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