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Quincy Jones (I)

Producer | Music Department | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
The Color Purple (1985) | In the Heat of the Night (1967) | Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 17 nominations More »
NICKNAME  
Q
BORN 
Mar 14, 1933 (age 84)
HEIGHT 
5' 6½" (1.69m)

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Past Film & Video (137 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Feel Rich: Health Is the New WealthFeel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth Self, Executive Producer  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Trainyard Dogs: Part ITrainyard Dogs: Part I Performer ("Ironside"), Writer ("Ironside")  Less 2017 $200
  • Primary photo for The Black Eyed Peas: #WHERESTHELOVE (Feat. The World)The Black Eyed Peas: #WHERESTHELOVE (Feat. The World) (Video) Actor  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for This Is Where I Leave YouThis Is Where I Leave You Performer ("How Do U Want It"), Writer ("How Do U Want It")  Less 2014 $20MM $34MM / —
  • Primary photo for X-Men: Days of Future PastX-Men: Days of Future Past Performer ("Sanford & Son Theme (The Streetbeater)"), Writer ("Sanford & Son Theme (The Streetbeater)")  Less 2014 $200MM $234MM / $748MM
  • Primary photo for Keep on Keepin' OnKeep on Keepin' On Himself, Producer  Less 2014 $163K / —
  • Primary photo for Since I Don't Have YouSince I Don't Have You Performer ("Skyliner")  Less 2013 $750K
  • Primary photo for Blood TiesBlood Ties Writer ("Money Is") (as Quincy D. Jones)  Less 2013 $26MM $41K / $2.4MM
  • Primary photo for August: Osage CountyAugust: Osage County Writer ("Sanford and Son Theme")  Less 2013 $25MM $38MM / $74MM
  • Primary photo for Donna Summer: Love is in Control - Finger on the Trigger - Chromeo & Oliver RemixDonna Summer: Love is in Control - Finger on the Trigger - Chromeo & Oliver Remix (Video) Composer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for 20 Feet from Stardom20 Feet from Stardom Writer ("Maybe God Is Trying To Tell You Something")  Less 2013 $1MM $4.9MM / $5.9MM
  • Primary photo for WarriorWarrior (Video) Executive Producer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for B.B. King: The Life of RileyB.B. King: The Life of Riley Writer ("Messy But Good") (as Quincy D. Jones)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for SmittySmitty Producer ("Want 4 Nothin'")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Good DeedsGood Deeds Writer ("How Do You Want It?")  Less 2012 $35MM / $36MM
  • Primary photo for Celeste & Jesse ForeverCeleste & Jesse Forever Thanks  Less 2012 $3.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Glee: The 3D Concert MovieGlee: The 3D Concert Movie Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)") (as Quincy D. Jones)  Less 2011 $9MM $12MM / $19MM
  • Primary photo for We Are the World 25 for HaitiWe Are the World 25 for Haiti (Video) Conductor, Producer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for A Backyard StoryA Backyard Story Grateful Acknowledgment  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Soul KitchenSoul Kitchen Performer ("Hicky Burr"), Writer ("Hicky Burr")  Less 2009 €4MM $274K / —
  • Primary photo for Good HairGood Hair Writer ("Where's Eddie?" (Echo Mix))  Less 2009 $4.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Mini AdventuresMini Adventures (Video) Composer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for HancockHancock Performer ("Sanford and Son Theme"), Writer ("Sanford and Son Theme")  Less 2008 $150MM $228MM / $624MM
  • Primary photo for ParisParis Performer ("Comin' home baby")  Less 2008 $12MM $1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Semi-ProSemi-Pro Writer ("Get da Funk Out Ma' Face")  Less 2008 $55MM $33MM / —
  • Primary photo for This ChristmasThis Christmas Performer ("Moody's Mood for Love")  Less 2007 $13MM $49MM / —
  • Primary photo for Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your HistoryPaul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History (Video) Writer ("Birth of a Band", "Stockholm Sweetnin", "Belly Roll", "Hard Sock Dance", "The Witching Hour", "Quintessence"), Special Thanks  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for HollywoodlandHollywoodland Writer ("Scuse These Blues", "You're Crying", "Elephant Walk")  Less 2006 $28MM $14MM / —
  • Primary photo for Date MovieDate Movie Performer ("Theme from Ironside"), Writer ("Theme from Ironside")  Less 2006 $20MM $49MM / $85MM
  • Primary photo for Get Rich or Die Tryin'Get Rich or Die Tryin' Composer, Conductor (additional music)  Less 2005 $40MM $31MM / $42MM
  • Primary photo for HavocHavoc Writer ("How Do U Want It")  Less 2005 $9MM
  • Primary photo for AMV Hell 3: The Motion PictureAMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture Writer ("Ironside")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for RayRay Producers Wish To Thank  Less 2004 $40MM $75MM / $125MM
  • Primary photo for AMV HellAMV Hell (Short) Performer ("Ironside Excerpt")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Kill Bill: Vol. 2Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Performer ("Ironside"), Writer ("Ironside")  Less 2004 $30MM $66MM / $152MM
  • Primary photo for Calendar GirlsCalendar Girls Performer ("Comin' Home Baby")  Less 2003 $10MM $31MM / $97MM
