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Dr. John was born on November 21, 1940, in New Orleans, Louisiana, as Malcolm Rebbenack. At 13 he decided to become a musician, and was supported by his family, who themselves were musicians in a small way. "Mac" dropped out of school in the 11th grade in 1956, at the age of 16, to become a blues piano player. He has become known as "Dr. John, The... See full bio »

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 2016/I The Jungle Book (performer: "The Bare Necessities" - as DR. JOHN)
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The King and I (2016) ... (performer: "Big Chief")
 2006-2015 Curious George (TV Series) (performer - 108 episodes)
- Curious George's Amazon Adventure/Monkey Senses (2015) ... (performer: "Curious George Theme Song", "Curious George Main Title Theme", "Curious George End Theme")
- George's Curious Dragon Dance/Bowling for Bobolinks (2015) ... (performer: "Curious George Theme Song", "Curious George Main Title Theme", "Curious George End Theme")
- Happy Valentine's Day, George!/Oh Deer (2015) ... (performer: "Curious George Theme Song", "Curious George Main Title Theme", "Curious George End Theme")
- George's Photo Finish/Monkey Mystery Gift (2014) ... (performer: "Curious George Theme Song", "Curious George Main Title Theme", "Curious George End Theme")
- Monkey Goes Batty/Curious George and the Balloon Hound (2014) ... (performer: "Curious George Theme Song", "Curious George Main Title Theme", "Curious George End Theme")
 1977-2014 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Drake (2014) ... (performer: "My Opinionation" - uncredited)
- Broderick Crawford/Levon Helm/Dr. John/The Meters (1977) ... (performer: "Sing Sing Sing", "Ain't That a Lot of Love")
  American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Burn, Witch. Burn! (2013) ... (performer: "Right Place, Wrong Time" - uncredited) / (writer: "Right Place, Wrong Time" - uncredited)
  North America (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Outlaws and Skeletons (2013) ... (performer: "Such A Night") / (writer: "Such A Night" - as Malcolm J. Rebennack)
  The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Originals (2013) ... (performer: "Revolution" - uncredited) / (writer: "Revolution" - as Mac Rebennack, uncredited)
  Scandal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Top of the Hour (2013) ... (performer: "Right Place Wrong Time" - uncredited) / (writer: "Right Place Wrong Time" - uncredited)
 2013 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Lonely Boy")
 2010 Skate 3 (Video Game) (performer: "Right Place, Wrong Time")
  Treme (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010)
- Right Place, Wrong Time (2010) ... (performer: "Right Place, Wrong Time", "My Indian Red" - uncredited) / (writer: "Right Place, Wrong Time" - uncredited)
- Meet De Boys on the Battlefront (2010) ... (performer: "When the Saints Go Marching In" - uncredited)
- Do You Know What It Means (2010) ... (performer: "Mama Roux" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mama Roux" - uncredited)
 2010 Welcome to the Rileys (performer: "The Honeydripper", "New Island Midnight") / (writer: "New Island Midnight" - as Malcolm Rebennack)
 2009 Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Princess and the Frog (2009) ... (performer: "Down in New Orleans")
 2009 The Princess and the Frog (performer: "Down in New Orleans")
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)", "Lazybones")
 2009 The Perfect Game (performer: "Take Me Out to The Ballgame")
 2008 True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Don't Wanna Know (2008) ... (performer: "I Don't Wanna Know" - uncredited)
 2008 Mad Money (performer: " (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away") / (writer: " (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away" - as Mac Rebennack)
 2007 My Sexiest Year (performer: "Boy Into Man", "How Lucky", "You Are So Beautiful", "Piano Bar", "Piano Bar 2") / (writer: "Boy Into Man", "How Lucky" - as Mac Rebbenack)
 2007 The Brave One (performer: "Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya")
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane (performer: "Right Place Wrong Time") / (writer: "Right Place Wrong Time" - as Malcolm J. "Dr. John" Rebennack)
 2005 Sahara (performer: "Right Place, Wrong Time") / (writer: "Right Place, Wrong Time")
 2005 Son of the Mask (performer: "If My Friends Could See Me Now") / (producer: "If My Friends Could See Me Now")
 2004 Boston Legal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Change of Course (2004) ... (performer: "Since I Fell For You")
 2004 Walking Tall (performer: "Right Place, Wrong Time") / (writer: "Right Place, Wrong Time" - as Malcolm Rebennack)
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (performer: "Big Chief", "Blue Monk')
 2003 Foolproof (performer: "Right Place Wrong Time") / (writer: "Right Place Wrong Time" - as Mac Rebennack)
 2003 Holes (performer: "Let's Make a Better World")
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mergers and Acquisitions (2002) ... (writer: "When the Battle Is Over" - uncredited)
