Tall, lanky, and curly topped Art Garfunkel has one of the most beautiful tenor voices in pop music. He is best known for performing with singer/songwriter Paul Simon as Simon and Garfunkel, but he has also had a sporadic acting career. He made his feature-film debut playing Nately in Mike Nichol's adaptation of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 in 1970. The following year, Garfunkel appeared opposite Jack Nicholson in another Mike Nichols film, Carnal Knowledge.
Biography by Sandra Brennan
- Met Paul Simon in an elementary school production of Alice in Wonderland.
- Began making records with Simon in 1957 under the name Tom and Jerry, and enjoyed a minor hit with their song "Hey Schoolgirl."
- Parted ways with Simon after the album Wednesday Morning, 3 AM (1964) initially flopped; a year later, electric guitar, bass and drums were added to "The Sounds of Silence," and the song went on to become a No. 1 hit.
- Made his big-screen debut in 1970, playing Captain Nately in Mike Nichols' adaptation of Catch-22.
- Separated from Simon in 1970, but subsequently reunited with him several times, including the 1981 Concert in Central Park and tours in the 2000s.
- First solo release came in 1973 with Angel Clare, which featured a hit cover of Jimmy Webb's "All I Know."
- Released a book of poetry, Still Water, in 1989.
- Walked across America, in multiple installments, over a period of more than a decade.