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson: Number OnesMichael Jackson: Number Ones (Video) Producer (segments: Bad)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Kill Bill: Vol. 1Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Performer ("Ironside"), Writer ("Ironside") (as Quincy D. Jones)  Less 2003 $30MM $70MM / $181MM
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'The Italian Job'The Making of 'The Italian Job' (Video) Composer  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Conversations with the Ancestors: 'The Color Purple' from Book to ScreenConversations with the Ancestors: 'The Color Purple' from Book to Screen (Video) Himself, Composer, Special Thanks  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Cultivating a Classic: The Making of 'The Color Purple'Cultivating a Classic: The Making of 'The Color Purple' (Video) Composer, Special Thanks  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Color Purple: The 'Musical'The Color Purple: The 'Musical' (Video) Himself, Composer, Special Thanks  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple'A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple' (Video) Himself, Composer, Special Thanks  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for VacuumsVacuums Executive Producer  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Friday After NextFriday After Next Writer ("How Do U Want It")  Less 2002 $10MM $33MM / —
  • Primary photo for Austin Powers in GoldmemberAustin Powers in Goldmember Quincy Jones, Arranger ("Soul Bossa Nova"), Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova")  Less 2002 $63MM $213MM / $297MM
  • Primary photo for Tupac Shakur: Thug AngelTupac Shakur: Thug Angel Executive Producer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Ocean's ElevenOcean's Eleven Performer ("Blues in the Night")  Less 2001 $85MM $183MM / $184MM
  • Primary photo for Save the Last DanceSave the Last Dance Performer ("I Can Tell")  Less 2001 $13MM $91MM / $132MM
  • Primary photo for The SmokersThe Smokers Executive Producer  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Les Pantless MenaceLes Pantless Menace (Short) Performer ("Soul Bossa Nova"), Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for BowfingerBowfinger Performer ("Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)")  Less 1999 $55MM $66MM / $99MM
  • Primary photo for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Performer ("Soul Bossa Nova"), Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova")  Less 1999 $33MM $206MM / $312MM
  • Primary photo for Puff Daddy Featuring Mase: Been Around the WorldPuff Daddy Featuring Mase: Been Around the World (Video) Quincy  Less 1997 $300K
  • Primary photo for Gang RelatedGang Related Performer ("How Do U Want It"), Writer ("How Do U Want It")  Less 1997 $5.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for SteelSteel Producer  Less 1997 $16MM $1.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for SprungSprung Performer ("The Secret Garden"), Producer ("The Secret Garden"), Writer ("The Secret Garden")  Less 1997 $7.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryAustin Powers: International Man of Mystery Performer ("Soul Bossa Nova"), Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova")  Less 1997 $17MM $54MM / $68MM
  • Primary photo for Super SpeedwaySuper Speedway Writer ("On Days Like These")  Less 1997 $40MM / —
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStoryMichael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (Video) Producer (segments: Bad)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Quincy Jones on JazzQuincy Jones on Jazz (Video) Himself, Composer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at MontreuxMiles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux (Video) Himself, Conductor, Executive Producer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Malcolm XMalcolm X Special Thanks  Less 1992 $33MM $48MM / —
  • Primary photo for Black to the Promised LandBlack to the Promised Land Performer ("Back on the Block")  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Boyz n the HoodBoyz n the Hood Performer ("Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)")  Less 1991 $6.5MM $58MM / —
  • Primary photo for Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy JonesListen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones Himself, Composer  Less 1990 $777K / —
  • Primary photo for StalingradStalingrad Producer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson: Liberian GirlMichael Jackson: Liberian Girl (Video) Quincy Jones  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson: BadMichael Jackson: Bad (Video) Music Arranger (rhythm), Producer, Producer ("Bad")  Less 1987 $2MM
  • Primary photo for Hollywood ShuffleHollywood Shuffle Thanks  Less 1987 $100K $5.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Color PurpleThe Color Purple Composer, Producer, Lyrics ("Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)", "Makidada"), Music ("Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)", "Makidada"), Writer ("Sister's Theme", "Proud Theme", "I Ain't Gonna Sing No Mo", "Don't Make Me No Never Mind (Slow Drag)", "Maybe God Is Tryin' to Tell You Somethin'")  Less 1985 $15MM $98MM / $146MM
  • Primary photo for Fever PitchFever Pitch Executive Music Producer, Music ("Money Runner", "Brown Ballad") (uncredited)  Less 1985 $619K / —
