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Ben Gibbard

Biography

Vocalist and frontman from the indie rock-band Loss of life Cab for Cutie. He also began the side task The Postal Assistance, launching the critically acclaimed 2003 record QUIT. He attended Traditional western Washington College or university where he researched engineering. He provides written content on gay privileges for The Daily Beast. He was wedded to celebrity and vocalist Zooey Deschanel from 2009 to 2012. He previously a minor function within the film Short Interviews with Hideous Guys, aimed by John Krasinski.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ben Gibbard
Date Of Birth August 11, 1976
Place Of Birth Bremerton, WA
Height 1.88 m
Profession Rock Singer
Education Olympic High School, Western Washington University
Nationality American
Spouse Zooey Deschanel
Siblings Megan Gibbard
Music Groups Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, Pedro the Lion, Kind of Like Spitting
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rock Song
Movies Laggies, Wheedle's Groove, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Kurt Cobain: About a Son
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Part of a two-piece electro band called "Postal Service" with James Tamborello.
2Frontman for Death Cab for Cutie.
3Ex-son-in-law of Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel.
4Ex-brother-in-law of Emily Deschanel and David Hornsby.
5Engaged to Zooey Deschanel [December 2008].


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Driving Doug2016writer: "Passenger Seat", "Expo 86", "Lightness", "Sound Of Settling", "Tiny Vessels", "Death Of An Interior Decorator", "Title And Registration", "Lack Of Color", "We Looked Like Giants", "The New Year", "Transatlanticism"
ConanTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2012 lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Laggies2014performer: "It's Never Too Late" / writer: "Such Great Heights", "It's Never Too Late"
ParenthoodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2011
So You Think You Can Dance2012-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Postal Service: A Tattered Line of String2013Short performer: "A Tattered Line of String" / writer: "A Tattered Line of String"
Smash2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Death of Spider-Man2011Video short writer: "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" - as Ben Gibbard
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friends with Benefits2011writer: "I Will Follow You Into The Dark"
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011
Chuck2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Arthur2011/Iperformer: "Where Our Destination Lies", "When the Sun Goes Down" - as Ben Gibbard / writer: "Where Our Destination Lies", "When the Sun Goes Down" - as Ben Gibbard
Beastly2011writer: "Transatlanticism" - as Benjamin D. Gibbard
The Art of Getting By2011writer: "We Will Become Silhouettes"
Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology2011Documentary writer: "Transatlanticism"
Easy A2010writer: "Transatlanticism"
The Twilight Saga: New Moon2009writer: "Meet Me On The Equinox"
Karaoke Revolution2009Video Game writer: "Soul Meets Body"
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Love Happens2009writer: "We Will Become Silhouettes"
The Hills2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Californication2007TV Series writer: "Passenger Seat"
Crooked Teeth2007Video short writer: "Crooked Teeth"
The Invisible2007writer: "I Will Follow You into the Dark"
The Black Donnellys2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ben Folds: Live at My Space2007Video writer: "Such Great Heights"
Catch and Release2006/IIwriter: "Soul Meets Body" 2005
Saturday Night Live2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Expo 86'2005Video short writer: "Expo 86"
The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes2005Short performer: "We Will Become Silhouettes" / writer: "We Will Become Silhouettes"
The Puffy Chair2005writer: "Transatlanticism" 2003
Life As We Know It2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Postal Service: Against All Odds2004Short performer: "Against All Odds Take A Look At Me Now"
Katydid2004Short writer: "Clark Gable" - as Ben Gibbard
The O.C.2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
D.E.B.S.2004writer: "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"
Garden State2004writer: "Such Great Heights" 2002 - as Ben Gibbard
Mean Creek2004writer: "The Sound of Settling"
The Postal Service: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight2003Short performer: "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" / writer: "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"
The Postal Service: Such Great Heights2003Short performer: "Such Great Heights" / writer: "Such Great Heights"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laggies2014
10 Years of the Postal Service2013Documentary short
The Postal Service: A Tattered Line of String2013Short
Crooked Teeth2007Video short
Kurt Cobain About a Son2006Documentary
The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes2005Short
The Postal Service: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight2003Short
The Postal Service: Such Great Heights2003Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Postal Service: A Tattered Line of String2013Short music producer, songwriter, musician, engineer, mixer, vocals, guitar, keyboard
Crooked Teeth2007Video short musician
Kurt Cobain About a Son2006Documentary score performer
The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes2005Short music producer, vocals, keyboard, songwriter, musician, engineer, mixer
The Postal Service: Against All Odds2004Short music producer, vocals, guitar, songwriter, engineer
The Postal Service: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight2003Short music producer, vocals, guitar, songwriter, engineer
The Postal Service: Such Great Heights2003Short music producer, musician, engineer, mixer, guitar, keyboard, songwriter

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Postal Service Auditions2013Video short
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009Harry / Subject #20 (as Ben Gibbard)
The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes2005ShortFamily

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crooked Teeth2007Video short writer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Death Cab for Cutie / Himself - Musical Guest
The Glamour & the Squalor2015DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHimself
Retro 302015TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2015TV SeriesHimself
Sonic Highways2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
10 Years of the Postal Service2013Documentary shortHimself
The Colbert Report2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Death Cab for Cutie: You Are a Tourist2011Video shortHimself
Music2010DocumentaryHimself
Wheedle's Groove2009Video documentary
Soundstage2009TV Series documentaryHimself
D Tour2009DocumentaryHimself
Death Cab for Cutie: Open Windows2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur2008DocumentaryHimself
Crooked Teeth2007Video shortHimself (voice)
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live2006TV SeriesHimself
House Band2005TV SeriesHimself
Drive Well, Sleep Carefully: On the Road with Death Cab for Cutie2005DocumentaryHimself
The Postal Service: Against All Odds2004ShortHimself (as The Postal Service) (voice)
The Postal Service: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight2003ShortHimself (as The Postal Service)
The Postal Service: Such Great Heights2003ShortHimself (voice)

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