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Bernard Edwards (I) (1952–1996)

Bernard Edwards was born on October 31, 1952 in Greenville, North Carolina, USA. He died on April 18, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »

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(age 43) in Tokyo, Japan

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  Space Jam 2 (writer: "Upside Down (Round-N-Round)") (completed)
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 6: Halloween Special (2014) ... (writer: "Le Freak" - uncredited)
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 2: My Jam Monday (2014) ... (writer: "Gettin' Jiggy wit It")
- Semifinals (2014) ... (writer: "Mo Money Mo Problems")
 2014 Think Like a Man Too (writer: "Le Freak")
 2014 The Other Woman (writer: "I'm Coming Out (The Other Woman Remix)")
 2014 The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (producer: "Le Freak") / (writer: "Le Freak")
 2013 The Jonathan Ross Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.1 (2013) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight" - uncredited)
 2008-2013 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Auditions 7 (2013) ... (writer: "We Are Family" - uncredited)
- Auditions 1 (2008) ... (writer: "Gettin' Jiggy wit It" - uncredited)
 2012-2013 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #7.5 (2013) ... (writer: "Good Times" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.7 (2012) ... (writer: "We Are Family" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.2 (2012) ... (writer: "Gettin' Jiggy wit It" - uncredited)
 2013 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 2 (2013) ... (writer: "I'm Coming Out" - uncredited)
 1979-2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Justin Timberlake (2013) ... (writer: "Le Freak" - uncredited)
- Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads (1979) ... (writer: "Le Freak" - uncredited)
 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Everybody Dance", "Freak Out")
 2012 Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Good Times")
 2010-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #20.177 (2012) ... (writer: "I'm Coming Out" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.66 (2012) ... (writer: "I'm Coming Out" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.152 (2011) ... (writer: "I'm Coming Out" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.5 (2010) ... (writer: "Le Freak" - uncredited)
 2012 When Disco Ruled the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Le Freak")
 2012 The Joy of Disco (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Dance Dance Dance (Yowser, Yowser' Yowser)", "Le Freak")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Festa i ball (2012) ... (writer: "Le Freak")
- Cançó de l'estiu (2012) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 2012/I Barbara (writer: "At Last I Am Free")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 2011 Kinect Sports: Season Two (Video Game) (arranger: "Le Freak") / (courtesy: "Le Freak") / (music: "Le Freak") / (writer: "Le Freak")
 2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (writer: "Le Freak")
 2011 Gossip Girl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rhodes to Perdition (2011) ... (writer: "Le Freak" - uncredited)
 2011 I Want My Name Back (Documentary) (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.20 (2011) ... (writer: "Good Times" - uncredited)
 2011 Shame (writer: "I Want Your Love")
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (writer: "We Are Family")
 2011 Super 8 (writer: "Le Freak")
 2011 I Heart You Pare (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.50 (2011) ... (writer: "I'm Coming Out")
 2010 CZW: Night of Infamy 9 (Video) (writer: "Rapper's Delight" - uncredited)
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight" - uncredited)
 2010 You Again (writer: "We Are Family" (1979))
 2010 The Inbetweeners (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Fashion Show (2010) ... (writer: "Le Freak" - uncredited)
 2010 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- LDS Night with the Giants 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Le Freak")
 2010 Toy Story 3 (writer: "Le Freak")
 2010 Furry Vengeance (writer: "Le Freak")
 2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (writer: "LE FREAK")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) ... (writer: "We Are Family" - uncredited)
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.8 (2010) ... (writer: "Le Freak")
- Episode #5.7 (2010) ... (writer: "He's the Greatest Dancer")
 2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (writer: "WE ARE FAMILY")
 2009 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.36 (2009) ... (writer: "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)")
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Video Game) (writer: "Everybody Dance", "He's the Greatest Dancer")
 2009 Electric Dreams (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The 1980s (2009) ... (writer: "Upside Down")
- The 1970s (2009) ... (writer: "We Are Family")
 2009 The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (performer: "Good Times")