  • Primary photo for Key ExchangeKey Exchange Producer ("ONE HUNDRED WAYS")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Out of ControlOut of Control Producer ("There's No Easy Way")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Slugger's WifeThe Slugger's Wife Executive Music Producer, Music ("LOVE (IT'S JUST THE WAY IT GOES)"), Producer ("PARTY ANIMAL")  Less 1985 $1.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for Lost in AmericaLost in America Writer ("Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)")  Less 1985 $10MM / —
  • Primary photo for USA for Africa: We Are the WorldUSA for Africa: We Are the World (Video) Himself, Producer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Fast ForwardFast Forward Executive Music Producer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Frank Sinatra: Portrait of an AlbumFrank Sinatra: Portrait of an Album (Video) Himself, Executive Producer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Revenge of the NerdsRevenge of the Nerds Producer ("Thriller")  Less 1984 $8MM $41MM / —
  • Primary photo for Two of a KindTwo of a Kind Producer ("It's Gonna Be Special")  Less 1983 $24MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'Thriller'The Making of 'Thriller' (Video) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)")  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson: ThrillerMichael Jackson: Thriller (Video) Producer ("Thriller")  Less 1983 $1.1MM
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson: Billie JeanMichael Jackson: Billie Jean (Video) Writer ("Billie Jean")  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Best FriendsBest Friends Music Producer (uncredited)  Less 1982 $37MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Last American VirginThe Last American Virgin Performer ("Just Once")  Less 1982 $5.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for Donna Summer: Love Is in Control - Finger on the TriggerDonna Summer: Love Is in Control - Finger on the Trigger (Video) Composer  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The WizThe Wiz Emerald City Gold Pianist (uncredited), Associate Conductor, Music Arranger, Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, Soundtrack ("Is This What Feeling Gets? (Dorothy's Theme)"), Music ("Emerald City Ballet Sequence"), Writer ("Poppy Girls Theme" (uncredited), "Can I Go On Not Knowing?")  Less 1978 $24MM $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Rise and Fall of Ivor DickieThe Rise and Fall of Ivor Dickie Music ("In the Heat of the Night"), Performer ("In the Heat of the Night")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Wiz on Down the RoadWiz on Down the Road (Short) Himself - Music Arranger / Emerald City Gold Pianist, Composer  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Mother, Jugs & SpeedMother, Jugs & Speed Writer ("Get The Funk Out Ma Face") (uncredited)  Less 1976 $3MM $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for All Nudity Shall Be PunishedAll Nudity Shall Be Punished Music ("Do It to It")  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Don Is DeadThe Don Is Dead Writer ("The Eyes of Love")  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Save the ChildrenSave the Children Performer ("On a Clear Day")  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The GetawayThe Getaway Composer  Less 1972 $3.4MM $37MM / $59MM
  • Primary photo for The Swing ThingThe Swing Thing Performer ("What's Going On") (uncredited)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The New CenturionsThe New Centurions Composer  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Come Back Charleston BlueCome Back Charleston Blue Music Supervisor, Lyrics ("COME BACK CHARLESTON BLUE")  Less 1972 $2.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Hot RockThe Hot Rock Composer, Arranger ("Listen To The Melody"), Music ("Listen To The Melody"), Performer ("Hot Rock Theme"), Writer ("Hot Rock Theme")  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for DigDig (Short) Composer  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Yao of the JungleYao of the Jungle Composer  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for $$ Composer, Writer ("Money Is", "Do It To It", "Brooks' 50¢ Tour")  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for HonkyHonky Composer, Music ("Something More", "Hey Girl", "Train Whistle", "Out There")  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for EggsEggs (Short) Composer  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Man and BoyMan and Boy Music Supervisor  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Anderson TapesThe Anderson Tapes Composer, Conductor  Less 1971 $3MM $5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Brother JohnBrother John Composer, Music ("Children of the Summer")  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Up Your Teddy BearUp Your Teddy Bear Composer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for They Call Me Mister Tibbs!They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Composer  Less 1970 $5.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Out of TownersThe Out of Towners Composer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Last of the Mobile Hot ShotsThe Last of the Mobile Hot Shots Composer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Cactus FlowerCactus Flower Composer, Music ("A Time for Love Is Anytime", "I Needs To Bee'd With" (uncredited))  Less 1969 $3MM $26MM / —
