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Jan Berry (I) (1941–2004)

Jan Berry was one half of the popular 1960s "surf music" singing duo Jan & Dean, who enjoyed chart success with songs including "Surf City", "Little Old Lady from Pasadena", "Popsicle", "Dead Mans Curve", "Drag City" and "Ride the Wild Surf". Berry met future singing partner Dean Torrence at University High School in West Los Angeles and they ... See full bio »

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 2011 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ten Years of Disney's California Adventure (2011) ... (writer: "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena")
 2005 The Brice Man (writer: "Surf City")
  The King of Queens (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2004) (music - 1 episode, 2004)
- Awful Bigamy (2004) ... (lyrics: "Surf City" - uncredited) / (music: "Surf City" - uncredited)
 2004 Riding Giants (Documentary) (writer: "Ride the Wild Surf")
 2003 Stealing Sinatra (writer: "Surf City")
  Biography (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Jan & Dean: The Other Beach Boys (2002) ... (performer: "Mother Earth") / (writer: "Surf City", "There in the Night", "Jennie Lee", "Dead Man's Curve", "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)", "Mother Earth", "Spring Break")
 2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family (TV Movie) (writer: "SURF CITY")
 1999 Blink 182: The Urethra Chronicles (Video documentary) (writer: "Dead Man's Curve")
 1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Dead Man's Curve")
 1999 Blast from the Past (writer: "Surf City")
 1998 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Two Girls for Every Boy (1998) ... (writer: "Surf City" - uncredited)
 1998 Dead Man's Curve (writer: "Dead Man's Curve" - as Berry)
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hello Nice Warners/La Behemoth/Little Old Slappy from Pasadena (1993) ... (writer: "Little Old Lady from Pasadena")
 1992 Breaking the Rules (lyrics: "Surf City") / (music: "Surf City")
  Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- The Green Room (1990) ... (performer: "Surf City" - uncredited) / (writer: "Surf City" - uncredited)
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Animal Frat - October 19, 1967 (1990) ... (writer: "Surf City" - uncredited)
 1989 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Legend of Dinosaurs (1989) ... (writer: "Surf City")
 1984 DTV: Pop & Rock (Video) (performer: "Surf City") / (writer: "Surf City")
 1980 The Hollywood Knights (writer: "Surf City")
 1979 More American Graffiti (writer: "Dead Man's Curve")
 1978 Deadman's Curve (TV Movie) (performer: "Sidewalk Surfin'")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shindig in Hawaii: Part 1 (1965) ... (writer: "Honolulu Lulu")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Aloha a Go Go (1965) ... (writer: "Honolulu Lulu", "Surf City", "You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy")
 1964 The T.A.M.I. Show (Documentary) (writer: "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena")
 1964 Ride the Wild Surf ("Ride the Wild Surf")
 1964 The New Interns (writer: "Come On, Let's Go")
 1958 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dennis Gets a Million Dollars (1958) ... (performer: "The Beat That Can't Be Beat" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Co-starred with Dean Torrence in a sitcom pilot called "The Jan and Dean Show" in which the singers played college students who embarked on a nationwide tour accompanied only by their young female manager. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Portrayals | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jan & Dean | Jan and Dean | Jan


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Fathered a son, Steve, with a girlfriend when he was a teenager but allowed his parents to adopt Steve and raise him as their own son. When Steve found out Jan was his father, he became infuriated by the deception and never reconciled with him. Steve died of AIDS in November 1995. See more »

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