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Jimmy Jam (I)


Jimmy Jam was born on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as James Samuel Harris III. He has been married to Lisa Padilla since June 25, 1994. They have three children. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2011-2014 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Tested (2014) ... (writer: "Let's Wait Awhile" - uncredited)
- Puppet Master (2013) ... (writer: "Nasty/Rhythm Nation" - uncredited)
- Michael (2012) ... (writer: "Scream" - uncredited)
- Hold on to Sixteen (2011) ... (writer: "Control" - uncredited)
 2009-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (writer: "All Nite (Don't Stop)")
- Round 1: Part 1 (2009) ... (writer: "Nasty" - as James Harris III, uncredited)
 2013 American Music Awards 2013 (TV Movie) (writer: "Poetic Justice")
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (writer: "Can You Stand the Rain")
 2013 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.98 (2013) ... (writer: "Poetic Justice")
 1994-2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Adam Levine/Kendrick Lamar (2013) ... (writer: "Poetic Justice")
- Janet Jackson (2004) ... (writer: "All Nite (Don't Stop)", "Strawberry Bounce")
- Heather Locklear/Janet Jackson (1994) ... (writer: "Throb", "Any Time, Any Place")
 2012 RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Queens Behaving Badly (2012) ... (writer: "Nasty")
 2008-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "No More Drama" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.3 (2008) ... (writer: "Scream" - uncredited)
 2012 The X Factor Philippines (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 11 Performance Night (2012) ... (performer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free")
 2012 Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Is It Scary", "Scream")
 2012 Celeste & Jesse Forever (writer: "On Bended Knee")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.68 (2012) ... (writer: "What Have You Done for Me Lately?" - uncredited)
 2011 2011 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (writer: "#Trendin'")
 2011 Happy Feet Two (writer: "Rhythm Nation" - as James Harris III)
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2011 Grand Finale (2011) ... (writer: "Scream" - uncredited)
 2011 Jumping the Broom (writer: "How Can You Love Me" - as James Harris III)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: "What Have You Done For Me Lately" - as James Harris III)
 2010 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Freddy Spaghetti (2010) ... (writer: "On Bended Knee" - uncredited)
 2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Briggitte Reinholt (2009) ... (writer: "Nasty" - uncredited)
 2009 This Is It (Documentary) (writer: "HIStory" - as James Harris III)
 2009 Being Erica (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shhh... Don't Tell (2009) ... (writer: "Supermodel (You Better Work)")
 2009/II Precious (writer: "Soul Holidays" - as James Samuel Harris III)
 2008 The Haunting of Molly Hartley (writer: "U a Freak (Nasty Girl)" - as James Harris III)
 2008 Soulería (Video) (writer: "Me rindo a tí" - as Harris Samuel III)
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (writer: "Just Be Good to Me" - as James Harris III)
 2007 Sunday Best (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (2007) ... (writer: "Optimistic" - uncredited)
 2007 Code Name: The Cleaner (writer: "Ur Uh Freak" - as James Harris)
 2006 Akeelah and the Bee (producer: "Definition of Love") / (writer: "Definition of Love" - as James Harris III)
 2005 Roll Bounce (writer: "Pure Gold" - as James Harris III)
 2005 The Dukes of Hazzard (producer: "These Boots are Made for Walkin'")
 2005 Last Days (writer: "On Bended Knee" - as James Harris III)
 2005 Robots (producer: "LOVE'S DANCE") / (writer: "LOVE'S DANCE" - as James Samuel Harris III)
 2004 Melinda and Melinda (writer: "Come On" (1994) - as James Harris III)
 2004 Shark Tale (producer: "Sweet Kind of Life") / (writer: "Sweet Kind of Life" - as James Harris III)
 2004 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.12 (2004) ... (writer: "Rhythm Nation", "Together Again", "All Nite (Don't Stop)" - uncredited)
 2004 Along Came Polly (writer: "LUV ME LUV ME" - as James Harris III)
 2003 Honey (writer: "No More Drama")
 2003 Radio (producer: "Eyes of the Heart (Radio's Song)" (2003)) / (writer: "Eyes of the Heart (Radio's Song)" (2003))
 2003 The Fighting Temptations ("Everything I Do", "He Still Loves Me", "Come Back Home", "Time To Come Home") / (producer: "Heaven Knows", "Everything I Do", "He Still Loves Me", "Come Back Home", "Time To Come Home")
