Quincy Jones

Lowest Rated: 12% Steel (1997)
Birthday: Mar 14, 1933
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in Chicago, African-American composer/musician Quincy Jones grew up in Seattle. An alumnus of both the Berklee School and Boston's Schillinger school of music, the 17-year-old Jones became a trumpeter/arranger for Dizzy Gillespie, then toured with Lionel Hampton before organizing his own band. From the late '50s through 1968, Jones held down executive posts at Barclay Records of Paris and Mercury Records of Hollywood. The first of Jones' jazz-dominated movie scores was for 1965's The Pawnbroker; subsequent film assignments included In Cold Blood (1967), In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Wiz (1978) and The Color Purple (1984), which he co-produced. Equally active on the small screen, Jones composed theme and incidental music for the TV series I Spy and Ironside, and in 1978 won an Emmy for his work on the monumental miniseries Roots. A pioneer in the realm of music video, Jones produced and arranged the blockbuster Michael Jackson video Thriller, which earned him one of his two dozen-plus Grammies. Jones also organized and produced the all-star benefit video We Are the World, assembling a fantastic aggregation of top recording talent with the admonition "Check your vanity at the door." In 1990, Jones was the subject of the documentary film Listen Up. Quincy Jones was honored with the Jean Hersholt humanitarian award at the 1995 Academy Awards celebration. He has appeared in numerous documentaries about musicians and celebrities, and lent his vocal talents to Disney's Fantasia 2000 in 1999, and making a cameo appearance in Austin Powers in Goldmember. He contributed to the score of Get Rick or Die Tryin'.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
82% Quincy Actor 2018
100% Survivors Guide to Prison Actor 2018
91% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World Actor $0.3M 2017
94% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary Actor $0.2M 2017
No Score Yet Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth Actor 2017
No Score Yet I Go Back Home - Jimmy Scott Actor 2016
98% Keep On Keepin' On Producer Actor $0.2M 2014
No Score Yet Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Actor 2013
64% Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp Actor 2013
83% Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic Actor 2013
No Score Yet Rising Above the Blues: The Story of Jimmy Scott Actor 2013
No Score Yet Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth Actor 2013
92% Bad 25 Actor 2012
100% Under African Skies Actor 2012
95% Sing Your Song Quincy Jones $48.2K 2012
No Score Yet Dudamel: Let The Children Play Actor 2011
No Score Yet Wheedle's Groove Actor 2010
No Score Yet Michael Jackson: The Inside Story - What Killed the King of Pop? Actor 2010
No Score Yet Michael Jackson History: The King of Pop 1958-2009 Actor 2010
No Score Yet Oscar Peterson: The Life of a Legend Actor 2010
No Score Yet Celia: The Queen Actor 2008
No Score Yet Quincy Jones - The 75th Birthday Celebration: Live At Montreux 2008 Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Jazz Baroness Actor 2008
No Score Yet Brando Actor 2007
No Score Yet King: Man of Peace in a Time of War Actor 2007
No Score Yet Evening With Quincy Jones Actor 2007
No Score Yet We Are the Future Actor 2006
No Score Yet African American Lives Actor 2006
No Score Yet Ella: The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald Actor 2006
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God Producer Executive Producer 2005
No Score Yet The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya Bars Up Executive Producer 2005
No Score Yet Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee Actor 2004
No Score Yet America Beyond the Color Line Actor 2004
No Score Yet The N-Word Actor 2004
No Score Yet Apollo At 70: A Hot Night in Harlem Actor 2004
No Score Yet Quincy Jones: In the Pocket Actor 2002
43% The Rules of Attraction Dicky $6.5M 2002
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember Himself $213.1M 2002
No Score Yet Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet The Smokers Executive Producer 2001
81% Fantasia 2000 Narrator 2000
No Score Yet Passing Glory Executive Producer Producer 1999
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
12% Steel Producer 1997
No Score Yet Quincy Jones: 50 Years in Music: Live at Montreux Actor 1996
89% A Great Day in Harlem Actor 1995
No Score Yet Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar Actor 1995
No Score Yet Miles Davis & Quincy Jones - Live at Montreux Actor 1991
No Score Yet Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones Actor 1990
No Score Yet Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs Actor 1989
85% The Color Purple Producer 1985
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra - Portrait of an Album Actor 1985
No Score Yet We Are the World: The Video Event Actor 1985
No Score Yet Come Back, Charleston Blue Screenwriter 1972
No Score Yet Of Men and Demons Actor 1969
No Score Yet Jazz Icons: Quincy Jones: Live in '60 Actor 1960

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
84% Empire
2015
Huey
  • 2015
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Appearing Performer
  • 2013
  • 2007
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
Himself
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Himself Executive Producer Producer
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1990
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Appleton
  • 1967

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