Loudon Wainwright, III Biography (1946-)

Born September 5, 1946, in Chapel Hill, NC; son of Loudon S., Jr. (a magazineeditor and columnist) and Martha T. (a yoga instructor) Wainwright; marriedKate McGarrigle (a singer), 1973 (divorced 1977); married Suzzy Roche (a singer; divorced); children: (first marriage) Rufus (a singer, songwriter, and actor), Martha (a singer and songwriter); (second marriage) Lucy; (with Ritamarie Kelly) Alexandra. Addresses: Agent: Dan Baron, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069; (bookings) Rosebud Agency, P.O. Box 170429, San Francisco, CA 94117.; Manager: Harriet Sternberg, Harriet Sternberg Management, 4530 Gloria Ave., Encino, CA 91436-2718.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, music producer, actor
Birth Details
September 5, 1946
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Gary, The Slugger's Wife (also known as Neil Simon's "The Slugger's Wife"), Sony Pictures Releasing, 1985
  • Ferretti, Jacknife, Cineplex Odeon, 1989
  • Guitar man, 28 Days, Columbia, 2000
  • (As Loudon Wainwright) Beamen, Big Fish, Columbia, 2003
  • (As Loudon Wainwright) Second vocalist at Coconut Grove, The Aviator, Miramax, 2004
  • (As Loudon Wainwright) Priest, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Universal,2005
  • (As Loudon Wainwright) Uncle Dale, Elizabethtown, Paramount, 2005
  • Himself, The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose, 2006
  • Film Song Performer
  • Performer of songs that have appeared in films, television productions, radio productions, and videos.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Resident singer, Carrot Confidential, BBC, beginning c. 1987
  • (As Loudon Wainwright) Hal Karp, Undeclared, Fox, 2001-2002
  • Specials
  • The Labor Day Show, PBS, 1991
  • Broadway's Best, Bravo, 2002
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself, All I Want: A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright, 2005
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Live from New York: The First 5 Years ofSaturday Night Live, NBC, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Captain Calvin Spalding, "Rainbow Bridge," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1974
  • Captain Calvin Spalding, "There Is Nothing Like a Nurse," M*A*S*H,CBS, 1974
  • Captain Calvin Spalding, "Big Mac," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1975
  • Musical guest, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1975
  • America 2Night, syndicated, 1978
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1984
  • Norman, "Lifelines," Soldier Soldier, Independent Television (England), 1992
  • Himself, Austin City Limits, PBS, 1999
  • Jerome Trouper, "Love Is All Around: Parts 1 & 2," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2002
  • Dr. Weidlinger, "Cuts Like a Knife," Grounded for Life, The WB, 2003
  • Musical guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2005
  • Celebrity Charades, American Movie Classics, 2005
  • The Heaven and Earth Show, BBC, 2005
  • Minister, "Renewing Vows," According to Jim (also known as TheDad), ABC, 2006
  • Pilots
  • Dead man on telethon and Spinal Tap keyboard player, The T.V. Show, ABC, 1979
  • (As Loudon Wainwright) Hal Karp, Undeclared, Fox, 2001
  • Tom's father, Other People's Business, The WB, 2004
  • Radio Appearances
  • Appeared in radio productions, including appearances as a music commentator for National Public Radio.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Jim, Pump Boys and Dinettes (musical), Princess Theatre, New YorkCity, c. 1982-83
  • Appeared in a production of The Birthday Party.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Loudon Wainwright III (also known as Album I), Atlantic, 1970
  • Album II, Atlantic, 1971
