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JT's vocal talents were discovered at the age of seven while singing in his church choir, rapidly inspiring praise for him throughout his neighborhood. At the age of thirteen, JT formed his first band, gaining New York state recognition with an appearance at the world famous Apollo Theater. During his time as a high school track star, he advanced ... See full bio »

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The Nice Guys Soundtrack
(2016)
Nick of Time Soundtrack
(1995)
Legally Blonde Soundtrack
(2001)
Shaolin Soccer Soundtrack
(2001)

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 2015-2019 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (writer - 14 episodes)
- 2019: Auditions 4 (2019) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.13 (2018) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.12 (2018) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.11 (2018) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode #12.10 (2018) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2019 420 Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2019 Doom Patrol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2019) ... (writer: "Fresh")
 2017-2018 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... (writer: "Get Down on It")
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2015-2018 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2018: The Live Final (2018) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- 2015: The Live Final (2015) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2018 Ready or Not (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2018 Nunca es tarde (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 March 2018 (2018) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2017 I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.22 (2017) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.5 (2017) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2017 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.5 (2017) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2013-2017 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 25 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 July 2017 (2017) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 20 June 2017 (2017) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 8 December 2016 (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 22 September 2016 (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 15 September 2016 (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2017 The Florida Project (writer: "Celebration", "Celebration (Orchestral Version)" - as James Warren 'J.T.' Taylor)
 2017 The Boss Baby (writer: "Ladies Night" - as James Taylor)
 2017 The Activists: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets (Documentary) (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 2014-2016 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Final (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Christmas Special 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- The Grand Final: Show 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- The Grand Final: Show 1 (2014) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2016 Office Christmas Party (writer: "Joanna" - as James Taylor)
 2016 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 November 2016 (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2016 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Results Show 5 (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2014-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Benedict Cumberbatch/Rachel Maddow/Jim James (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Will Forte/Kate Upton/Alex Rodriguez/Steve Martin & Edie Brickell (2015) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Julianne Moore/Mark-Paul Gosselaar/DNCE (2015) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Liam Hemsworth/Katherine Heigl/Sebastian Maniscalco (2014) ... (writer: "Get Down On It", "Joanna")
 2016 Trolls (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Crissy Rock (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Sean Wilson (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2016 Mr. Robot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2016 Game of Silence (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hey (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2016 The Nice Guys (writer: "Get Down on It" - as James Taylor)
 2016 Football League Tonight: The Johnstone's Paint Trophy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Final - Barnsley vs. Oxford United (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 1994-2016 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Burns Cage (2016) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- You Kent Always Say What You Want (2007) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy (1994) ... (writer: "Celebration" - as James "J.T." Taylor)
 2016 Everybody Wants Some!! (writer: "Ladies Night" - as James Warren Taylor)
 2016 American Crime Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Race Card (2016) ... (writer: "Get Down on It" - uncredited)
 2015 A Kylie Christmas: Live from the Royal Albert Hall (TV Movie) (writer: "Celebration")
 2015 S.O.S.: Women to the Sea 2 (writer: "Celebration")
 2015 Ted 2 (writer: "Celebration")
 2015 Pop Gold (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Family Affair (2015) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2015 Bis ("Celebration")
 2014 Intresseklubben (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Celebrera (2014) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2014 Tammy (writer: "Get Down on It" - as James Taylor)
 2014 The Footy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.1 (2014) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Bet (2014) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2013 The Harry Hill Movie (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 2010-2013 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 12 April 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 18 February 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2006-2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 4: Best Year's of Our Lives (2013) ... (writer: "Celebration")
