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Doc Severinsen & The Tonight Show Band

Biography

b. Carl Hilding Severinsen, 7 July 1927, Arlington, Oregon, USA. After playing trumpet in a number of name rings during the past due many years of the golf swing era (like the Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman rings). Severinsen started a long profession as a studio room musician in NY in 1949, getting assistant innovator of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Display orchestra in 1962. Pursuing Lyle ‘Skitch’ Henderson’s unexpected departure in 1967, he became the orchestra’s innovator. Furthermore to leading the music group and playing trumpet, he regularly wisecracked with sponsor Carson, which helped to create him among the best-known music artists in america. An audio, if sometimes over-spectacular, trumpeter, Severinsen’s later on focus on the western world coast displayed a pastime in jazz rock and roll. When Carson retired in 1992, Severinsen and his orchestra had been replaced with the band earned by new web host Jay Leno.

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Music Songs Jumpin' At the Woodside, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Sax Alley, One O'Clock Jump, Georgia on My Mind, Flying Home, King Porter Stomp, In the Mood, Hamp's Boogie Woogie, So What Else Is New?, April in Paris, Don't Be That Way, Take the "A" Train, Skyliner, Johnny's Theme, Serenade in Blue, Airmail Special, Begin the Beguine, Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, How Long Has This Been Going On, Shawnee, Bill's Blues, The Little Drummer Boy, Try Again, Heart and Soul, The Jersey Bounce, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise, March of the Toys, Tootie Flutie, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Come Thursday
Albums Merry Christmas From Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Orchestra, The Tonight Show Band - Vol. II, Skitch... Tonight!, Volume 1, The Tonight Show Band With Doc Severinsen, Volume 2


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman 2005 TV Series musical director - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson TV Series musical director - 8 episodes, 1969 - 1983 musical conductor - 3 episodes, 1973 - 1992 music coordinator - 1 episode, 1983 musical coordinator - 1 episode, 1976
Coming of Age 1989 TV Series theme performed by - 1 episode
Designing Women 1986-1988 TV Series performer - 44 episodes
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1977 TV Special musical director
Satan in High Heels 1962 musician: trumpet
Tonight! 1953-1957 TV Series musician - 76 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gracie 2007 performer: "The Tonight Show"
Talk to Me 2007 performer: "Johnny's Theme"
Late Show with David Letterman 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Isn't She Great 2000 performer: "Johnny's Theme"
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern 1987 TV Movie performer: "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Old Man River/Finale"
Designing Women 1986 TV Series performer: "Georgia on My Mind"
Sharky's Machine 1981 performer: "Sexercise", "High Energy"
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh 1979 performer: "A Theme For L.A.'s Team"
The Bionic Woman 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Kraft Music Hall 1968 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nude on the Moon 1961 performer: "Moon Doll"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fatal Instinct 1993 Guest Musician
The Larry Sanders Show 1993 TV Series Doc Severinsen
Cheers 1992 TV Series Doc Severinsen
NBC Special Treat 1980 TV Series Doc
The Bionic Woman 1976 TV Series Muffin Calhoon
Love, American Style 1973 TV Series Rollo (segment "Love and the Cover")
Bonanza 1972 TV Series Hotel Manager

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WGN Morning News 2015 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest Musician
Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Masters 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
I Stand Corrected 2012 Documentary Himself
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2005 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2005 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2005 TV Series Himself
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Johnny Carson Collection, His Favorite Moments from 'The Tonight Show': 1962-1992 1994 Video Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1993 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1992 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1967-1992 TV Series Himself - Bandleader / Himself / Himself - Substitute Announcer / ...
Dame Edna's Hollywood 1991 TV Series Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Himself
Johnny Carson's 29th Anniversary 1991 TV Special Himself
The Ice Capades with Jason Bateman and Alyssa Milano 1989 TV Movie Himself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Female Musical Performer
1989 MLB All-Star Game 1989 TV Special Himself - National Anthem
Comic Relief III 1989 TV Special documentary Himself
One for the Road 1989 TV Short documentary Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987-1988 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
In Performance at the White House: A Tribute to American Music - Jerome Kern 1987 TV Movie Himself
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1987 TV Series Himself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
Comic Relief 1986/I TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1985 TV Series Himself
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 22nd Anniversary 1984 TV Movie Himself - Bandleader
Salute! 1983 TV Series Himself
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 20th Anniversary 1982 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 19th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Movie Himself / Bandleader
Johnny Carson's 18th Anniversary Special 1980 TV Movie Himself
Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre 1980 TV Special Himself
Horas doradas 1980 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1973-1980 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 17th Anniversary Special 1979 TV Movie Himself
Live Wednesday 1978 TV Series Himself
Vega$ 1978 TV Series Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1978 TV Series Himself
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1964-1978 TV Series Himself - Musician / Himself - Trumpeter
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas 1977 TV Special Himself
Dinah! 1975-1977 TV Series Himself
The 4th Annual American Music Awards 1977 TV Special Himself
Sandy in Disneyland 1974 TV Special Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1973 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1973 TV Series Himself
Get Happy 1973 TV Movie Himself
Timex All-Star Swing Festival 1972 TV Special Himself - Host
The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour 1972 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1971 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself
He Said, She Said 1970 TV Series Himself
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Kraft Music Hall 1968 TV Series Himself
Captain Kangaroo 1960 TV Series Himself - Trumpet
The Subject Is Jazz 1958 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Winds of Whoopie 1983 TV Movie Himself

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