Peter Salett

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Peter Salett
Peter Salett
Background information
Birth name Peter Joseph Salett
Born (1969-05-12) May 12, 1969 (age 47)
Origin Princeton, New Jersey,
United States
Genres Rock, alt country, jazz
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, film composer, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1995–present
Labels Dusty Shoes Music,
Sweet Song,

Peter Joseph Salett (born May 12, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter. He is best known as a musician for his song "Heart of Mine" in the movie Keeping the Faith, his song score for the 2006 film Down in the Valley, and for co-writing the Dracula puppet musical finale, "A Taste for Love", in the Judd Apatow produced film, Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Salett moved with his family to Columbia, Maryland when he was four years old. His father, Stan Salett, was a civil rights organizer. While at Harper's Choice Middle School, he was in the same class as Edward Norton.[1] He later attended Brown University, graduating in 1991.

Salett has contributed music to numerous films including Keeping the Faith, Down in the Valley, The Ten and Wet Hot American Summer. He has also had roles in films such as Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.[2]

Keeping the Faith featured a T-Bone Burnett remix the track from Salett's second independent release, Heart of Mine.

Salett lives with his wife and child in Venice, California.


Films and awards
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Guitar dude
2002 Stella Shorts Guitar player / Indian / Cop / Terrorist / Shirpa
2005 The F Word Peter
2007 Superbad Tiger Greendragon
2007 The Ten Lying Rhine Body
2008 Role Models Ladislas of Leisure
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Keyboard player
2012 Wanderlust Manfreddie (uncredited)


  • 1998 – Paintings of These Days (Dusty Shoes Music)
  • 2000 – Heart of Mine (Dusty Shoes Music)
  • 2001 – Faded Blue Eyes (Dusty Shoes Music)
  • 2004 – After A While (Dusty Shoes Music)
  • 2008 – In The Ocean of the Stars (Dusty Shoes Music)
  • 2010 – The Carriage House Sessions, together with Larry Goldings (Sweet Song Records)
  • 2010 – Addicted to Distraction (Dusty Shoes Music)



  1. ^ Interview Peter Salett, June 2004
  2. ^ Pop-Rock Candy Mountain Peter Salett: A Star is Born, April 24, 2008