Adam Schlesinger

Songwriter, Musician, Music producer
The son of amateur musicians, Adam Schlesinger has been performing in one band or another since his high school days. While attending Williams College, he met Chris Collingwood, with whom he would play guitar. After ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1967

Filmography

Music (45)

Crank Yankers 2002 - 2007, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Composer

The Jack And Triumph Show 2002 - 2007, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

The Rewrite 2015 (Movie)

("Valley Winter Song") (Song)

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Music

Good Luck, Charlie 2013 (Tv Show)

Song

Wedding Band 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Music Producer

Damsels In Distress 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 (Movie)

("Master Of The Seas") (Song)

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Composer

The 66th Annual Tony Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Original Music

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Composer

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Music

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Music

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

("I've Got You Memorized") (Song)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

("Meaningless Kiss") (Song)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

My Kind of Town 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

Art School Confidential 2006 (Movie)

("Stacy's Mom") (Song)

Shanghai Kiss 2006 (Movie)

("Nothing But The Sky") (Song)

The Adam Carolla Project 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Music

Bee Season 2005 (Movie)

("I'll Be Near You") (Music Producer)

Bee Season 2005 (Movie)

("I'll Be Near You") (Song)

Crank Yankers Christmas Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Composer

Just Friends 2005 (Movie)

("Hackensack") (Song)

Robots 2005 (Movie)

("Tell Me What You Already Did") (Song)

Venom 2005 (Movie)

("Just the Girl") (Song)

Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital 2004 (Tv Show)

Song

I'm With Lucy 2002 (Movie)

("Lucy Doesn't Love You") (Song)

Orange County 2002 (Movie)

("I've Got a Feeling") (Song)

The Howard Stern Radio Show 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

("Hat And Feet") (Song)

Josie and the Pussycats 2001 (Movie)

song producer("Shapeshifter" "I Wish You Well" "Josie and the Pussycats" "Real Wild Child") (Song)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

("Edge of the Ocean") (Song)

TV Funhouse 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

song producer("Only a Fool Would Say That") (Song)

Scary Movie 2000 (Movie)

("Too Cool for School") (Song)

David Blaine: Magic Man 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

songs("This Is the Day" "I Get the Message") (Song)

People Yearbook '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

vocals (Music)

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

songs("That Thing You Do!" "Sad Sad Boy" "Back Together") (Song)

The Dana Carvey Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

Hazelle 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music

House of Buggin' 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music
Producer (5)

The Haunted Hathaways 2014 (Tv Show)

Producer

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Page One: Inside the New York Times 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

God Grew Tired of Us 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Smash His Camera (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (2)

Kathy 2012 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Comedy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Writer
Other (1)

Women Talking Dirty 1999 (Movie)

head of production(Jean Doumanian Prductions) (Production)

Biography

The son of amateur musicians, Adam Schlesinger has been performing in one band or another since his high school days. While attending Williams College, he met Chris Collingwood, with whom he would play guitar. After stints in other bands (including Belltower and Ivy, of which he still remains a member), Schlesinger joined with Collingwood to form Fountains of Wayne. Their self-titled debut album, which featured strong melodies in the 1960s pop style offset by knowing lyrics, was released in 1996.

Relationships

Katherine Michel

Wife
Met in 1996 married January 30, 1999

Stephen Schlesinger

Father

Bobbi Schlesinger

Mother

Laurie Schlesinger

Sister
Born c. 1972

EDUCATION

Williams College

Williamstown , Massachusetts 1989

Milestones

2008

Co-wrote (with David Javerbaum) the songs for the musical theater adaptation of the John Waters film "Cry-Baby"; earned a Tony award nomination for Best Original Score

2007

Composed and produced several original songs for the film, "Music and Lyrics" starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore

2003

Fountains of Wayne was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance

2001

Contributed songs to the soundtrack of "Josie and the Pussycats"

1999

Served as album associate producer for the soundtrack album to Woody Allen's "Sweet and Lowdown"

1996

Served as composer for the short-lived "The Dana Carvey Show" (ABC)

1996

Contributed three songs to the soundtrack of Tom Hanks' "That Thing You Do!"; received an Oscar nomination for Best Song

1995

Provided original music for the John Leguizamo series "House of Buggin'" (Fox)

1995

Formed the rock band Fountains of Wayne with Collingwood

1993

Joined the rock band Ivy by answering an advertisement in the Village Voice for a bassist

Played with the band Belltower

Co-formed Scratchie Records with D'Arcy Wretsky and James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins

Met future collaborator Chris Collingwood at Williams College

Raised in Montclair, New Jersey

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