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John Denver (I) (1943–1997)


His birth occurred on Friday, December 31st, 1943, as the son of an Air Force officer, Denver was constantly moved from state to state and country to country. It was in Tucson, Arizona, that his grandmother gave him his first acoustic guitar, a gift that would prove an icebreaker when meeting other students at the many new schools in which he was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Armageddon
Armageddon Soundtrack
(1998)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
(2017)
Oh, God!
Oh, God! Jerry Landers
(1977)
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  Everybody Hurts (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads") (announced)
  Barry (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
 2017 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2017 Tähdet, tähdet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (performer: "Annie's Song") / (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie's Song")
 2017 Logan Lucky (performer: "Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)", "Take Me Home, Country Roads") / (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 2017 Okja (performer: "Annie's Song") / (writer: "Annie's Song")
 2017 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 2017 Alien: Covenant (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  Bates Motel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
 2016 Show Jana Krause (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
 2016 Go for It (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2016 Masters of Sex (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2016 Free Fire (performer: "Annie's Song", "It's Up to You", "This Old Guitar") / (writer: "Annie's Song", "This Old Guitar")
 2016 Adult Life Skills (writer: "This Old Guitar")
  Vinyl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
 2016 National Parks Adventure (Documentary short) (writer: "Annie's Song")
 2016/I Christine (performer: "Annie's Song") / (writer: "Annie's Song")
 2015 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 Don't Blink (performer: "Rocky Mountain High") / (writer: "Rocky Mountain High")
 2014 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 The Neighbors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2014 Pastor Mike Online (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2013 Getting On (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2013 John Denver: Country Boy (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream", "The Eagle and the Hawk", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Starwood In Aspen", "I Think I'd Rather Be a Cowboy", "Sunshine on My Shoulders", "Matthew", "I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado", "I'm Sorry", "Calypso", "I Want To Live", "Like A Sad Song", "Falling Out of Love", "Flying For Me", "My Sweet Lady", "Poems, Prayers and Promises") / (writer: "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "The Eagle and the Hawk", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Starwood In Aspen", "I Think I'd Rather Be a Cowboy", "Sunshine on My Shoulders", "Matthew", "I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado", "I'm Sorry", "Calypso", "I Want To Live", "Like A Sad Song", "Falling Out of Love", "Flying For Me", "My Sweet Lady", "Poems, Prayers and Promises")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  Gent de paraula (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2013) (writer - 2 episodes, 2013)
 2013 Mike & Molly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2013 Jäger des Augenblicks - Ein Abenteuer am Mount Roraima (Documentary) (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 2013 Our Nixon (Documentary) (performer: "Last Night I had the Strangest Dream")
 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Annie's Song")
 2012 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2012 Dreaming Alaska (writer: "Alaska & Me")
 2012 When the Lights Went Out (writer: "Annie's Song")
 2011 The Making of Cycle DVD-extra (Video documentary short) (performer: "Sweet Home Alabama")
 2011 The Guard (performer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane") / (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 2011 t Schaep met de 5 pooten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  World News Now (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
 2010 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2010 Community (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2009 Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie) (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - uncredited)
 2009 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2009 13. komnata (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
 2007-2009 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
 2008 The Sarah Silverman Program. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2008 Killshot (lyrics: "Annie's Song") / (music: "Annie's Song")
 2008 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2008 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2007 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2006 Today's Country Music (Video) (performer: "Rocky Mountain High") / (writer: "Rocky Mountain High")
  Prison Break (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
 2006 Headline Country (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2006 The Loop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2006 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  Big Love (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
 2006 Falcon Beach (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2005 AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (writer: "Country Roads")
 2005 Almost Heaven (writer: "Country Roads", "Country Roads (Hotel Version)")
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
 2005 América (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
  Die Lugners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
 2004 House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2004 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2004 Airline (TV Series) (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 2003 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2003 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2003 Tarnation (Documentary) (writer: "Back Home Again")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  Boston Public (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
 2003 Final Destination 2 (writer: "Rocky Mountain High")
 2002 Catch Me If You Can (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 2001 Murphy's Law (TV Movie) (writer: "Annie's Song")
  Spaced (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
 2001 The Wedding Planner (performer: "Annie's Song") / (writer: "Annie's Song")
 1978-2000 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
 2000 Final Destination (performer: "Rocky Mountain High") / (writer: "Rocky Mountain High")
 1999 Superstar (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 1998 Dorbees: Making Decisions (Video short) (writer: "Rocky Mountain High")
 1998 Armageddon (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "Leaving On A Jet Plane" (uncredited))
 1998 Girls' Night ("Leaving On A Jet Plane")
 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding (writer: "Annie's Song")
 1996 The Rock (writer: "Leaving On A Jet Plane")
