Quincy Jones

Mostly Credited As: Quincy Jones
Sometimes Credited As: Q. Jones
Quincy D. Jones

Birth Name: Quincy Delight Jones II
Date Of Birth: March 14, 1933 (Age 83)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 6 ½" (1.68 m)

Quincy Jones

Acting is a minor part of Quincy Jones' resume. His musical career has spanned 6 decades and even more musical genres as he worked with a diverse array of artists including Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson and Charles Aznavour. His interest in music developed early and by his teens he was playing trumpet and singing with a church choir. By the age of 17, he was writing arrangements for Lionel Hampton which led to working with stars like Dizzy Gillespie and Dinah Washington. In 1953, Hampton later hired Jones to play in his orchestra. He released his first album How I Feel About Jazz in 1956 and became part of Dizzy Gillespie's band the same year.

He has scored over 30 films in his career including In Cold Blood and The Getaway. His busy multifaceted career as a musician, composer, producer, and arranger continued until a brain aneurysm in 1974 nearly ended his life. Although he recovered completely, he no longer plays the trumpet because the activity might be too stressful. Since then, Jones has pared down his busy schedule and taken things a little easier. He worked with Michael Jackson on Thriller (1982) and Bad (1987). In association with Jackson, he produced and directed the We Are the World video and single which was written by Jackson and Lionel Richie to benefit Africa. In 1985, he moved from producing records and scoring films to producing films and television shows. He produced the screen version of Alice Walker's The Color Purple which was directed by Steven Spielberg. In 1991, he produced The Fresh Prince of Bel Air which starred Will Smith. Since then, he has been the force behind shows like In The House and Mad TV. He has also lent his voice to animated projects.

Jones has 26 Grammy Awards and received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 1995 Academy Awards Ceremony.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

Angie Tribeca (2016) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Jan/17/2016) As Mr. Tribeca 

Tavis Smiley (2004) 
  Quincy Jones 11x164: (Sep/12/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]'s Backstage Pass (2013) 
  Nikki Yanofsky & Quincy Jones ‘The Capitol Sessions’ 02x01: (Sep/05/2014) As Himself 

QTV (2008) 
  Quincy Jones, Jason Priestley, Kelis 07x32: (Aug/24/2014) As Himself 

The Queen Latifah Show (2013) 
  The Legendary Quincy Jones, NCIS Eric Christian Olsen, and Celebrity Chef Marcela Valladolid 01x116: (Mar/25/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  Jerry Springer | Quincy Jones | Tyler, The Creator 01x40: (Nov/07/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (2013) 
  Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth 01x01: (Jul/07/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

UnSung (2008) 
  Kool Moe Dee 06x04: (Jul/16/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Donny Hathaway 01x03: (Dec/02/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Quincy Jones 06x145: (Nov/11/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Russell Crowe, Quincy Jones, Snoop Dogg 18x39: (Nov/10/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The One Show (2006) 
  September 7, 2010 05x42: (Sep/07/2010) As Himself 

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer (2005) 
  Episode 899 05x14: (Jan/20/2009) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Season 19, Episode 360 27x55: (Nov/14/2008) As Himself 

The Boondocks (2005) 
  A Huey Freeman Christmas 01x07: (Dec/18/2005) Voiced  Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  50 Cent, Christopher Meloni 03x156: (Nov/11/2005) As Himself 

Best Week Ever (2004) 
  NFL Racy Skit, Nanny 911 and more 02x10: (Nov/19/2004) As Himself 

The Cosby Show (1984) 
  The Cosby Show: A Look Back (May/19/2002) As Himself 

The Kennedy Center Honors (1978) 
  24th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 24x01: (Dec/26/2001) As Himself (Honoree) 

American Masters (1986) 
  Quincy Jones: In the Pocket 15x04: (Nov/18/2001) As Himself 
  Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light 13x05: (Feb/02/2000) As Himself 
  Ray Charles: the Genius of Soul 07x01: (Jan/03/1992) As Himself 

Behind The Music (1997) 
  Quincy Jones 03x21: (Feb/06/2000) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Tyra Banks on the beach 13x33: (Feb/17/1999) As Himself 

New York Undercover (1994) 
  Kill the Noise 03x06: (Oct/31/1996) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 68th Annual Academy Awards 44x01: (Mar/25/1996) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 67th Annual Academy Awards 43x01: (Mar/27/1995) As Winner: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award 
  The 65th Annual Academy Awards 41x01: (Mar/29/1993) As Presenter, [Featuring]

MADtv (1995) 
  LL Cool J, Quincy Jones, RuPaul 01x08: (Dec/09/1995) As Himself 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) 
  The Client (2) 05x02: (Sep/19/1994) As Himself 
  The Alma Matter 03x18: (Feb/08/1993) As Himself 
  Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect (2) 01x09: (Oct/29/1990) As Himself 

Soul Train (1971) 
  Listen Up! Tribute 20x05: (Oct/20/1990) As Himself 
  The Miracles/ Poison/ Quincy Jones 05x15: (Nov/29/1975) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Quincy Jones 15x12: (Feb/10/1990) As Himself (Host) 

Ironside (1967) 
  Eat, Drink and Be Buried 01x04: (Oct/05/1967) As Les Appleton ("And" (end credits)), [Featuring]

Looney Tunes (2003) 
  Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special 48x274: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Hey Landlord (1966)• Music
Lost on Earth (1997)• Executive Producer
Banacek (1972)• Theme Music (Wednesday Mystery Movie Theme)
Grown Ups (US) (1999)• Music
In the Heat of the Night (1988)• Theme Music
In the House (1995)• Executive Producer
Ironside (1967)• Theme Music
• Music
MADtv (1995)• Executive Producer
Sanford (1980)• Theme Music
Sanford and Son (1972)• Theme Music
• Music
The Bill Cosby Show (1969)• Main Title Theme
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)• Executive Producer
Roots (1977) (1977)• Music

Episode Crew

Featured Songs

King of the Hill Songs:
Night and Deity + Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater) 
Hilloween + Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater) 
Gooische vrouwen Songs:
Vragen + Soul Bossa Nova 
Doctor Who Confidential Songs:
A Noble Return + Soul Bossa Nova 

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