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Ben Folds

Biography

Singer-songwriter and music manufacturer whose music group Ben Folds Five released strikes want “Brick” and “Amy.” He went to College or university of Miami being a music main on a scholarship or grant; after falling out, he started acting in NY. His music group Ben Folds Five briefly broke up therefore he started carrying out solo function; Ben Folds Five reunited in 2011. He wedded Anna Goodman in 1987, Kate Rosen in 1996, Frally Hynes in 1998, and Fleur Folds in 2007. He and Fleur split in 2011. He includes a boy called Louis and two daughters called Julia-Rose and Gracie. He collaborated on William Shatner’s record Has Been.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ben Folds
Date Of Birth September 12, 1966
Place Of Birth Winston-Salem, NC
Height 1.78 m
Profession Rock Singer
Education Richard J. Reynolds High School, Frost School of Music, University of Miami
Nationality American
Spouse Fleur Folds, Frally Hynes, Kate Rosen, Anna Goodman
Children Gracie Folds, Julia-Rose Folds, Louis Folds
Siblings Chuck Folds
Music Groups Ben Folds Five, The Bens, Fear of Pop
Nominations Shorty Award for Best Singer
Movies Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie, William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet, Ben Folds and WASO Live in Perth
TV Shows The Sing-Off
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1On "The Bens Rock Over Australia" tour with Ben Lee and Ben Kweller. [March 2003]
2Is touring Australia and performing with the main professional symphony orchestras of Perth, Western Australia, Sydney New South Wales, Brisbane, Queensland, Melbourne, Victoria and Adelaide, South Australia. [August 2006]
3Touring "Songs for Silverman" across America and Europe. [May 2005]
4On tour with fellow musicians Rufus Wainwright and Guster. [June 2004]
5Is one of the top selling artists in America, Australia, and Japan, despite little-to-no radio airplay.
6Went to high school in North Carolina with ESPN's Stuart Scott.
7His debut solo album, Rockin' The Suburbs, was released on September 11, 2001.
8Collaborated with Ben Lee and Ben Kweller as "The Bens" to produce the four songs: "Just Pretend," "XFire," "Stop!," and "Bruised".
9His twin children are a boy and girl named Louis Frances and Gracie Scott
10Former singer/pianist for Ben Folds Five.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Driving Lessons2006performer: "Jesusland" / writer: "Jesusland"
Hoodwinked!2005performer: "Red is Blue"
Duane Hopwood2005performer: "ROCKIN' THE SUBURBS" / writer: "ROCKIN' THE SUBURBS"
Jersey Girl2004performer: "Wandering" / writer: "Wandering"
Everwood2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Banger Sisters2002performer: "Doctor My Eyes"
The Sweetest Thing2002performer: "Losing Lisa" / writer: "Losing Lisa"
Not Another Teen Movie2001producer: "Prom Tonight" / writer: "Prom Tonight"
I Am Sam2001performer: "Golden Slumbers"
Sidewalks of New York2001writer: "Jane" 1999
How the Grinch Stole Christmas2000performer: "Lonely Christmas Eve" / producer: "Lonely Christmas Eve" / writer: "Lonely Christmas Eve"
100 Girls2000performer: "Wanderling" / writer: "Wanderling"
Godzilla1998/Iwriter: "Air"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1996TV Series writer: "Kate"
The Truth About Cats & Dogs1996producer: "Bad Idea" / writer: "Bad Idea"
Long Vacation1996TV Series writer: "Philosophy"
Mr. Wrong1996producer: "SONG FOR THE DUMPED" / writer: "SONG FOR THE DUMPED"
The Comix ScrutinizerTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
CommunityTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
About Time2013/Iperformer: "The Luckiest Instrumental" / writer: "The Luckiest Instrumental" - as Benjamin Folds
Cold Turkey2013/IIIperformer: "You Can Go Home" / writer: "You Can Go Home"
Parenthood2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Some Jerk with a CameraTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Castle2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last Days of Cinerama2012Documentary short writer: "One Tiny Thing"
Weeds2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The BlockTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop2011Documentary writer: "Army"
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series music - 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Grey's Anatomy2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Marley & Me2008performer: "Rockin' the Suburbs Over the Hedge Version" / writer: "Rockin' the Suburbs Over the Hedge Version" - as Benjamin Scott Folds
Religulous2008Documentary writer: "Jesusland"
A Hero in Heaven2007Documentary performer: "The Luckiest" / writer: "The Luckiest"
Ben Folds: Live at My Space2007Video performer: "There's Always Someone Cooler Than You", "Learn To Live With What You Are", "Kate", "Bastard", "Jesusland", "All U Can Eat", "I Walk The Line", "Such Great Heights", "Army", "Rockin' The Suburbs", "Bitches Ain't Shit" / writer: "There's Always Someone Cooler Than You", "Learn To Live With What You Are", "Kate", "Bastard", "Jesusland", "All U Can Eat", "Army", "Rockin' The Suburbs", "Bitches Ain't Shit"
Over the Hedge2006performer: "Family of Me", "Heist", "Still", "Rockin' the Suburbs Over the Hedge Version", "Lost in the Supermarket" / writer: "Family of Me", "Heist", "Still", "Rockin' the Suburbs Over the Hedge Version"
Scrubs2006TV Series 1 episode
Shut Up and Sing2006writer: "Kate"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drunk History2016TV SeriesNathan Cherry
You're the Worst2016TV SeriesBen Folds
CollegeHumor Originals2014TV Series
Community2014TV SeriesProfessor Bublitz
Ben Folds: Way to Normal2008VideoBand

