Ross Bagdasarian (1919–1972)


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Composer, prolific songwriter ("Come On-a My House", "Witch Doctor", "Chipmunk Song"), author, actor, producer, impressionist, educated at Coll. Writer, and has made many records. He joined ASCAP in 1951, and specialized in catchy, hummable melodies. Some of his other popular-song compositions include "Armen's Theme"; "Safari"; "Freddy, Freddy"; "... See full bio »

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Rear Window Songwriter
(1954)
Almost Famous Soundtrack
(2000)
(2017)
Donnie Brasco Soundtrack
(1997)

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 2017 The Vietnam War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Déjà Vu (1858-1961) (2017) ... (writer: "Come On A My House")
 2017 Kovy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Konícky (2017) ... (writer: "Witch Doctor (Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing)")
 2017 The Fate of the Furious (writer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)")
 2017 Bates Motel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dark Paradise (2017) ... (writer: "Come on-a My House" - uncredited)
 2016 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Michael Moore/Rita Ora/Kacey Musgraves/Abe Cunningham (2016) ... (writer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)")
 2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jason Sudeikis/Kristin Chenoweth/DNCE (2016) ... (writer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)")
 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (writer: "The Chipmunk Song")
 2016 Ask Johny (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Muj kamarád má muslicku! (2016) ... (writer: "Witch Doctor")
 2015 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Touché Maestro, Touché (2015) ... (writer: "Come On A My House" - uncredited)
 2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (writer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)")
 2014 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 June 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Witch Doctor")
 2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake (2013) ... (writer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" - uncredited)
 2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Previously Unaired Christmas (2013) ... (writer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't be Late)" - uncredited)
  One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Monster Mash (2012) ... (performer: "Witch Doctor" - as Dave Seville) / (writer: "Witch Doctor")
 2010 The Sons of Tennessee Williams (Documentary) (writer: "Come on a my House")
 2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (writer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)")
 2008 That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (TV Movie) (writer: "Come On-a My House" - uncredited)
 2008 The Wrecking Crew! (Documentary) (writer: "The Chipmunk Song")
 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks (writer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)", "Witch Doctor", "The Chipmunk Song (aka Christmas Don't Be Late)" (uncredited))
 2007 The Nanny Diaries (arranger: "America the Beautiful")
 2007 The Witnesses ("Docteur Miracle")
 2006 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fake Plastic Snow (2006) ... (performer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" - as Alvin and the Chipmunks, uncredited)
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors (writer: "The Chipmunk Song")
 2006 Deck the Halls (performer: "Frosty the Snowman" - as Alvin and the Chipmunks)
 2005 The Ice Harvest (writer: "The Chipmunk Song")
 2005 The Girls Next Door (TV Series) (lyrics: "Come on-a My House") / (music: "Come on-a My House")
 2004 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Party's Over (2004) ... (writer: "Come On-a My House" - uncredited)
 2004 A Dirty Shame (writer: "Captain Chipmunk")
 2002 Swept Away ("Come-On-A-My-House" (1951))
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- To Save Us All from Satan's Power (2001) ... (writer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)")
 2000 Lucky Numbers (writer: "The Chipmunk Song")
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "The Chipmunk Song" - as Ross Bagdasarian Sr.)
 1999 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Make Room for Lisa (1999) ... (writer: "Witch Doctor" - uncredited)
  The King of Queens (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (producer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Noel Cowards (1998) ... (performer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" - uncredited) / (producer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" - uncredited)
 1998 The Rugrats Movie ("Witch Doctor")
 1997 Donnie Brasco (performer: "The Chipmunk Song" (1958) - as David Seville) / (writer: "The Chipmunk Song" (1958))
 1996 Intimate Relations (writer: "Come On-a My House")
 1994 Mixed Nuts (writer: "The Chipmunk Song")
 1994 A Chipmunk Celebration (TV Short) (writer: "Come On-A My House")
 1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (writer: "WITCH DOCTOR")
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (writer: "The Chipmunk Song")
 1991 My Girl (writer: "Witch Doctor ")
 1991 The Doctor (writer: "Witch Doctor")
 1987 The Chipmunk Adventure (writer: "Come On-A My House", "Witch Doctor" - as Ross Bagdasarian Sr.)
 1987 Horizon (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Race for the Double Helix (1987) ... (writer: "Come On-a My House")
 1984 Alvin & the Chipmunks (TV Series short) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Gang's All Here/Snow Job (1984) ... (producer: "Beat It")
  The A-Team (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1984) (writer - 2 episodes, 1984)
- The Bend in the River: Part 2 (1984) ... (performer: "The Witch Doctor" - as Ross Bagdasarian Sr.) / (writer: "The Witch Doctor")
- The Bend in the River: Part 1 (1984) ... (performer: "The Witch Doctor" - as Ross Bagdasarian Sr.) / (writer: "The Witch Doctor")
 1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Come On-a My House")
 1978 Things We Did Last Summer (TV Movie) (writer: "Come-On-A-My-House")
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gilda Radner (1978) ... (writer: "Witch Doctor")
 1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Major Topper (1978) ... (writer: "Come on-a My House")
 1978 Lemon Popsicle (performer: "Witch Doctor" - as David Seville) / (writer: "Witch Doctor")
 1974 Armed Servicers (performer: "Gotta Get to Your House" - uncredited)
 1972 Call Her Mom (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Come On-A My House") / (music: "Come On-A My House")
 1972 De Fred Haché Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... (writer: "Oe, Ie, Oe, Ah Ah")
 1970 Sounds Like Us (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 May 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "Witch Doctor")
 1962 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 February 1962 (1962) ... (writer: "The Alvin Twist")
 1960 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.29 (1960) ... (writer: "Chipmunk Sing-A-Long")
 1958 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.38 (1958) ... (writer: "Witch Doctor")
 1958 The Big Record (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.37 (1958) ... (writer: "Witch Doctor" - uncredited)
 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jane Wyman, Don Ameche, Art Carney, Dean Martin, The McGuire Sisters (1958) ... (writer: "Witch Doctor" - uncredited)
 1958 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Barry Sullivan (1958) ... (writer: "Witch Doctor" - uncredited)
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... (writer: "Come on-a My House")
 1957 The Devil's Hairpin (writer: "The Touch of Love", "Swing It Just a Little More")
 1956 Three Violent People (performer: "Un Momento")
 1956 Flesh and the Spur ("My Brother and I")
 1956 The Bold and the Brave (writer: "The Bold and the Brave")
 1955 The Liberace Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thanksgiving (1955) ... (writer: "Come on-a My House")
 1954 The Magic City (writer: "Come On-a My House")
 1953 Stalag 17 (performer: "I Love You (Je t'aime)" (1923) - uncredited)
 1953 The Stars Are Singing (writer: "Come On-A My House")
 1952 Ikiru (lyrics: "Come On-A My House" (1951) - uncredited) / (music: "Come On-A My House" (1951) - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Willie Faroughhill, Newsboy") in "The Time of your Life" on Broadway. Written / directed (w/Eddie Dowling) by William Saroyan. Booth Theatre: 25 Oct 1939-6 Apr 1940 (185 performances). Cast: Edward Andrews (as "Tom"), Ainsworth Arnold, Cathie Bailey, Reginald Beane, William Bendix (as "Krupp"), Eva Leonard Boyne (... See more »

Alternate Names:

David Seville and The Chipmunks | David Seville and the Chipmunks | Dave Seville | David Seville
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On his initial success with the Chipmunks, 1958: "It was a wonderful sight to see stacks of my records piled high on a cigar store counter and selling as fast as the clerk could take the money." See more »

Trivia:

Of Armenian descent. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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