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Sylvester (II) (1947–1988)


Sylvester was born on September 6, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He died on December 16, 1988 in San Francisco, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Trading Places
Trading Places Soundtrack
(1983)
Milk
Milk Soundtrack
(2008)
Hit and Run
Hit and Run Soundtrack
(2012)
Longtime Companion
Longtime Companion Soundtrack
(1989)

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  Pose (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Mother's Day (2018) ... (performer: "Do Ya Wanna Funk") / (writer: "Do Ya Wanna Funk")
  GLOW (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Pilot (2017) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as Sylvester James, Jr.)
 2017 Master of None (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- First Date (2017) ... (performer: "I Need Somebody to Love Tonight")
  RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- RuPaul Book Ball (2016) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
 2015 Girl Asleep (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as S. James)
  Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- 2015: Live Semi-Final 2 (2015) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited)
 2015 Louder Than Bombs (performer: "Rock The Box")
 2014 Somewhere Over the Rainbow (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited)
 2014/I Hyena (performer: "Do Ya Wanna Funk") / (writer: "Do Ya Wanna Funk" - as James Sylvester)
 2014 The Normal Heart (TV Movie) (performer: "Dance (Disco Heat)", "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as Sylvester James)
  Banshee (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Bullets and Tears (2014) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited)
 2013/I Test (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as James Sylvester)
 2013 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- It's Raining Men (2013) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real") / (writer: "(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real")
 2012 Hit and Run (performer: "Do You Wanna Funk") / (writer: "Do You Wanna Funk" - as Sylvester James)
  Sounds of the 70s 2 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Disco: Ain't No Stopping Us Now (2012) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
 2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting (performer: "Dance (Disco Heat)")
  White Heat (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Personal is Political (2012) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited)
 2012 The Joy of Disco (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
 2011 A Novela das 8 (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as Sylvester James)
  Bones (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- The Maggots in the Meathead (2010) ... (performer: "Do You Wanna Funk") / (writer: "Do You Wanna Funk")
  Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (producer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode dated 9 July 2010 (2010) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (producer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
 2005-2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Top 10 Perform (2010) ... (performer: "Summertime")
- Top Six Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Dance (Disco Heat)")
- Top 12 (2005) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
 2010 Unsung (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Uncut (2010) ... (performer: "Dance (Disco Heat)")
 2009 Nativity! (writer: "You Make me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as James Sylvester)
 2009 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Video Game) ("I Need You", uncredited)
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Video Game) ("I Need You", uncredited)
 2009 Notorious (lyrics: "Big Mama Thang" - as Sylvester James)
 2008/I Milk (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as Sylvester James)
 2008 American Swing (Documentary) (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Reel)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Reel)" - as Sylvester James)
 2008 Disco (performer: "You make me feel (mighty real)") / (writer: "You make me feel (mighty real)" - as James Sylvester)
 2007 Divas of Disco (Video) (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) / Dance (Disco Heat)")
  Big Love (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Good Guys and Bad Guys (2007) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited)
  Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Turn Around Bright Eyes (2007) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited)
 2005 Gay Sex in the 70s (Documentary) (performer: "Do You Wanna Funk?") / (writer: "Do You Wanna Funk?" - as Sylvester James)
 2005 Whoopi: Back to Broadway - The 20th Anniversary (TV Special documentary) (performer: "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real")
  Friends (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- The One Where the Stripper Cries (2004) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited)
 2003 Head of State (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as James Sylvester)
  Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Episode #9.6 (2001) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited)
 2001 Louder Than Bombs (performer: "Rock the Box")
 2001 Further Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Do You Wanna Funk") / (writer: "Do You Wanna Funk" - as Sylvester James)
 1999 Flawless (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as Sylvester James)
 1999 Strange Planet (performer: "Do You Wanna Funk" - as Sylvester James) / (writer: "Do You Wanna Funk" - as Sylvester James)
 1999 The Craic (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as Sylvester James)
 1998 54 (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as Sylvester James)
 1996 Classe mista 3A (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
 1993 Mensonge (writer: "You Make Me Feel")
 1991 Vacanze di Natale '91 (performer: "Do You Wanna Funk") / (writer: "Do You Wanna Funk")
 1991 Young Soul Rebels (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
 1990 Without You I'm Nothing (writer: "Mighty Real")
 1990 Rockopop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 February 1990 (1990) ... (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - as Sylvester James)
  The Adventures of Dr. Bayer (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1989) (writer - 1 episode, 1989)
- Max der Marder (1989) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited)
- Peggys Double (1989) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" - uncredited)
 1989 Longtime Companion (performer: "Do You Wanna Funk") / (writer: "Do You Wanna Funk")
 1983 Trading Places ("DO YOU WANNA FUNK") / (performer: "DO YOU WANNA FUNK")
 1979 Promises in the Dark (performer: "YOU MAKE ME FEEL (MIGHTY REAL)") / (writer: "YOU MAKE ME FEEL (MIGHTY REAL)")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1978) (writer - 2 episodes, 1978)
- Episode dated 23 November 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Dance (Disco Heat)")
- Episode dated 21 September 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
- Episode dated 7 September 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)") / (writer: "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)")
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Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

From 1977 to 1981, his main backup vocalists were Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes-Armstead, who were billed as Two Tons o' Fun. They would later find solo success as The Weather Girls with their 1982 hit "It's Raining Men". See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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