Known for movies

Short Info

DiedSeptember 11, 2009, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
FactReleased an EP called "Runaway EP" in 2000.

Jim Carroll was born in New York City on August 1, 1949. His parents were of Irish descent. He had four brothers and one sister. His early education was at a Catholic school, where he was an altar boy. He later attended public schools.

Carroll’s career began when he was 13 years old, when he started writing poetry. He later became a musician and singer, and released his first album, Catholic Boy, in 1978. He also wrote a memoir, The Basketball Diaries, which was made into a film in 1995.

Carroll’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He has been married twice and has three children.

Physical characteristics: Carroll is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameJim Carroll
DiedSeptember 11, 2009, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
ProfessionPoet, Singer, Author, Novelist
EducationUniversity of Toronto


SiblingsTom Carroll


MoviesObscene, The Basketball Diaries, Tuff Turf, Poetry in Motion, He Knows You're Alone, Listen to the City

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1Finishing work on his first novel, The Petting Zoo, which he has been working on for over a decade. The novel is due for publication sometime in 2005 by Viking Penguin. [March 2005]
2Released four albums with his band "The Jim Carroll Band". The album "Catholic Boy" was released in 1980 followed by "Dry Dreams" in 82 and "I Write Your Name" in 84, all of which were released by Atlantic Records. In 1993 "A World Without Gravity: The Best of the Jim Carroll Band" was released by Rhino Records.
3Released an EP called "Runaway EP" in 2000.
4Released a spoken word and music album in 1998 called "Pools of Mercury".



Ouija2014/IVShort writer: "People Who Died"
The Darwin Awards2006writer: "People Who Died" - as Jim Dennis Carroll
Dawn of the Dead2004writer: "People Who Died"
Still Breathing1997performer: "Invention No.1 in C-Major"
The Basketball Diaries1995performer: "Catholic Boy" / writer: "Catholic Boy", "People Who Died"
Tuff Turf1985performer: "PEOPLE WHO DIED", "VOICES", "IT'S TOO LATE" / writer: "PEOPLE WHO DIED", "VOICES", "IT'S TOO LATE"
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1982performer: "People Who Died" / writer: "People Who Died"


The Basketball Diaries1995Frankie Pinewater (as James Dennis Carroll)
Listen to the City1984Hupar


Curtis's Charm1995story
The Basketball Diaries1995novel


The Third Mind2000Documentary
Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets1989DocumentaryHimself
Tuff Turf1985Himself
Poetry in Motion1982DocumentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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