pale Blue Eyes"
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson2008Documentary performer: "Walk on the Wild Side" / writer: "Walk on the Wild Side"
The Wackness2008performer: "Can I Kick It?" / writer: "Can I Kick It?"
Bones2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Things We Lost in the Fire2007writer: "Sweet Jane"


The Contortionist2012Video shortBackup vocals
Arthur 3: la guerre des deux mondes2010Maltazard (voice)
Final Weapon2010ShortThe Holder
Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard2009Emperor Maltazard (voice)
New York Rock at the BBC2007TV Movie
Walk on the Wild Side2005ShortLou Reed
Prozac Nation2001Lou Reed
Lulu on the Bridge1998Not Lou Reed
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996TV SeriesMusical Guest
Blue in the Face1995Man with Strange Glasses
Get Crazy1983Auden
Rock & Rule1983Mok (singing) (voice)
One-Trick Pony1980Steve Kunelian


The Velvet Underground: After Hours2015Short
Equip d'Atenció a la Infància i l'Adolescència. Jo present i futur2011Video documentary short music by
Needles and Pins2010Short
American Masters1998TV Series documentary 1 episode
Perfect Day1997Video short
Lou Reed: The New York Album1991Video
Songs for Drella1990Video
Cover Up: Behind the Iran Contra Affair1988Documentary
A Night with Lou Reed1983
Le dernier jour1982Short
Mary for Mary1966Documentary short


United States of Poetry1995TV Mini-Series documentary poem
Billy Idol: Heroin1993Short

Music Department

Mandy: A Documentary2016Documentary short stock music
Before Night Falls2000composer: additional music


Red Shirley2010Documentary short


Red Shirley2010Documentary short producer


Thinking XXX2004TV Movie documentary special guitar arrangements


Minha única terra é na lua2016Short dedicatee post-production
Heart of a Dog2015Documentary dedicatee
Twenty Years of Boredom2013Short dedicated to the memory of
Saturday Night Live2013TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Jambareeqi Reviews2013TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The One Show2013TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
On the Road2012thanks
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now2012Documentary special thanks
Little Joe2009Documentary thanks
The Black List: Volume One2008Documentary special thanks
Area X2007Short musical special thanks
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly2007special thanks
Control2007special thanks
Nanking2007special thanks
Uno más, uno menos2002Short thanks
Hedwig and the Angry Inch2001special thanks
Before Night Falls2000special thanks
Georgia1995special thanks


