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Norman Whitfield (1941–2008)

Music producer, arranger, and songwriter Norman Jessie Whitfield was born on May 12, 1941 in New York City. A native of Harlem, Whitfield spent his early teen years hanging out in local pool halls. Norman moved with his family to Detroit, Michigan when he was in his late teens. At age 18 he wrote and produced songs for Detroit's Thelma Records. ... See full bio »

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 2008-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Switch-up (2014) ... (writer: "Car Wash")
- Week 1: Premiere (2014) ... (writer: "Pride and Joy")
- Week 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Pride and Joy")
- Round Two (2009) ... (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You" - uncredited)
- Episode #7.1 (2008) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2014 The Equalizer (writer: "Friendship Train")
 2014 Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- La alegría de vivir (2014) ... (writer: "War")
 2012-2014 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Blind Auditions 7 (2014) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
- Battles 1 (2012) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 2014 Ride Along (writer: "I Wanna Get Next To You")
 2013 Grudge Match (writer: "War")
 2013 American Hustle (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 2013 That Music Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2005 vs. 1995 (2013) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 2013 Turbo (writer: "Eye of the Tiger / Holler If Ya Hear Me")
 2013 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.2 (2013) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 2009-2012 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Here Comes Treble (2012) ... (writer: "Car Wash" - uncredited)
- Ultimatum (2011) ... (writer: "Car Wash" - uncredited)
- Cafe Disco (2009) ... (writer: "Car Wash" - uncredited)
 2012 Revolution (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Quarter (2012) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 2012 Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Songs That Inspire (2012) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 2010-2012 Eureka (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Ex Machina (2012) ... (writer: "Car Wash" - uncredited)
- Crossing Over (2010) ... (writer: "Car Wash")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)")
 2012 The Sapphires (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2012 Foodfight! (writer: "I Heard it Through the Grapevyne" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2010-2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 5 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "Ain't Too Proud to Beg")
- Top 7 Perform Again (2012) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
- 11 Finalists Compete (2011) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
- Top 11 Performance (2010) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 2012 Smash (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tech (2012) ... (writer: "I'm Going Down" - uncredited)
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Festa i ball (2012) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 2011 Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon (Documentary) (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - as Norman J Whitfield)
 2011 The Celebrity Apprentice Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Challenge 1 (2011) ... (writer: "Car Wash" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.10 (2011) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 2011 The Xtra Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.4 (2011) ... (writer: "Ain't Too Proud to Beg")
 2011 Zookeeper (writer: "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Las Vegas Callbacks (2011) ... (writer: "I Wish It Would Have Rained")
 2011 Modern Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mother's Day (2011) ... (writer: "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" - uncredited)
 2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (writer: "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone")
 2011 Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World (Video documentary) (writer: "Cloud 9", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.82 (2011) ... (music: "The Social Network theme")
 2010 Gulliver's Travels (writer: "WAR" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2010 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pharmacy Double/Bullet Train (2010) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - uncredited)
 2010 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Auditions 5 (2010) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
- Auditions 4 (2010) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Belgian Grand Prix (2010) ... (writer: "Car Wash" - uncredited)
 2008-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Greatest Break Up Songs (2010) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "War (What Is It Good For?)" - uncredited)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "Car Wash" - uncredited)
- Blockbuster Heroes (2010) ... (writer: "War (What Is It Good For?)" - uncredited)
- Music with a Message (2008) ... (writer: "War (What Is It Good For?)")
 2010 Death at a Funeral (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2010 Unsung (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Uncut (2010) ... (writer: "Car Wash")
 2010 The Perfect Host (writer: "Car Wash")
 2009 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mmm, Fish. Yum. (2009) ... (writer: "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" - uncredited)
 2009 Electric Dreams (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The 1970s (2009) ... (writer: "Car Wash")
 2009 Halloween II (writer: " (I Know) I'm Losing You")
 2009 Wir sind Kaiser (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (2009) ... (writer: "War")
 2009 Fired Up! (writer: "Knockin' Boots")
 2009 Friday Night Lights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tomorrow Blues (2009) ... (writer: "Car Wash" - uncredited)
 2008 The Brothers Bloom (writer: " (I Know) I'm Losing You" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2008 Easy Virtue (writer: "Car Wash" - as Nick Whitfield)
