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Jimmy Cliff


Jimmy Cliff was born on April 1, 1948 in St. Catherine, Jamaica as James Chambers. See full bio »
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  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Muscle Shoals (2014) ... (performer: "Sitting in Limbo") / (writer: "Sitting in Limbo")
 2013/I Rush (performer: "Many Rivers to Cross") / (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
  Death in Paradise (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #2.8 (2013) ... (performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" - uncredited)
 2013 Warm Bodies (performer: "Sitting in Limbo") / (writer: "Sitting in Limbo")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grand Finale (Results) (2012) ... (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Final (2012) ... (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
 2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 July 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" - uncredited)
  Falling Skies (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Silent Kill (2011) ... (performer: "Many Rivers To Cross" - uncredited) / (writer: "Many Rivers To Cross" - uncredited)
 2011 Case départ (performer: "Many Rivers to Cross") / (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Harder They Come") / (writer: "The Harder They Come")
 2011 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
  This Is England '86 (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" - uncredited)
 2010 Made in Dagenham (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" - as Cliff)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Kyra Sedgwick/Bret Michaels/Jimmy Cliff/Dave's Mom (2010) ... (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" - uncredited)
 2010 Animal Kingdom (performer: "Sitting in Limbo") / (writer: "Sitting in Limbo")
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Movie) (writer: "Many Rivers To Cross")
 2009 Der Mann auf der Brücke (TV Movie) (writer: "You can get it")
 2008/I Fool's Gold (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
  Secret Diary of a Call Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Episode #1.7 (2007) ... (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want") / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 2006 Griffin & Phoenix (performer: "I Can See Clearly Now")
 2006 This Is England (writer: "Let's Dance")
 2006 Big Love (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Where There's a Will (2006) ... (performer: "I Can See Clearly Now")
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (performer: "Come into My Life") / (writer: "Come into My Life")
 2005 Into the Blue (performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People") / (writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People")
 2005 In Her Shoes (performer: "Sitting in Limbo" (1970)) / (writer: "Sitting in Limbo" (1970))
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Harder They Come") / (writer: "The Harder They Come")
 2005 Runt (performer: "Sitting in Limbo", "The Harder They Come", "Bongo Man", "Wonderful World, Beautiful People") / (writer: "Sitting in Limbo", "The Harder They Come", "Bongo Man", "Wonderful World, Beautiful People")
 2005/I Hitch (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" (1970)) / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" (1970))
 2004 Blackpool (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 2004 Peace One Day (Documentary) (performer: "Peace One Day", "I Can See Clearly Now") / (writer: "Peace One Day")
 2003 Something's Gotta Give (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want") / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
  One Tree Hill (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- All That You Can't Leave Behind (2003) ... (performer: "Many Rivers To Cross" - uncredited) / (writer: "Many Rivers To Cross" - uncredited)
 2000 Love, Honor and Obey (writer: "The Harder They Come")
 1999 The Muse (performer: "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah") / (writer: "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah")
 1999 The Match (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 1999 East Is East (performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" (1970)) / (writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" (1970))
 1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want") / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" - as James E. Chambers)
 1997 Acústico MTV: Titãs (TV Movie) (performer: "Querem Meu Sangue") / (writer: "Querem Meu Sangue")
 1996 Alles nur Tarnung (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight (performer: "Many Rivers To Cross") / (writer: "Many Rivers To Cross")
 1996 Children of the Revolution (performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People") / (writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People")
 1995 Nothing Personal (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want") / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 1995 Roommates (writer: "MANY RIVERS TO CROSS")
 1994 Jason's Lyric (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
 1993 Cool Runnings (performer: "I Can See Clearly Now")
 1991 Cool as Ice (writer: "Sitting in Limbo" - as Cliff)
 1990 Marked for Death (performer: "No Justice", "John Crow", "Rebel In Me") / (writer: "No Justice", "John Crow", "Rebel In Me")
 1989 Lost Angels (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
 1989 Scandal (writer: "Miss Jamaica" - uncredited)
 1988 Cocktail (performer: "Shelter Of Your Love") / (producer: "Shelter Of Your Love") / (writer: "Shelter Of Your Love")
 1986 Something Wild (performer: "You Don't Have to Cry")
 1986 Club Paradise (performer: "Club Paradise", "American Plan, "Brightest Star", "The Lion Awakes", "Third World People", "You Cant Keep A Good Man Down", "Seven-Day Weekend", "Island In The Sun") / (writer: "Club Paradise", "American Plan, "Brightest Star", "The Lion Awakes", "Third World People", "You Cant Keep A Good Man Down", "Seven-Day Weekend")
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 1986) (performer - 1 episode, 1986)
- Yankee Dollar (1986) ... (performer: "The Harder They Come" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Harder They Come" - uncredited)
- The Prodigal Son (1985) ... (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross" - uncredited)
 1984 DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues (Video) (performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People", "You Can Get It If You Really Want") / (writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People", "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 1983 D.C. Cab (performer: "Vietnam")
 1974 If Mother Could See Me Now (performer: "Sitting Here in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "The Harder They Come", "Many Rivers to Cross" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sitting Here in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "The Harder They Come", "Many Rivers to Cross" - uncredited)
 1972 The Harder They Come (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Many Rivers To Cross", "The Harder They Come", "Sitting Here In Limbo") / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Many Rivers To Cross", "The Harder They Come", "Sitting Here In Limbo")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

A member of the "Artists United Against Apartheid" charity project in 1985. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

My records were becoming hits in South Africa, they were songs they were using to fight the Apartheid system. I didn't have clear knowledge of the embargo but if I had I still would have gone because it was what my singing was about. I was not going to Sun City to earn money, I was going to Soweto to sing to the people who had been using my music for freedom. I don't regret it. Before we went on ... See more »

Trivia:

Bob Dylan called Cliff's single "Vietnam" the best protest song he had ever heard. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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