Rick James (II) (1948–2004)

Soundtrack | Actor | Composer
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KNOWN FOR 
Lost in Translation (2003) | Little Miss Sunshine (2006) | Superbad (2007)
AKA 
Rick James & The Stone City Band | James Boys | Ricky James | James Johnson  Less
NICKNAME  
The King of Punk Funk
BORN 
Feb 1, 1948 (died Aug 6, 2004)
HEIGHT 
5' 11½" (1.81m)

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Past Film & Video (93 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Transformers: The Last KnightTransformers: The Last Knight Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2017 $217MM $130MM
  • Primary photo for Sandy WexlerSandy Wexler Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Middle School: The Worst Years of My LifeMiddle School: The Worst Years of My Life Writer ("U CAN'T TOUCH THIS")  Less 2016 $8.5MM $20MM
  • Primary photo for Suicide SquadSuicide Squad Performer ("Super Freak"), Writer ("Super Freak")  Less 2016 $175MM $325MM
  • Primary photo for Furious 7Furious 7 Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2015 $190MM $353MM
  • Primary photo for School DanceSchool Dance Performer ("Give It To Me Baby"), Writer ("Give It To Me Baby")  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Transformers: Age of ExtinctionTransformers: Age of Extinction Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2014 $210MM $245MM
  • Primary photo for Think Like a Man TooThink Like a Man Too Performer ("Give It to Me Baby"), Writer ("Give It to Me Baby")  Less 2014 $24MM $65MM
  • Primary photo for Ping Pong SummerPing Pong Summer Writer ("In My House")  Less 2014 $26K
  • Primary photo for Goodbye WorldGoodbye World Writer ("Dance (A$$)") (as James A. Johnson)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The AdulteenThe Adulteen Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The To Do ListThe To Do List Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2013 $1.5MM $3.4MM
  • Primary photo for Grown Ups 2Grown Ups 2 Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2013 $80MM $134MM
  • Primary photo for In a World...In a World... Performer ("Give It To Me Baby"), Writer ("Give It To Me Baby")  Less 2013 $3MM
  • Primary photo for The Lords of SalemThe Lords of Salem Performer ("Give It to Me Baby"), Writer ("Give It to Me Baby")  Less 2012 $2.5MM $1.2MM
  • Primary photo for I Don't Know How She Does ItI Don't Know How She Does It Writer ("I'm a Sucker for Your Love")  Less 2011 $24MM $9.7MM
  • Primary photo for Big Mommas: Like Father, Like SonBig Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Performer ("Give It To Me Baby"), Writer ("Give It To Me Baby")  Less 2011 $32MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for Diary of a Wimpy KidDiary of a Wimpy Kid Writer ("SUPER FREAK")  Less 2010 $15MM $64MM
  • Primary photo for Mao's Last DancerMao's Last Dancer Performer ("Superfreak"), Writer ("Superfreak")  Less 2009 $4.8MM
  • Primary photo for Transformers: Revenge of the FallenTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen Performer ("Super Freak"), Writer ("Super Freak") (as James Johnson)  Less 2009 $200MM $402MM
  • Primary photo for The ProposalThe Proposal Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2009 $40MM $164MM
  • Primary photo for Dance FlickDance Flick Performer ("Super Freak"), Writer ("Super Freak") (as James Johnson)  Less 2009 $25MM $26MM
  • Primary photo for CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night ICHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I (Video) Writer ("Party All The Time")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Bride WarsBride Wars Performer ("Give It To Me Baby"), Writer ("Give It To Me Baby")  Less 2009 $30MM $59MM
  • Primary photo for De l'autre côté du litDe l'autre côté du lit Performer ("Super Freak"), Writer ("Super Freak") (as James)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Tropic ThunderTropic Thunder Writer ("U Can't Touch This" (1990))  Less 2008 $92MM $111MM
  • Primary photo for You Don't Mess with the ZohanYou Don't Mess with the Zohan Writer ("All Night Long")  Less 2008 $90MM $100MM
  • Primary photo for Welcome Home, Roscoe JenkinsWelcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins Performer ("Super Freak"), Writer ("Super Freak")  Less 2008 $35MM $42MM
  • Primary photo for Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2008 $385K
  • Primary photo for Into the WildInto the Wild Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (as James Johnson)  Less 2007 $15MM $18MM
  • Primary photo for SuperbadSuperbad Performer ("Bustin' Out (On Funk)"), Writer ("Bustin' Out (On Funk)")  Less 2007 $20MM $121MM
  • Primary photo for NorbitNorbit Writer ("Superfreak") (as James Johnson)  Less 2007 $60MM $96MM
