Richard Carpenter

Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department

Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department


Richard Carpenter, who was best known as 1/2 of "The Carpenters". His sister, Karen had a voice of the heart by performing big hits such as "Close To You", "Rainy Days on Mondays", "We've Only Just Begun", and other megahits. Their dominance, ran out of steam in late 1976 due to poor record sales. Karen, was struggling with her weight for years, ...
Birth date
1946-10-15
Awards
3 wins & 9 nominations.
Height
6' (1.83 m)

Known For


Better Off Dead...
Better Off Dead...
Soundtrack (1985)
The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap
Soundtrack (1998)
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Soundtrack (2012)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackAfter Life
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #2.1 (2020) ... (writer: "Top of the World" - uncredited)
2020
SoundtrackThe Clash
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Clash 2019 (2019) ... (writer: "I Need to Be in Love")
2019
SoundtrackGood Morning Britain
(TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes) - Episode dated 29 March 2019 (2019) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More" - uncredited) - Episode dated 28 March 2019 (2019) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More" - uncredited) - Episode dated 27 March 2019 (2019) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More" - uncredited) - Episode dated 26 March 2019 (2019) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More" - uncredited) - Episode dated 25 March 2019 (2019) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More" - uncredited) Show all 7 episodes
2019
SoundtrackWedding Day Winners
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #1.5 (2018) ... (writer: "Top of the World" - uncredited)
2018
SoundtrackChristmas Is
(TV Movie) (music: "Merry Christmas Darling" 1970)
2016
SoundtrackGilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
(TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Winter (2016) ... (writer: "Top of the World" - uncredited)
2016
SoundtrackVinyl
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Yesterday Once More (2016) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More")
2016
SoundtrackTubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry
(Documentary) (writer: "Walkin'")
2015
SoundtrackLevenslied
(TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2013) - Episode #2.5 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Yesterday once more" - uncredited) / (music: "Yesterday once more" - uncredited)
SoundtrackDark Shadows
(writer: "Top of the World")
2012
SoundtrackBritain's Favourite Christmas Songs
(TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Merry Christmas Darling")
2011
SoundtrackGlee
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - A Very Glee Christmas (2010) ... (writer: "Merry Christmas, Darling" - uncredited)
2010
SoundtrackShrek Forever After
(writer: "Top of the World")
2010
SoundtrackTsuma yo! Matsumoto sarin jiken: Hannin to yobarete... Kazoku wo mamori nuita 15 nen
(TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Top of the World", "Yesterday Once More" - uncredited)
2009
SoundtrackUutishuone
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Puhu hiljaa rakkaudesta (2009) ... (writer: "Goodbye to Love")
2009
SoundtrackVeronica Mars
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Charlie Don't Surf (2006) ... (writer: "Top of the World" - uncredited)
2006
SoundtrackThe Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
(writer: "Top of the World")
2006
SoundtrackBig Love
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Pilot (2006) ... (writer: "Top of the World")
2006
SoundtrackIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes) - Double Dare/Piki and Poko: Taking the Dare! (2005) ... (writer: "Top Of The World") - Sumo East and West (2003) ... (writer: "Top of the World")
2003-2005
SoundtrackDouble Dare
(Documentary) (writer: "Top Of The World")
2004
SoundtrackNew Zealand Idol
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Top 24 Group 2 Performance Show (2004) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More")
2004
SoundtrackThe Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
(writer: "Top Of The World")
2000
SoundtrackRegine: R2K
(Video documentary) (writer: "One Love")
1999
SoundtrackThe Parent Trap
(writer: "Top Of The World")
1998
SoundtrackClose to You: Remembering the Carpenters
(TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Yesterday Once More", "Goodbye To Love", "Top Of The World", "Only Yesterday", "Merry Christmas Darling")
1997
SoundtrackThe Simpsons
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Brother from Another Series (1997) ... ("Top of the World")
1997
SoundtrackBat Yam - New York
(TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1996) (music - 2 episodes, 1996) (arranger - 1 episode, 1996) - Kul Kalb Biji Yomo (1996) ... (arranger: "Only Yesterday" - uncredited) / (lyrics: "Only Yesterday" - uncredited) / (music: "Only Yesterday" - uncredited) - Kum Hitnaera (1996) ... (lyrics: "Top of the World" - uncredited) / (music: "Top of the World" - uncredited)
SoundtrackHigh School High
(writer: "Top Of The World")
1996
SoundtrackThe Last Supper
(writer: "Top Of The World")
1995
SoundtrackTo Catch a Yeti
(TV Movie) (writer: "Top of the World")
1995
SoundtrackFriends
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The One with the Blackout (1994) ... (writer: "Top of the World" - uncredited)
1994
SoundtrackLush Life
(TV Movie) ("Walkin")
1993
SoundtrackVoyage
(TV Movie) (writer: "Yesterday Once More")
1993
SoundtrackRoad to Alice
(Short) (writer: "Top Of The World")
1992
SoundtrackThe Spirit of '76
(writer: "Top Of The World")
1990
SoundtrackMurphy Brown
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (1990) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More" - uncredited)
1990
SoundtrackThe Karen Carpenter Story
(TV Movie) (writer: "All of My Life", "I'll Be Yours", "Don't Be Afraid", "Eve", "Top of the World", "Karen's Theme")
1989
SoundtrackLet's Get Lost
(Documentary) ("Walkin'")
1988
SoundtrackSuperstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
(Short) (writer: "Top of the World")
1988
SoundtrackCarpenters: Yesterday Once More
(Video) (writer: "Those Good Old Dreams", "Top Of The World", "Only Yesterday")
1985
SoundtrackBetter Off Dead...
