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Screamin' Jay Hawkins (1929–2000)

Screamin' Jay Hawkins was best known for his song "I Put a Spell On You, " which he recorded on the Okeh label in 1956 and which helped win him cult status in the United States, Europe and Japan. He had originally planned the tune as a ballad, but after a night of heavy drinking he tried again--screaming, yelling and groaning--and never looked ... See full bio »

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 2009-2014 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 16 Perform, 2 Eliminated (2014) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
- Top 18 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
- Two of Six Voted Off (2009) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
- Top Six Perform (2009) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2013 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.3 (2013) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on you ", "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited)
 2013 Red Obsession (Documentary) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
  American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Name Game (2013) ... (performer: "I Put a Spell On You" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Put a Spell On You" - uncredited)
 2012 Tomorrow You're Gone (performer: "I Hear Voices") / (writer: "I Hear Voices" - as Jay Hawkins)
 2012/II I Love You to Death (Short) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2012 Everything or Nothing (Documentary) (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 3 (2012) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 2 (2012) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
  Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Shock Rock (2012) ... (performer: "I Put A Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2012 El miedo de Fer (Short) (performer: "I Put a Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell On You")
 2011 Fresh Meat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited)
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.136 (2011) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2011 Nobody Else But You (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Hawkins)
 2010 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zeus Was Framed (2010) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell On You" - uncredited)
 2010 On Tour (performer: "I Put A Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell on You" - as Hawkins)
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.115 (2010) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2009 Nowhere Boy (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 2009 Fame (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 2009 True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Frenzy (2009) ... (performer: "Frenzy" - uncredited)
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Round Ten: Final Results (2009) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell On You" - uncredited)
- Round Four (2009) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2008 Das Wunder von Wien (TV Movie) (performer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited)
 2007/I Crazy Love (Documentary) (performer: "I Put A Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2007 Perfect Stranger (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 2007 America the Beautiful (Documentary) (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stole a Badge (2006) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
  The King of Queens (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Knee Jerk (2006) ... (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2005 Kinky Boots (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" (1956) - as Jay Hawkins)
 2005 Just Like Heaven (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" (1956) - as Jay Hawkins)
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blue Moon (2004) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited)
 2004 A Dirty Shame (performer: "Moanin'") / (writer: "Moanin'")
 2004 Riding Giants (Documentary) (performer: "Makaha Waves")
 2003 The Regular Guy (Short) (performer: "Constipation Blues") / (writer: "Constipation Blues")
 2003 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can (2003) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2003 Masked and Anonymous (lyrics: "I Put a Spell On You") / (music: "I Put a Spell On You")
 2002 Yadon ilaheyya (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2002 Riders (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2001 The Quickie (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 2000 Angels of the Universe (writer: "I Put a Spell On You")
  It's Like, You Know... (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1999) ... (performer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited)
 1999 Holy Smoke (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as J. Hawkins)
 1999 Live Virgin (performer: "Heart Attack and Wine")
 1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV Movie) (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 1998 Judas Kiss (performer: "Strange")
 1997 Lost Highway (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 1995 Blood & Donuts (performer: "I Put A Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Humbug (1995) ... (performer: "Frenzy" - uncredited)
 1994 Witch Hunt (TV Movie) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jalacy Hawkins)
 1994 Natural Born Killers (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 1993 Isoäiti helvetistä (writer: "Sun tahdon tietävän (I Put A Spell on You)")
 1993 Hocus Pocus (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1993 Splitting Heirs (writer: "I PUT A SPELL ON YOU")
 1992 Knight Moves (writer: "I Put A Spell On You" - as Hawkins)
 1990 Night Angel (performer: "SIRENS BURNIN'")
 1988 Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 1988 Two Moon Junction (performer: "Dig") / (writer: "Dig")
 1984 Stranger Than Paradise (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Stone Crazy" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(being asked if anyone ever questioned the bone he wore on his nose for concert performances) Constantly. Most of the world says you are crazy for doing it and I'd say you are absolutely right, but the best part of it is: I can go to the bank, and that's all I'm gonna say. See more »

Trivia:

Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion. See more »

Trademark:

Performed in quasi-voodoo attire

Star Sign:

Cancer

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