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Michael Masser (1941–2015)

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Psycho
American Psycho Soundtrack
(2000)
School of Rock
School of Rock Soundtrack
(2003)
Coming to America
Coming to America Soundtrack
(1988)
Shrek Forever After
Shrek Forever After Soundtrack
(2010)

Filmography

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 2016 Toni Erdmann (music: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2016 Scandal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thwack! (2016) ... (writer: "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" - uncredited)
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Anne Hathaway/Anthony Anderson/A Great Big World (2015) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Justin Timberlake/Ellen DeGeneres/Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2015) ... (writer: "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)")
  Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode #3.1 (2015) ... (producer: "The Greatest Love of All") / (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2015 Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Inside (2015) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All" - as M. Masser)
 2010-2015 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1991 (2015) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1976 (2011) ... (writer: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You")
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1987 (2010) ... (writer: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You")
 2015 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I'm a Good Girl, I Am (2015) ... (writer: "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" - uncredited)
 2015 Whitney (TV Movie) (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2014 Starting Over Again (writer: "Starting Over Again")
 2014 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.13 (2014) ... (writer: "Nada cambiará mi amor por ti")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Final Showdown (2013) ... (writer: "Greatest Love of All")
 2004-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Live Final (2012) ... (writer: "Greatest Love of All" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.5 (2008) ... (writer: "Greatest Love of All" - uncredited)
- Live Show 1 (2005) ... (writer: "Greatest Love of All" - uncredited)
- Auditions 4 (2005) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Auditions 1 (2005) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You" - uncredited)
 2012 The X Factor Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 9 Performance Night (2012) ... (writer: "All at Once")
 2012 Hit and Run (writer: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You")
 2012 Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Party Songs (2012) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You")
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dance with Somebody (2012) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You" - uncredited)
 2011 God Bless America (writer: "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" - uncredited)
 2011 Prozhektorperiskhilton (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Marina Aleksandrova/Ekaterina Vilkova/Kseniya Kutepova (2011) ... (writer: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You")
 2010 t Schaep met de 5 pooten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hallo, gezellig! (2010) ... (writer: "Geen idee" (Theme from Mahogany aka Do You Know Where You're Going To))
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.143 (2010) ... (writer: "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" - uncredited)
 2010 In Your Eyes (writer: "In Your Eyes")
 2010 Shrek Forever After (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2010 Miss You Like Crazy (writer: "Miss You Like Crazy")
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.12 (2010) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You")
 2009 Miranda (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Job (2009) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All" - uncredited)
 2009 Whip It (writer: "The Greatest Love Of All")
 2002-2009 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Finale (2009) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love (For You)")
- 3 Sing (2004) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You", "The Greatest Love of All")
- Trifecta! (2003) ... (writer: "If Ever You're in My Arms Again")
- Last Batch (2003) ... (writer: "Didn't We Almost Have It All", "Touch Me in the Morning")
- The Live Album! (2002) ... (writer: "Touch Me in the Morning")
 2009 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Extra Special Edition (2009) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Queens of all Media (2009) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Concert (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)")
 2008 My Big Love (writer: "If Ever You're In My Arms Again")
 2008 Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (writer: "Saving All My Love for You")
 2008 Over Her Dead Body (writer: "The Greatest Love Of All")
 2007 Patinando por un sueño (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 August 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You")
 2007 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (2007) ... (writer: "All At Once")
- Episode #2.4 (2007) ... (writer: "Theme from Mahogany")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Remember When (2007) ... (writer: "Touch Me in the Morning")
 2002-2007 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Mottoshow #2 - Die größten Hits der 80er und 90er (2007) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Halbfinale - Kuschelrock (2006) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Dritte Top 50 Show (2003) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Zweite Top 30 Show (2002) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You")
 2007 Norbit (writer: "Tonight I Celebrate My Love")
 2007 The Ten (writer: "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love")
 2007 30 Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Baby Show (2007) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love Of All")
 2007 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (Video Game) ("Saving All My Love for You")
 2007 Homo Erectus (writer: "Touch Me in the Morning")
 2006 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- První semifinále: Holky (2006) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You")
 2006 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad (2006) ... (writer: "Greatest Love of All" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife (2006) ... ("Saving All My Love For You", uncredited)
- Rosebud (1993) ... (writer: "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" - uncredited)
 2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates the Gout (2006) ... (writer: "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)")
 2006 Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (Video documentary) (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2005 Making the Band 3 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Season 2 Finale (2005) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You" - uncredited)
 2002-2005 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 4: Great Singers, Great Songs (2005) ... (writer: "Touch Me in the Morning")
- Top 6: Judges' Choice (2005) ... (writer: "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)")
- Top 50: Group 4 (2002) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You")
- Top 50: Group 3 (2002) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2005 Karaoke Revolution Party (Video Game) ("Greatest Love Of All")