 2001-2003 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode dated 8 July 2003 (2003) ... (writer: "Feels So Good" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 15 May 2003 (2003) ... (writer: "Feels So Good" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 7 August 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "Feels So Good" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 26 April 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "Feels So Good" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 3 April 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "Feels So Good" - uncredited)
 2002 Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Come on Get Up", "You Ain't Right", "All for You", "Love Will Never Do (Without You)", "Trust a Try", "Medley: Come Back to Me/Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Medley: Runaway/Miss You Much/When I Think of You/Escapade", "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)", "Got 'til It's Gone", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Medley: What Have You Done for Me Lately/Control/Nasty/Boys", "Alright", "Love Scene (Ooh Baby) (Instrumental Interlude)", "Would You Mind", "If", "Rhythm Nation", "Doesn't Really Matter", "Someone to Call My Lover", "Together Again" - as James Harris III, uncredited)
 2001 How High (writer: "Would You Mind")
 2001 Stars 2001 - Die Aids-Gala (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Never Too Far")
 2001 Glitter (performer: "The Flow") / (producer: "Lillie's Blue", "Twister", "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On", "Lead The Way", "The Flow", "Want You", "Never Too Far", "Reflections (Care Enough)") / (writer: "Lillie's Blue", "Twister", "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On", "The Flow", "Tell Me If You Still Care", "Want You", "Never Too Far")
 2001 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fromme Finte (2001) ... (writer: "Nasty")
 2001 MTV Icon: Janet Jackson (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Scream" (uncredited), "You Can Be Mine" (uncredited), "Nasty" (uncredited), "Control" (uncredited), "When I Think of You" (uncredited), "Let's Wait Awhile" (Control - 1986), "Rhythm Nation" (uncredited), "State of the World" (uncredited), "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" (Rhythm Nation - 1989))
 2001 Down to Earth ("Thug Music Play On")
 2000 The Emperor's New Groove (arranger: "My Funny Friend and Me") / (producer: "My Funny Friend and Me")
 2000 Duets (writer: "What Have You Done For Me Lately")
 2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (writer: "Doesn't Really Matter" - as James Harris III)
 2000 Love & Basketball (writer: "Making Love In The Rain")
 2000 Next Friday (writer: - as J. Harris) / (writer: "Friday" - as James Harris)
 1999 The Best Man (writer: "The Best Man I Can Be")
 1999 Flava (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Flava Featuring Mel G (1999) ... (writer: "Feels So Good", "Got 'til It's Gone" - uncredited)
 1999 10 Things I Hate About You (writer: "Just Be Good To Me")
 1998 The Prince of Egypt (producer: "I Will Get There")
 1998 Janet: The Velvet Rope (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Velvet Rope", "If", "You", "Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Control Medley: Control/The Pleasure Principle/What Have You Done for Me Lately/Nasty", "Throb", "Escapade Medley: Escapade/When I Think of You/Miss You Much/Runaway/Love Will Never Do (Without You)", "Alright", "I Get Lonely", "Anytime, Anyplace", "Rope Burn", "What About", "Rhythm Nation", "Special", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Got 'til It's Gone", "Go Deep", "Together Again" - as James Harris III, uncredited)
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (arranger: "Free Again", "The Art Of Seduction", "Make My Body Hot", "Makes Me Sweat", "Beautiful", "Luv Me, Luv Me", "Mastablasta '98", "Never Say Never Again", "Your Home Is In My Heart" (Stella's Love Theme), "Let Me Have You") / (producer: "Free Again", "The Art Of Seduction", "Make My Body Hot", "Makes Me Sweat", "Dance For Me", "Beautiful", "Luv Me, Luv Me", "Escape To Jamaica", "Mastablasta '98", "Never Say Never Again", "Your Home Is In My Heart" (Stella's Love Theme), "Let Me Have You") / (writer: "Free Again", "The Art Of Seduction", "Make My Body Hot", "Dance For Me", "Beautiful", "Luv Me, Luv Me", "Never Say Never Again", "Your Home Is In My Heart" (Stella's Love Theme))
