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Scatman John (1942–1999)

Scatman John was born on March 13, 1942 in El Monte, California, USA as John Paul Larkin. He died on December 3, 1999 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Known For

BASEketball
BASEketball Soundtrack
(1998)
Nothing to Lose
Nothing to Lose Soundtrack
(1997)
YPF
YPF Soundtrack
(2007)
Son de mar
Son de mar Soundtrack
(2001)

Filmography

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  American Dad! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Father's Daze (2016) ... (performer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)") / (writer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)")
 2015 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2015: Live Semi-Final 4 (2015) ... (performer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" - uncredited)
  Alba (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- 1995 (2014) ... (performer: "Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)") / (writer: "Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)")
 2007 YPF ("Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)")
 2001 Son de mar (writer: "Scatman's World")
 1998 BASEketball (performer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)") / (writer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" - as John Larkin)
 1997 Nothing to Lose (performer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)") / (writer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" - as John Larkin)
 1996-1997 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Take a Lap (1997) ... (performer: "Skatman" - as Skatman John)
- No Service (1996) ... (performer: "Skatman" - as Skatman John)
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1995) (writer - 3 episodes, 1995)
- Episode dated 25 December 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Scatman") / (writer: "Scatman")
- Episode dated 31 August 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Scatman's World") / (writer: "Scatman's World")
- Episode dated 11 May 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)") / (writer: "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)")
 1995 Vacanze di Natale '95 (performer: "Scatman's World")
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 1999 Danny and the Scatman (Video documentary short)
Himself
 1996 Die Harald Schmidt Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Show #42 (1996) ... Himself
 1995 Si on chantait (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 14 October 1995 (1995) ... Himself
- Episode dated 24 June 1995 (1995) ... Himself
 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 11 May 1995 (1995) ... Himself
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 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 25 December 1995 (1995) ... Himself
- Episode dated 31 August 1995 (1995) ... Himself
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Personal Quote:

Whatever God wants is fine by me ... I've had the very best life. I have tasted beauty. See more »

Trivia:

Had a worldwide smash hit in 1995 with "Scatman". See more »

Nickname:

Scatman

Star Sign:

Pisces

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