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John Phillips (II) (1935–2001)

John Phillips was born on August 30, 1935 in Parris Island, South Carolina, USA as John Edmund Andrew Phillips. He was married to Farnaz Arasteh, Geneviève Waïte, Michelle Phillips and Suzy Phillips-January. He died on March 18, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Cocktail
Cocktail Soundtrack
(1988)
The Rock
The Rock Soundtrack
(1996)
Congo
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(1995)
San Andreas
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(2015)

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 2017 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2017 Downsizing (writer: "Monday Monday")
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Part 15 (2017) ... (producer: "I've Been Loving You Too Long")
 2017 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Tightening (2017) ... (writer: "California Dreaming")
 2015-2017 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Battles 2 (2017) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
- Live Show Final, Part 3 (2015) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2017 Prime Suspect 1973 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2017 The Blacklist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Apothecary (No. 59) (2017) ... (writer: "No Salt on Her Tail" - uncredited)
 2017 The Landing (writer: "San Francisco - Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair")
 2016 Masters of Sex (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Night and Day (2016) ... (writer: "Go Where You Wanna Go" - uncredited)
 2016 The Belko Experiment (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2016 Hechos y protagonistas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 September 2016 (2016) ... (writer: "California somnolienta")
 2016 Kovy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- USA Trip #3 - Medved a vykradené auto (2016) ... (writer: "San Francisco")
 2016 Jmenuju Se Martin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- USA Trip #6 - Príjezd do San Francisca (2016) ... (writer: "San Francisco")
 2016 Today at Wimbledon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Day 8 (2016) ... (writer: "Monday, Monday" - uncredited)
 2016 Wimbledon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2016: Day 8, Part 2 (2016) ... (writer: "Monday, Monday" - uncredited)
- 2016: Day 8, Part 1 (2016) ... (writer: "Monday, Monday" - uncredited)
 2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire (2016) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'", "Creeque Alley")
 2016 Tower (Documentary) (writer: "Monday Monday")
 2016 L'odyssée (writer: "California Dreamin")
 2016 31 (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2016 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 January 2016 (2016) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'" - uncredited)
 2015 Fargo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Palindrome (2015) ... (writer: "California Dreaming")
  Transparent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Oscillate (2015) ... (performer: "Wilderness Of Love", "Feather Your Nest" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wilderness Of Love", "Feather Your Nest" - uncredited)
 2015 San Andreas (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2014 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Most Handsome Boy on the Planet (2014) ... (writer: "Kokomo" - uncredited)
 2014 Retour à Ithaque (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2014 Those Who Kill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sunday (2014) ... (writer: "Monday, Monday")
 2013 Getting On (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- If You're Going to San Francisco (2013) ... (writer: "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" - uncredited)
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... (writer: "21 Guns")
 2013 North America (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Savage Edge (2013) ... (writer: "California Dreamin" - as John Edmund Andrew Phillips)
 2013 Mad Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Crash (2013) ... (writer: "Words of Love" - uncredited)
 2002-2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 4 Results (2012) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
- Clash of the Titanic Egos (2002) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2012 The Block (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Red House Elimination: Night 3 (2012) ... (writer: "Kokomo" - uncredited)
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 4 (2012) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'" - uncredited)
 2012 Sunset Strip (Documentary) (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2012 Beatrix, Oranje onder Vuur (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- De Troon (2012) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'" - uncredited)
  Pan Am (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- New Frontiers (2012) ... (performer: "Someone's Sleeping" - uncredited) / (writer: "Someone's Sleeping" - uncredited)
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bon rotllo (2012) ... (writer: "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)")
 2011 Happy Endings (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grinches Be Crazy (2011) ... (writer: "Kokomo" - uncredited)
 2011 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Neither Here Nor There (2011) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'" - uncredited)
 2011 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ten Years of Disney's California Adventure (2011) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'", "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)")
