Don Was

Soundtrack | Music Department | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Mad About You (1992-1995) | See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) | How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations More »
AKA 
Was Not Was | Was [Not Was]
BORN 
Sep 13, 1952 (age 65)
HEIGHT 
5' 10½" (1.79m)

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (40 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Fifty Shades DarkerFifty Shades Darker Producer ("They Can't Take That Away from Me", "I've Got You Under My Skin")  Less 2017 $55MM $114MM / $374MM
  • Primary photo for Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry GarciaDear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia (Video) Actor, Composer (music)  Less 2016 $250K
  • Primary photo for Danny CollinsDanny Collins Danny's Band, Producer ("Hey Baby Doll", "Don't Look Down"), Writer ("Don't Look Down")  Less 2015 $10MM $5.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Crossfire HurricaneCrossfire Hurricane Very Special Thanks  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for New Year's EveNew Year's Eve Producer ("Have A Little Faith In Me", "Can't Turn You Loose")  Less 2011 $56MM $55MM / $142MM
  • Primary photo for Then She Found MeThen She Found Me Producer ("Cool, Clear Water" (edit))  Less 2007 $3.5MM $3.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Lucky YouLucky You Producer ("They Ain't Got 'Em All")  Less 2007 $55MM $5.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for Forever Is a Long, Long TimeForever Is a Long, Long Time (Video) Director  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Rolling Stones: Four FlicksRolling Stones: Four Flicks (Video) Supervising Sound Editor  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for How to Lose a Guy in 10 DaysHow to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Producer ("You're So Vain")  Less 2003 $50MM $106MM / $177MM
  • Primary photo for How the Grinch Stole ChristmasHow the Grinch Stole Christmas Producer ("Green Christmas")  Less 2000 $123MM $260MM / $345MM
  • Primary photo for Anywhere But HereAnywhere But Here Producer ("Leaving's Not Leaving", "Amity")  Less 1999 $23MM $19MM / —
  • Primary photo for Hope FloatsHope Floats Executive Soundtrack Producer, Producer ("Stop in the Name of Love", "Honest I Do", "Smile", "Chances Are", "What Makes You Stay", "To Get Me to You")  Less 1998 $30MM $60MM / $81MM
  • Primary photo for The RainmakerThe Rainmaker Music Consultant  Less 1997 $40MM $46MM / —
  • Primary photo for George of the JungleGeorge of the Jungle Producer ("George Of The Jungle (Main Title)" (1996))  Less 1997 $55MM $105MM / $174MM
  • Primary photo for MichaelMichael Producer ("Feels Like Home" (1995))  Less 1996 $95MM / $120MM
  • Primary photo for Trees LoungeTrees Lounge Special Thanks  Less 1996 $1.3MM $695K / —
  • Primary photo for Tin CupTin Cup Producer ("This Could Take All Night")  Less 1996 $45MM $54MM / $76MM
  • Primary photo for The FlintstonesThe Flintstones Writer ("WALK THE DINOSAUR")  Less 1994 $46MM $131MM / $228MM
  • Primary photo for BackbeatBackbeat Composer  Less 1994 $2.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for The PaperThe Paper Producer ("MAKE UP YOUR MIND")  Less 1994 $6MM $39MM / $48MM
  • Primary photo for Super Mario Bros.Super Mario Bros. Writer ("WALK THE DINOSAUR")  Less 1993 $42MM $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for That NightThat Night Producer ("RULER OF MY HEART")  Less 1992 $20K / —
  • Primary photo for Thelma & LouiseThelma & Louise Producer ("Part Of Me, Part Of You")  Less 1991 $16MM $45MM / —
  • Primary photo for SwitchSwitch Producer ("You Can't Resist It")  Less 1991 $16MM / —
  • Primary photo for Bob Dylan: Most of the TimeBob Dylan: Most of the Time (Video) Music Producer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Pump Up the VolumePump Up the Volume Writer ("Dad, I'm in Jail")  Less 1990 $12MM / —
  • Primary photo for The FreshmanThe Freshman Guitarist for Gourmet Club Party Band (uncredited), Producer ("THERE SHE IS, MISS AMERICA", "MAGGIE'S FARM", "MONA LISA", "TEQUILA")  Less 1990 $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Ford FairlaneThe Adventures of Ford Fairlane Producer ("Sea Cruise", "I Ain't Got You"), Writer ("I'm Gonna' Be the One", "Booty Time")  Less 1990 $40MM $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for Days of ThunderDays of Thunder Producer ("You Gotta Love Someone")  Less 1990 $60MM $83MM / $166MM
  • Primary photo for Vital SignsVital Signs Writer ("Walk the Dinosaur")  Less 1990 $1.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Black RainBlack Rain Producer ("LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE NIGHT")  Less 1989 $30MM $46MM / $134MM
