Ben Harper

Ben Harper carved out quite an amazing career for himself creating music for a variety of films. Harper worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "ABC in Concert" (ABC, 1990-98) ... Read more »
Born: 10/28/1969

Filmography

Music (24)

The Longest Ride 2015 (Movie)

("Learn It All Again Tomorrow") (Song Performer)

The Longest Ride 2015 (Movie)

("Learn It All Again Tomorrow") (Song)

Brave Miss World 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007, 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Fighter 2010 (Movie)

("Glory & Consequence") (Song Performer)

The Fighter 2010 (Movie)

("Glory & Consequence") (Song)

One Peace At A Time 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

"Please Don't Talk About Murder While I'm Eating" (Song Performer)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

"Please Don't Talk About Murder While I'm Eating" (Song)

Henry Poole Is Here 2008 (Movie)

("Morning Yearning") (Song Performer)

Henry Poole Is Here 2008 (Movie)

("Morning Yearning") (Song)

Akeelah and the Bee 2006 (Movie)

("Everything") (Song Performer)

Akeelah and the Bee 2006 (Movie)

("Everything") (Song)

Trust the Man 2006 (Movie)

("Everything") (Song Performer)

Trust the Man 2006 (Movie)

("Everything") (Song)

Sleepover 2004 (Movie)

("Way Away") (Song)

Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws And Angels 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Performer

Searching for Debra Winger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song

The Three Of Us 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 (Movie)

("Ain't Too Proud To Beg") (Song Performer)

I Am Sam 2001 (Movie)

("Strawberry Fields Forever") (Song Performer)

For Ever Mozart 1997 (Movie)

(Music)
Actor (15)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

Performer

White Wash 2011 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Austin City Limits 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pepsi Smash 2002 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Reverb 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Halloween Jam VII 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Ben Harper carved out quite an amazing career for himself creating music for a variety of films. Harper worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "ABC in Concert" (ABC, 1990-98), "Austin City Limits" (PBS, 1974-2015), "For Ever Mozart" with Madeleine Assas (1997), "Halloween Jam VII" (ABC, 1998-99), "I Am Sam" (2001) and "Reverb" (HBO, 1996-2002). In the early 2000s, Harper devoted his time to various credits, such as "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" (2002) starring Jack "Black Jack" Ashford, "Sleepover" with Alexa PenaVega (2004), "Akeelah and the Bee" (2006) and "Trust the Man" (2006) starring Julianne Moore. Harper continued to exercise his talent in the early 2000s and the 2010s, taking on a mix of projects like "One Peace At A Time" with Matt Naylor (2009), "State of Play" (2009), "Conan" (TBS, 2010-), "The Fighter" (2010) starring Mark Wahlberg and "White Wash" (2011). Harper last provided music for the Britt Robertson dramatic adaptation "The Longest Ride" (2015). Harper was married to Laura Dern.

Relationships

Laura Dern Actor

Wife
Engaged in August 2004 Married Dec. 23, 2005 after dating for five years Harper filed for divorce in October 2010; briefly reconciled until Dern re-activated divorce filing July 6, 2012

Jaclyn Matfus Actor

Wife
Married January 1, 2015

Milestones

2015

Performed at the Boston Calling Music Festival.

2010

Released the album As I Call You Down with Fistful of Mercy.

2003

Was featured covering song by Marvin Gaye for the documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown."

1999

Released the album Fight For Your Mind.

1994

Released his debut Welcome to the Cruel World.

1992

Released the album Pleasure and Pain with Folk multi-instrumentalist Tom Freund.

Bonus Trivia

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Is part of the No Nukes anti-nuclear power group.

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Supports Little Kids Rock, a non-profit that works to offer music education to disadvantaged children.

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