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Van McCoy (1940–1979)

Singer, songwriter and music producer Van Allen Clinton McCoy was born on January 6, 1940, in Washington, DC. He sang with the Metropolitan Baptist Church choir when he was a kid. At age 12 he began writing his own songs and performing in local amateur shows along with his older brother, Norman Jr. He was the lead singer of the doo-wop group The ... See full bio »

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Known For

Baby Driver
Baby Driver Soundtrack
(2017)
High Fidelity
High Fidelity Soundtrack
(2000)
Stuck on You
Stuck on You Soundtrack
(2003)

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 2017 I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.14 (2017) ... (writer: "This Is It" - uncredited)
 2017 I Love Dick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Scenes from a Marriage (2017) ... (writer: "Either Way I Lose" - uncredited)
 2017 Schitt's Creek (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grad Night (2017) ... (writer: "Baby, I'm Yours" - uncredited)
 2017 Baby Driver ("Baby I'm Yours")
  New Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Goosebumps Walkaway (2016) ... (performer: "The Hustle" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 2015 Thamaniat wa ushrun laylan wa bayt min al-sheir (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2013 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone (2013) ... (writer: "Baby, I'm Yours")
 2012 The Secret Disco Revolution (Documentary) (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2012 Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul (writer: "When You're Young and In Love")
 2012 The Lorax (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
  Being Erica (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Sins of the Father (2011) ... (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2010 Vampires Suck (writer: "The Hustle")
 2010 SoulBoy (writer: "When You're Young and In Love")
  Shephard's Mind (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #1.15 (2009) ... (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Five (2009) ... (writer: "The Hustle")
 2008 Last Chance Harvey (writer: "Baby, I'm Yours")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (writer: "This Is It")
 2007 Melba Moore: Live in Concert (Video) (writer: "This Is It")
 2007 Men in Trees (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Wood If I Could (2007) ... (performer: "Disco Baby" - uncredited)
  RBD: La familia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Confesiones (2007) ... (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2007 An American Crime (writer: "Baby, I'm Yours")
  American Dad! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Best Christmas Story Never (2006) ... (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2005 Cheap (writer: "Baby I'm Yours")
 2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finalen (2005) ... (writer: "This Is It")
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (TV Special) (writer: "The Hustle")
 2004 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't (2004) ... (performer: "Hustle")
 2004 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 6 (2004) ... (writer: "I Get the Sweetest Feeling")
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Daniela (2004) ... (performer: "The Hustle" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 2002-2004 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 4 Idols Perform (2004) ... (writer: "This Is It")
- Showdown! (2002) ... (writer: "I Get the Sweetest Feeling")
 2003 Freak Out (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2003 Stuck on You (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
  Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... (performer: "The Hustle" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
  Futurama (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Jurassic Bark (2002) ... (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 2002 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 8: Semi-final (2002) ... (writer: "I Get the Sweetest Feeling")
 2001 Blow Dry (writer: "I Get The Sweetest Feeling")
 2001 Booba (performer: "Ako si Booba" - as Van Maccoy) / (writer: "Ako si Booba")
 2000 Jam (TV Series) (writer: "I Get The Sweetest Feeling")
 2000 High Fidelity (writer: "I Get The Sweetest Feeling")
 2000 The Closer You Get (writer: "I Get The Sweetest Feeling")
 1999 You're Dead... (performer: "The Hustle", "Night Walk") / (writer: "The Hustle", "Night Walk")
 1999 The Other Sister (writer: "Baby I'm Yours")
 1997 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- High School (1997) ... (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 1997 Out to Sea (arranger: "The Hustle" (1975)) / (performer: "The Hustle" (1975)) / (writer: "The Hustle" (1975))
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1993) (music - 1 episode, 1997)
- The Twisted World of Marge Simpson (1997) ... (music: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
- The Front (1993) ... (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
- The Way We Was (1991) ... (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 1996 Love Serenade (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 1995 Selena Live: The Last Concert (Video) (writer: "I Will Survive / Funky Town / Last Dance / The Hustle / On the Radio")
 1995 The Bridges of Madison County (writer: "Baby, I'm Yours")
 1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (writer: "The Hustle")
 1990 The Spirit of '76 (performer: "The Hustle") / (writer: "The Hustle")
 1990 The Marshall Chronicles (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Night of the Chopped Liver (1990) ... (writer: "The Hustle")
 1988 The In Crowd (writer: "When You're Young and in Love")
 1985 Rm 328 (performer: "The Hustle" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie) (writer: "Baby I'm Yours" - uncredited)
 1984 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #23.55 (1984) ... (writer: "Baby, I'm Yours" - uncredited)
  Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Go West Young Man (1981) ... (performer: "The Hustle" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 1978 Fu ji (performer: "Hey Girl, Come And Get It" - uncredited)
 1978 A Woman Called Moses (TV Series) (writer: "A Woman Called Moses" (theme song))
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes, 1976 - 1978) (performer - 3 episodes, 1977)
- Episode dated 27 July 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Come Back and Finish What You Started")
- Episode dated 20 July 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Come Back and Finish What You Started")
- Episode dated 30 June 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Baby Don't Change Your Mind")
- Episode dated 9 June 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Baby Don't Change Your Mind")
- Episode dated 2 June 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "The Shuffle") / (writer: "The Shuffle")
 1978 Sextette (performer: "Next Next", "Marlo's Theme") / (writer: "Next Next", "Marlo's Theme")
 1977 Bei po (performer: "Hey Girl, Come And Get It")
 1977 Starparade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.2 (1977) ... (writer: "Soul Cha Cha")
 1976 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1976) ... (writer: "The Hustle" - uncredited)
 1976 Sparkle (writer: "Giving Up")
 1976 Good Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rent Party (1976) ... (writer: "When You're Young and in Love" - uncredited)
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.103 (1966) ... (writer: "You Still Love Him")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #2.18 (1965) ... (writer: "Baby I'm Yours")
- Episode #1.51 (1965) ... (writer: "Baby I'm Yours')
- Episode #1.42 (1965) ... (writer: "Before and After")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.31 (1965) ... (writer: "Keep on Trying")
 1965 Fanfare (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (writer: "Before and After" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Rhythms of the World" See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When I wrote "The Hustle" I'd never even been to a disco to see the dance. What happened was that David Todd, who's one of the top DJs in the New York discos, came to me and told me about this new dance. I got a couple of girls to do "The Hustle" for me in the office so I could get the rhythm right, and I wrote the tune.

Trivia:

His disco anthem, "The Hustle," was a number 1 recording in July of 1975. It sold ten million copies, won a Grammy as "Best Pop Instrumental of 1975" and is considered the best-selling disco disk of all time. See more »

Nickname:

King of Disco

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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