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Harvey Pekar (1939–2010)


Harvey Pekar was born on October 8, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for American Splendor (2003), Vinyl (2000) and Comic Book Confidential (1988). He was married to Joyce Brabner. He died on July 12, 2010 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. See full bio »

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 2007 Hero Tomorrow
Voice of the Squid
 2004 All That You Love Will Be Carried Away (Short)
Hotel Clerk
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 2015 Harvey Pekar's Teo Macero (Documentary short) (writer) (completed)
 2003 American Splendor (comic book series American Splendor)
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 2016 Bird of Steel! (special thanks) (post-production)
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 2008 The Comic Book Lady
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 2007 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Cleveland (2007) ... Himself
 2006 HypaSpace (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Episode #5.183 (2006) ... Himself
- Episode #5.83 (2006) ... Himself
 2006 Genuine Nerd (Video documentary)
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 2004 Mondo Thingo (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.15 (2004) ... Himself
 2004 I, Curmudgeon (Documentary)
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 2003 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 19 August 2003 (2003) ... Himself - Guest
 2002 Festival Pass with Chris Gore (TV Series documentary)
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 2000 Vinyl (Documentary)
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 1994 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 16 May 1994 (1994) ... Himself
 1987-1993 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 15 April 1993 (1993) ... Himself
- Episode dated 31 August 1988 (1988) ... Himself
- Episode dated 31 July 1987 (1987) ... Himself
 1988 Comic Book Confidential (Documentary)
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Best known for writing the first major autobiographical comic book, "American Splendor".

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | See more »
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I very frequently get letters from people that say, "Yea, I went through that myself, and I really got a lot of comfort from your story." That makes me feel good. People who've had lousy experiences like to read about somebody else going through the same crap, so they find out they're not the only ones. Misery loves company. There's a lot to that. See more »

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Wrote a comic book called American Splendor. Various artists drew the artwork for the comic book scripts Harvey writes. See more »

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