  • Primary photo for The Fear (El Miedo)The Fear (El Miedo) Writer ("U Can't Touch This" (extract))  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of KazakhstanBorat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Writer ("U Can't Touch This" (1990)) (as James Johnson)  Less 2006 $18MM $129MM
  • Primary photo for Little Miss SunshineLittle Miss Sunshine Performer ("Super Freak (Rocasound Revamp)"), Writer ("Super Freak (Rocasound Revamp)")  Less 2006 $8MM $60MM
  • Primary photo for Asterix and the VikingsAsterix and the Vikings Writer ("Super Freak")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for American DreamzAmerican Dreamz Writer ("Super Freak")  Less 2006 $17MM $7.2MM
  • Primary photo for The BusinessThe Business Performer ("Ghetto Life"), Writer ("All Night Long", "Ghetto Life")  Less 2005 £2MM
  • Primary photo for King's RansomKing's Ransom Performer ("Fire and Desire"), Writer ("Fire and Desire")  Less 2005 $15MM $4MM
  • Primary photo for Man of the HouseMan of the House Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2005 $40MM $20MM
  • Primary photo for Racing StripesRacing Stripes Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2005 $30MM $50MM
  • Primary photo for After the SunsetAfter the Sunset Writer ("Party All the Time")  Less 2004 $58MM $28MM
  • Primary photo for Shark TaleShark Tale Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (as James Johnson)  Less 2004 $75MM $161MM
  • Primary photo for The CookoutThe Cookout Performer ("Mary Jane"), Writer ("All Night Long", "Mary Jane")  Less 2004 $12MM
  • Primary photo for White ChicksWhite Chicks Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2004 $37MM $71MM
  • Primary photo for EuroTripEuroTrip Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2004 $25MM $18MM
  • Primary photo for Jennifer Lopez: The Reel MeJennifer Lopez: The Reel Me (Video) Composer (song "Ain't it Funny [Remix]")  Less 2003 $500K
  • Primary photo for Tupac: ResurrectionTupac: Resurrection Writer ("Super Freak")  Less 2003 $300K $7.7MM
  • Primary photo for Lost in TranslationLost in Translation Performer ("Love Gun" (1979)), Writer ("Love Gun" (1979))  Less 2003 $4MM $45MM
  • Primary photo for Charlie's Angels: Full ThrottleCharlie's Angels: Full Throttle Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2003 $120MM $101MM
  • Primary photo for The Master of DisguiseThe Master of Disguise Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2002 $16MM $40MM
  • Primary photo for Undercover BrotherUndercover Brother Writer ("All Night Long")  Less 2002 $25MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for Kung Pow: Enter the FistKung Pow: Enter the Fist Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2002 $10MM $16MM
  • Primary photo for Biggie and TupacBiggie and Tupac Writer ("Superfreak")  Less 2002 $93K
  • Primary photo for GlitterGlitter Producer ("All My Life"), Writer ("All My Life")  Less 2001 $22MM $4.3MM
  • Primary photo for Bubble BoyBubble Boy Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2001 $13MM $5MM
  • Primary photo for Freddy Got FingeredFreddy Got Fingered Writer ("I Just Wanna Love You (Give It 2 Me)", "All Night Long")  Less 2001 $14MM $14MM
  • Primary photo for The Artist's Journey: Funk BlastThe Artist's Journey: Funk Blast (Himself)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Big Momma's HouseBig Momma's House Performer ("Give It to Me Baby"), Writer ("Give It to Me Baby")  Less 2000 $30MM $118MM
  • Primary photo for GrassGrass Performer ("Bustin' Out")  Less 1999 $313K
  • Primary photo for Three KingsThree Kings Writer ("Party All the Time")  Less 1999 $75MM $61MM
  • Primary photo for Blue StreakBlue Streak Performer ("All Eyes On Me (Revisiting Cold Blooded)"), Writer ("All Eyes On Me (Revisiting Cold Blooded)")  Less 1999 $65MM $69MM
  • Primary photo for The MuseThe Muse Performer ("Super Freak"), Writer ("Super Freak")  Less 1999 $15MM $12MM
  • Primary photo for LifeLife Spanky Johnson  Less 1999 $80MM $64MM
  • Primary photo for 200 Cigarettes200 Cigarettes Performer ("Give It to Me Baby"), Writer ("Give It to Me Baby")  Less 1999 $6MM $6.9MM
  • Primary photo for She's All ThatShe's All That Performer ("Give It To Me Baby"), Writer ("Give It To Me Baby")  Less 1999 $10MM $63MM
  • Primary photo for Half BakedHalf Baked Writer ("(I'm In Love With) Mary Jane")  Less 1998 $8MM $17MM
  • Primary photo for Dorbees: Making DecisionsDorbees: Making Decisions (Video) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Money TalksMoney Talks Performer ("Back In You Again"), Writer ("Back In You Again")  Less 1997 $25MM $41MM
  • Primary photo for How to Be a PlayerHow to Be a Player Performer ("Hard to Get (Revisited)"), Writer ("Hard to Get (Revisited)")  Less 1997 $14MM
  • Primary photo for Booty CallBooty Call Writer ("Fire and Desire")  Less 1997 $20MM
  • Primary photo for The PallbearerThe Pallbearer Performer ("Super Freak"), Writer ("Super Freak")  Less 1996 $8MM $5.6MM
  • Primary photo for Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the HoodDon't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 1996 $3.8MM $20MM