  • Primary photo for John and MaryJohn and Mary Composer, Music ("Maybe Tomorrow")  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Bob & Carol & Ted & AliceBob & Carol & Ted & Alice Composer, Lyrics ("I Needs to Be Be'd With") (uncredited), Music ("I Needs to Be Be'd With") (uncredited)  Less 1969 $2MM $32MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Italian JobThe Italian Job Composer, Music ("On Days Like These", "Getta Bloomin' Move On!" (uncredited)), Writer ("It's Caper Time") (uncredited)  Less 1969 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Take the Money and RunTake the Money and Run Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova") (uncredited)  Less 1969 $1.5MM
  • Primary photo for The Lost ManThe Lost Man Composer, Lyrics ("Try, Try, Try", "Sweet Soul Sister", "Rap, Run It on Down"), Music ("Try, Try, Try", "Sweet Soul Sister", "Rap, Run It on Down", "He Says He Loves Me", "The Lost Man (Main Title)"), Writer ("He'll Wash You Whiter Than Snow", "End Title")  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Mackenna's GoldMackenna's Gold Composer, Music ("Old Turkey Buzzard")  Less 1969 $7MM
  • Primary photo for Of Men and DemonsOf Men and Demons (Short) Composer  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The SplitThe Split Composer, Conductor (uncredited), Lyrics ("A Good Woman's Love"), Music ("It's Just A Game, Love", "A Good Woman's Love", "The Split")  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Hell with HeroesThe Hell with Heroes Composer, Music ("Where There Is Love")  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for For Love of IvyFor Love of Ivy Composer, Music ("For Love of Ivy", "You Put It on Me", "My Side of the Sky")  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for JigsawJigsaw Composer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Counterfeit KillerThe Counterfeit Killer Composer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for A Dandy in AspicA Dandy in Aspic Composer, Conductor, Soundtrack ("If You Want Love")  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for In Cold BloodIn Cold Blood Composer  Less 1967 $3.5MM
  • Primary photo for In the Heat of the NightIn the Heat of the Night Composer, Music ("In the Heat of the Night", "It Sure Is Groovy!" (uncredited), "Bowlegged Polly" (uncredited), "Foul Owl on the Prowl" (uncredited))  Less 1967 $2MM $24MM / —
  • Primary photo for BanningBanning Composer, Orchestrator (uncredited), Music ("The Eyes of Love")  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Enter LaughingEnter Laughing Composer, Soundtrack ("Enter Laughing")  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Deadly AffairThe Deadly Affair Composer, Conductor  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The SwingerThe Swinger Arranger ("I Wanna Be Loved")  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Walk Don't RunWalk Don't Run Composer, Writer ("Happy Feet", "Stay With Me")  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Made in ParisMade in Paris Music ("Skol Sister", "Goof Proof")  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Slender ThreadThe Slender Thread Composer, Performer ("Preludium", "Main Theme", "Threadbare", "Aftermath", "Fox's Sugar", "Funny Farm", "Theme For Inga", "Psychosis", "No Place To Go", "Big Sir"), Producer ("Preludium", "Main Theme", "Threadbare", "Aftermath", "Fox's Sugar", "Funny Farm", "Theme For Inga", "Psychosis", "No Place To Go", "Big Sir"), Writer ("Preludium", "Main Theme", "Threadbare", "Aftermath", "Fox's Sugar", "Funny Farm", "Theme For Inga", "Psychosis", "No Place To Go", "Big Sir")  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for MirageMirage Composer  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The PawnbrokerThe Pawnbroker Composer, Orchestrator, Performer ("Soul Bossa Nova") (uncredited), Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova") (uncredited)  Less 1964 $930K
  • Primary photo for Pojken i trädetPojken i trädet Composer, Music ("THE BOY IN THE TREE", "CRUCIFIXION MARCH", "FULLA FIRA", "I'M GONE", "MAIN TITLE")  Less 1961
Past Television (110 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Film DiscussionsFilm Discussions (TV Series) Performer ("Ironside") ( 1 episode, 2017 ) , Writer ("Ironside") ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for Who's Doing the Dishes?Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) Performer ("Ironside") ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Writer ("Ironside") ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
    • Peter Duncan (Sep 30, 2016) Performer ("Ironside") (uncredited), Writer ("Ironside") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The VoiceThe Voice (TV Series) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)") ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
    • The Superbattles (Jun 6, 2016) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)")  Less
  • Primary photo for Glastonbury 2015Glastonbury 2015 (TV Series) Writer ("Good Life") ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for The 10 Faces of Michael JacksonThe 10 Faces of Michael Jackson (TV Movie) Producer ("We Are the World" (1985))  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Bob's BurgersBob's Burgers (TV Series) Writer ("Love is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)") ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
    • Dawn of the Peck (Nov 23, 2014) Writer ("Love is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for True BloodTrue Blood (TV Series) Writer ("Get The Funk Out Ma Face") ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
