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Jellybean Benítez

Jellybean Benítez was born on November 7, 1957 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as John A. Benitez. He is known for his work on White Boy Rick (2018), Call Me by Your Name (2017) and Carlito's Way (1993). See full bio »

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White Boy Rick
White Boy Rick Music Department
Call Me by Your Name
Call Me by Your Name Music Department
Carlito's Way
Carlito's Way Music Department
Flashdance Music Department


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 2018 White Boy Rick (music mixer: "Planet Rock") / (music mixer: Let"s Hear It For The Boy")
 2018 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (music remixer - 1 episode)
- Chocolate Chip Nookie (2018) ... (music remixer: "Maniac")
 2018 Sideswiped (TV Series) (music producer - 1 episode)
- The Party ... (music producer: I Found Love)
  Pose (TV Series) (music producer - 1 episode, 2018) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (music remixer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Mother of The Year (2018) ... (music producer: Sidewalk Talk - uncredited) / (performer: Sidewalk Talk - uncredited)
- Pilot (2018) ... (music remixer: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody Who Loves Me")
 2018 GLOW (TV Series) (music producer - 1 episode)
- Rosalie (2018) ... (music producer: Crazy For You)
 2018 Superstore (TV Series) (music producer - 1 episode)
- Town Hall (2018) ... (music producer: Borderline)
 2018 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (music remixer - 1 episode)
- Flashy Little Flashdancer (2018) ... (music remixer: "Flashdance ... What A Feeling")
 2018 Derry Girls (TV Series) (music producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... (music producer: Holiday)
 2003-2017 Will & Grace (TV Series) (music producer - 2 episodes)
- Who's Your Daddy (2017) ... (music producer: Borderline)
- Leo Unwrapped (2003) ... (music producer: Holiday)
 2017 This Is Us (TV Series) (music producer - 1 episode)
- Three Sentences (2017) ... (music producer: Borderline)
 2017 Call Me by Your Name (music remixer: Paris Latino)
 2016 Office Christmas Party (song producer "Holiday")
 2016 The Simpsons (TV Series) (music remixer - 1 episode)
- Treehouse of Horror XXVII (2016) ... (music remixer: "Flashdance ... What A Feeling")
 2016 The Do-Over (music producer: Crazy For You)
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (music remixer: Adult Education)
 2013 The Internship (music remixer: "Flashdance... What a Feeling")
 2013 The Carrie Diaries (TV Series) (music producer - 1 episode)
- A First Time for Everything (2013) ... (music producer: Borderline)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (music producer: "Borderline") / (music producer: "Crazy For You") / (music remixer: "Burning Up") / (music remixer: "Like A Virgin") / (music remixer: "Lucky Star") / (music remixer: "Material Girl")
 2008 What Happens in Vegas (music remixer: "Flashdance... What A Feeling")
 2007 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (music remixer - 1 episode)
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love (2007) ... (music remixer: "Flashdance ... What A Feeling")
 2003-2004 Ricki Lake (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Surprise! I'm a Drag Queen (2004) ... (composer: theme music)
- Cheaters Come Clean (2004) ... (composer: theme music)
- Miss Drag Idol II (2003) ... (composer: theme music)
 2004 13 Going on 30 (music producer: Crazy For You)
 2002 Evil on Queen Street (Video) (music remixer: Confusion)
 2002 Dummy (executive music supervisor - as Jellybean Benitez)
 2002 American Family (TV Series) (executive music supervisor - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2002) ... (executive music supervisor - uncredited)
 2002 Real Women Have Curves (executive soundtrack producer)
 2001 Dinner with Friends (TV Movie) (executive soundtrack producer)
 2001 Angel Eyes (executive music supervisor)
 2001 61* (TV Movie) (executive soundtrack producer - uncredited)
 2001 Taina (TV Series) (composer: theme music) / (executive music supervisor)
 2000 Table One (executive music supervisor)
 2000 Dude, Where's My Car? (music remixer: The Bubble Bunch")
 2000 For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (TV Movie) (executive music supervisor)
 2000 Get Carter (executive music supervisor - as Jellybean Benitez)
 2000 Beautiful Creatures (executive music supervisor - uncredited)
 2000 Snatch (music remixer: Lucky Star)
 2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Movie) (executive soundtrack producer)
 2000 Nuyorican Dream (Documentary) (music supervisor: documentary)
 1999 Flawless (executive soundtrack producer)
 1999 Superstar (executive soundtrack producer - uncredited)
 1998 One Tough Cop (music supervisor)
 1998 Restaurant (executive soundtrack producer)
 1996 2 Days in the Valley (music consultant)
 1995 First Time Out (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1995 Species (music supervisor - as Jellybean Benitez)
 1995 The Perez Family (music supervisor)
 1995 Lie Down with Dogs (executive music supervisor)
