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Art Garfunkel Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Arthur Ira Garfunkel was born on the 5th November 1941, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, USA, of part-Romanian and Jewish descent, and is a singer, songwriter and actor, perhaps better known as the co-founder of the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, with Paul Simon. As an actor, Art is recognized for appearing in films including “As Good As It Gets” (1997), “Lost In Translation” (2003), “The Rebound” (2009), etc. His career has been active since 1956.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Art Garfunkel is, as of early 2016? It is estimated from sources that Art counts his total net worth at the remarkable amount of $45 million, which has been accumulated through his involvement in the entertainment industry as a musician and actor, during a career now spanning over 60 years.

Art Garfunkel Net Worth $45 Million

Art Garfunkel was raised with two brothers in Queens, the middle child of Jacob and Rose Garfunkel. From a very young age he showed interests in music and acting, which his father spotted and bought him a wire recorder so that he could practice. When attending PS 164 elementary school, Art was cast in the school production of “Alice In Wonderland”, where he met Paul Simon. They became friends, and soon after, in 1956, Art’s professional career began when they formed the folk duo Tom & Jerry, however, they had little initial success.

Nevertheless, after Columbia College from where Art graduated with a BA in art history, they reformed, and called themselves Simon & Garfunkel, releasing their first album in 1964, entitled “Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.”, reaching No. 30 on the Billboard top 200 chart, which eventually received platinum certification, and certainly increased Art’s net worth. The duo existed until 1970, when they decided to go solo, but until then, the duo released four more albums, all of which were critically acclaimed, achieving platinum certification. Their last album, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, topped charts in several countries, including Sweden, Finland, Australia, Japan, USA, and Norway. It also received eight times platinum certification only in USA, and also four times platinum in Canada, and in United Kingdom 10 times platinum, helping increase Art’s net worth to a large degree. Some of Simon & Garfunkel most popular songs include “Sound Of Silence, “I Am A Rock”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, among many others. A free reunion concert in New York’s Central Park in 1981 drew 500,000 people, and a further free one in Rome’s Colisseum in 2004 some 600,000 – such was the duo’s popularity.

After 1970, Art embarked on a solo career, releasing 10 studio albums, some of which received gold and platinum certification, however, most of them became big busts, but still increased his net worth somewhat. Some of the albums he released alone include “Angel Clare” (1973), “Breakaway” (1975), “Fate Fro Breakfast” (1979), “Lefty” (1988), “Everything Waits To Be Noticed” (2002), and his latest release “Some Enchanted Evening” (2007).

Apart from his successful career as a musician, Art has also been recognized as actor, appearing in such films as “Catch-22” (1970), and “Carnal Knowledge” (1971), directed by Mike Nichols, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other movies in which he has appeared are “Boxing Helena” (1993) in the role of Dr. Lawrence Augustine, and most recently “The Rebound” (2009) as Harry Finklestei. All these films added to his net worth.

Thanks to his successful career in music, Art received several prestigious awards, including six Grammy awards, and Lifetime Achievement award. Furthermore, he was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, alongside his friend and colleague Paul Simon.

Regarding his personal life, before he married Kim Garfunkel in 1988, he was in marriage with Linda Grossman. With Kim, he has two children, and they live in New York. Spare time he spends reading and writing poetry.


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The American Red Cross Holiday Music Spectacular1999TV Movie song performer
Wo ai chu fang1997soundtrack
Brooklyn BridgeTV Series singer - 33 episodes, 1991 - 1993 theme song - 20 episodes, 1991 - 1992

