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Pål Waaktaar

Pål Waaktaar was born on September 6, 1961 in Oslo, Norway as Pål Waaktaar Gamst. He has been married to Lauren Savoy since December 21, 1991. They have one child. See full bio »

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Known For

La La Land
La La Land Soundtrack
(2016)
Hodejegerne
Hodejegerne Soundtrack
(2011)
The Living Daylights
(1987)
This Is 40
This Is 40 Soundtrack
(2012)

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 2017 A Dog's Purpose (writer: "Take On Me")
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jay Aston (2016) ... (writer: "Take On Me" - uncredited)
 2016/I La La Land (writer: "Take On Me")
 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (writer: "Take On Me")
 2016 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Un asunto de familia (2016) ... (writer: "Take on Me")
 2016 Sing Street (writer: "Take on Me")
 2015 Doktor Proktors tidsbadekar (as Pal Waaktaar, "Take On Me")
 2013-2015 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Homecoming (2015) ... (writer: "Take on Me" - uncredited)
- Puppet Master (2013) ... (writer: "Take on Me" - uncredited)
 2014 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Norway (2014) ... (writer: "Take On Me" - uncredited)
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Memorable Moments Night (2014) ... (writer: "Feel This Moment" - uncredited)
 2014 Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... (writer: "Feel This Moment")
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- El difícil comienzo (2014) ... (writer: "Take On Me" - uncredited)
 2014 Eshche odin god (writer: "Take on Me")
 2014 Raising Hope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thrilla in Natesvilla (2014) ... (writer: "Take On Me" - uncredited)
 2014 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2013 (2014) ... (writer: "Feel This Moment")
 2013 2013 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Feel This Moment/Take On Me")
 2012-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #21.138 (2013) ... (writer: "Take On Me" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.117 (2013) ... (writer: "Take On Me" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.104 (2013) ... (writer: "Take On Me" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.20 (2012) ... (writer: "Take On Me" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.135 (2012) ... (writer: "Take On Me" - uncredited)
 2012 This Is 40 (writer: "Take on Me")
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Take on Me (2012) ... (writer: "Take on Me", "The Sun Always Shines on TV", "The Living Daylights")
 2012 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Goodbye (2012) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
 2011 Kinect Sports: Season Two (Video Game) (arranger: "Take On Me") / (courtesy: "Take On Me") / (music: "Take On Me") / (writer: "Take On Me")
 2011 Generació D (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Take On Me")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Eight (2011) ... (writer: "Take on Me")
 2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 August 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Take on Me" - uncredited)
 2011 Hodejegerne (lyrics: "Weathervane") / (performer: "Weathervane")
 2011 Oslo, 31. august (writer: "I've Been Losing You")
 2011 Amigos... (writer: "Take On Me")
  Buzz Aldrin, hvor ble det av deg i alt mylderet? (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- First Band on the Moon (2011) ... (lyrics: "Hunting High and Low") / (music: "Hunting High and Low")
 2010 Glory Daze (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fake Me Home Tonight (2010) ... (writer: "Take on Me" - uncredited)
 2010 Outsourced (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Home for the Diwalidays (2010) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
 2010 The Hooker with a Heart of Gold (writer: "The Living Daylights")
 2010 Private Practice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Short Cuts (2010) ... (writer: "Take on Me" - uncredited)
 2007-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Belgian Grand Prix (2010) ... (writer: "Take on Me" - uncredited)
 2009 Cesko slovenská superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sesté finále: MTV Choice (2009) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
 2009 Electric Dreams (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The 1980s (2009) ... (writer: "The Sun Always Shines on TV", "Take on me")
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Charts, Clips und Kommerz (2009) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
 2009 Being Erica (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Adultescence (2009) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
 2008 Saints Row 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Take On Me")
 2007 El pasado (writer: "Take On Me")
 2007 Psych (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- American Duos (2007) ... (writer: "Take On Me" - uncredited)
 2007 SingStar Pop (Video Game) (writer: "Take On Me")
 2006 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sesté finále (2006) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
 2006 Totally Awesome (TV Movie) (writer: "Take On Me")
 2006 The Lather Effect (writer: "Take On Me")
 2003-2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Topp 3 - Dommerne bestemmer (2006) ... (writer: "I've Been Losing You")
- Topp 11 - Norske artister (2005) ... (writer: "Velvet")
- Topp 12 - Ditt idol (2005) ... (writer: "Summer Moved On")
- Topp 11 - Ditt idol (2004) ... (writer: "Stay on These Roads")
- Topp 4 - Nummer 1-hiter (2003) ... (writer: "Velvet")
 2005 Karaoke Revolution Party (Video Game) ("Take On Me")
 2005 Reunion (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1986 (2005) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
 2005 De vanskeligste ordene i verden (Short) (writer: "Velvet")
 2005 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Future-Drama (2005) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
 2005 Undercover (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Motivationstrainer (2005) ... (writer: "Hunting High And Low" - uncredited)
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (2003) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
 2003 Böse Zellen (writer: "Take on me")
 2002 Bond Girls Are Forever (TV Movie documentary) (music: "The Living Daylights")
 2002 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Asspen (2002) ... (writer: "Take on Me")
 2001 Corky Romano (writer: "Take On Me")
 2001 One Night at McCool's (writer: "Velvet" (1996))
 2000 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 September 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Take On Me")
 2000 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Take on Me")
- Episode #11.2 (2000) ... (writer: "Take on Me")
 1998 BASEketball (writer: "Take On Me")
 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank (writer: "Take on Me")
 1987 The Living Daylights (music: "The Living Daylights")
 1985 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Madonna/Simple Minds (1985) ... (writer: "Take On Me / La Bamba" - uncredited)
 1985 A-Ha: Take on Me (Video short) (writer: "Take On Me")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Seat cars (as A-ha) their song "Living Daylights" being used.


Alternate Names:

A-Ha | A-ha | Paul Waaktaar Savoy | Pal Waaktaar-Savoy | Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
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Trivia:

3 concerts at Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo Norway (20, 21st and 22nd May). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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