    • Fire in the Hole (Jul 6, 2014) Writer ("Get The Funk Out Ma Face") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) Producer ("Billie Jean") ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
    • Episode #2.6 (May 21, 2014) Producer ("Billie Jean")  Less
  • Primary photo for Actors EntertainmentActors Entertainment (TV Series) Special Thanks ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Grey's AnatomyGrey's Anatomy (TV Series) Music ("Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst") ( 1 episode, 2013 ) , Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)") ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2013–2014 2
  • Primary photo for The Secret Life of Uri GellerThe Secret Life of Uri Geller (TV Movie) Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova") (uncredited)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)") ( 3 episodes, 2009–2012 ) , Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 2005 ) , Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova") ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005–2012 4
    • Week 1 (Sep 24, 2012) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)")  Less
    • Round Ten: Final Results (May 19, 2009) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)") (uncredited)  Less
    • Round Six (Apr 20, 2009) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)") (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Writer ("Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)") ( 1 episode, 2012 ) , Writer ("Theme from Roots") ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977–2012 2
  • Primary photo for DuetsDuets (TV Series) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Party Songs (Jun 13, 2012) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)")  Less
  • Primary photo for Eiga chanEiga chan (TV Mini-series) Performer ("Soul Bossa Nova")  Less 2012– 
  • Primary photo for Napoleon DynamiteNapoleon Dynamite (TV Series) Writer ("Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Ligertown (Jan 29, 2012) Writer ("Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)")  Less
  • Primary photo for TremeTreme (TV Series) Performer ("Killer Joe") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
    • Carnival Time (Jun 5, 2011) Performer ("Killer Joe") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for American Dad!American Dad! (TV Series) Writer ("Yah Mo B There") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
    • Home Wrecker (May 8, 2011) Writer ("Yah Mo B There")  Less
  • Primary photo for PixelfacePixelface (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
    • Mrs. Dynamo's Son (Mar 23, 2011) Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for GleeGlee (TV Series) Writer ("P.Y.T.") ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009–2011 2
    • Silly Love Songs (Feb 8, 2011) Writer ("P.Y.T.") (uncredited)  Less
    • Pilot (May 19, 2009) Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Writer ("Get The Funk Out Ma Face") ( 1 episode, 2010 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • Episode #18.39 (Nov 10, 2010) Himself, Writer ("Get The Funk Out Ma Face")  Less
  • Primary photo for ParenthoodParenthood (TV Series) Performer ("Just Once") ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • Namaste No More (May 4, 2010) Performer ("Just Once") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Glee: Director's Cut Pilot EpisodeGlee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie) Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova") (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Episode #9.7 (Aug 15, 2009) Writer ("Soul Bossa Nova") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for MADtvMADtv (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 215 episodes, 1997–2009 )  Less 1997–2009 215
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  • Primary photo for We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln MemorialWe Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial (TV Special) Special Thanks  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for MediumMedium (TV Series) Writer ("Good Life") ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can Dance AustraliaSo You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) Writer ("PYT (Pretty Young Thing)") ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
    • Top 18 Results (Feb 25, 2008) Writer ("PYT (Pretty Young Thing)")  Less
  • Primary photo for The 50th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 50th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself, Producer  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Patinando por un sueñoPatinando por un sueño (TV Series) Producer ("Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough") ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for Star CampStar Camp (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 2007– 
  • Primary photo for BrandoBrando (TV Movie) Himself, Music Consultant  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Post Military TripPost Military Trip (TV Movie) Special Thanks  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for ScrubsScrubs (TV Series) Writer ("Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)") ( 2 episodes, 2005–2006 ) , Writer ("The Streetbeater") ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001–2006 3
    • My Déjà Vu, My Déjà Vu (May 9, 2006) Writer ("Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)") (uncredited)  Less
