John Denver

Singer, Songwriter, Actor
John Denver worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Denver worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Butterflies Are Free" with Goldie Hawn ... Read more »
Born: 12/31/1943 in Roswell, New Mexico, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver: Let This Be a Voice 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Walking Thunder 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

John Denver: The Wildlife Concert 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert (1995) 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Newsweek American Achievement Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Performer

America Comes to Graceland 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver's Montana Christmas Skies 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Making of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," The 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mighty Day: The Chad Mitchell Trio Reunion 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Sea World Star-Spangled Summer 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Earth '90: Children and the Environment 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Farm Aid IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver's Christmas in Aspen 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Common Future 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The Australian Royal Bicentennial Concert 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The House I Live In 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Fire and Ice 1987 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

The Leftovers 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

George Burns' 90th Birthday Special 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Liberty Weekend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Host

America Censored 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Be a Man 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1985 Miss Universe Pageant 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Salute to Lady Liberty 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver: Music and the Mountains 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver and the Ladies 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Third Barry Manilow Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver: Thank God I'm a Country Boy 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Oh, God! 1977 (Movie)

Jerry Landers (Actor)

Sinatra and Friends 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Carpenters 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The John Denver Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver and Friend 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver: Rocky Mountain Christmas 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Host

Doris Day Today 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The John Denver Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (09/26/73) 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Foxfire (TV Show)

Actor

Higher Ground (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Gift (TV Show)

Actor
Music (26)

The Guard 2011 (Movie)

("Leaving On A Jet Plane") (Song)

The Guard 2011 (Movie)

("Leaving On A Jet Plane") (Song Performer)

Killshot 2009 (Movie)

("Annie's Song") (Song)

Final Destination 2 2003 (Movie)

("Rocky Mountain High") (Song)

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

("Leaving On A Jet Plane") (Song)

The Wedding Planner 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Final Destination 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Final Destination 2000 (Movie)

("Rocky Mountain High") (Song Performer)

Superstar 1999 (Movie)

("Leaving on a Jet Plane") (Song)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

("Leaving On a Jet Plane") (Song)

Girls' Night 1997 (Movie)

("Leaving on a Jet Plane") (Song)

My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 (Movie)

("Annie's Song") (Song)

Son-In-Law 1993 (Movie)

("Thank God I'm a Country Boy") (Song Performer)

Roger & Me 1989 (Movie)

("Back Home Again") (Song)

The House I Live In 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Fire and Ice 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Water 1986 (Movie)

("Leaving on a Jet Plane") (Song)

The Odd Angry Shot 1979 (Movie)

("Leaving on a Jet Plane") (Song)

Sunshine Part II 1976 (Movie)

songs("Sunshine on My Shoulder" "For Baby" "My Sweet Lady" "Rhymes and Reasons" "Follow Me" "Daydreams") (Song)

Sunshine Part II 1976 (Movie)

("Sunshine on My Shoulder") (Song Performer)

Sunshine 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Song

Sunshine 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

Butterflies Are Free 1972 (Movie)

(Song)

The Gospel Road 1972 (Movie)

("Follow Me") (Song)
Writer (1)

Take Me Home: The John Denver Story (TV Show)

Book as Source Material

Biography

John Denver worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Denver worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Butterflies Are Free" with Goldie Hawn (1972), "Evening at Pops" (PBS, 1969-2002), "Oh, God!" (1977), "Sunshine" (CBS, 1973-74), "The Bob Hope Show (09/26/73)" (NBC, 1973-74) and "The Gospel Road" (1973). Denver was nominated for an Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music Primetime Emmy Award for "John Denver: Rocky Mountain Christmas" in 1976 as well as for an Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance By a Primetime Emmy Award for "Doris Day Today" in 1975. In the eighties, Denver devoted his time to various credits, such as "The 10th Anniversary Johnny Cash Christmas Special" (CBS, 1985-86), "Water" (1986) starring Michael Caine, "Fire and Ice" with John Eaves (1987) and "Roger & Me" (1989). Denver last provided music for "The Odd Angry Shot." Denver was married to Annie Martell and had three children. John Denver passed away in October 1997 at the age of 54.

Relationships

Henry John Deutschendorf Sr

Father
deceased 1982

Cassandra Delaney Actor

Wife
Married Aug. 12, 1988 Separated October 1991 Denver filed for divorce December 1991 Divorced 1993

AnnaKate Denver

Daughter
adopted survived him

Jesse Denver

Daughter
born c. 1989 mother Cassandra Delaney

Zachary Denver

Son
adopted survived him

Erma Deutschendorf

Mother
survived him

Ron Deutschendorf

Brother
survived him

Annie Martell

Wife
Married 1967 Inspired his track "Annie's Song" (1973) Divorced 1983

EDUCATION

Texas Tech University

Lubbock , Texas
dropped out during second year

Milestones

1995

Filmed his last screen role in the direct-to-video release "Walking Thunder" (released 1997)

1994

First artist from the West to perform multi-city tours in Vietnam

1994

Arrested on a second drunken-driving charge; trial ended in a hung jury; second trial was to take place in 1998

1993

Failed roadside sobriety test in mid-August while driving home from a restaurant in Aspen CO; charged with driving while intoxicated; released to the custody of a friend

1992

First artist from the West to do a multi-city tour in China

1989

Walked away uninjured in an April plane accident in northern Arizona

1987

Appeared in the CBS TV movie "Foxfire" with Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn

1985

Toured the Soviet Union as the first American performance artist

1980

Starred in the ABC TV special "John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together"

1977

Feature debut in George Burn's comedy "Oh God"

1977

Hosted the Grammy Awards telecast

1976

Co-founded a non-profit enviromental education and research center, the Windstar Foundation

1976

Father taught him to fly

1972

Moved to Aspen, CO

1968

Signed a recording deal as a solo artist

1965

Career began after winning the spot as the replacement lead singer for the Chad Mitchell Trio

1963

Moved to Los Angeles, CA

Known for such albums as "The Wildlife Concert"

Popular songs include "Take Me Home, Country Roads".

Founded Plant It 2000

Bonus Trivia

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Had 14 "gold" albums and 8 "platinum" albums.

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