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Jason Francesco Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor, screenwriter and musician. He is known for his frequent collaborations with Wes Anderson, such as Rushmore (1998), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom
(2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He also starred in other films, such as Spun
(2003), I Heart Huckabees
I Heart Huckabees
(2004), Shopgirl
(2005), Marie Antoinette (2006), Funny People
Funny People
(2009), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks
(2013). In addition to his film work, Schwartzman was the star of the HBO series Bored to Death
Bored to Death
(2009–2011), in which he played a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed private detective by advertising himself on Craigslist. He currently releases music through his solo project Coconut Records, and was formerly the drummer of rock band Phantom Planet.


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Acting 2.2 Music

3 Personal life 4 Coconut Records

4.1 Discography

4.1.1 Studio albums 4.1.2 Singles 4.1.3 Other appearances

5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Composer

6 Awards 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Schwartzman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Talia Shire
Talia Shire
(née Coppola) and the late producer Jack Schwartzman. Schwartzman's brother is actor and musician Robert Schwartzman, and his paternal half-siblings are Stephanie and cinematographer John Schwartzman. Many other members of Schwartzman's family are involved in film: he is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, cousin of Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola, and Christopher Coppola, and grandson of Italia Coppola (née Pennino) and Carmine Coppola. His first cousin once removed, his father Jack's first cousin, is novelist and screenwriter Elliott B. Oppenheim. His paternal grandparents were Polish Jewish immigrants, while his mother is Italian American
Italian American
and Catholic. [1][2] He attended Windward School in West Los Angeles.[1] Career[edit] Acting[edit] Schwartzman's acting career began when he was 17 years old, when he starred in Wes Anderson's Rushmore in 1998. Prior to Rushmore, he had no acting experience. Shortly after in 2000, Jason had a guest role in the short-lived series Freaks and Geeks. In 2001, he starred in CQ, a film by his cousin Roman Coppola. In 2002, he starred in Slackers and in 2003 starred in Spun. In 2004, he starred in I Heart Huckabees, and Shopgirl
in 2005. He also appeared in various television shows, such as Cracking Up. In 2006, he starred in Marie Antoinette under the direction of his cousin, Sofia Coppola, in which he appeared as King Louis XVI. Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
in the biopic spoof Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. In 2009, he appeared as Mark, a C-list television star, in Funny People. He starred in the HBO
show Bored to Death, in which he played a writer who moonlights as a private detective and puts himself up for hire on Craigslist. In 2009, he starred in The Marc Pease Experience. In 2010, he played Gideon Graves in the film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, the movie adaptation of the comics by Bryan Lee O'Malley. In 2011, Schwartzman made a cameo appearance as Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh
in the Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys
short film Fight for Your Right Revisited. In 2013, he made a cameo appearance as himself in an episode of the television show Key & Peele. In 2014 he played himself in the lead role of the Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories episode "The Endorsement Music[edit] Prior to acting, Schwartzman was the drummer and a songwriter for the band Phantom Planet. Despite leaving the band, music remains one of his passions. He appeared in the music video for the rock remix of "It's All About the Benjamins" by Puff Daddy, and contributed to Ben Lee's 2005 album Awake Is the New Sleep. In 2007, he created the indie rock solo act Coconut Records. The first album, entitled Nighttiming, was produced by Michael Einziger
Michael Einziger
and features a cover photo from Roman Coppola. The album was first released on iTunes on March 20, 2007. His second album, Davy, was released on iTunes on January 20, 2009. Schwartzman performed the musical score for Funny People
Funny People
and the theme song for Bored to Death.[3] He has also written tracks for Smallville and Slackers. Schwartzman also played the drums on Phoenix's rendition of The Beach Boys' song "Alone on Christmas Day" in 2015. The song was featured in Bill Murray's Netflix special, A Very Murray Christmas. Personal life[edit] Schwartzman married long-time girlfriend Brady Cunningham at their home in the San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley
on July 11, 2009. Cunningham is an art and design director and co-owner of TENOVERSIX in Los Angeles.[4] Schwartzman describes himself as "basically a vegan" as he does not eat meat, dairy, or eggs.[5] He narrated a video, What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of Our Food, for Farm Sanctuary.[6] He has two daughters, Marlowe Rivers (born 2010) and Una (born 2014).[7][8] Coconut Records[edit]

