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Rick James (II) (1948–2004)


Rick James was born on February 1, 1948 in Buffalo, New York, USA as James Ambrose Johnson Jr. He was married to Tanya Hijazi. He died on August 6, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Big Momma's House Soundtrack
(2000)
Blue Streak Soundtrack
(1999)
Suicide Squad Soundtrack
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Money Talks Soundtrack
(1997)

Filmography

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 2021 Flora & Ulysses (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2020 Masked Singer Suomi (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mitä ihmettä! (2020) ... (writer: "Can't Touch This")
 2020 Fort Boyard: toujours plus fort! (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (2020) ... (performer: "Super Freak")
 2020 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Into the Woods (2020) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2020 Inside the Factory (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liqueurs (2020) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2020 Trolls World Tour (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2020 Pete Davidson: Alive from New York (TV Special) (writer: "Party All The Time")
 2020 The Glorias (performer: "Give It to Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby")
 2019 Guns Akimbo (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2019 Hustlers (writer: "Dance (A$$)")
  Pose (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2018 - 2019) (performer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Revelations (2019) ... (performer: "Give It to Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby")
- What Would Candy Do? (2019) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
- Pilot (2018) ... (writer: "In My House")
 2019 Shaft (performer: "Mary Jane") / (writer: "Mary Jane")
 2019 Veep (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Veep (2019) ... (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
  Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2016 - 2019) (performer - 1 episode, 2019)
- 2019: Auditions 5 (2019) ... (performer: "Super Freak" - uncredited) / (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.4 (2018) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.2 (2016) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2019 420 AWARDS - 1st Annual Event (TV Special) (performer: "Super Freak" - uncredited) / (writer: "U Can't Touch This", "Super Freak" - uncredited)
 2019 Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (Documentary) (writer: "Dance (A$$)")
 2019 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 12 segundos (2019) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2019 A Madea Family Funeral (writer: "Superfreak")
 2019 The Greatest Dancer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2019 The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (Documentary) (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
  King Gary (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Pilot (2018) ... (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2018 The Happytime Murders (performer: "Give It to Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby")
  Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (performer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... (writer: "Party All the Time")
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2015-2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Michael Shannon/Andrew Rannells/Father John Misty (2018) ... (writer: "Super Freak")
- Miley Cyrus (2017) ... (writer: "Super Freak")
- Justin Timberlake/Ellen DeGeneres/Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2015) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2018 Love, Simon (writer: "Superfreak")
 2017-2018 iZombie (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Are You Ready for Some Zombies? (2018) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
- Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2 (2017) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2018 Lip Sync Battle Shorties (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dinosaurs/Space/Fierce Goddess (2018) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2000-2017 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Crimes and Meg's Demeanor (2017) ... (writer: "Party All the Time")
- E. Peterbus Unum (2000) ... (writer: "Can't Touch Me")
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2017 Sandy Wexler (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2017 Hep Yek 2 (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2016 Dawn French Live: 30 Million Minutes (TV Special documentary) (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2016 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Semi-Final Results (2016) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2016 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- James and Ola Jordan (2016) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2016 Suicide Squad (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2016 Tvoje tvár má známý hlas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... (writer: "You can't Touch This")
 2013-2016 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2016: Auditions 3 (2016) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
- 2013: Auditions 2 (2013) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2015 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Naughty Ninjas (2015) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2015 Friday Night Football (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 17: Carlton vs Hawthorn (2015) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2015 Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Common vs. John Legend (2015) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2015 Furious 7 (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2013-2015 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Word Up! By Cameo (2015) ... (writer: "Party All the Time")
- Informer by Snow (2014) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
- Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy (2013) ... (writer: "Party All the Time", "How Could It Be")
 2014 Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "I'm Real (Murder Remix)")
 2009-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Party Night (2014) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
- 2009 Grand Finale (2009) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
