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Perry Como (1912–2001)

In a singing (and sometimes acting) career that spanned over six decades, the name Perry Como has come to mean that warm, smooth, easy-listening, general-audience, slow-flame romance that characterized popular music in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. It has also come to represent an overall good feeling. Telling of the success of the appeal of that good... See full bio »

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 2015/I Krampus (performer: "Silent Night")
 2015 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Back to the Future II (2015) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2015 Carol (performer: "Silver Bells")
 2015 All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (Documentary) (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Week 6: Halloween Special (2014) ... (performer: "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" - uncredited)
 2014 Waterloo Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- One Good Turn (2014) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
 2014 Masters of Sex (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Asterion (2014) ... (performer: "Catch a Falling Star" - uncredited)
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Week 10: The Grand Final (2014) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
- Week 2: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
 2013 Kirstie's Crafty Christmas (TV Movie) (performer: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - uncredited)
 2013 RED 2 (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
  Hannibal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Oeuf (2013) ... (performer: "There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas" - uncredited) / (writer: "There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas" - uncredited)
 2012-2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.8 (2013) ... (performer: "Catch a Falling Star" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (performer: "Magic Moments", "You're Just in Love" - uncredited)
  The Neighbors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Thanksgiving Is for the Bird-Kersees (2012) ... (performer: "Prayer of Thanksgiving (Bonus Track)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Prayer of Thanksgiving (Bonus Track)" - uncredited)
 2011 Kirstie's Handmade Britain (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kirstie's Handmade Christmas (2011) ... (performer: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - uncredited)
 2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (performer: "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas")
 2011 Crimson Winter (TV Movie) (performer: "Jingle Bells")
 2011 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Lazy Song (2011) ... (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2011 Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 6B (2011) ... (performer: "Feelings" - uncredited)
  Lost (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 2004 - 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Candidate (2010) ... ("Catch a Falling Star") / (performer: "Catch a Falling Star")
- Sundown (2010) ... ("Catch a Falling Star") / (performer: "Catch a Falling Star")
- Whatever Happened, Happened (2009) ... ("Catch a Falling Star") / (performer: "Catch a Falling Star")
- Maternity Leave (2006) ... ("Catch a Falling Star") / (performer: "Catch a Falling Star" (uncredited), "Catch a Falling Star")
- Fire + Water (2006) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo " - uncredited) / (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo " - uncredited)
  Rock & Chips (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Pilot (2010) ... (performer: "Delaware" - uncredited) / (writer: "Delaware" - uncredited)
 2009 Everybody's Fine (performer: "Catch a Falling Star", "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (performer: "Dig You Later (A-Hubba Hubba Hubba)" - uncredited)
 2009 Loose Women (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.123 (2009) ... (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2008 Four Christmases (performer: " (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays")
 2008 Chuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Ex (2008) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
 2008 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Doom's IV #2 (2008) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
 2008 Pride and Glory (performer: "Jingle Bells")
 2008 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Three Sundays (2008) ... (performer: "Blue Room" - uncredited)
 2008 That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (TV Movie) (performer: "Till the End of Time", "It's Impossible" - uncredited)
 2007 Smother (performer: "Till the End of Time")
 2007 A Life in Words and Music (Video short) ("Blue Room")
 2007 Daphne (TV Movie) (performer: "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" - uncredited)
 2007 Zodiac (performer: "There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas")
 2006 Bobby (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2006 Stick It (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2005 History Detectives (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jim Thorpe Ticket/Land Grant/Leisurama Homes (2005) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes")
 2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2004 The Polar Express (performer: "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas")
 2004 Going the Distance (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Boy in the Box (2004) ... (performer: "Catch a Falling Star" - uncredited)
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (performer: "Hoop-De-Doo")
 2003 The Night We Called It a Day (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2003 Normal (TV Movie) (performer: "Home for the Holidays")
 2002 Two Weeks Notice (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1999-2002 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Weight (2002) ... (performer: "No Other Love", "It's Impossible" - uncredited)
- Meadowlands (1999) ... (performer: "Prisoner of Love" - uncredited)
 2002 Serving Sara (performer: "Love Is a Christmas Rose")
 2002 Hart's War (performer: "Lili Marlene")
 2001 Ocean's Eleven (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2000 Angel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Are You Now or Have You Ever Been (2000) ... (performer: "Hoop-De-Doo" - uncredited)
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret (performer: "A Dreamer's Holiday")
 1999 Liberty Heights (performer: "Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)")