Coconut Records

Leadman Jason Schwartzman

Background information

Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Genres Indie, rock, pop

Years active 2006-present

Labels Young Baby Records

Associated acts Phantom Planet

Website Official website

Members Jason Schwartzman

Coconut Records is an indie pop musical solo project by Schwartzman, which began in 2006.[9] The debut album, Nighttiming, was released on Schwartzman’s Young Baby Records in 2007. The album had musical contributions by members of Incubus, as well as appearances by actresses Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel
and Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
and Schwartzman's brother Robert. Coconut Records' second release, Davy, was released in January, 2009. Schwartzman's work has also been featured in many films and television programs. In 2009, he composed the theme song to his HBO
series Bored to Death, in which he also starred, under his Coconut Records title. That same year, he also contributed to the film score to the film Funny People
Funny People
with composer Michael Andrews. In 2012, Schwartzman composed the instrumental original soundtrack to the movie Goats with Woody Jackson. The original soundtrack is downloadable, as well as available in vinyl LP, on Coconut Records' official Cinder Block store.[10] His song, "Microphone" was featured in the 2012 coming of age comedy, LOL. Schwartzman has said in various interviews during SXSW that he is currently writing new material for Coconut Records and will be recording in the next year.[citation needed] Discography[edit] Studio albums[edit]

Details Peak chart positions

US Heat [11] US Indie [11]


Released: March 20, 2007 Label: Young Baby Records

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Released: January 20, 2009 Label: Young Baby Records

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Goats Original Soundtrack

Released: August 7, 2012 Label: Young Baby Records

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Microphone (2008) Bored to Death
Bored to Death
(2010) - theme of the HBO

Other appearances[edit]

"West Coast" is played in the movie Cloverfield
during the party scene "Summer Day" is included on Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 3 "Wires", "I Am Young" and "Nighttiming" are included on Funny People: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2009) "It's Christmas" is included on the digital-only promotional release The Christmas Gig (2010) released by Target. Goats (Original Score) (2012) – he did the full movie soundtrack in collaboration with Woody Jackson "West Coast" appears in the end of The O.C
The O.C
episode 10 season 4 "Is This Sound Okay?" appears in James Franco's Palo Alto

Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1998 Rushmore Max Fischer

2000 Mare Bonky Enrique

2001 CQ Felix DeMarco

2001 Odessa or Bust The Young Man Short film

2001 Julius And Friends: Hole In One Julius (voice) Short film

2002 Slackers Ethan Dulles

2002 Spun Ross

2002 Simone Milton

2003 Julius And Friends: Yeti, Set, Go Julius (voice) Short film

2004 I Heart Huckabees Albert Markovski

2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Gag Halfrunt Uncredited

2005 Bewitched Ritchie

2005 Shopgirl Jeremy Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

2006 Marie Antoinette King Louis XVI

2007 Hotel Chevalier Jack Whitman Short film

2007 The Darjeeling Limited Jack Whitman Also writer

2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Ringo Starr Uncredited

2009 Funny People Mark Taylor Jackson

2009 The Marc Pease Experience Marc Pease

2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox Ash Fox (voice)

2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Gideon Graves

2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation Simon Lee (voice) Short film

2011 Fight For Your Right Revisited Vincent van Gogh Short film

2012 Moonrise Kingdom Cousin Ben

2012 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Kirby Star

2013 Castello Cavalcanti Jed Cavalcanti Short film

2013 Saving Mr. Banks Richard M. Sherman

2014 Listen Up Philip Philip

2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel M. Jean

2014 Big Eyes Ruben

2015 The Overnight Kurt

2015 7 Chinese Brothers Larry

2015 A Very Murray Christmas Elliott

2016 Dreamland Peter

2016 My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Dash (voice)

2017 The Polka King Mickey Pizzazz

2017 Golden Exits Buddy

2018 Isle of Dogs


2019 Wine Country



Year Title Role Notes

1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Himself Episode: "And the Sabrina Goes to..."

