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J.P. Fraley

Biography

Considered among the deans of Kentucky country fiddling, this musician provides managed to maintain busy very well into his final years, maintaining a plan of bluegrass festivals, fiddle conventions, and traditional music workshops that may degrade a youthful man. He discovered music from his dad and transferred it to his little girl Danielle Fraley, that has supported him up both onstage and in the studio room as an associate from the Fraley Music group. Although he began employed in the Kentucky mines as a man, he were able to be marketed well above the amount of a miner of the sort whose hard existence regularly smears the webpages of several an old-time musician’s existence tale with coal dirt. Fraley became a salesman for coal mining tools, employment which got him not merely around Appalachia but across the world, to countries such as for example Italy, Brazil, and Norway. It sparked a pastime in numerous various kinds of musical ethnicities which has indicated itself within the variety of his fiddling in addition to in actual conferences with players like the Irish fiddler Ali Bain. Fraley started playing as a son, and remembers that his initial gig was sometime in the first ’30s. Senior participant Mark Dixon transported him with the woods to try out music in trade for the pie supper. Despite these early origins, he didn’t actually perform on a specialist basis or start documenting before ’70s. After that he is a large impact on fiddlers being a teacher in addition to player. Several released series of fiddle parts and instruction guides have a solid concentrate on the Fraley design. He also functions hard to supply possibilities for his genre of music artists, organizing a normal series of celebrations such as for example J.P. Fraley’s Hill Music Celebration in Olive Hill, KY. His 1974 record Wild Rose from the Mountain premiered on Rounder and was greeted with rave testimonials. It highlighted him in fiddle duets along with his wife Annadeene, who passed on within the ’90s. The documenting was re-released twenty years afterwards as a concise disc with extra tracks offering Fraley in duo along with his little girl on electric guitar. Another of Fraley’s albums with Annadeene was entitled Maysville. In 2000 he released a documenting of twin fiddling with Betty Vornbrock, entitled HAND AND HAND and having a familiar Fraley frolic of waltzes, two-steps, as well as other old-time quantities. With banjoist Bert Gavin, Fraley was highlighted over the Rounder anthology of Kentucky Aged Period Banjo. He also accompanies cowboy vocalist Glenn Ohrin at concerts and on the record A Cowboy’s Lifestyle, also released on Rounder. Fraley received the Appalachian Treasure Prize from Morehead Condition School in 1998. His various other talents add a renowned status being a teller of high stories, leading most music artists to include “He’s a heckuva storyteller!” to whatever florid compliment was already lavished over the man’s fiddling. He also performs on cello within the Fraley Music group, which performs nation quantities and originals inspired by songwriters such as for example Bob Dylan.

Quick Facts


Full Name J. P. Fraley
Died 2011, Denton, Kentucky, United States
Albums Fiddler's of Country Music, Vol. 2, Fiddler's of Country Music, Vol. 1, Fiddler's of Country Music, Vol. 3, Country Music Mix, Vol. 3, Country Music Mix, Vol. 2, Country Music Mix, Vol. 1


