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John Denver (1943–1997)


As the son of an Air Force officer, Denver was constantly moved from state to state and country to country. It was in Tucson, Arizona, that his grandmother gave him his first acoustic guitar, a gift that would prove an icebreaker when meeting other students at the many new schools in which he was placed. After settling with his family in Fort ... See full bio »

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 2014 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8392 (2014) ... (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - uncredited)
 2014 Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Offer (2014) ... (performer: "Some Days Are Diamonds " - uncredited)
 2014 Pastor Mike Online (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday and the Mark of the Beast (2014) ... (writer: "Rocky Mountain High" - uncredited)
 2014 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 6 (2014) ... (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 2013 John Denver: Country Boy (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream", "The Eagle and the Hawk", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Starwood In Aspen", "I Think I'd Rather Be a Cowboy", "Sunshine on My Shoulders", "Matthew", "I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado", "I'm Sorry", "Calypso", "I Want To Live", "Like A Sad Song", "Falling Out of Love", "Flying For Me", "My Sweet Lady", "Poems, Prayers and Promises") / (writer: "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "The Eagle and the Hawk", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Starwood In Aspen", "I Think I'd Rather Be a Cowboy", "Sunshine on My Shoulders", "Matthew", "I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado", "I'm Sorry", "Calypso", "I Want To Live", "Like A Sad Song", "Falling Out of Love", "Flying For Me", "My Sweet Lady", "Poems, Prayers and Promises")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Final Showdown, Part 2 (2013) ... (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
  Gent de paraula (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2013) (writer - 2 episodes, 2013)
- Episode #3.34 (2013) ... (performer: "Your Heart Is As Black As Night") / (writer: "Your Heart Is As Black As Night")
- Episode #3.33 (2013) ... (performer: "Annie's Song") / (writer: "Annie's Song")
 2013 Mike & Molly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Molly's Out of Town (2013) ... (writer: "Calypso")
 2013 Jäger des Augenblicks - Ein Abenteuer am Mount Roraima (Documentary) (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 2013 Our Nixon (Documentary) (performer: "Last Night I had the Strangest Dream")
 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Annie's Song")
 2012 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: The Answer to a Riddle (2012) ... (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 2012 Dreaming Alaska (writer: "Alaska & Me")
 2012 When the Lights Went Out (writer: "Annie's Song")
 2011 The Guard (performer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane") / (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 2011 't Schaep Met De 5 Pooten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Harrie (2011) ... (writer: "Het leven is een droom")
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Puff el drac màgic (2010) ... (writer: "Camí Ral")
  World News Now (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode dated 16 July 2010 (2010) ... (performer: "Fly Away") / (writer: "Fly Away")
 2010 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Honeymooners (2010) ... (writer: "Leaving On A Jet Plane" - uncredited)
 2010 Community (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Romantic Expressionism (2010) ... (writer: "Annie's Song" - uncredited)
 2009 Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie) (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - uncredited)
 2009 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2009) ... (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - uncredited)
 2007-2009 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Michael Scott Paper Company (2009) ... (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" - uncredited)
- Launch Party (2007) ... (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - uncredited)
 2008 The Sarah Silverman Program. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vow Wow (2008) ... (writer: "Annie's Song")
 2008 Killshot (lyrics: "Annie's Song") / (music: "Annie's Song")
 2008 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.6 (2008) ... (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - uncredited)
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Camdenites: Part 1 (2008) ... (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" - uncredited)
 2008 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Karaoke Classics (2008) ... (performer: "Thank God I'm A Country Boy")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Remember When (2007) ... (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 2007 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- American Dream Factory (2007) ... (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 2006 Today's Country Music (Video) (performer: "Rocky Mountain High") / (writer: "Rocky Mountain High")
  Prison Break (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- First Down (2006) ... (performer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads") / (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 2006 The Loop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bear Drop Soup (2006) ... (writer: "Leaving On A Jet Plane" - uncredited)
  Big Love (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Viagra Blue (2006) ... (performer: "Rocky Mountain High") / (writer: "Rocky Mountain High")
 2006 Falcon Beach (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Starting Over (2006) ... (writer: "Leaving On A Jet Plane")
 2005 Almost Heaven (writer: "Country Roads", "Country Roads (Hotel Version)")
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- The Woods (2005) ... (performer: "Sunshine On My Shoulders") / (writer: "Sunshine On My Shoulders")
 2005 América (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 March 2005 (2005) ... (writer: "Take me Home, Country Roads" - uncredited)
  Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Hochspannung (2005) ... (performer: "Take Me Home Country Roads") / (writer: "Take Me Home Country Roads")
 2004 House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Damned If You Do (2004) ... (performer: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" - uncredited)
 2004 Airline (TV Series) (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
  Die Lugners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Episode #2.8 (2004) ... (performer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" - uncredited) / (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" - uncredited)
 2003 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Aus alter Freundschaft (2003) ... (performer: "Leaving On A Jet Plane")
 2003 Tarnation (Documentary) (writer: "Back Home Again")
  Boston Public (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Chapter Sixty-Six (2003) ... (performer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads") / (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 2003 Final Destination 2 (writer: "Rocky Mountain High")
 2002 Catch Me If You Can (writer: "Leaving On A Jet Plane")
  Spaced (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Leaves (2001) ... (performer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane (Babe I Hate to Go)") / (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane (Babe I Hate to Go)")
