Rupert Holmes

Songwriter, Screenwriter, Playwright
As a musician, Rupert Holmes's entertaining and creative music was in a variety of Hollywood productions. Holmes began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the Henry de Silva action film "The ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1947 in Northwich, Cheshire, UK

Filmography

Music (35)

The Nice Guys 2016 (Movie)

(Escape (The Piña Colada Song)) (Song)

The Nice Guys 2016 (Movie)

("Escape (The Piña Colada Song)") (Song Performer)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song Performer)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song)

The Sitter 2011 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song)

The Sitter 2011 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song Performer)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

("Escape (The Piña Colada Song)") (Song)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

("Escape (The Piña Colada Song)") (Song Performer)

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

("Escape (The Piña Colada Song)") (Song)

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

("Escape (The Piña Colada Song)") (Song Performer)

Girl's Best Friend 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Song

Wanted 2008 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song)

Wanted 2008 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song Performer)

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song)

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song Performer)

American Splendor 2003 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song)

American Splendor 2003 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song Performer)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song Performer)

Detroit Rock City 1999 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pipa Colada Song)") (Song Performer)

Detroit Rock City 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

The General's Daughter 1999 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

("Escape to Jamaica") (Song)

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

("Escape (The Pina Colada Song)") (Song Performer)

Hi Honey, I'm Home 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

Jaws: The Revenge 1987 (Movie)

("You Got It All") (Song)

No Small Affair 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

A Star Is Born 1976 (Movie)

("Queen Bee" "Everything") (Song)

Death Play 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

A.W.O.L. 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Memories Within Miss Aggie 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

The Animals 1970 (Movie)

(Music)
Actor (3)

The 1987 Miss America Pageant 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

No Small Affair 1984 (Movie)

Wedding Band Leader (Actor)
Director (1)

Remember WENN 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director
Writer (1)

Where the Truth Lies 2005 (Movie)

(Novel: "Where the Truth Lies") (Source Material)

Biography

As a musician, Rupert Holmes's entertaining and creative music was in a variety of Hollywood productions. Holmes began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the Henry de Silva action film "The Animals" (1971), the comedy "Forbidden Under the Censorship of the King" (1972) with Marshall Anker and the Russ Thacker drama "A.W.O.L." (1972). His music also appeared in "Memories Within Miss Aggie" (1973) and "Death Play" (1976). He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for "A Star Is Born" in 1976. . In the nineties, Holmes's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Jack Nicholson action movie "Mars Attacks!" (1996), the dramatic adaptation "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" (1998) with Angela Bassett and the John Travolta box office smash suspenseful adaptation "The General's Daughter" (1999). His work was also in the Giuseppe Andrews comedy "Detroit Rock City" (1999). Holmes's music was also featured in the James McAvoy blockbuster action picture "Wanted" (2008), the Adam Sandler blockbuster comedy "Grown Ups" (2010) and "Dinner for Schmucks" (2010). His music was also featured in "The Sitter" (2011) with Jonah Hill. Holmes's music was most recently used in the Chris Pratt smash hit action flick "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014).

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Partners In Crime"

Popular songs include "Escape" and "Him".

Bonus Trivia

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Holmes is the only person to win Tony Awards for writing both the book and the score for a musical

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