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Rupert Holmes

Rupert Holmes was born on February 24, 1947, in Cheshire, England. Soon after, he ventured forth to America (New York) with his British mum and Air Force dad. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Holmes delved into the art of melodious sound. A successful piano player for both the Cuff Links and the Buoys, with whom he had his ... See full bio »
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Known For

Guardians of the Galaxy
(2014)
The Nice Guys
The Nice Guys Soundtrack
(2016)
Wanted
Wanted Soundtrack
(2008)
Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! Soundtrack
(1996)

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  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (music - 1 episode, 2018) (performer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Will Ferrell/Robert Irwin/Migos (2018) ... (music: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited)
- Hugh Grant/Greta Gerwig/A$AP Ferg (2018) ... (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)", "Lunch Hour") / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)", "Lunch Hour")
- Blake Shelton/Scott Eastwood (2017) ... (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited)
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Carnival Magic (2017) ... (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited)
 2016 The Nice Guys (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)")
 2016 Better Call Saul (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nailed (2016) ... (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)")
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016) (performer - 1 episode, 2016)
- The Cruise (2016) ... (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited)
- Full Boyle (2014) ... (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited)
 2015 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
 2013 Shrek the Musical (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)")
 2013 Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie) (writer: "I Belong with You")
 2012 Argo (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited)
  True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- We'll Meet Again (2012) ... (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" - uncredited)
  Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Bloodstrike #1 (2012) ... (performer: "Escape") / (writer: "Escape")
 2012 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Unbrave One (2012) ... (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)")
 2011 The Sitter (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
  House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Moving On (2011) ... (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited)
  The Cinema Snob (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Dolemite (2010) ... (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited)
 2010 Dinner for Schmucks (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" (1979)) / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" (1979))
 2010/I Grown Ups (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)")
  Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Unleashed (2009) ... (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited)
 2008 Wanted (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)")
 2008 Remarkable Power (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
 2007 The 61st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Show People")
 2006 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- My Big Fat Greek Rush Week (2006) ... ("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
 2005 Bewitched (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" (1979)) / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" (1979))
 2004 Las Vegas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Count of Montecito (2004) ... (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Eye Inside (2003) ... (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
 2003 American Splendor (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" (1979)) / (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" (1979))
 2002 The Sweetest Thing (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)")
  ER (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic (2001) ... (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" - uncredited)
 2001 Shrek (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" (1975)) / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" (1975))
 1999-2000 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Bart to the Future (2000) ... (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)")
- Sunday, Cruddy Sunday (1999) ... (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - uncredited)
 1999 Detroit Rock City (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
 1999 The General's Daughter (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (writer: "Escape To Jamaica")
 1998 Dirty Work (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
 1996 Mars Attacks! (performer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)")
 1996 Remember WENN (TV Series) ("You Make It Christmas", "Christmas is Waiting For You", "A Girl Like Me", "And Then Some", "Salome on Wry") / (arranger: "When the Saints Go Marching In/Deutschland Uber Alles") / (writer: "Strong and Silent", "I Gotta Sing")
 1991 Hi Honey, I'm Home (TV Series) ("Hi Honey, I'm Home")
 1989 The Preppie Murder (TV Movie) (writer: "You've Got It All")
 1987 Jaws: The Revenge (writer: "You Got It All")
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "There You Are", "Don't Quit While You're Ahead")
 1984 No Small Affair (performer: "No Small Affair") / (producer: "No Small Affair", "Double Barrels", "Itchin' For A Fight", "Hot Headed", "Otherwise Fine", "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)") / (writer: "No Small Affair", "Double Barrels", "Itchin' For A Fight", "Hot Headed", "Otherwise Fine")
 1980 The Christmas Raccoons (TV Movie) (performer: "Perfect Tree", "Shake the Sun")
 1980 Pink Lady (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... (writer: "Him")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1980) (writer - 2 episodes, 1980)
- Episode dated 31 January 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
- Episode dated 17 January 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") / (writer: "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)")
 1976 A Star Is Born (lyrics: "QUEEN BEE", "EVERYTHING") / (music: "QUEEN BEE", "EVERYTHING")
 1972 Forbidden Under Censorship of the King (performer: "Winter In April's Eyes", "Laughter And Pain", "April Witch", "Flight") / (writer: "Flasher Theme", "Sour Soul", "Flight")
 1972 A.W.O.L. (performer: "Nobody Hears the Sunrise") / (writer: "Nobody Hears the Sunrise")
  The Partridge Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1971) (music - 1 episode, 1971)
- In 25 Words or Less (1971) ... (lyrics: "Echo Valley 2-6809") / (music: "Echo Valley 2-6809")
 1970 The Animals ("There's So Little Time", Theme from "The Animals")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Accomplice," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Stephanie Zimbalist and Richard Kind in the cast. See more »
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Personal Quote:

I think writing for a world one has invented can be infinitely more interesting than writing for the world we've all inherited.

Trivia:

He and Peter Stone were nominated for a 2007 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Book for a Musical for "Curtains" on Broadway in New York City. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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