Paul Simon

Actor, Screenwriter, Librettist
Singer-songwriter Paul Simon has worked most of his career as a solo artist and yet, despite his many individual accomplishments, may always be best remembered for his collaboration with Art Garfunkel. The two ... Read more »
Born: 10/13/1941 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Music (82)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Obvious Child 2014 (Movie)

("The Obvious Child") (Song Performer)

Wild 2014 (Movie)

("Homeward Bound") (Song)

Wish I Was Here 2014 (Movie)

("The Obvious Child") (Song Performer)

Wish I Was Here 2014 (Movie)

("The Obvious Child") (Song)

One Day On Earth 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

The Watch 2012 (Movie)

("El Ritmo Del Silencio (The Sound Of Silence)") (Song)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("Rewrite") (Song Performer)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

("Rewrite") (Song)

Jumping the Broom 2011 (Movie)

("Bridge Over Troubled Water") (Song)

Like Crazy 2011 (Movie)

("Crazy Love, Vol. II") (Song)

Like Crazy 2011 (Movie)

("Crazy Love, Vol. II") (Song Performer)

Providence 1989 - 1999, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Song

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

("Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard") (Song)

The Muppets 2011 (Movie)

("Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard") (Song Performer)

The Music Never Stopped 2011 (Movie)

("Cecilia") (Song)

(500) Days of Summer 2009 (Movie)

("Bookends") (Song)

Taking Woodstock 2009 (Movie)

("America") (Song)

Watchmen 2009 (Movie)

("The Sound Of Silence") (Song)

My Mom's New Boyfriend 2007 (Movie)

("Mrs Robinson") (Song)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("The Sound of Silence") (Song)

John Tucker Must Die 2006 (Movie)

("50 Ways to Leave Your Lover") (Song)

The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 (Movie)

("Bridge Over Troubled Water") (Song)

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas 2005 (Movie)

("The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy)") (Song)

Rumor Has It... 2005 (Movie)

(Mrs. Robinson) (Song)

Zathura 2005 (Movie)

("Loves Me Like a Rock") (Song)

Zathura 2005 (Movie)

("Loves Me Like a Rock") (Song Performer)

A Home at the End of the World 2004 (Movie)

("Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard") (Song)

A Home at the End of the World 2004 (Movie)

("Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard") (Song Performer)

Garden State 2004 (Movie)

("The Only Living Boy In New York") (Song)

Raising Helen 2004 (Movie)

("At The Zoo") (Song Performer)

Raising Helen 2004 (Movie)

("At The Zoo") (Song)

Intolerable Cruelty 2003 (Movie)

("April Come She Will") (Song Performer)

Intolerable Cruelty 2003 (Movie)

("The Boxer") (Song)

Lost In Translation 2003 (Movie)

("Scarborough Fair") (Song)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

("The Sound Of Silence") (Song)

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

40 Days and 40 Nights 2002 (Movie)

("Loves Me Like a Rock") (Song)

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

("Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard") (Song Performer)

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

("Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard") (Song)

Muhammad Ali's 60th Birthday Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Tadpole 2002 (Movie)

("The Only Living Boy In New York") (Song)

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

("Father and Daughter") (Song Performer)

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

("Father and Daughter") (Song)

American Pie 2 2001 (Movie)

("Mrs Robinson") (Song)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

("America") (Song)

Grammy's Greatest Performances 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Loser 2000 (Movie)

("Scarborough Fair/Canticle") (Song)

Orfeu 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 (Movie)

("America") (Song)

American Pie 1999 (Movie)

("Mrs Robinson") (Song)

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

("Mrs Robinson") (Song)

The Portrait 1998 (Movie)

song producer & performer("Kodachrome") (Song)

Kitchen 1997 (Movie)

("Scarborough Fair") (Song)

Mother 1996 (Movie)

("Mrs Robinson") (Song)

"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Cops and Robbersons 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Cops and Robbersons 1994 (Movie)

("Kodachrome") (Song Performer)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

("Mrs. Robinson") (Song)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

("Kodachrome") (Song Performer)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

("Mrs. Robinson") (Song)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

("Mrs Robinson") (Song)

The House I Live In 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song

Top of the Pops: A Very Special Christmas 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

("Bridge Over Troubled Water") (Song)

Less Than Zero 1987 (Movie)

("A Hazy Shade of Winter") (Song)

The Statue of Liberty 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Better Off Dead 1985 (Movie)

("Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover") (Song)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

("A Hazy Shade of Winter" "At the Zoo") (Song)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

("The Sounds of Silence") (Song)

One-Trick Pony 1979 (Movie)

("Late in the Evening" "One-Trick Pony" "How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns" "God Bless the Absentee" "Nobody" "Long Long Day" "Ace in the Hole" "Jonah" "Oh Marion" "Soft Parachutes" "That's Why God Made the Movies") (Song Performer)

One-Trick Pony 1979 (Movie)

songs (Song)

One-Trick Pony 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

("Bookends Theme") (Song)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The Graduate 1967 (Movie)

songs("Sounds of Silence" "Scarborough Fair (Canticle)" "Mrs Robinson" "The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine" "April Come She Will") (Song)

The Graduate 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

Coma (TV Show)

Song
Actor (60)

