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Jeff Moss (II) (1942–1998)

Jeff Moss served as founding head-writer and composer/lyricist on CTW's (now Sesame Workshop's) Sesame Street (1969). He won 15 Emmys for his work, and wrote the songs for four Grammy Award-winning records. His music and lyrics for The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) earned him an Academy Award nomination. In addition, Moss helped create such ... See full bio »



(age 56) in New York, USA

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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The Muppets Take Manhattan
The Muppets
The Muppets Soundtrack
Follow That Bird
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 2014-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Jim Parsons/J.J. Watt/The Avett Brothers (2016) ... (writer: "Rubber Duckie" - uncredited)
- Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane/Robert Plant (2014) ... (writer: "Together Again" - uncredited)
 2012-2014 Pastor Mike Online (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Paradigm Shift and Repentance (2014) ... (lyrics: "I've Got Two" - uncredited)
- Falling Away, Caught Up and John 14 (2014) ... (lyrics: "I've Got Two" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.65 (2012) ... (lyrics: "I've Got Two" - uncredited)
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted (writer: "Together Again" - as Jeffery Moss)
 2011 The Muppets (writer: "Together Again" - as Jeffrey Moss)
 2010 Laika Loves Bananas (Short) ("Rubber Duckie Song")
 2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The World According to Sesame Street (2006) ... (writer: "The People in Your Neighborhood", "Rubber Duckie")
  Sesame Street (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes, 1980 - 1993) (music - 3 episodes, 1980 - 1993) (writer - 2 episodes, 1970 - 2005) (performer - 2 episodes, 1980 - 1990)
- The Adventures of Little Big Bird: Part 1 (2005) ... (writer: "Everybody's Song", "Things That I Remember")
- Oscar Turns Into Prince Charming (1993) ... (lyrics: "In My Book") / (music: "In My Book")
- The Golden Cabbage of Snufertiti (1990) ... (lyrics: "The People In Your Neighborhood") / (music: "The People In Your Neighborhood") / (performer: "Above It All")
- Linda Returns from Japan (1980) ... (lyrics: "Bones", "I am Fruta Manzana", "Mad") / (music: "Bones", "I am Fruta Manzana", "Mad") / (performer: "Mad")
- Imaginary Car Ride (1970) ... (writer: "People in Your Neighborhood")
 1999 Sesame Street: Let's Eat! Funny Food Songs (Video short) (writer: "Blueberry Mouth")
 1998 Elmopalooza! (TV Special) (lyrics: "I Don't Want To Live On The Moon", "One Small Voice") / (music: "I Don't Want To Live On The Moon", "One Small Voice")
 1998 Skinnamarink TV (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Lost & Found (1998) ... ("Don't Want to Live on the Moon")
- Cooperation (1998) ... ("But I Like You")
 1997 Sesame Street: Get Up and Dance (writer: "A Cat Had a Birthday")
 1994 Bump in the Night (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Made in Japan/Dr. Coddle, M.D. (1994) ... (writer: "Karaoke Cafe")
 1993 Sesame Street: We All Sing Together (Video) (writer: "Skin", "No Matter What")
 1991 Sesame Street: Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game (Video) (writer: "One Fine Face", "I Love Trash")
 1991 Sesame Street: Sing, Hoot & Howl with the Sesame Street Animals (Video short) (writer: "The Insects in Your Neighborhood", "We Are All Earthlings")
 1990 You Take the Kids (TV Series) (writer: "Nobody's Got It Easy")
 1990 3 Men and a Little Lady (writer: "RUBBER DUCKIE" - as Jeffrey Moss)
 1990 Sing Yourself Silly! (Video short) (writer: "One Banana" (1983) - uncredited)
 1988 Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street (Video short) (performer: "Count it Higher")
 1988 The Best of Ernie and Bert (Video short) (lyrics: "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon") / (music: "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon")
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Together at Christmas")
 1986 Sesame Street: Bedtime Stories and Songs (Video short) (writer: "The Moon Shines" (1990) - uncredited)
 1985 Follow That Bird ("Upside Down World") / (lyrics: "One Little Star") / (music: "One Little Star")
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan (lyrics: "Together Again", "You Can't Take No for an Answer", "Saying Goodbye", "Rat Scat (Something Cookin')", "I'm Gonna Always Love You", "Right Where I Belong", "Somebody's Getting Married", "Waiting for the Wedding", "He'll Make Me Happy", "The Ceremony", "Saying Goodbye / Together Again (Closing Medley)") / (music: "Together Again", "You Can't Take No for an Answer", "Saying Goodbye", "Rat Scat (Something Cookin')", "I'm Gonna Always Love You", "Right Where I Belong", "Somebody's Getting Married", "Waiting for the Wedding", "He'll Make Me Happy", "The Ceremony", "Saying Goodbye / Together Again (Closing Medley)")
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(November 15 to December 23, 1979) He wrote the book, lyrics and music for the musical, "Double Feature," in a world premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Mike Nichols and Tommy Tune were directors. Tony Walton was set designer. D. Granata and M. Stuart were costume designers. Wally Harper was conductor.... See more »

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Son of Arnold Moss. See more »

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