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Screamin' Jay Hawkins (1929–2000)

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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Known For

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

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 2018 Big Mouth (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Shame Wizard (2018) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2018 Luke Cage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Get Physical (2018) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
  Mystery Road (TV Mini-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" - as J. Hawkins)
 2018 Acrimony (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 2018 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ties That Bind (2018) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - uncredited)
 2017 Pega Pega (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" - as Jalacy J Hawkins, 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 Es por tu bien (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 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)" - as Jay Hawkins)
 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" - as Jay Hawkins)
 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" - uncredited)
 2014 The Equalizer (writer: "Sixteen" - as Jay Hawkins)
 2014 Good People (writer: "For You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 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" - as Jay Hawkins)
 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")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 2 (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 Poupoupidou (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Hawkins)
 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 Tournée (performer: "I Put A Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell on You" - as Hawkins)
 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" - as Jay Hawkins)
 2009 Fame (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 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" - as Jay Hawkins)
 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) - as Jay Hawkins)
 2005 Just Like Heaven (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" (1956) - as Jay Hawkins)
 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 Riders (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2001 The Quickie (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 2000 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 December 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "I Put A Spell On You")
 2000 Englar alheimsins (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" - as J. Hawkins)
 1999 American 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" - as Jay Hawkins)
 1998 La vida en el aire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1998) ... (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 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" - as Jay Hawkins)
  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" - as Jay Hawkins)
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Humbug (1995) ... (performer: "Frenzy" - uncredited)
 1995 Smoke (performer: "Hong Kong") / (writer: "Hong Kong" - as Jay Hawkins)
 1994 Witch Hunt (TV Movie) (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jalacy Hawkins)
 1994 Natural Born Killers (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 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" - as Hawkins)
 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" - as Jay Hawkins)
 1988 Two Moon Junction (performer: "Dig") / (writer: "Dig")
 1984 Stranger Than Paradise (performer: "I Put a Spell on You") / (writer: "I Put a Spell on You" - as Jay Hawkins)
  The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Episode #4.13 (1966) ... (performer: "I Put A Spell On You") / (writer: "I Put A Spell On You" - as Jay Hawkins)
 1957 Rock 'N' Roll Revue (TV Movie) (performer: "Little Demon") / (writer: "Little Demon")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "I Put a Spell on You" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When we began recording ["I Put A Spell On You"], we started out with a slow version. A week later I was sitting at home, and they bring me a 78 of the thing. I put it on, I played it again and again. I thought they'd lied to me: this couldn't possibly be me singing like that. So I tried to see if I could reproduce that style of singing. I contorted my mouth this way and that. I couldn't do it. ... See more »

Trivia:

Golden Gloves amateur boxing champion and later, while in the army, won the Alaska Middleweight Championship in 1949 from Billy McCann, though he was stripped of the title because of a technicality under suspicious circumstances. See more »

Trademark:

Performed in quasi-voodoo attire

Star Sign:

Cancer

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