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Rick James (II) (1948–2004)


Rick James was born on February 1, 1948 in Buffalo, New York, USA as James Ambrose Johnson Jr. He was married to Tanya Hijazi. He died on August 6, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Charlas de hombres (2014) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2010-2014 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- New Directions (2014) ... (writer: "Party All the Time" - uncredited)
- Bad Reputation (2010) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
  Mike & Mike (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode dated 20 December 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2013 Scandal (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Icarus (2013) ... (performer: "Give It To Me Baby" - uncredited)
- It's Handled (2013) ... (performer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1999) (writer - 3 episodes, 1994 - 2013)
- Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) ... (writer: "Superfreak" - uncredited)
- Treehouse of Horror X (1999) ... ("Superfreak")
- A Star Is Burns (1995) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
- Bart Gets Famous (1994) ... (writer: "I Didn't Do It" - uncredited)
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 2013 That Music Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2005 vs. 1995 (2013) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2013 The To Do List (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2013 Grown Ups 2 (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 32 episodes)
- Episode #21.147 (2013) ... (writer: "Give It to Me Baby" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.128 (2013) ... (writer: "Give It to Me Baby" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.114 (2013) ... (writer: "Give It to Me Baby" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.103 (2013) ... (writer: "Give It to Me Baby" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.42 (2012) ... (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
 2013 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.2 (2013) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2013 In a World... (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 2012 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Southern Comfort (2012) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2012 Regular Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Guy's Night (2012) ... (writer: "Party All the Time")
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 5 Part 2 (2012) ... ("Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 2012 The Lords of Salem (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 2012 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Brother's Wedding (2012) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2011 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elton John/Leon Russell (2011) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 2011 Tosh.0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Evolution of Dance Guy (Dance-Off) (2011) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
  Unsung (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Uncut (2010) ... (performer: "I'm A Sucker for Your Love") / (writer: "I'm A Sucker for Your Love")
 2010 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dancing with the Stars 1 (2010) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (writer: "SUPER FREAK")
 2007-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Sex on the Screen (2010) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Perform (2009) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2009 Mao's Last Dancer (performer: "Superfreak") / (writer: "Superfreak")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2009 Grand Finale (2009) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
- Episode #9.8 (2009) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
  America's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Audition Show #1 (2009) ... (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak" - as James Johnson)
 2009/I The Proposal (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2009 Dance Flick (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak" - as James Johnson)
  Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 2005 - 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Everybody Hates Lasagna (2009) ... (performer: "Mary Jane" - uncredited)
- Everybody Hates Bad Boys (2008) ... (performer: "Glow")
- Everybody Hates Thanksgiving (2006) ... (performer: "Give It to Me")
- Everybody Hates Food Stamps (2005) ... (performer: "Bustin' Out (On Funk)") / (writer: "Bustin' Out (On Funk)")
- Everybody Hates Halloween (2005) ... (performer: "Ebony Eyes")
 2009 Being Erica (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dr. Tom (2009) ... (writer: "Can't Touch This")
 2009 Bride Wars (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
  Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Serving Two Masters (2008) ... (performer: "Give It To Me Baby" - uncredited) / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby" - uncredited)
 2008 Tropic Thunder (writer: "U Can't Touch This" (1990))
 2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan (writer: "All Night Long")
 2008 Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2008 Carpoolers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Handsomest Man (2008) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2008 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (Documentary) (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2007 Skate. (Video Game) (performer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 2007 Into the Wild (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - as James Johnson)
 2007 Superbad (performer: "Bustin' Out (On Funk)") / (writer: "Bustin' Out (On Funk)")
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Derailed (2007) ... ("Superfreak")
 2007 Norbit (writer: "Superfreak" - as James Johnson)
 2006 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Margin of Error (2006) ... (performer: "Give It to Me Baby" - uncredited)
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) ("Give It To Me Baby", "Super Freak")
 2006 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (writer: "U Can't Touch This" (1990) - as James Johnson)
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Top 8 Results (2006) ... (writer: "In the Ghetto")
- Top 10 (2005) ... (performer: "Give It to Me, Baby")
 2006 Asterix and the Vikings (writer: "Super Freak")
 2006 American Dreamz (writer: "Super Freak")
 2006 Little Miss Sunshine (performer: "Super Freak (Rocasound Revamp)") / (writer: "Super Freak (Rocasound Revamp)")
 2006 The Fear (El Miedo) (writer: "U Can't Touch This" (extract))
