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Rod Temperton

Rod Temperton was born in 1947 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England as Rodney Lynn Temperton. See full bio »

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 2012-2016 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- 2016: Auditions 5 (2016) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- 2016: Auditions 3 (2016) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- 2015: Auditions 3 (2015) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- 2012: Auditions 6 (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2016 Tvoje tvár má známý hlas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2016 Amor & Sexo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Terror (2016) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2016 Benidorm (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.3 (2016) ... (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 2016 Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (Documentary) (writer: "Burn This Disco Out", "Off The Wall", "Rock With You" - as Rodney Lynn Temperton, uncredited)
 2015 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 October 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2015 Magic Mike XXL (writer: "The Groove Line")
 2015 The 10 Faces of Michael Jackson (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Rock With You" (1979), "Thriller" (1983))
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 6: Halloween Special (2014) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2014 Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- El mundo que nos conmovió (2014) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2010-2014 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Big Sur 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Halloween 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2014 Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to the Jungle (2014) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (writer: "The Groove Line")
 2013 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 October 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2013 Halloween Thriller: Rise of the Zombie (Short) (writer: "Thriller")
 2013 t Schaep met de 5 pooten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Triller (2013) ... (writer: "Triller")
 2013 20 Feet from Stardom (Documentary) (writer: "Thriller")
 2011-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #21.28 (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.26 (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.21 (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.188 (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Monster Mash (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2012 220 Volts (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Morte (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2010-2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Televisió i publicitat (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller")
- Mort i espiritualitat (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller")
- El meu avi (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2011 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2007-2011 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Auditions 6 (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Episode #7.17 (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
- Episode #7.2 (2010) ... (writer: "Rock with You")
- Auditions 4 (2007) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2011 Thriller Night (Short) (writer: "Thriller")
 2011 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Home Wrecker (2011) ... (writer: "Yah Mo B There")
 2007-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2011 Tosh.0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Evolution of Dance Guy (Dance-Off) (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Sue Sylvester Shuffle (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" - uncredited)
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Singapore Grand Prix: Highlights (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- The Singapore Grand Prix (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2010 The 5 O'Clock Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (2010) ... (writer: "Sweet Freedom")
 2010 Stuttgart Homicide (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tödliche Falle (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.125 (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2010 Gopnik (Short) (writer: "Gopnik")
 2009 This Is It (Documentary) (writer: "Thriller")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Five: Results Show (2009) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Charts, Clips und Kommerz (2009) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2009 This Morning (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 June 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2009 Jangan pandang belakang congkak (writer: "Thriller")
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zac Efron/Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2009) ... (writer: "Always and Forever" - uncredited)
