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Taj Mahal was born on May 17, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and composer, known for Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991), Six Days Seven Nights (1998) and Sounder (1972). See full bio »

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2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Six Days Seven Nights Entertainer
Sounder Ike
Phenomenon Soundtrack


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 2004 Killer Diller
J.R. Cox
 2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Swing Band Singer
 2000 Songcatcher
Dexter Speaks
 1998 Outside Ozona
Dix Mayal
 1998 Six Days Seven Nights
 1997 The Blues Brothers Animated Series (TV Series)
- True Lies ... Sage (voice)
- The People's Party ... Sage (voice)
- Strange Death of Betty Smythe ... Sage (voice)
- Piano Movin' Blues ... Sage (voice)
- Gigolo Jake ... Sage (voice)
 1997 Fame L.A. (TV Series)
Carl - T.J.'s Father
- The Beat Goes On (1997) ... Carl - T.J.'s Father
 1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
- Ebony, Baby (1997) ... (voice)
 1996 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Ellis Robinson
- Monster Blues/I Heard the Snorch Call My Name (1996) ... Ellis Robinson (voice)
 1996 Waynehead (TV Series)
Radio Announcer
- Three Hats and You're Out (1996) ... Radio Announcer (voice)
 1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1, 000 Chains (TV Movie)
 1977 Scott Joplin (TV Movie)
Poor Alfred
 1976 Sounder, Part 2
 1972 Sounder
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Show Show Music department (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (48 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (78 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

CD: "The Real Blues" (Columbia) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on dealing with traumas in his life] You had to get over the bad stuff and get on with life, but I had a long memory. I came to see it as a message from my ancient culture in Mali, West Africa: that I could be a griot [storyteller] and put it to work in the right place. That's what I finally did. See more »


Brother of singer/actress Carole Fredericks See more »

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