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Greg Phillinganes

Greg Phillinganes was born on May 12, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Gregory Arthur Phillinganes. He is known for his work on Bulworth (1998), Weird Science (1985) and Big Trouble (2002). See full bio »

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Bulworth Soundtrack
Weird Science
Weird Science Soundtrack
Big Trouble
Big Trouble Music Department


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  BBC Stevie Wonder 1981 Documentary (Documentary) (conductor) / (musical director) (post-production)
 2016 The 58th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Movie) (music director)
 2014 In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul (TV Movie) (music director)
 2014 The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (TV Special) (musician: keyboard) / (musician: piano)
 2011 The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (music director)
 2010 Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine (TV Movie) (musical director)
 2008 The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (music director)
 2005 An All-Star Salute to Patti LaBelle: Live from Atlantis (TV Special) (musical director)
 2002 Motown Christmas (TV Special) (musician) / (song performer)
 2002 Big Trouble (musician: keyboards)
 2001 Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (TV Special documentary) (arrangements) / (music director)
 1997 Vibe (TV Series) (musical director)
 1993 Dangerous: The Short Films (Video documentary) (musician: keyboard)
 1992 Michael Jackson Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour (TV Special documentary) (musical director)
 1987 Michael Jackson: Bad (Video short) (musician: solo synthesizer)
 1986 Running Scared (musician: keyboard)
 1985 We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (TV Movie documentary) (musician: keyboards - uncredited)
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Phillinganes acted as a replacement for David Paich on tour with the band Toto. In 2005, he joined the band and set to helping Toto with their new album, Greg now covers for David Paich when he is unable to tour with the rest of the band.

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