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Van McCoy (1940–1979)

Singer, songwriter and music producer Van Allen Clinton McCoy was born on January 6, 1940, in Washington, DC. He sang with the Metropolitan Baptist Church choir when he was a kid. At age 12 he began writing his own songs and performing in local amateur shows along with his older brother, Norman Jr. He was the lead singer of the doo-wop group The ... See full bio »

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 2012 The Lorax (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
  Being Erica (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Sins of the Father (2011) ... (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2010 Vampires Suck (writer: "The Hustle")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Five (2009) ... (writer: "The Hustle")
 2008 Last Chance Harvey (writer: "Baby, I'm Yours")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (writer: "This Is It")
 2007 Melba Moore: Live in Concert (Video) (writer: "This Is It")
 2007 Men in Trees (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Wood If I Could (2007) ... (performer: "Disco Baby" - uncredited)
  RBD: La familia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Confesiones (2007) ... (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2007 An American Crime (writer: "Baby, I'm Yours")
  American Dad! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Best Christmas Story Never (2006) ... (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (TV Movie) (writer: "The Hustle")
 2004 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't (2004) ... (performer: "Hustle")
 2004 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 6 (2004) ... (writer: "I Get the Sweetest Feeling")
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Daniela (2004) ... (performer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 2003 Stuck on You (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2003 Freak Out (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
  Futurama (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Jurassic Bark (2002) ... (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2001 Blow Dry (writer: "I Get The Sweetest Feeling")
 2001 Booba (performer: "Ako si Booba" - as Van Maccoy)
 2000 The '70s (TV Movie) (performer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 2000 High Fidelity (writer: "I Get The Sweetest Feeling")
 2000 The Closer You Get (writer: "I Get The Sweetest Feeling")
 1999 You're Dead... (performer: "The Hustle", "Night Walk") / (writer: "The Hustle", "Night Walk")
 1999 The Other Sister (writer: "Baby I'm Yours")
 1997 Out to Sea (arranger: "The Hustle" (1975)) / (performer: "The Hustle" (1975)) / (writer: "The Hustle" (1975))
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1993) (music - 1 episode, 1997)
- The Twisted World of Marge Simpson (1997) ... (music: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
- The Front (1993) ... (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
- The Way We Was (1991) ... (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 1996 Love Serenade (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 1995 The Bridges of Madison County (writer: "Baby, I'm Yours")
 1990 The Spirit of '76 (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 1990 The Marshall Chronicles (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Night of the Chopped Liver (1990) ... (writer: "The Hustle")
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie) (writer: "Baby I'm Yours")
 1985 Rm 328 (performer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 1984 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 April 1984 (1984) ... (writer: "Baby, I'm Yours" - uncredited)
  Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Go West Young Man (1981) ... (performer: "The Hustle" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 1978 A Woman Called Moses (TV Movie) (writer: "A Woman Called Moses" (theme song))
 1978 Fists of Bruce Lee (performer: "Hey Girl, Come And Get It" - uncredited)
 1978 Sextette (performer: "Next Next", "Marlo's Theme") / (writer: "Next Next", "Marlo's Theme")
 1977 Starparade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.2 (1977) ... (writer: "Soul Cha Cha")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1977) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Episode dated 2 June 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "The Shuffle")
- Episode dated 19 May 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "The Shuffle")
- Episode dated 28 April 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "The Shuffle")
- Episode dated 8 April 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Baby I'm Yours")
 1976 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1976) ... (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 1976 Sparkle (writer: "Giving Up")
 1976 Good Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rent Party (1976) ... (writer: "When You're Young and in Love" - uncredited)
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.103 (1966) ... (writer: "You Still Love Him")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.51 (1965) ... (writer: "Baby I'm Yours')
- Episode #1.42 (1965) ... (writer: "Before and After")
 1965 Fanfare (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (writer: "Before and After" - uncredited)
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Single: "Hey Mr. DJ" (Rockin' Records) See more »

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Personal Quote:

When I wrote "The Hustle" I'd never even been to a disco to see the dance. What happened was that David Todd, who's one of the top DJs in the New York discos, came to me and told me about this new dance. I got a couple of girls to do "The Hustle" for me in the office so I could get the rhythm right, and I wrote the tune.

Trivia:

His big hit song "The Hustle" was written in under an hour and was the last track recorded for the 1975 album "Disco Baby". See more »

Nickname:

King of Disco

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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