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"So how'd a punk like you even end up in here?"
—Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins is a featured fighter and a playable character in Def Jam Fight for NY.


Born Henry Garfield in 1961, he started singing in the DC punk band, State of Alert, as a teenager. Then he changed his name and became legendary as a front man for Black Flag and his own Rollins Band. Rollins performs and records spoken word, and writes books for his own publishing company. He got his start acting in a movie short by underground artist Raymond Pettibon, but really started acting after doing several ads and MTV appearances. The tattooed, muscle-bound man with the gravelly voice was a natural for tough-guy roles, and soon found himself playing cops and bodyguards in Hollywood features. Rollins seems convinced that there's nothing he isn't capable of, and so far there's little to refute the claim.

Def Jam Fight For NY

In Def Jam Fight For NY, you’ll find him in Stapleton Athletics where he’ll help you hone your skills.

Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover

Henry Rollins plays the same role as he did in Fight for NY, available for upgrading your skills. He is also used in the tutorial.


  • "In case you didn't notice, I'm not a nice guy. So get out of here." - Victory Outro
  • "Hey, how's it going?"
  • "Welcome back."
  • "Let's put your ass to work."
  • "You have achieved your goal."
  • "Go forth and kick ass!"
  • "What'll it be?"


See Henry Rollins/Gallery


  • Henry Rollins is the only fighter in Fight For NY who wields four different fighting styles.
    • However, in The Takeover he only has a maximum of three fighting styles.
  • In the story mode, when Hero faces him off in the Gauntlet tournament, his intro quote comes off as hilarious, especially since he's the one who trains the player to become much stronger.
  • Henry Rollins uses Ruffneck's front blazin' move "Ruffneck Rampage".
  • Rollins is one of two rock stars in Fight For NY; the other is Ice-T with his band Body Count.
Characters From Def Jam Fight For NY
Circuit Fighters: Baxter · Bo · Chiang · Cruz · Dan G · Masa · Meca · Nyne · Rome · Santos · Skull · Solo · Suspect · Teck · Trick
Shop Owners: Henry Rollins · Jacob · Manny · Snowman · Stingray
Circuit Announcer(s): DJ Enuff · DJ Felli Fel
Crooked Cops: Jervis · Starks
From The Takeover: O.G.