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Ray Manzarek (1939–2013)


Ray Manzarek was born on February 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. He was married to Dorothy Manzarek. He died on May 20, 2013 in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany. See full bio »

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Known For

Strange Days
Strange Days Soundtrack
(1995)
Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump Soundtrack
(1994)
The X Files
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(1998)
Road House
Road House Soundtrack
(1989)

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 2018 Golic and Wingo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.32 (2018) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2017 The Footy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Room Telethon 2017 (2017) ... (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
 2017 Nunca es tarde (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 June 2017 (2017) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2017 Feud (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends? (2017) ... (writer: "The End" - uncredited)
 2003-2017 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #5.10 (2017) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
- Episode #4.13 (2005) ... (writer: "Break On Through (To the Other Side)")
- Episode #3.7 (2003) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2016 Dolezal Backstage (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Austropop Special (2016) ... (writer: "Roadhouse Blues")
 2016 Teen Wolf (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Memory Lost (2016) ... (writer: "Riders On The Storm" - uncredited)
 2015 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.12 (2015) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2015 Good Girls Revolt (TV Series) (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
 2015 Far Out (writer: "The Crystal Ship")
 2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Video Game) (writer: "The End")
 2015 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jack Black/Boy George/Death Cab for Cutie (2015) ... (writer: "Hello, I Love You")
 2015 Minions (writer: "Break On Through (To the Other Side)")
 2015 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2015: Live Semi-Final 2 - The Results (2015) ... (writer: "Light My Fire (Live)" - uncredited)
 2015 Danny Says (Documentary) (writer: "Break On Through")
 2015 Strange Magic (writer: "People Are Strange")
 2014 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ian Astbury Guest Programs Rage (2014) ... (writer: "The Changeling", "Roadhouse Blues", "Love Me Two Times" (Live))
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Latin Night (2014) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2013 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 December 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Hello, I Love You")
 2013 Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2013 Divorce (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... (writer: "Riders on the Storm")
 2012 Spise med Price (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Light My Fire (2012) ... (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
 2012 The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68 (Documentary) (writer: "When the Music's Over", "Moonlight Drive", "Horse Latitudes", "Spanish Caravan", "Light My Fire", "The Unknown Soldier", "The End")
 2012/I The Watch (writer: "People Are Strange")
 2012 Californication (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- JFK to LAX (2012) ... (writer: "Love Me Two Times")
 2011 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Captain EO Part One (2011) ... (writer: "The End")
 2011 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Last Sam Weiss (2011) ... (writer: "Riders on the Storm" - uncredited)
 2010 Apocalypse Now Cthulhu (Short) (writer: "The End")
 2010 De wereld draait door (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.60 (2010) ... (writer: "When the music's over" - uncredited)
 2010 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- RPM (2010) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2010 I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Singer (2010) ... (writer: "The End" - uncredited)
 2010 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hell-O (2010) ... (writer: "Hello, I Love You" - uncredited)
 2005-2010 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Metamorphosis (2010) ... (writer: "Light My Fire", "Riders on the Storm", "Moonlight Drive", "People Are Strange" - uncredited)
- Forever Blue (2006) ... (writer: "Love Me Two Times")
- The Woods (2005) ... (writer: "Riders On The Storm")
 2009 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Video Game) ("Five to One", uncredited)
 2009 BBC Electric Proms (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dame Shirley Bassey (2009) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2009 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.133 (2009) ... (writer: "Roadhouse Blues" - uncredited)
 2009 Taking Woodstock (writer: "Maggie M'Gill" - as Raymond Manzarek)
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game) ("Five to One", uncredited)
 2009 Being Erica (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What I Am Is What I Am (2009) ... (writer: "People Are Strange")
 2008 Sputnik (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Company de viatge (2008) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2008 Charmed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unaired Pilot (2008) ... (writer: "Riders on the Storm")
 2008 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gala 13 (2008) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2008 60/90 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- L'home a la lluna i Claudia Schiffer (2008) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2008 Spisok korabley (Documentary) (writer: "Crystal ship")
 2008 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.25 (2008) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 1999-2008 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Smoke on the Daughter (2008) ... (writer: "The End" - uncredited)
- Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder (1999) ... (writer: "The End")
 2006-2007 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Shemot, Part I (2007) ... (writer: "The End")
- Bereishit (2006) ... (writer: "RIDERS ON THE STORM")
 2007 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (2007) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2005-2007 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 4 Performance: Big Band (2007) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
- Top 30 Group 3 Performance Show (2005) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2007 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby (2007) ... (writer: "Riders on the Storm" - uncredited)
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blue Comet (2007) ... (writer: "When the Music's Over" - uncredited)
 2007 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Resurrection (2007) ... (writer: "When the Music's Over")
 2006 Ha-Shminiya (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Bell (2006) ... (writer: "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" - uncredited)
- Line 32 (2006) ... (writer: "The End" - uncredited)
 2006 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (TV Special) (writer: "The End" - uncredited)
