Harry Nilsson

Singer, Songwriter, Screenwriter
Harry Nilsson's musical talents have contributed to a variety of Hollywood productions. Nilsson worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "All That Jazz" with Roy Scheider (1979) ... Read more »
Born: 06/15/1941 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (82)

A Beautiful Planet 2016 (Movie)

("Coconut") (Song)

A Beautiful Planet 2016 (Movie)

("Coconut") (Song Performer)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 2016 (Movie)

("Without You") (Song Performer)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2015 (Movie)

("Everybody's Talkin") (Song Performer)

Rock the Kasbah 2015 (Movie)

("Jump Into The Fire") (Song)

Rock the Kasbah 2015 (Movie)

("Jump Into The Fire") (Song Performer)

The Wedding Ringer 2015 (Movie)

("Coconut") (Song)

The Wrecking Crew 2015 (Movie)

("Everybody's Talking") (Song Performer)

Vacation 2015 (Movie)

("Without You") (Song Performer)

Frances Ha 2013 (Movie)

("Mrs. Butter's Lament") (Song Performer)

Frances Ha 2013 (Movie)

("Mrs. Butter's Lament") (Song)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

("Everybody's Talkin'") (Song Performer)

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

("Coconut") (Song)

Bottle Shock 2008 (Movie)

("Jump into the Fire") (Song)

Bottle Shock 2008 (Movie)

("Jump into the Fire") (Song Performer)

Grilled 2007 (Movie)

("Early In The Mornin") (Song Performer)

A Good Year 2006 (Movie)

("How Can I Be Sure Of You") (Song)

A Good Year 2006 (Movie)

("How Can I Be Sure Of You") (Song Performer)

Crank 2006 (Movie)

"Everybody's Talkin" (Song Performer)

Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

"The Courtship of Eddie's Father (aka best Friend)" (Song)

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

"The Courtship of Eddie's Father (aka best Friend)" (Song Performer)

Breakfast on Pluto 2005 (Movie)

("Me & My Arrow") (Song Performer)

Around the Bend 2004 (Movie)

("Daddy's Song") (Song)

Around the Bend 2004 (Movie)

("Daddy's Song") (Song Performer)

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

("Jump Into The Fire") (Song)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

("Jump Into The Fire") (Song Performer)

Daddy Day Care 2003 (Movie)

("Coconut") (Song)

Good Boy! 2003 (Movie)

("The Puppy Song") (Song)

Shanghai Knights 2003 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

Shanghai Knights 2003 (Movie)

("One") (Song Performer)

Punch-Drunk Love 2002 (Movie)

("He Needs Me") (Song)

Stuart Little 2 2002 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

Recess: School's Out 2001 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

("The Moonbeam Song") (Song Performer)

Dick 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Dick 1999 (Movie)

("Coconut") (Song Performer)

Magnolia 1999 (Movie)

("One") (Song)

Show Me Love 1999 (Movie)

("Drifter") (Song)

Angel on My Shoulder 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

("Coconut") (Song Performer)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

("The Puppy Song" "Remember" "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City") (Song Performer)

Contact 1997 (Movie)

("Spaceman") (Song Performer)

Contact 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

The Wrecker's Ball: Three Dances by Paul Taylor 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Beverly Hills 90210 1987 - 1988, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Song

First Impressions 1987 - 1988, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Theme Lyrics

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

("Everybody's Talkin") (Song Performer)

Camp Candy 1989 - 1993 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Me, Myself and I 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Reservoir Dogs 1992 (Movie)

(Song)

Reservoir Dogs 1992 (Movie)

("Coconut") (Song Performer)

The Fisher King 1991 (Movie)

("How About You") (Song Performer)

Mutts 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Theme Song

I Miei Primi Quarant'Anni 1987 (Movie)

("Without You") (Song)

Private School 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

Private School 1983 (Movie)

("You're Breaking My Heart") (Song Performer)

Handgun 1981 (Movie)

(Song)

Handgun 1981 (Movie)

("Lay Down Your Arms") (Song Performer)

Divine Madness 1980 (Movie)

("Paradise Song") (Song)

In God We Trust 1980 (Movie)

(Song)

In God We Trust 1980 (Movie)

("Good for God") (Song Performer)

Popeye 1980 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Popeye 1980 (Movie)

("I Yam What I Yam" "He Needs Me" "Swee' Pea's Lullaby" "Sweethaven" "Blow Me Down" "Everything Is Food" "Sailin'" "It's Not Easy Being Me" "He's Large" "I'm Mean" "Kids") (Song Performer)

All That Jazz 1979 (Movie)

("A Perfect Day") (Song Performer)

All That Jazz 1979 (Movie)

(Song)

Real Life 1979 (Movie)

("Jump Into the Fire") (Song)

The World's Greatest Lover 1977 (Movie)

("Ain't It Kinda Wonderful") (Song Performer)

The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1969 - 1972 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Jenny 1970 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Jenny 1970 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Midnight Cowboy 1969 (Movie)

("Everybody's Talkin'") (Song Performer)

Head 1968 (Movie)

("Daddy's Song") (Song)

Skidoo 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Skidoo 1968 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Ziggy's Gift (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics
Actor (2)

Skidoo 1968 (Movie)

Tower Guard (Actor)
Writer (2)

The Telephone 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Telephone 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

Harry Nilsson's musical talents have contributed to a variety of Hollywood productions. Nilsson worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "All That Jazz" with Roy Scheider (1979), "In God We Trust" (1980) starring Marty Feldman, "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), "Real Life" (1979) starring Dick Haynes, "Skidoo" (1968) and "The World's Greatest Lover" with Gene Wilder (1977). In the nineties, Nilsson devoted his time to various credits, such as "Me, Myself and I" (1993) starring George Segal, the Tom Hanks and Rebecca Williams hit "Forrest Gump" (1994), the Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey box office smash "Contact" (1997) and "Angel on My Shoulder" with Gwen Welles (1998). Nilsson continued to exercise his talent in the early 2000s, taking on a mix of projects like the Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy blockbuster "Shrek 2" (2004), "The Girl Next Door" (2004), "Breakfast on Pluto" (2005) starring Cillian Murphy, the Ray Romano and Chris Wedge smash hit "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006) and "Little Man" (2006). Nilsson last provided music for "I Miei Primi Quarant'Anni." Nilsson was married to Diane Clatworthy and had seven children. Harry Nilsson passed away in January 1994 at the age of 53.

Relationships

Annie Nilsson

Daughter

Olivia Nilsson

Daughter

Beau Nilsson

Son

Ben Nilsson

Son

Kief Nilsson

Son

Gary Nilsson

Half-Brother

Diane Clatworthy

Wife

Una Nilsson

Wife
Married 1976 until his death 1994

Betty Nilsson

Mother
Nilsson recorded two songs she wrote she was married and divorced six times after Nilsson's father abandoned family

Oscar Nilsson

Son
born February 23, 1991

Zak Nilsson

Son
mother, Diane Clatworthy

EDUCATION

dropped out of high school at age 16

Milestones

1960

Began singing demos

1957

Hitchhiked to California where mother was living; discovered she'd been jailed for forgery

1956

Returned East to Lonog Island; mother was on the lam for passing bad checks

1952

With mother and half-sister, took bus trip to California; settled in Colton

1943

Father abandoned family

Born and raised in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York

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