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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Richard Pryor

Writing Credits  

Rocco Urbisci ... (written by) &
Paul Mooney ... (written by) &
Richard Pryor ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

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Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego
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Michelle
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Arturo
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Grace
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Dawn
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Grandmother
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Satin Doll
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Mother
Scoey Mitchell ...
Father
Billy Eckstine ...
Johnny Barnett
Tanya Boyd ...
Alicia
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Cliff
E'Lon Cox ...
Little Jo Jo
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Detective Lawrence
J.J. Barry ...
Sal
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Gino (as Michael Genovese)
Marlene Warfield ...
Sonja
Virginia Capers ...
Emma Ray
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Freddy
Frederick Coffin ...
Dr. Weissman
Richard Grossman ...
Dr. Carlyle (as Dr. Richard Grossman)
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Big Jake
Gloria Charles ...
Lady at Grandmother's House
Mary Bond Davis ...
Lady at Grandmother's House
Cheri Wells ...
Lady at Grandmother's House
Valerie McIntosh ...
Lady at Grandmother's House
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Angry Prostitute (as Bebe Drake-Massey)
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John #1
Teri Hafford ...
Olivia
Edy Roberts ...
Madelyn
Michael Prince ...
Screening Room Producer
Rocco Urbisci ...
Screening Room Director
Rod Gist ...
Manager
Elizabeth Robinson ...
Secretary
Beau Starr ...
Vito
Lou B. Washington ...
Backstage Manager (as Ludie C. Washington)
Kiblena Peace ...
Joy
Larry Murphy ...
Male Attendant
Linda Hoy ...
Emergency Room Nurse
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Policeman #1
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Policeman #2
Rashon Khan ...
Bodyguard (as Rashon Kahn)
Charles Knapp ...
Fat Man
Tracy Morgan ...
Female Heckler
Gary Allen ...
Male Heckler
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Gangster #1
Martin Azarow ...
Gangster #2
Dean Wein ...
Stage Hand
Sig Frohlich ...
Ziggy
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Nightclub Patron
Jo Ann Mann ...
Madam
Richard Daugherty ...
John #2
Alicia Shonte Harvey ...
Waitress (as Alicia Shonté Harvey)
Robin Torell ...
Michelle's Dance Partner
Laura Rae ...
Dawn's Friend
Ericka Marr ...
Showgirl (as Erika Marr)
Angella Mitchell ...
Showgirl
Laura Sorrenson ...
Showgirl (as Roxanne Rolle)
Geraldine Mason ...
Showgirl
Michael Anthony Williams ...
Raymond (as Michael Williams)
Deon Pearson ...
Charlie
Dorothy McLennan ...
Dorothy
Erastus Spencer ...
Mr. Spencer
Edwin Hausam ...
Desk Clerk
Howard L.W. Fortune ...
Hotel Bouncer
Dewayne Taylor ...
Boy on Bus
Jimmy Binkley Group ...
House Band at Spencer's
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Gus Blue ...
Drug Dealer (uncredited)
Gene Cross ...
Heckler (uncredited)
Helen Kelly ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Emergency Room Doctor (uncredited)
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Dressing Room Fan (uncredited)
Maureen C. Solomon ...
Girl at Jo Jo's Party (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Thom Mount ... supervising producer
Richard Pryor ... producer
John G. Wilson ... associate producer (as John Wilson)

Music by 

Herbie Hancock

Cinematography by 

John A. Alonzo ... director of photography (as John Alonzo)

Film Editing by 

Donn Cambern

Casting By 

Reuben Cannon

Production Design by 

John DeCuir Jr. ... (as John De Cuir)

Set Decoration by 

Cloudia Rebar ... (as Cloudia)

Costume Design by 

Marilyn Vance

Makeup Department 

Dino Ganziano ... hair stylist
Tony Lloyd ... makeup artist
Terry Miles ... makeup artist
Elizabeth Rabe ... additional hair stylist
Julia L. Walker ... hair stylist (as Julia Walker)

Production Management 

John G. Wilson ... production manager (as John Wilson)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Bryan Denegal ... second assistant director
Vicki Jackson-Lemay ... dga trainee (as Vicki LeMay)
Jerry Ziesmer ... first assistant director

Art Department 

Carl Aldana ... illustrator
Oscar Delgadillo ... set dresser
Mark Fabus ... set designer
Joseph C. Fama ... construction foreman (as Joseph Fama)
Matt Furginson ... swing gang
Daniel Gluck ... set designer
Jimmie Herron Jr. ... property master
Jimmy Herron ... property master
Stephen LeMasters ... set dresser
Joseph P. Lucky ... set designer (as Joe Lucky)
William F. McLaughlin ... swing gang (as William McLaughlin)
Michael Muscarella ... construction coordinator
David J. Negron ... illustrator (as David J. Negron Sr.)
Ernest Phillips ... stand-by painter
Clinton Robinson ... assistant props
John Sweeney ... set dresser
Sig Tingloff ... set designer
David Tully ... greensman (as Dave Tulley)
Dianne Wager ... set designer (as Dianne I. Wager)
Kenneth L. Westcott ... lead person (as Ken Wescott)

