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Jimmy Jam (I)

Jimmy Jam was born on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is known for Mo' Money (1992), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) and Poetic Justice (1993). He has been married to Lisa Padilla since June 25, 1994. They have three children. See full bio »

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Known For

Mo' Money Soundtrack
Poetic Justice Soundtrack
Money Train Soundtrack


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 2016 Janet Jackson: Dammn Baby (Music Video)
 2013 IU: Monday Afternoon (Music Video)
 2013 IU: Beautiful Dancer (Music Video)
 2002 Mary J. Blige: No More Drama (Music Video)
 2002 Deborah Cox: Up & Down (In & Out) (Music Video)
 2001 Yolanda Adams: Never Give Up (Music Video) (as James Harris III)
 2001 Blu Cantrell: I'll Find a Way (Music Video)
 2001 Mariah Carey: Never Too Far (Music Video)
 2001 Melanie B: Feels So Good (Music Video)
 1999 Jordan Knight: Give It to You (Music Video)
 1998 Janet Jackson: Every Time (Music Video)
 1998 Janet Jackson: You (Music Video)
 1998 Janet Jackson: Go Deep (Music Video)
 1998 Janet Jackson: I Get Lonely (Music Video)
 1997 Janet Jackson: Together Again (Music Video)
 1997 Mary J. Blige: Everything (Music Video)
 1997 Vanessa Williams: Happiness (Music Video)
 1996 Ghosts (Short) (music by)
 1996 Janet Jackson: Twenty Foreplay (Music Video)
 1995 Janet Jackson: Runaway (Music Video)
 1995 Gladys Knight: Next Time (Music Video)
 1994 Sounds of Blackness: Hold on (Change is Comin') (Music Video) (music by)
 1994 Boyz II Men: On Bended Knee (Music Video)
 1994 Janet Jackson: Any Time, Any Place (Music Video)
 1994 Janet Jackson: Because of Love (Music Video)
 1993 Janet Jackson: Again (Music Video)
 1993 Janet Jackson: If (Music Video)
 1991 Johnny Gill: Wrap My Body Tight (Music Video)
 1991 Karyn White: Romantic (Music Video)
 1991 Sounds of Blackness: Optimistic (Music Video) (co-composer)
 1991 Alexander O'Neal: All True Man (Music Video) (co-composer)
 1990 Johnny Gill: Rub You the Right Way (Music Video)
 1990 The Time: Jerk Out (Music Video)
 1990 Janet Jackson: Escapade (Music Video)
 1990 Janet Jackson: Come Back to Me (Music Video)
 1989 Cherrelle: Affair (Music Video) (co-composer)
 1989 Janet Jackson: Rhythm Nation (Music Video) (music by)
 1989 Janet Jackson: Miss You Much (Music Video)
 1988 Cherrelle: Everything I Miss at Home (Music Video) (co-composer)
 1987 Alexander O'Neal: Fake (Music Video) (co-composer)
 1987 Janet Jackson: Let's Wait Awhile (Music Video)
 1986 Janet Jackson: Nasty (Music Video)
 1986 The S.O.S. Band: Borrowed Love (Music Video)
 1986 Janet Jackson: Control (Music Video)
 1986 Janet Jackson: When I Think of You (Music Video)
 1986 The Human League: Human (Music Video) (music by)
 1985 Force MDs: Tender Love (Music Video)
 1985 Cherrelle: Artificial Heart (Music Video) (co-composer)
 1985 Cherrelle: You Look Good to Me (Music Video) (co-composer)
 1985 Cherrelle Feat. Alexander O'Neal: Saturday Love (Music Video) (co-composer)
 1985 Alexander O'Neal: A Broken Heart Can Mend (Music Video) (co-composer)
 1985 Alexander O'Neal: Innocent (Music Video) (co-composer)
 1984 Cherrelle: I Didn't Mean to Turn You On (Music Video) (co-composer)
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Alternate Names:

James Harris III | Jimmy 'Jam' Harris | Jimmy Jam Harris | The Time


Lisa Padilla  (3 children)

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I love Phil Collins because I just think the productions were incredible.


Three children: Tyler Harris, Max Harris and Bella Harris. See more »

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