- 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.
- 1970, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
- 1970, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
- 1968, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
- 1968, Grammy — Best Contemporary Pop Performance - Vocal Duo or Group: Winner
- 1972, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1970, Grammy — Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): Winner
- Jacob Garfunkel — Father
- Rose Garfunkel — Mother
- Beau Daniel — Son
- Kim Cermak — Wife
- Jerome Garfunkel — Brother
- Laurie Bird — Ex-significant Other
- Jules Garfunkel — Brother
- Linda Grossman — Ex-wife
- James Garfunkel — Son
- Columbia University, Columbia College, New York, NY (BA in Art History); Columbia University, New York, NY (Masters in Mathematics)
- Birth Name: Arthur Ira Garfunkel
- Birth Place: Queens, NY
- Profession: Folk singer, Actor
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