  • Primary photo for An Ambition Reduced to AshesAn Ambition Reduced to Ashes (Short) Performer ("Super Freak"), Writer ("Super Freak")  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for FridayFriday Performer ("Mary Jane"), Writer ("Mary Jane")  Less 1995 $3.5MM $27MM
  • Primary photo for Blood In, Blood OutBlood In, Blood Out Performer ("Superfreak"), Writer ("Superfreak")  Less 1993 $35MM $4.5MM
  • Primary photo for Batman ReturnsBatman Returns Writer ("Super Freak")  Less 1992 $80MM $163MM
  • Primary photo for Class ActClass Act Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 1992 $7.5MM $13MM
  • Primary photo for GladiatorGladiator Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 1992 $9.2MM
  • Primary photo for Kylie Live: 'Let's Get to It Tour'Kylie Live: 'Let's Get to It Tour' (Video) Writer ("Always Find the Time")  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The SuperThe Super Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 1991 $22MM $11MM
  • Primary photo for Hot Shots!Hot Shots! Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 1991 $26MM $69MM
  • Primary photo for Shalnaya babaShalnaya baba Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Look Who's Talking TooLook Who's Talking Too Writer ("Party All The Time")  Less 1990 $47MM
  • Primary photo for ColorsColors Performer ("EVERYWHERE I GO (COLORS)"), Writer ("EVERYWHERE I GO (COLORS)")  Less 1988 $6MM $47MM
  • Primary photo for Summer SchoolSummer School Writer ("Party All the Time")  Less 1987 $36MM
  • Primary photo for Critical ConditionCritical Condition Writer ("PARTY ALL THE TIME")  Less 1987 $14MM $20MM
  • Primary photo for The Bedroom WindowThe Bedroom Window Performer ("Sweet & Sexy Thing"), Writer ("Seduction", "Sweet & Sexy Thing")  Less 1987 $13MM
  • Primary photo for The Whoopee BoysThe Whoopee Boys Soundtrack ("PARTY ALL THE TIME")  Less 1986 $445K
  • Primary photo for A Fine MessA Fine Mess Producer ("Walk Like a Man")  Less 1986 $6MM
  • Primary photo for Eddie Murphy: Party All the TimeEddie Murphy: Party All the Time (Video) Rick James, Composer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Doctor DetroitDoctor Detroit Performer ("Super Freak")  Less 1983 $10MM
  • Primary photo for Rick James: Super FreakRick James: Super Freak (Video) Actor  Less 1982
Past Television (67 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Beat ShazamBeat Shazam (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
    • Episode #1.4 (Jun 22, 2017) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2015 ) , Writer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2015–2017 2
  • Primary photo for Dawn French Live: 30 Million MinutesDawn French Live: 30 Million Minutes (TV Movie) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Strictly Come DancingStrictly Come Dancing (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
    • The Semi-Final Results (Dec 11, 2016) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Who's Doing the Dishes?Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
    • James and Ola Jordan (Sep 6, 2016) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Tvoje tvár má známý hlasTvoje tvár má známý hlas (TV Series) Writer ("You can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
    • Episode #1.6 (Apr 30, 2016) Writer ("You can't Touch This")  Less
  • Primary photo for Britain's Got TalentBritain's Got Talent (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 2 episodes, 2013–2016 )  Less 2013–2016 2
    • 2016: Auditions 3 (Apr 23, 2016) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
    • 2013: Auditions 2 (Apr 20, 2013) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Britain's Got More TalentBritain's Got More Talent (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
    • Episode #10.2 (Apr 16, 2016) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Friday Night FootballFriday Night Football (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Lip Sync BattleLip Sync Battle (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for One Hit WonderlandOne Hit Wonderland (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2014 ) , Writer ("Party All the Time") ( 1 episode, 2015 ) , Writer ("Party All the Time", "How Could It Be") ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013–2015 3
  • Primary photo for Jennifer Lopez: Dance AgainJennifer Lopez: Dance Again (TV Movie) Writer ("I'm Real (Murder Remix)")  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 3 episodes, 2009–2014 )  Less 2009–2014 3
    • Party Night (Oct 21, 2014) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
    • 2009 Grand Finale (Sep 6, 2009) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #9.8 (Aug 23, 2009) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Tu cara me suena mini - EspañaTu cara me suena mini - España (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
