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Harry Nilsson (1941–1994)


Harry Nilsson was born on June 15, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Harry Edward Nilsson III. He was married to Una M. O'Keeffe, Diane Clatworthy and Sandra McTaggart. He died on January 15, 1994 in Agoura Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2015 Rock the Kasbah (performer: "Jump into the Fire") / (writer: "Jump into the Fire")
 2015/I Vacation (performer: "Without You")
 2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'")
 2015 The Wedding Ringer (writer: "Coconut")
 2014 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 October 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
 2014 Altman (Documentary) (writer: "Sweethaven")
 2014 The Crazy Ones (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Simon Roberts Was Here (2014) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1999 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Kid Is All Right (2013) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
- To Cur with Love (2012) ... (performer: "Me and My Arrow") / (writer: "Me and My Arrow")
- Mom and Pop Art (1999) ... (writer: "Coconut")
 2013 The Hangover Part III (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'")
 2012 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Thirty Years of EPCOT Part Three: The 1990s and 2000s (2012) ... (performer: "Spaceman")
 2012 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 4 Perform (2012) ... (performer: "Without You")
 2012 Frances Ha (performer: "Mrs. Butter's Lament") / (writer: "Mrs. Butter's Lament")
 2012 Shut Up and Play the Hits (Documentary) (writer: "Jump Into The Fire")
  Pastor Mike Online (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2011) (writer - 2 episodes, 2011)
- Episode #1.30 (2011) ... (performer: "Best Friend" - uncredited) / (writer: "Best Friend" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.16 (2011) ... (performer: "Best Friend" - uncredited) / (writer: "Best Friend" - uncredited)
 2011 Bones (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Hole in the Heart (2011) ... (writer: "Coconut")
 2011 Born to Be Wild (Documentary short) (performer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 2011 Red Dog ("Jump into the Fire") / (writer: "Jump into the Fire" - as Nilsson)
 2011 Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero (Documentary) (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'")
 2010 Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus (writer: "Coconut")
 2010 Alan Wake (Video Game) (performer: "Coconut") / (writer: "Coconut")
 2010 You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie) (performer: "Early in the Morning", "City Life")
 2009 How to Boil a Frog (Documentary) (performer: "I'd Rather Be Dead") / (writer: "I'd Rather Be Dead")
 2009 44 Inch Chest (performer: "Without You")
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (writer: "Coconut", "You're Breakin' My Heart", "Don't Forget Me")
  House M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2008) (performer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Let Them Eat Cake (2008) ... (performer: "Coconut" - uncredited) / (writer: "Coconut" - uncredited)
- Occam's Razor (2004) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
 2008 Samantha Who? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Family Vacation (2008) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
  Life on Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- The Man Who Sold the World (2008) ... (performer: "Spaceman" - uncredited) / (writer: "Spaceman" - uncredited)
 2008 Cuéntame (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- La cigüeña dijo 'sí' (2008) ... (performer: "Without You")
- Por la boca muere el pez (2008) ... (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'")
- La huelga nuestra de cada día (2008) ... (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'")
 2008 The Wrecking Crew (Documentary) (performer: "Everybody's Talking")
 2008 The Early Bird Catches the Worm (performer: "One") / (writer: "One")
 2008 Bottle Shock (performer: "Jump Into the Fire") / (writer: "Jump Into the Fire")
 2007 Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Farthingale (2007) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
 2007 Patinando por un sueño (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 August 2007 (2007) ... (performer: "Without You")
  CSI: NY (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Comes Around (2007) ... (performer: "Jump Into The Fire") / (writer: "Jump Into The Fire")
 2006 A Good Year (performer: "How Can I Be Sure of You", "Gotta Get Up", "Jump into the Fire") / (writer: "How Can I Be Sure of You", "Gotta Get Up", "Jump into the Fire")
 2006 Crank (performer: "Everybody's Talkin")
 2006 Littleman (performer: "Best Friend") / (writer: "Best Friend")
 2006 American Hardcore (Documentary) (writer: "Best Friend" - as H. Nilson)
 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown (writer: "One")
 2001-2006 The King of Queens (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Buggie Nights (2006) ... (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'" - as Nilsson)
