Van Dyke Parks

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Born: 01/01/1943 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Music (54)

Ceremony 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Dark Matter 2008 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Arctic Tale 2007 (Movie)

("Live Let Live") (Song)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

("Black Sheep") (Song)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

("Sail On, Sailor") (Song)

The Company 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

In the Time of the Butterflies 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Music

Border Line 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Noah 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Barney's Great Adventure 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Oliver Twist 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

Shadrach 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Polar Bears: Arctic Terror 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

Next Door 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music

Wild Bill 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Frogs! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

Out on A Limb 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Challenge on the Coast 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Heathers 1989 (Movie)

song arranger("Que Sera, Sera") (Song)

Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

The Brave Little Toaster 1989 (Movie)

("City of Light" "It's a B-Movie" "Cutting Edge" "Worthless" "Hidden Meadow") (Song Performer)

The Brave Little Toaster 1989 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Casual Sex? 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Rented Lips 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Tapeheads 1988 (Movie)

("Do the Limbo") (Song)

The Rivers 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

The Wetlands 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

U2 Rattle and Hum 1988 (Movie)

string arranger("Bad" "Where the Streets Have No Name" "MLK" "With or Without You" "Bullet the Blue Sky" "Running to Stand Still" "All I Want Is You") (Music Arranger)

Chesapeake Borne 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Club Paradise 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Music

Popeye 1980 (Movie)

(Performer)

Popeye 1980 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Goin' South 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

A Chance of Snow (TV Show)

Music

Bastard Out of Carolina (TV Show)

Music

Broken Trail (TV Show)

Music

Call Me Claus (TV Show)

Music

Charms For the Easy Life (TV Show)

Music

Darlin' Clementine (TV Show)

Music

Harlan County War (TV Show)

Music

Monday Night Mayhem (TV Show)

Music

One Christmas (TV Show)

Music

The Fisherman and His Wife (TV Show)

Music

The Ponder Heart (TV Show)

Music

The Summer of Ben Tyler (TV Show)

Music
Actor (11)

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Brian Wilson: A Beach Boy's Tale 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

He Said, She Said 1991 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

Francis Hannah (Actor)

Vibes 1988 (Movie)

Dr Weiner (Actor)

Popeye 1980 (Movie)

Hoagy--Piano Player (Actor)

The Swan 1956 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Show)

Actor
Editor (1)

Relationships

Richard Parks Producer

Son

Carson Parks Producer

Brother

EDUCATION

Carnegie Institute of Technology

1960 - 1962
Dropped out to form folk band The Greenwood County Singers with brother Carson Parks.

American Boychoir School

1952

Milestones

2002

Wrote and performed the music for a television series based on the children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon

1969

Joined Warner Brothers Records as head of newly-formed Audiovisual Department

1968

Released debut album Song Cycle

1967

Harpers Bizarre have a Top 40 hit with a cover of his song "Come To The Sunshine"

1967

Collaborated with Brian Wilson on The Beach Boys album Smile

1966

Released first single "Number Nine"

1956

Made his film debut in "The Swan"

1953

Made his TV debut in the cast of situation comedy "Bonino"

Bonus Trivia

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"When somebody blew John Kennedy's brains out in the face of his fame, I realized there might be value in anonymity. Celebrity did not have the maddening, fawning dysfunction it has now, but I saw clearly that fame could be an inconvenience and time has borne me out." -- The Guardian, May 9, 2013

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Introduces himself with calling cards that read "Mr. Van Dyke Parks apologizes for his behavior on the night of __________ and sincerely regrets any damage or inconvenience he may have caused."

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