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Jack Nitzsche (1937–2000)

Jack Nitzsche was born on April 22, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Bernard Alfred Nitzsche. He was married to Buffy Sainte-Marie and Gracia Ann May. He died on August 25, 2000 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Death Proof
Death Proof Music Department
(2007)
Dogma
Dogma Soundtrack
(1999)
Grindhouse
Grindhouse Soundtrack
(2007)
Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack
(2001)

Filmography

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 2015 Lead with Your Heart (TV Movie) (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ryan Reynolds/Terrence Howard/Kelly Clarkson (2015) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
 2015 The 87th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "Up Where We Belong")
 2014 Two Days, One Night ("La Nuit N'en Finit Plus")
 2014 Life Line Booth (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Forbidden Sidewalk: Part Two (2014) ... (performer: "One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (Closing Theme)")
 2013 Hello Ladies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Long Beach (2013) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
 2013 20 Feet from Stardom (Documentary) (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Winner Announced (2012) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Amor (2012) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2011 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2011: Auditions 7 (2011) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
 2010 Misfits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2010) ... (performer: "Aloha los Pescadores" - uncredited)
 2010 Easy A (writer: "Symphonies")
 2010 A Day in the Life of a Diabetic (Documentary short) (writer: "Needles and Pins" - uncredited)
 2010 The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Buried Pleasure (2010) ... (music: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
 2009 Miranda (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Job (2009) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
 2008 DR's store juleshow (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2008 Polyformia (Short) (music: "Night of the Electric Insects")
 2008 The Wrecking Crew! (Documentary) (performer: "Baja", "Puerto Vallarta", "Old Town") / (writer: "Puerto Vallarta", "Old Town")
 2008 CSNY/Déjà Vu (Documentary) (arranger: "Shakey Pictures Fanfare" - as Jack Nietzche)
 2007 99 francs (writer: "Sure Thing")
 2007 Patinando por un sueño (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 August 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rebexorcist (2007) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong (instrumental)" - uncredited)
 2007 Death Proof (performer: "The Last Race") / (writer: "The Last Race")
 2007 Grindhouse (performer: "The Last Race") / (writer: "The Last Race")
 2006 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Bootcamp 2 (2006) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
- Auditions 5 (2006) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
 2006 RV (writer: "Needles and Pins")
 2005 Yours, Mine & Ours (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2005 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Food Stamps (2005) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2005 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Erection Day (2005) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2004 Idool 2004 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 5 - One Hit Wonder (2004) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Filmmusik (2004) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2004 The Murmuring Coast ("Needles and Pins")
 2004 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 30 Group 2 Performance Show (2004) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2003 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Three Men and a Lady (2003) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2002 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2002) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2002 The Dog Trick (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 2002 Long Time Dead (writer: "Sure Thing")
 2001 Family Guy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Emission Impossible (2001) ... (music: "Up Where We Belong")
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (writer: "Elephant Love Medley")
 2000 The British Invasion Returns (Video) (writer: "Needles and Pins")
 1999 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Love Means Having to Say You're Sorry (1999) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
- Mrs. Kraft (1999) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
 1999 Dogma (performer: "Aloha Los Pescadores" - as Jack Nitzche) / (writer: "Aloha Los Pescadores" - as Jack Nitzche)
 1998 A Civil Action (lyrics: "Hard Workin' Man" (1978)) / (music: "Hard Workin' Man" (1978))
 1998 La vida en el aire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins" - as Jack Nitsche)
 1998 Essence Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
 1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 18. Juli 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins" - uncredited)
  The Hunger (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1997) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- The Swords (1997) ... (performer: "Tibby's Revenge") / (writer: "Tibby's Revenge")
 1997 The Pale Horse (TV Movie) (writer: "Needles and Pins")
 1994-1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Revenge of the Creature (1997) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
- The Brute Man (1996) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
- Girls Town (1994) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 1996 Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One with the Chicken Pox (1996) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
 1995 Boys on the Side (writer: "Officer And A Gentleman")
 1994 Ladybird Ladybird (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 1992 Shindig! Presents British Invasion Vol. 1 (Video short) (writer: "Needles and Pins")
 1989 The Abyss (music: "The Walk To The Gas Chamber" - uncredited) / (performer: "The Walk To The Gas Chamber" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Walk To The Gas Chamber" - uncredited)
 1989 The 61st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 1986 First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins" - uncredited)
 1985 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.1 (1985) ... (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 1984 Fame (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Fame Looks at Music '83 (1984) ... (music: "Up Where We Belong" - uncredited)
 1983 The 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Up Where We Belong")
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman (music: "Up Where We Belong" (1982), "Theme from 'An Officer and a Gentleman'" (1982))
 1981 King of the Mountain (producer: "Dangerous Strangers", "Where Do I Fit In?")
 1981 Cutter's Way (music: "We're Old Enough to Know") / (performer: "We're Old Enough to Know")
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Frog Story (1981) ... (writer: "Gone Dead Train")
 1980 Melvin and Howard (writer: "Gone Dead Train")
 1980 Heart Beat (music: "I LOVE HER TOO")
 1980 Cruising (producer: "Heat Of The Moment", "Loneliness", "Spy Boy", "When I Close My Eyes I See Blood", "Shakedown", "Pullin' My String", "Lions Share", "Hypnotize", "It's So Easy")
 1979 When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (writer: "No One Knows Better Than You")
 1978 Blue Collar (lyrics: "Hard Workin Man") / (music: "Hard Workin Man")
 1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 3 November 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins")
- Episode dated 20 October 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins")
- Episode dated 6 October 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins")
 1975 Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight (performer: "On the Moodus Run")
 1972 Greaser's Palace (music: "Turquoise Skies")
 1970 Soldier Blue (producer: "Soldier Blue")
 1970 Performance (writer: "Gone Dead Train", "Dyed, Dead, Red", "The Hashishin")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #2.22 (1965) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins")
- Episode #2.5 (1965) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins")
- Episode #1.47 (1965) ... (writer: "Burn on Love")
- Episode #1.41 (1965) ... (writer: "Burn on Love")
 1965 Village of the Giants ("Marianne", "Nothing Can Stand In My Way", "The Last Race", uncredited)
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.40 (1965) ... (writer: "Should I Cry?")
 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.27 (1964) ... (writer: "Needles And Pins")
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Co-wrote (with Sonny Bono) the song "Needles and Pins" for The Searchers which gave him his start in show business. See more »

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