- Episode #9.8 (2009) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2014 Tu cara me suena mini - España (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2014 School Dance (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 2014 Think Like a Man Too (performer: "Give It to Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby")
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2014 Everything Wrong with... (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Everything Wrong with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2014) ... (performer: "Super Freak")
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Charlas de hombres (2014) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2014 World Championship Snooker (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2014: Day 8, Part 4 (2014) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This' - uncredited)
 2010-2014 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- New Directions (2014) ... (writer: "Party All the Time" - uncredited)
- Bad Reputation (2010) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2014 Ping Pong Summer (writer: "In My House")
  Mike & Mike (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode dated 20 December 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
  Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Journey Into Mystery #83 (2013) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
- Flash Comics #1 (2012) ... (performer: "SuperFreak") / (writer: "SuperFreak")
  Scandal (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Icarus (2013) ... (performer: "Give It To Me Baby" - uncredited)
- Say Hello to My Little Friend (2013) ... (performer: "Mary Jane" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mary Jane" - uncredited)
- It's Handled (2013) ... (performer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1999) (writer - 3 episodes, 1994 - 2013)
- Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) ... (writer: "Superfreak" - uncredited)
- Treehouse of Horror X (1999) ... ("Superfreak")
- A Star Is Burns (1995) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
- Bart Gets Famous (1994) ... (writer: "I Didn't Do It" - uncredited)
 2013 The Adulteen (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2013 A Crazy Leo Show (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Crazy Leo Special!! (2013) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) ("Party All the Time", "Give It To Me Baby")
 2013 That Music Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2005 vs. 1995 (2013) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2013 The To Do List (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2013 Grown Ups 2 (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2013 Goodbye World (writer: "Dance (A$$)")
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 32 episodes)
- Episode #21.147 (2013) ... (writer: "Give It to Me Baby" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.128 (2013) ... (writer: "Give It to Me Baby" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.114 (2013) ... (writer: "Give It to Me Baby" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.103 (2013) ... (writer: "Give It to Me Baby" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.42 (2012) ... (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
 2013 In a World... (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 2012 Regular Show (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Guy's Night (2012) ... (writer: "Party All the Time")
 2012 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Southern Comfort (2012) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2006-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 5 Part 2 (2012) ... ("Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
- Finals (2006) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2012 The Lords of Salem (performer: "Give It to Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby")
 2012 Femme Fatales (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Family Business: Part 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Party All the Time")
 2012 Lost Girl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Into the Dark (2012) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2012 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Brother's Wedding (2012) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2011 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sexy and I Know It (2011) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
  Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Meet 'N' Greet (2011) ... (performer: "You and I" - uncredited) / (writer: "You and I" - uncredited)
 2011 I Don't Know How She Does It (writer: "I'm a Sucker for Your Love")
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes, 2007 - 2011) (performer - 2 episodes, 2011)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (performer: "Superfreak" - uncredited) / (writer: "Superfreak" - uncredited)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Naughty Trends (2011) ... (performer: "Super Freak" - uncredited) / (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Sex on the Screen (2010) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1981 - 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Elton John/Leon Russell (2011) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
- Claire Danes/Mariah Carey (1997) ... (writer: "Superfreak" - uncredited)
- Lauren Hutton/Rick James & The Stone City Band (1981) ... (performer: "Give It to Me Baby", "Super Freak" - uncredited) / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby", "Super Freak" - uncredited)
 2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 2011 Tosh.0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Evolution of Dance Guy (Dance-Off) (2011) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2010 Melissa & Joey (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Up Close & Personal (2010) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2010 The Last Cop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Das Runde muss ins Eckige (2010) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
  Unsung (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Uncut (2010) ... (performer: "I'm A Sucker for Your Love") / (writer: "I'm A Sucker for Your Love")
 2010 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dancing with the Stars 1 (2010) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (writer: "Super Freak")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Perform (2009) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2009 Mao's Last Dancer (performer: "Superfreak") / (writer: "Superfreak")