    • Episode #1.2 (Sep 18, 2014) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less
  • Primary photo for GuapasGuapas (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
    • Charlas de hombres (Apr 30, 2014) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for World Championship SnookerWorld Championship Snooker (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This') ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
    • 2014: Day 8, Part 4 (Apr 26, 2014) Writer ("U Can't Touch This') (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for GleeGlee (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2010 ) , Writer ("Party All the Time") ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2010–2014 2
    • New Directions (Mar 25, 2014) Writer ("Party All the Time") (uncredited)  Less
    • Bad Reputation (May 4, 2010) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Mike and Mike in the MorningMike and Mike in the Morning (TV Series) Performer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2013 ) , Writer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for ScandalScandal (TV Series) Performer ("Mary Jane") ( 1 episode, 2013 ) , Performer ("Give It To Me Baby") ( 1 episode, 2013 ) , Performer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2013 ) , Writer ("Mary Jane") ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 3
    • Icarus (Nov 7, 2013) Performer ("Give It To Me Baby") (uncredited)  Less
    • Say Hello to My Little Friend (Oct 24, 2013) Performer ("Mary Jane") (uncredited), Writer ("Mary Jane") (uncredited)  Less
    • It's Handled (Oct 3, 2013) Performer ("Super Freak") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 1999 ) , Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 1995 ) , Writer ("Superfreak") ( 1 episode, 2013 ) , Writer ("I Didn't Do It") ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1994–2013 4
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  • Primary photo for A Crazy Leo ShowA Crazy Leo Show (TV Mini-series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for That Music ShowThat Music Show (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
    • 2005 vs. 1995 (Aug 2, 2013) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Writer ("Give It to Me Baby") ( 24 episodes, 2011–2013 ) , Writer ("Super Freak") ( 8 episodes, 2011–2012 )  Less 2011–2013 32
    • Episode #21.147 (May 15, 2013) Writer ("Give It to Me Baby") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #21.128 (Apr 11, 2013) Writer ("Give It to Me Baby") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #21.114 (Mar 21, 2013) Writer ("Give It to Me Baby") (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Regular ShowRegular Show (TV Series) Writer ("Party All the Time") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Guy's Night (Nov 19, 2012) Writer ("Party All the Time")  Less
  • Primary photo for SupernaturalSupernatural (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Southern Comfort (Nov 7, 2012) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less
  • Primary photo for Atop the Fourth WallAtop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) Performer ("SuperFreak") ( 1 episode, 2012 ) , Writer ("SuperFreak") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Flash Comics #1 (Nov 5, 2012) Performer ("SuperFreak"), Writer ("SuperFreak")  Less
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 2012 ) , Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2006 ) , Writer ("Give It To Me Baby") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2006–2012 2
    • Week 5 Part 2 (Oct 23, 2012) Soundtrack ("Give It To Me Baby"), Writer ("Give It To Me Baby")  Less
    • Finals (Nov 14, 2006) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less
  • Primary photo for ParenthoodParenthood (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • My Brother's Wedding (Feb 28, 2012) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTodd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 2 episodes, 2007–2010 ) , Performer ("Superfreak") ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Writer ("Superfreak") ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Performer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Writer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2007–2011 4
    • Hollywood Twists (Apr 12, 2011) Performer ("Superfreak") (uncredited), Writer ("Superfreak") (uncredited)  Less
    • Adults Only 20 to 1: Naughty Trends (Mar 1, 2011) Performer ("Super Freak") (uncredited), Writer ("Super Freak") (uncredited)  Less
    • Adults Only 20 to 1: Sex on the Screen (Feb 11, 2010) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Tosh.0Tosh.0 (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for UnsungUnsung (TV Series) Performer ("I'm A Sucker for Your Love") ( 1 episode, 2010 ) , Writer ("I'm A Sucker for Your Love") ( 1 episode, 2010 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • Uncut (Apr 5, 2010) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("I'm A Sucker for Your Love"), Writer ("I'm A Sucker for Your Love")  Less