 2009 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Showmance (2009) ... (writer: "Le Freak" - uncredited)
 2009/I Up in the Air (writer: "Good Times" (1979))
 2009 Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! (writer: "I'm Coming Out")
 2009 America's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Audition Show #2 (2009) ... (writer: "We Are Family" - uncredited)
 2009 Dance Flick (writer: "Be Faithful")
 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Concert (TV Special documentary) (writer: "I'm Coming Out")
 2008 Sex: The Revolution (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tainted Love (2008) ... (writer: "Le Freak" - uncredited)
 2007 Premios Principales 2007 (TV Movie) (writer: "Gettin' Jiggy with It")
 2007 Bling: A Planet Rock (Documentary) (writer: "Rappers Delight")
 2007 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (2007) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight" - uncredited)
 2007 Kickin' It Old Skool (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 2006 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Momma Cherri's Soul Food Shack Revisited (2006) ... (writer: "We Are Family" - uncredited)
 2006 Air Buddies (Video) (writer: "We Are Family")
 2006 Children in Need (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.27 (2006) ... (writer: "He's the Greatest Dancer (Live)" - uncredited)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III ("We Are Family")
 2006 My Quick Way Out (writer: "Le Freak")
 2006 Crumbs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- And It All Came Crumbling Down ... (writer: "I'm Coming Out")
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (TV Movie) (writer: "Le Freak")
 2005 Roll Bounce (writer: "Le Freak", "He's the Greatest Dancer")
 2005 The Comeback (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Valerie Triumphs at the Upfronts (2005) ... (writer: "I'm Coming Out" - uncredited)
 2005 Fever Pitch (writer: "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (1977))
 2005 Son of the Mask (writer: "Le Freak")
 2004 After the Sunset (writer: "I Got It")
 2004 Living Death: A Day in the Life of Dracula (Short) (writer: "Upside Down")
 2004/I Taxi (writer: "Pass the Courvoisier (Part II)")
 2004 Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (Video Game) (writer: "We Are Family")
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Old Friend's New Friend (2004) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight" - uncredited)
 2004 Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 (Video Game) ("We Are Family")
 2004 Shrek 2 (writer: "Le Freak" (1978))
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Disco Inferno (2004) ... (writer: "Le Freak")
 2004 Tooth (writer: "We Are Family")
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing (writer: "Pass the Courvoisier (Part 2)")
 2003 Karaoke Revolution (Video Game) ("I'm Coming Out")
 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star ("Le Freak")
 2003/I The In-Laws (writer: "Good Times")
 2003 View from the Top (writer: "We Are Royalty/We Are Family")
 2003 The Disco Ball (TV Special) (writer: "Le Freak")
 2003 Kangaroo Jack (writer: "Rappers Delight")
 2003 Freak Out (writer: "Everybody Dance")
 2002 I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1980 (2002) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 2002 Maid in Manhattan (writer: "I'm Coming Out")
 2002 The Hot Chick (writer: "He's the Greatest Dancer")
 2002 Boat Trip (writer: "I'm Coming Out")
 2002 Drumline (writer: "Club Banger" - as Bernard Edwards Jr.)
 2002 Juwanna Mann (writer: "I'm Coming Out")
 2002 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Detail (2002) ... (writer: "Good Times")
 2002 Verbotene Liebe (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.1753 (2002) ... (writer: "Upside Down")
- Episode #1.1752 (2002) ... (writer: "Upside Down")
 2002 24 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2002) ... (writer: "We Are Family" - uncredited)
 2002 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Brawl in the Family (2002) ... (writer: "We Are Family")
 2002 My Own Private Oshawa (TV Movie) (writer: "We Are Family")
 2002 The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' (Documentary) (writer: "We Are Family", "Le Freak")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 2001 Save the Last Dance ("Be Faithful")
 2000 Unison (Video Game) (writer: "We Are Family", "Everybody Dance")
 2000 102 Dalmatians (writer: "So Fabulous, So Fierce (Freak Out)")
 2000 Big Momma's House (writer: "What I'm Gon' Do to You")
 1999 Skate and Destroy (Video Game) (performer: "Rapper's Delight")
 1999 Mad Cows (writer: "He's the Greatest Dancer", "Good Times")
 1999 Superstar ("Gettin' Jiggy wit It")
 1999 The Attack of the Giant Mousaka (writer: "Good Times")
 1999 Mickey Blue Eyes (writer: "We Are Family")
 1999 Mystery Men (writer: "Le Freak")
 1999 Summer of Sam (writer: "Everybody Dance" (1977))
 1998 Falco - Hoch wie nie (Video) (writer: "Le Freak")
 1998 54 (writer: "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)")
 1998 Soul Music Festival: Part IV (TV Movie) (writer: "Rapper's Delight" - uncredited)
 1998 The Last Days of Disco (writer: "He's the Greatest Dancer", "Le Freak", "Everybody Dance", "I'm Coming Out", "Good Times")