 1995 House of Buggin' (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1994 The Charles Perez Show (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1994 Double Dragon (music supervisor)
 1994 The Shadow (music supervisor)
 1994 Reality Bites (music remixer: Confusion - uncredited)
 1993 Carlito's Way (music supervisor - as Jellybean Benitez)
 1993 The Real McCoy (music supervisor)
 1993 Mi vida loca (music supervisor)
 1993 John Leguizamo: Spic-O-Rama (TV Special) (music supervisor)
 1993 Untamed Heart (music remixer: Blood From A Stone - uncredited)
 1992 ZZ Top: Greatest Hits (Video) (music remixer: Velcro Fly)
 1992 Whispers in the Dark (music supervisor)
 1991 John Leguizamo: Mambo Mouth (TV Special) (music supervisor)
 1991 Madonna: Truth or Dare (Documentary) (music producer: Holiday)
 1990 Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (Video) (music producer)
 1989 The Little Mermaid (music remixer: Under The Sea - uncredited)
 1988 Whitney Houston: Love Will Save the Day (Video short) (music producer)
 1987 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Video short) (music remixer: I wanna dance with somebody)
 1987 The Principal (music supervisor - as Jellybean)
 1987 Dirty Dancing (music remixer: Yes - uncredited)
 1987 Walk Like a Man (music producer: Sidewalk Talk - uncredited) / (performer: Sidewalk Talk - uncredited)
 1986 The Bangles: Walk Like an Egyptian (Video short) (music remixer: Walk Like an Egyptian)
 1986 Top Gun (music remixer: Lead Me On - uncredited) / (music remixer: Playing with the Boys - uncredited)
 1985 Sting: If You Love Somebody Set Them Free (Video short) (music remixer: If You Love Somebody Set Them Free)
 1985 Whitney Houston: How Will I Know (Video short) (music remixer: how will I know)
 1985 ZZ Top: Velcro Fly (Video short) (music remixer: Velco Fly)
 1985 Madonna: Gambler (Video short) (music producer - as John 'Jellybean' Benitez)
 1985 The Legend of Billie Jean (music remixer: Invincible)
 1985 Back to the Future (music remixer: Back In Time - uncredited) / (music remixer: Power Of Love - uncredited)
 1985 The Last Dragon (music remixer: Rhythm Of The Night)
 1985 Madonna: Crazy for You (Video short) (music producer - as John 'Jellybean' Benitez)
 1985 Vision Quest (music producer: Crazy For You) / (music producer: Gambler)
 1985 Madonna: Material Girl (Video short) (12" remixer)
 1985 We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (TV Movie documentary) (music remixer: We Are The World)
 1984 Shalamar: Dancing in the Sheets (Video short) (music remixer: Dancing in the Sheets)
 1984 Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (music remixer: Electric Boogaloo)
 1984 Madonna: Like a Virgin (Video short) (12" remixer)
 1984 Thief of Hearts (music remixer: Thief Of Hearts)
 1984 Madonna: Lucky Star (Video short) (music mixer)
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan (music remixer: I'm Gonna Always Love You)
 1984 Streets of Fire (music remixer: I Can Dream About You)
 1984 Deniece Williams: Let's Hear It for the Boy (Video short) (music remixer: Let's Hear For The Boy)
 1984 Breakin' (music remixer: Breakin...There's No Stoppin Us)
 1984 Hall & Oates: Adult Education (Video short) (music remixer: Adult Education)
 1984 Footloose (music remixer: Dancing In The Sheets - uncredited) / (music remixer: Holding Out for a Hero - uncredited) / (music remixer: Let's Hear It For The Boy - uncredited)
 1984 Madonna: Borderline (Video short) (music mixer)
 1983 D.C. Cab (music remixer: Deadline U.S.A. - uncredited)
 1983 Two of a Kind (music remixer: It's Gonna Be Special)
 1983 Hall & Oates: Say It Isn't So (Video short) (music remixer: Say It Isn't So)
 1983 Paul McCartney Feat. Michael Jackson: Say Say Say (Video short) (music remixer: Say Say Say)
 1983 Madonna: Holiday (Video short) (music producer - as John 'Jellybean' Benitez)
 1983 Michael Sembello: Maniac (Video short) (music remixer: Maniac)
 1983 Staying Alive (music remixer: Far From Over)
 1983 Irene Cara: Flashdance... What a Feeling (Video short) (music remixer: Flashdance... What A Feeling)
 1983 Flashdance (music remixer: Flashdance What A Feeling - uncredited) / (music remixer: Maniac - uncredited)
 1983 Madonna: Burning Up (Video short) (music remixer - as John 'Jellybean' Benitez)
Show Show Composer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (23 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (5 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (24 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Produced Madonna's hits "Holiday", "Crazy For You" and "Gambler". Madonna wrote "Sidewalk Talk" for his 1984 album "Wotupski", and sang backing vocals on the track, which was performed by Catherine Buchanan and used in the film 'Walk Like A Man'. He also remixed songs for her 1987 remix album, "You Can Dance". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

'Jellybean' Benitez | Jellybean Benitez | John 'Jellybean' Benitez | John Jellybean Benitez | John 'Jellybean' Benítez | Jellybean

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Jellybean gave Madonna her start, arranging songs like "Holiday" and "Cherish". See more »

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