  America's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Audition Show #1 (2009) ... (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2009/I The Proposal (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2009 Dance Flick (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I (Video) (writer: "Party All The Time")
  Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 2005 - 2009) (writer - 5 episodes, 2005 - 2009)
- Everybody Hates Lasagna (2009) ... (performer: "Mary Jane" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mary Jane" - uncredited)
- Everybody Hates Bad Boys (2008) ... (performer: "Glow") / (writer: "Glow")
- Everybody Hates Thanksgiving (2006) ... (performer: "Give It to Me")
- Everybody Hates Food Stamps (2005) ... (performer: "Bustin' Out (On Funk)") / (writer: "Bustin' Out (On Funk)")
- Everybody Hates Halloween (2005) ... (performer: "Ebony Eyes") / (writer: "Ebony Eyes")
 2009 Adventureland (writer: "In My House")
 2009 Being Erica (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dr. Tom (2009) ... (writer: "Can't Touch This")
 2009 Bride Wars (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 2008 De l'autre côté du lit (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
  Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Serving Two Masters (2008) ... (performer: "Give It To Me Baby" - uncredited) / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby" - uncredited)
 2008 The Game (Video Game) (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2008 Tropic Thunder (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan (writer: "All Night Long")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) ("Come Into My Life", uncredited)
 2008 Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2008 Carpoolers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Handsomest Man (2008) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2008 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (Documentary) (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2007 Skate. (Video Game) (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
 2007 Into the Wild (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2007 Superbad (performer: "Bustin' Out (On Funk)") / (writer: "Bustin' Out (On Funk)")
 2007 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Malibooty (2007) ... (performer: "Mary Jane" - uncredited)
 2004-2007 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- My Words of Wisdom (2007) ... (writer: "Party All the Time" - uncredited)
- My Tormented Mentor (2004) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Derailed (2007) ... ("Superfreak")
 2007 Norbit (writer: "Superfreak")
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) ("Mary Jane", uncredited) / (writer: "Mary Jane" - uncredited)
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Margin of Error (2006) ... (performer: "Give It to Me Baby" - uncredited) / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby" - uncredited)
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) (performer: "Give It To Me Baby", "Super Freak") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby", "Super Freak")
 2006 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Performance Show: Disco (2006) ... (writer: "Super Freak")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Top 8 Results (2006) ... (writer: "In the Ghetto")
- Top 10 (2005) ... (performer: "Give It to Me, Baby")
 2006 Astérix et les Vikings (writer: "Super Freak")
 2006 American Dreamz (writer: "Super Freak")
 2006 Little Miss Sunshine (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2006 The Fear (El Miedo) (writer: "U Can't Touch This" (extract))
 2005 Avrupa Yakasi (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2005 yilbasi özel (2005) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (TV Special) (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2005 AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2005 The Business (performer: "Ghetto Life") / (writer: "All Night Long", "Ghetto Life")
  Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Squab, Squab, Squab, Squab, Squab (2005) ... (performer: "Super Freak" - uncredited) / (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
 2005 King's Ransom (performer: "Fire and Desire") / (writer: "Fire and Desire")
 2005/I Man of the House (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2005 Club Oscar (Short) (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
  Black in the 80s (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Color in Film (2005) ... (performer: "Give It to Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby")
 2005 Racing Stripes (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2004 After the Sunset (writer: "Party All the Time")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) ("Cold Blooded", uncredited) / (writer: "Cold Blooded" - uncredited)
 2004 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- We Got Us a Pippi Virgin (2004) ... (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
 2004 Shark Tale (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (TV Special documentary) (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 2004 The Cookout (performer: "Mary Jane") / (writer: "All Night Long", "Mary Jane")
 2004 White Chicks (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2004 EuroTrip (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
  Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- The Love Contract & True Hollywood Stories: Rick James (2004) ... (performer: "Mary Jane", "Give it to Me Baby", "Super Freak") / (writer: "Mary Jane", "Give it to Me Baby", "Super Freak", "Cold-Blooded", "Unity")
 2003 I Love the '80s Strikes Back (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1981 (2003) ... (performer: "Super Freak")
 2003 Lost in Translation (performer: "Love Gun" (1979)) / (writer: "Love Gun" (1979))
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2003 Tupac: Resurrection (Documentary) (writer: "Super Freak")
  Less Than Perfect (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- One Office Party Too Many (2002) ... (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) ("Ghetto Life", uncredited) / (writer: "All Night Long", "Ghetto Life" - uncredited)
 2002 The Master of Disguise (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2002 Undercover Brother (writer: "All Night Long")
  King of the Hill (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Returning Japanese (2002) ... (performer: "Super Freak" - uncredited) / (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