Henry & Me 2014 (Movie)

Thurmon Munson (Voice)

Under African Skies 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

MTV Unplugged 1989 - 1999, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Oprah Winfrey Show 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Baileys In Tune 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

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

Actor

America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A-Z 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Die Hard With A Vengeance 1995 (Movie)

Man In Precinct (Actor)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

Car Salesman (Actor)

Rhythm and Jam 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Farm Aid VI 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hurricane Relief 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Farm Aid V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Living in America 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Racism: Points of View 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Why Havel? 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Paul Simon: Solo 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Coca-Cola Presents Live: The Hard Rock 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

1987 Power Hits New Year's Eve Countdown 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Sesame Street, Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Gospel Session: Everybody Say Yeah! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Graceland: The African Concert 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

100 Years of America's Popular Music 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

One-Trick Pony 1979 (Movie)

Jonah (Actor)

The Paul Simon Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Annie Hall 1977 (Movie)

Tony Lacey (Actor)

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Show)

Actor

Music Central (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time! 1980 (Movie)

funding (Producer)
Writer (1)

One-Trick Pony 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon has worked most of his career as a solo artist and yet, despite his many individual accomplishments, may always be best remembered for his collaboration with Art Garfunkel. The two discovered early on, as fellow Forest Hills, NY sixth graders, that they harmonized well. Although Simon was always the creative force powering the pair, it was Garfunkel's distinctive harmonies that were the group's "hook." In 1957, they recorded Simon's song "Hey, Schoolgirl" and billed as 'Tom and Jerry' had a Top Fifty hit, leading to an appearance on "American Bandstand". When subsequent 'Tom and Jerry' records failed to capture an audience, the two drifted apart, both trying unsuccessfully to establish themselves independently before reuniting and releasing (as Simon and Garfunkel) the LP "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." (1964). The following year, a remixed version of "The Sounds of Silence", adding electric guitar, bass and drums to Simon's acoustic guitar, became the Number 1 single in the United States and launched them in earnest.

Relationships

Belle Simon

Mother

Edie Brickell

Wife
married May 1992 mother of Simon's two younger children

Carrie Fisher Actor

Wife
Married Aug. 16, 1983 after a five-year relationship She appeared in his music video for "Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War" (1983) Divorced July 1984 Continued dating after divorce until 1991

Louis Simon

Father
died January 17, 1995 at the age of 79

Peggy Simon

Wife
divorced mother of Harper Simon

Lulu Simon

Daughter
born in March 1995 mother, Edie Brickell

Adrian Simon

Son
born on December 28, 1992 mother, Edie Brickell

Harper Simon

Son
born c. 1972 mother, Peggy Simon played with father on Carl Perkins' "Go Cat Go" CD (1996) made acting debut in "Bring on the Dead" (1999)

Eddie Simon

Brother
co-owns a radio station in the Hamptons with Paul Simon and Lorne Michaels

EDUCATION

Queens College

Flushing , New York

Forest Hills High School

Forest Hills , New York 1958

Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn , New York
dropped out

Milestones

1998

Seven years in preparation, Simon's "The Capeman" opened on Broadway (January 8)

1994

Co-produced wife Edie Brickel's album "Picture Perfect Morning"; provided some arrangements and instrumentals

1992

Appeared on "MTV Unplugged"

1992

Was first major international performer to appear in South Africa after the lifting of the UN's 11-year cultural boycott of the country

1986

Issued "Graceland" album featuring African music and musicians (i.e., Ladysmith Black Mambazo on "Homeless")

1981

Simon and Garfunkel gave free concert in Central Park, attended by about 500,000

1980

Wrote screenplay, composed music and starred in film "One-Trick Pony"

1977

Made screen acting debut in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall"

1975

Released LP "Still Crazy After All These Years"

1972

Reunited with Garfunkel for benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for McGovern campaign

1972

Put out solo album "Paul Simon"

1969

Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" released; LP sold nine million copies; title song was the biggest seller of their career

1967

Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" featured a soundtrack of Simon's songs performed by the duo

1966

Simon and Garfunkel singles "Homeward Bound", "I Am a Rock" and "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" reached the Top Five

1965

"The Sounds of Silence", a single from the "Wednesday Morning 3 A.M." album became Number 1 in USA; producer Tom Wilson had added electric guitars, bass and drums to the original track boasting only Simon's accoustic guitar

1964

Reunited with Garfunkel; Columbia Records signed duo; released LP "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M."; initially ignored

1957

Together with Garfunkel recorded Simon's song "Hey, Schoolgirl"; agent present at session signed them to contract with Big Records; billed as Tom and Jerry, had Top Fifty hit with single and appeared on "American Bandstand"

1953

Discovered that he and fellow Forest Hills, NYC sixth-grader Art Garfunkel could harmonize

Simon pursued solo career under pseudonyms Jerry Landis, Paul Kane, True Taylor and Tico; worked with Carole King; produced songs for acts like Jay Walker & The Pedestrians and Dougie & The Dudes

Simon and Garfunkel disbanded

Tom and Jerry follow-ups to "Hey, Schoolgirl" were unsuccessful and Simon and Garfunkel drifted apart

Bonus Trivia

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Simon along with Art Garfunkle was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

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In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.

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