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Members have included Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner, Robert 'Rumba' Jones, Billy Beck, Wes Boatman, Dean Simms, Mervin Pierce, Ralph Middlebrooks, Jimmy Sampson, Vincent Thomas, James 'Diamond' Williams, Clarence Willis, Greg Webster, Bruce Napier, Andrew Noland, Clarence Satchell, Bobby Lee Fears, Dutch Robinson, Robert Ward, Cornelius Johnson, Junie ... See more trivia »
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 2015 Straight Outta Compton (performer: "Dopeman" - as The Ohio Players)
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (performer: "Climax")
 2013 Finding the Funk (Documentary) (performer: "Skin Tight")
  One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry (2012) ... (performer: "Fire", "Love Rollercoaster") / (writer: "Fire")
 2012 Scandal (TV Series) (1 episode)
- White Hats Off (2012) ... ("Love Rollercoaster", uncredited)
 2011 Rude Tube (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Love Bytes (2011) ... (performer: "Fire" - uncredited)
 2011 Friends with Benefits (performer: "Jump" - as The Ohio Players)
 2011 Balls to the Wall (performer: "Fire" - as The Ohio Players)
 2010 House (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Small Sacrifices (2010) ... (performer: "Love Rollercoaster" - uncredited)
 2008 Bedtime Stories (performer: "Fire")
 2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend (performer: "Fire")
 2008 Semi-Pro (performer: "Love Rollercoaster")
 2008 Medium (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- But for the Grace of God (2008) ... (performer: "Love Rollercoaster" - uncredited)
 2007 The Comebacks (performer: "Fire")
 2006 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Soft Eyes (2006) ... (performer: "Love Rollercoaster")
 2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates the Lottery (2006) ... (performer: "Heaven Must Be Like This")
 2006 Final Destination 3 (performer: "Love Rollercoaster")
 2005 Roll Bounce (performer: "Fire")
 2005 History Detectives (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Coney Island Lion/Legacy of a Doll/Ballet Shoes (2005) ... (performer: "Love Rollercoaster" - uncredited)
 2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin (performer: "If I Was Your Girlfriend" (2004))
 2005 Lords of Dogtown (performer: "Fire")
 2005 Hell's Kitchen (TV Series) (performer: "Fire" - uncredited)
 2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (performer: "Fire")
 2004 Kangaroo Jack: G'Day, U.S.A.! (Video) (performer: "Fire")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (performer: "Love Rollercoaster", "Funky Worm")
 2004 Ladder 49 (performer: "Fire")
 2004 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Strip (2004) ... (performer: "Fire")
 2004 Walking Tall (performer: "Fire")
 2004 Johnson Family Vacation (performer: "Love Rollercoaster")
 2003 The Italian Job (performer: "Fire")
 2002 Moonlight Mile (performer: "Fire")
 2002 High Crimes (performer: "Love Rollercoaster")
 2002 Crazy as Hell (performer: "Fire")
 2001 How High (performer: "Fire")
 2001 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Now You Got It (2001) ... ("Love Rollercoaster")
 2001 The Wash (performer: "Funky Worm")
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Employee of the Month (2001) ... (performer: "Love Rollercoaster" - uncredited)
 2001 Driven (performer: "Fire")
 2001 Late Night Shopping (performer: "Fopp")
 2000 The Original Kings of Comedy (Documentary) (performer: "I Want to be Free")
 2000 Romeo Must Die (performer: "Going Home")
 2000 Reindeer Games (performer: "Love Rollercoaster")
 2000 Next Friday (performer: "Funky Worm", "Money Stretch")
 1999 Detroit Rock City (performer: "Fire")
 1998 Urban Legend (performer: "Love Rollercoaster")
 1997 Boogie Nights (performer: "I Want to Be Free")
 1997 Contact (performer: "Fire" - uncredited)
 1991 Rush (performer: "Fire", "Love Rollercoaster")
 1977 Mr. Mean (performer: "Mr. Mean", "Fight Me, Chase Me", "The Controller's Mind", "The Big Score", "Magic Trick", "Good Luck Charm", "Speak Easy") / (writer: "Mr. Mean", "Fight Me, Chase Me", "The Controller's Mind", "The Big Score", "Magic Trick", "Good Luck Charm", "Speak Easy")
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Single: "It's A Crying Shame" / "I've Got To Hold On" (Compass Records) See more »

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They were known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics, and flamboyant outfits. They topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," "Skin Tight," and "Funky Worm." Their lineup changed through the years, but featured horns, bass, guitar, drums, and keyboards. See more »

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