 1998 Bulworth ("Freak Out") / (writer: "Freak Out" - as B. Edwards)
 1998 Woo (writer: - as B. Edwards) / (writer: "J-A-N-E Meets N.O.R.E.")
 1998 Ride (writer: "Mo Money, Mo Problems")
 1998 The Wedding Singer (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 1997 Lawn Dogs (writer: "We Are Family")
 1997 The Full Monty (writer: "We Are Family" (1969))
 1997 Good Burger ("Keep On")
 1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Undead (1997) ... (writer: "We Are Family" - uncredited)
 1996-1997 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Unplugged (42) (1997) ... (writer: "Upside Down" - uncredited)
- 3x9+2 (1996) ... (writer: "Upside Down" - uncredited)
 1996 Space Jam (writer: "Upside Down (Round-N-Round)")
 1996 Muppets Tonight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pierce Brosnan (1996) ... (writer: "Le Freak")
 1996 The Birdcage (writer: "WE ARE FAMILY", "Family Salsa" (uncredited))
 1995 Heavy Weights (writer: "LE FREAK")
 1994 Mickey's Fun Songs: Let's Go to the Circus (Video short) (music: "Upside Down")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Home (1994) ... (writer: "We Are Family")
 1994 It's Pat (writer: "Le Freak")
 1994 Trevor (Short) (writer: "I'm Coming Out" - as B. Edwards)
 1993 Wayne's World 2 (producer: "SUPERSTAR")
 1993 CB4 (writer: "Good Times", "Rapper's Delight")
 1991 Ricochet (lyrics: "Chic Mystique") / (music: "Chic Mystique")
 1991 Thelma & Louise (producer: "I Can't Untie You From Me", "Don't Look Back")
 1991 Love, Lies and Murder (TV Movie) ("We Are Family")
 1990 Whatever Happened to Mason Reese (Short) (writer: "Everybody Dance")
 1988 Badía y Cia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Soda Stereo II (1988) ... (writer: "Danza rota/Good Times")
 1988 Cocktail (producer: "Addicted To Love")
 1987 Born in East L.A. (writer: "Le Freak")
 1987 Burglar (producer: "Time Out for the Burglar", "I'm the Burglar", "Dancing in the City", "Tough Guys", "Check in, Check Out", "Some Other Guy", "Alright Tonight", "Bernie's Groove", "New Way of Living", "News at 11")
 1985 Rocky IV (producer: "Double Or Nothing")
 1985 Commando (producer: "WE FIGHT FOR LOVE")
 1985 A View to a Kill (producer: "A View to a Kill")
 1983 Wild Style (Documentary) (writer: "Good Times")
 1982 Soup for One (writer: "RIDING", "I WORK FOR A LIVING", "SOUP FOR ONE", "DREAM GIRL", "OPEN UP", "TAVERN ON THE GREEN", "I WANT YOUR LOVE", "LET'S GO ON VACATION")
 1979-1981 The Jeffersons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Separation: Part 1 (1981) ... (writer: "Le Freak")
- Every Night Fever (1979) ... (writer: "Le Freak")
 1980 Private Benjamin ("We Are Family", uncredited)
 1979 Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party (TV Movie) (writer: "We Are Family" - uncredited)
 1977-1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode dated 15 March 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "I Want Your Love")
- Episode dated 18 January 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Le Freak")
- Episode dated 14 December 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Le Freak")
- Episode dated 30 November 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Le Freak")
- Episode dated 13 April 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Everybody Dance")
 1979 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.15 (1979) ... (writer: "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)")
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