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Neil Sedaka


Neil Sedaka was born on March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He has been married to Leba Strassberg since September 11, 1962. They have two children. See full bio »

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Deadpool
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(2016)
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 2017 Bob's Burgers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bob Actually (2017) ... (writer: "Stupid Cupid" - uncredited)
 2016 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week Five (2016) ... (writer: "(Is This the Way to) Amarillo" - uncredited)
  Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Deena Payne (2016) ... (performer: "Calendar Girl" - uncredited) / (writer: "Calendar Girl" - uncredited)
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (writer: "Ring Ring")
 2016 Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot, Part 1 (2016) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together" - uncredited)
  Overspel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Schuld (2015) ... (performer: "Solitaire") / (writer: "Solitaire")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Scarlett Johansson/David Steinberg/Blur (2015) ... (music: "Laughter in the Rain" - uncredited)
- January Jones/Bubba Watson/Brandon Flowers (2015) ... (writer: "Calendar Girl" - uncredited)
 2015 The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s (TV Movie) (writer: "Is This the Way to Amarillo?")
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Most Memorable Year (2014) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
 2013 The Dales (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (2013) ... (performer: "Calendar Girl" - uncredited)
 2012 Gila! (TV Movie) (music: "As Long As I Live") / (performer: "As Long As I Live")
  Bullet in the Face (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- Kiss Me Thrice (2012) ... (lyrics: "Love Will Keep Us Together") / (music: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
 2012 Sarah G Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2002-2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Performance Challenge (2012) ... (writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do")
- Top 12 Perform (2005) ... (writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do")
- Clay Aiken Returns (2004) ... (writer: "Solitaire")
- Let's Learn About Ruben and Clay! (2003) ... (writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do")
- Episode #2.32 (2003) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
 2011 Rock & Chips (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Frog and the Pussycat (2011) ... (writer: "Another Sleepless Night")
 2010 Getaway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greek Islands: Part 1 (2010) ... (writer: "Ring Ring" - uncredited)
 2010 Haven (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to Haven (2010) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together" - uncredited)
  Minami Shineyo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #1.8 (2009) ... (performer: "You Mean Everything To Me") / (writer: "You Mean Everything To Me")
 2009 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Oh Carol")
 2009 Lost (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Some Like It Hoth (2009) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together" - uncredited)
 2007 Big Love (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oh, Pioneers (2007) ... (writer: "Stupid Cupid" - uncredited)
 2007 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2007) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
 2006 Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... (writer: "Is This The Way To Amarillo")
 2005 The King of Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- G'Night Stalker (2005) ... (writer: "Laughter in the Rain" - uncredited)
 2005 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Leave It to Beaver (2005) ... (writer: "Where The Boys Are" - uncredited)
 1998-2005 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Mommie Beerest (2005) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
- Trash of the Titans (1998) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
 2004 Peter Kay: Live at the Manchester Arena (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Is This the Way to Amarillo")
 2003 Arrested Development (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2003) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together" - uncredited)
 2003 I Love the '70s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1975 (2003) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
 2003 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Academic Octathalon (2003) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
 2003 OBLS (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Ring Ring")
 2002 Jos sais kerran (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (2002) ... (writer: "Prinsessa -65" (Queen of 1964))
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hammers and Veils (2001) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together" - uncredited)
 1990-2000 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #11.8 (2000) ... (writer: "Is This the Way to Amarillo")
- Episode #6.8 (1995) ... (writer: "Is This the Way to Amarillo")
- Episode #5.7 (1994) ... (writer: "That's When the Music Takes Me")
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... (writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do")
 1993-1999 Tuttu juttu (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #9.7 (1999) ... (writer: "Tuttu juttu" (Stupid Cupid))
- Episode #3.10 (1993) ... (writer: "Tuttu juttu" (Stupid Cupid))
  That '70s Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (writer - 2 episodes, 1998 - 1999)
- The Career Day (1999) ... (performer: "Bad Blood") / (writer: "Bad Blood")
- Eric's Birthday (1998) ... (performer: "Laughter in the Rain")
- That '70s Pilot (1998) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
 1998 British Men Behaving Badly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Performance (1998) ... (writer: "Solitaire")
  Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (writer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 1998)
- 18. Juli 1998 (1998) ... (performer: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" - uncredited) / (writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" - uncredited)
- Parte 41 (1997) ... (performer: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" - uncredited) / (writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" - uncredited)
 1997 Night Fever (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 January 1997 (1997) ... (writer: "Oh! Carol")
  Married with Children (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Calendar Girl (1996) ... (performer: "Calendar Girl") / (writer: "Calendar Girl")
 1995 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 March 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do")
 1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Girls Town (1994) ... (music: "Where the Boys Are")
 1993 Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
 1991-1993 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Commencement: Part 2 (1993) ... (writer: "Breaking Up is Hard To Do" - uncredited)
- Commencement: Part 1 (1993) ... (writer: "Breaking Up is Hard To Do" - uncredited)
- Wildfire (1991) ... (writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" - uncredited)
 1993 Lo Kolel Sherut (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.8 (1993) ... (writer: "Oh, Carol")
 1992 Bullerfnis (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (1992) ... (music: "Løb Samson løb")
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Come on and Marry Me, Bill (1989) ... ("Where The Boys Are")
