Richard Carpenter (III)

Soundtrack | Composer | Music Department
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KNOWN FOR 
Better Off Dead... (1985) | The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) | The Parent Trap (1998)
AWARDS 
1 nomination More »
AKA 
Die Carpenters | The Carpenters
NICKNAME  
R.C.
BORN 
Oct 15, 1946 (age 71)
HEIGHT 
6' 0" (1.83m)

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Past Film & Video (17 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (27 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the LifeGilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV Mini-series) Writer ("Top of the World") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Winter (Nov 25, 2016) Writer ("Top of the World") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for VinylVinyl (TV Series) Writer ("Yesterday Once More") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Christmas IsChristmas Is (TV Movie) Music ("Merry Christmas Darling" 1970)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for LevensliedLevenslied (TV Series) Lyrics ("Yesterday once more") (1 episode, 2013), Music ("Yesterday once more") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Episode #2.5 (May 6, 2013) Lyrics ("Yesterday once more") (uncredited), Music ("Yesterday once more") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Britain's Favourite Christmas SongsBritain's Favourite Christmas Songs (TV Movie) Writer ("Merry Christmas Darling")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for GleeGlee (TV Series) Writer ("Merry Christmas, Darling") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • A Very Glee Christmas (Dec 7, 2010) Writer ("Merry Christmas, Darling") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Tsuma yo! Matsumoto sarin jiken: Hannin to yobarete... Kazoku wo mamori nuita 15 nenTsuma yo! Matsumoto sarin jiken: Hannin to yobarete... Kazoku wo mamori nuita 15 nen (TV Movie) Writer ("Top of the World", "Yesterday Once More") (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Writer ("Top Of The World") (1 episode, 2005), Writer ("Top of the World") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003–2005 2
  • Primary photo for New Zealand IdolNew Zealand Idol (TV Series) Writer ("Yesterday Once More") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 1997), Music ("Close To You") (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1997–1999 2
  • Primary photo for Close to You: Remembering the CarpentersClose to You: Remembering the Carpenters (TV Movie) Himself, Writer ("Yesterday Once More", "Goodbye To Love", "Top Of The World", "Only Yesterday", "Merry Christmas Darling")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Bat Yam - New YorkBat Yam - New York (TV Series) Arranger ("Only Yesterday") (1 episode, 1996), Music ("Only Yesterday") (1 episode, 1996), Lyrics ("Top of the World") (1 episode, 1996), Lyrics ("Only Yesterday") (1 episode, 1996), Music ("Top of the World") (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 2
    • Kum Hitnaera (1996) Lyrics ("Top of the World") (uncredited), Music ("Top of the World") (uncredited)  Less
    • Kul Kalb Biji Yomo (1996) Arranger ("Only Yesterday") (uncredited), Lyrics ("Only Yesterday") (uncredited), Music ("Only Yesterday") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for To Catch a YetiTo Catch a Yeti (TV Movie) Writer ("Top of the World")  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for FriendsFriends (TV Series) Writer ("Top of the World") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Lush LifeLush Life (TV Movie) Soundtrack ("Walkin")  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for VoyageVoyage (TV Movie) Writer ("Yesterday Once More")  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Karen Carpenter StoryThe Karen Carpenter Story (TV Movie) Composer, Director (uncredited), Executive Producer, Writer ("All of My Life", "I'll Be Yours", "Don't Be Afraid", "Eve", "Top of the World", "Karen's Theme")  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Carpenters: Music, Music, MusicThe Carpenters: Music, Music, Music (TV Special) Himself, Performer ("Dizzy Fingers", "Without A Song"), Writer ("Someday")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Carpenters: A Christmas PortraitThe Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait (TV Special) Himself, Musical Arrangements, Writer ("Merry Christmas Darling")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Carpenters at ChristmasThe Carpenters at Christmas (TV Special) Himself, All Christmas Songs Selected By, Musical Arrangements  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Carpenters Very First Television SpecialCarpenters Very First Television Special (TV Special) Himself, Lyrics ("Sing / Close To You / For All We Know / Ticket To Ride / Only Yesterday / I Won't Last A Day Without You / Goodbye To Love" - Hits Medley '76), Writer ("Top Of The World")  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Sonny and Cher ShowThe Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) Writer ("Yesterday Once More/Rock Around the Clock/Jailhouse Rock/Little Darlin'/Venus/Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay") (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
    • Episode #2.7 (Nov 7, 1976) Writer ("Yesterday Once More/Rock Around the Clock/Jailhouse Rock/Little Darlin'/Venus/Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Ernie Sigley ShowThe Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) Writer ("Yesterday Once More") (2 episodes, 1974), Writer ("Top of the World") (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974–1975 3
  • Primary photo for The Perry Como Christmas ShowThe Perry Como Christmas Show (TV Special) Himself, Lyrics ("(They Long to Be) Close to You/It's Impossible/We've Only Just Begun/And I Love You So/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes/Yesterday Once More"), Performer ("It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", "Carol Of The Bells", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "(They Long to Be) Close to You/It's Impossible/We've Only Just Begun/And I Love You So/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes/Yesterday Once More")  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Benny Hill ShowThe Benny Hill Show (TV Series) Writer ("Yesterday Once More") (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
    • Coalpits (Mar 13, 1974) Writer ("Yesterday Once More")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Graham Kennedy ShowThe Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) Writer ("Top of the World") (2 episodes, 1972), Writer ("Yesterday Once More") (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1972–1973 3
  • Primary photo for Sez LesSez Les (TV Series) Writer ("Yesterday Once More") (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