 1999 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (performer: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "The Way You Look Tonight" - uncredited)
 1999 Bowfinger (performer: "And I Love You So")
 1999 Dogma (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1999 Blast from the Past (performer: "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive", "It's a Good Day", "Like Someone in Love", "It's Been a Long, Long Time", "Round and Round")
  Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- The Toaster (1998) ... (performer: "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" - uncredited) / (writer: "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" - uncredited)
 1998 Home Fries (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1998 Slums of Beverly Hills (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Can We Do This? (1998) ... (performer: "Magic Moments")
- Apollo One (1998) ... (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1998 Johnny Skidmarks (performer: "Magic Moments", "Round and Round")
 1997 Paws (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1996 The Pallbearer (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1994 Bert (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hjärnsläpp (1994) ... ("IT'S IMPOSSIBLE")
 1994 Paint Cans (performer: "Dig You Latter (Hubba Hubba)")
 1993 A Perfect World (performer: "Catch a Falling Star")
 1993 This Boy's Life (performer: "Mi Casa, Su Casa", "Magic Moments")
 1992 Malcolm X (performer: "Round and Round")
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Split Personality (1992) ... (performer: "Caterina")
 1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (performer: "Forget Domani")
 1990/I Havana (performer: "Round and Round")
 1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (performer: "12 Days of Christmas")
 1989 Back to the Future Part II (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1989 Uncle Buck (performer: "JUKE BOX BABY")
 1989 Peacemaker (Short) (performer: "Round & Round")
 1988 Mystic Pizza (performer: "DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES")
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (performer: "Dream On Little Dreamer")
 1986 Alex Is Lovesick (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1984 Speed (Documentary short) (performer: "Moonglow")
 1982 Cat People (performer: "Faraway Places")
 1981 French-Canadian Christmas (TV Special) (performer: "C'est si bon", "It's Magnificent")
 1980 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bah, Humbug (1980) ... (performer: "Wanted")
 1980 Christmas in the Holy Land (TV Special) (performer: "The City of Tradition", "I Wonder As I Wander", "Hava Nagila")
 1980 Raging Bull (performer: "Prisoner of Love" (1931))
 1977 The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special (TV Special) (performer: "You Light Up My Life", "Prisoner of Love", "It's Impossible")
 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Always Chasing Rainbows: Tin Pan Alley (1977) ... (performer: "Now" - uncredited)
 1974 The Perry Como Christmas Show (TV Special) (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", "Toyland", "The Christmas Waltz", "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", "Christmas Dream", "Sleep Well Little Children", "(They Long to Be) Close to You/It's Impossible/We've Only Just Begun/And I Love You So/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes/Yesterday Once More", "O Little Town of Bethlehem/The First Noël/Hark the Herald Angels Sing/O Come, All Ye Faithful/We Three Kings/Silent Night/O Holy Night')
 1974 The Odessa File (performer: "Christmas Dream")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes", "Hot Diggity")
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (1 episode, 1954) (performer - 34 episodes, 1949 - 1967)
- Salute to Expo 67 (1967) ... (performer: "It's So Nice to Be Nice to Your Neighbor", "Hi, Neighbor!", "North of the Border (Up Canada Way)", "Come to the Fair", "I Concentrate on You", "Kentucky Babe", "Canadian Sunset", "Catch a Falling Star", "When You Were Sweet Sixteen", "Stop! And Think it Over", "You Are Never Far Away")
- Episode dated 28 March 1966 (1966) ... (performer: "Spring, Spring, Spring", "I Love You", "Yellow Bird", "When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along", "Young at Heart", "Spring Is Here", "Hey, Mr. Banjo", "New Sun in the Sky", "Dream", "A Very Special Love", "Easter Parade")
- Episode #14.29 (1962) ... (performer: "When the Beach Umbrellas Bloom", "The Picnic Song", "Moon Glow" - uncredited)
- Episode #13.35 (1961) ... (performer: "The Party's Over", "Begin the Beguine", "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" - uncredited)
- Episode #13.29 (1961) ... ("Bonjour, Paris!", uncredited) / (performer: "Bonjour, Paris!" (uncredited), "The Latin Quarter" (uncredited), "If You Love Me" (uncredited), "April in Paris" (uncredited), "C'est si bon", "I Love Paris" (uncredited))
 1961 Hazel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- What'll We Watch Tonight? (1961) ... (performer: "Dream Along With Me (I'm On My Way To A Star)" - uncredited)
 1956 The Walter Winchell Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... (performer: "Lullaby of Broadway", "Moonlight Love" - uncredited)
 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me (performer: "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956))
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.24 (1953) ... (performer: "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes", "The Birth Of The Blues", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "I Confess", "Side By Side", "Wild Horses", "When Day Is Done" - uncredited)
 1951 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 (1951) ... (performer: "If (They Made Me King)")
 1948 Words and Music (performer: "Mountain Greenery", "Blue Room", "With a Song in My Heart" (Reprise))
 1946 If I'm Lucky (performer: "Follow the Band", "If I'm Lucky", "One More Kiss", "One More Vote" - uncredited)
 1945 Doll Face (performer: "Red Hot and Beautiful", "Here Comes Heaven Again", "Dig You Later (A-Hubba Hubba Hubba)" - uncredited)
 1944 Something for the Boys (performer: "I WISH WE DIDN'T HAVE TO SAY GOODNIGHT", "IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE")
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[on his professional life versus his home life] I'd perform with the world's greatest artists [on TV], and then come home to the world's greatest family. See more »


Had three children, Ronnie, David, and Terri. David and Terri were both adopted, David at the age of 4, because Roselle could no longer have children after the birth of her first child. See more »


Mellow baritone voice, casual style, cardigan sweaters See more »

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