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Carl Wilson

Biography

Guitarist and occasional business lead vocalist who also helped found out the California browse and folk rock-band The Beach Males. He required over leadership from the Beach Males after his sibling, Brian Wilson, stepped down because of psychological complications. He was inducted in to the Stone Hall of Popularity in 1988. He was the youngest of three sons, given birth to to Murry and Audree Wilson; his dad later overran the management from the Beach Males. He sang back-up vocals on Elton John’s “DON’T ALLOW the Sun DECREASE on Me.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Carl Wilson
Date Of Birth December 21, 1946
Died February 6, 1998, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Hawthorne, CA
Height 1.77 m
Profession Guitarist
Education Hawthorne High School
Nationality American
Spouse Gina Martin, Annie Hinsche
Children Justyn Wilson, Jonah Wilson
Parents Murry Wilson, Audree Wilson
Siblings Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson
Music Groups The Beach Boys
Movies Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story, The Beach Boys: An American Band, Beach Boys: The Lost Concert, The Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds, The Beach Boys: Good Timin': Live at Knebworth, 30th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll All-Star Jam: Bo Diddley
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Son of Murry Wilson and Audree Wilson.
2Brother-in-law of Dean Paul Martin and Ricci Martin.
3He and The Beach Boys were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
4Is portrayed by Bo Foxworth in Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990)
5Was chubby growing up; brother Dennis Wilson used to joke that the two "worked out" together - Dennis by lifting weights, and Carl by bingeing on snacks while he watched Dennis.
6His first wife was Annie Hinsche, sister of Billy Hinsche of Dino Desi & Billy fame.
7Fought being drafted as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War in 1967. In fact, he had a hearing scheduled the week of the Monterey Pop Festival, which was one of the contributing factors to The Beach Boys canceling their appearance. Wilson was ultimately allowed to perform "alternative service" by playing for free at prisons and hospitals.
8Became so excited when he heard the first Beach Boys record played on the radio, he threw up.
9Assumed many of the music production and vocal duties, once held by brother Brian Wilson, through Brian's "lost years" battling mental illness and drug abuse.
10Uncle of Carnie Wilson, Carl Wilson, Michael Wilson and Wendy Wilson.
11Cousin of Mike Love
12Younger brother of Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson.
13Interred at Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.
14Wife, Gina Martin, is the daughter of Dean Martin and Jeanne Martin.
15Had two children. First son, Jonah was born in 1969 and second son, Justyn Wilson in 1971.
16Guitarist with The Beach Boys.
17Inducted by Elton John into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Beach Boys on 20 January 1988.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love & Mercy2014"Good Vibrations" / writer: "Black Hole"
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 19822012Video documentary writer: "I'm the Pied Piper", "The Trader" - as Wilson
Showboaters2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Time Rush2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kayla Williams Music2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
LegendsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Back to the Beach Boys2009TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Marley & Me2008writer: "River Song"
Life on Mars2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement2004writer: "Dance, Dance, Dance"
Beach Boys Good Timin'2003Video writer: "Keepin' The Summer Alive"
Art That Shook the WorldTV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2002 music - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Almost Famous2000writer: "Feel Flows"
Full House1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
T.J. HookerTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
DTV: Pop & Rock1984Video writer: "Dance, Dance, Dance"
Pen Pals1974writer: "Feel Flows" - uncredited
The T.A.M.I. Show1964Documentary writer: "Dance Dance Dance"
Shindig!1964TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home Improvement1997TV SeriesCarl Wilson

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary we would like to thank: with love

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love & Mercy2014Himself (uncredited)
The Beach Boys: Wouldn't It Be Nice2005TV Movie documentary
Beach Boys Good Timin'2003VideoHimself
The Beach Boys: The Lost Concert1998DocumentaryHimself (Beach Boys' lead guitar / vocals) (uncredited)
Farm Aid '961996TV Movie documentaryHimself - The Beach Boys
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself (The Beach Boys)
Baywatch1995TV SeriesHimself, Beach Boys Member
Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times1995TV Movie documentaryHimself - Brian's Brother
Beach Boys: Endless Summer1988TV SeriesHimself - As The Beach Boys
Full House1988TV SeriesHimself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Bring on the Summer1986TV SpecialHimself
Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley's Rock 'n' Roll All Star Jam1985Video documentaryHimself
The Beach Boys: An American Band1985DocumentaryHimself
D.C. Beach Party1984TV Movie documentaryHimself - Beach Boys member
T.J. Hooker1982TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651981TV SeriesHimself
The Beach Boys Twentieth Anniversary Special1981TV Movie documentaryHimself - Beach Boys member
Good Morning America1980TV SeriesHimself
The Beach Boys: Live at Knebworth1980Video documentaryHimself
The Beach Boys: It's OK1976TV MovieHimself - Beach Boys member
Good Vibrations from Central Park1971TV MovieHimself - The Beach Boys
The Mike Douglas Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musician
Starparade1968TV SeriesSinger
Die Beach Boys in Berlin1967TV Movie documentaryHimself (as The Beach Boys)
Where the Action Is1966TV SeriesHimself - Interview
The Jack Benny Hour1965TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Monkey's Uncle1965Himself (as The Beach Boys)
The T.A.M.I. Show1964DocumentaryHimself (as The Beach Boys)
Thank Your Lucky Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1964TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2015TV SeriesHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 19822012Video documentaryHimself
Brian Wilson: Songwriting 1961-19692010Video documentaryHimself
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wrecking Crew!2008DocumentaryHimself
Cease to Exist2007DocumentaryHimself - Beach Boy's Guitarist
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
Beach Boys: California Surfin'2004VideoHimself
Art That Shook the World2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1967TV SeriesBeach Boys Member
Beat-Club1966TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoEndless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story (1998)· Brian Wilson (artist)
· Dennis Wilson (artist)
· Mike Love (artist)
· Al Jardine (artist)
· Alan Boyd (video director)
· Stephanie Bennett (video producer)


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