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Michael Peters (I) (1948–1994)

Michael Peters was born on August 6, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Michael Douglas Peters. He is known for his work on What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) and The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992). He died on August 29, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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What's Love Got to Do with It
What's Love Got to Do with It Miscellaneous Crew
Michael Jackson: Thriller
Michael Jackson: Thriller Miscellaneous Crew
The Jacksons: An American Dream
The Jacksons: An American Dream Miscellaneous Crew
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Miscellaneous Crew


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 2004 13 Going on 30 (choreographer: dance sequence - uncredited)
 2002 Pat Benatar: Best Shots - The Videos (Video) (choreographer: "Love is a Battlefield")
 1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (choreographer)
 1993 What's Love Got to Do with It (choreographer)
 1992 Sarafina! (choreographer)
 1992 The Mambo Kings (choreographer)
 1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream (TV Series) (choreographer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... (choreographer)
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... (choreographer)
 1991 The Movie Awards (TV Movie documentary) (choreographer)
 1990 Shangri-La Plaza (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1986 Lionel Richie: Dancing on the Ceiling (Video short) (choreographer)
 1984 Pat Benatar: Hit Videos (Video short) (choreographer: "Love is a Battlefield")
 1983 Michael Jackson: Thriller (Video short) (choreographer)
 1983 The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (choreographer)
 1983 Pat Benatar: Love Is a Battlefield (Video short) (choreographer)
 1983 Michael Jackson: Beat It (Video short) (choreographer)
 1977 Scott Joplin (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1977 Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary (TV Movie) (assistant choreographer)
 1971 The Blue Hour (choreographer)
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Choreographed & appeared in Michael Jackson 's "Beat It" video as one of the gang leaders in the knife-fight See more »

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Choreographed Michael Jackson's groundbreaking music video "Beat It" (1983) and, dressed in a white/red outfit with dark glasses, portrayed the lead dancer of one of the two rival gangs. See more »

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