Charlie Parker

Soundtrack, Music Department, Composer

Soundtrack, Music Department, Composer


Charles Christopher Parker Jr. was born on August 29, 1920, in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, to Charles Parker Sr. and his 18-year-old wife Addie. His father ran out on the family when Charlie was just a little boy. When he was 11 his mother bought him an alto saxophone for his birthday. By the time he was 15 Charlie was working as a musician ...
Birth date
1920-08-29
Death date
1955-03-12
Awards
2 wins & 1 nomination.

Known For


Se7en
Se7en
Soundtrack (1995)
Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness
Soundtrack (2010)
On the Road
On the Road
Soundtrack (2012)
Bird
Bird
Soundtrack (1988)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackDarker Than You Think
(performer: "Now's the Time") / (writer: "Now's the Time") (announced)
SoundtrackSylvie's Love
(performer: "My Little Suede Shoes") / (writer: "My Little Suede Shoes")
2020
SoundtrackMotherless Brooklyn
(performer: "Relaxing with Lee") / (writer: "Relaxing with Lee")
2019
SoundtrackThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017) - Mrs. X at the Gaslight (2017) ... (performer: "All The Things You Are" - uncredited) - Because You Left (2017) ... (performer: "Scapple From The Apple" - uncredited) / (writer: "Scapple From The Apple" - uncredited)
SoundtrackAmerican Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes, 2017) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) - Members Only: The Playboy Club (2017) ... (performer: "Chi Chi" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chi Chi" - uncredited) - Before the Bunny: Marilyn Monroe (2017) ... (writer: "Bloomdido" - uncredited)
SoundtrackRay Donovan
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Tulip (2015) ... (performer: "Laird Baird" - uncredited)
2015
SoundtrackForever
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014) - 6 A.M. (2014) ... (performer: "Ornithology" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ornithology" - uncredited)
SoundtrackLow Down
(writer: "Barbados")
2014
SoundtrackHalf of a Yellow Sun
(writer: "My Little Suede Shoes")
2013
SoundtrackThe Mark of Beauty
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013) - Ayu (2013) ... (performer: "Si Si") / (writer: "Si Si")
SoundtrackBig Sur
(performer: "Tiger Rag")
2013
SoundtrackGinger & Rosa
(performer: "Bird Gets the Worm - Take 1") / (writer: "Bird Gets the Worm - Take 1")
2012
SoundtrackUnd nebenbei das große Glück
(performer: "I Got Rhythm")
2012
SoundtrackOn the Road
(performer: "Scrapple From The Apple", "Tiger Rag", "Ko-Ko") / (writer: "Scrapple From The Apple", "Ko-Ko")
2012
SoundtrackLena
(performer: "Stupendous") / (writer: "Stupendous")
2011
SoundtrackL.A. Noire
(Video Game) (performer: "Oop Pop A Da")
2011
SoundtrackSir John Dankworth at the BBC
(TV Movie) (writer: "Donna Lee")
2010
SoundtrackEdge of Darkness
(performer: "Embraceable You")
2010
SoundtrackTransmissions
(performer: "Crazeology")
2009
SoundtrackProfessor Norman Cornett
(Documentary) (writer: "Now is the Time")
2009
SoundtrackRoland Kirk: Live in '64 & '67
(Video) (music: "Blues for Alice")
2008
SoundtrackGrand Theft Auto IV
(Video Game) ("Night and Day", uncredited)
2008
SoundtrackLegends
(TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode) - Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation (2008) ... (performer: "Now's the Time")
2008
SoundtrackUgly Betty
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Brothers (2007) ... (performer: "La Cucaracha (Remastered)" - uncredited)
2007
SoundtrackTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
(writer: "Segment" (1949))
2006
SoundtrackCapote
(writer: "My Little Suede Shoes" (1951))
2005
SoundtrackIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode) - Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew (2004) ... (performer: "Embraceable You")
2004
SoundtrackThe Blues
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode) - Piano Blues (2003) ... (writer: "Hootie's Blues")
2003
SoundtrackAny Way the Wind Blows
(performer: "In the Still of the Night")
2003
SoundtrackCrossing Jordan
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Someone to Count On (2002) ... (performer: "Embraceable You" - uncredited)
2002
SoundtrackJimmy Scott: If You Only Knew
(Documentary) (performer: "Embraceable You")
2002
SoundtrackJoe Gould's Secret
(performer: "The Nearness of You")
2000
SoundtrackThe Talented Mr. Ripley
(performer: "Ko-Ko") / (writer: "Ko-Ko")
1999
SoundtrackThe Last Time I Committed Suicide
(performer: "Shaw 'Nuff'", "Groovin' High") / (writer: "Shaw 'Nuff'")
1997
SoundtrackThe Ditchdigger's Daughters
(TV Movie) (performer: "Lover Man")
1997
SoundtrackLove Jones
(performer: "Parker's Mood") / (writer: "Parker's Mood")
1997
SoundtrackBasquiat
(performer: "Koko", "April in Paris") / (writer: "Koko")
1996
SoundtrackMarsalis on Music
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Tackling the Monster: Marsalis on Practice (1995) ... ("Cool Blues")
1995
SoundtrackSe7en
(performer: "Now's the Time") / (writer: "Now's the Time")
1995
SoundtrackBluesland: A Portrait in American Music
(Documentary) (performer: "Cool Blues") / (writer: "Ko-Ko", "Cool Blues")
1993
SoundtrackFallen Angels
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Murder, Obliquely (1993) ... (performer: "Why Do I Love You")
1993
SoundtrackA Dangerous Woman
(writer: "My Little Suede Shoes")
1993
SoundtrackThe Last Days of Chez Nous
(writer: "Donna Lee")
1992
SoundtrackMac
(performer: "Laura")
1992
SoundtrackThe Marrying Man
(performer: "Yardbird Suite") / (writer: "Yardbird Suite")