 2001 The Wedding Planner (performer: "Annie's Song") / (writer: "Annie's Song")
 2000 Final Destination (performer: "Rocky Mountain High") / (writer: "Rocky Mountain High")
 1999 Superstar ("Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 1998 Armageddon (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 1998 Girls' Night ("Leaving On A Jet Plane")
 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding (writer: "Annie's Song")
 1996 The Rock (writer: "Leaving On A Jet Plane")
 1995 Whisper of the Heart (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 1995 John Denver: The Wildlife Concert (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Eagles and Horses") / (music: "Eagles and Horses") / (performer: "Eagles and Horses", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Back Home Again", "You Say the Battle Is Over", "A Song for All Lovers", "Rocky Mountain High", "I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado", "I'd Rather Be a Cowboy", "For You", "I'm Sorry", "Fly Away", "Two Different Directions", "Shanghai Breezes", "Annie's Song", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", "Wild Montana Skies", "Darcy Farrow", "Poems, Prayers, & Promises", "The Harder They Fall", "Bet On the Blues", "Falling Out of Love", "Calypso", "Amazon", "Leaving on a Jet Plane/Goodbye Again") / (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Back Home Again", "A Song for All Lovers", "Rocky Mountain High", "I'd Rather Be a Cowboy", "For You", "I'm Sorry", "Fly Away", "Shanghai Breezes", "Annie's Song", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", "Wild Montana Skies", "Poems, Prayers, & Promises", "Calypso", "Leaving on a Jet Plane/Goodbye Again")
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bart of Darkness (1994) ... (writer: "Sunshine on My Shoulders")
 1992-1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Invasion USA (1994) ... (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
- Radar Secret Service (1993) ... (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
- Attack of the the Eye Creatures (1992) ... (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
- Being from Another Planet (1992) ... (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 1994 Mickey's Fun Songs: Campout at Walt Disney World (Video short) (lyrics: "Country Roads") / (music: "Country Roads")
 1993 Son in Law (performer: "Thank God I'm a Country Boy")
 1989 Roger & Me (Documentary) (writer: "Back Home Again")
  Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1987) (writer - 1 episode, 1987)
- Limbo (1987) ... (performer: "Looking For Space" - uncredited) / (writer: "Looking For Space" - uncredited)
 1986 The Christmas Gift (TV Movie) (performer: "Love Again") / (writer: "Love Again")
 1986 Fire and Ice (performer: "Downhill Stuff")
 1970-1985 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- For Ever Love (1985) ... (writer: "Annie's Song")
- Opportunity's Knocking (1970) ... (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 1985 Water (lyrics: "Leaving on a Jet Plane") / (music: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 1984 Mocedades: 15 años de música (TV Movie) (writer: "Así fue nuestro amor")
 1982 Du grand large aux Grands Lacs (Documentary) (writer: "Storms of November")
  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1982)
- Gold Fever (1982) ... (lyrics: "Take Me Home, Country Roads") / (music: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 1982 The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion (TV Movie) (writer: "Leaving On A Jet Plane")
 1981 Mensen zoals jij en ik (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bang in het donker/Kerstavond (1981) ... (performer: "Silver Bells")
 1979 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (TV Movie) (performer: "The Twelve Days Of Christmas", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "The Peace Carol", "A Baby Just Like You", "When The River Meets The Sea", "Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913", "Alfie: The Christmas Tree", "It's In Every One Of Us", "Silent Night/Stille Nacht", "We Wish You A Merry Christmas") / (writer: "A Baby Just Like You", "Alfie: The Christmas Tree")
 1979 The Odd Angry Shot (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 1979 The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (TV Special) (performer: "Rhymes and Reasons", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart") / (writer: "Rhymes and Reasons")
 1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Annie's Song")
- Episode dated 29 June 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Annie's Song")
- Episode dated 15 June 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Annie's Song")
- Episode dated 25 May 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Annie's Song")
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cheryl Ladd (1978) ... (writer: "Sunshine on My Shoulders" - uncredited)
 1977 Who Are the DeBolts? [And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?] (Documentary) (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 1976 Carpenters Very First Television Special (TV Special) (writer: "Poems Prayers & Promises")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (writer: "Thank God I'm a Country Girl")
 1975 A Fantasy Fulfilled (performer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Windsong" - uncredited) / (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Windsong" - uncredited)
 1975 Rocky Mountain Christmas (TV Special) (performer: "Fly Away", "Friends with You", "Silent Night") / (writer: "Fly Away")
 1975 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- America on the Move (1975) ... (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - uncredited)
 1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 April 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Follow Me")
 1974 Sounds Like Les Dawson (TV Movie) (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" - uncredited)
  Countdown (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1974)
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... (performer: "Annie's Song") / (writer: "Annie's Song")
 1974 Sierra (TV Series) (lyrics: "Sierra")
 1974 McCloud (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Colorado Cattle Caper (1974) ... (performer: "Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado")
 1973 Hooker's Holiday (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" - uncredited)
 1973 Sunshine (TV Movie) ("Take Me Home, Country Roads") / (lyrics: "My Sweet Lady", "Day Dreams", "Goodbye Again", "Poems, Prayers And Promises", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", "Winter") / (music: "My Sweet Lady", "Day Dreams", "Goodbye Again", "Poems, Prayers And Promises", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", "Winter")
 1973 Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (writer: "Follow me")
 1972 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 October 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 1972 Butterflies Are Free ("Take Me Home, Country Roads")
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3 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on composing for The Bears and I (1974)] Heck, I'm no Henry Mancini or Michel Legrand. I just play the guitar and write songs. I know I'm incapable of orchestrating an entire film. They just asked me to write something expressing the story about a guy who's back from Vietnam and sorta lost, who goes to an Indian village in the Northwest.

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Biography in: "American National Biography." Supplement 1, pp. 155-156. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. See more »

Trademark:

Wore wire framed glasses

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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