- Finals (2006) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2012 Wreck-It Ralph (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.156 (2012) ... (writer: "Ladies' Night", "Get Down on It", "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2012 Kinect Star Wars (Video Game) (writer: "Celebration")
 2011 Kinect Sports: Season Two (Video Game) (writer: "Get Down On It" - as james Taylor)
 2011 The Power of Two (Documentary) (writer: "Celebration" - as James Warren Taylor)
 2011 Camping paradis (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ça décoiffe au camping (2011) ... (writer: "Ladies Night" - as Taylor)
 2011 Trap.com (writer: "Celebration")
 2011 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Bubble (2011) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2011 Happy Endings (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dave of the Dead (2011) ... (writer: "Get Down On It" - uncredited)
 2009-2010 Peep Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- New Year's Eve (2010) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- The Party (2009) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2010/II Dance Paradise (Video Game) (writer: "Celebration", "Ladies Night" - as J. Taylor)
 2007-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Party Songs (2007) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2010 Eat Pray Love (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 2010 United States of Tara (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Truth Hurts (2010) ... (writer: "Get Down on It" - uncredited)
 2009 The Firm (writer: "Celebration" - as James Warren Taylor)
 2009 Funny People (writer: "Joanna" - as James Taylor)
 2009 America's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Audition Show #1 (2009) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2009 See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary (Documentary) (writer: "Celebration" - as James Warren Taylor)
 2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (writer: "Ladies Night" - as James Taylor)
 2009 17 Again (writer: "Cherish" - as James Warren Taylor)
 2009 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.11 (2009) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2008 Beethoven's Big Break (Video) (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 2005-2008 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Everybody Hates Tattaglia (2008) ... (writer: "Celebration")
- Everybody Hates the Pilot (2005) ... (writer: "Get Down On It")
 2008 American Swing (Documentary) (writer: "Ladies Night" - as Taylor)
 2008 What Happens in Vegas (writer: "Get Down on It" - as James Taylor)
 2008 Made of Honor (writer: "Ladies Night" - as James Taylor)
 2008 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2008) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (writer: "Ladies Night" - as James Taylor)
 2007 This Christmas (writer: "Get Down on It" - as James Taylor)
 2007 Esti showder (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Nagy fövély-show (2007) ... (writer: "Celebration")
- Episode #9.14 (2007) ... (writer: "Celebration")
- Episode #9.11 (2007) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2007 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bon Voyage (2007) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 2006 I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single (writer: "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)" - as J. Taylor)
 2006 30 Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Aftermath (2006) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2004-2006 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 8 Performance Show: Disco (2006) ... (writer: "Get Down On It", "Celebration")
- Grand Final (2004) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2006 Gridiron Gang (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 2006/III Little Man (writer: "Celebration" - as James Warren "J.T." Taylor)
 2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 10 - Disco (2006) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2006 The Science of Sleep (writer: "Steppin' Out" - as James W. Taylor)
 2005 Bang Bang Orangutang (writer: "Get Down on It" - as James Taylor)
 2004 Idool 2004 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 2 - Disco (2004) ... (writer: "Fresh")
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Min Idol (2004) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2004 Doc Martin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Portwenn Effect (2004) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2004 Shark Tale (writer: "Ladies Night" - as James Taylor)
 2004 Peter Kay: Live at the Manchester Arena (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Celebration")
 2004 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Velké finále (2004) ... (writer: "Ladies' Night")
 2003-2004 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Liveshow #4 - Disco (2004) ... (writer: "Fresh")
- Liveshow #8 - Kandidatenkeuze (2003) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2004 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Celebration Live (2004) ... (writer: "Ladies Night")
 2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (writer: "Ladies Night" - as James Taylor)
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 9 - Disco Hits (2004) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 1980-2003 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode dated 19 December 2003 (2003) ... (writer: "Ladies Night")
- Episode dated 18 January 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Too Hot")
- Episode dated 18 March 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)")
- Episode dated 24 December 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Get Down on It")
- Episode dated 18 June 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Take it to the Top")
 2003 GMTV (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 15 December 2003 (2003) ... (writer: "Ladies Night" - uncredited)
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jive Turkey (2003) ... (writer: "Ladies Night")
 2003 Karaoke Revolution (Video Game) (as James Taylor, "Celebration", "Ladies Night")
