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Perry Como (1912–2001)


In a singing (and sometimes acting) career that spanned over six decades, the name Perry Como has come to mean that warm, smooth, easy-listening, general-audience, slow-flame romance that characterized popular music in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. It has also come to represent an overall good feeling. Telling of the success of the appeal of that good... See full bio »

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself - Host / Himself / Host / Singer
(1948-1967)
Blast from the Past Soundtrack
(1999)
Now You See Me 2 Soundtrack
(2016)

Filmography

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 2019 Doom Patrol (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Penultimate Patrol (2019) ... (performer: "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)")
- Doom Patrol Patrol (2019) ... (performer: "Hot Diggity")
 2019 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2019: Auditions 2 (2019) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
 2018 Single Parents (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Magic Box (2018) ... (performer: "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" - uncredited)
 2017-2018 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Vote for Kennedy, Vote for Kennedy (2018) ... (performer: "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)")
- Ya Shivu v Bolshom Dome Na Kholme (2017) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
 2018 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.1 (2018) ... (performer: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas")
 2018 I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.8 (2018) ... (performer: "Catch a Falling Star" - uncredited)
 2018/I Beautiful Boy (performer: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 2018 Sharp Objects (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Milk (2018) ... (performer: "It's Impossible")
- Closer (2018) ... (performer: "It's Impossible" - uncredited)
 2018 Mr. Mercedes (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Missed You (2018) ... (performer: "Catch a Falling Star")
 2018 Little Italy (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2018 Zoe Ball on ... (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Sunday 2 (2018) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
- Saturday 2 (2018) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
- Sunday 1 (2018) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
- Saturday 1 (2018) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
 2017 Gregory Porter's Popular Voices (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Crooners & Co (2017) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
 2017 Cannonball (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... (performer: "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" - uncredited)
 2017 GLOW (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Liberal Chokehold (2017) ... (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2017 Feud: Bette and Joan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2017) ... (performer: "Catch a Falling Star" - uncredited)
 2016 The 25 Songs of Christmas (TV Movie) (performer: "Christ Is Born")
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Ian 'H' Watkins (2016) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
- Su Pollard (2016) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
 2016 Now You See Me 2 (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2015/I Krampus (performer: "Silent Night")
 2015 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Back to the Future II (2015) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2015 Carol (performer: "Silver Bells")
 2015 All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (Documentary) (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Week 6: Halloween Special (2014) ... (performer: "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" - uncredited)
 2014 Waterloo Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- One Good Turn (2014) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
 2014 Masters of Sex (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Asterion (2014) ... (performer: "Catch a Falling Star" - uncredited)
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Week 10: The Grand Final (2014) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
- Week 2: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
 2013 Kirstie's Crafty Christmas (TV Special) (performer: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - uncredited)
 2013 RED 2 (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
  Hannibal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Oeuf (2013) ... (performer: "There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas" - uncredited) / (writer: "There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas" - uncredited)
 2012-2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.8 (2013) ... (performer: "Catch a Falling Star" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (performer: "Hot Diggity (Dog Diggity Boom)" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (performer: "Magic Moments", "You're Just in Love" - uncredited)
  The Neighbors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Thanksgiving Is for the Bird-Kersees (2012) ... (performer: "Prayer of Thanksgiving (Bonus Track)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Prayer of Thanksgiving (Bonus Track)" - uncredited)
 2011 Kirstie's Handmade Britain (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kirstie's Handmade Christmas (2011) ... (performer: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - uncredited)
