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Ray Manzarek (1939–2013)

Ray Manzarek was born on February 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. He was married to Dorothy Manzarek. He died on May 20, 2013 in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany. See full bio »

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 2014 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ian Astbury Guest Programs Rage (2014) ... (writer: "The Changeling", "Roadhouse Blues", "Love Me Two Times" (Live))
 2013 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 December 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Hello, I Love You")
 2013 Divorce (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... (writer: "Riders on the Storm")
 2012/I The Watch (writer: "People Are Strange")
 2012 Californication (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- JFK to LAX (2012) ... (writer: "Love Me Two Times")
 2011 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Last Sam Weiss (2011) ... (writer: "Riders on the Storm" - uncredited)
 2010 De wereld draait door (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.60 (2010) ... (writer: "When the music's over" - uncredited)
 2010 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- RPM (2010) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2010 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hell-O (2010) ... (writer: "Hello, I Love You" - uncredited)
 2009 BBC Electric Proms (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dame Shirley Bassey (2009) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2009 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.133 (2009) ... (writer: "Roadhouse Blues" - uncredited)
 2009 Taking Woodstock (writer: "Maggie M'Gill" - as Raymond Manzarek)
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game) (writer: "Five to One")
 2009 Being Erica (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What I Am Is What I Am (2009) ... (writer: "People Are Strange")
 2008 Spisok korabley (Documentary) (writer: "Crystal ship")
 1999-2008 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Smoke on the Daughter (2008) ... (writer: "The End" - uncredited)
- Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder (1999) ... (writer: "The End")
 2006-2007 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Shemot, Part I (2007) ... (writer: "The End")
- Bereishit (2006) ... (writer: "RIDERS ON THE STORM")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blue Comet (2007) ... (writer: "When the Music's Over" - uncredited)
 2007 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Resurrection (2007) ... (writer: "When the Music's Over")
 2005-2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Forever Blue (2006) ... (writer: "Love Me Two Times")
- The Woods (2005) ... (writer: "Riders On The Storm")
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Bell (2006) ... (writer: "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" - uncredited)
- Line 32 (2006) ... (writer: "The End" - uncredited)
 2006 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (Video) (writer: "The End" - uncredited)
 2006 Kiss Me Again (writer: "Feijoada")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Monkeys in Space (2006) ... (writer: "Peace Frog")
 2005 American Wasteland (Video Game) (writer: "Peace Frog")
 2005 X: Live in Los Angeles (Video) (writer: "Soul Kitchen")
 2005 The Jeff Healey Band: Live at Montreux 1999 (Video documentary) (writer: "Roadhouse Blues")
 2004 Ramones Raw (Documentary) (writer: "Take It As It Comes" - as Manzarek)
 2004 Woyzeck (TV Movie) (writer: "Light my Fire")
 2001 Someone Like You... (writer: "I'm a Tree")
 2000 Cast Away (writer: "Light My Fire")
 1999 Girl, Interrupted (writer: "Roadhouse Blues")
 1999 Me and Will (writer: "Queen of the Highway")
 1999 Superstar ("I'm a Tree")
 1999 That '70s Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Water Tower (1999) ... (writer: "The End")
 1998 The Waterboy (writer: "Peace Frog")
 1998 The X Files (producer: "Crystal Ship") / (writer: "Crystal Ship")
 1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (writer: "Break On Through (To the Other Side)")
 1995 The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "When the Music's Over")
 1995 Strange Days (performer: "Strange Days")
 1995 The Basketball Diaries (writer: "Riders On The Storm")
 1995 Nico Icon (Documentary) (writer: "The End")
 1994 Mistah (writer: "Hello, I Love You")
 1992-1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Village of the Giants (1994) ... (writer: "L.A. Woman")
- Crash of Moons (1992) ... (writer: "People Are Strange" - uncredited)
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "L.A. Woman")
 1990 Air America (writer: "Love Me Two Times")
 1989 The Jeff Healey Band: See the Light - Live from London (Video) (writer: "Roadhouse Blues")
 1989 Casualties of War (writer: "Hello, I Love You")
 1989 Road House (writer: "Roadhouse Blues")
 1988-1989 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation (1989) ... (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
- Heart of Darkness (1988) ... (writer: "Riders on the Storm")
 1989 True Believer (writer: "Crystal Ship")
 1987 Less Than Zero (lyrics: "Moonlight Drive") / (music: "Moonlight Drive")
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "FIVE TO ONE")
 1987 The Lost Boys (producer: "People Are Strange")
 1985-1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Payback (1986) ... (writer: "Soul Kitchen" - uncredited)
- Back in the World (1985) ... (writer: "Strange Days", "The Crystal Ship", "Five to One", "The Spy", "Roadhouse Blues", "Break on Through (To the Other Side)", "I Can't See Your Face in My Mind", "My Eyes Have Seen You" - uncredited)
 1986 X: The Unheard Music (Documentary) (writer: "Soul Kitchen")
 1985 Vagabond (writer: "The Changeling")
 1981 Neighbors (writer: "Hello, I Love You")
 1981 American Pop (writer: "People Are Strange")
 1980 Altered States (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
 1979 More American Graffiti (writer: "Light My Fire")
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (writer: "People Are Strange")
 1973 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (1973) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 1970 In for Life (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
 1970 The Coming Thing (writer: "Hello, I Love You", "Love Me Two Times", "Five to One", "End of the Night" - uncredited)
 1968 Handicap (Short) (writer: "I Looked at You", "End of the Night")
 1968 The Doors (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Alabama Song", "Back Door Man", "Love Me Two Times", "When the Music's Over", "The Unknown Soldier")
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I miss him [Jim Morrison] every day. What great company he was. Talk about going to the pub and having a couple of beers with the guy--Morrison was perfect. He's been haunting me for some 40 years now, and I miss him every day. See more »


Attended UCLA film school with fellow The Doors band member Jim Morrison--Ray for a Master of Fine Arts, Morrison for an undergraduate degree. See more »


Would incorporate the works of Coltrane and other jazz artists into his organ solos. (The Coltrane allusion specifically refers to block and minor chord vamping behind long instrumental solos and is associated with Coltrane's 1960 version of "My Favorite Things" and its influence on The Doors' "Light My Fire".) See more »

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