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Harry Chapin (1942–1981)

A singer/songwriter and activist for many charitable causes, especially in the realm of ending world hunger, Harry Chapin never let the often lukewarm reviews of his music-making abilities phase him and as a result of his strong folksy persona, the fans he made stuck by him throughout his career and continue to this day. Born December 7, 1942, in ... See full bio »

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  The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1991 - 2013) (performer - 2 episodes, 1991 - 2013)
- Labor Pains (2013) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
- Bart's Girlfriend (1994) ... (writer: "Cat's In The Cradle")
- Saturdays of Thunder (1991) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
 2013 Last Vegas (performer: "Cat's In The Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's In The Cradle")
  Modern Family (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- A Slight at the Opera (2013) ... (performer: "Cat's In The Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's In The Cradle" - uncredited)
 2011 Robot Chicken (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Terms of Endaredevil (2011) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
  The Office (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- St. Patrick's Day (2010) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
 2008 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Not a Father's Day (2008) ... (writer: "Cats in the Cradle" - uncredited)
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Music with a Message (2008) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
 2007 Shrek the Third (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
  'Til Death (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- I Heart Woodcocks (2007) ... (performer: "Cats in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cats in the Cradle")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Justin Timberlake (2006) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
- Jack Black/John Mayer (2003) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
- The Rock/Andrew W.K. (2002) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
  That '70s Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- The Career Day (1999) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Werewolf (1998) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
 1997 Mr. Jealousy (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
 1991 Tribute to Harry Chapin (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Circle", "Sandy", "Cats in the Cradle", "W.O.L.D.", "Six String Orchestra", "Remember When the Music", "Tangled Up Puppet", "One Light in a Dark Valley", "Shooting Star", "Last Stand", "Circle reprise")
 1990 Get a Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dadicus (1990) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
 1981 Harry Chapin: The Final Concert (Documentary) (performer: "Story of a Life", "Shooting Star", "Taxi", "Mr. Tanner", "W*O*L*D", "Better Place to Be", "Cats in the Cradle", "Flowers are Red", "Dreams Go By", "Mail Order Annie", "30,000 Pounds of Bananas", "Sequel", "You Are the Only Song", "Circle") / (writer: "Story of a Life", "Shooting Star", "Taxi", "Mr. Tanner", "W*O*L*D", "Better Place to Be", "Flowers are Red", "Dreams Go By", "Mail Order Annie", "30,000 Pounds of Bananas", "Sequel", "You Are the Only Song", "Circle")
 1981 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 (1981) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
 1975 Dinah! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.25 (1975) ... (writer: "Taxi")
 1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 1 May 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
- Episode dated 22 April 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "I Wanna Learn a Love Song")
 1972 The Circle (writer: "Circles")
 1971 Blue Water, White Death (Documentary) (writer: "Someone Keeps Calling My Name")
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Other Works:

Wrote, produced and starred in the 1975 Broadway musical, "The Night That Made America Famous", based on his songs. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Feeding hungry people is important in the short run, but in the long run you've got to realize that powerful forces are creating those hungry people. Those people don't just choose to starve. Our job is to look at those forces and deal with them. See more »

Trivia:

Uncle of Lily Chapin and Abigail Chapin. See more »

Nickname:

Gapin' Chapin

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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