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Scott Joplin (1868–1917)

Scott Joplin was a black American composer and pianist known as the "King of Ragtime" at the turn of the 20th century. Studying piano with teachers near his childhood home, Joplin traveled through the Midwest from the mid-1880s, performing at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Settling in Sedalia, MO, in 1895, he studied music at the ... See full bio »

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 2014 Dress Rehearsal (Short) (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag") (completed)
 2017 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Lie of the Land (2017) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1997) (writer - 7 episodes, 1993 - 2016) (music - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2017)
- Dogtown (2017) ... (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
- Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus (2016) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
- Paths of Glory (2015) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
- Moe Letter Blues (2010) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
- Lisa the Drama Queen (2009) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Time Travelers (2017) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2017 Quick Reviews with Maverick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hate Mail (2017) ... (writer: "The Entertainer (The Sting Version)")
 2017 Lasagna Cat (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 03/28/1992 (2017) ... (performer: "The Entertainer")
 2016 My Name Is Martin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Expectations vs. Reality: Autumn (2016) ... (writer: "Rag Time Dance")
 2016 Jmenuju Se Martin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ocekávání vs. Realita: Podzim (2016) ... (writer: "Rag Time Dance")
 2016 Atlanta (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Juneteenth (2016) ... (writer: "The Entertainer from The Sting")
  Westworld (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2016) (writer - 2 episodes, 2016)
- Dissonance Theory (2016) ... (performer: "Pineapple Rag")
- The Stray (2016) ... (writer: "Peacherine Rag" - uncredited)
- Chestnut (2016) ... (performer: "Weeping Willow Rag" - uncredited) / (writer: "Weeping Willow Rag" - uncredited)
 2016 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Where Is Josh's Friend? (2016) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2016 Another Period (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joplin (2016) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2016 Art Mystery (Short) (writer: "Maple leaf rag", "Kimset Rag")
 2016 Susie Q (writer: "Fig Leaf Rag")
  Dance Moms (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Mini Madness (2016) ... (performer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2015 ImagiGARY (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 2015 Reel Iconic (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Double Identity (2015) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
 2015 Bessie (TV Movie) (writer: "The Rosebud March")
 2015 Community (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grifting 101 (2015) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2015 Good Morning, Pallas Athena (Documentary short) (writer: "Solace")
 2015 Present Company Excluded ("Ragtime Dance")
 2015 Obni (Short) (writer: "Ragtime Dance")
 2015 Olde Wrestling's Speakeasy Spectacular (Video) (writer: "The Entertainer")
 2014 Sleep Well (Video short) ("The Entertainer")
 2014 Stuck on A (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Stalking, Schmalking (2014) ... (performer: "Ragtime Dance")
- 143 Minutes Until Impact (2014) ... (performer: "Ragtime Dance")
 2014 JFK to 9/11: Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick (Video documentary) (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2014 Testament of Youth (writer: "Solace")
 2014 Archipels (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Le voyage cinématographique de Gaston Méliès à Tahiti (2014) ... ("Bethena", "Joseph Lamb", "Pineapple Rag")
 2014/II Kamikaze (writer: "The Entertainer" - as S. Joplin)
 2014 Murdoch Mysteries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Murdoch in Ragtime (2014) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 2006-2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Rehearsal Dinner (2013) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
- Drumroll, Please (2006) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2013 Movie Guide (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Movie Guide: Part 10 (2013) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" (1902))
- Movie Guide: Part 9 (2013) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" (1902))
- Movie Guide: Part 8 (2013) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" (1902))
- Movie Guide: Part 7 (2013) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" (1902))
- Movie Guide: Part 6 (2013) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" (1902))
 2013 BioShock Infinite (Video Game) (music: "The Easy Winners", "Solace", "The Strenuous Life", "Sunflower Slow Drag")
 2012 That Voodoo You Do, or 'The Legba Luncheon' (Short) (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 2012 Smitty (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 2011/III Jimmy (Short) (writer: "The Ragtime Dance")