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joshy2016performer: "99 Miles from L.A."
Skam2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nip/Tuck2010TV Series 1 episode
Schlaflos in Oldenburg2008TV Movie performer: "Daydream"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit2005performer: "Bright Eyes"
Delphinsommer2004TV Movie writer: "Scarborough Fair/ Canticle"
Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends - Live on Stage2004Video performer: "Cathy's Song", "Hey, Schoolgirl In the Second Row", "Bye Bye Love"
Lost in Translation2003writer: "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" 1966 - as Arthur Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl2001Short writer: "The 59th Street Bridge Song Feelin' Groovy"
Barend en Van Dorp2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Loser2000writer: "Scarborough Fair/Canticle"
Nagoya senkyaku banrai2000TV Series performer: "Wonderful World"
Arthur1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
As Good as It Gets1997performer: "ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE"
Mystery Science Theater 30001995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Daai foo ji ga1994performer: "April Come She Will"
Florida Lady1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
A League of Their Own1992performer: "Two Sleepy People"
The Wonder YearsTV Series writer - 1 episode, 1989 performer - 1 episode, 1989
Sing1989performer: "We'll Never Say Goodbye"
Headin' Home for the Holidays1986TV Movie performer: "Words from an Old Spanish Carol" from "The Animals' Christmas", "Carol of the Birds" from "The Animals' Christmas"
Top of the Pops1975-1979TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Promises in the Dark1979performer: "WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD"
Watership Down1978performer: "Bright Eyes"
Saturday Night Live1975-1978TV Series performer - 2 episodes
DerrickTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1974 writer - 1 episode, 1974
Heavy Traffic1973"Scarborough Fair"
The Graduate1967writer: "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rebound2009Harry Finklestein
American Dreams2003TV SeriesMr. Greenwood
541998Elaine's Patron
Frasier1994TV SeriesChester
Boxing Helena1993Dr. Lawrence Augustine
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme1990TV MovieGeorgie Porgie
Good to Go1986S. D. Blass
Bad Timing1980Alex Linden
Laverne & Shirley1980TV SeriesThe Mighty Oak
Acts of Love and Other Comedies1973TV MovieNicky
Carnal Knowledge1971Sandy (as Arthur Garfunkel)
Catch-221970Capt. Nately (as Arthur Garfunkel)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Harmony Game2011Documentary executive producer
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America1969TV Movie producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Surprise Appearance
The Best Hit USA2014TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
Beatles Stories2011DocumentaryHimself
The Harmony Game2011DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols2010TV MovieHimself (as Simon & Garfunkel)
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV SpecialHimself
Explosiv - Das Magazin2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Flight of the Conchords2009TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty2008TV SpecialHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2007TV SpecialHimself
Summer of Love2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song2007TV SpecialPerformer
Breakfast2003-2007TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast with the Arts2007TV SeriesHimself
Sunday AM2007TV SeriesHimself
Mississippi Rising2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends - Live on Stage2004VideoHimself - Vocals
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2003TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Arthur1998-2002TV SeriesHimself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Longshot2001Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Annual Film Society of Lincoln Center Honors Mike Nichols1999TV MovieHimself
The American Red Cross Holiday Music Spectacular1999TV MovieHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Día a día1997TV SeriesHimself
Lo + plus1997TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson1994TV SpecialHimself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1993TV Series documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1989TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America1989TV SeriesHimself
ABC Presents: A Royal Gala1988TV MovieHimself - Singer
Sábado noche1987TV SeriesHimself
Headin' Home for the Holidays1986TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1975-1986TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host / Musical Guest / ...
Today1986TV SeriesHimself
The Concert in Central Park1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Paul Simon Special1977TV SpecialHimself
Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary1977TV MovieHimself - Performer
Top of the Pops1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards1975TV SpecialHimself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesGuest
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America1969TV MovieHimself
Monterey Pop1968DocumentaryPerformers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Andy Williams' Kaleidoscope Company1968TV MovieHimself (as Simon & Garfunkel)
The Fred Astaire Show1968TV MovieHimself (as Simon & Garfunkel)
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHimself
Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel1967TV MovieHimself
The Red Skelton Hour1966TV SeriesHimself - Guest Vocalist
The Ed Sullivan Show1966TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Shivaree1966TV SeriesHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1965TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biggest Band Breakups and Make Ups2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesCapt. Nately / Himself
Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
Banda sonora2009TV SeriesHimself
60/902008TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
Andy Williams: My Favorite Duets2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Simon and Garfunkel)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1995TV Series
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams1991Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
America at the Movies1976DocumentarySandy
Beat! Beat! Beat!1967TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Beat-Club1966TV SeriesHimself - Musician

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMost Memorable SNL Musical GuestSaturday Night Live (1975)· Paul Simon

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actor - Motion PictureCarnal Knowledge (1971)


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#Fact
1Cousin of former boy band manager, Louis J. Pearlman, who helped launched the careers of the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC.
2Took 40 excursions on his walk across America to complete the route from New York to Los Angeles from 1983 to 1997.
3Is mentioned in the Barenaked Ladies' song "If I Had $1000000" (1993).
4His paternal grandparents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. His maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Russia/Poland.
5Has a Masters of Science in Mathematics. Was going to pursue his PhD, but his career took off before that happened.
6Garfunkel became a father again via surrogate mother, Beau Daniel arrived October 2005.
7Reunited with Paul Simon in a nostalgia tour for the first time in two decades in 2003.
8Father, with Kim Garfunkel, of a son, James Garfunkel.
9His all-time favorite pop song is Paul McCartney's "Here, There and Everywhere" and his all-time favorite album is Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours".
10He was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Simon & Garfunkel) in 1990.
11Dated Penny Marshall at the same time that Carrie Fisher was dating his musical partner, Paul Simon.
12Was living with actress Laurie Bird at the time of her suicide in 1979.
13Between his stints with musical duos "Tom and Jerry" and Simon & Garfunkel, released some non-charting solo material as "Artie Garr".
14Also sang with Paul Simon in the late 50s. As the duo "Tom and Jerry", they had a top 50 hit in 1957 with "Hey, Schoolgirl". (Garfunkel used the stage name "Tom Graph"; Simon was "Jerry Landis".) The duo broke up at the end of the 50s after a string of flop follow-ups, only to reunite a few years later under their real names.

#Quote
1[on guitarist Dean Parks] His nuancy guitar support and the loving, caressing guitar work that Paul Simon does on a Martin acoustic guitar, just kills me and makes me sing lovely. I ride that guitar like a jockey on a horse that is having a fabulous little spring.
2I really got a kick out of some of my performances. I did my job good. I don't listen to past work often. When I'm making it I play 'em hundreds of times, stroking the record and finessing the mix. When it's over, it's gone for years.
3I thought I was going to go to college and pick one of the more reputable professions and be an upright citizen. All of that seems like so much nonsense now. I guess it doesn't do too well to envision these projected scenarios of the future. What happens in just about every case is you fall into whatever you fall into. The next thing you know, you're looking back in retrospect at what it is you've now been doing for the last how many years.
4I have a very sure-footed sense of what I like, and exactly how much I like it. Give me two listenings of a song, and I can tell you exactly how it sits with me, and...I know my musical taste. I know my ears, I know what I respond to.
5I asked myself constantly why I didn't marry her, because surely she was the apple of my eye. She was everything I was looking for in a woman. But I was very hurt by my first marriage, so as far as marriage to Laurie was concerned, I was extra scared. I was heartbroken. It laid me low. I used to get very sad when the sun went down. The nights were very lonely for me. [About his relationship with Laurie Bird]


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