 2009 Familjen Babajou (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Del 1 (2009) ... (writer: "Rock With You")
 2008 Witnessing Headlines (Documentary) (writer: "Thriller")
 2008 Yes Man (writer: "Stomp!")
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.11 (2008) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2008 Sex: The Revolution (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tainted Love (2008) ... (writer: "Boogie Nights" - uncredited)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (writer: "STOMP")
 2007 L'isola dei famosi (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.12 (2007) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2007 Your Song (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Someone in the Dark (2007) ... (writer: "Someone In The Dark")
 2007 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (Video Game) ("Rock with You")
 2006 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Duel of the Dead (2006) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2006 The Break-Up (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 2005 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #1 - Mijn Geboortejaar (2005) ... (writer: "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)")
 2005 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 9: Viewers' Choice (2005) ... (writer: "Give Me the Night")
 2005 The Brice Man (writer: "Le casse de Brice (Give Me the Night)", "Le casse de Brice (Radio Mix)")
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Födelseår (2004) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Always and Forever" - uncredited)
 2004 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 30 Group 2 Performance Show (2004) ... (writer: "You Put a Move on My Heart")
 2004 Indonesian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Workshop 1 - Grup 1 (2004) ... (writer: "Rock with You")
 2004 13 Going on 30 (writer: "Thriller")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Performance Show: Disco (2004) ... (writer: "Give Me the Night")
 2002-2004 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Group Four! Then the Wild Card! (2004) ... (writer: "Always and Forever")
- Wild! (2003) ... (writer: "Rock with You")
- Army of the Mediocre (2002) ... (writer: "You Put a Move on My Heart")
 2003 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Show 4: Disco Songs (2003) ... (writer: "Rock with You")
- Heat 3 (2003) ... (writer: "Always and Forever")
 2003 I Love the '80s Strikes Back (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Rock With You")
 2003 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 2 (2003) ... (writer: "Always and Forever")
 2003 Living with Michael Jackson: A Tonight Special (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Thriller")
 2002 I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1983 (2002) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2002 My Own Private Oshawa (TV Movie) (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 2001 Night Fever (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fright Fever (2001) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Discos and Dragons (2000) ... (writer: "Groove Line" - uncredited)
 2000 Boiler Room (writer: "Keepin' the Faith")
 1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 1999 Summer of Sam (writer: "Boogie Nights" (1975))
 1998 Among Giants (writer: "The Groove Line")
 1993-1997 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #8.11 (1997) ... (writer: "Love X Love")
- Live Grand Final 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Yah Mo B There")
- Episode #6.6 (1995) ... (writer: "Yah Mo B There")
- Episode #4.1 (1993) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 1997 Sprung (writer: "The Secret Garden")
 1996 Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special) (writer: "Thriller' - uncredited)
 1994 Monte Video (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Der Fluch (1994) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 1992 South Central (writer: "The Groove Line")
 1991 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Teenage Caveman (1991) ... (writer: "Always and Forever")
 1990 Whatever Happened to Mason Reese (Short) (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 1990 House Party (lyrics: "Always and Forever") / (music: "Always and Forever")
 1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Magician/Count Koopula (1989) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 1988 Moonwalker (writer: "Rock With You", "Thriller")
 1987 Dynasty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The New Moguls (1987) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 1987 DTV Monster Hits (TV Movie) (writer: "Thriller")
 1986 Running Scared (producer: "Sweet Freedom") / (writer: "Sweet Freedom")
 1986 The 58th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)")
 1985 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #29.17 (1985) ... (writer: "Time Of Your Life" - uncredited)
 1985 The Color Purple (lyrics: "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)", "Makidada") / (music: "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)") / (writer: "Sister's Theme", "Proud Theme")
 1985 Lost in America (writer: "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)")
 1985 The Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familiares (TV Special) (writer: "Thriller")
 1984 Shake, Rattle & Roll (writer: "Thriller")
 1984 Revenge of the Nerds (writer: "THRILLER")
 1984 WWF Championship Wrestling (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 June 1984 (1984) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 24 March 1984 (1984) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 1984 Hot Dog... The Movie (writer: "Do You Love Me?")
 1983 The Making of 'Thriller' (Video documentary) (writer: "Off The Wall", "Thriller")
 1983 Michael Jackson: Thriller (Video short) (writer: "Thriller")
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1983) (music - 1 episode, 1983)
- Love Is the Question (1983) ... (lyrics: "The Bomb" - uncredited) / (music: "The Bomb" - uncredited)
 1983 Donna Summer: A Hot Summer Night (TV Movie) (writer: "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)")
 1977-1980 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes)
- Episode dated 28 February 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Rock With You")
- Episode dated 15 February 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Rock With You")
- Episode dated 6 December 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Off the Wall")
- Episode dated 29 November 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Off the Wall")
- Episode dated 14 December 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Always and Forever")
 1979 Skatetown, U.S.A. (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 1979 Sunburn (writer: "One Night Tan", "This Night We Fell")
 1979 Escape to Athena (writer: "Keep Tomorrow For Me")
 1979 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.13 (1979) ... (writer: "The Groove Line" - uncredited)
 1978 Eyes of Laura Mars (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 1978 The Carpenters... Space Encounters (TV Special) (writer: "Boogie Nights")
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