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Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin was born on March 11, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He has been married to Debbie Green since 1975. They have three children. See full bio »
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Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead Soundtrack
Cocktail Soundtrack
Twins Soundtrack
The Square
The Square Soundtrack


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 2018 Zoe Ball on ... (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2017 The Square (performer: "Improvisació 1")
 2016 Kovy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2015 El making of del disc de La Marató (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Somriure és fàcil (Don't Worry Be Happy)")
  Rap Critic Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
 2014 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 The Humbling (performer: "Circlesong 6") / (writer: "Circlesong 6")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
 2014 Alive Inside (Documentary) (performer: "Pentatonic Romp") / (writer: "Pentatonic Romp")
  Gameballcz (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
 2013 Gympl s (r)ucením omezeným (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  Bi no tsubo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
 2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2012 The Act of Killing (Documentary) (lyrics: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - as McFerrin) / (writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - as McFerrin)
 2012 Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree (Documentary) (performer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy") / (writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
 2011 3satfestival (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2011 First Position (Documentary) (performer: "Allegro Prestissimo from Sonata for Two Cellos")
 2008-2011 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
 2010 Lemmy (Documentary) (writer: "Don't Worry Be Happy")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1997) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
 2008 Três Irmãs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2008 WALL·E (performer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy") / (writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy")
 2007 Battle in Seattle ("Don't Worry Be Happy")
 2007 Forsthaus Falkenau (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2006 Flushed Away (writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy")
 2006 Barnyard (performer: "Freedom Is a Voice") / (writer: "Freedom Is a Voice")
 2005 Jarhead (performer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy") / (writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy")
 2005 Guess Who (performer: "Turtle Shoes" (1985) - as Bobby Mcferrin) / (writer: "Turtle Shoes" (1985) - as Bobby Mcferrin)
 2004 Dawn of the Dead (writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy")
 2003 Futurama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2002 I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
 2001 That '70s Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2001 Kindergarten (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "HUSH") / (writer: "HUSH")
  Night Visions (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
 2001 Hush! (performer: "Hush Little Baby")
 1999 Private Dicks: Men Exposed (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Drive") / (writer: "Drive")
 1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning (Video) (lyrics: "Don't Worry Be Happy") / (music: "Don't Worry Be Happy") / (performer: "Don't Worry Be Happy")
 1997 Welcome to Sarajevo (performer: "Don't Worry Be Happy") / (writer: "Don't Worry Be Happy")
 1996 Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (Short documentary) (performer: "Minuet" from "String Quartet No. 1 in E Major")
 1995 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1994 Sei hoi yut gar (TV Series) (performer: "Don't Worry Be Happy") / (writer: "Don't Worry Be Happy")
 1993 Son of the Pink Panther (performer: "The Pink Panther Theme")
 1989 Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (Documentary) (performer: "Common Threads") / (writer: "Common Threads")
 1989 Zeg 'ns Aaa (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1988 Tommys Hollywood Report (TV Movie) (performer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - uncredited)
 1988 Twins (performer: "TURTLE SHOES") / (writer: "TURTLE SHOES")
 1988 Cocktail (performer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy") / (writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy")
 1986 'Round Midnight (performer: "'Round Midnight", "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "Chan's Song" ("Never Said"))
 1984 The Cosby Show (TV Series) (performer: "Kiss Me")
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Has guest conducted many orchestras and choirs across the country but had his first experience conducting a concert band in Stevens Point, Wisconsin where he conducted the Wind Ensembles from UW-Stevens Point and Stevens Point Area Senior High School. See more »


Known for his vocal percussion and a cappella singing

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