  • Primary photo for See No Evil, Hear No EvilSee No Evil, Hear No Evil Dance Producer ("Anything Can Happen"), Performer ("ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN"), Producer ("ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN"), Writer ("ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN")  Less 1989 $18MM $47MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Dream TeamThe Dream Team Writer ("WALK THE DINOSAUR")  Less 1989 $15MM $29MM / —
  • Primary photo for Who's Harry Crumb?Who's Harry Crumb? Producer ("Big Fun (Harry Crumb)")  Less 1989 $11MM / —
  • Primary photo for Earth Girls Are EasyEarth Girls Are Easy Producer ("THE APPLIANCE SYMPHONY"), Writer ("THE APPLIANCE SYMPHONY")  Less 1988 $10MM $3.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for Hiding OutHiding Out Producer ("Crying")  Less 1987 $7MM $7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Was (Not Was): Walk the DinosaurWas (Not Was): Walk the Dinosaur (Video) Composer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Wham!: Where Did Your Heart Go?Wham!: Where Did Your Heart Go? (Video) Composer  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Electric DreamsElectric Dreams Producer ("Electric Dreams")  Less 1984 $2.2MM / $2.5MM
Past Television (22 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Life & Songs of Kris KristoffersonThe Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson (TV Movie) Himself, Composer  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The ReturnMystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) Writer ("Walk the Dinosaur") ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
    • The Land Time Forgot (Apr 14, 2017) Writer ("Walk the Dinosaur") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Life & Songs of Emmylou HarrisThe Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Special Thanks ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His MusicThe Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music (TV Movie) Music Producer  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: Willie NelsonThe Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: Willie Nelson (TV Movie) Musical Director  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for I'll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis StaplesI'll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples (TV Movie) Actor  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the BeatlesThe Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (TV Special) Music Director, Musician (bass)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("Walk the Dinosaur") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Tosh.0Tosh.0 (TV Series) Writer ("Walk The Dinosaur") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Bryan Adams Guy (Oct 30, 2012) Writer ("Walk The Dinosaur") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for GleeGlee (TV Series) Writer ("Walk the Dinosaur") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Prom-asaurus (May 8, 2012) Writer ("Walk the Dinosaur") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Writer ("Walk the Dinosaur") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Music 101: The Green RoomMusic 101: The Green Room (TV Series) Bass, Music Director  Less 2005– 
  • Primary photo for That Was ThenThat Was Then (TV Series) Composer  Less 2002– 
  • Primary photo for The Education of Max BickfordThe Education of Max Bickford (TV Series) Composer  Less 2001–2002
  • Primary photo for Mad About YouMad About You (TV Series) Writer ("Final Frontier") ( 95 episodes, 1993–1997 ) , Producer ("Final Frontier") ( 95 episodes, 1993–1997 ) , Writer ("The Final Frontier") ( 44 episodes, 1997–1999 ) , Producer ("The Final Frontier") ( 44 episodes, 1997–1999 ) , Composer (theme music) ( 23 episodes, 1992–1995 ) , Producer (theme music) ( 22 episodes, 1992–1993 )  Less 1992–1999 161
    • The Final Frontier: Part 2 (May 24, 1999) Producer ("The Final Frontier"), Writer ("The Final Frontier")  Less
    • The Final Frontier: Part 1 (May 24, 1999) Producer ("The Final Frontier"), Writer ("The Final Frontier")  Less
    • The Dirty Little Secret (May 17, 1999) Producer ("The Final Frontier"), Writer ("The Final Frontier")  Less
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  • Primary photo for WiseguyWiseguy (TV Movie) Mayvers  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Bonnie Raitt: Road TestedBonnie Raitt: Road Tested (TV Movie) Producer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Joe Cocker: OrganicJoe Cocker: Organic (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for SeinfeldSeinfeld (TV Series) Performer ("Final Frontier") ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
    • The Engagement (Sep 21, 1995) Performer ("Final Frontier") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These TimesBrian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (TV Movie) Director, Producer  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Elvis: The TributeElvis: The Tribute (TV Movie) Musical Director  Less 1994
Self (38 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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