- Wedding Presence (2001) ... (performer: "Best Friend")
 2006 Atomised (performer: "Without You")
 2005-2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Something to Live For (2006) ... (performer: "Joy")
- Stole Beer from a Golfer (2005) ... (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'")
 2004-2005 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Show 9 (2005) ... (writer: "Without You" - uncredited)
- Live Show 2 (2004) ... (writer: "Without You")
 2005 ER (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dream House (2005) ... (writer: "Coconut" - uncredited)
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto (performer: "Me & My Arrow" (1971), "You're Breakin' My Heart" (1972), "The Moonbeam Song" (1971)) / (writer: "Me & My Arrow" (1971), "You're Breakin' My Heart" (1972), "The Moonbeam Song" (1971))
 2004 Peep Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Wedding (2004) ... (performer: "Without You" - uncredited)
 2004 Around the Bend (performer: "Daddy's Song") / (writer: "Daddy's Song")
 2004 Shrek 2 (writer: "One" (1968))
 2004 The Girl Next Door (performer: "JUMP INTO THE FIRE") / (writer: "JUMP INTO THE FIRE")
  Monkey Dust (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2003) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003)
- Episode #2.2 (2003) ... (performer: "All I think about is you" - uncredited) / (writer: "All I think about is you" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.1 ... (performer: "All I Think About Is You" - uncredited) / (writer: "All I Think About Is You" - uncredited)
 2003 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 3 Performance Show: The 60's (2003) ... (writer: "One (Is the Loneliest Number)")
 2003 Good Boy! (writer: "The Puppy Song")
 2003 Daddy Day Care (writer: "Coconut")
 2003 Shanghai Knights (performer: "One") / (writer: "One")
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (performer: "Without You")
 2002 Boat Trip (writer: "Coconut")
 2002 Stuart Little 2 (writer: "One")
 2002 Punch-Drunk Love (producer: "He Needs Me") / (writer: "He Needs Me")
 2002 Hey Arnold! The Movie (writer: "Coconut")
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys (performer: "Me and My Arrow", "Evrything's Got'em") / (writer: "Me and My Arrow", "Evrything's Got'em")
 2001 Recess: School's Out (writer: "One")
 2000 Black Books (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- He's Leaving Home (2000) ... (performer: "Everybody's Talkin")
 2000 High Fidelity (performer: "The Moonbeam Song") / (writer: "The Moonbeam Song")
 1999 Magnolia (writer: "One")
 1999 Futurama (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Brannigan, Begin Again (1999) ... (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'")
 1999 Mission Hill (TV Series) (performer: "Everbody's Talkin'")
 1999 Dick (performer: "Coconut") / (writer: "Coconut")
 1998 You've Got Mail (performer: "The Puppy Song", "Remember", "I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City", "Over The Rainbow") / (writer: "The Puppy Song", "Remember", "I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City")
 1998 That '70s Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Eric's Buddy (1998) ... (performer: "Best Friend")
 1998 Practical Magic (performer: "Coconut") / (writer: "Coconut")
 1998 That's the Way I Like It (writer: "Everybody's Talking")
 1998 The Quiet Family (performer: "Jump Into the Fire")
 1997 Ellen Foster (TV Movie) (performer: "Remember (Christmas)") / (writer: "Remember (Christmas)")
 1997 Contact (performer: "Spaceman") / (writer: "Spaceman")
 1997 The Ice Storm (performer: "Coconut") / (writer: "Coconut")
 1996 The Craft (writer: "Jump Into the Fire")
 1995 Casino (performer: "Without You")
 1995 Houseguest (writer: "Coconut")
 1994 Forrest Gump (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'" (1966))
  Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1994) (music - 1 episode, 1994)
- Ride the High School (1994) ... (lyrics: "Best Friend" - uncredited) / (music: "Best Friend" - uncredited)
 1992 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Patient in Spite of Himself (1992) ... (performer: "Coconut" - uncredited)
 1992 Baywatch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tequila Bay (1992) ... (performer: "As Time Goes by" - uncredited)
 1992 Me Myself and I (performer: "ME MYSELF AND I" (OPENING CREDITS)) / (writer: "ME MYSELF AND I" (OPENING CREDITS))
 1992 Reservoir Dogs (performer: "Coconut") / (writer: "Coconut")
 1991 Home Improvement (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Flying Sauces (1991) ... (performer: "Without You" - uncredited)
 1991 The Fisher King (performer: "How About You?")
 1990 Growing Pains (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Roommates (1990) ... (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'" - uncredited)
- Midnight Cowboy (1990) ... (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'" - uncredited)
- Mike's Choice (1990) ... (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'" - uncredited)
