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As a sophomore at the University of Akron, he left town to come to Los Angeles with his band, Revelation Funk. The band broke up shortly after arriving in L.A. Shortly afterward, Ingram started working with Ray Charles as a piano player. After Quincy Jones heard James Ingram's voice on "Just Once," he invited Ingram to sing on his album. James ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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City Slickers
City Slickers Soundtrack
Beethoven's 2nd
Beethoven's 2nd Soundtrack
The Color Purple
The Color Purple Soundtrack
Beverly Hills Cop II


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 2016 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Superbattles (2016) ... (writer: "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)")
 2015 Glastonbury 2015 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Day 2: Part 2 (2015) ... (writer: "Good Life")
 2014 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right (2014) ... (writer: "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" - uncredited)
 2009-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Week 1 (2012) ... (writer: "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)")
- Round Ten: Final Results (2009) ... (writer: "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" - uncredited)
- Round Six (2009) ... (writer: "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" - uncredited)
 2012 Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Party Songs (2012) ... (writer: "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)")
 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Documentary) (writer: "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" - as James E. Ingram)
 2011 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Home Wrecker (2011) ... (writer: "Yah Mo B There")
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Silly Love Songs (2011) ... (writer: "P.Y.T." - uncredited)
 2010 Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Namaste No More (2010) ... (performer: "Just Once" - uncredited)
 2008 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular 6 - My Idols (2008) ... (writer: "Absolutely Everybody")
 2008 Medium (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wicked Game: Part One (2008) ... (writer: "Good Life" - uncredited)
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 18 Results (2008) ... (writer: "PYT (Pretty Young Thing)")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... (writer: "Absolutely Everybody")
 2007 The X Factor (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bootcamp 2 (2007) ... (performer: "Somewhere Out There" - uncredited)
 2006 CSI: NY (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Stealing Home (2006) ... (performer: "Somewhere Out There")
 2005 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 13 Performance Show: Australian Made (2005) ... (writer: "Absolutely Everybody")
 2002 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Two for Each One (2002) ... (writer: "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)")
 1997 Die furchtlosen Vier (performer: "Never Been Better", "Hand in Hand", "What Can Go Wrong", "Mix Max - Song", "Song of Freedom", "Don't You Worry")
 1997 Cats Don't Dance (performer: "Our Time Has Come")
 1997 New York Undercover (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Outrage (1997) ... (performer: "One Hundred Ways" - uncredited)
 1995 MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special (TV Special) (writer: "Look What Love Has Done")
 1995 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Yah Mo B There")
- Episode #6.6 (1995) ... (writer: "Yah Mo B There")
 1995 Forget Paris (performer: "When You Love Someone")
 1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Look What Love Has Done")
 1994 Junior (writer: "LOOK WHAT LOVE HAS DONE")
 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "The Day I Fall In Love") / (writer: "The Day I Fall In Love")
 1993 Beethoven's 2nd (performer: "The Day I Fall in Love") / (writer: "The Day I Fall in Love")
 1993 Made in America (writer: "Colors of Love")
 1992 Sarafina! (performer: "One More Time")
 1991 Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas (Video) (performer: "The Brightest Star")
 1991 City Slickers (performer: "WHERE DID MY HEART GO?" (1991)) / (producer: "WHERE DID MY HEART GO?" (1991))
 1990 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "After All")
 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II (performer: "Better Way")
 1987 Shades of Love: Lilac Dream (Video) (performer: "Baby, Come to Me")
 1987 The 59th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Somewhere Out There")
 1986 An American Tail (performer: "Somewhere Out There")
 1986 Wildcats (performer: "Hard To Say")
 1985 The Color Purple (writer: "Don't Make Me No Never Mind (Slow Drag)")
 1985 Key Exchange (performer: "ONE HUNDRED WAYS")
 1985 Out of Control (performer: "There's No Easy Way")
 1985 The Slugger's Wife (performer: "PARTY ANIMAL") / (writer: "PARTY ANIMAL")
 1985 Fast Forward (writer: "Breakin' Out")
 1985 We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (TV Movie documentary) ("We Are the World", uncredited)
 1983 The Making of 'Thriller' (Video documentary) (writer: "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)")
 1983 The 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?")
 1982 Best Friends (performer: "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?", "Think About Love")
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Brother of singer Phillip Ingram, formerly of the groups Switch and Deco. See more »

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