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Pigg in 2008
August 6, 1983 |
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Genres||Easy listening, indie pop|
Landon Pigg (born August 6, 1983) is an American actor and singer-songwriter.
Early life, education and childhood career
Pigg was born in Nashville, Tennessee. When he was a child, his family moved to Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and he and two of his siblings, Cari-Ann and Gabriel, sang commercial jingles with their father's direction. They all attended Grace Lutheran School in River Forest, Illinois.
He returned to Nashville as a teenager.[clarification needed] where he attended high school at the Christ Presbyterian Academy. During Pigg's adolescence, his father offered him informal music education and encouraged his curiosity with music. He also credits his mother for nourishing his poetic side.
After his song "This Is The Way It Ends" was featured on the 6th season finale of television-drama series Grey's Anatomy and subsequently went into national rotation, Pigg began a publicity tour in summer 2006 which found him booked on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly television talk shows and other media outlets including a radio tour, as well as appearances in Teen Vogue, Glamour and Performing Songwriter magazines. In late August, Pigg appeared on the television program The Early Show where he played "Can't Let Go", the first track from his album, LP (2006).
Pigg has also performed on some television shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In 2007, his song "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop" was featured in a De Beers commercial, and later on an AT&T telephone commercial.
In 2009, he appeared in A Fine Frenzy's video for the song "Happier", playing Alison Sudol's love interest.
Pigg co-wrote the song "Darling I Do" with Lucy Schwartz; it is the title track for the animated fantasy comedy film Shrek Forever After (2010).
He has been featured heavily on the television series Parenthood. Pigg sang "Gardenia" on the Season 2 episode "The Booth Job" with Mae Whitman. He also appeared on the third season episode of Parenthood entitled "Mr. Honesty".
Pigg made his feature-film début in the comedy-drama film Whip It (2009), directed by Drew Barrymore, appearing as Oliver, the guitar-playing love interest of Ellen Page's character. He also had a small role in the 2012 movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
- This Is a Pigg (2006)
- Connect Sets (2006)
- Live in the Alice Lounge (2007)
- Coffee Shop (2008)
- "Can't Let Go" (2006) – #19 Adult Pop Top 40
- "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop" (2007)
- "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop" (2009) – new mix
- "Speak To The Keys"(2009) – promo single
- "The Way It Ends" (2010) – iTunes single
- "Gardenia" (2010) – duet with Mae Whiteman, iTunes single
- The Little 45 "Little Darlin'"/"Say Little Things" (2011) – iTunes digital 45
- "Nowhere Man" – Imagine That soundtrack (2009)
- "High Times" (with Turbo Fruits) – Whip It soundtrack (2009)
- "Darling I Do" (with Lucy Schwartz) – Shrek Forever After soundtrack (2010)
- "Can't Let Go" (promo version) (2006)
- "Can't Let Go" (2006)
- "Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop" (performance version) (2007)
- "Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop" (2009)
- "Darling I Do" (with Lucy Schwartz) (2010)
- [dead link] landonpigg.com, his official website
- VH1.com bio
- billboard.com bio
- ArtistDirect.com bio
- AOLMusic bio
- Landon Pigg at the Internet Movie Database