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Scott Joplin (1868–1917)

Scott Joplin was a black American composer and pianist known as the "King of Ragtime" at the turn of the 20th century. Studying piano with teachers near his childhood home, Joplin traveled through the Midwest from the mid-1880s, performing at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Settling in Sedalia, MO, in 1895, he studied music at the ... See full bio »

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 2014 Le voyage cinématographique de Gaston Méliès à Tahiti (Documentary) ("Bethena", "Joseph Lamb", "Pineapple Rag")
 2013 Movie Guide (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Movie Guide: Part 10 (2013) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" (1902))
- Movie Guide: Part 9 (2013) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" (1902))
- Movie Guide: Part 8 (2013) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" (1902))
- Movie Guide: Part 7 (2013) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" (1902))
- Movie Guide: Part 6 (2013) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" (1902))
 2013 BioShock Infinite (Video Game) (music: "The Easy Winners", "Solace", "The Strenuous Life", "Sunflower Slow Drag")
 2012 That Voodoo You Do, or 'The Legba Luncheon' (Short) (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 2012 Murdoch Mysteries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stroll on the Wild Side part 1 (2012) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2011/III Jimmy (Short) (writer: "The Ragtime Dance")
 2011 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.2 (2011) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
  Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Family Limitation (2010) ... (performer: "A Real Slow Drag" - uncredited) / (writer: "Palm Leaf Rag", "A Real Slow Drag", "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
- Nights in Ballygran (2010) ... (writer: "Wall Street Rag", "Magnetic Rag" - uncredited)
  Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Cable #2 (2010) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
- AT4W & Spoony: Experiment Warrior #2 and #3 (2010) ... ("The Entertainer")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1997) (writer - 5 episodes, 1993 - 2010) (music - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2005)
- Moe Letter Blues (2010) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
- Lisa the Drama Queen (2009) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
- The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star (2005) ... (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
- Future-Drama (2005) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
- Midnight Rx (2005) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2010 Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 January 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2009 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Bahamas Triangle (2009) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 2009 Gun Town (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Going Home: 1920-1933 (2009) ... (writer: "Pineapple Rag", "Leola")
 2009 Jeopardy! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #26.7 (2009) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag", "The Entertainer")
 2009 Hell's Kitchen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 8 Chefs Compete (2009) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2009 Silhouettes of Jazz (Short) (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 2009 History Detectives (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Sideshow Babies/Lubin Photos/Navajo Rug (2009) ... (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 2009 Coco Before Chanel ("Little Black Baby")
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (performer: "COUNTRY CLUB", "ELITE SYNCOPATIONS", "THE CHRYSANTHEMUM") / (writer: "COUNTRY CLUB", "ELITE SYNCOPATIONS", "THE CHRYSANTHEMUM", "BETHENA (A CONCERT WALTZ)")
 2008 The Blue Tooth Virgin (writer: "Cleopha", "Something Doing", "Sunflower Snow Dog", "The Sycamore", "The Chrysanthemum", "The Strenous Life", "I Am Thinking of My Pickaninny Days")
 2007 Break-up Therapy (Short) ("Maple Leaf Rag")
 2007 House M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Half-Wit (2007) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2006 The Foreign Eye (Documentary) (writer: "The Easy Winners")
 2005 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- X Gets the Crest (2005) ... (music: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2005 Robot Chicken (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Nightmare Generator (2005) ... (music: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 2005 Charmed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Show Ghouls (2005) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 2005 Unleashed ("The Entertainer")
 2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Queen of Hearts (2004) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
 2004 Eve's Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Something Doing")
 2004 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (Documentary) (writer: "Sun Flower Slow Drag")
 2002 Ben & Arthur ("The Entertainer")
 2001 Mark Twain (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Ragtime Dance", "The Entertainer")
 2001 On the Edge (writer: "The Entertainer")
 2001 The Cat's Meow (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" (1899))
 2001 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Old Mrs. Old (2001) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
 2000 Mission Hill (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Unemployment: Part 1 (2000) ... (music: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2000 The Golden Bowl (writer: "Wall Street Rag")
 1999 Lansky (TV Movie) (writer: "The Easy Winners")
 1999 Happy, Texas (writer: "The Entertainer")
 1998 The Legend of 1900 (writer: "Peacherine Rag")
 1998 Around the Fire (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1998 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Cahill (1998) ... (music: "Mapleleaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1996 Titanic (TV Movie) (music: "Chrysanthemum", "Bethany" - uncredited)
 1996 Animaniacs (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jokahontas/Boids on the Hood/Mighty Wakko at the Bat (1996) ... (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- A National Heirloom (1994) ... (writer: "Ragtime Dance")
- The Faith of Fifty Million People (1994) ... (writer: "Weeping Willow")
- Something Like a War (1994) ... (writer: "Magnetic Rag", "Solice - A Mexican Serenade", "Euphonic Sounds", "Weeping Willow")
 1994 Crumb (Documentary) (writer: "A Real Slow Drag")
 1993 The Boys (TV Series) ("Bethena: A Concert Waltz")
 1991 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Going Places (1991) ... (music: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 1991 Grand Isle (writer: "Pleasant Moments")
 1991 Bix (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1988 Appointment with Death (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Convict's Piano (1986) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1986 America's Musical Theater (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Treemonisha (1986) ... (music: "Treemonisha" (opera))
 1985 Morons from Outer Space (music: "THE ENTERTAINER" - uncredited)
 1984 Derrick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Das seltsame Leben des Herrn Richter (1984) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
 1984 Before Stonewall (Documentary) (music: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 1984 Burlexxx (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1984 Prisoner: Cell Block H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.429 (1984) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
 1983 Sahara (music: "Ragtime Dance" - uncredited)
 1982 Domino Man (Video Game) (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1981 Reds (writer: "Country Club - Ragtime Two-Step")
 1981 American Pop (writer: "Palm Leaf Rag", "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1979 Killer of Sheep (writer: "Solace")
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie) ("Elite Syncopations", uncredited)
 1978 Pretty Baby (music: "Swipesy", "Heliotrope Bouquet", "The Ragtime Dance" - uncredited)
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Milton Berle (1977) ... (music: "The Entertainer")
- Juliet Prowse (1977) ... (writer: "Solace")
- Phyllis Diller (1976) ... (music: "The Entertainer")
 1976 Get 'Em Off (Documentary short) (writer: "The Entertainer")
 1976 The Shootist (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
  M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1975) (music - 1 episode, 1973)
- The Gun (1975) ... (writer: "Solace")
- Dear Peggy (1975) ... (writer: "Bethena")
- Dear Dad, Again (1973) ... (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (music: "The Entertainer" (1902) - uncredited)
 1975 In Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 May 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "The Entertainer (Theme from the motion picture THE STING)")
 1975 In Flight Service (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1975 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (1975) ... (music: "The Entertainer")
 1973 The Sting (writer: "Easy Winners" (1901), "The Entertainer" (1902), "Gladiolus Rag" (1907), "Pineapple Rag" (1908), "Rag Time Dance" (1906), "Solace" (1909) - uncredited)
 1973 The Tycoon's Daughter (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 1969 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The European Song Contest (1969) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1967 Ask the Family (TV Series) (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1935 Ruggles of Red Gap (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1933 The Son of Kong (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1932 The Whoopee Party (Short) (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1931 The Public Enemy (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" (1899) - uncredited)
 1927 College (writer: "The Entertainer")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Composed the song "Solace".

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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Trivia:

Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1987. See more »

Nickname:

The King of Ragtime

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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