 1988 Emu's Wide World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.13 (1988) ... (writer: "My Friend" - uncredited)
 1986 Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.6 (1986) ... (writer: "Love Is Spreading Over the World" - uncredited)
 1983 Emu's World (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #4.4 (1983) ... (writer: "That's When the Music Takes Me" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.1 (1983) ... (writer: "All You Need Is the Music" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.6 (1983) ... (writer: "You Gotta Make Your Own Sunshine" - uncredited)
 1982 3-2-1 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spinechillers: Horror (1982) ... (writer: "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen")
 1980 Sha Na Na (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (1980) ... (writer: "Next Door To An Angel" - uncredited)
 1979 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Movie) (performer: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do") / (writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do")
 1979 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Leslie Uggams (1979) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together" - uncredited)
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (writer: "Breaking Up is Hard to Do", "Since You've Been Gone")
 1977-1978 Happy Days (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Sweet Sixteen (1978) ... (writer: "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" - uncredited)
- Rules to Date By (1978) ... (writer: "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" - uncredited)
- Requiem for a Malph (1977) ... (writer: "Calendar Girl" - uncredited)
 1977 Over Easy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 December 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Solitaire")
 1976 Neil Sedaka Steppin' Out (TV Special) (performer: "Love Will Keep Us Together") / (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
 1976 De ondergang van de Onan (TV Movie) (writer: "Oh Carol" - uncredited)
  The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1976) (performer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Episode #1.11 (1976) ... (writer: "Lonely Nights (Angel Face)")
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (writer: "Solitaire")
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (performer: "The Hungry Years / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Sad Eyes / Calendar Girl / Laughter In the Rain / That's When the Music Takes Me" Medley) / (writer: "The Hungry Years / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Sad Eyes / Calendar Girl / Laughter In the Rain / That's When the Music Takes Me" Medley)
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do")
 1976 ABBA in Australia (TV Movie) (writer: "Ring Ring")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 ... (writer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1976) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Peter Cook & Dudley Moore/Neil Sedaka (1976) ... (performer: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do", "Lonely Night (Angel Face)") / (writer: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do", "Lonely Night (Angel Face)")
 1976 Super Bowl (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Laughter in the Rain")
 1975 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tex Cymbal: Golden Boy (1975) ... (writer: "Going Nowhere")
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode dated 19 August 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "I'm a Song (Sing Me)")
- Episode dated 12 August 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Standing on the Inside")
- Episode dated 17 July 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Laughter in the Rain")
- Episode dated 25 February 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Laughter in the Rain")
- Episode dated 21 November 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Betty Grable")
 1973-1975 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode dated 2 April 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "I'm a Song (Sing Me)")
- Episode dated 16 October 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Standing on the Inside")
- Episode dated 9 October 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Working on a Groovy Thing")
- Episode dated 25 September 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "I'm a Song (Sing Me)")
- Episode dated 26 July 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Breaking up Is Hard to Do")
 1974 Spede show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 September 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Ring, Ring")
  The Partridge Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (music - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1970)
- Maid in San Pueblo (1973) ... (lyrics: "Workin' On A Groovy Thing") / (music: "Workin' On A Groovy Thing")
- Nag, Nag, Nag (1972) ... (lyrics: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do") / (music: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do")
- What? and Get Out of Show Business? (1970) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times In")
  It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1970) (music - 1 episode, 1970)
- To Sing a Song of Murder (1970) ... (lyrics: "The Puppet Man") / (music: "The Puppet Man")
 1969 Sounds Like Us (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 December 1969 (1969) ... (writer: "Workin' On a Groovy Thing")
 1969 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #22.31 (1969) ... (writer: "Workin' on a Groovy Thing")
 1969 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (TV Movie) (writer: "I Go Ape")
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series) (producer: "When love comes knockin' (at your door)") / (writer: "When love comes knockin' (at your door)")
  Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1965) (music - 1 episode, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #1.40 (1965) ... (music: "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen") / (performer: "The World Through a Tear", "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen")
- Episode #1.10 (1965) ... (performer: "Calendar Girl", "Let the People Talk") / (writer: "Calendar Girl", "Let the People Talk")
  Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (performer - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1965)
- Episode #1.48 (1965) ... (writer: "I Go Ape")
- Episode #1.31 (1965) ... (performer: "Let the People Talk", "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do") / (writer: "Let the People Talk", "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do")
- Episode #1.25 (1965) ... (performer: "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen", "I Go Ape") / (writer: "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen", "I Go Ape")
- Episode #1.12 (1964) ... (performer: "Next Door to an Angel", "I Hope He Breaks Your Heart", "Calendar Girl", "Little Devil", "Ooh Pooh Pah Doo") / (writer: "Next Door to an Angel", "I Hope He Breaks Your Heart", "Calendar Girl", "Little Devil")
 1960 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Merle Travis and Molly Bee (1960) ... (writer: "Fallin'" - uncredited)
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

At first, Howie [Greenfield] and I were writing songs that sounded like Gershwin and Irving Berlin, but after hearing Earth Angel by The Penguins on the jukebox of our local sweet shop, I knew what I wanted to do. We were both turned on at the same time because we thought writing rock'n'roll songs would make us look cool - because I played Bach I was never popular. It took some time to convince ... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California. See more »

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