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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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Last Vegas
Last Vegas Soundtrack
(2013)
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack
(2013)
Shrek the Third
Shrek the Third Soundtrack
(2007)
Mr. Jealousy
Mr. Jealousy Soundtrack
(1997)

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 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Beast of Hollow Mountain (2017) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
- Cry Wilderness (2017) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
 2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Winter (2016) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
 2016 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Star Wars, Buster Keaton, Dinosaur (2016) ... (writer: "Cat's In the Cradle")
 2015 Rude(Ish) Tube (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.32 (2015) ... (performer: "Cats in the Cradle" - uncredited)
  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")
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - as Harry F. Chapin)
  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)
  Happy Endings (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Like Father, Like Gun (2011) ... (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)
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Unicorn (2004) ... (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the score for the stage musical, "Cotton Patch Gospel". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've got nothing against selling out, but just let me do it for something that matters. Not so I can be Number One With a Bullet, as it were, but so I can leave this world feeling like I made a difference. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 140-142. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »

Nickname:

Gapin' Chapin

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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