 2002 Filthy McNasty (Video) (performer: "Give it to Me Baby") / (writer: "Give it to Me Baby")
 2002 Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2002 Biggie and Tupac (Documentary) (writer: "Superfreak")
 2001 Glitter (producer: "All My Life") / (writer: "All My Life")
 2001 Bubble Boy (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (writer: "I Just Wanna Love You (Give It 2 Me)", "All Night Long")
 2001 Daria (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Camp Fear (2001) ... (writer: "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)")
 2000 Big Momma's House (performer: "Give It to Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby")
 1999 Three Kings (writer: "Party All the Time")
 1999 Blue Streak (performer: "All Eyes On Me (Revisiting Cold Blooded)") / (writer: "All Eyes On Me (Revisiting Cold Blooded)")
 1999 Grass (Documentary) (performer: "Bustin' Out")
 1999 The Muse (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 1999 200 Cigarettes (performer: "Give It to Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It to Me Baby")
 1999 She's All That (performer: "Give It To Me Baby") / (writer: "Give It To Me Baby")
  Ally McBeal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- It's My Party (1998) ... (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 1998 Dorbees: Making Decisions (Video short) (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 1998 Half Baked (writer: "(I'm In Love With) Mary Jane")
 1997 Money Talks (performer: "Back In You Again") / (writer: "Back In You Again")
 1997 How to Be a Player (performer: "Hard to Get (Revisited)") / (writer: "Hard to Get (Revisited)")
 1992-1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The She-Creature (1997) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
- The Leech Woman (1997) ... (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
- Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
- Crash of Moons (1992) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 1997 Booty Call (writer: "Fire and Desire")
 1996 Boy Meets World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shallow Boy (1996) ... (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
 1996 The Pallbearer (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 1995 An Ambition Reduced to Ashes (Short) (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 1995 Friday (performer: "Mary Jane") / (writer: "Mary Jane")
  Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (performer - 2 episodes, 1993)
- Patients Patients (1994) ... (writer: "I Wanna Rock")
- The Crush (1993) ... (performer: "Super Freak") / (writer: "Super Freak")
- Yogurt's Cool (1993) ... (performer: "Superfreak") / (writer: "Superfreak")
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out (performer: "Superfreak") / (writer: "Superfreak")
 1992 Kylie Live: 'Let's Get to It Tour' (Video) (writer: "Always Find the Time")
 1992 Batman Returns (writer: "Super Freak")
 1992 Class Act (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 1990-1992 In Living Color (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Michael Bolton (1992) ... (writer: "Can't Touch This")
- Live Super Bowl Show (1992) ... (writer: "Party All the Time" - uncredited)
- My Left Foot of Fury (1991) ... (writer: "Party All the Time" - uncredited)
- Homey the Sellout: Part 2 (1991) ... (writer: "Super Freak" - uncredited)
- Dickie Peterson: Cherub of Justice (1991) ... (writer: "Superfreak" - uncredited)
 1992 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.5 (1992) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 1992 Gladiator (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 1992 Sjans (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dubbelspel (1992) ... (performer: "Superfreak" - uncredited)
 1991 Shalnaya baba (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 1991 The Super (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 1991 Hot Shots! (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (writer: "Party All The Time")
 1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Courting Disaster (1990) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 1990 Perfect Strangers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Horse Is a Horse (1990) ... (writer: "U Can't Touch This" - uncredited)
 1990 MC Hammer: U Can't Touch This (Video short) (performer: "U Can't Touch This") / (writer: "U Can't Touch This")
 1988 Colors (performer: "Everywhere I Go (Colors)") / (writer: "Everywhere I Go (Colors)")
 1987 Summer School (writer: "Party All the Time")
 1987 Critical Condition (writer: "PARTY ALL THE TIME")
 1987 The Bedroom Window (performer: "Sweet & Sexy Thing") / (writer: "Seduction", "Sweet & Sexy Thing")
 1986 The Whoopee Boys ("Party All the Time")
 1986 A Fine Mess (producer: "Walk Like a Man")
  The A-Team (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- The Heart of Rock N' Roll (1985) ... (performer: "Glow", "Super Freak", "Steamroller Blues") / (writer: "Super Freak")
 1985 Solid Gold (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.37 (1985) ... (writer: "In My House")
  Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1984) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1982)
- Fame Looks at Music '83 (1984) ... (writer: "Cold Blooded")
- Passing Grade (1982) ... (lyrics: "Super Freak" (instrumental) - uncredited) / (music: "Super Freak" (instrumental) - uncredited)
 1983 Doctor Detroit (performer: "Super Freak")
  Rock Concert (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Episode dated 10 February 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Mary Jane", "Sexy Lady", "Hollywood") / (writer: "Mary Jane", "Sexy Lady", "Hollywood")
  Soul Train (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1978)
- Jerry Butler/Rick James (1978) ... (performer: "You and I", "Mary Jane") / (writer: "You and I", "Mary Jane")
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Old Navy clothes. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rick James & The Stone City Band | James Boys | Ricky James | James Johnson

Height:

5' 11¼" (1.81 m)
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Personal Quote:

(about Charlie Murphy) "But you know, he was hanging out with the big dogs, you know, Charlie didn't know he was doing crazy things, and I had to straighten him out. Sometimes I had to upside his head." See more »

Trivia:

Nephew of Melvin Franklin. See more »

Nickname:

The King of Punk Funk

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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