  • Primary photo for Melissa & JoeyMelissa & Joey (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
    • Up Close & Personal (Sep 21, 2010) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Der letzte BulleDer letzte Bulle (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Who Wants to Be a MillionaireWho Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can Dance CanadaSo You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Top 8 Perform (Oct 5, 2009) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less
  • Primary photo for America's Got TalentAmerica's Got Talent (TV Series) Performer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2009 ) , Writer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Audition Show #1 (Jun 23, 2009) Performer ("Super Freak"), Writer ("Super Freak")  Less
  • Primary photo for Everybody Hates ChrisEverybody Hates Chris (TV Series) Writer ("Ebony Eyes") ( 1 episode, 2005 ) , Writer ("Glow") ( 1 episode, 2008 ) , Performer ("Mary Jane") ( 1 episode, 2009 ) , Performer ("Glow") ( 1 episode, 2008 ) , Performer ("Give It to Me") ( 1 episode, 2006 ) , Writer ("Fire and Desire") ( 1 episode, 2005 ) , Performer ("Fire and Desire") ( 1 episode, 2005 ) , Performer ("Bustin' Out (On Funk)") ( 1 episode, 2005 ) , Writer ("Bustin' Out (On Funk)") ( 1 episode, 2005 ) , Performer ("Ebony Eyes") ( 1 episode, 2005 ) , Writer ("Mary Jane") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2005–2009 6
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  • Primary photo for Being EricaBeing Erica (TV Series) Writer ("Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Dr. Tom (Feb 19, 2009) Writer ("Can't Touch This")  Less
  • Primary photo for Private PracticePrivate Practice (TV Series) Performer ("Give It To Me Baby") ( 1 episode, 2008 ) , Writer ("Give It To Me Baby") ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
    • Serving Two Masters (Nov 19, 2008) Performer ("Give It To Me Baby") (uncredited), Writer ("Give It To Me Baby") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for CarpoolersCarpoolers (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008 1
    • The Handsomest Man (Jan 29, 2008) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for ScrubsScrubs (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 2004 ) , Writer ("Party All the Time") ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2004–2007 2
    • My Words of Wisdom (Apr 12, 2007) Writer ("Party All the Time") (uncredited)  Less
    • My Tormented Mentor (Mar 2, 2004) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Ugly BettyUgly Betty (TV Series) Soundtrack ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
    • Derailed (Feb 15, 2007) Soundtrack ("Superfreak")  Less
  • Primary photo for The WireThe Wire (TV Series) Performer ("Give It to Me Baby") ( 1 episode, 2006 ) , Writer ("Give It to Me Baby") ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006 1
    • Margin of Error (Oct 15, 2006) Performer ("Give It to Me Baby") (uncredited), Writer ("Give It to Me Baby") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Australian IdolAustralian Idol (TV Series) Writer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can DanceSo You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) Writer ("In the Ghetto") ( 1 episode, 2006 ) , Performer ("Give It to Me, Baby") ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005–2006 2
    • Top 8 Results (Jul 27, 2006) Writer ("In the Ghetto")  Less
    • Top 10 (Sep 7, 2005) Performer ("Give It to Me, Baby")  Less
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: The Best of David SpadeSaturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (TV Special) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Two and a Half MenTwo and a Half Men (TV Series) Performer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2005 ) , Writer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
    • Squab, Squab, Squab, Squab, Squab (May 16, 2005) Performer ("Super Freak") (uncredited), Writer ("Super Freak") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Gilmore GirlsGilmore Girls (TV Series) Writer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri OteriSaturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (TV Special) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Chappelle's ShowChappelle's Show (TV Series) Performer ("Mary Jane", "Give it to Me Baby", "Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2004 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 ) , Writer ("Mary Jane", "Give it to Me Baby", "Super Freak", "Cold-Blooded", "Unity") ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
