Jack Sheldon BIOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE LIST
Jack Sheldon (born November 30, 1931) American bebop and West Coast jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor. He is a trumpet player and was a comedian on The Merv Griffin Show, as well as the voice heard on several episodes of the educational music television series Schoolhouse Rock.
His voice is perhaps best known from the Schoolhouse Rock! cartoons of the 1970s, such as 'Conjunction Junction' and 'I'm Just a Bill'. Later, he parodied his own performance in 'I'm Just a Bill' in an episode of The Simpsons called 'The Day the Violence Died', where he is just an 'amendment to be.' 'I'm Just a Bill' was also parodied in the Family Guy episode 'Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington'. Here, the bill on Capitol Hill begins singing the opening lyrics, when a janitor comes up and stabs him with a stick, then throws him away. He also parodied his voice in the Family Guy episode 'Running Mates' where Peter made changes to the sex education curriculum with a spin off of the 'Conjunction Junction' skit, 'Vagina Junction'. Sheldon returned to the Schoolhouse Rock! series for a 2002 episode titled 'I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College', explaining the electoral college process, and distributed on the series' DVD collection that same year. Sheldon sang and played trumpet for the new segment (source: wikipedia.org)
Jack Sheldon MUSIC RECORDS LIST 1954 The Quartet and the Quintet Jazz West 1957 Jack Sheldon and His All Star Band GNP Crescendo 1957 Jack's Groove GNP 1961 A Jazz Profile of Ray Charles 1962 Out! Capitol 1962 Oooo, But it's Good Capitol 1964 Jack Sheldon Presents the Entertainers VSOP 1968 The Warm World of Jack Sheldon Dot 1979 Singular Beez 1980 Angel Wings (Atlas Records) 1980 Playin' It Straight Real Time 1983 Stand by for Jack Sheldon Concord Jazz 1984 Blues in the Night Phontastic 1986 Playing for Change Uptown 1987 Hollywood Heroes Concord Jazz 1991 On My Own Concord Jazz 1992 Jack Sheldon Sings Butterfly 1995 Jack is Back! Butterfly 1997 Live at Don Mupo's Gold Nugget VSOP 2001 Jack Sheldon & His All-Stars GNP Crescendo 2007 It's What I Do 2010 Ho Ho Ho MightyCore Music You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce originally released as Counceltation (Contemporary, 1956) Landslide (Contemporary, 1956) Sonority (Contemporary, 1958) Carl's Blues (Contemporary, 1960 - recorded 1957) The Complete Studio Recordings: The Master Takes (Gambit, 2006) Great Ideas of Western Mann (Riverside, 1957)
MOVIES and TELEVISION 1966 : Run Buddy Run (TV) : Buddy Overstreet (unknown episodes) 1967 : He & She (TV) : Additional Voices (unknown episodes) 1967 : Dragnet (TV) : Various Characters (unknown episodes) 1969 : Under the Yum Yum Tree (TV) : Charlie Prokter 1973 : Schoolhouse Rock! (series TV) (voice) 1973 : The Girl with Something Extra (series TV) : Jerry Burton (unknown episodes) 1976 : Freaky Friday : Lloyd 1988 : Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV) : Holodeck Pianist (11001001) 1991 : For the Boys : Wally Fields 1993 : Lush Life (TV) : Norman 1994 : Radioland Murders : Ruffles Reed 1996 : Cher bon Dieu (Dear God) : Homeless Trumpeter 1996 : The Simpsons (series TV) (voice) 1997 : Johnny Bravo (series TV) (voice) 1998 : Hard Time (TV) : Trumpet 1999 : Hard Time: The Premonition (TV) : Trumpet 1999 : Hard time - Menace explosive (Hard Time: Hostage Hotel) (TV) : Trumpet 2000 : Family Guy (series TV) (voice) 2001 : Family Guy (series TV) (voice) 2004 : Teacher's Pet (2004 film) : Vocals on Song- 'Take the Money and Run' 2010 : A Girl's Life : Ford Mosquito (voice)
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