1991
SoundtrackOnly Fools and Horses
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1991) - Stage Fright (1991) ... (performer: "Ornithology" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ornithology" - uncredited)
SoundtrackDie Kunst einen Neger zu lieben, ohne müde zu werden
(writer: "Cool Blue")
1989
SoundtrackLet's Get Lost
(Documentary) ("Cheryl")
1988
SoundtrackBird
(performer: "Lester Leaps In", "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", "Ornithology", "Lover Man", "April in Paris", "All of Me", "Now's The Time", "Cool Blues", "Laura", "This Time The Dream's On Me", "Ko Ko", "Parker's Mood")
1988
SoundtrackSign 'o' the Times
(Documentary) (writer: "Now's the Time")
1987
SoundtrackThe Color of Money
(performer: "I'll Remember April")
1986
Soundtrack'Round Midnight
(writer: "Now's The Time")
1986
SoundtrackJoe Albany... a Jazz Life
(Documentary) (performer: "Ornithology", "Embraceable You", "My Little Suede Shoes", "Billie's Bounce", "Confirmation") / (writer: "Ornithology", "My Little Suede Shoes", "Billie's Bounce", "Confirmation")
1980
SoundtrackSorcerer
(performer: "I'll Remember April")
1977
SoundtrackSven Klang's Combo
(writer: "Confirmation", "Now's the Time")
1976
SoundtrackNext Stop, Greenwich Village
(performer: "Confirmation") / (writer: "Confirmation")
1976
SoundtrackThe Cool of the Evening
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The David Snell Trio (1967) ... (writer: "Donna Lee")
1967
SoundtrackNDR Jazz Workshops
(TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes) - No. 40 (1965) ... (writer: "Now's The Time") - No. 15 (1960) ... (writer: "Dizzy Atmosphere") - No. 14 (1960) ... (writer: "Au Privave") - No. 13 (1960) ... (writer: "Au Privave") - No. 11 (1960) ... (writer: "Perhaps") Show all 8 episodes
1958-1965
SoundtrackJazz 625
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes) - Cleo Laine (1964) ... (writer: "Big Foot", "Dewey Square") - The Johnny Scott Quintet (1964) ... (writer: "Donna Lee")
1964
SoundtrackOne Night Stand
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Diahann Carroll and the Modern Jazz Quartet (1959) ... (writer: "Yardbird Suite")
1959
SoundtrackThe Subject Is Jazz
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Blues (1958) ... (writer: "Billy's Bounce")
1958
SoundtrackStage Entrance
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Episode dated 24 February 1952 (1952) ... (performer: "Hot House")
1952
SoundtrackJivin' in Be-Bop
(Documentary) (writer: "Shaw 'nuff", "Ornithology" - uncredited)
1946
RoleTitleYear
Music departmentJazz Dispute
(Video short) (Soundtrack)
2006
Music departmentDresden
(composer: song "Big Foot")
1999
Music departmentGeorge Shearing: Lullaby in Birdland
(Video) (music: "Donna Lee" and "Moose the Mooche")
1992
Music departmentSept Solos (Marmaduke/Charlie Parker)
(TV Short documentary) (music: marmaduke)
1983
Music departmentMurmur of the Heart
(music)
1971
RoleTitleYear
ComposerUna anciana asturiana
(Short)
2004
ComposerLe goût de plaire
(Short)
1989
RoleTitleYear
ThanksGreat Performances: Dance in America
(TV Series) (tribute - 1 episode) - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Steps Ahead (1991) ... (tribute - segment "For Bird - With Love")
1991
RoleTitleYear
SelfImprovisation
Self
2004/I
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker (1989) ... Self
1989
SelfLook Up and Live
(TV Series) Self - The Protest (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfStage Entrance
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 24 February 1952 (1952) ... Self
1952
SelfImprovisation
(Short) Self
1950
SelfBroadway Open House
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 31 October 1950 (1950) ... Self
1950
SelfAdventures in Jazz
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.8 (1949) ... Self
1949
SelfJazz Concert
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.6 (1949) ... Self
1949
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) ... Self - Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing (1993) ... Self - Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... Self
1989-2019
Archive footageFire Music
(Documentary) Self
2018
Archive footageTake Your Pills
(Documentary) Self
2018
Archive footageThe Devil's Horn
(Documentary) Self
2016
Archive footageSound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story
(Documentary) Self
2014
Archive footageBeware of Mr. Baker
(Documentary) Self
2012
Archive footageIo sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l'Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz
(Documentary) Self
2010
Archive footageThe Miles Davis Story
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2001
Archive footageJazz
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Risk: 1945-1955 (2001) ... Self
2001
Archive footageThe Fifties
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Musician - The Beat (1997) ... Self - Musician
1997
Archive footageHerbie Hancock Presents Living Jazz
(Video Game) Self
1996
Archive footageMasters of American Music
(TV Mini-Series) Self
1995
Archive footageBluesland: A Portrait in American Music
(Documentary) Self - Performer
1993
Archive footageGreat Performances
(TV Series) Self - Miles Davis: A Tribute (1993) ... Self (as Charlie 'Bird' Parker)
1993
Archive footageWhat Happened to Kerouac?
(Documentary) Self
1986
Archive footageThe Last of the Blue Devils
(Documentary) Self
1979
Archive footageAll You Need Is Love
(TV Series documentary) Self - Jungle Music: Jazz (1977) ... Self - Introduction (1977) ... Self
1977
Archive footageCamera Three
(TV Series) Self - The Mythical Bird (1958) ... Self
1958