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Jeff Porcaro (1954–1992)

Jeff Porcaro was born on April 1, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro. He is known for his work on The Color Purple (1985), Dune (1984) and Dick Tracy (1990). He was married to Susan Norris. He died on August 5, 1992 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1991 Grand Canyon (musician: drums)
 1991 Dying Young (musician: drums - uncredited)
 1991 Hudson Hawk (musician: drums - uncredited)
 1990 Dick Tracy (musician: drummer)
 1989 Sing (musician: drummer)
 1985 The Color Purple (musician: percussion) / (percussion - uncredited)
 1984 Dune (musician: Toto)
 1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street (musician: drums)
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (musician: percussion - uncredited)
 1982 Pink Floyd The Wall (additional musician)
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (musician: percussion)
 1975 Murph the Surf (musician: drums - uncredited)
 1970 A Man Called Horse (musician: percussion - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Album: "Michael J. McDonald: Take it to Heart", Drums and Percussion, for 'Reprise Records[us]'


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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Considered one of the greatest drummers in music history. See more »



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