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Paul Simon

Born on October 13, 1941 in Newark New Jersey, Paul Simon is one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever. In 1957, he and high school pal, Art Garfunkel, wrote and recorded the single, "Hey Schoolgirl", under the name "Tom and Jerry". After some failures, they broke up. Simon still wrote and recorded music as "Tico and The Triumps" and "Jerry Landis". He also attended Queens College and got a B.A. in English. He also studied law but quit to pursue a music career in 1964.He and Art Garfunkel got back together as Simon & Garfunkel and recorded "Wednesday Morning 3 a.m.". After the commercial failure of the album, they broke up again. Simon left America to go to England, where he played in folk circuits and he made a solo album. Back in America, the producer of their first album, Tom Wilson, dubbed bass, electric guitar, and drums to the all-acoustic song, "Sound of Silence", which propelled them into the folk-rock scene. Simon & Garfunkel were back and, in 1966, they had popularity with the album, "The Sound of Silence", which features songs such as "I am a Rock", "Richard Cory" and "Kathy's Song". Their next album, "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme", had songs such as "Homeward Bound" "The 59th Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)".In 1967, Mike Nichols asked Simon to write a score for his upcoming movie, The Graduate (1967). Their next album, "Bookends", which is considered one of the greatest albums of the sixties, featured songs such as "Mrs. Robinson" from The Graduate (1967), "Hazy Shade of Winter", "At The Zoo", "America". Their last album, "Bridge Over Troubled Water", featured songs such as the title song, "The Boxer", "Cecilia".In the seventies, Simon emerged as a singer/songwriter with albums such as "Paul Simon", Still Crazy After All These Years", "Hearts and Bones", "Graceland", and "Songs from the Capeman". Aside from music, he wrote and starred in the movie, One-Trick Pony (1980), and reunited with friend, Art Garfunkel, in 1981, to give a concert in Central Park.


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Born:
Oct 13, 1941 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
62
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series The Affair 2014-10-12

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 26 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Filmography
About a Boy Unknown 2014-02-22
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
The Affair Unknown 2014-10-12
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Halt and Catch Fire Unknown 2014-06-01
Welcome to Sweden Unknown 2014-07-10
The Leftovers Unknown 2014-06-29
My Mad Fat Diary Unknown 2013-01-14
Masters of Sex Unknown 2013-09-29
The Blacklist Unknown 2013-09-23
Napoleon Dynamite Unknown 2012-01-15
The Voice UK Unknown 2012-03-24
Scandal Unknown 2012-04-05
The Mindy Project Unknown 2012-09-25
Portlandia Unknown 2011-01-11
Alphas Unknown 2011-07-11
Enlightened Unknown 2011-10-10
Parenthood Unknown 2010-03-02
Louie Unknown 2010-06-29
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Parks and Recreation Unknown 2009-04-09
Eastbound & Down Unknown 2009-02-15
Glee Unknown 2009-05-19
Ruby & the Rockits Unknown 2009-07-21
Mad Men Unknown 2007-07-19
Dancing on Ice Unknown 2006-01-08
Brothers & Sisters Unknown 2006-09-24
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Strictly Come Dancing Unknown 2004-05-15
Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
The X Factor UK Unknown 2004-09-04
One Tree Hill Unknown 2003-09-23
Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Arrested Development Unknown 2003-11-02
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
American Dreams Unknown 2002-09-29
Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Boston Public Unknown 2000-10-23
The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
The King of Queens Unknown 1998-09-21
Millennium Unknown 1996-10-25
Rock & Roll Himself 1995-09-24
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Unknown 1988-11-24
The Wonder Years Unknown 1988-01-31
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07
It's Garry Shandling's Show. Unknown 1986-09-10
Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
The Greatest American Hero Unknown 1981-03-18
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-01-29
Austin City Limits Self 1 episode, 2016 1975
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21