 1996 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1995 Mimi wo sumaseba (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 1995 John Denver: The Wildlife Concert (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Eagles and Horses") / (music: "Eagles and Horses") / (performer: "Eagles and Horses", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Back Home Again", "You Say the Battle Is Over", "A Song for All Lovers", "Rocky Mountain High", "I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado", "I'd Rather Be a Cowboy", "For You", "I'm Sorry", "Fly Away", "Two Different Directions", "Shanghai Breezes", "Annie's Song", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", "Wild Montana Skies", "Darcy Farrow", "Poems, Prayers, & Promises", "The Harder They Fall", "Bet On the Blues", "Falling Out of Love", "Calypso", "Amazon", "Leaving on a Jet Plane/Goodbye Again") / (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Back Home Again", "A Song for All Lovers", "Rocky Mountain High", "I'd Rather Be a Cowboy", "For You", "I'm Sorry", "Fly Away", "Shanghai Breezes", "Annie's Song", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", "Wild Montana Skies", "Poems, Prayers, & Promises", "Calypso", "Leaving on a Jet Plane/Goodbye Again")
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1992-1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
 1994 Mickey's Fun Songs: Campout at Walt Disney World (Video short) (lyrics: "Country Roads") / (music: "Country Roads")
 1993 Son in Law (performer: "Thank God I'm a Country Boy")
 1992 Tuttu juttu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1989 Roger & Me (Documentary) (writer: "Back Home Again")
  Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1987) (writer - 1 episode, 1987)
 1986 The Christmas Gift (TV Movie) (performer: "Love Again") / (writer: "Love Again")
 1986 George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special (TV Special) (performer: "Perhaps Love") / (writer: "Perhaps Love")
 1986 Feuer und Eis (performer: "Downhill Stuff") / (writer: "Downhill Stuff")
 1970-1985 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 1985 Water (lyrics: "Leaving on a Jet Plane") / (music: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 1984 Vacanze in America (performer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads") / (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 1984 Mocedades: 15 años de música (TV Movie) (writer: "Así fue nuestro amor")
 1983 Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets (TV Special) (performer: "Happy Trails", "Home on the Range", "Grandma's Feather Bed", "It's in Every One of Us" - uncredited)
 1982 Du grand large aux Grands Lacs (Documentary) (writer: "Storms of November")
  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1982)
 1982 The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion (TV Movie) (writer: "Leaving On A Jet Plane")
 1981 Mensen zoals jij en ik (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1979 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (TV Movie) (performer: "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (uncredited), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (uncredited), "The Peace Carol" (uncredited), "A Baby Just Like You", "When the River Meets the Sea", "Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913", "The Christmas Wish" (uncredited), "Alfie: The Christmas Tree" (uncredited), "It's in Every One of Us" (uncredited), "Silent Night/Stille Nacht" (uncredited), "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" (uncredited)) / (writer: "A Baby Just Like You", "Alfie: The Christmas Tree" (uncredited))
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1978)
 1979 The Odd Angry Shot (writer: "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
 1979 The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (TV Special) (performer: "Rhymes and Reasons", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart") / (writer: "Rhymes and Reasons")
 1977 Fernseh-Kleintheater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1977 Who Are the DeBolts? [And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?] (Documentary) (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
 1977 Sinatra and Friends (TV Special) (performer: "Where or When", "My Sweet Lady", "September Song", "Everybody Ought to Be in Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Sweet Lady" - uncredited)
 1976 Carpenters Very First Television Special (TV Special) (writer: "Poems Prayers & Promises")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 1975 A Fantasy Fulfilled (performer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Windsong" - uncredited) / (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Windsong" - uncredited)
 1975 Rocky Mountain Christmas (TV Special) (performer: "Fly Away", "Friends with You", "Silent Night") / (writer: "Fly Away")
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
 1975 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1975 Doris Day Today (TV Movie) (performer: "Sunshine Medley: Walking In The Sunshine / You Are the Sunshine of My Life / Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows / You Are My Sunshine / Sunshine on my Shoulders /, "Follow Me") / (writer: "Sunshine Medley: Walking In The Sunshine / You Are the Sunshine of My Life / Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows / You Are My Sunshine / Sunshine on my Shoulders /, "Follow Me")
 1974 Sounds Like Les Dawson (TV Special) (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" - uncredited)
  Countdown (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1974)
 1974 Sierra (TV Series) (lyrics: "Sierra")
 1974 The Bears and I (performer: "Sweet Surrender") / (writer: "Sweet Surrender")
 1974 McCloud (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1973 Hooker's Holiday (writer: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" - uncredited)
 1973 Sunshine (TV Movie) ("Take Me Home, Country Roads") / (lyrics: "My Sweet Lady", "Day Dreams", "Goodbye Again", "Poems, Prayers And Promises", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", "Winter") / (music: "My Sweet Lady", "Day Dreams", "Goodbye Again", "Poems, Prayers And Promises", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", "Winter")
 1973 Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (writer: "Follow me")
 1972 Waltz of the Bat (performer: "Wooden Indian" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wooden Indian" - uncredited)
 1972 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1972 Butterflies Are Free (lyrics: "Take Me Home, Country Roads") / (music: "Take Me Home, Country Roads")
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Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Boise and Johnson Denver

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[testifying before the Senate in 1985] Let me be clear--I'm strongly opposed to censorship of any kind in our society or anywhere else in the world. I've had in my experience two encounters with this sort of censorship. My song "Rocky Mountain High" was banned from many radio stations as a drug-related song. This was obviously done by people who have never seen or been to the Rocky Mountains and ... See more »

Trivia:

Was offered the lead role of Zack Mayo in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), which he turned down saying he felt the script "read like a 1950s movie". The role was instead given to Richard Gere. See more »

Trademark:

Wore wire framed glasses

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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