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1 Toronto, ON, Canada: Living and working through the warmer 6 months of the year. [May 2012]
2 He appeared in Fruit of the Loom commercials as "Green Grapes" from 2002 - 2009.
3 J.P. has appeared as a contestant on several game shows including teen week of Wheel of Fortune (1983), Family Feud (1976), and Jeopardy! (1984).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Table 58 2015 TV Movie Vice Principal Monty
Correcting Christmas 2014 TV Movie Waiter (as JP Manoux)
Hot in Cleveland 2014 TV Series Nate
The League 2013 TV Series Donald
Modern Family 2013 TV Series Todd
Jimmy Giraffe's Flying Car 2013 Short Tunnels the Gopher (voice)
Community 2012-2013 TV Series Faux-by
Big Time Rush 2013 TV Series Mitchell V. Gold
Men at Work 2013 TV Series Frank
Scary Movie 5 2013 Pierre
Alien Mysteries 2013 TV Series Matthew Reed
Suburgatory 2013 TV Series Chef Norman Neuman
Hail Satan 2012 Short Aleister
Wedding Band 2012 TV Series Keith
Transporter: The Series 2012 TV Series Kagan
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike 2012 Conductor
The L.A. Complex 2012 TV Series Magician
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! 2012 Video Gustavo (uncredited)
NCIS: Los Angeles 2012 TV Series Bob Wright
Bones 2012 TV Series Farmer
Secrets of Eden 2012 TV Movie Detective Emmet Walker
Mudpit 2012 TV Series
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 2012 Video Game Kuzco (voice)
My Life As an Experiment 2011 TV Movie Guy
InSecurity 2011 TV Series Dodson
Wilfred 2011 TV Series Leo
Raising Hope 2011 TV Series Gary
Warehouse 13 2010 TV Series Lenny Malone
Aaron Stone 2009-2010 TV Series S.T.A.N.
Svetlana 2010 TV Series Casting Associate
The Good Guys 2010 TV Series Monroe
True Jackson, VP 2010 TV Series Waiter
The Replacements 2006-2009 TV Series Johnny Hitswell Mr. Fraley Ronnie Puckswell ...
A Heart Too Tender 2009 Short Desperate Actor
Family Guy 2009 TV Series
Weather Girl 2009 Raymond
The Emperor's New School 2006-2008 TV Series Kuzco Kuzko
Bolt 2008 Tom (voice)
ER 1996-2008 TV Series Dr. Dustin Crenshaw / Mime
My Boys 2008 TV Series David
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control 2008 Video Neil
Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show 2008 TV Series Tax Auditor
Finding Amanda 2008 Tony Clark
An Inconvenient Head 2008 Short Doctor
Minutemen 2008 TV Movie Vice Principal Tolkan
Trailer Park of Terror 2008 Cigrit
Cavemen 2007 TV Series Glen
Monk 2007 TV Series Jacob Posner
What We Do Is Secret 2007 Rodney Bingenheimer
Transformers 2007 Witness
The Disney Channel Games 2007 TV Mini-Series Kuzco (voice)
Higglytown Heroes 2007 TV Series Bike Repair Guy
In Case of Emergency 2007 TV Series Marty
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ 2007 Video Game English version, voice
Knocked Up 2007 Dr. Angelo
Reno 911!: Miami 2007 Naked Armenian (uncredited)
Imperfect Union 2007 TV Movie Reggie
Random! Cartoons 2007 TV Series
Phil of the Future 2004-2006 TV Series Curtis Mr. Hackett
Classroom 2006 TV Series short Pirate
The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell 2006 TV Dad
Crossing Jordan 2006 TV Series Sorenson
Scrubs 2006 TV Series Charlie
The Disney Channel Games 2006 TV Mini-Series Kuzco
Kingdom Hearts II 2005 Video Game English version, voice
How I Met Your Mother 2005 TV Series Not Moby
Kronk's New Groove 2005 Video Kuzco (minigames) (voice, uncredited)
The Trouble with Dee Dee 2005 Yugo
The Island 2005 Seven Foxtrot (uncredited)
Tennis, Anyone...? 2005 P.J. Monet
Unscripted 2005 TV Series Editor
Dante 2005 TV Movie Mitchell
Joint Custody 2004 TV Series Stan
Meet the Fockers 2004 Local Cop
Half & Half 2004 TV Series Erik
Smallville 2004 TV Series Edgar Cole
My Wife and Kids 2004 TV Series Steve
Reno 911! 2003-2004 TV Series Naked Armenian
The Day After Tomorrow 2004 L.A. Cameraman
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation 2004 Video TSgt. Ari Peck