    • My Life in Four Cameras (Feb 15, 2005) Writer ("Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)") (uncredited)  Less
    • My Fifteen Minutes (Nov 15, 2001) Writer ("The Streetbeater") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV FunhouseSaturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (TV Special) Writer ("Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough") (uncredited)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Performer ("Quintessence") ( 1 episode, 2005 ) , Writer ("Quintessence") ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Idols!Idols! (TV Series) Writer ("Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)") ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Their Eyes Were Watching GodTheir Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for SkeppsholmenSkeppsholmen (TV Series) Performer ("Manha de carnaval") ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
    • Episode #2.2 (Feb 20, 2003) Performer ("Manha de carnaval")  Less
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The Search for a SuperstarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV Series) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)") ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
    • Two for Each One (Aug 20, 2002) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Cosby Show: A Look BackThe Cosby Show: A Look Back (TV Movie) Himself, Thanks  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for CleoCleo (TV Series) Performer ("The Midnight Sun Never Sets") ( 1 episode, 2002 ) , Music ("The Midnight Sun Never Sets") ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
    • Episode #1.5 (Apr 21, 2002) Music ("The Midnight Sun Never Sets"), Performer ("The Midnight Sun Never Sets")  Less
  • Primary photo for FriendsFriends (TV Series) Performer ("The Streetbeater") ( 1 episode, 2002 ) , Performer ("Ironside") ( 1 episode, 1999 ) , Writer ("The Streetbeater") ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 1999–2002 2
    • The One with the Secret Closet (Jan 31, 2002) Performer ("The Streetbeater") (uncredited), Writer ("The Streetbeater") (uncredited)  Less
    • The One with the Ride Along (Apr 29, 1999) Performer ("Ironside") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Sex and the CitySex and the City (TV Series) Performer ("Seaweed" [Unreleased Single]) ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
    • The Good Fight (Jan 6, 2002) Performer ("Seaweed" [Unreleased Single])  Less
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary CelebrationMichael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (TV Special) Himself, Musical Director (uncredited)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in AmericaSay It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 5 episodes, 2001 ) , Himself ( 2 episodes, 2001 )  Less 2001 5
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  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Writer ("In the Heat of the Night") ( 1 episode, 2000 ) , Himself - Producer ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Special Thanks ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for In the HouseIn the House (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 76 episodes, 1995–1999 )  Less 1995–1999 76
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  • Primary photo for FuturamaFuturama (TV Series) Writer ("The Streetbeater") ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Passing GloryPassing Glory (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for America's MillenniumAmerica's Millennium (TV Special) Executive Producer  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for King of the HillKing of the Hill (TV Series) Music ("Sanford and Son Theme") ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
    • Pregnant Paws (Oct 13, 1998) Music ("Sanford and Son Theme") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
    • Trash of the Titans (Apr 26, 1998) Soundtrack ("The Streetbeater (Theme from 'Sanford and Son')")  Less
  • Primary photo for VibeVibe (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 28 episodes, 1997–1998 )  Less 1997–1998 28
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  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 148 episodes, 1990–1996 ) , Himself ( 2 episodes, 1990–1993 )  Less 1990–1996 148
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  • Primary photo for The 68th Annual Academy AwardsThe 68th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter, Executive Producer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Stars in Their EyesStars in Their Eyes (TV Series) Writer ("Yah Mo B There") ( 2 episodes, 1995 )  Less 1995 2
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson's Scream: HIStory in the Making - An MTV News SpecialMichael Jackson's Scream: HIStory in the Making - An MTV News Special (TV Short) Writer ("P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)") (uncredited)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for The History of Rock 'n' RollThe History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 10 episodes, 1995 ) , Himself ( 7 episodes, 1995 )  Less 1995 10
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  • Primary photo for In the Heat of the NightIn the Heat of the Night (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 100 episodes, 1988–1995 ) , Music ("In the Heat of the Night") ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988–1995 100
