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Richard Carpenter (III)

Richard Carpenter, who was best known as 1/2 of "The Carpenters". His sister, Karen had a voice of the heart by performing big hits such as "Close To You", "Rainy Days on Mondays", "We've Only Just Begun", and other megahits. Their dominance, ran out of steam in late 1976 due to poor record sales. Karen, was struggling with her weight for years, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Better Off Dead... Soundtrack
The Parent Trap Soundtrack
Dark Shadows Soundtrack


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 2018 Wedding Day Winners (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... (writer: "Top of the World" - uncredited)
 2016 Christmas Is (TV Movie) (music: "Merry Christmas Darling" 1970)
 2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Winter (2016) ... (writer: "Top of the World" - uncredited)
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yesterday Once More (2016) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More")
 2015 Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry (Documentary) (writer: "Walkin'")
  Levenslied (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #2.5 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Yesterday once more" - uncredited) / (music: "Yesterday once more" - uncredited)
 2012 Dark Shadows (writer: "Top of the World")
 2011 Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Merry Christmas Darling")
 2010 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Very Glee Christmas (2010) ... (writer: "Merry Christmas, Darling" - uncredited)
 2010 Shrek Forever After (writer: "Top of the World")
 2009 Tsuma yo! Matsumoto sarin jiken: Hannin to yobarete... Kazoku wo mamori nuita 15 nen (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Top of the World", "Yesterday Once More" - uncredited)
 2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (writer: "Top of the World")
 2006 Big Love (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (writer: "Top of the World")
 2003-2005 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Double Dare/Piki and Poko: Taking the Dare! (2005) ... (writer: "Top Of The World")
- Sumo East and West (2003) ... (writer: "Top of the World")
 2004 Double Dare (Documentary) (writer: "Top Of The World")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 24 Group 2 Performance Show (2004) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More")
 1999 Regine: R2K (Video documentary) (writer: "One Love")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1997) (music - 1 episode, 1999)
- The Old Man and the 'C' Student (1999) ... (music: "Close To You" - uncredited)
- Brother from Another Series (1997) ... ("Top of the World")
 1998 The Parent Trap (writer: "Top Of The World")
 1997 Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Yesterday Once More", "Goodbye To Love", "Top Of The World", "Only Yesterday", "Merry Christmas Darling")
  Bat Yam - New York (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1996) (music - 2 episodes, 1996) (arranger - 1 episode, 1996)
- Kul Kalb Biji Yomo (1996) ... (arranger: "Only Yesterday" - uncredited) / (lyrics: "Only Yesterday" - uncredited) / (music: "Only Yesterday" - uncredited)
- Kum Hitnaera (1996) ... (lyrics: "Top of the World" - uncredited) / (music: "Top of the World" - uncredited)
 1996 High School High (writer: "Top Of The World")
 1995/I The Last Supper (writer: "Top Of The World")
 1995 To Catch a Yeti (TV Movie) (writer: "Top of the World")
 1994 Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One with the Blackout (1994) ... (writer: "Top of the World" - uncredited)
 1993 Lush Life (TV Movie) ("Walkin")
 1993 Voyage (TV Movie) (writer: "Yesterday Once More")
 1992 Road to Alice (Short) (writer: "Top Of The World")
 1990 The Spirit of '76 (writer: "Top Of The World")
 1989 The Karen Carpenter Story (TV Movie) (writer: "All of My Life", "I'll Be Yours", "Don't Be Afraid", "Eve", "Top of the World", "Karen's Theme")
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) ("Walkin'")
 1988 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Short) (writer: "Top of the World")
 1985 Carpenters: Yesterday Once More (Video) (writer: "Those Good Old Dreams", "Top Of The World", "Only Yesterday")
 1985 Better Off Dead... (producer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 1980 The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music (TV Special) (performer: "Dizzy Fingers", "Without A Song") / (writer: "Someday")
 1979 Claude François - le film de sa vie (Documentary) (writer: "Sha La La (Hier Est Près De Moi)(Yesterday once more))
 1978 The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait (TV Special) (writer: "Merry Christmas Darling")
 1976 Carpenters Very First Television Special (TV Special) (lyrics: "Sing / Close To You / For All We Know / Ticket To Ride / Only Yesterday / I Won't Last A Day Without You / Goodbye To Love" - Hits Medley '76) / (writer: "Top Of The World")
 1976 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (1976) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More/Rock Around the Clock/Jailhouse Rock/Little Darlin'/Venus/Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay")
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 20 February 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More")
- Episode dated 29 August 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More")
- Episode dated 7 May 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Top of the World")
 1974 The Perry Como Christmas Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "(They Long to Be) Close to You/It's Impossible/We've Only Just Begun/And I Love You So/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes/Yesterday Once More") / (performer: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", "Carol Of The Bells", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "(They Long to Be) Close to You/It's Impossible/We've Only Just Begun/And I Love You So/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes/Yesterday Once More")
 1974 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Coalpits (1974) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More")
 1972-1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 November 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Top of the World")
- Episode dated 11 September 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More")
- Episode dated 26 September 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Top of the World")
 1973 Sez Les (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.7 (1973) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Carpenters Collection (audio recording) - 1993 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Die Carpenters | The Carpenters


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The Carpenters didn't just hit, they exploded. See more »


In 1998, when he was 52 years old, his wife gave birth to their son Collin. Collin. See more »



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