Reeve Carney

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Reeve Carney
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Background information
Born (1983-04-18) April 18, 1983 (age 31)
West Village, Manhattan, New York City, USA
Genres Indie rock, blues rock, alternative
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1999-present
Labels Interscope Records (2004-present)
Associated acts Lana Del Rey, Jimmy Gnecco, Taylor Swift
Website reevecarneymusic.com

Reeve Carney (born April 18, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He appeared in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark as the character of Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Early life[edit]

Carney was born and raised in the West Village[1] neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA, with his brother Zane and sister Paris. His great uncle was the late actor Art Carney.

Carney attended the Academy of Music at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles with his brother, Zane and future band mates Aiden Moore and Jon Epcar.[2] He went on to study at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, majoring in studio jazz guitar.[3]

Career[edit]

At age 15, Carney was playing guitar professionally at B.B King's night club in Los Angeles, California.[4]

His first band, Reeve Carney and the Revolving Band, consisted of brother Zane, sister Paris, JD Lipscomb (Aiden Moore) on bass and Gavin Salmon on drums, and toured extensively with blues legend Jonny Lang while Reeve simultaneously played guitar in Lang's band. His second band, Carney,[5] consisted of Reeve, Zane on guitar, Aiden Moore on bass and Jon Epcar on drums. Carney released their debut album, "Mr. Green Vol. 1", in May 2010. The band opened for Arcade Fire and U2 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on July 30 on the final date of the U2 360° Tour.

Since 2010, Carney has lived in Manhattan. He starred for 3 years as Spider-Man in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which began previews in November 2010.[6][7] The rest of the band performed as part of the pit orchestra for Turn Off the Dark.[5] He played his final performance on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Carney has also been named a Givenik Ambassador.[8]

Carney played Taylor Swift's love interest in her "I Knew You Were Trouble" music video.[9]

In 2014, Carney was cast as Dorian Gray in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Looking Glass EP (2004)
  • Nothing without You EP (2008)
  • Mr. Green Vol. 1 (2010)
Live albums
  • Live at Molly Malone’s (2006)

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[10]
US Rock
[11]
US Heat
[12]
US Adult
[13]
CAN
[14]
2011 "Rise Above 1"
(with Bono & The Edge)
74 48 5 34 71 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

List of soundtrack appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Soundtrack
"O Mistress Mine" 2010 Elliot Goldenthal The Tempest
"Boy Falls from the Sky" 2011 none Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
"Rise Above 1" Bono & The Edge
"Picture This" Bono, The Edge & Jennifer Damiano
"I Just Can't Walk Away (Say It Now)" Jennifer Damiano & T.V. Carpio
"Bouncing off the Walls" Matt Caplan, Luther Creek, Kristen Faith Oei & Sean Samuels
"No More" Jennifer Damiano
"DIY World" Patrick Page & Laura Beth Wells
"Rise Above 2" T.V. Carpio & Jennifer Damiano
"New for You" 2012 none The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1994 Dave's World Extra TV series (episode "The Funeral")
1994 Pom Poko Various voices
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Young Ishmael Chambers Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film
2004 Father of the Pride Voice TV series (episode "Donkey")
2009 Spread Lead Singer
2010 The Tempest Ferdinand
2011 Jump Start[disambiguation needed] Live Various voices TV series (Episode dated 6 January 2011)
2012 I Knew You Were Trouble. Music Video Ex Boyfriend Taylor Swift's Music Video.
2014 Penny Dreadful Dorian Gray TV series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE LEADING MEN: Spider-Man's Reeve Carney and Patrick Page, Plus Rain's Fab Four" playbill.com
  2. ^ Lindell, Karen (August 2011). "Spider-Man's Reeve Carney talks about Bono, Edge and his band". @U2. @U2. Retrieved 2011-08-16. Education: Hamilton Academy of Music, Los Angeles, CA 
  3. ^ Lindell, Karen (August 2011). "Spider-Man's Reeve Carney talks about Bono, Edge and his band". @U2. @U2. Retrieved 2011-08-16. Education: USC's Thornton School of Music; "I majored in studio jazz guitar" 
  4. ^ "Reeve Carney on the Pressure and Pleasure of Starring in Spider-Man", broadway.com, December 16, 2010, he also starred in Taylor Swift's music video "I knew you were trouble"
  5. ^ a b "Cast list for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark at the Foxwoods Theatre (formerly Hilton Theatre)". Playbill.com. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
  6. ^ Healy, Patrick. "Spider-Man Opening Delayed Again". The New York Times. December 16, 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark Will Now Open in February 2011". Playbill.com. December 17, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2010.
  8. ^ Gioia, Michael. "Givenik Ambassador and Spider-Man Star Reeve Carney Supports Partnership for the Homeless (Video)". Playbill. Playbill. 
  9. ^ VIDEO: Taylor Swift Debuts New Music Video, 'I Knew You Were Trouble' Feat. Reeve Carney
  10. ^ "Reeve Carney Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Reeve Carney Album & Song Chart History - Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Reeve Carney Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Reeve Carney Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Reeve Carney Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 

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