    • By Duty Bound (Feb 17, 1995) Composer (theme music) (uncredited)  Less
    • Who Was Geli Bendl? (Dec 9, 1994) Composer (theme music) (uncredited)  Less
    • A Matter of Justice (Oct 21, 1994) Composer (theme music) (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) Writer ("Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)") ( 2 episodes, 1992–1993 ) , Writer ("Ironside Theme") ( 1 episode, 1994 ) , Writer ("The Streetbeater") ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1992–1994 4
    • Last of the Wild Horses (Oct 15, 1994) Writer ("Ironside Theme") (uncredited)  Less
    • Girls Town (Jul 16, 1994) Writer ("The Streetbeater")  Less
    • Radar Secret Service (Dec 18, 1993) Writer ("Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)")  Less
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  • Primary photo for On TrialOn Trial (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Agujetas de color de rosaAgujetas de color de rosa (TV Series) Writer ("Superprendido") ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for A Cool Like That ChristmasA Cool Like That Christmas (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Return of IronsideThe Return of Ironside (TV Movie) Composer (original theme)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural CelebrationAn American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration (TV Movie) Producer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Celebration of a Life: Steven J. Ross Chairman of Time WarnerCelebration of a Life: Steven J. Ross Chairman of Time Warner (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Life Goes OnLife Goes On (TV Series) Dan Webster ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for The Jesse Jackson ShowThe Jesse Jackson Show (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for The Earth Day SpecialThe Earth Day Special (TV Special) Himself, Performer ("The Planet Raps Back")  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Livin' LargeLivin' Large (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Now You See ItNow You See It (TV Series) Composer (theme "Chump Change")  Less 1989– 
  • Primary photo for DefinitionDefinition (TV Series) Soundtrack  Less 1974–1989
  • Primary photo for Heart and SoulHeart and Soul (TV Movie) Co-Executive Producer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for De películaDe película (TV Series) Lyrics ("Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)") ( 1 episode, 1986 ) , Music ("Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)") ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
    • Un fenómeno llamado Spielberg (Sep 27, 1986) Lyrics ("Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)"), Music ("Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)")  Less
  • Primary photo for The 58th Annual Academy AwardsThe 58th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter, Writer ("Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)")  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Magic of David Copperfield VII: FamiliaresThe Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familiares (TV Special) Producer ("Thriller")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for We Are The World: The Story Behind The SongWe Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (TV Movie) Himself - Conductor, Soundtrack ("We Are the World") (uncredited), Arranger ("We Are the World") (uncredited), Performer ("We Are the World") (uncredited), Producer ("We Are the World") (uncredited), Special Thanks  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for TV sanmenkiji weekenderTV sanmenkiji weekender (TV Series) Performer ("Ironside"), Writer ("Ironside")  Less 1975–1984
  • Primary photo for Donna Summer: A Hot Summer NightDonna Summer: A Hot Summer Night (TV Movie) Writer ("Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)")  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for SanfordSanford (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 25 episodes, 1980–1981 ) , Composer (main theme) ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980–1981 26
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  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Performer ("Razzamatazz") ( 2 episodes, 1981 ) , Performer ("Ai No Corrida") ( 2 episodes, 1981 )  Less 1981 4
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  • Primary photo for The Magic of David Copperfield III: Levitating FerrariThe Magic of David Copperfield III: Levitating Ferrari (TV Special) Producer ("A Brand New Day")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Kenny Everett Video ShowThe Kenny Everett Video Show (TV Series) Performer ("Stuff Like That") ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
    • Episode #1.8 (Aug 21, 1978) Performer ("Stuff Like That")  Less
  • Primary photo for Sanford and SonSanford and Son (TV Series) Composer (theme music "Street Beater") ( 135 episodes, 1972–1977 )  Less 1972–1977 135
    • School Daze (Mar 25, 1977) Composer (theme music "Street Beater")  Less
    • Fred Sings the Blues (Mar 18, 1977) Composer (theme music "Street Beater")  Less
    • Funny, You Don't Look It (Mar 11, 1977) Composer (theme music "Street Beater")  Less
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  • Primary photo for RootsRoots (TV Mini-series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for Soul TrainSoul Train (TV Series) Guest ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for IronsideIronside (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 187 episodes, 1967–1975 ) , Composer ( 12 episodes, 1967–1968 ) , Les Appleton ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967–1975 194
