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Smokey Robinson

Highest Rated:   76% Rejoice & Shout (2011)
Lowest Rated:   30% Hollywood Homicide (2003)
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Birthplace:   Detroit, Michigan, USA
Got his nickname from an uncle who took him to cowboy films as a child and called him by the "cowboy name" of "Smokey Joe." Although he has co-authored such soul classics as "Ooo Baby Baby" and "Tracks of My Tears," which he performed with the Miracles, and the Temptations' "My Girl," he has only won one Grammy (in addition to a Grammy Living Legend award). Had 27 Top 40 hits with the Miracles, and wrote hits for such artists as Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Mary Wells and the Marvelettes. Named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Received a National Medal of Arts honor in 2002. Became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1990. in 2009, received an honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music, where he gave the commencement speech. That same year, he and The Miracles were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
76% Rejoice & Shout
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Michael Jackson: The Life Of An Icon
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet I'm Rick James - The Definitive DVD
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Four Tops - Reach Out
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Let the Music Play: The Barry White Story
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Pushed to the Limit
  • Limo Driver
2006
No Score Yet Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: The Definitive Performances
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Love Songs 2
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet #1 Country Hits: Country Love Songs
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Ed Sullivan's Rock N' Roll Classics
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Soulful Sixties
  • Actor
2004
30% Hollywood Homicide
  • Cabbie
2003
No Score Yet Smokey Robinson: Food For the Spirit
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Smokey Robinson: The Greatest Hits Live
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Temptations
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Smokey Robinson: The Greatest Hits Live
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Heart of Rock - Classic Love Songs
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Smokey Robinson: Standing Room Only
  • Actor
1990
30% The Borrower
  • Guard
1989
No Score Yet Michael Jackson - The Legend Continues
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Rock & Roll Collection: Dick Clark's Golden Greats, Vol. II
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Marvin Gaye
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Knights of the City
  • Himself
1986
No Score Yet Motown Time Capsule: The 70's
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Born To Rock
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Soul of R&B
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Hullabaloo - V. 1
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet T.A.M.I. Show
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet Marvin Gaye - Motown Showtime Presents
  • Actor
No Score Yet Rock Encyclopedia 1976
  • Actor
No Score Yet Motown Returns to the Apollo
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Sing-off
2009-2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Performer
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Performer
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010
  • Performer
  • Producer

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