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Taco Ockerse

Taco Ockerse was born on July 21, 1955 in Jakarta, Indonesia. See full bio »
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 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Liam Neeson/Terry Gilliam/Tim McGraw (2014) ... (performer: "Puttin' On the Ritz" - as Taco)
 2013/II The Call (performer: "Puttin' On the Ritz" - as Taco)
 1999 Baby Geniuses (performer: "Puttin' On The Ritz" - as Taco)
 1994 Monte Video (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Herbst (1994) ... (performer: "Puttin' On The Ritz" - uncredited)
 1994 New Wave Hits of the 80's: Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 2 (Video short) (performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz" - as Taco)
 1984 Lassiter (performer: "Lassiter's Theme: Beware of the Winners") / (writer: "Lassiter's Theme: Beware of the Winners")
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 1991 Karniggels
Man at party
 1990 Das Erbe der Guldenburgs (TV Series)
Singender Gast
- Die wahre Liebe (1990) ... Singender Gast (as Taco)
 1983 Taco: Puttin' on the Ritz (Video short)
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 1985 ARD Wunschkonzert (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 February 1985 (1985) ... Singer (as Taco)
 1984 Bitte umblättern (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 23 January 1984 (1984) ... Himself (as Taco)
 1981 Goldene Europa (TV Series documentary)
 1981 Ein Lied für Dublin (TV Movie)
 1980 WWF Club (TV Series)
Himself (1983) (as Taco)
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 1994 New Wave Hits of the 80's: Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 2 (Video short)
Himself (as Taco)

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Had #4 hit (USA) in 1983 with Puttin' On the Ritz. Recorded under the name Taco. See more »

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Best known for his faithful 1982 cover of Irving Berlin's "Puttin' on the Ritz". A novel idea at the time, he then put his own spin on other Irving Berlin standards, as well as songs by Glenn Miller, but none caught on. Today, though he still makes music, he is considered a one-hit-wonder.

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