Art Garfunkel Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Art Garfunkel Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth November 5, 1941
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Spouse Kim Cermak

Art Garfunkel is an American singer, actor, and poet who is best remembered as one half of the folk-rock duo, Simon & Garfunkel. His collaboration with Paul Simon has produced hit singles like The Sound of Silence (1965), Bridge over Troubled Water (1970), The Boxer (1969), etc. He has more than 50k followers on Facebook.

Born Name

Arthur Ira Garfunkel

Nick Name

Art

Art Garfunkel at the Paley Media Center in 2013
Art Garfunkel at the Paley Media Center in 2013 (Adam Schartoff / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

New York City, New York, United States

Residence

Manhattan, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Art studied at Forest Hills High School with Paul Simon.

He attended Columbia University and graduated in Architecture. While there, he was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1965. He earned his M.A. in Mathematics Education in 1967 and began work on his doctorate but dropped out due to his music career.

Occupation

Singer, Actor, Poet

Family

  • Father – Jacob Garfunkel (Actor, Salesman)
  • Mother – Rose Pearlman
  • Siblings – Jules Garfunkel (Older Brother), Jerome Garfunkel (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Julius B. Garfunkel (Paternal Grandfather), Molly Glickman (Paternal Grandmother), Abraham Pearlman (Maternal Grandfather), Jennie Spivack (Maternal Grandmother), Lou Pearlman (Maternal Cousin Brother) (Record Producer)

Manager

Art is represented by –

  • United Talent Agency in California
  • Reckoning PR in California

Genre

Folk, Pop, Rock

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • Columbia Records
  • Manhattan Records
  • Atco Records

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Art has dated –

  1. Linda Marie Grossman (1972-1975) – He was married to Linda Marie Grossman from October 1, 1972, to 1975.
  2. Laurie Bird (1974-1979) – Garfunkel began dating actress and photographer Laurie Bird in  March 1974. They were together until her untimely suicide in June 1979.
  3. Penny Marshall (1980-1983) – In 1980, the All I Know singer got involved with actress and director Penny Marshall. Their relationship lasted until 1983.
  4. Kim Cermak (1985-Present) – Art married model Kim Cermak on September 18, 1988. They have 2 sons together – James “Arthur Jr.” Garfunkel (b. December 15, 1990) and Beau Daniel Garfunkel (b. October 5, 2005), who was born via surrogacy.
Simon & Garfunkel performing at the Feijenoord stadium in Rotterdam in 1982
Simon & Garfunkel performing at the Feijenoord stadium in Rotterdam in 1982 (Rob Bogaerts / Anefo / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Wild curly hair

Simon (left) and Garfunkel arriving at the Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands in 1966
Simon (left) and Garfunkel arriving at the Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands in 1966 (Joost Evers / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 NL)

Brand Endorsements

The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel was used in the endorsement for ‘Volkswagen’ in 2019.

Art Garfunkel Favorite Things

  • Album – Rumors (by Fleetwood Mac)
  • Pop Song – Here, There and Everywhere (by The Beatles)
  • Song To Sing – Perfect Moment
  • Memory As A Singer – The concert at Central Park in 1981
  • Venues To Perform In – Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall
  • Simon & Garfunkel Song – Bridge over Troubled Water

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Art Garfunkel performing at the London Palladium in July 2017
Art Garfunkel performing at the London Palladium in July 2017 (Raph_PH / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Art Garfunkel Facts

  1. Before finding success as Simon & Garfunkel, the duo had released songs as Tom & Jerry (1956-1962).
  2. Their single Mrs. Robinson was featured in the 1967 film, The Graduate. Simon & Garfunkel also contributed to the soundtrack of the film.
  3. His role as Sandy in Mike Nichols’ Carnal Knowledge (1971) earned him a ‘Best Supporting Actor’ nomination at the Golden Globes.
  4. Art has been a lifelong supporter of the baseball team, Philadelphia Phillies.

Featured Image by Adam Schartoff / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0

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