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (TV Movie) (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2005 The Business (performer: "Ghetto Life") / (writer: "All Night Long", "Ghetto Life")
 2005 King's Ransom (performer: "Fire and Desire") / (writer: "Fire and Desire")
 2005/I Man of the House (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2005 Racing Stripes (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2004 After the Sunset (writer: "Party All the Time")
 2004 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- We Got Us a Pippi Virgin (2004) ... (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
 2004 Shark Tale (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - as James Johnson)
 2004 The Cookout (performer: "Mary Jane") / (writer: "All Night Long", "Mary Jane")
 2004 White Chicks (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Tormented Mentor (2004) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2004 EuroTrip (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
  Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Episode #2.4 (2004) ... (performer: "Mary Jane", "Give it to Me Baby", "Super Freak") / (writer: "Mary Jane", "Give it to Me Baby", "Super Freak", "Cold-Blooded", "Unity")
 2003 I Love the '80s Strikes Back (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1981 (2003) ... (performer: "Super Freak")
 2003 Lost in Translation (performer: "Love Gun" (1979)) / (writer: "Love Gun" (1979))
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2003 Tupac: Resurrection (Documentary) (writer: "Super Freak")
  Less Than Perfect (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- One Office Party Too Many (2002) ... (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (performer: "Ghetto Life") / (writer: "Ghetto Life")
 2002 The Master of Disguise (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2002 Undercover Brother (writer: "All Night Long")
 2002 Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2002 Biggie and Tupac (Documentary) (writer: "Superfreak")
 2001 Glitter (producer: "All My Life") / (writer: "All My Life")
 2001 Bubble Boy (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (writer: "I Just Wanna Love You (Give It 2 Me)", "All Night Long")
 2000 Big Momma's House (performer: "Give It to Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby")
 1999 Three Kings (writer: "Party All the Time")
 1999 Blue Streak (performer: "All Eyes On Me (Revisiting Cold Blooded)") / (writer: "All Eyes On Me (Revisiting Cold Blooded)")
 1999 Grass (Documentary) (performer: "Bustin' Out")
 1999 The Muse (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 1999 200 Cigarettes (performer: "Give It to Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby")
 1999 She's All That (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 1998 Half Baked (writer: " (I'm in Love with) Mary Jane")
 1997 Money Talks ("Back In You Again") / (performer: "Back In You Again")
 1997 How to Be a Player (performer: "Hard to Get (Revisited)") / (writer: "Hard to Get (Revisited)")
 1992-1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The She-Creature (1997) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
- The Leech Woman (1997) ... (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
- Attack of the the Eye Creatures (1992) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
- Crash of Moons (1992) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 1997 Booty Call (writer: "Fire and Desire")
 1996 The Pallbearer (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 1995 An Ambition Reduced to Ashes (Short) (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 1995 Friday (performer: "Mary Jane") / (writer: "Mary Jane")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Crush (1993) ... (performer: "Super Freak")
- Yogurt's Cool (1993) ... (performer: "Superfreak")
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out (performer: "Superfreak") / (writer: "Superfreak")
 1992 Kylie: Live - 'Let's Get to It' Tour (Video) (writer: "Always Find the Time")
 1992 Batman Returns (writer: "Super Freak")
 1992 Class Act (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 1992 Gladiator (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 1992 Sjans (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dubbelspel (1992) ... (performer: "Superfreak" - uncredited)
 1991 The Super (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 1991 Hot Shots! (writer: "U CAN'T TOUCH THIS")
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (writer: "Party All The Time")
 1988 Colors (performer: "EVERYWHERE I GO (COLORS)") / (writer: "EVERYWHERE I GO (COLORS)")
 1987 Summer School (writer: "Party All the Time")
 1987 Critical Condition (writer: "PARTY ALL THE TIME")
 1987 The Bedroom Window (performer: "Sweet & Sexy Thing") / (writer: "Seduction", "Sweet & Sexy Thing")
 1986 The Whoopee Boys ("PARTY ALL THE TIME")
 1986 A Fine Mess (producer: "Walk Like a Man")
  The A-Team (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- The Heart of Rock N' Roll (1985) ... (performer: "Glow", "Super Freak", "Steamroller Blues") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 1985 Solid Gold (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.37 (1985) ... (writer: "In My House")
  Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1984) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1982)
- Fame Looks at Music '83 (1984) ... (writer: "Cold Blooded")
- Passing Grade (1982) ... (lyrics: "Super Freak" (instrumental) - uncredited) / (music: "Super Freak" (instrumental) - uncredited)
 1983 Doctor Detroit (performer: "Super Freak")
  Rock Concert (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Episode dated 10 February 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Mary Jane", "Sexy Lady", "Hollywood") / (writer: "Mary Jane", "Sexy Lady", "Hollywood")
  Soul Train (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1978)
- Jerry Butler/Rick James (1978) ... (performer: "You and I", "Mary Jane") / (writer: "You and I", "Mary Jane")
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Debut album: "Come Get It!" See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rick James & The Stone City Band | James Boys | Ricky James | James Johnson

Height:

5' 11¼" (1.81 m)
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Personal Quote:

"I had always been a free spirit, and always gotten what I wanted." (in 1998 interview with the New York Times) See more »

Trivia:

Sued rapper M.C. Hammer in 1990 for unauthorized use of music samples of his song "Superfreak" in Hammer's hit song "U Can't Touch This". The case was settled out of court, and along with another songwriter who wrote "Superfreak", he received songwriting credits on "U Can't Touch This". See more »

Nickname:

The King of Punk Funk

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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