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Jim Carroll (I) (1949–2009)

In the 1960s Jim Carroll was a basketball prodigy and a fountain of untapped talent. He was also progressively becoming an addict. Through his teenage years, he discovered love, loss, pain, joy, and everything in between which is thoroughly recounted in his infamous book "The Basketball Diaries". The years recounted in his book tell the stories of ... See full bio »

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Known For

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
(1982)
The Basketball Diaries
The Basketball Diaries Frankie Pinewater
(1995)
Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead Soundtrack
(2004)
Tuff Turf
Tuff Turf Himself
(1985)

Filmography

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 2014/IV Ouija (Short) (writer: "People Who Died")
 2006 The Darwin Awards (writer: "People Who Died" - as Jim Dennis Carroll)
 2004 Dawn of the Dead (writer: "People Who Died")
 1997 Still Breathing (performer: "Invention No.1 in C-Major")
 1995 The Basketball Diaries (performer: "Catholic Boy") / (writer: "Catholic Boy", "People Who Died")
 1985 Tuff Turf (performer: "PEOPLE WHO DIED", "VOICES", "IT'S TOO LATE") / (writer: "PEOPLE WHO DIED", "VOICES", "IT'S TOO LATE")
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (performer: "People Who Died") / (writer: "People Who Died")
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 1995 The Basketball Diaries
Frankie Pinewater (as James Dennis Carroll)
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 1995 Curtis's Charm (story)
 1995 The Basketball Diaries (novel)
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 2007 Obscene (Documentary)
Himself
 2000 The Third Mind (Documentary)
 1989 Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets (Documentary)
Himself
 1985 Tuff Turf
Himself
 1982 Poetry in Motion (Documentary)
Himself

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Recording artist whose albums include Catholic Boy (1980), which included the hit "People Who Died"; Dry Dreams (1982); I Write Your Name (1983); Praying Mantis (1991); World Without Gravity: The Best of the Jim Carroll Band (1994); Pools of Mercury (1998); and Runaway (2000).

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

James Dennis Carroll
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Finishing work on his first novel, The Petting Zoo, which he has been working on for over a decade. The novel is due for publication sometime in 2005 by Viking Penguin. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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