 2006 Kiss Me Again (writer: "Feijoada")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Monkeys in Space (2006) ... (writer: "Peace Frog")
 2005 Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Video Game) (writer: "Peace Frog")
 2005 Corporate Vampires (Video) (writer: "Riders on the Storm" (sample))
 2005 X: Live in Los Angeles (Video) (writer: "Soul Kitchen")
 2005 The Jeff Healey Band: Live at Montreux 1999 (Video documentary) (writer: "Roadhouse Blues")
 2005 Rail Kings (Video) (writer: "Riders on the Storm")
 2004 Woyzeck (TV Movie) (writer: "Light my Fire")
 2004 Need for Speed: Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Riders On The Storm (Fredwreck Remix)")
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Break on Through")
 2004 Ramones Raw (Documentary) (writer: "Take It As It Comes" - as Manzarek)
 2004 El Deseo (TV Series) (writer: "Light my fire")
 2004 Super Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2004) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
  S.P.U.N.G (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2003) (music - 1 episode, 2003)
- Jag nöjer mig inte med vad som helst (2003) ... (lyrics: "The End") / (music: "The End")
 2003 Tabloid Tales (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tabloid Tales (2003) ... (writer: "Riders on the Storm")
 2002 Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Die Flammenfalle (2002) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2001-2002 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Final (2002) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
- Heat 4 (2001) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2001 Tatort (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Im freien Fall (2001) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2001 Someone Like You... (writer: "I'm a Tree")
 2000 Cast Away (writer: "Light My Fire")
 2000 VH1 Storytellers (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Doors: A Celebration (2000) ... (writer: "Love Me Two Times", "The End", "Break On Through", "Light My Fire", "Roadhouse Blues", "Riders On The Storm")
 1999 Girl, Interrupted (writer: "Roadhouse Blues")
 1999 Me and Will (writer: "Queen of the Highway")
 1999 Superstar ("I'm a Tree")
 1999 That '70s Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Water Tower (1999) ... (writer: "The End")
 1998 The Waterboy (writer: "Peace Frog")
 1998 The X Files (producer: "Crystal Ship") / (writer: "Crystal Ship")
 1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (writer: "Break On Through (To the Other Side)")
 1995 Strange Days (performer: "Strange Days")
 1995 The Basketball Diaries (writer: "Riders On The Storm")
 1995 The History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Generation (1995) ... (writer: "When the Music's Over")
 1995 Nico Icon (Documentary) (writer: "The End")
 1994 Forrest Gump (writer: "Soul Kitchen" (1966), "Break On Through (To The Other Side)" (1966) - as The Doors)
 1992-1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Village of the Giants (1994) ... (writer: "L.A. Woman")
- 'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1993) ... (writer: "Riders on the Storm" - uncredited)
- Crash of Moons (1992) ... (writer: "People Are Strange" - uncredited)
 1994 Mistah (writer: "Hello, I Love You", "The Unknown Soldier", "Riders On The Storm", "Break On Through (To The Other Side)", "The End")
 1992 Koskenkorva Cowboys (writer: "Light My Fire", "Hello I Love You")
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "L.A. Woman")
 1990 Air America (writer: "Love Me Two Times")
 1989 The Jeff Healey Band: See the Light - Live from London (Video) (writer: "Roadhouse Blues")
 1989 Casualties of War (writer: "Hello, I Love You")
 1989 Road House (writer: "Roadhouse Blues")
 1988-1989 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation (1989) ... (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
- Heart of Darkness (1988) ... (writer: "Riders on the Storm")
 1989 True Believer (writer: "Crystal Ship")
 1987 Less Than Zero (lyrics: "Moonlight Drive") / (music: "Moonlight Drive")
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Five to One")
 1987 The Lost Boys (producer: "People Are Strange")
 1987 Family Ties (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A, My Name Is Alex (1987) ... (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
 1986 X: The Unheard Music (Documentary) (writer: "Soul Kitchen")
 1985-1986 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Payback (1986) ... (writer: "Soul Kitchen" - uncredited)
- Back in the World (1985) ... (writer: "Strange Days", "The Crystal Ship", "Five to One", "The Spy", "Roadhouse Blues", "Break on Through (To the Other Side)", "I Can't See Your Face in My Mind", "My Eyes Have Seen You" - uncredited)
 1985 Vagabond (writer: "The Changeling")
 1982 Storm Riders (Documentary) (writer: "Riders On The Storm")
 1981 Neighbors (writer: "Hello, I Love You")
 1981/I Taps (writer: "Light My Fire")
 1981 American Pop (writer: "People Are Strange")
 1980 Altered States (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
 1979 More American Graffiti (writer: "Light My Fire")
 1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 June 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fish Story (1979) ... (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (as The Doors, "The End")
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (writer: "People Are Strange")
 1976 Hot Summer in the City (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
 1973 Hitler's Harlot (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
 1973 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (1973) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
 1972 One Pair of Eyes (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles (1972) ... (writer: "L.A. Woman" - uncredited)
 1970 Anjos e Demônios (writer: "Light My Fire")
 1970 In for Life (writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited)
 1970 The Coming Thing (writer: "Hello, I Love You", "Love Me Two Times", "Five to One", "End of the Night" - uncredited)
 1968 Handicap (Short) (writer: "I Looked at You", "End of the Night")
 1968 The Doors (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Alabama Song", "Back Door Man", "Love Me Two Times", "When the Music's Over", "The Unknown Soldier")
 1967 The Jonathan Winters Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... (writer: "Moonlight Drive", "Light My Fire")
 1967 I Call First (writer: "The End" - uncredited)
 1967 Malibu U. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1967) ... (writer: "Light My Fire")
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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

The Doors | Ray Daniel Manzarek

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

I miss him [Jim Morrison] every day. What great company he was. Talk about going to the pub and having a couple of beers with the guy--Morrison was perfect. He's been haunting me for some 40 years now, and I miss him every day. See more »

Trivia:

Is of Polish descent See more »

Trademark:

Would incorporate the works of Coltrane and other jazz artists into his organ solos. (The Coltrane allusion specifically refers to block and minor chord vamping behind long instrumental solos and is associated with Coltrane's 1960 version of "My Favorite Things" and its influence on The Doors' "Light My Fire".) See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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