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 Scooby Brainiac (voice)
EuroTrip 2004 Robot Man
Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 Gary
Less Than Perfect 2003 TV Series Peter
Charmed 2003 TV Series Stanley
Birds of Prey 2003 TV Series Cameron Anderson
The District 2002 TV Series Jerry Dworski
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2002 TV Series Stan / Counter Guy
Yes, Dear 2002 TV Series Host
House of Mouse 2002 TV Series Kuzco
Monsters, Inc. 2002 Video Game Additional Voices (voice)
My Adventures in Television 2002 TV Series Dave Henry
Scooby-Doo 2002 Scrappy Rex (voice)
Will & Grace 2002 TV Series Minion
Crazy as Hell 2002 Arnie
Even Stevens 2002 TV Series Shorty
Emperor's New Groove 2001 Video Game Kuzco (voice)
Ocean's Eleven 2001 Aide-de-Camp
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse 2001 Video Kuzco (voice)
Grounded for Life 2001 TV Series Dave
The Hughleys 2001 TV Series Mr. Babbes
The Wayne Brady Show 2001 TV Series Various
Beer Money 2001 TV Movie Neal Blank
The King of Queens 2001 TV Series Clerk
Nash Bridges 2001 TV Series Gene Bacon
Nikki 2001 TV Series Colin
Norm 2000 TV Series Thomas
Angel 2000 TV Series Bellman
Bull 2000 TV Series
Running Mates 2000 TV Movie Carl - Producer #1
Opposite Sex 2000 TV Series A-Tech Guy
The Drew Carey Show 2000 TV Series Malcolm
Shasta McNasty 2000 TV Series Nicolai
Brutally Normal 2000 TV Series Twitch
Stark Raving Mad 2000 TV Series Lewis
Our Lips Are Sealed 2000 Robber
Galaxy Quest 1999 Excited Alien
The Auteur Theory 1999 Unknown Filmmaker / Mike Dong
Oh, Grow Up 1999 TV Series Marc
Inspector Gadget 1999 Mayor's Sychophantic Assistant
Just Shoot Me! 1998-1999 TV Series Glenn
Caroline in the City 1999 TV Series Customer
Treasure Island 1999/I Officer Hughes
The Darwin Conspiracy 1999 TV Movie Roger
Suddenly Susan 1999 TV Series Lukaro
Art House 1998 Beezer
Becker 1998 TV Series Rusty
Reunited 1998 TV Series Father Stasniak
Maggie 1998 TV Series Ted
3rd Rock from the Sun 1998 TV Series Clerk
Breakfast with Einstein 1998 TV Movie Chihuahua Owner
For Your Love 1998 TV Series Shelter Director
Microshaft Winblows 98 1998 Video Game Graham (as Jean-Paul Manoux)
Fairfax Fandango 1997 Short Andy
Working 1997 TV Series Jr. Executive
Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders 1997 Video Game Victor
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland 1996 Video Game Squat (voice)
Clinic E 1996 Short Eric
The John Larroquette Show 1996 TV Series Student #1
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings 1993 Video Tommy
Veep 2016-2017 TV Series Congressman Clark
Good Girls Revolt 2016 TV Series JP Crowley
Solitary 2015/V Short Eric
Spun Out 2014-2015 TV Series Bryce McBradden
Gridlocked 2015 Finn
The Thundermans 2015 TV Series Mr. Hollister

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spun Out 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Mudpit 2012 TV Series 3 episodes
Aaron Stone 2009 TV Series 1 episode
Phil of the Future 2006 TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wayne Brady Show 2001 TV Series contributing writer
Microshaft Winblows 98 1998 Video Game writer - as Jean-Paul Manoux
The X-Fools 1997 Video Game

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Auteur Theory 1999 additional voice
Redneck Rampage Rides Again 1998 Video Game motion capture actor
Redneck Rampage 1997 Video Game motion capture performer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Emperor's New School 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Katie Chats 2013 TV Series Himself
My Neighbor Totoro: The Totoro Experience 2010 Video documentary short
Coin-Op TV Live 2009 TV Series documentary Himself-Guest
The View 2003 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disney Channel Holiday 2005 Video Curtis Mr. Hackett
Phil of the Future: Gadgets & Gizmos 2005 Video Curtis

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