Van Dyke Parks

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Van Dyke Parks was born on January 3, 1943 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. He is known for The Brave Little Toaster (1987), The Departed (2006) and Heathers (1988). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The Brave Little Toaster Music Department
The Departed Soundtrack
Heathers Soundtrack
The Jungle Book Soundtrack


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 2011 Music Man Murray (Documentary short)
 2007/I Dark Matter
 2006 Broken Trail (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Part Two (2006)
- Part One (2006)
 2003 The Company
 2002 Charms for the Easy Life (TV Movie)
 2002 Monday Night Mayhem (TV Movie) (original music by)
 2001 Call Me Claus (TV Movie)
 2001 In the Time of the Butterflies (TV Movie)
 2001 The Ponder Heart (TV Movie)
 2000 Harlan County War (TV Movie)
 1999 Border Line (TV Movie)
 1998 A Chance of Snow (TV Movie)
 1997-1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Noah (1998)
- Oliver Twist (1997)
 1998 Shadrach
 1998 Barney's Great Adventure (original score, uncredited)
 1997 World of Discovery (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1996 The Summer of Ben Tyler (TV Movie)
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- Time Off for Clever Behavior (1995) ... (music by)
- These Foolish Things (1995) ... (music by)
- '65-'95 (1995) ... (music by)
- Kissing Cousins (1995) ... (music by)
- Love Is Strange (1995) ... (music by)
 1995 Wild Bill
 1994 One Christmas (TV Movie)
 1994 Next Door (TV Movie)
 1992 Out on a Limb
 1992 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Rabbit Ears: A Gingerbread Christmas (Video short) (music by)
 1990 The Two Jakes
 1990 Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Movie)
 1988 Casual Sex?
 1987 Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Rented Lips
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Ponce de Leon (1986)
 1986 Club Paradise
 1986 Chesapeake Borne (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1982)
- Episode #1.4 (1982)
- Episode #1.3 (1982)
- Episode #1.2 (1982)
- Episode #1.1 (1982)
 1978 Goin' South
 1967 Brian Wilson: Surf's Up (Music Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Composed the theme music for the public radio show "The Savvy Traveler", hosted by Rudy Maxa. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sally and Van Dyke Parks


5' 6" (1.68 m)


Sally Parks

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Personal Quote:

"I have no excuse, sir." (to Mike Love, during the "Smile" album sessions, when asked to explain obscure lyrics like "Columnated ruins domino") See more »


A former child star. See more »


His verbose, metaphoric, humorist style of writing and speaking

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