  • Album III, Columbia/CBS, 1972
  • Attempted Mustache, Columbia/CBS, 1974
  • Unrequited, Columbia/CBS, 1975
  • T Shirt, Arista, 1976
  • Final Exam, Arista, 1978
  • A Live One, Radar, 1979
  • Fame and Wealth, Demon/Rounder, 1982
  • I'm Alright, Demon/Rounder, 1985
  • More Love Songs, Demon/Rounder, 1986
  • Therapy, Silvertone/RCA, 1988
  • History, Virgin, 1992
  • Career Moves, Virgin, 1993
  • Grown Man, Virgin, 1995
  • One Man Guy: The Best of Loudon Wainwright III 1982-1986, MCI, 1995
  • BBC Sessions, Fuel 2000, 1998
  • Little Ship, Virgin, 1998
  • Social Studies, Hannibal, 1999
  • The Atlantic Recordings, Rhino Handmade, 2000
  • Last Man on Earth, Red House, 2001
  • So Damn Happy, Sanctuary, 2003
  • Here Come the Choppers, Sovereign Artists, 2005
  • Contributor to numerous compilation albums and recordings by other artists, including the Beat Farmers, Chris Harford, Willie Nile, and the Tony Trischka Band.
  • Singles
  • "Dead Skunk," 1972
  • "Y2K," c. 1999
  • Other singles include "Jesse Don't Like It."
  • Album Producer; Albums by Loudon Wainwright III
  • (With Milton Kramer) Album II, Atlantic, 1971
  • Unrequited, Columbia/CBS, 1975
  • T Shirt, Arista, 1976
  • (With John Wood) A Live One, Radar, 1979
  • Fame and Wealth, Demon/Rounder, 1982
  • (With Richard Thompson) I'm Alright, Demon/Rounder, 1985
  • (With Chaim Tannenbaum and Thompson) More Love Songs, Demon/Rounder, 1986
  • (With Tannenbaum) Therapy, Silvertone/RCA, 1988
  • (With Jeffrey Lesser) History, Virgin, 1992
  • (With Lesser) Career Moves, Virgin, 1993
  • (With Lesser) Grown Man, Virgin, 1995
  • (With Stewart Lerman) So Damn Happy, Sanctuary, 2003
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Music
  • Songs
  • Dead Skunk (short animated film), 1973
  • 28 Days, Columbia, 2000
  • Wrote songs that have appeared in films, television productions, radio productions, and videos.
  • Radio Music
  • Songs
  • Composed songs for National Public Radio, beginning 1980s, and compiled on the album Social Studies, released by Hannibal, 1999.
  • Stage Music
  • Songs
  • A Couple White Chicks Sitting around Talking, Astor Place Theatre,New York City, 1980-81
  • Albums
  • Loudon Wainwright III (also known as Album I), Atlantic, 1970
  • Album II, Atlantic, 1971
  • Album III, Columbia/CBS, 1972
  • Attempted Mustache, Columbia/CBS, 1974
  • Unrequited, Columbia/CBS, 1975
  • T Shirt, Arista, 1976
  • Final Exam, Arista, 1978
  • A Live One, Radar, 1979
  • Fame and Wealth, Demon/Rounder, 1982
  • I'm Alright, Demon/Rounder, 1985
  • More Love Songs, Demon/Rounder, 1986
  • Therapy, Silvertone/RCA, 1988
  • History, Virgin, 1992
  • Career Moves, Virgin, 1993
  • Grown Man, Virgin, 1995
  • One Man Guy: The Best of Loudon Wainwright III 1982-1986, MCI, 1995
  • BBC Sessions, Fuel 2000, 1998
  • Little Ship, Virgin, 1998
  • Social Studies, Hannibal, 1999
  • The Atlantic Recordings, Rhino Handmade, 2000
  • Last Man on Earth, Red House, 2001
  • So Damn Happy, Sanctuary, 2003
  • Here Come the Choppers, Sovereign Artists, 2005
  • Contributor to numerous compilation albums and recordings by other artists, including the Beat Farmers, Chris Harford, Willie Nile, and the Tony Trischka Band.
  • Singles
  • "Dead Skunk," 1972
  • "Y2K," c. 1999
  • Other singles include "Jesse Don't Like It."

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 19, 2001, pp. 46-49
    • Guardian (London), April 15, 2005
    • Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2001
    • People Weekly, March 2, 1998, p. 30
    • Reader's Digest, October, 1988, p. 157
    • Sunday Herald, June 20, 1999
    • Uncut, May, 2005, p. 96
    Electronic
    • Loudon Wainwright III, http://www.lwiii.com, February 26, 2006

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