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Marvin Tarplin (1941–2011)

Marvin Tarplin was born on June 13, 1941 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He was married to Sylvia. He died on September 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Platoon
Platoon Soundtrack
(1986)
Any Given Sunday
Any Given Sunday Soundtrack
(1999)
American Splendor
American Splendor Soundtrack
(2003)
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack
(2013)

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 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (writer: "Cruisin'")
 2014 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem (2014) ... (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears" - uncredited)
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) ("Cruisin'")
 2006-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Show 8 (2012) ... (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears" - uncredited)
- Live Show 1 (2006) ... (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears" - uncredited)
 2011 The Return of El Topo Chico (Short) (writer: "The Tracks Of My Tears")
 2011 Overspel (TV Series) (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears")
 2011 Larry Crowne (writer: "Cruisin'")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.131 (2011) ... (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears" - uncredited)
 2011 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 11 Finalists Compete (2011) ... (writer: "Tracks of My Tears")
 2009 Big Time Rush (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Big Time Audition (2009) ... (writer: - as Marv Tarplin) / (writer: "Tracks of my Tears" - uncredited)
 2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper (writer: "Cruisin'")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Ten: Final Results (2009) ... (writer: "Ain't That Peculiar" - uncredited)
 2008 The Cleaner (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chaos Theory (2008) ... (writer: "Tracks of My Tears" - uncredited)
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The DeBarted (2008) ... (writer: "Cruisin'" - uncredited)
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- React Quotes (2008) ... (writer: "My Girl Has Gone" - uncredited)
 2006 Candles on Bay Street (TV Movie) (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears")
 2006 Bobby (writer: "Tracks of My Tears", "Ain't That Peculiar")
 2006 Glory Road (writer: "Going to a Go-Go", "Ain't That Peculiar")
 2006 Last Holiday (writer: "Tracks of My Tears")
 2005 Wife Swap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.2 (2005) ... (writer: "Tracks of my Tears")
 2005 ER (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cañon City (2005) ... (writer: "Tracks of My Tears")
 2004 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 2 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "Cruisin'")
- Top 5 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "Cruisin'")
 2003 Tremors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Key (2003) ... (writer: "TRACKS OF MY TEARS")
 2003 Hollywood Homicide (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears")
 2003 Murphy's Law (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Electric Bill (2003) ... (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears" - uncredited)
 2003 American Splendor (writer: "Ain't That Peculiar" (1965))
 2003 Go West: Kings of Wishful Thinking Live (Video documentary) (writer: "Tracks Of My Tears" - uncredited)
 2002 Phoenix Nights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2002) ... (writer: "Going to a Go-Go" - uncredited)
 2002 My Own Partridge Family (Short) (writer: "The Tracks of my Tears")
 2002 Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Documentary) ("I'll Be Doggone")
 2000 Duets (writer: "Cruisin'")
 2000 Honest (writer: "Tracks of My Tears")
 1999 Any Given Sunday (writer: "CRUISIN'")
 1999 Soul Music Festival: Part 5 (TV Movie) (writer: "Easy", "The Tracks of My Tears", "Crusin'")
 1999 The '60s (TV Movie) (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears")
 1995 The Walking Dead (writer: "The Tracks Of My Tears")
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Black on White on Fire - August 11, 1965 (1990) ... (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears" - uncredited)
 1989 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Walk Out (1989) ... (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears")
 1988 Shades of Love: The Emerald Tear (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Cruisin")
 1988 Growing Pains (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dance Fever: Part 1 (1988) ... (writer: "Ain't That Peculiar" - uncredited)
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Going to a Go-Go")
 1986 Platoon (writer: "TRACKS OF MY TEARS")
 1985 Heaven Help Us (writer: "Ain't That Peculiar")
 1983 The Big Chill (writer: "The Tracks of My Tears")
 1982 Let's Spend the Night Together (Documentary) ("Going To A Go-Go")
 1980 American Gigolo (as M. Tarplin, "The Love I Saw in You Is Just a Mirage")
 1977 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.19 (1977) ... (writer: "Ain't That Peculiar")
 1969 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #22.33 (1969) ... (writer: "Doggone Right" - uncredited)
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.50 (1965) ... (writer: "Ain't That Peculiar")
- Episode #1.49 (1965) ... (writer: "My Girl Has Gone")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Shindig in Hawaii: Part 1 (1965) ... (writer: "Ain't That Peculiar")
- Episode #1.30 (1965) ... (writer: "I'll Be Doggone")
- Episode #1.16 (1964) ... (writer: "Come on Do the Jerk")
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Alternate Names:

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles | The Miracles | Marv Tarplin
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