Just Say Yes: The Video, Volume 21991VideoHimself
Lou Reed: The New York Album1991VideoHimself (Vocal and Guitar)
Songs for Drella1990VideoHimself
That's What Friends Are for: Arista's 15th Anniversary Concert1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa1990TV MovieHimself
Fondation Cartier1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Decade1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Kippevel1989TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Night1989TV SeriesHimself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches1989TV SeriesHimself
Superman 50th Anniversary1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
Permanent Record1988Himself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Farm Aid '871987TV SpecialHimself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball1987DocumentaryHimself
Zomerrock1987TV SeriesHimself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself
The South Bank Show1986TV Series documentaryHimself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)
MTV Video Music Awards 19851985TV SpecialHimself
La edad de oro1985TV SeriesHimself
A Night with Lou Reed1983Himself (Vocals and Guitar)
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections1982Documentary shortHimself
Emerald City1977TV SeriesHimself
Jimi Hendrix1973DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Exploding Plastic Inevitable1967Documentary shortHimself
The Velvet Underground in Boston1967ShortHimself
Screen Test #31966ShortHimself (uncredited)
Screen Test #41966ShortHimself (uncredited)
The Velvet Underground and Nico1966DocumentaryHimself
Moe Gets Tied Up1966DocumentaryHimself
Salvador Dalí1966Documentary shortHimself (The Velvet Underground)
Screen Test: Lou Reed (Coke)1966ShortHimself
Sunday Morning1966ShortHimself
The Velvet Underground Eat Lunch1966ShortHimself
The Velvet Underground Tarot Cards1966DocumentaryHimself
Screen Test #21965ShortHimself (uncredited)
Screen Test #11965ShortHimself (uncredited)
Venus in Furs1965ShortHimself
Behind the Scenes: Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Tribute2014Video documentary shortHimself
Lou Reed Remembered2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
A.K.A. Doc Pomus2012Documentary
Music Nuggets2012TV SeriesHimself
Qwerty2010TV SeriesHimself
Glastonbury 20102010TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Homeland: The Story of the Lark2010Video documentary
Red Shirley2010Documentary shortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche2010DocumentaryNarrator
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV SpecialHimself
Premio Internazionale del Cinema Rodolfo Valentino. XXXII Edizione2009TV MovieHimself
In the Attic with Pete Townshend & Friends2009VideoHimself
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2008TV SeriesHimself
L'hora del lector2008TV SeriesHimself
Shooting Palermo2008DocumentaryHimself
Palermo Shooting2008Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2008TV SpecialHimself
Andy Warhol's Factory People2008TV Series documentaryHimself
De wereld draait door2007TV SeriesHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music2007DocumentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Presenter
The Drug Years2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
MTVU Woodie Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow2005DocumentaryHimself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Night of Too Many Stars2003TV MovieHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2000-2003TV SeriesHimself
The Soul of a Man2003DocumentaryHimself - Featured Performer
Def Poetry2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Pavarotti & Friends 2002 for Angola2002TV Special documentaryGuest Performer
Paris dernière2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1986-2001TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Milan Hlavsa a Plastic People of the Universe2001DocumentaryHimself
Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Paskvil2000TV SeriesHimself
Brit Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Lou Reed: Ecstasy2000Video shortHimself
The Best of Sessions at West 54th, Volume 22000VideoHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Caiga quien caiga1998TV SeriesHimself
Sin City Spectacular1998TV SeriesHimself
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music1998TV Special documentaryHimself (in Save The Music segment) (uncredited)
American Masters1998TV Series documentaryHimself
John Cale1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hard Rock Live1997TV Series
Closure1997Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
David Bowie: An Earthling at 501997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Live on Stage with Bowie
Perfect Day1997Video shortHimself - vocalist
Lo + plus1996TV SeriesHimself
Dancing in the Street1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Smoke and Mirrors1995Video GameHimself - The Original Rock & Roll Animal
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
United States of Poetry1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who1994DocumentaryHimself
In a New Light '941994TV SpecialHimself
Great Performances1994TV SeriesHimself
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle1993DocumentaryHimself
Curious: The Velvet Underground in Europe1993DocumentaryHimself
Faraway, So Close!1993Himself
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration1993TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Velvet Underground: Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII1993VideoHimself
Damned in the U.S.A.1992DocumentaryHimself
Coney Island Baby: Live in Jersey 19871992VideoHimself
Rockopop1992TV SeriesHimself
Just Say Yes1991VideoHimself

Archive Footage

Before the Flood2016DocumentaryHimself
Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present2016DocumentaryHimself
Taylor & Ultra: On the 60s, The Factory, and Being a Warhol Superstar2016ShortHimself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Singer
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Somewhere Over the Rainbow2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Singer / Songwriter / Musician, Velvet Underground (In Memoriam)
Saturday Night Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Entrée Libre2013TV SeriesHimself
The Genius of David Bowie2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Beautiful Darling2010DocumentaryHimself
Sputnik2008TV SeriesHimself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2008TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Banda sonora2008TV SeriesHimself
U2: Window in the Skies2007Video shortHimself
Velvet Underground: Under Review2006Video documentaryHimself
Leonard Cohen: Under Review 1934-19772006Video documentaryHimself
B 360º2006TV SeriesHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Sex 'n' Pop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Jc-032003Documentary shortHimself
Wild Boys: The Story of Duran Duran2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1998TV SeriesHimself
Nico Icon1995DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Arena1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol1990DocumentaryHimself
Warhol's Cinema 1963-1968: Mirror for the Sixties1989TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Won Awards

1999GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoLou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998)

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