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Donald Fagen

Donald Fagen (b. January 10, 1948, Passaic, N.J.) was trained in classical piano from an early age, and while studying English at Bard College, he met Walter Becker (b. February 5, 1950, Brooklyn, N.Y.), who played guitar. Having similar tastes in classical jazz, he and Becker decided to team up as musicians, where they performed as backup tour ... See full bio »

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 2015 Big Noise, New York (Video short) (writer: "Big Noise, New York")
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Meryl Streep/Jerrod Carmichael/Albert Hammond Jr. (2015) ... (writer: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" - uncredited)
 2013 American Hustle (writer: "Dirty Work")
 2013 R.I.P.D. (writer: "Hey Nineteen")
 2010-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 14 episodes)
- Episode #21.154 (2013) ... (writer: "Reelin' In the Years" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.79 (2013) ... (writer: "Reelin' In the Years" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.77 (2013) ... (writer: "Reelin' In the Years" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.57 (2012) ... (writer: "Reelin' In the Years" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.200 (2012) ... (writer: "Reelin' In the Years" - uncredited)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #20.43 (2012) ... (performer: "Weather in My Head")
- Episode #19.36 (2011) ... (writer: "Home at Last" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.179 (2011) ... (writer: "Reelin' In the Years" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.173 (2011) ... (writer: "Reelin' In the Years" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.145 (2011) ... (writer: "Reelin' In the Years" - uncredited)
 2012 The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Kid Charlemagne", "Hey Nineteen", "Peg", "Reelin' In The Years", "Pretzel Logic")
 2011 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Don't Want to Do This Without You (2011) ... (writer: "Only a Fool Would Say" - uncredited)
 2010 One Night Stand (TV Series short) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kid Went Nuts! (2010) ... (writer: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number")
- Paul's Birthday Present (2010) ... (writer: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number")
 2010 All Good Things (writer: "Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More", "Do It Again", "Don't Take Me Alive")
 2010 The A-Team (writer: "REELIN' IN THE YEARS")
 2009 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Sex Issue (2009) ... (writer: "Black Cow")
 2008 Life on Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Man Who Sold the World (2008) ... (writer: "Reeling In The Years" - uncredited)
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "Do It Again")
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Glory Days (2008) ... (writer: "Do It Again", "Reelin' In The Years")
 2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno (performer: "New Frontier") / (writer: "New Frontier")
 2007 Zodiac (writer: "Deacon Blues")
 2006 Rabbit Fever (writer: "REELIN' IN THE YEARS")
 2006 Invincible (writer: "Do It Again")
 2005 The Devil's Rejects (writer: "Reelin' in the Years")
 2005 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Future-Drama (2005) ... (performer: "I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World)")
 2005 CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005, Night 2 (Video) (writer: "Jack of Speed")
 2004 In Good Company (writer: "Reeling in the Years" (1972))
 2004 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rose and Raven Rosenberg (2004) ... (writer: "Deacon Blue")
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nobody Sleeps (2003) ... (writer: "Peg")
 2003 The One (TV Movie) (writer: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number")
 2002 The Dead Zone (Video) (writer: "Do It Again")
 2002 Comedian (Documentary) (writer: "Jack of Speed", "Deacon Blues")
 2002 The Dead Zone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wheel of Fortune (2002) ... (writer: "Do It Again")
 2002 Laurel Canyon (writer: "Do It Again" (1972) - as Donald Jay Fagen)
 2002 Ed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Power of the Person (2002) ... (writer: "Reelin' In The Years")
 2002 The Kid Stays in the Picture (Documentary) (writer: "Dirty Work", "Do It Again")
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood (2001) ... (writer: "Dirty Work" - uncredited)
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "Reeling in the Years")
 2000 Me, Myself & Irene (writer: "Do It Again", "Midnight Cruiser" (uncredited), "Barrytown" (uncredited), "Any Major Dude Will Tell You", "Only A Fool Would Say That", "Bodhisattva", "Bad Sneakers", "Reelin' In The Years" (uncredited), "Razor Boy", "Monkey In Your Soul", "Chain Lightning")
 1999 Outside Providence (writer: "Do It Again")
 1998 All Saints: The Video (Video) (writer: "I Know Where It's At", "I Know Where It's At (Live)" (uncredited) - as Fagen)
 1997 Fresh Pop (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- All Saints: I Know Where It's At (1997) ... (writer: "I Know Where It's At" - as Fagan)
 1996 Eddie (writer: "AIN'T NO LOVE")
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wild Cards (1995) ... (writer: "Doctor Wu" - uncredited)
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Madame Blavatsky (1994) ... (performer: "Snowbound")
 1992 Love Potion No. 9 (performer: "RUBY BABY")
 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross (writer: "Blue Lou")
 1992 Sjans (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Geld (1992) ... (writer: "Do It Again" - uncredited)
 1991 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Aftermath (1991) ... (writer: "Dirty Work" - uncredited)
- Daddy's Little Girl (1991) ... (writer: "Black Cow" - uncredited)
  Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1991)
- The Party Fish (1991) ... (performer: "The Goodbye Look", "Maxine" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Goodbye Look", "Maxine" - uncredited)
 1990 Air America (writer: "Do It Again")
 1989 Say Anything... (writer: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number")
 1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks (performer: "REFLECTIONS")
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City (lyrics: "Century's End") / (music: "Century's End") / (performer: "Bright Lights, Big City", "Century's End") / (producer: "BNT Blues", "Bright Lights, Big City", "Century's End")
 1985 Mask (writer: "Dirty Work", "Do It Again")
 1982 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Deadly Maneuvers (1982) ... (writer: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number")
 1982 Making Love (performer: "The Goodbye Look") / (writer: "The Goodbye Look")
 1981 Heavy Metal (arranger: "True Companion") / (performer: "True Companion") / (writer: "True Companion")
 1980 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Real Families (1980) ... (writer: "Peg", "Deacon Blues")
 1980 Phobia (writer: "My Rival")
 1978 FM (writer: "FM (No Static At All)", "Do It Again", "FM (Reprise)")
 1976 Pauline's Quirkes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (writer: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number")
 1975 Day Dreamer (writer: "Do It Again" - uncredited)
 1974 Little Girl Blue (writer: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" - uncredited)
 1974 Mob Job (writer: "Show Biz Kids" - uncredited)
 1971 You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat (writer: "You've Got To Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat", "Flotsam and Jetsam", "War and Peace", "Roll Back the Meaning", "You've Got To Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat" (reprise), "Dog Eat Dog", "Red Giant/White Dwarf", "If It Rains")
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Solo works: The Nightfly (1982), Kamakiriad (1993), and Morph the Cat (2006). In 2007 these three albums were packaged together as "The Nightfly Trilogy" Boxed set, which also included a bonus CD of unreleased songs. See more »

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Popularity has everything to do with business and nothing to do with music. See more »


Steely Dan (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, and many other fabulous musicians) is on their "Everything Must Go" tour of the U.S., ending in October. See more »

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