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Gary Wright (III)

Gary Wright was born in Creskill, New Jersey on April 26, 1943. He began his career in show business debuting on the Captain Video show in New York at the age of seven. He also made a living appearing in radio and television commercials before appearing in the play Fanny. It was also at this time that he began taking piano and organ lessons, this ... See full bio »

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 2013 The Great Gatsby (writer: "No Church In The Wild")
 2012 Katy Perry Live Lounge Special (TV Special) (writer: "Niggas in Paris" (as "Ninjas in Paris"))
 2012 Safe House (writer: "No Church in the Wild")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.203 (2011) ... (writer: "Dream Weaver" - uncredited)
 2010 Grown Ups (performer: "Love Is Alive") / (writer: "Love Is Alive")
 2010 Toy Story 3 (performer: "Dream Weaver") / (writer: "Dream Weaver")
  Glee (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Dream On (2010) ... (performer: "Dream Weaver" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dream Weaver" - uncredited)
  Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Bimbos in Time #1 (2009) ... (performer: "Dreamweaver") / (writer: "Dreamweaver")
 2008 American Swing (Documentary) (performer: "Dream Weaver") / (writer: "Dream Weaver")
  Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Dawn Budge II (2007) ... (performer: "Dream Weaver") / (writer: "Dream Weaver")
 2003 Daddy Day Care (performer: "Dream Weaver") / (writer: "Dream Weaver")
 2002 Mr. Deeds (performer: "Love Is Alive") / (writer: "Love Is Alive")
 2001 One Night at McCool's (writer: "Love is Alive" (1975))
 2001 Island Prey (performer: "Someone Like You") / (writer: "Someone Like You")
 2000 Coyote Ugly (writer: "Love Is Alive")
 2000 The Convent (writer: "Dreamweaver")
 1999 Trick (writer: "Dream Weaver")
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers (Video documentary) (performer: "Dream Weaver") / (writer: "Dream Weaver")
 1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt (performer: "Dream Weaver") / (writer: "Dream Weaver")
 1993 Wayne's World 2 (performer: "DREAM WEAVER") / (writer: "DREAM WEAVER")
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Human Duplicators (1992) ... (writer: "Dream Weaver")
 1992 Wayne's World (performer: "DREAM WEAVER") / (producer: "DREAM WEAVER") / (writer: "DREAM WEAVER")
 1988 Spellbinder (lyrics: "Blind Alley") / (music: "Blind Alley") / (performer: "Blind Alley")
 1987 North Shore (performer: "Am I the One") / (writer: "Am I the One")
 1986 Instant Justice ("SHAKE ME UP")
 1986 The Men's Club (lyrics: "Shake Me Up") / (music: "Shake Me Up")
 1986 Cobra (performer: "Hold on to Your Vision")
 1986 Fire and Ice (performer: "Back To The Magic", "Ski Dancing", "Sailing", "The Way I Feel", "Dream Weaver")
 1984 Heavenly Bodies (performer: "Breakthrough")
 1983 Staying Alive (arranger: "Devils And Seducers") / (performer: "Devils And Seducers") / (producer: "Devils And Seducers") / (writer: "Devils And Seducers")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Finale))
 1976 A Special Olivia Newton-John (TV Special) (writer: "Love Is Alive" - uncredited)
 1974 Breakdown (writer: "Stand for Our Rights" - uncredited)
 1974 Son of Dracula ("Without You", uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Spooky Tooth

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Made the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts twice in 1976: first with "Dream Weaver", which went gold and stayed at #2 for three weeks; then with "Love Is Alive", which also peaked at #2, this time for two weeks. See more »

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