Art Garfunkel

Musician, Poet
Blessed with a hauntingly clear tenor, Art Garfunkel teamed up with Paul Simon to give voice to an entire generation as part of the folk superduo Simon & Garfunkel. Although Simon was the creative force and songwriting ... Read more »
Born: 11/05/1941 in Forest Hills, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Arthur 1996 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Long Shot 2001 (Movie)

Cameo (Actor)

100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

54 1998 (Movie)

Elaine's Patron (Actor)

Art Garfunkel... Across America 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Boxing Helena 1993 (Movie)

Dr Lawrence Augustine (Actor)

ABC Presents a Royal Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Amy Grant... Headin' Home For the Holidays 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Good to Go 1986 (Movie)

S D Blass (Actor)

Simon and Garfunkel in Central Park 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Timing 1979 (Movie)

Dr Alex Linden (Actor)

The Paul Simon Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Carnal Knowledge 1971 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

Catch-22 1970 (Movie)

Captain Nately (Actor)

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Show)

Actor
Music (10)

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 (Movie)

("Bright Eyes") (Song Performer)

Lost In Translation 2003 (Movie)

("Scarborough Fair") (Song)

Loser 2000 (Movie)

("Scarborough Fair/Canticle") (Song)

Art Garfunkel... Across America 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Song Performer

As Good As It Gets 1997 (Movie)

("Always Look on the Bright of Life") (Song Performer)

Kitchen 1997 (Movie)

("Scarborough Fair") (Song)

Brooklyn Bridge 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Theme Song Performer

A League of Their Own 1992 (Movie)

("Two Sleepy People") (Song Performer)

Sing 1989 (Movie)

(record version) "We'll Never Say Goodbye) (Song Performer)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

("Bookends Theme") (Song)

Biography

Blessed with a hauntingly clear tenor, Art Garfunkel teamed up with Paul Simon to give voice to an entire generation as part of the folk superduo Simon & Garfunkel. Although Simon was the creative force and songwriting genius behind their classic songs, including "Homeward Bound," "I Am a Rock," "Kathy's Song," "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," "The Boxer," "Cecilia," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and the unforgettable "Mrs. Robinson" from "The Graduate" (1967), Garfunkel's voice marked their distinctive sound. Although a long-simmering feud helped kill their working relationship as well as real-life, life-long friendship, they won five Grammys, earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as pop culture immortality. While their 1981 reunion concert in New York's Central Park set all kinds of records and brought about their definitive live album, Garfunkel's subsequent solo musical career paled in comparison to Simon's. He did earn a Golden Globe nomination for his role opposite Jack Nicholson in Mike Nichols's "Carnal Knowledge" (1971), as he became increasingly interested in segueing into acting. Eventually moving beyond much of their animosity, Simon & Garfunkel reunited several times to great acclaim and enormous profit, and Garfunkel's voice and artistic efforts continued to resonate with multiple generations. Although he left his greatest musical legacy as an interpreter of songs written by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel helped provide the soundtrack to an era as well as creating his own underrated body of work as a solo artist.

Relationships

Kim Cermak

Wife

James Garfunkel

Son
born c. 1990

EDUCATION

Forest Hills High School

Forest Hills , New York 1958

Columbia College, Columbia University

New York , New York
Majored in Art History

Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

2011

Executive produced musical documentary "The Harmony Game" about the making of Bridge Over Troubled Water

2009

Played supporting role in romantic comedy "The Rebound"

2003

Reunited once again with Paul Simon for successful world tour

2002

Made songwriting debut in ninth solo album Everything Waits to Be Noticed

1996

Completed walk across the United States, which he started in 1984

1996

Cover of traditional British carol "Scarborough Fair" reached Top 20

1993

Acted in Jennifer Lynch's controversial crime drama "Boxing Helena"

1991

Performed theme song for CBS comedy series "Brooklyn Bridge"

1990

Simon & Garfunkel inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1989

Published collection of his prose poetry Still Water

1982

Performed The Concert in Central Park with Simon, which was released as a live album

1975

Reunited with Paul Simon for the hit "My Little Town"

1973

Solo debut, Angel Clare

1970

Once again directed by Nichols in "Carnal Knowledge"; earned Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor

1969

Made feature film debut in Mike Nichols directed "Catch-22" as Capt. Nately

1969

Released Simon & Garfunkel's landmark fifth album Bridge Over Troubled Water

1968

Recorded the classic theme song "Mrs. Robinson" for soundtrack to "The Graduate," starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft

1965

First No. 1 single, "The Sounds of Silence"

1964

Duo released debut album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. on Columbia Records

1963

Started performing as Simon & Garfunkel

1956

Teamed with high school classmate Paul Simon to form folksinger duo Tom and Jerry

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