Paul Williams Biography (1940-)

Full name, Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr.; born September 19, 1940, in Bennington (some sources cite Omaha), NE; son of Paul Hamilton (an architectural engineer) and Bertha Mae (a homemaker; maiden name, Burnside) Williams; married Katie Clinton, 1971 (divorced); married Hilda Keenan Wynn (a talent agent), April 16, 1993; children: (first marriage) Cole, Sarah. Addresses: Office: 8545 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069-1410; Tugboat Productions, Lazy Creek Productions, 4508 Noeline Ave., Encino, CA 91436-3336.; Agent: Sutton, Barth & Vennari, 145 South Fairfax Ave., Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Composer, singer, actor
Birth Details
September 19, 1940
Nebraska, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (As Paul H. Williams) Gunther Fry, The Loved One, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • The Chase, Columbia, 1966
  • Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Employment office clerk, Watermelon Man, Columbia, 1970
  • Himself, On the Line (documentary), 1971
  • Virgil, Battle for the Planet of the Apes (also known as Colonization of the Planet of the Apes), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Swan, The Phantom of the Paradise (also known as Phantom and Phantom of the Fillmore), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Little Enos Burdette, Smokey and the Bandit, Universal, 1977
  • Boy, The Cheap Detective (also known as Neil Simon's The CheapDetective), Columbia, 1978
  • El Sleezo pianist, The Muppet Movie, Associated Film Distributors,1979
  • Dana's lawyer, This Lady Is a Tramp (also known as The Lady Isa Tramp and The Tramp), Cal-Vista International Pictures, 1980
  • Julius Katz, Stone Cold Dead, Canadian, 1980
  • Little Enos, Smokey and the Bandit II (also known as Smokey andthe Bandit Ride Again), Universal, 1980
  • Little Enos, Smokey and the Bandit, Part Three, Universal, 1983
  • Zee's husband, Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?, Virgin Vision, 1983
  • Curio, Twelfth Night, 1987
  • Cinematographer, Old Gringo, Columbia, 1989
  • Clifford White, Chill Factor, 1990
  • Voice of Freddy the Bomb, Solar Crisis (also known as Kuraishisu niju-goju nen), Trimark, 1990
  • Andy Warhol's public relations representative, The Doors, Trimark,1991
  • Jenkins, A Million to Juan (also known as A Million to One), Samuel Goldwyn, 1994
  • Paul Skelton, Police Rescue (also known as Police Rescue: The Movie), 1994
  • Carl Levin, Headless Body in a Topless Bar, Northern Arts Entertainment, 1995
  • Dr. Tangu, Firestorm (also known as Markus 4), 1995
  • Narrator, A Regular Frankie Fan (documentary; also known as A Regular Frankie Fan: Rocky Horror Lives On), Liberty International Entertainment, 2000
  • The Seventh Veil, Big Guy Productions/Heron International, 2000
  • The Gospel according to Philip K. Dick, First Run Features, 2001
  • Film Work
  • (Music supervisor) A Star Is Born, Warner Bros., 1976
  • (Executive music producer) Ishtar, Columbia, 1987
  • (Song conductor) Man on the Moon, Universal, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Paul Hamilton/Marvin the Martian, The Paul Williams Show, NBC, 1979
  • Voice of Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin, Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin), Fox, c. 1992-1995
  • Voice of Mr. Cairo, Phantom 2040 (animated; also known as Phantom 2040: The Ghost Who Walks), syndicated, 1994-1996
  • Voice of Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin, Batman: Gotham Knights (animated), The WB, 1997-1999
  • Bailey, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS, 1998
  • Movies
  • Colorado Davis, Flight to Holocaust, NBC, 1977
  • Dr. Miguelito Loveless, Jr., The Wild Wild West Revisited, CBS, 1979
  • Ed, The Night They Saved Christmas, ABC, 1984
  • Dr. Tony Masters, Sky Trackers, The Disney Channel, 1990
  • Duke, Hart to Hart: Hart to Hart Returns, NBC, 1993
  • Duke, Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die, NBC, 1994
  • Miniseries
  • Ezzie Fenwick, People Like Us, NBC, 1990
  • Specials
  • The Flip Wilson Special, NBC, 1974
  • Himself, Barbra: With One More Look at You (also known as The Making of "A Star Is Born"), 1976
