No photo available. Represent Joe McCoy? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 44,438 this week

Joe McCoy (I) (1905–1950)

Joe McCoy was born on May 11, 1905 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He died on January 28, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Joe McCoy.

User Polls

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (12 credits)
 2013 Clear History (TV Movie) (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right")
 2011 Little Murder (writer: "When the Levee Breaks" - as Kansas Joe McCoy)
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?" - uncredited)
 2008 Cathouse: The Musical (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?")
 2007 Honeydripper (writer: "Why Don't You Do It Right")
 2006 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 18 (2006) ... (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?")
 1998 Dance with Me (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right")
 1991 Bugsy (writer: "WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT? (GET ME SOME MONEY TOO)" (1947))
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?")
 1984 Swing Shift (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?")
 1967 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.4 (1967) ... (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?" - uncredited)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen (lyrics: "Why Don't You Do Right" (1941) - uncredited) / (music: "Why Don't You Do Right" (1941) - uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (2 credits)
 2004 The Keeper
4th Man
 2001 Lola
1st Old Man in Cafe
Hide Hide Show Show Director (1 credit)
 2010 Cascadia (co-director)
Hide Hide Show Show Music department (1 credit)
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (composer: song "Why Don't You Do Right")

Personal Details

Other Works:

Peg (1983). A Musical Autobiography. Book by Peggy Lee. New lyrics by Peggy Lee. New music by Paul Horner. Musical Director: Larry Fallon. Vocal arrangements by Ray Charles. Music orchestrated by Artie Butler, Larry Fallon [final Broadway credit], Dominic Frontiere, Willis Holman [credited as Bill Holman], Gordon Jenkins, ... See more »

Did You Know?

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss Joe McCoy on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page