 2008 Flash of Genius (writer: "Too Many Fish in the Sea" - as Norman Whitfield Jr.)
 2008 Tropic Thunder (writer: "Ball of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)" (1970) - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2008 Baby Mama (writer: "Back Again" - as Norman Jesse Whitfield)
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (2008) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2008 Shine a Light (Documentary) (writer: "Just My Imagination Running Away With Me" - as W. Norman)
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2007 The Brave One (writer: "I Can't Get Next To You" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2007 Rush Hour 3 (writer: "War" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2007 Eye See Me ("Cloud Nine")
 2000-2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Made in America (2007) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
- Funhouse (2000) ... (writer: "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" - uncredited)
 2007 Are We Done Yet? (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2007 29... and still a Virgin (TV Movie) (writer: "Car Wash")
 2006 Jools's Annual Hootenanny (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jools' 14th Annual Hootenanny (2006) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2006 Ultimate Sessions (Video documentary) (writer: "Car Wash")
 2006 Duet Impossible (TV Special) (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grape Vine")
 2006 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Momma Cherri's Soul Food Shack Revisited (2006) ... (writer: "Papa was a Rolling Stone" - uncredited)
 2005-2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Everybody Hates Father's Day (2006) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
- Everybody Hates the Babysitter (2005) ... (writer: "Smiling Faces Sometimes")
 2006 The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "War")
 2006 SingStar Rocks! (Video Game) (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2006 The Science of Sleep (writer: "Big John Is My Name")
 2006 Big Momma's House 2 (writer: "Back Again")
 2006 Glory Road (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2005 Munich (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 2005 Karaoke Revolution Party (Video Game) (as Norman J. Whitfield, "Ain't Too Proud To Beg")
 2005 Veronica Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blast from the Past (2005) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - uncredited)
 2005 Sunday Driver (Documentary) (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)", "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" - as Norman J Whitfield)
 2005 Romanzo Criminale (writer: "I heard it through the grapevine", "I heard it through the Grapevine")
 2005 Just Like Heaven (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 1997-2005 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Bonfire of the Manatees (2005) ... (writer: "Car Wash" - uncredited)
- Treehouse of Horror VIII (1997) ... (writer: "War")
 2005 Elizabethtown (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You" (1964) - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2005 Four Brothers (as Norman J. Whitfield, "CLOUD NINE", "I WISH IT WOULD RAIN", "TAKE A LOOK AROUND", "PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE", "SMILING FACES SOMETIMES")
 2005 Motown: The Early Years (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Needle in a Haystack", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg")
 2005 Guy X (writer: "War")
 2005/I Hitch (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You" (1969) - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2004 Shark Tale (writer: "Car Wash (Shark Tale Mix)")
 2004 Eulogy (writer: "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (writer: "I Heard it Through the Grapevine")
 2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (writer: "I Wanna Get Next to You" - as Norman Jesse Whitfield)
 2004 Never Die Alone (writer: "I Want to Get Next to You")
 2004 Along Came Polly (writer: "LUV ME LUV ME")
 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen (writer: "Back Again")
 2003 Get Up, Stand Up (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Next Stop Vietnam (2003) ... (writer: "War")
 2003 Gothika (writer: "Papa Was a Rolling Stone")
 2003 Celebridade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 October 2003 (2003) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 2003 The Fighting Temptations (as Norman Jesse Whitfield, "Back Again")
 2003 In the Cut (music: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)")
 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star ("Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)")
 2003 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Telefonterror (2003) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hard Cases (2003) ... (writer: "He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'")
 2003 Tupac: Resurrection (Documentary) (writer: "Holler If Ya' Hear Me")
 2002 Dark Blue (writer: "Homicide")
 2002 City by the Sea (writer: "Pride and Joy" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 2002 Undercover Brother (writer: "Car Wash")
 2002 Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Documentary) (as Norman J. Whitfield, "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Cloud Nine", "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)", "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)", "Pride And Joy")