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Handsome2017post-production
William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet2009Documentary
Live Life2007/IShort
Ben Folds and Waso Live in Perth2005Video
Evaporated2000Documentary short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Misery Loves Comedy2015Documentary composer: theme music
Cold Turkey2013/IIIcomposer: additional music
100 Girls2000additional score

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Old People at Bonnaroo2015Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Temple of Art2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Comedy Bang! Bang!2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support
Live from Daryl's House2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Performances2015TV SeriesHimself
Drunk History2014TV SeriesHimself
Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love2014TV MovieHimself
The Sing-Off2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2013TV SeriesHimself
We're the Millers2013Himself - Piano Teacher (uncredited)
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville2013DocumentaryHimself
The Best Hit USA2005-2013TV SeriesHimself
We Cause Scenes2013DocumentaryHimself
Ben Folds Five Live from the Warfield2013TV MovieHimself
Who Is Clinn Rippy?2012DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Rove LA2012TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
A Love Letter to Tom Waits: The Life of Chris Roberts-Antieau2011DocumentaryHimself
Spicks and Specks2011TV SeriesHimself
A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet2009Documentary
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guest
Bonefish Grill's Notes from the Road2008TV SeriesHimself
T in the Park2008TV MovieHimself
Nashville at Nite2008TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig2006DocumentaryHimself
The Henry Rollins Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Living in TV Land2006TV Series documentaryHimself
William Shatner in Concert2006TV Special documentaryHimself
Love Monkey2006TV SeriesHimself
Austin City Limits2005TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
GMTV2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The View2005TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself
Ben Folds, Songs for Silverman2005VideoHimself
William Shatner: It Hasn't Happened Yet2005Video shortHimself
Live! from Central Park SummerStage2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Real Magic TV2003TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2002TV SeriesHimself
The Glass House2002TV SeriesHimself
The Book Place2002TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mick Molloy Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Burt Bacharach: One Amazing Night1998TV Special documentaryHimself (as Ben Folds Five)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1996TV SeriesHimself

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#Quote
1People ask me what this song's about... I was asked about it a lot, and I didn't really wanna make a big hairy deal out of it, because I just wanted the song to speak for itself. But the song is about when I was in high school, me and my girlfriend had to get an abortion, and it was a very sad thing. And, I didn't really want to write this song from any kind of political standpoint, or make a statement. I just wanted to reflect what it feels like. So, anyone who's gone through that before, then you'll know what the song's about. - Explanation of the song "Brick", 1997.

#Trademark
1Thick plastic black rimmed glasses
2Piano Rock

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