Tom Waits is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor born in 1949 in Pomona, California. His first paying job as a musician is at the Heritage club in San Diego. Waits served with the United States Coast Guard before he embarks on a professional music career. Waits’ albums include Closing Time, The Heart of Saturday Night, Nighthawks at the Diner, Blue Valentine, Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, Franks Wild Years, The Black Rider, Real Gone, and Bad as Me. His movie appearances include Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Book of Eli, and Seven Psychopaths. Waits has two Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Waits and his wife and musical collaborator Kathleen Brennan live in Sonoma County, California. They have three children.