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Arthur Ira Garfunkel net worth:
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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 Spectacular 1999 TV Movie song performer
Wo ai chu fang 1997 soundtrack
Brooklyn Bridge TV Series singer - 33 episodes, 1991 - 1993 theme song - 20 episodes, 1991 - 1992

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joshy 2016 performer: "99 Miles from L.A."
Skam 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nip/Tuck 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Schlaflos in Oldenburg 2008 TV Movie performer: "Daydream"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 performer: "Bright Eyes"
Delphinsommer 2004 TV Movie writer: "Scarborough Fair/ Canticle"
Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends - Live on Stage 2004 Video performer: "Cathy's Song", "Hey, Schoolgirl In the Second Row", "Bye Bye Love"
Lost in Translation 2003 writer: "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" 1966 - as Arthur Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl 2001 Short writer: "The 59th Street Bridge Song Feelin' Groovy"
Barend en Van Dorp 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Loser 2000 writer: "Scarborough Fair/Canticle"
Nagoya senkyaku banrai 2000 TV Series performer: "Wonderful World"
Arthur 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
As Good as It Gets 1997 performer: "ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Daai foo ji ga 1994 performer: "April Come She Will"
Florida Lady 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A League of Their Own 1992 performer: "Two Sleepy People"
The Wonder Years TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1989 performer - 1 episode, 1989
Sing 1989 performer: "We'll Never Say Goodbye"
Headin' Home for the Holidays 1986 TV Movie performer: "Words from an Old Spanish Carol" from "The Animals' Christmas", "Carol of the Birds" from "The Animals' Christmas"
Top of the Pops 1975-1979 TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Promises in the Dark 1979 performer: "WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD"
Watership Down 1978 performer: "Bright Eyes"
Saturday Night Live 1975-1978 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Derrick TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1974 writer - 1 episode, 1974
Heavy Traffic 1973 "Scarborough Fair"
The Graduate 1967 writer: "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rebound 2009 Harry Finklestein
American Dreams 2003 TV Series Mr. Greenwood
54 1998 Elaine's Patron
Frasier 1994 TV Series Chester
Boxing Helena 1993 Dr. Lawrence Augustine
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme 1990 TV Movie Georgie Porgie
Good to Go 1986 S. D. Blass
Bad Timing 1980 Alex Linden
Laverne & Shirley 1980 TV Series The Mighty Oak
Acts of Love and Other Comedies 1973 TV Movie Nicky
Carnal Knowledge 1971 Sandy (as Arthur Garfunkel)
Catch-22 1970 Capt. Nately (as Arthur Garfunkel)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Harmony Game 2011 Documentary executive producer
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America 1969 TV Movie producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2015 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Surprise Appearance
The Best Hit USA 2014 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself
Beatles Stories 2011 Documentary Himself
The Harmony Game 2011 Documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols 2010 TV Movie Himself (as Simon & Garfunkel)
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert 2009 TV Special Himself
Explosiv - Das Magazin 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Flight of the Conchords 2009 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty 2008 TV Special Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2007 TV Special Himself
Summer of Love 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2007 TV Special Performer
Breakfast 2003-2007 TV Series Himself
Breakfast with the Arts 2007 TV Series Himself
Sunday AM 2007 TV Series Himself
Mississippi Rising 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends - Live on Stage 2004 Video Himself - Vocals
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2003 TV Series Himself
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Arthur 1998-2002 TV Series Himself
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Longshot 2001 Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The Annual Film Society of Lincoln Center Honors Mike Nichols 1999 TV Movie Himself
The American Red Cross Holiday Music Spectacular 1999 TV Movie Himself
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Día a día 1997 TV Series Himself
Lo + plus 1997 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson 1994 TV Special Himself
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Himself
American Masters 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1992 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1967-1989 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Himself
Good Morning America 1989 TV Series Himself
ABC Presents: A Royal Gala 1988 TV Movie Himself - Singer
Sábado noche 1987 TV Series Himself
Headin' Home for the Holidays 1986 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live 1975-1986 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Musical Guest / ...
Today 1986 TV Series Himself
The Concert in Central Park 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Paul Simon Special 1977 TV Special Himself
Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary 1977 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Top of the Pops 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards 1975 TV Special Himself
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1970 TV Series Guest
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America 1969 TV Movie Himself
Monterey Pop 1968 Documentary Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Andy Williams' Kaleidoscope Company 1968 TV Movie Himself (as Simon & Garfunkel)
The Fred Astaire Show 1968 TV Movie Himself (as Simon & Garfunkel)
The Kraft Music Hall 1968 TV Series Himself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series Himself
Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel 1967 TV Movie Himself
The Red Skelton Hour 1966 TV Series Himself - Guest Vocalist
The Ed Sullivan Show 1966 TV Series Himself - Singer
Shivaree 1966 TV Series Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biggest Band Breakups and Make Ups 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Welcome to the Basement 2015 TV Series Capt. Nately / Himself
Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 TV Movie Himself
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Himself
Banda sonora 2009 TV Series Himself
60/90 2008 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Andy Williams: My Favorite Duets 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Simon and Garfunkel)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Himself
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Himself
Rock & Roll 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater 1995 TV Series
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams 1991 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary Sandy
Beat! Beat! Beat! 1967 TV Series Himself - Musician
Beat-Club 1966 TV Series Himself - Musician

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Most Memorable SNL Musical Guest Saturday Night Live (1975) · Paul Simon

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1972 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture Carnal Knowledge (1971)


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