    • Episode #2.4 (Feb 11, 2004) Himself, Performer ("Mary Jane", "Give it to Me Baby", "Super Freak"), Writer ("Mary Jane", "Give it to Me Baby", "Super Freak", "Cold-Blooded", "Unity")  Less
  • Primary photo for I Love the '80s Strikes BackI Love the '80s Strikes Back (TV Series) Performer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
    • 1981 (Oct 20, 2003) Performer ("Super Freak")  Less
  • Primary photo for Less Than PerfectLess Than Perfect (TV Series) Performer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2002 ) , Writer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
    • One Office Party Too Many (Dec 10, 2002) Performer ("Super Freak"), Writer ("Super Freak")  Less
  • Primary photo for HollaHolla (TV Series) Guest  Less 2002– 
  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Writer ("Can't Touch Me") ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for South ParkSouth Park (TV Series) Rick James ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
    • Chef Aid (Oct 7, 1998) Rick James (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 3 episodes, 1992–1997 ) , Writer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1992–1997 4
    • The She-Creature (Apr 5, 1997) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") (uncredited)  Less
    • The Leech Woman (Feb 8, 1997) Writer ("Super Freak") (uncredited)  Less
    • Attack of the Eye Creatures (Dec 5, 1992) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Beavis and Butt-HeadBeavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) Performer ("Superfreak") ( 1 episode, 1993 ) , Performer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 2
    • The Crush (Nov 8, 1993) Performer ("Super Freak")  Less
    • Yogurt's Cool (Jun 28, 1993) Performer ("Superfreak")  Less
  • Primary photo for Stars in Their EyesStars in Their Eyes (TV Series) Writer ("U Can't Touch This") ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
    • Episode #3.5 (Mar 21, 1992) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less
  • Primary photo for SjansSjans (TV Series) Performer ("Superfreak") ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
    • Dubbelspel (Feb 19, 1992) Performer ("Superfreak") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for In Living ColorIn Living Color (TV Series) Writer ("Superfreak") ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for The A-TeamThe A-Team (TV Series) Rick James ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Performer ("Glow", "Super Freak", "Steamroller Blues") ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Writer ("Super Freak") ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
    • The Heart of Rock N' Roll (Nov 5, 1985) Rick James, Performer ("Glow", "Super Freak", "Steamroller Blues"), Writer ("Super Freak")  Less
  • Primary photo for Solid GoldSolid Gold (TV Series) Writer ("In My House") ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
    • Episode #5.37 (Jun 15, 1985) Writer ("In My House")  Less
  • Primary photo for FameFame (TV Series) Lyrics ("Super Freak" (instrumental)) ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Music ("Super Freak" (instrumental)) ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Writer ("Cold Blooded") ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1982–1984 2
    • Fame Looks at Music '83 (Jan 28, 1984) Writer ("Cold Blooded")  Less
    • Passing Grade (Jan 14, 1982) Lyrics ("Super Freak" (instrumental)) (uncredited), Music ("Super Freak" (instrumental)) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Rock ConcertRock Concert (TV Series) Writer ("Mary Jane", "Sexy Lady", "Hollywood") ( 1 episode, 1979 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 1979 ) , Performer ("Mary Jane", "Sexy Lady", "Hollywood") ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979 1
    • Episode dated 10 February 1979 (Feb 10, 1979) Himself, Performer ("Mary Jane", "Sexy Lady", "Hollywood"), Writer ("Mary Jane", "Sexy Lady", "Hollywood")  Less
  • Primary photo for Soul TrainSoul Train (TV Series) Performer ("You and I", "Mary Jane") ( 1 episode, 1978 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 1978 ) , Writer ("You and I", "Mary Jane") ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
    • Jerry Butler/Rick James (Nov 18, 1978) Himself, Performer ("You and I", "Mary Jane"), Writer ("You and I", "Mary Jane")  Less
Self (32 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for 20th Century Masters: The Best of Rick James - The DVD Collection20th Century Masters: The Best of Rick James - The DVD Collection (Video) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for 4th Annual BET Awards4th Annual BET Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Chappelle's ShowChappelle's Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Surreal LifeThe Surreal Life (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for 20th Century Masters: The Best of 'The Temptations' - The DVD Collection20th Century Masters: The Best of 'The Temptations' - The DVD Collection (Video) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for 40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirrty Songs... Ever40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirrty Songs... Ever (TV Special) Himself (Song "She Blew My Mind 69 Times") / Archive Footage  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for I Love the '70sI Love the '70s (TV Series) Himself  Less 2003– 