Sound Department 

Rick Alexander ... sound re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Milton C. Burrow ... supervising sound editor
Neil Burrow ... sound editor
Willie D. Burton ... production sound mixer
Bob Cornett ... sound editor (as Robert H. Cornett)
Jay Engel ... adr editor
Les Fresholtz ... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Gordon ... sound editor (as Mark S. Gordon)
Robert W. Harris ... cableman (as Robert Harris)
Fred Judkins ... supervising sound editor (as Fredric R. Judkins)
Marvin E. Lewis ... boom operator (as Marvin Lewis)
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Vern Poore ... sound re-recording mixer
Brossy Reina ... assistant sound editor
Ellen Segal ... sound assistant

Special Effects by 

Larry L. Fuentes ... special effects (as Larry Fuentes)

Visual Effects by 

David J. Negron Jr. ... visual effects supervisor
David J. Negron ... optical effects supervisor
Greg Van der Veer ... additional opticals

Stunts 

Ron Oliney ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Robert Alexus ... rigging gaffer
Norman Ash ... set lighting technician
Sidney Ray Baldwin ... still photographer (as Sidney Baldwin)
Michael Barrett ... electrical best boy
William Birch ... director of photography: Peoria
Lester Boykin ... set lighting technician (as Arlester Boykin)
Ophelious Braxton ... grip best boy
Bill Hardin ... second assistant camera: Peoria
Bud Heller ... key grip
Steven Hiller ... first assistant camera: Peoria
Susan C. Ingram ... second assistant camera (as Susan Ingram)
Horace Jordan ... first assistant camera (as Horace B. Jordan Jr.)
Thomas Laughridge ... additional camera operator (as Tom Laughridge)
Mark Ludwig ... second assistant camera
Louis Niemeyer ... first assistant camera
Michael D. O'Shea ... additional camera operator (as Michael O'Shea)
Serge Poupis ... additional first assistant camera
Stephanie Powell ... video assist operator
Stuart A. Spohn ... gaffer (as Stu Spohn)
Jim Taylor ... still photographer: Peoria
Pernell Youngblood Tyus ... camera operator
Sandy Williams ... dolly grip (as Walter Williams)
Randy Woodside ... set lighting technician
Wayne Baker ... first assistant camera: insert car plate unit (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Christopher Gegen ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Winnie D. Brown ... costumer: women (as Winnie Brown)
Alice Daniels ... costumer: Mr. Pryor
Maritza Garcia-Roddy ... wardrobe (as Maritza Garcia)
Greg Hall ... wardrobe
Silvio Scarano ... costumer: men
Bill Tiegs ... wardrobe

Editorial Department 

Carolyn Fitzgerald ... apprentice editor
Nancy Frazen ... assistant editor (as Nancy E. Frazen)
William Goldenberg ... apprentice editor (as Billy Goldenberg)

Location Management 

Karlene Gallegly ... location manager

Music Department 

Else Blangsted ... music editor (as Elsa Blangstead)
Dennis S. Sands ... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Ellen Segal ... music editor
Wayne Shorter ... musician: saxophone solo
Jerry Wexler ... music supervisor
Paul Wexler ... assistant music supervisor

Transportation Department 

Bud Lacy ... transportation captain
William 'Scott' Pierson ... transportation coordinator (as Scott Pierson)
Donald Tuttle ... transportation co-captain

Other crew 

Teri Abastado ... production auditor (as Teri Abostado)
Amy Alexander ... assistant: Mr. De Cuir
Marilyn Bradfield ... technical advisor
Frank DeMichelis ... craft service
Lauren Glassman ... executive assistant: Mr. Pryor (as Lauren R. Glassman)
Victoria Horsford ... unit publicist
Rashon Khan ... assistant: Mr. Pryor (as Rashon Kahn)
Luca Kouimelis ... script supervisor
Fran Moss ... locations: Peoria
David J. Negron ... gemini effect designer
Phill Norman ... title designer
Susan Royal ... production accountant
Kimberly Sizemore ... assistant: Mr. Pryor
B.J. Smith ... first aid
Eddie Smith ... atmosphere coordinator
Maureen C. Solomon ... assistant: Mr. Pryor (as Maureen Solomon)
Jennifer Stace ... choreographer
Anna Zappia ... production office coordinator
Marquetta Cheeks ... assistant to richard pryor (uncredited)

Thanks 

Thom Mount ... special thanks

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