 2011 Poupoupidou (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2010 The Other Guys (writer: "Monday, Monday")
 2010 Las tragedias de los famosos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Guy Williams (2010) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2010 CSI: Miami (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- L.A. (2010) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (2009) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'" - as John E. A. Phillips)
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2009 Semi-Final (2009) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'" - uncredited)
 2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gwyneth Paltrow/Joel McHale/John Mayer Trio (2009) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'" - uncredited)
 2009 Fish Tank (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2009 Adieu De Gaulle adieu (TV Movie) (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.8 (2009) ... (writer: "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)")
 2009 Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 (TV Special) (music: "Derek Jeter's Taco Hole" - uncredited)
 2008 Californication (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- La Petite Mort (2008) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
- Slip of the Tongue (2008) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2008 60/90 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- L'home a la lluna i Claudia Schiffer (2008) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2008 The Wrecking Crew! (Documentary) (writer: "California Dreamin'", "Monday, Monday", "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)")
 2007 Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (Documentary) (writer: "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)")
 2007 California Dreamin' (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2007 Aliens Fall in Love (Short) (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2007 Allein unter Bauern (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Willkommen in Kudrow (2007) ... (writer: "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)")
 2007 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2007) ... (writer: "Kokomo" - uncredited)
 2006 Ha-Shminiya (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hard Day (2006) ... (writer: "Califirnia Dreamin'" - uncredited)
 2006 The Gigolos (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2006 The Hills Have Eyes (writer: "California Dreaming")
 2005 11er Haus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Freie Liebe (2005) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'" - uncredited)
 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1988 (2005) ... (writer: "Kokomo")
 2005 California Dreamin': The Songs of 'The Mamas & the Papas' (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Somebody Groovy", "Words of Love", "Creeque Alley", "Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)", "I Saw Her Again", "Dancing Bear", "Once Was a Time I Thought", "Monday, Monday", "Straight Shooter", "California Dreamin'")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Revolution (2005) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2005 The Squid and the Whale (performer: "Holland Tunnel") / (writer: "Holland Tunnel" - as John E.A. Phillips)
 2004 After the Sunset (writer: "California Dreamin'", "Go Where You Wanna Go")
 2004 Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 (Video Game) ("California Dreamin'")
 2004 A Day Without a Mexican ("California Dreaming")
 2004 25 Years of Skinnamarink (TV Movie) (writer: "California Dreamin'" - as John)
 2003 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Today, I Am a Clown (2003) ... (writer: "Kokomo")
 2003 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Truck Stop (2003) ... (writer: "San Francisco", "California Dreamin'")
 2003 Böse Zellen (writer: "San Francisco (Be sure to wear some Flowers in your Hair)")
 2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Documentary) (writer: "Monday, Monday")
 2002 Just a Kiss (writer: "Love is Coming Back")
 2002 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rock/Andrew W.K. (2002) ... (writer: "Monday Monday" - uncredited)
 2001 Hear'Say: Live in Your Living Room (TV Movie) (writer: "Monday, Monday")
 2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (writer: "California Dreaming")
 2001 Belphegor: Phantom of the Louvre (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 2001 Rebelové (writer: "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)")
 2000 Playing Mona Lisa (writer: "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)")
 2000 Lakeuden kutsu (writer: "Ylihärmä (San Francisco)")
 1999 Girl, Interrupted (writer: "Got a Feelin'")
 1999 The Big Tease (writer: "California Dreamin' (Remix)")
 1999 Goodnight Sweetheart (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- California Dreamin' (1999) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'" - uncredited)
 1999 Surveiller les tortues (Short) (writer: "Monday, Monday")
 1998 Haru - yksinäisten saari (Documentary short) (writer: "San Francisco")
 1998 Zingo (lyrics: "MONDAY, MONDAY") / (music: "MONDAY, MONDAY")
 1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1998 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "Monday, Monday")
- Episode #9.8 (1998) ... (writer: "Monday, Monday")
 1998 A Bright Shining Lie (TV Movie) (writer: "Monday, Monday")
 1996 The Rock (writer: "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)", "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" (uncredited))
