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Neil Leslie Diamond was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City, on January 24, 1941. His father, Akeeba "Kieve" Diamond, was a dry-goods merchant. Both he and wife Rose were Jewish immigrants from Poland. The Diamond family temporarily relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming, because of Kieve Diamond's military service during World War ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Jazz Singer Jess Robin / Yussel Rabinovitch
(1980)
Saving Silverman Neil Diamond
(2001)
Jonathan Livingston Seagull Music Department
(1973)
The Midnight Sky Soundtrack
(2020)

Filmography

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 2009 Neil Diamond: Hot August Night/NYC (TV Movie documentary) (musician: guitar/lead vocal)
 2003 Backstage: Welcome to Diamondville (Video documentary) (lead vocals)
 1988 Switching Channels (composer: theme music)
 1981 Chris and the Magical Drip (TV Movie) (theme by)
 1976 Neil Diamond: The 'Thank You Australia' Concert (TV Special) (musician: guitar)
 1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull (composer: songs) / (music adaptor: background score)
 1967 Mannix (TV Series) (special music and lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Many Deaths of Saint Christopher (1967) ... (special music and lyrics)
 1966-1967 The Monkees (TV Series) (song writer - 6 episodes)
- Monkees on the Line (1967) ... (song writer: "Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow")
- Monkee Mother (1967) ... (song writer: "Look Out")
- Son of a Gypsy (1966) ... (song writer: "I'm A Believer")
- Too Many Girls (1966) ... (song writer: '"I'm A Believer")
- Dance, Monkee, Dance (1966) ... (song writer: "I'm A Believer")
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Other Works:

CD: "Just for You". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)

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Personal Quote:

This is my job. Someone much greater than me gave me that job. He said, "You, you with that stupid look on your face - go out and sing until I tell you to stop." I haven't heard the word yet so I'm just going to keep doing it. See more »

Trivia:

His soundtrack to the film Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) grossed more than the movie itself. See more »

Trademark:

Deep grainy voice. See more »

Nickname:

The Jewish Elvis

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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