 2001 Don't Say a Word (writer: "Pride and Joy" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2001 High Heels and Low Lifes (writer: "War")
 2001 The Invisible Circus (writer: "Cloud 9")
 2000 Remember the Titans (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg")
 2000 Men of Honor (writer: "I Wish It Would Rain")
 2000 Duets (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)")
 2000 Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "War")
 2000 Honest (writer: "Take a Stroll thru Your Mind")
 2000 Steal This Movie (writer: "War" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 2000 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sleepover (2000) ... (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)")
 2000 Dawson's Creek (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Weekend in the Country (2000) ... (writer: "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" - uncredited)
 2000 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire (2000) ... (writer: "War")
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video) (writer: "Friendship Train")
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead (writer: "Too Many Fish in the Sea" - as Norman J. Whitfield)
 1999 Pitch People (Documentary) (writer: "Cloud Nine")
 1999 Family Law (TV Series) (writer: "War")
 1999 Futurama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Three Suns (1999) ... (writer: "Car Wash" (Bot Wash))
 1999 The Mod Squad (writer: "Car Wash")
 1998 Rush Hour (writer: "War")
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (writer: "Luv Me, Luv Me")
 1998 Soul Music Festival: Part IV (TV Movie) (writer: "I Wanna Get Next To You", "Car Wash" - uncredited)
 1998 Small Soldiers (writer: "War")
 1998 Hope Floats (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You")
 1998 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.5 (1998) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - uncredited)
 1998 Real Women (TV Series) (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1997 Red Corner (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 1997 Money Talks ("Car Wash")
 1995-1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Second Chances (1997) ... (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" - uncredited)
- Growth Pains (1995) ... (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" - uncredited)
 1997 Private Parts (writer: "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone")
 1996 Where 'D' Girls 'R' (writer: "Ohh Boy")
 1996 Sister, Sister (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Audition (1996) ... (writer: "I'm Going Down")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- February '64 to July '64 (1995) ... (writer: "Pride and Joy")
 1995 Dead Presidents (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)", "Smiling Faces Sometimes")
 1995 Moonlight and Valentino (writer: "I Can't Get Next To You")
 1995/I Panther (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)")
 1995 Destiny Turns on the Radio (writer: "Just my imagination (running away with me)" - as Norman I. Whitfield)
 1995 Friday (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "I Wanna Get Next to You")
 1995 Tommy Boy ("Ain't Too Proud To Beg")
 1995 The Walking Dead (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "Smiling Faces Sometimes")
 1995 Martin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All the Players Came (1995) ... (writer: "I Wanna Get Next to You")
 1994-1995 Seinfeld (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Highlights of a Hundred (1995) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
- The Marine Biologist (1994) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 1994 Little Giants (writer: "CAR WASH")
 1994 Above the Rim (as N. Whitfield, "Holler If Ya Hear Me") / (writer: "Holler If Ya Hear Me" - as N. Whitfield)
 1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (writer: "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)")
 1993 Madonna: The Girlie Show - Live Down Under (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Rain" - as N. Whitfield)
 1993 Last Light (TV Movie) (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1992 Sjans (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Voor Altijd (1992) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" - uncredited)
- Oude Liefde (1992) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 1991 Backdraft (writer: "War")
 1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Talking Turkey (1990) ... (writer: "Ain't Too Proud To Beg")
 1990 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Journey (1990) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- M.I.A. - April 1, 1969 (1990) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 1990 Raisins Sold Out: The California Raisins II (TV Movie) (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bats in the Basement/Mario and the Beanstalk (1989) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Beanvine")
 1989 K-9 (writer: "CAR WASH")
 1986-1989 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- When Girls Collide (1989) ... (writer: "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)")
- Symphony in Knocked Flat (1986) ... (writer: "Psychedelic Shack" - uncredited)