2000 Freaks and Geeks Howie Gelfand Episode: "Carded and Discarded"

2000 Get Real Himself Episode: "Falling From Grace"

2004–2006 Cracking Up Ben Baxter 7 episodes

2005 The X's Brandon (voice) Episode: "Secret Agent Manual / The Spy Who Liked Me"

2009–2011 Bored to Death Jonathan Ames 24 episodes

2013 Parks and Recreation Dennis Lerpiss 2 episodes

2013 Out There Benjamin Brent / Cedric (voices) 2 episode

2013 Drunk History Ralph Nader Episode: "Detroit"

2013 Key & Peele Himself Episode: "LA Vice"

2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Himself Episode: " Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman
Wears a Striped Shirt & High Top Sneakers"

2013 Ghost Ghirls Brad Holmes Episode: "Comedy of Terrors"

2014–2016 Mozart in the Jungle Bradford Sharp 8 episodes; also writer and producer

2014 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories Jason Schwartzman Episode: "The Endorsement"

2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Greg 7 episodes

2015–2016 Blunt Talk Duncan Adler 7 episodes

2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Greg 4 episodes

2017 Neo Yokio Arcangelo Corelli (voice)


Year Title Notes

2002 Orange County Song: "California"

2002 Smallville Song: "Lonely Day"

2002 Slackers Songs: "Oh Angela" and "Ethan's Song"

2004 Cracking Up Theme music

2006 The O.C. Song: "California"

2008 Cloverfield Song: "West Coast"

2009 Bored to Death Theme music

2009 Funny People Soundtrack

2012 LOL Song: "Microphones"

Awards[edit] On February 17, 2009, Schwartzman was named one of the "Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America" by GQ magazine.[12] References[edit]

^ a b Bloom, Nate. "Interfaith Celebrities: Five Beautiful Women, A Violinist and One Caveman". InterfaithFamily.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15.  ^ Fraser, Antonia (October 17, 2006). "Sofia's Choice". Vanity Fair.  ^ Barrett, Annie (2009-09-04). " Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman
exclusive: Hear the theme song for his new HBO
show here The Music Mix EW.com". Music-mix.ew.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19.  ^ Gina DiNunno (21 August 2009). " Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman
Ties the Knot". TV Guide. Retrieved 2009-08-21.  ^ Todd Gilchrist (2006-10-20). "Interview: Jason Schwartzman". Movies.ign.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19.  ^ "What to Eat: The Environmental Impacts of our Food". Farm Sanctuary. Retrieved 2012-07-17.  ^ Sarah Michaud (3 January 2011). " Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman
Welcomes Daughter Marlowe Rivers". People. Retrieved 2010-01-03.  ^ Willis, Jackie (10 June 2014). " Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman
Welcomes Baby No. 2". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 20 October 2014.  ^ Coconut Records at Allmusic ^ "Cinder Block Store "Goats" Original Soundtrack LP (2012)". Cinder Block. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2013.  ^ a b "Coconut Records – Chart History". Billboard.com.  ^ "The 10 Most Stylish Men in America". New York Daily News. February 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 

External links[edit]

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Studio albums

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Phantom Planet

Alex Greenwald Sam Farrar Darren Robinson Jeff Conrad

Jason Schwartzman Jacques Brautbar

Studio albums

Phantom Planet
Phantom Planet
Is Missing The Guest Phantom Planet Raise the Dead


EP Live At Sony Connect: Phantom Planet Limited Edition Tour EP


Polaroid Negatives Negatives 2


"California" "Do the Panic"


Discography Operation Aloha Blackblack

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Coppola family

1st generation

Carmine Coppola Anton Coppola Italia Coppola

2nd generation

August Coppola Francis Ford Coppola Talia Shire Eleanor Coppola Jack Schwartzman

3rd generation

Nicolas Cage Jason Schwartzman Robert Coppola Schwartzman Sofia Coppola Roman Coppola Gian-Carlo Coppola Marc Coppola Christopher Coppola

4th generation

Gia Coppola

See also

Palazzo Margherita (Bernalda)

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Music Awards


2013 2015


Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman
and Reggie Watts
Reggie Watts
(2013) Tyler Oakley
Tyler Oakley


Videos of the Year

"I Got a Boy" by Girls' Generation
Girls' Generation

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Lindsey Stirling
and Pentatonix


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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2013)

Innovations of the Year

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