 2011 The Big Something (writer: "Original Rags", "Maple Leaf Rag")
 2011 Les hommes libres (writer: "Wall St Rag")
 2011/I Play (writer: "The Entertainer")
 2011 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.2 (2011) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
  Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Family Limitation (2010) ... (performer: "A Real Slow Drag" - uncredited) / (writer: "Palm Leaf Rag", "A Real Slow Drag", "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
- Nights in Ballygran (2010) ... (writer: "Wall Street Rag", "Magnetic Rag" - uncredited)
 2010 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Cable #2 (2010) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
- AT4W & Spoony: Experiment Warrior #2 and #3 (2010) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2010 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Solace (2010) ... (writer: "Solace: A Mexican Serenade" - uncredited)
 2010 Treme (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Do You Know What It Means (2010) ... (writer: "Solace" - uncredited)
 2010 Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 January 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
  Ugly Betty (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- The Bahamas Triangle (2009) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
- Level (7) with Me (2009) ... (performer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited) / (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 2009 Gun Town (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Going Home: 1920-1933 (2009) ... (writer: "Pineapple Rag", "Leola")
 2009 Jeopardy! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #26.7 (2009) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag", "The Entertainer")
 2009 Hell's Kitchen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 8 Chefs Compete (2009) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2009 Silhouettes of Jazz (Short) (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 2009 Tosh.0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Billoon45 (2009) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2009 History Detectives (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Sideshow Babies/Lubin Photos/Navajo Rug (2009) ... (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 2009 Coco Before Chanel ("Little Black Baby")
 2009 Damages (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Knew You Were a Pig (2009) ... (writer: "Solace - A Mexican Serenade")
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (performer: "Country Club", "Elite Syncopations", "The Chrysanthemum") / (writer: "Country Club", "Elite Syncopations", "The Chrysanthemum", "Bethena (A Concert Waltz)")
 2008 The Blue Tooth Virgin (writer: "Cleopha", "Something Doing", "Sunflower Snow Dog", "The Sycamore", "The Chrysanthemum", "The Strenous Life", "I Am Thinking of My Pickaninny Days")
 2007 Break-up Therapy (Short) ("Maple Leaf Rag")
 2007 House M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Half-Wit (2007) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2006 The Foreign Eye (Documentary) (writer: "The Easy Winners")
 2005 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- X Gets the Crest (2005) ... (music: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2005 Robot Chicken (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Nightmare Generator (2005) ... (music: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 2005 Charmed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Show Ghouls (2005) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 2005 Unleashed ("The Entertainer")
 2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Queen of Hearts (2004) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
 2004 Eve's Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Something Doing")
 2004 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (Documentary) (writer: "Sun Flower Slow Drag")
 2002 Ben & Arthur ("The Entertainer")
 2001 Mark Twain (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Ragtime Dance", "The Entertainer")
 2001 On the Edge (writer: "The Entertainer")
 2001 The Cat's Meow (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" (1899))
 2001 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Old Mrs. Old (2001) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
 2000 The Unforgettable Les Dawson (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Entertainer")
 2000 Mission Hill (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Unemployment: Part 1 (2000) ... (music: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 2000 The Golden Bowl (writer: "Wall Street Rag")
 1999 Unbowed (writer: "The Easy Winners", "Bink's Waltz")
 1999 Lansky (TV Movie) (writer: "The Easy Winners")
 1999 Happy, Texas (writer: "The Entertainer")
 1998 La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (writer: "Peacherine Rag")
 1998 Around the Fire (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1998 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Cahill (1998) ... (music: "Mapleleaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1996 Titanic (TV Mini-Series) (music: "Chrysanthemum", "Bethany" - uncredited)