- Every Daughter's Father Is a Virgin (1986) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Baby Chase (1989) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (producer: "War") / (writer: "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka", "War")
 1988 Short Circuit 2 (writer: "I Heard it Through the Grapevine")
 1988 Coming to America (writer: "Pride And Joy")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1988) ... (writer: "I Heard it Through the Grapevine")
 1988 Crash Course (TV Movie) (writer: "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" - uncredited)
 1987 Eddie Murphy: Raw (Documentary) ("Ain't Too Proud To Beg") / (producer: "Ain't Too Proud To Beg")
 1987 Hamburger Hill (writer: "I Wish It Would Rain")
 1987 Otto - Der Neue Film (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1987 Gardens of Stone (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1987 Making Mr. Right (writer: "Too Many Fish In The Sea")
 1987 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Doctor's Orders (1987) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - uncredited)
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Steve Guttenberg/The Pretenders (1986) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 1986 227 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Temptations (1986) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 1986 One More Saturday Night (producer: "War") / (writer: "War")
 1986 Ruthless People (writer: "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)")
 1986 Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "That's the way Love is")
 1985 6.20 Soul Train (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 May 1985 (1985) ... (writer: "War")
 1985 The Last Dragon (producer: "The Last Dragon", "Stand Your Ground", "The Final Test") / (writer: "The Last Dragon", "Stand Your Ground", "The Final Test")
  Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1985) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1982)
- The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll II (1985) ... (writer: "I Heard It through the Grapevine")
- Beginnings (1982) ... (lyrics: "I Heard It Through The Grapvine") / (music: "I Heard It Through The Grapvine")
 1984 DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues (Video) (writer: "Friendship Train", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 1983 The Big Chill (writer: "AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG", "I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE")
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel ("Car Wash")
 1982 Let's Spend the Night Together (Documentary) ("Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)")
 1981 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Go West Young Man (1981) ... (writer: "Car Wash")
 1980 Where the Buffalo Roam (writer: "Papa Was A Rollin Stone")
 1979 Pacific Inferno (lyrics: "WAR" - as N. Whitfield) / (music: "WAR" - as N. Whitfield)
 1979 Bassie en Adriaan en het geheim van de sleutel (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Een dagje vissen (1979) ... (writer: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone")
 1978 The Stud (music: "Car Wash")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (1 episode, 1977) (writer - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1978)
- Episode dated 18 May 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "It Makes You Feel Like Dancin'")
- Episode dated 27 January 1977 (1977) ... ("Car Wash")
- Episode dated 13 January 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Car Wash")
 1977 Which Way Is Up? (lyrics: "Which Way Is Up?") / (music: "Which Way Is Up?")
 1974-1977 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.2 (1977) ... (writer: "Car Wash")
- Episode #1.18 (1974) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine/Who's Makin Love To Your Old Lady")
 1977 Starparade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.2 (1977) ... (writer: "Car Wash")
 1977 The Richard Pryor Special? (TV Movie) (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (writer: "Car Wash")
 1976 Car Wash (writer: "Car Wash", "I Wanna Get Next to You", "I'm Going Down")
 1975 Aloha, Bobby and Rose (writer: "Just My Imagination")
 1973 Save the Children (Documentary) (writer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")
 1970 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.9 (1970) ... (writer: "War" - uncredited)
 1969 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #23.1 (1969) ... (writer: "I Can't Get Next to You" - uncredited)
 1969 The Jonathan Winters Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.17 (1969) ... (writer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine")
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.107 (1966) ... (writer: "Needle in a Haystack")
- Episode #1.105 (1966) ... (writer: "Needle in a Haystack")
- Episode #1.103 (1966) ... (writer: "Needle in a Haystack")
 1965 It's What's Happening, Baby! (TV Movie) (writer: "Pride and Joy")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.26 (1965) ... (writer: "Really Saying Something")
- Episode #1.18 (1965) ... (writer: "Too Many Fish in the Sea")
- Episode #1.11 (1964) ... (writer: "Needle in a Haystack")
 1964 The T.A.M.I. Show (Documentary) (writer: "Pride and Joy")
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He co-wrote "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone", "Ball of Confusion", "War", "Smilin' Faces", and "Just My Imagination (Runnin' Away with Me)". See more »

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