  • American Bandstand's 25th Anniversary, ABC, 1977
  • Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1977
  • Host, The Mouseketeers Reunion, NBC, 1980
  • We Dare You!, ABC, 1982
  • Voice of Gus, Frog, PBS, 1988
  • Christmas with the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit, Discovery Channel, 1989
  • The 56th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade, NBC, 1989
  • The Search for Haunted Hollywood, syndicated, 1989
  • Voice of Gleep, The Last Halloween, CBS, 1991
  • Voices That Care, Fox, 1991
  • Welcome Home, America!--A USO Salute to America's Sons and Daughters, ABC, 1991
  • Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters, PBS, 1997
  • Celebrating the Hitmakers II, TNN, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Himself, "The Paul Williams Story," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1974
  • Sandy, "Goodbye Orphan Annie Blues," Baretta, ABC, 1975
  • "The House Band," When Things Were Rotten, ABC, 1975
  • Himself/Arnold Stockman, The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1976
  • Alison Troy, "Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula: Parts 1 & 2," The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, ABC, 1977
  • Himself, The Brady Bunch Hour, ABC, 1977
  • Nelson, "Musical Cabins," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • Stringer, "Stringer," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1979
  • Brian, "Burl of My Dreams/Meet the Author/Rhymes, Riddles and Romance," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982
  • Captain Jerk, "Joey's Hero," Gimme a Break!, NBC, 1987
  • Stan, "Play It Again, Stan," 227, NBC, 1989
  • Harvey the Troll, "Curiosity Killed the Kravitz," She-Wolf of London, syndicated, 1991
  • Benjamin Weedon, "Cold Spell," Picket Fences, CBS, 1994
  • Taq, "Acts of Sacrifice," Babylon 5, syndicated, 1995
  • Voice of the Mother of Invention, "Leonardo da Vinci and his Fightin' Genius Time Commandos!," The Tick (animated), Fox, 1995
  • Father Rooney, "Gobble, Gobble, Aggch!," Boston Common, NBC, 1996
  • Dr. Mueller, "Given the Heir," Perversions of Science, HBO, 1997
  • Voice characterization, "Just an Old-Fashioned Lab Song ... ," Dexter's Laboratory (animated), The Cartoon Network, 1998
  • Koru, "Virtuoso," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 2000
  • Also appeared as himself, The Bobby Vinton Show, syndicated; as acohost, The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated; hosted multiple episodes ofThe Midnight Special, NBC; appeared in episodes of Dinah! & Friends, syndicated; The Jonathan Winters Show, NBC and CBS; TheMerv Griffin Show, NBC, syndicated, and CBS; and The Tonight Show,NBC. Appeared in a local series with Mort Sahl, Los Angeles, c. 1960s.
  • Pilots
  • Sparrow, CBS, 1978
  • Paul Hamilton, The Paul Williams Show, NBC, 1979
  • Himself, "The Fall Guy," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1981
  • Rooster Steele, Rooster, ABC, 1982
  • Voice of Grog the Frog, The Blinkins, syndicated, 1986
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • (Musical supervisor) Sugar Time!, ABC, 1977-1978
  • (Theme song performer) Another Day, CBS, 1978
  • (Theme song performer) It Takes Two, ABC, 1982-1983
  • Theme Song Performer; Movies
  • The Girls of Huntington House, ABC, 1973
  • Flight to Holocaust, NBC, 1977
  • Title Song Performer; Movies
  • No Place to Run, ABC, 1972
  • The Stranger Who Looks Like Me, ABC, 1974
  • Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story (also known as Today Is Forever), ABC, 1976
  • Song Performer; Movies
  • Trouble Comes to Town, ABC, 1973
  • The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, ABC, 1976
  • Pilots
  • (Theme song performer) Sparrow, CBS, 1978
  • (Creator [with Pat McCormick] and producer [with Glen A. Larson]) Rooster, ABC, 1982
  • Stage Appearances
  • Tin Pan South (songwriters' showcase), Nashville, TN, 1996
  • Appeared in Lil' Abner, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and AThousand Clowns, all with the Albuquerque Community Theatre, Albuquerque, NM; appeared in Irma La Douce and Of Mice and Men, both withthe Studio 58 company, Long Beach, CA. Appeared in summer stock productions.
