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Johnny Mathis


He was the fourth of seven children born to Clement and Mildred Mathis. His father performed briefly in vaudeville and exposed all of the Mathis siblings to music. Before he entered his teens, young John received vocal lessons from Connie Cox in exchange for performing chores around her home. When he entered San Francisco State College he ... See full bio »
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Known For

Goodfellas
Goodfellas Soundtrack
(1990)
Silver Linings Playbook
(2012)
Zodiac
Zodiac Soundtrack
(2007)
Donnie Brasco
Donnie Brasco Soundtrack
(1997)

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 1983-1989 Family Ties (TV Series) (singer - 149 episodes)
- Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1989) ... (singer: theme song)
- Mr. Keaton Takes a Vacation (1989) ... (singer: theme song)
- Wrap Around the Clock (1989) ... (singer: theme song)
- Rain Forests Keep Fallin' on My Head (1989) ... (singer: theme song)
- They Can't Take That Away from Me: Part 2 (1989) ... (singer: theme song)
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Other Works:

Album: "Johnny's Newest Hits" (Columbia) See more »

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5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

For the first 20 years of my life, I think, I sang standing with my eyes closed and my fists clenched. Mostly it didn't bother the people in the audience, but it did bother the critics, so much that I got horrible reviews, terrible. They said 'He has no stage presence', 'He's shy', 'He doesn't know what to do between songs', 'He fidgets', 'When he sings, he closes his eyes and just goes off and..... See more »

Trivia:

Early in his career, his then manager Helen Noga attempted to develop a feature film about the life of Black/Peruvian Indian saint Martin de Porres with Mathis portraying the Afro-Peruvian title role. This project, however, never reached fruition. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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