 2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (performer: "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas")
 2011 Crimson Winter (TV Movie) (performer: "Jingle Bells")
 2011 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Lazy Song (2011) ... (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2011 Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 6B (2011) ... (performer: "Feelings" - uncredited)
  Lost (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 2004 - 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Candidate (2010) ... ("Catch a Falling Star") / (performer: "Catch a Falling Star")
- Sundown (2010) ... ("Catch a Falling Star") / (performer: "Catch a Falling Star")
- Whatever Happened, Happened (2009) ... ("Catch a Falling Star") / (performer: "Catch a Falling Star")
- Maternity Leave (2006) ... ("Catch a Falling Star") / (performer: "Catch a Falling Star" (uncredited), "Catch a Falling Star")
- Fire + Water (2006) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo " - uncredited) / (writer: "Papa Loves Mambo " - uncredited)
  Rock & Chips (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Pilot (2010) ... (performer: "Delaware" - uncredited) / (writer: "Delaware" - uncredited)
 2009 Everybody's Fine (performer: "Catch a Falling Star", "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (performer: "Dig You Later (A-Hubba Hubba Hubba)" - uncredited)
 2009 Loose Women (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.123 (2009) ... (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2008 Four Christmases (performer: " (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays")
 2008 Chuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Ex (2008) ... (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo" - uncredited)
 2008 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Doom's IV #2 (2008) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
 2008 Pride and Glory (performer: "Jingle Bells")
 2008 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Three Sundays (2008) ... (performer: "Blue Room" - uncredited)
 2008 That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (TV Movie) (performer: "Till the End of Time", "It's Impossible" - uncredited)
 2008/II Smother (performer: "Till the End of Time")
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Papa Don't Leech (2008) ... (performer: "Catch a Falling Star" - uncredited)
 2007 A Life in Words and Music (Video short) ("Blue Room")
 2007 Daphne (TV Movie) (performer: "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" - uncredited)
 2007 Zodiac (performer: "There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas")
 2006 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Round 2 (2006) ... ("Papa Loves Mambo")
 2006/I Bobby (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2006 Stick It (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2005 History Detectives (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jim Thorpe Ticket/Land Grant/Leisurama Homes (2005) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes")
 2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2004 The Polar Express (performer: "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas")
 2004 Going the Distance (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Boy in the Box (2004) ... (performer: "Catch a Falling Star" - uncredited)
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (performer: "Hoop-De-Doo")
 2003 The Night We Called It a Day ("Papa Loves Mambo")
 2003 Normal (TV Movie) (performer: "Home for the Holidays")
 2002 Two Weeks Notice (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1999-2002 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Weight (2002) ... (performer: "No Other Love", "It's Impossible" - uncredited)
- Meadowlands (1999) ... (performer: "Prisoner of Love" - uncredited)
 2002 Serving Sara (performer: "Love Is a Christmas Rose")
 2002 Hart's War (performer: "Lili Marlene")
 2001 Ocean's Eleven (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary (performer: "Magic Moments")
 2000 Angel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Are You Now or Have You Ever Been (2000) ... (performer: "Hoop-De-Doo" - uncredited)
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret (performer: "A Dreamer's Holiday")
 1999 Liberty Heights (performer: "Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)")
 1999 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (performer: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "The Way You Look Tonight" - uncredited)
 1999 Bowfinger (performer: "And I Love You So")
 1999 Dogma (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1999 Blast from the Past (performer: "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive", "It's a Good Day", "Like Someone in Love", "It's Been a Long, Long Time", "Round and Round")
 1998 Home Fries (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1998 Slums of Beverly Hills (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Can We Do This? (1998) ... (performer: "Magic Moments")
- Apollo One (1998) ... (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1998 Johnny Skidmarks (performer: "Magic Moments", "Round and Round")
 1997 Paws (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1996 The Pallbearer (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1994 Bert (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hjärnsläpp (1994) ... ("IT'S IMPOSSIBLE")
 1994 Paint Cans (performer: "Dig You Latter (Hubba Hubba)")
 1993 A Perfect World (performer: "Catch a Falling Star")
