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Harry Simeone (1911–2005)

Harry Simeone was born on May 9, 1911 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Harry Moses Simeone. He died on February 22, 2005 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2003-2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake (2013) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
- Elijah Wood/Jet (2003) ... (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 2013 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 20 December 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
- Episode dated 19 December 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.55 (2012) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 2011 American Horror Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Afterbirth (2011) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy" by nm1871957)
 2011 VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy (Video) (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 2011 The Help (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.194 (2010) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" - uncredited)
 2010 Fireplace for your Home: Christmas Music (writer: "Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 2010 The A-Team (writer: "LITTLE DRUMMER BOY")
 2009 The Jay Leno Show (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.71 (2009) ... (arranger: "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 2009 SuperNews! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Christmas Bailout (2009) ... (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Holidaze (2009) ... (writer: "Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 2009 Ian Brady: Roghainn a' Bhàis? (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2008 Bouquet final (writer: "L'enfant au tambour")
 2008 Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey - Essential Collection (Video) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2008 House M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's a Wonderful Lie (2008) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2007 A Christmas Celebration: Live from Dublin (Video) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2007 The Perfect Holiday (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 2007 Christmas in Rockefeller Center (TV Special) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2005-2006 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- A Benihana Christmas (2006) ... (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
- Pilot (2005) ... (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 2001-2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kaisha (2006) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
- To Save Us All from Satan's Power (2001) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy (Carol of the Drum)")
 2006 The Benchwarmers (writer: "It's a Beautiful Day for a Ballgame")
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (TV Movie) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 2005 The Ice Harvest (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2004 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- An Echolls Family Christmas (2004) ... (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 2004 Millions (writer: "Little Drummer Boy" (1958) - uncredited)
 2003 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Trees (2003) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2003 Interaktiv (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- TV Allstars X-Mas Special (2003) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2002 Will & Grace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All About Christmas Eve (2002) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 2001 Soft for Digging (arranger: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2000 Dream a Dream: Charlotte Church in the Holy Land (Video documentary) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 2000 Reindeer Games (writer: "Little Drummer Boy", "Little Drummer Boy" (uncredited))
 1999 The West Wing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In Excelsis Deo (1999) ... (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 1999 Rituals and Resolutions (Short) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 1999 True Crime (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 1998 A Civil Action (writer: "Little Drummer Boy" (1958))
 1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Amnesia (1998) ... (writer: "Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) ... (writer: "Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 1996 The Daily Show Holiday Spectacular (TV Movie) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 1995 La cage aux zombies (Video) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 1995 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Marge Be Not Proud (1995) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 1994 Home Improvement (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Some Like It Hot Rod (1994) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 1993 Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Very Special Christmas with Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Christmas Plotz/Little Drummer Warners (1993) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 1993 Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 1990 Christmas at Home (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Do You Believe in Miracles? (1989) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 1988 Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (TV Special) (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 1983 Class (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 1977 Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" - uncredited)
 1976 The Little Drummer Boy Book II (TV Short) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Johnny Cash Christmas Show (1970) ... (writer: "Little Drummer Boy")
 1969 An Old-Time Country Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 1968 The Little Drummer Boy (TV Short) (arranger: "The Little Drummer Boy")
 1963 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Alan Brady Show Presents (1963) ... (writer: "The Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

He is most famous for his recording of the song "The Little Drummer Boy" (Carol of the Drum) written in 1941 and first recorded by the Jack Halloran Singers. However, Halloran's recording, made in 1957, was not released in time for that year's Christmas season. The song first appeared on records in 1958 and it was that version,... See more »

Alternate Names:

Harry Simeone and His Swift Orchestra

Did You Know?


Because he has recorded so few albums, he is still largely unknown to the general public, although his 1958 recording of "The Little Drummer Boy", written by Katherine Davis and Henry Onorati, sold in the millions, and is the one which first made the song famous. Simeone was also given credit for the song because he published it. See more »

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