 1998 Snake Eyes (writer: "Come On")
 1998 Soul Music Festival: Part IV (TV Movie) (writer: "Encore" - uncredited)
 1997 How to Be a Player (writer: "Nasty" - as James Harris III.)
 1997/I Ghosts (Short) (producer: "2 BAD")
 1996 The ITV Chart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 November 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Rhythm Nation" - uncredited)
 1996 Space Jam (producer: "I Turn To You")
 1996 Set It Off (writer: "Days of Our Lives")
 1996 Bulletproof (writer: "Chocolate (Cuties and Condoms)")
 1996 First Kid (writer: "The Pressure" - as James Harris III)
 1995 Money Train ("Oh Baby") / (producer: "The Thrill I'm In") / (writer: "The Thrill I'm In" - as James Harris III)
 1995 Friday (writer: "Control")
 1994 A Low Down Dirty Shame (writer: "TURN IT UP", "GOTTA GET YO' GROOVE ON")
 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III (as James Harris III, "Mood", "The Right Kinda Lover", "Right Thing, Wrong Way") / (producer: "Mood", "The Right Kinda Lover", "Right Thing, Wrong Way")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1992) - uncredited)
 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Again")
 1993 Poetic Justice (producer: "Again") / (writer: "Again" - as James Harris III)
 1992 Mo' Money (performer: "The New Style") / (producer: "Money Can't Buy You Love", "Mo' Money Groove", "Ice Cream Dream", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "A Job Ain't Nuthin' But Work", "My Dear", "I Adore You", "Joy", "The New Style", "Let's Get Together (So Groovy Now)", "Forever Love", "Let's Just Run Away", "Brother Will") / (writer: "Money Can't Buy You Love", "Mo' Money Groove", "Ice Cream Dream", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "A Job Ain't Nuthin' But Work", "My Dear", "I Adore You", "The New Style", "Let's Get Together (So Groovy Now)", "Forever Love", "Let's Just Run Away", "Brother Will" - as James Harris III)
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Halloween (1991) ... (writer: "Romantic" - uncredited)
- Leading from the Heart (1991) ... (writer: "Romantic" - uncredited)
 1991 House Party 2 (writer: "Rated R", "Optimistic" - as James Harris III)
 1990 Graffiti Bridge (writer: "Blondie")
 1990 Ghost Dad (writer: "Miss You Much")
 1990 Rockopop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 February 1990 (1990) ... (writer: "Rhythm Nation")
 1990 NBA Superstars (Video documentary) (writer: "Control")
 1990 Rhythm Nation 1814 (Short) (writer: "Miss You Much", "The Knowledge", "Rhythm Nation")
 1989 The Royal Variety Performance 1989 (TV Movie) (writer: "Rhythm Nation" - uncredited)
 1989 Soul Train (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Starpoint/Cherrelle/Robert Brookins & Stephanie Mills (1989) ... (writer: "Affair", "Everything I Miss At Home" - uncredited)
 1988 Casual Sex? (writer: "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" - as James Harris III)
 1988 Totally Minnie (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Nasty") / (music: "Nasty")
 1988 Tommys Hollywood Report (TV Movie) (writer: "Dance Out of My Head")
 1987 Eddie Murphy Raw (Documentary) ("What Have You Done For Me Lately")
 1987 Dragnet (producer: "Just the Facts", "Helplessly in Love") / (writer: "Just the Facts", "Helplessly in Love")
 1987 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blonde on Blonde (1987) ... (writer: "Nasty" - uncredited)
 1986 Tough Guys (lyrics: "Nasty") / (music: "Nasty")
 1985 Krush Groove (writer: "Tender Love" - as James Harris III)
 1983 Richard Pryor... Here and Now (Documentary) (writer: "Just be Good to Me")
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