 1993 What's Up Doc? (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (1993) ... (performer: "Magic Moments" - uncredited)
 1993 This Boy's Life (performer: "Mi Casa, Su Casa", "Magic Moments")
 1992 Malcolm X (performer: "Round and Round")
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Split Personality (1992) ... (performer: "Caterina")
 1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (performer: "Forget Domani")
 1990/I Havana (performer: "Round and Round")
 1989 Peacemaker (Short) (performer: "Round & Round")
 1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (performer: "The 12 Days of Christmas")
 1989 Back to the Future Part II (performer: "Papa Loves Mambo")
 1989 Uncle Buck (performer: "JUKE BOX BABY")
 1988 Mystic Pizza (performer: "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes")
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (performer: "Dream On Little Dreamer")
 1986 Alex Is Lovesick (performer: "Magic Moments")
 1984 Speed (Documentary short) (performer: "Moonglow")
 1982 Cat People (performer: "Faraway Places")
 1981 Perry Como's French-Canadian Christmas (TV Special) (performer: "C'est si bon", "C'est Magnifique")
 1980 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bah, Humbug (1980) ... (performer: "Wanted" - uncredited)
 1980 Perry Como's Christmas in the Holy Land (TV Special) (performer: "The City of Tradition", "I Wonder As I Wander", "Hava Nagila")
 1980 Raging Bull (performer: "Prisoner of Love" (1931))
 1977 The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special (TV Special) (performer: "You Light Up My Life", "Prisoner of Love", "It's Impossible")
 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Always Chasing Rainbows: Tin Pan Alley (1977) ... (performer: "Now" - uncredited)
 1974 The Perry Como Christmas Show (TV Special) (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", "Toyland", "The Christmas Waltz", "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", "Christmas Dream", "Sleep Well Little Children", "(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", "O Little Town of Bethlehem/The First Noël/Hark the Herald Angels Sing/O Come, All Ye Faithful/We Three Kings/Silent Night/O Holy Night')
 1974 The Odessa File (performer: "Christmas Dream")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes", "Hot Diggity")
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (1 episode, 1954) (performer - 36 episodes, 1949 - 1967)
- Monique Leyrac, Oscar Peterson, The Craddock Kids (1967) ... (performer: "It's So Nice to Be Nice to Your Neighbor", "Hi, Neighbor!", "North of the Border (Up Canada Way)", "Come to the Fair", "I Concentrate on You", "Kentucky Babe", "Canadian Sunset", "Catch a Falling Star", "When You Were Sweet Sixteen", "Stop! And Think it Over", "You Are Never Far Away")
- Liza Minnelli, Tommy Steele, Burr Tillstrom (1966) ... (performer: "Spring, Spring, Spring", "I Love You", "Yellow Bird", "When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along", "Young at Heart", "Spring Is Here", "Hey, Mr. Banjo", "New Sun in the Sky", "Dream", "A Very Special Love", "Easter Parade")
- Roberta Peters, Jackie Vernon, The Muppets (1965) ... (performer: "Christmas is a Birthday")
- Joanie Sommers, Gene Sheldon, Charlie Manna, The Four Step Brothers, Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Sandy Stewart, Jack Duffy, Pierre Olaf (1963) ... (performer: "Breezin' Along With the Breeze", "Just in Time", ""Poor Butterfly", "More Than You Know", "Always" - uncredited)
- Anne Bancroft, Kaye Ballard, Don Adams, Sandy Stewart, Jack Duffy (1962) ... (performer: "When the Beach Umbrellas Bloom", "The Picnic Song", "Moon Glow" - uncredited)
 1961 Hazel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- What'll We Watch Tonight? (1961) ... (performer: "Dream Along With Me (I'm On My Way To A Star)" - uncredited)
 1956 The Walter Winchell Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Martha Raye, Red Buttons, Perry Como, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ernie Kovacs (1956) ... (performer: "Lullaby of Broadway", "Moonlight Love" - uncredited)
 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me (performer: "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956))
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.24 (1953) ... (performer: "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes", "The Birth Of The Blues", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "I Confess", "Side By Side", "Wild Horses", "When Day Is Done" - uncredited)
 1951 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Perry Como, Frankie Laine, The Andrews Sisters (1951) ... (performer: "If (They Made Me King)")
 1948 Words and Music (performer: "Mountain Greenery", "Blue Room", "With a Song in My Heart" (Reprise))
 1946 If I'm Lucky (performer: "Follow the Band", "If I'm Lucky", "One More Kiss", "One More Vote" - uncredited)
 1945 Doll Face (performer: "Red Hot and Beautiful", "Here Comes Heaven Again", "Dig You Later (A-Hubba Hubba Hubba)" - uncredited)
 1944 Something for the Boys (performer: "I WISH WE DIDN'T HAVE TO SAY GOODNIGHT", "IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(7/31/84) Guest on the daytime TV program "AM Cleveland". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his career] For the amount of talent I had--and I couldn't dance, act or tell a joke--I enjoyed a tremendous career. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1708 Vine St., for Recording at 6631 Hollywood Blvd. and for Television at 6376 Hollywood Blvd. See more »

Trademark:

Mellow baritone voice, casual style, cardigan sweaters See more »

Nickname:

Mr. C See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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