 1996 Animaniacs (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jokahontas/Boids on the Hood/Mighty Wakko at the Bat (1996) ... (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1995 Marsalis on Music (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sousa to Satchmo: Marsalis on the Jazz Band (1995) ... ("Maple Leaf Rag")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- A National Heirloom (1994) ... (writer: "Ragtime Dance")
- The Faith of Fifty Million People (1994) ... (writer: "Weeping Willow")
- Something Like a War (1994) ... (writer: "Magnetic Rag", "Solice - A Mexican Serenade", "Euphonic Sounds", "Weeping Willow")
 1994 Crumb (Documentary) (writer: "A Real Slow Drag")
 1993 The Boys (TV Series) ("Bethena: A Concert Waltz")
 1992 Northern Exposure (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Crime and Punishment (1992) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
- The Bad Seed (1992) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 1991 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Going Places (1991) ... (music: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 1991 Grand Isle (writer: "Pleasant Moments")
 1991 Bix (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1989 America's Funniest Home Videos (TV Series) (music: "St. Louis Rag" - uncredited)
 1986-1989 Growing Pains (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Paper Route (1989) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
- Do You Believe in Magic? (1986) ... (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 1988 Appointment with Death (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1986 Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (TV Movie) (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Convict's Piano (1986) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1986 America's Musical Theater (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Treemonisha (1986) ... (music: "Treemonisha" (opera))
 1985 Morons from Outer Space (music: "THE ENTERTAINER" - uncredited)
 1984 Derrick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Das seltsame Leben des Herrn Richter (1984) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
 1984 Before Stonewall (Documentary) (music: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 1984 Burlexxx (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1984 Prisoner (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.429 (1984) ... (writer: "The Entertainer")
 1983 Sahara (music: "Ragtime Dance" - uncredited)
 1982 Domino Man (Video Game) (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1981 Reds (writer: "Country Club - Ragtime Two-Step")
 1981 American Pop (writer: "Palm Leaf Rag", "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie) ("Elite Syncopations", uncredited)
 1979 Flambards (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Sing No Sad Songs (1979) ... ("Scott Joplin's New Rag", uncredited)
 1978 Just a Gigolo (music: "The Ragtime Dance", "Easy Winners")
 1978 Killer of Sheep (writer: "Solace")
 1978 Pretty Baby (music: "Swipesy", "Heliotrope Bouquet", "The Ragtime Dance" - uncredited)
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Milton Berle (1977) ... (music: "The Entertainer")
- Juliet Prowse (1977) ... (writer: "Solace")
- Phyllis Diller (1976) ... (music: "The Entertainer")
 1976 Get 'Em Off (Documentary short) (writer: "The Entertainer")
 1976 The Shootist (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
  M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1975) (music - 1 episode, 1973)
- The Gun (1975) ... (writer: "Solace")
- Dear Peggy (1975) ... (writer: "Bethena")
- Dear Dad, Again (1973) ... (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (music: "The Entertainer" (1902) - uncredited)
 1975 In Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.15 (1975) ... (writer: "The Entertainer (Theme from the motion picture THE STING)")
 1975 In Flight Service (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
  The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1975) (music - 1 episode, 1975)
- Episode #4.6 (1975) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag (Satchmo)")
- Episode #4.1 (1975) ... (music: "The Entertainer")
 1974 The Magician (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Illusion of the Lethal Playthings (1974) ... (writer: "Peacherine Rag" - uncredited)
 1973 The Sting (writer: "Easy Winners" (1901), "The Entertainer" (1902), "Gladiolus Rag" (1907), "Pineapple Rag" (1908), "Rag Time Dance" (1906), "Solace" (1909) - uncredited)
 1973 The Tycoon's Daughter (writer: "The Entertainer" - uncredited)
 1969 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The European Song Contest (1969) ... (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1967 Ask the Family (TV Series) (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1935 Ruggles of Red Gap (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1933 The Son of Kong (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1932 The Whoopee Party (Short) (writer: "Maple Leaf Rag")
 1931 The Public Enemy (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" (1899) - uncredited)
 1929 Synthetic Sin (music: "Maple Leaf Rag" - uncredited)
 1927 College (writer: "The Entertainer")
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Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1987. See more »

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The King of Ragtime

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