 2003 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2: Your Birth Year (2003) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2003 Liquid Assets (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kylie's Millions (2003) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2003 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Baby: Part 1 (2003) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2003 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Kids Be Good! (2003) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 2003 View from the Top (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.15 (2003) ... (writer: "Joanna")
 2002 I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1981 (2002) ... (writer: "Celebration')
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Summer Madness" - uncredited)
 2001-2002 Phoenix Nights (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.5 (2002) ... (writer: "Ladies' Night" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.1 (2002) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2002 Undercover Brother (writer: "Ladies Night" - as James Taylor)
 2002 24 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2002) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 2002 Just Can't Get Enough (writer: "Ladies Night" - as James Taylor)
 2002 Abandon (writer: "Get Down On It")
 2001 Bring It On (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cruise (2001) ... (writer: "Ladies Night" - uncredited)
 2001 Shaolin Soccer (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 2001 Legally Blonde (writer: "Get Down on It" - as James Taylor)
 2001 Samantha Mumba and Aaron Carter in Concert (TV Special) (writer: "Baby Come On Over")
 2000 Little Nicky (writer: "Ladies Night" - as James Taylor)
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part II (2000) ... (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 2000 Me, Myself & Irene (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 1999 The Hurricane (writer: "Get Down on It" - as James Taylor)
 1999 The Match (writer: "Celebration" - as James Warren Taylor)
 1999 Muppets from Space (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Prom (1999) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 1999 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1999) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 1999 200 Cigarettes (as James Taylor, "Ladies Night", "Get Down on It")
 1998 Ivory Tower (writer: "Celebration" - as J. Taylor)
 1998 The Wedding Singer (writer: "Ladies Night" - as James Taylor)
 1997 Good Burger (as James Taylor, "Celebration")
 1997 Nothing to Lose (writer: "Not Tonight (Remix)" - as James Taylor)
 1997 Out to Sea (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 1997 B*A*P*S (writer: "Get Down On It" (1984) - as Taylor)
 1997 Ballykissangel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chinese Whispers (1997) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 1996 MTV Star Trax (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- East 17 (1996) ... (writer: "Too Hot")
 1996 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (writer: "It's Ladies Night At Chocolate City" - as J. Taylor)
 1996 Sounds of the Eighties (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 1995 Nick of Time (writer: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 1995 The Nanny (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Val's Apartment (1995) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 1995 Mickey's Fun Songs: Beach Party at Walt Disney World (Video) (lyrics: "Celebration" - as James Taylor) / (music: "Celebration" - as James Taylor)
 1994 The Day Today (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- News (1994) ... (writer: "Get Down on It" - uncredited)
 1992-1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- I Accuse My Parents (1993) ... (writer: "Ladies' Night" - uncredited)
- The Killer Shrews (1992) ... (writer: "Ladies' Night" - uncredited)
 1992 What's Up Doc? (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.16 (1992) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.12 (1992) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 1991 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Private Dancer - October 6, 1979 (1991) ... (writer: "Ladies' Night" - uncredited)
 1989/I True Love (writer: "Celebration")
 1987 Punky Brewster (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Matchmaker (1987) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 1986 Die Wicherts von nebenan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hannelore's Mahagoni (1986) ... (writer: "Cherish", "Fresh" - uncredited)
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash (writer: "Misled" - as James Taylor)
 1986 Ruthless People (writer: "Dance Champion" - as James Taylor)
 1985 Barrow Gang BC (writer: "Cherish" - as James Taylor)
 1984 Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Emu at Christmas (1984) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
 1984 Mike's Murder (writer: "Get Down on It")
 1983 California Girls (writer: "Celebration")
 1983 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Take My Finals, Please (1983) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 1982 The Pirate Movie (writer: "Stand Up and Sing")
 1982 Solid Gold (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Marilyn McCoo and Shaun Cassidy (1982) ... (writer: "Get Down on It")
 1981-1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Circumstantial Evidence (1982) ... (writer: "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)" - uncredited)
- An Explosive Affair: Part 2 (1981) ... (writer: "Celebration" - uncredited)
  CHiPs (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1982)
- Battle of the Bands (1982) ... (lyrics: "Celebration") / (music: "Celebration")
 1981 The Price Is Right (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.29 (1981) ... (writer: "Celebration")
 1980 American Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #23.18 (1980) ... (writer: "Ladies Night", "Too Hot")
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Trivia:

He and Kool & the Gang were inducted into the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performance Arts Category.

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Star Sign:

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