 2002 They (writer: "Lost in You" - as Malcolm Rebennack)
 2002 High Crimes (performer: "Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya") / (writer: "Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya" - as John Creaux)
 2000 Lucky Numbers (performer: "Right Place, Wrong Time") / (writer: "Right Place, Wrong Time" - as Mac Rebennack)
 2000 Meet the Parents (performer: "Big Chief")
 1999/I Just the Ticket (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 1998 Free Money (performer: "Money (That's What I Want)")
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (performer: "Season Of The Witch")
 1997 Scream 2 (writer: "Right Place Wrong Time" - as Mac Rebennack)
 1996 101 Dalmatians (performer: "Cruella De Vil") / (producer: "Cruella De Vil" - as Mac Rebennack)
 1996 Bogus (performer: "The Best of Friends") / (producer: "The Best of Friends")
 1996 A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Cold Shot", "Six Strings Down", "Tick Tock", "SRV Shuffle")
 1996 Mrs. Winterbourne (performer: "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive")
 1996 Flirting with Disaster (performer: "Anything But Love", "Flirting With Disaster") / (writer: "Flirting With Disaster")
 1994 The Joust (Short) (performer: "RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIME" - as Doctor John) / (writer: "RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIME")
 1994 Mixed Nuts (performer: "Mixed Nuts")
 1994 Exit to Eden (performer: "Careless Love")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Whole New Ballgame (1994) ... (performer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame")
 1994 The Little Rascals (performer: "YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY")
 1994 Dead Beat (performer: "I Was a Fool")
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (writer: "Lights Out" - as Mac Rebbenack)
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Very Special Christmas with Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) ... (performer: "Frosty the Snowman")
 1993 Short Cuts (writer: "Full Moon", "To Hell with Love", "Prisoner of Life", "I Don't Know You")
 1993 Dazed and Confused (performer: "Right Place, Wrong Time") / (writer: "Right Place, Wrong Time" - as Malcolm J. Rebennack)
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (performer: "Makin' Whoopee")
 1993 The Night We Never Met ("Candy") / (performer: "More Than You Know")
 1992 The Mighty Ducks (performer: "AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE")
 1991 Hudson Hawk (performer: "HUDSON HAWK THEME")
 1991 He Said, She Said (performer: "Blah-Blah-Blah", "I'm Just A Lucky So-and-So")
 1990 Air America (writer: "Right Place, Wrong Time")
 1989 Heart of Dixie (writer: "Lights Out" - as Mac Rebennack)
 1988 Comic Book Confidential (Documentary) (music: "MARVEL SUPERHEROES (HAVE ARRIVED)") / (performer: "Diggin' On Comix" - as Mac Rebenault) / (writer: "Diggin' On Comix")
 1988 Bull Durham (performer: "Love Ain't No Triple Play", "All Night Dance" - as Mac "Dr. John" Rabennack) / (performer: "Try a Little Tenderness") / (writer: "Love Ain't No Triple Play" - as Mac "Dr. John" Rabennack)
  Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1988) (writer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Down in New Orleans (1988) ... (performer: "Right Place Wrong Time", "Working in the Coal Mine") / (writer: "Right Place Wrong Time")
 1988 Colors (performer: "SUCH A NIGHT") / (writer: "SUCH A NIGHT" - as Mac Rebennack)
 1987 Angel Heart (performer: "Zu Zu Mamou")
 1985 National Lampoon's European Vacation (performer: "New Looks")
 1982 Movie Madness (performer: "Going To The Movies")
 1980-1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Changes (1982) ... (performer: "So White and So Funky")
- Les' Groupie (1980) ... (performer: "Keep That Music Simple")
 1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Huggy Can't Go Home (1979) ... (performer: "Huggy Can't Go Back")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Finale))
 1978 The Last Waltz (Documentary) (performer: "Such A Night") / (writer: "Such A Night")
 1978 Casey's Shadow (lyrics: "COONASS") / (music: "COONASS") / (performer: "COONASS", "JOLIE BLOND")
 1978 Skateboard (performer: "Sweet Rider")
 1973 The Lumberjack (writer: "Right Place Wrong Time" - uncredited)
 1971 Stamping Ground (Documentary) (performer: "On A Mardi Gras Day (Big Brass Drum)" - as Dr. John The Nighttripper) / (writer: "On A Mardi Gras Day (Big Brass Drum)")
 1969 Sesame Street (TV Series) (performer: "Yakety Yak - Take it Back" - as Yakety Yak)
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Album: "The City That Care Forgot" See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mac Rebennack - Dr. John | Dr. John & the Nighttripper | The RCO All-Stars | Mac Rebennack

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He was originally a guitar player, but after getting his index finger nearly shot off in an effort to protect band mate and friend Ronnie Barron, he switched to piano/keyboards. See more »


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