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Jeff Porcaro (1954–1992)

Jeff Porcaro was born on April 1, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro. He was married to Susan Norris. He died on August 5, 1992 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Dune Music Department
Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy Music Department
The Color Purple
The Color Purple Music Department
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Pink Floyd: The Wall Music Department


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 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (2017) ... (writer: "Africa")
 2016-2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Pharrell Williams/Chris Colfer/Vince Staples (2017) ... (writer: "Africa")
- Justin Timberlake/Tracey Ullman/Stanaj (2016) ... (writer: "Africa")
 2016 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Members Only (2016) ... (writer: "Africa")
- Fort Collins (2016) ... (writer: "Africa")
 2016 Stranger Things (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers (2016) ... (writer: "Africa")
 2016 Hired Gun (Documentary) (writer: "Africa" - as Jeffrey T. Porcaro)
 2014 Balls Out (writer: "We Made It" - as Jeffrey Porcaro)
 2013 Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Africa")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Fight for You")
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Take on Me (2012) ... (writer: "Africa")
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.10 (2011) ... (writer: "Africa" - uncredited)
 2010 Community (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anthropology 101 (2010) ... (writer: "Africa" - uncredited)
 2010 The Needle Drop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Band Shirts? (2010) ... (writer: "Africa")
 2005-2006 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Camp Refoogee (2006) ... (writer: "Africa" - uncredited)
- Bullocks to Stan (2005) ... (writer: "Africa" - uncredited)
 2006 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Way Home (2006) ... (writer: "Africa" - uncredited)
 2005 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #1 - Mijn Geboortejaar (2005) ... (writer: "Africa")
 2003 Biker Boyz (writer: "Tru Rider" - as Jeffrey Porcaro)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Africa" - uncredited)
 2001 Ed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Windows of Opportunity (2001) ... (writer: "Africa")
 1992 American Heart (performer: "Fast Blues") / (writer: "Fast Blues")
 1985 Thunder Alley (writer: "Can't Look Back")
 1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street (performer: "Silly Love Songs")
 1984 David Gilmour: All Lovers Are Deranged (Video short) (performer: "All Lovers Are Deranged")
 1984 David Gilmour: Blue Light (Video short) (performer: "Blue Light")
 1983 Two of a Kind (producer: "The Perfect One")
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Other Works:

Album: "Michael J. McDonald: Take it to Heart", Drums and Percussion, for 'Reprise Records[us]'


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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He died of an heart attack, caused by an allergic reaction to an insecticide he was spraying in the yard of his Hidden Hills home. On August 5, 1992, Porcaro fell ill while doing the yard work and then went into full cardiac arrest. The paramedics managed to briefly revive him and he was taken by helicopter to Humana Hospital-West Hills in Canoga Park, Los Angeles. He was pronounced dead at 8:30 ... See more »



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