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  • Primary photo for Now You See ItNow You See It (TV Series) Composer (theme song "Chump Change")  Less 1974–1975
  • Primary photo for MadiganMadigan (TV Series) Composer ("Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme) ( 6 episodes, 1972–1973 )  Less 1972–1973 6
    • The Park Avenue Beat (Feb 28, 1973) Composer ("Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)  Less
    • The Naples Beat (Jan 31, 1973) Composer ("Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)  Less
    • The Lisbon Beat (Jan 3, 1973) Composer ("Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Duke Ellington... We Love You MadlyDuke Ellington... We Love You Madly (TV Special) Himself, Producer  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for BanacekBanacek (TV Series) Composer ("Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme) ( 8 episodes, 1972–1973 )  Less 1972–1973 8
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  • Primary photo for The New Bill Cosby ShowThe New Bill Cosby Show (TV Series) Musical Director  Less 1972–1973
  • Primary photo for Cool MillionCool Million (TV Series) Composer ("Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme) ( 4 episodes, 1972 )  Less 1972 4
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  • Primary photo for The Bold Ones: The New DoctorsThe Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) Composer (theme music "Ironside") ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for Killer by NightKiller by Night (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The 43rd Annual Academy AwardsThe 43rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Conductor & Accepting Song Score Award for the Beatles, Musical Director  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Bill Cosby ShowThe Bill Cosby Show (TV Series) Composer ( 52 episodes, 1969–1971 )  Less 1969–1971 52
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  • Primary photo for The Bill Cosby Special, or?The Bill Cosby Special, or? (TV Special) Composer  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Sesame StreetSesame Street (TV Series) Performer ("Yakety Yak - Take it Back")  Less 1969– 
  • Primary photo for The 41st Annual Academy AwardsThe 41st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Writer ("For Love of Ivy")  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Split Second to an EpitaphSplit Second to an Epitaph (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Academy AwardsThe 40th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Writer ("The Eyes of Love")  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Petula Clark at the Talk of the TownPetula Clark at the Talk of the Town (TV Movie) Musical Arrangements  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Hey, LandlordHey, Landlord (TV Series) Composer ( 5 episodes, 1966–1967 )  Less 1966–1967 5
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  • Primary photo for IronsideIronside (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for ABC Stage 67ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) Musical Director ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreBob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for The Pickle BrothersThe Pickle Brothers (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1966
Self (247 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (12 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson What If?Michael Jackson What If? Himself (archive footage)  Less 2017 $10K
  • Primary photo for Dolezal BackstageDolezal Backstage (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
    • Episode #1.4 (Jun 18, 2015) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac MurdersMurder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders Himself (archive footage)  Less 2015 $200K
  • Primary photo for NeoMusic PortraitNeoMusic Portrait (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
    • Michael Jackson (Nov 27, 2010) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Michael JacksonMichael Jackson (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Yellow Brick Road and BeyondThe Yellow Brick Road and Beyond (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for La tierra de las 1000 músicasLa tierra de las 1000 músicas (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
    • Lo veraniego (Aug 27, 2005) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for 60 Minutes60 Minutes (TV Series) Himself - Music Producer (segment "Ray Charles") ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
    • Echo Boomers/Ray Charles/The Coach (Dec 26, 2004) Himself - Music Producer (segment "Ray Charles") (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack CollectionLive and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1996–2003 )  Less 1996–2003
  • Primary photo for Save Our HistorySave Our History (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 carasSharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1998
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto VGrand Theft Auto V (Video Game) Writer ("You Know How We Do It") (as Quincy Delight Jones III)  Less 2013 $265MM

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