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Quiet Riot (1996) ... (writer: "Kokomo" - uncredited)
 1996 Beautiful Thing (writer: "Creeque Alley")
 1995 Due South (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- North (1995) ... (writer: "California Dreamin")
 1995 Art for Teachers of Children (writer: "Safe in My Garden")
 1995 Congo ("California Dreamin'")
 1994 There Goes My Baby (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1994 Chungking Express (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1994 Forrest Gump ("California Dreamin'" (1963), "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" (1967))
 1994 The Critic (TV Series) (1 episode)
- L.A. Jay (1994) ... ("California Dreamin'" (1963), uncredited)
 1994 Florida Lady (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nichts als Ärger (1994) ... (writer: "Monday, Monday")
 1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1992 Il ladro di bambini (writer: "Sognando la California")
 1991 Bullerfnis (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1991) ... (writer: "San Francisco")
 1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Green Room (1990) ... (writer: "Monday, Monday" - uncredited)
 1990 Air America (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1990 Stella (writer: "Carliforna Dreamin'")
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (writer: "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)")
 1989 She's Out of Control (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1988 Rockin' the Night Away (TV Movie) (writer: "Monday, Monday")
 1988 Full House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Beach Boy Bingo (1988) ... (writer: "Kokomo")
 1988 Cocktail (writer: "Kokomo")
 1988 Frantic (writer: "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)")
 1986 Quiet Cool (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1986 You Again? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Audition (1986) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Witness for the Execution (1986) ... (writer: "Monday, Monday" - uncredited)
 1984 Kate & Allie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Landlady (1984) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'" - uncredited)
 1982 Golden Years (Video) (writer: "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" - uncredited)
 1982 The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion (TV Movie) (writer: "Chilly Winds")
 1981 Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead (Video) (writer: "Me & My Uncle")
 1981 American Pop (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1980 Getting Wasted (writer: "Monday, Monday")
 1980 The Hollywood Knights (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1979 California Dreaming (lyrics: "California Dreaming") / (music: "California Dreaming")
 1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 October 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth (performer: "Hello Mary-Lou", "Boys From The South", "Rhumba Boogie", "Blue Grass Breakdown", "Liar, Liar") / (writer: "Love is Coming Back", "Boys From The South", "Rhumba Boogie", "Blue Grass Breakdown", "Devil's On the Loose" (instrumental), "Black Broadway" (instrumental), "Liar, Liar")
 1973 AWOL (writer: "California Dreaming" (Instrumental) - uncredited)
 1973 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (1973) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1972 Ciao Manhattan (performer: "Malibu People) / (writer: "Malibu People)
 1970 Brewster McCloud (performer: "Last of the Unnatural Acts", "The First and Last Thing To Do", "I Promise Not To Tell") / (writer: "White Feather Wings", "Last of the Unnatural Acts", "The First and Last Thing To Do", "I Promise Not To Tell")
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (writer: "Secret Place")
 1970 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Phil Harris Presents Bobbie Gentry, Pt. 2 (1970) ... (writer: "California Dreamin'")
 1970 Raquel! (TV Movie) (writer: "California Dreamin'" - uncredited)
 1968 Andy Williams' Kaleidoscope Company (TV Movie) (writer: "Medley: Words of Love")
 1967 Free and Easy (Documentary) (writer: "California Dreaming")
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 July 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "Monday, Monday")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.25 (1965) ... (writer: "Somebody Groovy", "California Dreamin'")
 1963 Young Men in a Hurry (TV Movie) (writer: "Oh Miss Mary", "Goin' Away For To Leave You")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of his book "Papa John: The Autobiography of John Phillips" (w/Jim Jerome) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Mamas and the Papas | Mamas & Papas | Mamas and the Papas | 'Papa' John Phillips | The Smoothies

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his first encounter with Anita Pallenberg in 1966] I felt from Anita an unmistakable electric charge. She was so clever, so European, so built. She exuded a stylish and playful decadence that was at once intellectual, sultry, and mischievous. She was so Continential. She made quite a lasting impression on me that night.

Trivia:

Three of his five children followed him into entertainment: oldest daughter Mackenzie Phillips with first wife Susan Adams, as an actress in films like American Graffiti (1973), and the television series One Day at a Time (1975) and So Weird (1999). Daughter Chynna Phillips with second wife Michelle Phillips was founding member of pop band Wilson Phillips along with two of The Beach Boys Brian ... See more »

Nickname:

Papa John

Star Sign:

Virgo

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