(producer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
1985
SoundtrackThe Carpenters: Music, Music, Music
(TV Special) (performer: "Dizzy Fingers", "Without A Song") / (writer: "Someday")
1980
SoundtrackClaude Francois: The Film of His Life
(Documentary) (writer: "Sha La La (Hier Est Près De Moi)(Yesterday once more))
1979
SoundtrackThe Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait
(TV Special) (writer: "Merry Christmas Darling")
1978
SoundtrackCarpenters Very First Television Special
(TV Special) (lyrics: "Sing / Close To You / For All We Know / Ticket To Ride / Only Yesterday / I Won't Last A Day Without You / Goodbye To Love" - Hits Medley '76) / (writer: "Top Of The World")
1976
SoundtrackThe Sonny and Cher Show
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #2.7 (1976) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More/Rock Around the Clock/Jailhouse Rock/Little Darlin'/Venus/Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay")
1976
SoundtrackMonsanto Night Presents Dionne Warwicke
(TV Special) (writer: "Top of the World")
1975
SoundtrackThe Ernie Sigley Show
(TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes) - Episode dated 20 February 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More") - Episode dated 29 August 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More") - Episode dated 7 May 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Top of the World")
1974-1975
SoundtrackThe Perry Como Christmas Show
(TV Special) (lyrics: "(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") / (performer: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", "Carol Of The Bells", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "(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")
1974
SoundtrackMonsanto Night Presents Jack Jones
(TV Special) (writer: "Top of the World")
1974
SoundtrackThe Benny Hill Show
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Show 21 (1974) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More")
1974
SoundtrackThe Graham Kennedy Show
(TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes) - Episode dated 27 November 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Top of the World") - Episode dated 11 September 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More") - Episode dated 26 September 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "Top of the World")
1972-1973
SoundtrackSez Les
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #7.7 (1973) ... (writer: "Yesterday Once More" - uncredited)
1973
RoleTitleYear
ComposerCarpenters: Interpretations - A 25th Anniversary Celebration
(Video short)
1995
ComposerThe Karen Carpenter Story
(TV Movie)
1989
ComposerRichard Carpenter & Dusty Springfield: Something in Your Eyes
(Video short)
1987
ComposerCarpenters: Yesterday Once More
(Video)
1985
RoleTitleYear
Music departmentThe Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait
(TV Special) (musical arrangements)
1978
Music departmentThe Carpenters at Christmas
(TV Special) (all christmas songs selected by) / (musical arrangements)
1977
RoleTitleYear
ProducerCarpenters: Interpretations - A 25th Anniversary Celebration
(Video short) (executive producer)
1995
ProducerThe Karen Carpenter Story
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
1989
ProducerCarpenters: Yesterday Once More
(Video) (executive producer)
1985
RoleTitleYear
DirectorThe Karen Carpenter Story
(TV Movie) (uncredited)
1989
RoleTitleYear
ActorRichard Carpenter & Dusty Springfield: Something in Your Eyes
(Video short) Richard Carpenter
1987
RoleTitleYear
ThanksJay Leno's Garage
(TV Series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode) - Hard Work Pays Off (2018) ... (special thanks)
2018
ThanksThe Nation's Favourite Carpenters Song
(TV Movie documentary) (thanks)
2016
RoleTitleYear
SelfHerb Alpert Is...
