Gary Jules (born March 19 1969 in Fresno, California as Gary Jules Aguirre) is an American singer-songwriter.
Jules, together with friend Michael Andrews, recorded a cover of Tears for Fears' third single "Mad World" for the movie Donnie Darko.
In December 2003, two years after Donnie Darko was released, "Mad World" finally reached the charts and became the Christmas Number One in the UK. In early 2004, the song surfaced in the US and Canada. The song has been used on popular American TV shows, such as Without A Trace (Season Two Episode One, "The Bus"), ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Season Six Episode Two, "Room Service"), Smallville (Season Two Episode Eleven, "Visage"), Jericho, and was featured in the commercial for the Xbox 360 game Gears of War. As a result of the Gears of War advertisement, the song was "rediscovered" and landed in the Top 10s around the Province of Quebec in Canada in late 2006/early 2007.
Jules' song "Something Else" was used in Alias Season 3 and ...