  • Primary photo for 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for VH-1 Where Are They Now?VH-1 Where Are They Now? (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Getting PersonalGetting Personal (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Behind the MusicBehind the Music (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Motown 40: The Music Is ForeverMotown 40: The Music Is Forever (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Motown on Showtime: Temptations and Four TopsMotown on Showtime: Temptations and Four Tops (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for 1985 MTV Video Music Awards1985 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The New ShowThe New Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The 11th Annual American Music AwardsThe 11th Annual American Music Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Soul City USASoul City USA (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Live... And in PersonLive... And in Person (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, ForeverMotown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The 25th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 25th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The 10th Annual American Music AwardsThe 10th Annual American Music Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Late Night with David LettermanLate Night with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The American Music AwardsThe American Music Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Soul TrainSoul Train (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 1978–1981 )  Less 1978–1981
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  • Primary photo for The Midnight SpecialThe Midnight Special (TV Series) Himself - Host / Himself ( 2 episodes, 1978–1979 )  Less 1978–1979
  • Primary photo for Rock ConcertRock Concert (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Rockin' New Year's Eve 1979Rockin' New Year's Eve 1979 (TV Special) Himself - Performer  Less 1978 $44K
  • Primary photo for BandstandBandstand (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Die DrehscheibeDie Drehscheibe (TV Series) Singer ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974
Archive Footage (5 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The EightiesThe Eighties (TV Mini-series) Himself - Singer ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for UnsungUnsung (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2010–2015 )  Less 2010–2015
    • Rick James (Jan 14, 2015) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • Uncut (Apr 5, 2010) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Vanilla Ice ArchiveVanilla Ice Archive Himself (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for I'm Rick JamesI'm Rick James Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009 $1.2MM
  • Primary photo for Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1987
Other (8 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto VGrand Theft Auto V (Video Game) Soundtrack ("Party All the Time", "Give It To Me Baby") (as James A. Johnson)  Less 2013 $265MM
  • Primary photo for The GameThe Game (Video Game) Writer ("U Can't Touch This")  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto IVGrand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) Soundtrack ("Come Into My Life") (uncredited)  Less 2008 $100MM
  • Primary photo for Skate.Skate. (Video Game) Performer ("Give It To Me Baby"), Writer ("Give It To Me Baby")  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesGrand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) Soundtrack ("Mary Jane") (uncredited), Writer ("Mary Jane") (uncredited)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Scarface: The World Is YoursScarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) Performer ("Give It To Me Baby", "Super Freak"), Writer ("Give It To Me Baby", "Super Freak")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasGrand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) Soundtrack ("Cold Blooded") (uncredited), Writer ("Cold Blooded") (uncredited)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityGrand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) Soundtrack ("Ghetto Life") (uncredited), Writer ("All Night Long", "Ghetto Life") (uncredited)  Less 2002

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