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Jimmy Webb (I)


Acclaimed singer, songwriter and composer Jimmy Webb was born on August 15, 1946 in Elk City, Oklahoma. His father was a Baptist minister. An avid lover of music since he was a little boy, Webb made his first public appearance as a performer playing the organ at his father's church. He also improvised, rearranged and re-harmonized hymns. Jimmy ... See full bio »
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 2014 Scandal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The State of the Union (2014) ... (writer: "MacArthur Park" - uncredited)
 2014 The Footy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.1 (2014) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away")
 2013 Alan Partridge (writer: "Wichita Lineman")
 2012 Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Donna Summer (2012) ... (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 2012 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Debate (2012) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman")
 2012 Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony (TV Special) (writer: "Asleep on the Wind")
 2011 Violet & Daisy (writer: "See You Then")
 2010 't Schaep Met De 5 Pooten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jopie (2010) ... (writer: "Vondelpark" (MacArthur Park))
 2010 Estradilla: Pate Mustajärvi N.Y.T. (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Mä elän vieläkin")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Denis Leary/Albert Pujols/Jimmy Webb (2010) ... (performer: "Wichita Lineman") / (writer: "Wichita Lineman")
 2009-2010 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Keith Moon Is Vomiting in his Grave (2010) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited)
- Mmm, Fish. Yum. (2009) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited)
 2010 Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 (Video) (writer: "Gentle On My Mind/Honey Come Back/By the Time I Get To Phoenix/Wichita Lineman/Galveston/Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.)")
 2009 Bandslam (writer: "Wichita Lineman" - as Jimmy L. Webb)
 2009 Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Last Unicorn (2009) ... (writer: "The Last Unicorn")
 2008 True Blood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- To Love Is to Bury (2008) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman" - uncredited)
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Not for Attribution (2008) ... (writer: "Up Up and Away")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (2007) ... (writer: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" - uncredited)
 2007 Yhden tähden hotelli (Documentary) (writer: "Highway Men")
 2006 Psych (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 9 Lives (2006) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away")
 2006 The Unit (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- SERE (2006) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman" - uncredited)
 2006 Heist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Strife (2006) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman")
 2005 Chicken Little (writer: "All I Know")
 2004 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 4 (2004) ... (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 2004 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.37 (2004) ... (writer: "MacArthur Park")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1992 - 1995) (writer - 3 episodes, 1991 - 2004)
- Co-Dependent's Day (2004) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman", "MacArthur Park" - uncredited)
- Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming (1995) ... ("Up, Up, and Away", uncredited)
- Lisa the Beauty Queen (1992) ... ("MacArthur Park", uncredited)
- Bart the Lover (1992) ... (writer: "Galveston" - uncredited)
- The War of the Simpsons (1991) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman" - uncredited)
 2003 Stone Temple Pilots: Thank You (Video) (writer: "Wichita Lineman" (Bootleg))
 2003 Tarnation (Documentary) (writer: "Wichita Lineman")
 2003 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (Video) (writer: "Jurassic Park")
 2003 View from the Top (writer: "Up Up and Away" - as Jim Webb)
 2002 My Own Private Oshawa (TV Movie) (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary (writer: "Up, Up and Away" - as Webb)
 2001 Possible Loves (writer: "MacArthur's Park" - as J. L. Webb)
 2000 Live by Request: K.D. Lang (TV Movie) (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 2000 Vertical Limit (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 2000 The Kid (writer: "Up, Up, and Away")
 2000/I Committed (writer: "Wichita Lineman")
 1999 'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! (Video) (writer: "Jurassic Park")
 1999 VH1 Presents Donna Summer: Live and More... Encore! (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 1999 Regine: R2K (Video documentary) (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 1998 The Acid House (writer: "By The Time I Get To Phoenix")
  Later with Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Episode #11.1 (1998) ... (performer: "Wichita Lineman") / (writer: "Wichita Lineman")
 1997 Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas (TV Special documentary) (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 1997 Dusino (TV Series) (writer: "Up Up And Away" - as Jim Webb)
 1997 The Weird Al Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Because I Said So (1997) ... (writer: "Jurassic Park" - uncredited)
 1996 Unhook the Stars (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 1996 Love Serenade (writer: "Wichita Lineman", "It's a Sin When You Love Somebody" - as Jim Webb)
 1996 Fargo (writer: "Up, Up and Away")
 1995 Heat (writer: "By The Time I Get To Phoenix")
 1995 Get Shorty (writer: "Up, Up and Away")
 1995 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Amazing Transparent Man (1995) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman" - uncredited)
 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Donna Summer: From Disco to Diva (1995) ... (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 1994 The Santa Clause (writer: "Christmas Will Return")
 1994 Double Happiness (writer: "Macarthur Park")
 1994 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 20: Ende (1994) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited)
 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (writer: "MacArthur Park" (1968) - uncredited)
