Screamin' Jay Hawkins (1929–2000)

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins was best known for his song "I Put a Spell On You, " which he recorded on the Okeh label in 1956 and which helped win him cult status in the United States, Europe and Japan. He had originally planned the tune as a ballad, but after a night of heavy drinking he tried again--screaming, yelling and groaning--and never looked ... See full bio »

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Mystery Train Night Clerk (segment "Far from Yokohama")
(1989)
Lost Highway Soundtrack
(1997)
The Equalizer Soundtrack
(2014)
(2015)

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  The Stand (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2021) (writer - 1 episode, 2021)
- The Walk (2021) ... (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2020 In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover (TV Special) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2020 Spell (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2020 Lovecraft Country (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Jig-a-Bobo (2020) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
- A History of Violence (2020) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2020 Magic Camp (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2020 The Chi (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gangway (2020) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2020 I May Destroy You (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Social Media Is a Great Way to Connect (2020) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2020 Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zoey's Extraordinary Confession (2020) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2020 Sex Education (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (2020) ... (performer: "Itty Bitty Pretty One" - uncredited)
 2019 Ford v Ferrari (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2019 American Soul (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Proceed with Caution (2019) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2019 Splitting Up Together (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Baby's First Job Interview (2019) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2018 The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2018 Big Mouth (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Shame Wizard (2018) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2018 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter One: October Country (2018) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2018 Luke Cage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Get Physical (2018) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
  Mystery Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Gone (2018) ... (performer: "I Put A Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2012-2018 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Blind Auditions 9 (2018) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell On You")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 2 (2012) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2018 Acrimony (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2018 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ties That Bind (2018) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2017 Jean-Claude Van Johnson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The World Needs Its Hero (2017) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell On You" - uncredited)
  Preacher (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Backdoors (2017) ... (performer: "Feast of the Mau Mau") / (writer: "Feast of the Mau Mau")
 2017 The Big Catch (TV Series) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
  American Gods (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- A Murder of Gods (2017) ... (performer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2017 Prime Suspect 1973 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2017 It's for Your Own Good (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Edele Lynch (2016) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2016 Beer and Board Games (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Supercut (Courtney Laughs At Us) (2016) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2016 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Entropy (2016) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2015 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.25 (2015) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey (writer: "I Put a Spell on You (Shades of Grey Version)")
 2015 The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "I Put a Spell On You")
 2015 What Happened, Miss Simone? (Documentary) (writer: "I Put a Spell On You")
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 6 Results (2014) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2009-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Halloween Night (2014) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
- Round Ten: Final Results (2009) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell On You" - uncredited)
- Round Four (2009) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell On You")
 2014 The Equalizer (writer: "Sixteen")
 2014 Good People (writer: "For You")
 2009-2014 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 16 Perform, 2 Eliminated (2014) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
- Top 18 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
- Two of Six Voted Off (2009) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
- Top Six Perform (2009) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2014 Saint Laurent (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2013 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.3 (2013) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You ", "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2013 Love & Air Sex (performer: "Feast Of The Mau Mau") / (writer: "Feast Of The Mau Mau")
 2013 Red Obsession (Documentary) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
  American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Name Game (2013) ... (performer: "I Put a Spell On You" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Put a Spell On You" - uncredited)
 2012 Tomorrow You're Gone (performer: "I Hear Voices") / (writer: "I Hear Voices")
 2012/II I Love You to Death (Short) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2012 Everything or Nothing (Documentary) (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2012 Go Go 6 (Short) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" )
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 3 (2012) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
  Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Shock Rock (2012) ... (performer: "I Put A Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2012 El miedo de Fer (Short) (performer: "I Put a Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell On You")
 2011 Fresh Meat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited)
 2011 Warning Triangle (Short) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.136 (2011) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2011 Nobody Else But You (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2010 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zeus Was Framed (2010) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell On You" - uncredited)
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (performer: "I PUT A SPELL ON YOU" - uncredited) / (writer: "I PUT A SPELL ON YOU" - uncredited)
 2010 On Tour (performer: "I Put A Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell on You")
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.115 (2010) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2009 Nowhere Boy (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2009 Fame (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2009 True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Frenzy (2009) ... (performer: "Frenzy" - uncredited)
 2006-2009 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Witch Lady (2009) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
- Stole a Badge (2006) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2008 Das Wunder von Wien (TV Movie) (performer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited)
  Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Malleus Maleficarum (2008) ... (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2007/I Crazy Love (Documentary) (performer: "I Put A Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2007 Perfect Stranger (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2007 America the Beautiful (Documentary) (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
  The King of Queens (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Knee Jerk (2006) ... (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2005 Kinky Boots (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" (1956))
 2005 Just Like Heaven (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" (1956))
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blue Moon (2004) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited)
 2004 A Dirty Shame (performer: "Moanin'") / (writer: "Moanin'")
 2004 Riding Giants (Documentary) (performer: "Makaha Waves")
 2003 The Regular Guy (Short) (performer: "Constipation Blues") / (writer: "Constipation Blues")
 2003 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can (2003) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2003 Masked and Anonymous (lyrics: "I Put a Spell On You") / (music: "I Put a Spell On You")
 2002 Divine Intervention (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2002 Steal (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2001 The Quickie (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2000 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 December 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2000 Angels of the Universe (writer: "I Put a Spell On You")
  It's Like, You Know... (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1999) ... (performer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You" - uncredited)
 1999 Holy Smoke (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1999 Live Virgin (performer: "Heart Attack and Wine")
 1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV Movie) (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 1998 Judas Kiss (performer: "Strange") / (writer: "Strange")
 1998 La vida en el aire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1998) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1997 Millennium (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Curse of Frank Black (1997) ... (performer: "Little Demon")
 1997 Lost Highway (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
  Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Ghosts (1996) ... (performer: "I Put A Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 1995 Blood & Donuts (performer: "I Put A Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Humbug (1995) ... (performer: "Frenzy" - uncredited)
 1995 Smoke (performer: "Hong Kong") / (writer: "Hong Kong")
 1994 Witch Hunt (TV Movie) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1994 Natural Born Killers (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1993 Hocus Pocus (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1993 Kuolema käy kuusi beessä (writer: "Sun tahdon tietävän (I Put A Spell on You)")
 1993 Splitting Heirs (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1992 Knight Moves (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 1990 Bienvenue à bord! (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1990 Night Angel (performer: "SIRENS BURNIN'")
 1988 Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1988 Two Moon Junction (performer: "Dig") / (writer: "Dig")
 1985/II Joey (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1984 Stranger Than Paradise (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You")
  The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Henry Morgan, Pearl S. Buck, Theodore Harris, Pat Finley, Genevieve, Albert T. Berry, Jonathan Miller (1966) ... (performer: "I Put A Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 1957 Rock 'N' Roll Revue (TV Movie) (performer: "Little Demon") / (writer: "Little Demon")
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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Most people record songs about love, heartbreak, loneliness, being broke. Nobody's actually gone out and recorded a song about real pain! The band and I have just returned from the general hospital, where we caught a man in the right position. See more »

Trivia:

Claims to have recorded his famous single "I Put A Spell On You" while both he and the musicans were blind drunk, and that he couldn't even recall the recording session. See more »

Trademark:

Performed in quasi-voodoo attire

Star Sign:

Cancer

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