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Harry Chapin (1942–1981)

A singer/songwriter and activist for many charitable causes, especially in the realm of ending world hunger, Harry Chapin never let the often lukewarm reviews of his music-making abilities phase him and as a result of his strong folksy persona, the fans he made stuck by him throughout his career and continue to this day. Born December 7, 1942, in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Last Vegas Soundtrack
(2013)
Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack
(2013)
Shrek the Third Soundtrack
(2007)
Mr. Jealousy Soundtrack
(1997)

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 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Beast of Hollow Mountain (2017) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
- Cry Wilderness (2017) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- PTSDee (2017) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
 2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Winter (2016) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
 2016 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Star Wars, Buster Keaton, Dinosaur (2016) ... (writer: "Cat's In the Cradle")
  The Goldbergs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- In Conclusion, Thanksgiving (2015) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
  Rude(Ish) Tube (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode #2.32 (2015) ... (performer: "Cats in the Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cats in the Cradle" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1991 - 2013) (performer - 2 episodes, 1991 - 2013)
- Labor Pains (2013) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
- Bart's Girlfriend (1994) ... (writer: "Cat's In The Cradle")
- Saturdays of Thunder (1991) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
 2013 Last Vegas (performer: "Cat's In The Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's In The Cradle")
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - as Harry F. Chapin)
  Modern Family (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- A Slight at the Opera (2013) ... (performer: "Cat's In The Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's In The Cradle" - uncredited)
  Happy Endings (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Like Father, Like Gun (2011) ... (performer: "Cat's In the Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's In the Cradle" - uncredited)
 2011 Robot Chicken (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Terms of Endaredevil (2011) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
  Cougar Town (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Wake Up Time (2010) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
  The Office (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- St. Patrick's Day (2010) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
 2008 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Not a Father's Day (2008) ... (writer: "Cats in the Cradle" - uncredited)
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Music with a Message (2008) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
 2007 Shrek the Third (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
  'Til Death (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- I Heart Woodcocks (2007) ... (performer: "Cats in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cats in the Cradle")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Justin Timberlake (2006) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
- Jack Black/John Mayer (2003) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
- The Rock/Andrew W.K. (2002) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Unicorn (2004) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
  That '70s Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- The Career Day (1999) ... (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Werewolf (1998) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle" - uncredited)
 1997 Mr. Jealousy (performer: "Cat's in the Cradle") / (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
 1991 Tribute to Harry Chapin (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Circle", "Sandy", "Cats in the Cradle", "W.O.L.D.", "Six String Orchestra", "Remember When the Music", "Tangled Up Puppet", "One Light in a Dark Valley", "Shooting Star", "Last Stand", "Circle reprise")
 1990 Get a Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dadicus (1990) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
 1981 Harry Chapin: The Final Concert (Documentary) (performer: "Story of a Life", "Shooting Star", "Taxi", "Mr. Tanner", "W*O*L*D", "Better Place to Be", "Cats in the Cradle", "Flowers are Red", "Dreams Go By", "Mail Order Annie", "30,000 Pounds of Bananas", "Sequel", "You Are the Only Song", "Circle") / (writer: "Story of a Life", "Shooting Star", "Taxi", "Mr. Tanner", "W*O*L*D", "Better Place to Be", "Flowers are Red", "Dreams Go By", "Mail Order Annie", "30,000 Pounds of Bananas", "Sequel", "You Are the Only Song", "Circle")
 1981 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 (1981) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
 1975 Dinah! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.25 (1975) ... (writer: "Taxi")
 1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 1 May 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Cat's in the Cradle")
- Episode dated 22 April 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "I Wanna Learn a Love Song")
 1973 She Lives! (TV Movie) (performer: "Circle") / (writer: "Circle")
 1972 The Circle (writer: "Circles")
 1971 Blue Water, White Death (Documentary) (writer: "Someone Keeps Calling My Name")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Harry Chapin: Lies and Legends," was performed at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. Kathleen Rubbicco was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'd rather make a mistake than do nothing. See more »

Trivia:

His father's name is Jim Chapin. See more »

Nickname:

Gapin' Chapin

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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