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Jim Croce

Biography

Prolific singer-songwriter who wrote hits in the 1970s like “Poor, Bad Leroy Dark brown,” “Amount of time in a Container,” and “Operator.” He performed the accordion as a kid. Down the road, he went to Villanova University or college for mindset and German, obtaining a B.A. in 1965. He passed away tragically inside a aircraft crash your day after his track, “I ACQUIRED a Name,” premiered. He wedded Ingrid Jacobson on August 28, 1966 plus they had one young child collectively. He and Junior Seau each exposed a cafe in NORTH PARK.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jim Croce
Date Of Birth January 10, 1943
Died September 20, 1973, Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States
Place Of Birth Philadelphia, PA
Height 1.75 m
Profession Pop Singer
Education Upper Darby High School, Villanova University, Malvern Preparatory School
Nationality American
Spouse Ingrid Croce
Children A. J. Croce
Parents Flora Mary Croce, James Albert Croce
Siblings Rich Croce
Awards American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Star Sign Capricorn

  • Facts
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  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1At one point in time he drove a truck and worked construction to make ends meet.
2Was best friends with Arlo Guthrie.
3Was friends with Cheech Marin.
4Regarding Jim's hit single of "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" (1973), there was an earlier novelty hit by "The Olympics" , titled "Big Boy Pete" (1960). In that song, the title character "Pete" , as in the case of Leroy. gets into a street skirmish. Ironically Pete's opponent is named "Bad Man Brown", though this Brown came up a winner in that battle.
5Last name is pronounced "CRO-chee".
6Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1990.
7Graduated in 1960 from Upper Darby High School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA.
8Son, Adrian James Croce, is known in the music world as A.J. Croce.
91965 graduate of Villanova University
10His widow owns and operates Croce's, a very popular restaurant/bar in San Diego, California.
11Member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
War Dogs2016writer: "Time In A Bottle"
Walking2016Short performer: "Hey Tomorrow" / writer: "Hey Tomorrow"
Dirty Grandpa2016performer: "Time in a Bottle" / writer: "Time in a Bottle"
The Last Man on Earth2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
TransparentTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past2014performer: "Time in a Bottle" / writer: "Time in a Bottle"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Django Unchained2012performer: "I Got a Name"
New GirlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
BunheadsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The Hangover Part II2011performer: "Time in a Bottle" / writer: "Time in a Bottle"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Friday Night Lights2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Queens of Country2009Video writer: "Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown"
Life on MarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Eli Stone2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
PsychTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Dolly Parton & Friends2007Video writer: "Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown"
Invincible2006performer: "I Got a Name"
Idols!2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
The West WingTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Martine2002TV Movie writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
Clockstoppers2002"Time in a Bottle"
As the World Turns2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zwei Männer am Herd2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stars in Their Eyes1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Home Alone 31997writer: "Bad Bad Leroy Brown"
The Ice Storm1997performer: "I Got a Name"
Tohuwabohu1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Próxima Vítima1995TV Series 1 episode
The Wonder Years1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sneakers1992writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
Quantum LeapTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
Rock Odyssey1987writer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
Romance on the Orient Express1985TV Movie performer: "Time in a Bottle" / writer: "Time in a Bottle"
License to Kill1984TV Movie performer: "Time in a Bottle" / writer: "Time in a Bottle"
The Greatest American Hero1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
De Mike Burstyn show1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
John Wilson's Mini-Musicals1981Video lyrics: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" / music: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
The Muppet Show1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dolly1976TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Derrick1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dinah!1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show1974-1975TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Graham Kennedy Show1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frank Sinatra: The Main Event1974TV Movie documentary writer: "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" - uncredited
She Lives!1973TV Movie performer: "Time in a Bottle"
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last American Hero1973performer: "I Got A Name"
In ConcertTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1973 writer - 1 episode, 1973
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown1973Short lyrics: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" / music: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flashbacks 2: Pop Parade1994Video short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lillemand2015TV Series music - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Expiration2003special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimself
The Helen Reddy Show1973TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
Rock Concert1973TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651972TV SeriesHimself
Headshop1971TV SeriesHimself (1972)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Have You Heard: Jim Croce - Live2003Video
Singing in the Shadow: The Children of Rock Royalty2003DocumentaryHimself
Behind the Music1997TV Series documentaryHimself
When the Music's Over1982TV Movie documentary
Rock Concert1974TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest MusicDjango Unchained (2012)· Rocky Roberts
· Luis Bacalov
· Ennio Morricone
· Edda Dell'Orso
· John Legend
· James Brown
· RZA
· Rick Ross
· Jerry Goldsmith


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#Quote
1If you dig it, do it. If you really dig it, do it twice.
2[on his roots] I never really thought of my neighborhood in South Philly as being a neighborhood, it was more a state of mind. For people who aren't familiar with those kinds of places, it's a whole different thing. Like 42nd Street in New York City is a state of mind.
3There'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.
4I'm no missionary and I can't wear any armor, either. I just gotta be the way I am.

#Trademark
1A majority of his songs were about working class people and very few were romantic.
2Often wore a blue jean jacket with the word "cat" on it.
3He had a thick handle-bar moustache.
4He had curly black hair.


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