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Rod Temperton (1949–2016)


Rod Temperton was born on October 9, 1949 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England as Rodney Lynn Temperton. He was married to Kathy. He died in September 2016 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 66) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Color Purple
The Color Purple Soundtrack
(1985)
Running Scared
Running Scared Composer
(1986)
Summer of Sam
Summer of Sam Soundtrack
(1999)
Boiler Room
Boiler Room Soundtrack
(2000)

Filmography

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 2018 ¿Dónde estabas entonces? (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1983 (2018) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2017 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gala 7 (2017) ... (writer: "Rock with You")
 2016-2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Queen Latifah/Freddie Highmore/Sam Smith (2017) ... (writer: "Boogie Nights")
- Mandy Moore/Shaquille O'Neal/Noah Cyrus (2017) ... (writer: "Thriller")
- Mark Wahlberg/Heidi Klum/Lady Antebellum (2017) ... (writer: "Always and Forever")
- Ricky Gervais/Evan Rachel Wood/Michael Bublé (2016) ... (writer: "Give Me the Night")
- Vin Diesel/Norman Reedus/Christine and the Queens (2016) ... (writer: "Boogie Nights" - uncredited)
  Me lo dices o me lo cantas (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (music: "Que me jubilen") / (writer: "Que me jubilen")
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (2017) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2017 Sounds of the 80s (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sara's Sounds of the 80s Danceathon (2017) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2016 America Decides (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2007-2016 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Live Show 4: Fright Night Week (2016) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Auditions 6 (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Episode #7.17 (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
- Episode #7.2 (2010) ... (writer: "Rock with You")
- Auditions 4 (2007) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2016 Lucha Mexico (Documentary) (writer: "THRILLER")
 2016 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cops vs. Zombies (2016) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2012-2016 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- 2016: Auditions 5 (2016) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- 2016: Auditions 3 (2016) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- 2015: Auditions 3 (2015) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- 2012: Auditions 6 (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2016 Tvoje tvár má známý hlas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2016 Amor & Sexo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Terror (2016) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2016 Benidorm (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.3 (2016) ... (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 2016 Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (Documentary) (writer: "Burn This Disco Out", "Off The Wall", "Rock With You" - as Rodney Lynn Temperton, uncredited)
 2015 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 October 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2015 I Believe in Miracles (Documentary) (writer: "Boogie Nights" - as Rodney Lynn Temperton)
 2015 Magic Mike XXL (writer: "The Groove Line")
 2015 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2015: Live Semi-Final 5 (2015) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2015 The 10 Faces of Michael Jackson (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Rock With You" (1979), "Thriller" (1983))
 2014 Bob's Burgers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dawn of the Peck (2014) ... (writer: "Love is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" - uncredited)
 2014 Halloween on Dartmoor (Video short) (writer: "Thriller")
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 6: Halloween Special (2014) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2014 Samba (writer: "Stomp")
 2014 Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- El mundo que nos conmovió (2014) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2010-2014 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Big Sur 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Halloween 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2014 Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to the Jungle (2014) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (writer: "The Groove Line")
 2013 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 October 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2013 Halloween Thriller: Rise of the Zombie (Short) (writer: "Thriller")
 2013 Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2013 Black Mirror (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Be Right Back (2013) ... (writer: "Boogie Nights" - uncredited)
 2013 t Schaep met de 5 pooten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Triller (2013) ... (writer: "Triller")
 2013 Twenty Feet from Stardom (Documentary) (writer: "Thriller")
 2012 Elisabeth Heller: Die Jahrhundertfrau (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Thriller")
 2011-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #21.28 (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.26 (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.21 (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.188 (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Monster Mash (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2012 Nobody's Victim (Short) (writer: "Thriller")
 2012 220 Volts (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Morte (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2010-2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Televisió i publicitat (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller")
- Mort i espiritualitat (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller")
- El meu avi (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2012 Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 January 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2011 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2011 Thriller Night (Short) (writer: "Thriller")
 2011 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Captain EO Part One (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2011 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Home Wrecker (2011) ... (writer: "Yah Mo B There")
 2007-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2011 The Cinema Snob (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grizzly II: The Predator (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2011 Tosh.0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Evolution of Dance Guy (Dance-Off) (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Sue Sylvester Shuffle (2011) ... (writer: "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" - uncredited)
 2010 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 4. Live Show (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Singapore Grand Prix: Highlights (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- The Singapore Grand Prix (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2010 The 5 O'Clock Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (2010) ... (writer: "Sweet Freedom")
 2010 SOKO Stuttgart (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tödliche Falle (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.125 (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2010 Legendy Retro FM (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2010 Gopnik (Short) (writer: "Gopnik")
 2009 This Is It (Documentary) (writer: "Thriller")
 2006-2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Round Five: Results Show (2009) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Finals (2006) ... (writer: "Thriller")
- Round 4 (2006) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Charts, Clips und Kommerz (2009) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2009 This Morning (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 June 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2009 Jangan pandang belakang congkak (writer: "Thriller")
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zac Efron/Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2009) ... (writer: "Always and Forever" - uncredited)