  • Stage Work
  • Set designer for productions of the Albuquerque Community Theatre, Albuquerque, NM, including Lil' Abner, A Midsummer Night's Dream, andA Thousand Clowns.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • (With the Holy Mackerel) The Holy Mackerel, Reprise Records, 1968
  • Someday Man, Warner Bros., 1970
  • Just an Old-Fashioned Love Song, A & M Records, 1971
  • Life Goes On, A & M Records, 1972
  • Here Comes Inspiration, A & M Records, 1974
  • A Little Bit of Love, A & M Records, 1974
  • Ordinary Fools, A & M Records, 1975
  • Classics, A & M Records, 1977
  • A Little on the Windy Side, Portrait Records, 1979
  • Crazy for Loving You, Firstline Records, 1981
  • The Best of Paul Williams, A & M Records, 1983
  • Back to Love Again, Pioneer Records, 1997
  • Music Videos
  • "Voices That Care," 1991
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Scores
  • The Getaway, National General, 1972
  • (With John Williams) The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972
  • (With Williams) Cinderella Liberty, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • (With Kenny Ascher) The Phantom of the Paradise (also known as Phantom and Phantom of the Fillmore), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • The Day of the Locust, Paramount, 1975
  • Bugsy Malone, Paramount, 1976
  • (With Ascher) A Star Is Born, Warner Bros., 1976
  • (With Charles Fox) One on One, Warner Bros., 1977
  • The End, United Artists, 1978
  • Agatha, Warner Bros., 1979
  • (With Ascher) The Muppet Movie, Associated Film Distributors, 1979
  • (With Jerry Goldsmith) The Secret of NIMH, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1982
  • Ishtar, Columbia, 1987
  • Film Music
  • Additional Music
  • Lifeguard, 1976
  • Songs
  • (With composer John Williams) "(You're So) Nice to Be Around," Cinderella Liberty, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • "The Hell of It," The Phantom of the Paradise (also known as Phantom and Phantom of the Fillmore), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • (With Barbara Streisand) "Evergreen," A Star Is Born, Warner Bros., 1976
  • (With composer Williams) "My Fair Share," One on One, Warner Bros., 1977
  • (With Kenny Ascher) "The Rainbow Connection," The Muppet Movie, Associated Film Distributors, 1979
  • Worth Winning, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Several of Paul Williams's songs have been featured in other films.
  • Television Scores
  • Series
  • Bert D'Angelo, Superstar, 1976
  • The McLean Stevenson Show, NBC, 1976-1977
  • Another Day, CBS, 1978
  • The Paul Williams Show, NBC, 1979
  • Television Theme Songs
  • Series
  • Bert D'Angelo, Superstar, 1976
  • The McLean Stevenson Show, NBC, 1976-1977
  • Sugar Time!, ABC, 1977-1978
  • The Love Boat, ABC, 1977-1986
  • Another Day, CBS, 1978
  • It Takes Two, ABC, 1982-1983
  • Condo, ABC, 1983
  • (Lyrics only) The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998-1999
  • Television Scores
  • Movies
  • The Stranger Who Looks Like Me, ABC, 1974
  • The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, ABC, 1976
  • Flight to Holocaust, NBC, 1977
  • The Night They Saved Christmas, ABC, 1984
  • Television Theme Songs
  • Movies
  • No Place to Run, ABC, 1972
  • The Girls of Huntington House, ABC, 1973
  • The Stranger Who Looks Like Me, ABC, 1974
  • Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story (also known as Today Is Forever), ABC, 1976
  • Flight to Holocaust, NBC, 1977
  • Television Scores
  • Specials
  • Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, ABC, 1980
  • Television Pilots
  • Scores and Theme Songs
  • Sparrow, CBS, 1978
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • Writer for a local series with Mort Sahl, Los Angeles, c. 1960s.
  • Episodes
  • "Stringer," Hawaii Five-O (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1979
  • Pilots
  • The Paul Williams Show, NBC, 1979
  • Rooster, ABC, 1982
  • Albums
  • (With the Holy Mackerel) The Holy Mackerel, Reprise Records, 1968
  • Someday Man, Warner Bros., 1970
  • Just an Old-Fashioned Love Song, A & M Records, 1971
  • Life Goes On, A & M Records, 1972
  • Here Comes Inspiration, A & M Records, 1974
  • A Little Bit of Love, A & M Records, 1974
  • Ordinary Fools, A & M Records, 1975
  • Classics, A & M Records, 1977
  • A Little on the Windy Side, Portrait Records, 1979
  • Crazy for Loving You, Firstline Records, 1981
  • The Best of Paul Williams, A & M Records, 1983
  • Back to Love Again, Pioneer Records, 1997
  • Songs
  • (With Biff Rose) "Fill Your Heart" (B side of "Tiptoe through the Tulips"), 1968
  • (With Roger Nichols) "Out in the Country," 1969
  • (With Craig Doerge) "Cried Like a Baby," 1970
  • "Talk It Over in the Morning," 1970
  • "We've Only Just Begun," 1970
  • (With Jack S. Conrad) "Family of Man," 1971
  • "Rainy Days and Mondays," 1971
  • "Just an Old Fashioned Love Song," 1972
  • "Let Me Be the One," 1972
  • (With Michel Colombier) "Wings," 1977
  • Other songs include "I Never Had It So Good," "I Won't Last a Day withoutYou," "Party On," "Waking Up Alone," and (with Jon Vezner) "You're Gone."
  • Song Compilations
  • For You and Me: Love Songs (booklet), Hallmark, 1975
  • You and Me against the World: Poetic Selections from His Songs, edited by Susan Polis Schutz, illustrated by Stephen Schutz, Blue Mountain Press, 1979

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 26, Gale, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Billboard, February 13, 1999, p. 65
    • People Weekly, December 21, 1998, p. 133

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