(Documentary)
2020
SelfLorraine
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 27 March 2019 (2019) ... Self - Guest
2019
SelfThe One Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 25 March 2019 (2019) ... Self
2019
Self5ji ni muchuu!
(TV Series) Self - Special Guest - Daikansha Present Week! Richard Carpenter nama-shutsuen! (2018) ... Self - Special Guest
2018
SelfJay Leno's Garage
(TV Series documentary) Self - Recording Artist - Hard Work Pays Off (2018) ... Self - Recording Artist
2018
SelfDionne Warwick - Then Came You
(TV Movie) Self
2018
SelfPerry Como Classics - Till The End Of Time
(TV Movie) Self
2018
SelfCarpenters Christmas Memories
(TV Special) Self (host)
2016
SelfThe Nation's Favourite Carpenters Song
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2016
SelfThe Joy of Easy Listening
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2011
SelfLegends
(TV Series documentary) Self - Herb Alpert: Tijuana Brass and Other Delights (2010) ... Self - Doris Day: Virgin Territory (2007) ... Self
2007-2010
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfOnly Yesterday: The Carpenters' Story
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
SelfEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 19 February 2004 (2004) ... Self - Episode dated 11 January 1983 (1983) ... Self
1983-2004
SelfLiving Famously
(TV Series documentary) Self - Karen Carpenter (2003) ... Self
2003
SelfClose to You: The Story of the Carpenters
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Narrator
2002
SelfPetula Clark: A Sign of the Times
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2001
SelfPetula Clark: This Is My Song
(TV Special) Self
2001
SelfBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Carpenters: Harmony and Heartbreak (1998) ... Self
1998
SelfBehind the Music
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Carpenters (1998) ... Self
1998
SelfClose to You: Remembering the Carpenters
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1997
SelfGreat Performances
(TV Series) Self - Burt Bacharach... This Is Now (1996) ... Self
1996
SelfOne on One with John Tesh
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.18 (1991) ... Self
1991
SelfThe 1st Annual Commitment to Life Awards
(TV Special)
1985
SelfThe 11th Annual American Music Awards
(TV Special) Self - Performer
1984
SelfThe 25th Annual Grammy Awards
(TV Special) Self
1983
SelfShow-Express
(TV Series) Self - Musician - Episode #1.6 (1981) ... Self - Musician (as Die Carpenters)
1981
SelfMulti-Coloured Swap Shop
(TV Series) Self - Episode #6.4 (1981) ... Self
1981
SelfNationwide
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode dated 22 October 1981 (1981) ... Self
1981
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 2 October 1981 (1981) ... Self - The Carpenters, Juliet Prowse, Kaye Ballard, Jackie Vernon (1971) ... Self
1971-1981
SelfGood Morning America
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 10 August 1981 (1981) ... Self
1981
SelfThe Carpenters: Music, Music, Music
(TV Special) Self
1980
SelfThe Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait
(TV Special) Self
1978
SelfThe Magical World of Disney
(TV Series) Self - Mickey's 50 (1978) ... Self
1978
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self - Episode #15.184 (1978) ... Self (as The Carpenters) - Episode #14.82 (1977) ... Self (as The Carpenters) - Episode dated 5 November 1971 (1971) ... Self (as The Carpenters) - Episode dated 19 August 1971 (1971) ... Self (as The Carpenters) - Episode dated 30 June 1971 (1971) ... Self (as The Carpenters) Show all 7 episodes
1970-1978
SelfThe Carpenters... Space Encounters
(TV Special) Self
1978
SelfStarparade
(TV Series) Self - Musician - Episode #1.42 (1978) ... Self - Musician (as Die Carpenters)
1978
SelfThank You, Rock 'N' Roll: A Tribute to Alan Freed
(TV Special) Self
1978
SelfABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration
(TV Special) Self
1978
SelfThe Carpenters at Christmas
(TV Special) Self
1977
SelfAmerican Bandstand's 25th Anniversary
(TV Special) Self (The Carpenters)
1977
SelfThe Carpenters Concert: Live at the New London Theatre
(TV Special) Self - Musician
1976
SelfCarpenters Very First Television Special
(TV Special) Self
1976
SelfA World of Music
(TV Series) Self - The Carpenters in Concert (1976) ... Self (as The Carpenters)
