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Jim Croce (1943–1973)

Jim Croce was born on Sunday, January 10th, 1943 in a working-class section of Philadelphia, in an Italian-American family. While a teenager, he began playing the accordion, and then learning to play an acoustic guitar when he was 18. After a short stint in the U.S. Army, where he supposedly met the character who inspired the song "Bad Bad Leroy ... See full bio »

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Django Unchained Soundtrack
(2012)
(2014)
Logan Soundtrack
(2017)
Sneakers Soundtrack
(1992)

Filmography

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 2019 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (writer: "Time In A Bottle")
  Stranger Things (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2017 - 2019) (writer - 2 episodes, 2017 - 2019)
- Chapter Two: The Mall Rats (2019) ... (performer: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" - uncredited)
- Chapter Three: The Pollywog (2017) ... (performer: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim") / (writer: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Baby You Can't Drive My Car (2018) ... (lyrics: "Chicken Nugget", "No Operator" - uncredited)
- Forgive and Regret (2018) ... (writer: "Time in a Bottle" - uncredited)
  American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- The Morning After (2018) ... (performer: "Time in a Bottle") / (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
 2018 Lake Crest Drive (Short) (performer: "I Got a Name")
 2018 Birthmarked (performer: "I Got A Name")
  Harrow (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Finis Vitae Sed Non Amoris (2018) ... (performer: "Time in a Bottle") / (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
  Mind Games (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- The Kidnapping (2018) ... (performer: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim") / (writer: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim")
 2018 The Film From Lot 15 (performer: "Operator") / (writer: "Operator")
 2017 The Lego Ninjago Movie (performer: "I Got A Name")
 2017 Logan (performer: "I Got A Name")
 2016 The OA (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- New Colossus (2016) ... (performer: "Operator")
 2016 War Dogs (writer: "Time In A Bottle")
 2016/I Walking (Short) (performer: "Hey Tomorrow") / (writer: "Hey Tomorrow")
 2016 Dirty Grandpa (performer: "Time in a Bottle") / (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
 2015 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dead Man Walking (2015) ... (writer: "Time in a Bottle" - uncredited)
  Transparent (TV Series short) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Pilot (2014) ... (performer: "Operator [That's Not The Way It Feels]" - uncredited) / (writer: "Operator [That's Not The Way It Feels]", "Operator [Thats Not The Way It Feels]" - uncredited)
 2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past (performer: "Time in a Bottle") / (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tyler Perry/Billy Eichner/Juanes (2014) ... (writer: "Time in a Bottle" - uncredited)
 2012 Django Unchained (performer: "I Got a Name")
  New Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Parents (2012) ... (performer: "I'll Have to Say I Love You In a Song" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'll Have to Say I Love You In a Song" - uncredited)
  Bunheads (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Pilot (2012) ... (performer: "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" - uncredited)
 2011 The Hangover Part II (performer: "Time in a Bottle") / (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #19.68 (2011) ... (performer: "Time in a Bottle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Time in a Bottle" - uncredited)
 2010 Not the Way It Feels: The Director's Vision (Documentary short) (writer: "Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)")
 2010 The Story of Not the Way It Feels (Documentary short) (writer: "Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)")
 2010 The Making of Not the Way It Feels (Documentary short) (performer: "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)") / (writer: "Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)", "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)")
 2010 Not the Way It Feels (Short) (writer: "Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)")
 2009 Friday Night Lights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In the Bag (2009) ... (writer: "Car Wash" - uncredited)
 2009 The Queens of Country (Video) (writer: "Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown")
  Life on Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- All the Young Dudes (2009) ... (performer: "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" - uncredited)
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Humanitarian (2008) ... (writer: "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" - uncredited)
  Psych (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Dis-Lodged (2008) ... (performer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", "You Don't Mess Around With Jim") / (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", "You Don't Mess Around With Jim")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Round 8 (2007) ... (performer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown") / (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 2007 Dolly Parton & Friends (Video) (writer: "Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown")
 2006 Invincible (performer: "I Got a Name")
 2006 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #9 - Bigband (2006) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 2005 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 11 Perform (2005) ... (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
 2004 Idool 2004 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Idool 2004 Tribute Show (2004) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (2003) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 7: Big Band Hits (2003) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
  The West Wing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- The Long Goodbye (2003) ... (performer: "Time in a Bottle" - uncredited) / (writer: "Time in a Bottle" - uncredited)
 2002 Martine (TV Movie) (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 2002 Clockstoppers (performer: "Time in a Bottle") / (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
 2002 As the World Turns (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 February 2002 (2002) ... (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
 2001 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Diebe der Liebe (2001) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" - uncredited)
 1998 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.2 (1998) ... (writer: "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song")
 1997 Home Alone 3 (writer: "Bad Bad Leroy Brown")
 1997 The Ice Storm (performer: "I Got a Name")
 1996 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thirtyone (1996) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" - uncredited)
 1995 The Next Victim (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... ("I Got A Name", uncredited)
 1992 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Scenes from a Wedding (1992) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" - uncredited)
 1992 Sneakers (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
  Quantum Leap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1989) (writer - 1 episode, 1989)
- The Right Hand of God - October 24, 1974 (1989) ... (performer: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" - uncredited)
 1987 Rock Odyssey (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 1987 Easy Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Will Power (1987) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" - uncredited)
 1986 MacGyver (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Flame's End (1986) ... (writer: "Time in a Bottle" - uncredited)
 1985 Romance on the Orient Express (TV Movie) (performer: "Time in a Bottle") / (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
 1984 License to Kill (TV Movie) (performer: "Time in a Bottle") / (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
 1981 John Wilson's Mini-Musicals (Video) (lyrics: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown") / (music: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don't Mess Around with Jim (1981) ... (writer: "You Don't Mess Around With Jim")
 1981 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.5 (1981) ... (writer: "Bad Leroy Brown")
 1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Edgar Bergen (1977) ... (writer: "Time in a Bottle" - uncredited)
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
 1977 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.21 (1977) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.15 (1976) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 1975 Derrick (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pfandhaus (1975) ... (performer: "I got a name")
 1975 Dinah! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.103 (1975) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 6 March 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
- Episode dated 1 August 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
- Episode dated 28 May 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 1975 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 March 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song")
 1974 Frank Sinatra: The Main Event (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" - uncredited)
 1973 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (Short) (lyrics: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown") / (music: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 1973 She Lives! (TV Movie) (performer: "Time in a Bottle") / (writer: "Time in a Bottle")
 1973 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (1973) ... (writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 1973 The Last American Hero (performer: "I Got A Name")
  In Concert (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... (performer: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim", "Roller Derby Queen", "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)") / (writer: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim", "Roller Derby Queen", "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Photographs and Memories" See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

James Croce

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

There's something about approaching universal truths with the simplicity of the acoustic guitar. You can take it anywhere and it helps me reach listeners of all ages and walks of life. See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1990. See more »

Trademark:

He had curly black hair. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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