 2009 Familjen Babajou (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Del 1 (2009) ... (writer: "Rock With You")
 2008 Witnessing Headlines (Documentary) (writer: "Thriller")
 2008 Yes Man (writer: "Stomp!")
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.11 (2008) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2008 Sex: The Revolution (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tainted Love (2008) ... (writer: "Boogie Nights" - uncredited)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (writer: "Stomp")
 2007 L'isola dei famosi (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.12 (2007) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2007 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular 7 - Producer's Choice (2007) ... (writer: "Give Me the Night")
 2007 Your Song (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Someone in the Dark (2007) ... (writer: "Someone In The Dark")
 2007 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (Video Game) ("Rock with You")
 2004-2006 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Up Close & Personal Special (2006) ... (writer: "Off the Wall")
- Top 30 Group 2 Performance Show (2004) ... (writer: "You Put a Move on My Heart")
 2006 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Duel of the Dead (2006) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 2006 The Break-Up (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 2005 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #1 - Mijn Geboortejaar (2005) ... (writer: "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)")
 2005 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 9: Viewers' Choice (2005) ... (writer: "Give Me the Night")
 2005 Brice de Nice (writer: "Le casse de Brice (Give Me the Night)", "Le casse de Brice (Radio Mix)")
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Födelseår (2004) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Always and Forever" - uncredited)
 2004 Indonesian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Workshop 1 - Grup 1 (2004) ... (writer: "Rock with You")
 2004 13 Going on 30 (writer: "Thriller")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Performance Show: Disco (2004) ... (writer: "Give Me the Night")
 2002-2004 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Group Four! Then the Wild Card! (2004) ... (writer: "Always and Forever")
- Wild! (2003) ... (writer: "Rock with You")
- Army of the Mediocre (2002) ... (writer: "You Put a Move on My Heart")
 2003 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Show 4: Disco Songs (2003) ... (writer: "Rock with You")
- Heat 3 (2003) ... (writer: "Always and Forever")
 2003 Mamma pappa barn (writer: "Monkey")
 2003 I Love the '80s Strikes Back (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1980 (2003) ... (writer: "Rock With You")
 2003 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 2 (2003) ... (writer: "Always and Forever")
 2003 Living with Michael Jackson: A Tonight Special (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Thriller")
 2002 I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1983 (2002) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2002 My Own Private Oshawa (TV Special) (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 2001 Night Fever (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fright Fever (2001) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Discos and Dragons (2000) ... (writer: "Groove Line" - uncredited)
 2000 Boiler Room (writer: "Keepin' the Faith")
 1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 1999 Summer of Sam (writer: "Boogie Nights" (1975))
 1998 Among Giants (writer: "The Groove Line")
 1993-1997 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #8.11 (1997) ... (writer: "Love X Love")
- Live Grand Final 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Yah Mo B There")
- Episode #6.6 (1995) ... (writer: "Yah Mo B There")
- Episode #4.1 (1993) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 1997 Sprung (writer: "The Secret Garden")
 1996 Brit Awards 1996 (TV Special) (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 1995 Michael Jackson's Scream: HIStory in the Making - An MTV News Special (TV Short documentary) (writer: "Thriller", "Rock with You" - uncredited)
 1994 Monte Video (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Der Fluch (1994) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 1992 South Central (writer: "The Groove Line")
 1991 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Teenage Caveman (1991) ... (writer: "Always and Forever")
 1990 Whatever Happened to Mason Reese (Short) (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 1990 House Party (lyrics: "Always and Forever") / (music: "Always and Forever")
 1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Magician/Count Koopula (1989) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 1988 Moonwalker (writer: "Rock With You", "Thriller")
 1988 Dance 'Til Dawn (TV Movie) (writer: "The Groove Line")
 1987 Dynasty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The New Moguls (1987) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 1987 DTV Monster Hits (TV Movie) (writer: "Thriller")
 1986-1987 Photon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Mind Zapped (1987) ... (writer: "Thriller")
- Just For Fun (1986) ... (writer: "Thriller")
  De película (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1986) (music - 1 episode, 1986)
- Un fenómeno llamado Spielberg (1986) ... (lyrics: "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)") / (music: "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)")
 1986 Running Scared (producer: "Sweet Freedom") / (writer: "Sweet Freedom", "Sweet Freedom" by nm3575178)
 1986 The 58th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)")
 1985 American Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #29.16 (1985) ... (writer: "Time Of Your Life" - uncredited)
 1985 The Color Purple (lyrics: "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)", "Makidada") / (music: "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)") / (writer: "Sister's Theme", "Proud Theme")
 1985 Lost in America (writer: "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)")
 1985 The Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familiares (TV Special) (writer: "Thriller")
 1985 Wurlitzer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (writer: "Thriller")
 1984 Shake, Rattle & Roll (writer: "Thriller")
 1984 Revenge of the Nerds (writer: "Thriller")
 1984 WWF Championship Wrestling (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 June 1984 (1984) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 24 March 1984 (1984) ... (writer: "Thriller" - uncredited)
 1984 Hot Dog... The Movie (writer: "Do You Love Me?")
 1983 The Making of 'Thriller' (Video documentary) (writer: "Off The Wall", "Thriller")
 1983 Michael Jackson: Thriller (Video short) (writer: "Thriller")
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1983) (music - 1 episode, 1983)
- Love Is the Question (1983) ... (lyrics: "The Bomb" - uncredited) / (music: "The Bomb" - uncredited)
 1983 Donna Summer: A Hot Summer Night (TV Movie) (writer: "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)")
 1977-1981 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 17 episodes)
- Episode dated 2 July 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Razzamatazz")
- Episode dated 16 October 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Love x Love")
- Episode dated 7 August 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Give Me the Night")
- Episode dated 27 March 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Stomp")
- Episode dated 13 March 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Stomp")
 1980 Iltatähti (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 December 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "Give Me the Night")
 1979 Skatetown, U.S.A. (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 1979 Sunburn (writer: "One Night Tan", "This Night We Fell")
 1979 Escape to Athena (writer: "Keep Tomorrow For Me")
 1979 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.13 (1979) ... (writer: "The Groove Line" - uncredited)
 1978 Eyes of Laura Mars (writer: "Boogie Nights")
 1978 The Carpenters... Space Encounters (TV Special) (writer: "Boogie Nights")
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Wrote for Michael Jackson, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Manhattan Transfer, Lionel Richie, Karen Carpenter and countless others. See more »

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