1976
SelfDie Drehscheibe
(TV Series) Self - Musician - Episode dated 10 July 1975 (1975) ... Self - Musician (as Die Carpenters)
1975
SelfDisco
(TV Series) Self - Musician - Episode #1.52 (1975) ... Self - Musician (as Die Carpenters)
1975
SelfThe Perry Como Christmas Show
(TV Special) Self
1974
SelfEvening at Pops
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode dated 4 August 1974 (1974) ... Self
1974
SelfRock Concert
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.13 (1974) ... Self
1974
SelfThe Bob Hope Show
(TV Series) Self - Don Rickles, Joey Heatherton, Mike Connors, Redd Foxx, The Carpenters (1973) ... Self
1973
SelfRobert Young with the Young
(TV Special) Self (as The Carpenters)
1973
SelfThe Bob Hope Special
(TV Special) Self
1972/II
SelfThe Special London Bridge Special
(TV Movie) Self (as The Carpenters)
1972
SelfThe 44th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Carpenters (uncredited)
1972
SelfJerry Visits
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 26 February 1972 (1972) ... Self
1972
SelfThe Carol Burnett Show
(TV Series) Self / Self - The Carpenters - Episode #5.16 (1972) ... Self - Episode #5.2 (1971) ... Self - The Carpenters
1971-1972
SelfCarpenters 1971 BBC Television Special
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1971
SelfIn Concert
(TV Series) Self - The Carpenters (1971) ... Self
1971
SelfThe Carpenters
(TV Special) Self
1971
SelfLulus Party
(TV Movie) Self - The Carpenters (uncredited)
1971
SelfTop of the Pops
(TV Series) Self - Episode #8.38 (1971) ... Self (as The Carpenters)
1971
SelfRollin' on the River
(TV Series) Self - Premier - The Carpenters/Al Hirt/Mark Lindsay/New Doodletown Pipers (1971) ... Self
1971
SelfMake Your Own Kind of Music!
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.8 (1971) ... Self - Episode #1.7 (1971) ... Self - Episode #1.6 (1971) ... Self - Episode #1.5 (1971) ... Self - Episode #1.4 (1971) ... Self Show all 8 episodes
1971
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Musician - Episode #9.224 (1971) ... Self - Musician
1971
SelfCarpenters: Close to You
(Video) Self
1970
SelfThis Is Your Life
(TV Series) Self - Honoree - Karen and Richard Carpenter (1970) ... Self - Honoree
1970
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self - Musician - The Carpenters, Rodney Dangerfield, The Four Tops, Freda Payne, Ron Carey, Hank Williams, Jr. (1970) ... Self - Musician (as The Carpenters) - Episode #24.5 (1970) ... Self - Musician (as The Carpenters)
1970
SelfThe Dating Game
(TV Series) Self - contestant - The Carpenters (1970) ... Self - contestant
1970
SelfThe Don Knotts Show
(TV Series) Self - Eydie Gorme/Anthony Newley/The Carpenters (1970) ... Self
1970
SelfYour All-American College Show
(TV Series) Self - Musician - Episode dated 22 June 1968 (1968) ... Self - Musician (as The Carpenters)
1968
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageAbba, Bee Gees, Carpenters
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Les années Chic (2017) ... Self - Les années Choc (2017) ... Self
2017
Archive footageKaren Carpenter: Goodbye to Love
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2016
Archive footageAutopsy: The Last Hours of
(TV Series documentary) Self - Karen Carpenter (2014) ... Self
2014
Archive footagePaul Williams Still Alive
(Documentary) Self
2011
Archive footage...Sings the Beatles
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2009
Archive footage20 to 1
(TV Series documentary) Self - World's Best Love Songs (2006) ... Self
2006
Archive footageEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 22 October 2005 (2005) ... Self
2005
Archive footageAndy Williams: My Favorite Duets
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2004
Archive footageI Love the '70s
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self
2003
Archive footageE! True Hollywood Story
(TV Series documentary) Self - Karen Carpenter (1997) ... Self
1997
Archive footageCarpenters: Interpretations - A 25th Anniversary Celebration
(Video short) Richard Carpenter
1995
Archive footageThe Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion
(TV Special documentary) Self
1993
Archive footageCarpenters: Yesterday Once More
(Video) Self
1985
Archive footageTexaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television
(TV Special) Self
1975