 2005 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wildcard Performance Show (2005) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2004-2005 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Topp 4 - Duetten (2005) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Topp 12 - Ditt idol (2005) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You")
- Topp 50 #5 (2005) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Topp 40 #3 (2004) ... (writer: "Didn't We Almost Have It All")
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Födelseår (2004) ... (writer: "Didn't We Almost Have It All")
- Kvalprogram 3 (2004) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2004 The Last Shot (writer: "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" (1975))
 2004 Malaysian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Spectaculars #1 - My Idol (2004) ... (writer: "Didn't We Almost Have It All")
- The Second Workshop (2004) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2003-2004 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Group 1 Results Show (2004) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Group 1 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Love Is in the Air (2003) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2004 À Tout de Suite (writer: "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 24 Group 2 Performance Show (2004) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (2003) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2003 Ídolos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gala 1 - Meu Ídolo (2003) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2003 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4143 (2003) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2003 School of Rock ("The Greatest Love Of All")
 2003 Nouvelle Star (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2003) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You")
 2003 Early Doors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All" - uncredited)
 2003 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #6 - Love Songs (2003) ... (writer: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You")
 2002 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 48 #1 (2002) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2001 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2001) ... (writer: "Nada cambiará mi amor por tí")
 2001 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Heat 5 (2001) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You")
- Heat 2 (2001) ... (writer: "Touch Me in the Morning")
- Heat 1 (2001) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 2001 Jennifer Lopez in Concert (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)")
 2001 Kites Over Helsinki (writer: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You" - as Masser)
 2001 Mila (writer: "Greatest Love of All")
 2001 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Say Uncle (2001) ... (writer: "Greatest Love of All" - uncredited)
 2000 Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits (Video documentary) (writer: "Saving All My Love for You")
 2000 American Psycho (writer: "The Greatest Love Of All")
 1999 Regine: R2K (Video documentary) (writer: "If Ever You're in My Arms Again", "In Your Eyes")
 1998 Woo (writer: "Do You Know Where You're Going To?")
 1997 Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas (TV Special documentary) (music: "The Greatest Love of All")
 1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Puppet Show (1997) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All" - uncredited)
 1996 Phenomenon (writer: "Touch Me in the Morning")
 1995 Evelyn Hamanns Geschichten aus dem Leben (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Codewort Agnes/Im Herzen von St. Pauli (1995) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You" - uncredited)
 1994 The Raffle (writer: "In Your Eyes")
 1994 Trevor (Short) (writer: "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)", "It's My Turn")
 1992 All My Children (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 October 1992 (1992) ... (writer: "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" - uncredited)
 1976-1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (writer: "Saving All My Love for You" (1985) - uncredited)
- Episode dated 12 October 1983 (1983) ... (writer: "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 30 January 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Touch Me In The Morning")
 1990 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down (1990) ... (writer: "Miss You Like Crazy")
 1990 Get a Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Prettiest Week of My Life (1990) ... (writer: "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)")
 1990 NBA Superstars (Video documentary) (writer: "Greatest Love of All")
 1989 Say Anything... (writer: "The Greatest Love Of All")
 1988 Coming to America (writer: "The Greatest Love Of All")
 1986 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Greatest American Heroine (1986) ... (music: "The Greatest Love of All")
 1985 The Man with One Red Shoe (writer: "Love Theme")
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Exit (1984) ... (writer: "Stay With Me" - uncredited)
 1984 Choose Me (producer: "In My Time") / (writer: "In My Time")
 1982 Talk Dirty to Me: Part 2 (writer: "The Greatest Love of All" - uncredited)
 1980 Stir Crazy (producer: "Crazy", "Love", "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Crazy", "Love", "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" (uncredited))
 1980 It's My Turn (music: "It's My Turn") / (producer: "It's My Turn")
 1980 The John Davidson Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 July 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Stay With Me" - uncredited)
 1979 Diana Ross in Concert! (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Do You Know Where You're Going To?" (Theme from "Mahogany"))
 1976-1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 13 October 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
- Episode dated 15 April 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Theme from 'Mahogany' (Do You Know Where You're Going To?)")
- Episode dated 1 April 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Theme from Mahogany")
 1977 The Greatest (music: "The Greatest Love of All", "I Always Knew I Had It In Me")
 1976 Pipe Dreams (writer: "So Sad the Song")
 1976 Norman... Is That You? (writer: "Touch Me In The Morning")
 1976 The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)")
 1975 Mahogany (writer: "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)")
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode dated 30 September 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Piano Man")
- Episode dated 6 March 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Touch Me in the Morning")
- Episode dated 14 November 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever")
- Episode dated 17 July 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Last Time I Saw Him")
- Episode dated 21 May 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Last Time I Saw Him")
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 20 November 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever")
- Episode dated 1 November 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Touch Me in the Morning")
- Episode dated 19 July 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "No One's Gonna Be a Fool Forever")
 1972 Thumb Tripping (music: "Go Where the Feeling Takes You")
 1972 Evening of AnExchange (TV Movie) (writer: "The Greatest Love of All")
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