 1990 Goodfellas (performer: "Jump into the Fire") / (writer: "Jump into the Fire")
 1989 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Jolly Boys' Outing (1989) ... (writer: "Everybody's Talking At Me" - uncredited)
 1989 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Math Class (1989) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
 1989 Camp Candy (TV Series) (performer: (theme song)) / (writer: (theme song))
 1988 First Impressions (TV Series) (writer: First Impressions Main Theme)
 1987 Three Crazy Jerks (performer: "Without You")
 1987 Whispering Jack: In Concert (Video) (writer: "One")
 1986 Webster (TV Series) (1 episode)
- McGruff (1986) ... ("One")
 1983 Group Madness (Documentary) (performer: "Men At Sea") / (writer: "Men At Sea")
 1983 Private School (performer: "You're Breaking My Heart") / (writer: "You're Breaking My Heart")
 1982 Ziggy's Gift (TV Short) (performer: "Give, Love, Joy") / (writer: "Give, Love, Joy")
 1981 Cannon and Ball (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (1981) ... (writer: "Coconut" - uncredited)
 1980 Popeye (lyrics: "I Yam What I Yam", "He Needs Me", "Everything Is Food", "Sail With Me", "Swee'pea's Lullaby", "Sweethaven", "Blow Me Down", "I'm Mean", "He's Large", "Children" - uncredited) / (music: "I Yam What I Yam", "He Needs Me", "Everything Is Food", "Sail With Me", "Swee'pea's Lullaby", "Sweethaven", "Blow Me Down", "I'm Mean", "He's Large", "Children" - uncredited) / (writer: "It's Not Easy Bein' Me" - uncredited)
 1980 Divine Madness (Documentary) (writer: "Paradise")
 1979 All That Jazz (performer: "A Perfect Day")
 1979 Doing Time (performer: "WITHOUT YOU" - uncredited)
 1979 Real Life (writer: "Jump Into The Fire")
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (writer: "Best Friend")
 1978 Martine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (1978) ... (writer: "Puppy Song")
 1977 The World's Greatest Lover (performer: "Ain't It Kinda Wonderful")
 1975 Rosebud (writer: "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City" - uncredited)
 1974 Son of Dracula ("Down", "Moonbeam Song", "Jump Into The Fire") / (performer: "Down", "At My Front Door", "Remember", "Moonbeam Song", "Jump Into The Fire", "Daybreak", "Without You" (uncredited)) / (producer: "Daybreak") / (writer: "Down", "Remember", "Moonbeam Song", "Jump Into The Fire", "Daybreak" - as Nilsson)
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 September 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Without You")
 1972 The Story of Eric (Documentary short) (performer: "Waiting")
 1971 Dusty and Sweets McGee (performer: "Don't Leave Me Baby" - as Nilsson) / (writer: "Don't Leave Me Baby" - as Nilsson)
 1971 The Point (TV Movie) (performer: "Everything's Got 'Em", "Me and My Arrow", "Poli High", "Think About Your Troubles", "Life Line", "P.O.V. Waltz", "Are You Sleeping?") / (writer: "Everything's Got 'Em", "Me and My Arrow", "Poli High", "Think About Your Troubles", "Life Line", "P.O.V. Waltz", "Are You Sleeping?")
 1970 Jenny (performer: "Waiting" - as Nilsson) / (writer: "Waiting" - as Nilsson)
 1969 Sounds Like Us (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 November 1969 (1969) ... (writer: "One")
 1969 Midnight Cowboy (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'" - as Nilsson)
  The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1969) (music - 1 episode, 1969)
- The Music Maker (1969) ... (lyrics: "Without Her" - as Nilsson) / (music: "Without Her", "If Only" - as Nilsson)
 1968 Skidoo (performer: "I Will Take You There", "Living in a Garbage Can") / (writer: "Skidoo", "I Will Take You There", "Living in a Garbage Can")
 1968 Head (writer: "Daddy's Song" - as Nilsson)
 1968 Carte D'Or (TV Movie) (performer: "Don't Leave Me, Baby" - as Milsson)
 1968 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.36 (1968) ... (writer: "The Battle of the Bands", "The Story of Rock & Roll" - uncredited)
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Monkees on the Wheel (1967) ... (writer: "Cuddly Toy")
- Everywhere a Sheik, Sheik (1967) ... (writer: "Cuddly Toy" - as Harry Nilssen)
 1966 The Big T.N.T. Show (Documentary) (writer: "This Could Be the Night")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Vinyl Record: 'Son of Schmilsson'. RCA Victor LSP 4717 (USA). -Singer/songwriter See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 12 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 13 Interviews | 556 Articles | 34 Pictorials | 21 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Milsson | Nilsson

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

That incident ruined my reputation for 10 years. Get one Beatle drunk and look what happens! See more »

Trivia:

Told Hugh M. Hefner when he guested on Playboy After Dark (1969) that his song "Good Old Desk" was about God, as the first letters of the title spelled G-O-D. Admitted years later he'd been kidding, and Hefner apparently didn't catch on. See more »

Trademark:

Three-and-a-half-octave vocal range; usually provided all his own harmonies on record.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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