    • Episode #7.7 (Sep 8, 1973) Writer ("Yesterday Once More") (uncredited)  Less
Self (50 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Nation's Favourite Carpenters SongThe Nation's Favourite Carpenters Song (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Joy of Easy ListeningThe Joy of Easy Listening (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for LegendsLegends (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007–2010
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Only Yesterday: The Carpenters' StoryOnly Yesterday: The Carpenters' Story (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983–2004
  • Primary photo for Living FamouslyLiving Famously (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Close to You: The Story of the CarpentersClose to You: The Story of the Carpenters (TV Movie) Himself - Narrator  Less 2002 £177K
  • Primary photo for Petula Clark: This Is My SongPetula Clark: This Is My Song (TV Special) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Petula Clark: A Sign of the TimesPetula Clark: A Sign of the Times (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Behind the MusicBehind the Music (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for One on One with John TeshOne on One with John Tesh (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The 11th Annual American Music AwardsThe 11th Annual American Music Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The 25th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 25th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Show-ExpressShow-Express (TV Series) Himself - Musician (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
    • Episode #1.6 (Oct 29, 1981) Himself - Musician (as Die Carpenters)  Less
  • Primary photo for Multi-Coloured Swap ShopMulti-Coloured Swap Shop (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for NationwideNationwide (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself (7 episodes, 1970)  Less 1970–1978
    • Episode #17.127 (Jun 27, 1978) Himself (as The Carpenters)  Less
    • Episode #16.18 (Jan 27, 1977) Himself (as The Carpenters)  Less
    • Episode #10.233 (Nov 5, 1971) Himself (as The Carpenters)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Carpenters... Space EncountersThe Carpenters... Space Encounters (TV Special) Himself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for StarparadeStarparade (TV Series) Himself - Musician (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978
    • Episode #11.2 (May 11, 1978) Himself - Musician (as Die Carpenters)  Less
  • Primary photo for ABC's Silver Anniversary CelebrationABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration (TV Special) Himself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for American Bandstand's 25th AnniversaryAmerican Bandstand's 25th Anniversary (TV Special) Himself (The Carpenters)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The Carpenters Concert: Live at the New London TheatreThe Carpenters Concert: Live at the New London Theatre (TV Movie) Himself - Musician  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Die DrehscheibeDie Drehscheibe (TV Series) Himself - Musician (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for DiscoDisco (TV Series) Himself - Musician (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975
    • Episode #1.52 (Mar 29, 1975) Himself - Musician (as Die Carpenters)  Less
  • Primary photo for Evening at PopsEvening at Pops (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Rock ConcertRock Concert (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Robert Young with the YoungRobert Young with the Young (TV Special) Himself (as The Carpenters)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Special London Bridge SpecialThe Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie) Himself (as The Carpenters)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The 44th Annual Academy AwardsThe 44th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Carpenters (uncredited)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Jerry VisitsJerry Visits (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett ShowThe Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1971)  Less 1971–1972
  • Primary photo for Carpenters 1971 BBC Television SpecialCarpenters 1971 BBC Television Special (TV Short) Himself  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for In ConcertIn Concert (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The CarpentersThe Carpenters (TV Special) Himself  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Lulus PartyLulus Party (TV Movie) Himself - The Carpenters (uncredited)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
    • Episode #8.38 (Sep 23, 1971) Himself (as The Carpenters)  Less
  • Primary photo for Rollin' on the RiverRollin' on the River (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Make Your Own Kind of Music!Make Your Own Kind of Music! (TV Series) Himself (8 episodes, 1971)  Less 1971
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  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Musician (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself - Musician (2 episodes, 1970)  Less 1970
    • Episode #24.8 (Nov 8, 1970) Himself - Musician (as The Carpenters)  Less
    • Episode #24.5 (Oct 18, 1970) Himself - Musician (as The Carpenters)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Don Knotts ShowThe Don Knotts Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Carpenters: Close to YouCarpenters: Close to You (Video) Himself  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Your All-American College ShowYour All-American College Show (TV Series) Himself - Musician (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968
Archive Footage (11 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to LoveKaren Carpenter: Goodbye to Love (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Autopsy: The Last Hours OfAutopsy: The Last Hours Of (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
    • Karen Carpenter (Jul 31, 2014) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Paul Williams Still AlivePaul Williams Still Alive Himself (archive footage)  Less 2011 $38K / —
  • Primary photo for ...Sings the Beatles...Sings the Beatles (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Andy Williams: My Favorite DuetsAndy Williams: My Favorite Duets (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for I Love the '70sI Love the '70s (TV Series) Himself  Less 2003– 
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997
    • Karen Carpenter (Apr 13, 1997) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett Show: A ReunionThe Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on TelevisionTexaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1975

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