 1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest (arranger: "A Dream Worth Keeping") / (writer: "A Dream Worth Keeping")
 1991 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Missing (1991) ... (writer: "Up, up and away")
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Loved to Death (1991) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited)
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (writer: "Up, Up and Away")
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys (writer: "Up, Up and Away")
 1989 Winter People (writer: "Lightning in a Bottle")
 1988 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Between a Yuk and a Hard Place (1988) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited)
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1988) ... (writer: "Southern Nights/Break It To Me Gently/The Hand That Rocks the Cradle/Sweet Nothings/Rhinestone Cowboy/Fool #1/Wichita Lineman/Galveston/I'm Sorry/By The Time I Get To Phoenix/Dum Dum/Jambalaya Medley")
 1986 Headin' Home for the Holidays (TV Movie) (writer: "Words from an Old Spanish Carol" (from "The Animals' Christmas"), "Carol of the Birds" (from "The Animals' Christmas"))
 1984 E/R (TV Series) (writer: "I'VE GOT A REAL EMERGENCY, HERE")
 1983 Donna Summer: A Hot Summer Night (TV Movie) (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 1982 The Last Unicorn (writer: "The Last Unicorn", "Man's Road", "Now That I'm A Woman", "That's All I've Got To Say")
 1982 Lou Grant (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unthinkable (1982) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited)
 1981 American Pop (writer: "Up, Up and Away")
 1980 Brubaker (writer: "Galveston" - uncredited)
 1979 Voices (writer: "I Will Always Wait For You")
 1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 2 November 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "MacArthur Park")
- Episode dated 19 October 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "MacArthur Park")
 1978 Olivia (TV Special) (writer: "Grow Young")
 1976-1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Madeline Kahn (1977) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away", "Up, Up and Away" (uncredited))
- Paul Williams (1976) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman")
 1969-1975 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- America on the Move (1975) ... (writer: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" - uncredited)
- Occupations (1969) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman" - uncredited)
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 5 August 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon")
- Episode dated 8 May 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Didn't We")
- Episode dated 30 July 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Carpet Man")
 1974 Son of Dracula ("Jump Into The Fire")
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 11 October 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon")
- Episode dated 6 September 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Didn't We")
- Episode dated 14 August 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman")
- Episode dated 27 February 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon")
 1973 The Naked Ape (lyrics: "Finger Paint", "Survival Rag", "Saturday Suit") / (music: "Finger Paint", "Survival Rag", "Saturday Suit")
 1973 Burt Bacharach in Shangri-La (TV Movie) (writer: "Didn't We")
 1971 Daddy Knows Best (writer: "MacArthur Park" - uncredited)
 1971 The French Connection (writer: "Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon" (1969) - uncredited)
 1967-1971 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 July 1971 (1971) ... (writer: "Pocketful of Keys" - uncredited)
- Woody Allen Looks at 1967 (1967) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away")
 1971 The Virgin Rape (writer: "Wichita Lineman" - uncredited)
 1969-1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.10 (1970) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman")
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... (writer: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Galveston")
 1970 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.9 (1970) ... (writer: "MacArthur Park" - uncredited)
 1970 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 September 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "Didn't We?")
 1970 Liza (TV Movie) (performer: "Careless Weed") / (writer: "Careless Weed")
 1969 Music Scene (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1969) ... (writer: "Wichita Lineman")
 1969 Peterson Plays Farnon... ...Plays Peterson (TV Movie) (writer: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix")
 1969 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #22.31 (1969) ... (writer: "Didn't We/MacArthur Park", "Up, Up and Away")
- Episode #22.27 (1969) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited)
 1969 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.23 (1969) ... (writer: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited)
 1968 Elvis (TV Movie) (writer: "MacArthur Park")
  Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1968) (music - 2 episodes, 1968)
- The Singing Sweethearts (1968) ... (lyrics: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited) / (music: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited)
- Kate's Homecoming (1968) ... (lyrics: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited) / (music: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited)
 1968 How Sweet It Is! (writer: "How Sweet It Is!", "Montage" - as Jim Webb)
 1968 The Best on Record (TV Movie) (writer: "Up, Up and Away", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix")
 1967 Movin' with Nancy (TV Special) (writer: "Up, up and away")
 1967 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (TV Special) (writer: "Up, Up and Away" - uncredited)
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Book: "Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting" (Hyperion) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

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Personal Quote:

When I started out, I was absolutely awful, I had no voice, I didn't have a lot of stage presence and most of the interpretive intensity that I brought to the experience was actually terror. See more »

Trivia:

Chairman of the Board of Directors, "Songwriters Hall of Fame" [2013]. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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