Image of James Brown

James Brown

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. Eventually referred to as "The Godfather of Soul"(GFOS), Brown started singing in gospel groups and worked his way on up. He has been recognized as one of the most iconic figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was also called "the hardest-working man in show business". A prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and bandleader, Brown was a pivotal force in the music industry, leaving his mark on numerous artists. Even as his own career declined during the height of the golden age of hip hop, Brown's work found new life in the form of digital sampling; he would go on to become the most sampled artist in the history of the genre. Brown's music also influenced the rhythms of African popular music, such as afrobeat, jùjú and mbalax, and provided a template for go-go music. Brown began his professional music career in 1956 and rose to fame during the late 1950s and early 1960s on the strength of his thrilling live performances and string of smash hits. In spite of various personal problems and setbacks he continued to score hits in every decade through the 1980s. In addition to his acclaim in music, Brown was also a presence in American political affairs during the 1960s and 1970s. Brown was recognized by numerous titles, including Soul Brother Number One, Sex Machine, Mr. Dynamite, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, The King of Funk, Minister of The New New Super Heavy Funk, Mr. Please Please Please Please Himself, I Feel Good, and foremost The Godfather of Soul. In the song "Sweet Soul Music" by Arthur Conley, he is also described as the King of Soul. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Brown, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Read bio at tmdb | Read bio at Wikipedia
Apr 3, 1933 In Barnwell, South Carolina USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Forest Rangers 1942-10-21
Latest Project:
Movie Africa Rising 2019-06-03
Known For
Poster of Sound City
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of Targets
Movie Africa Rising Himself - Musician (archive footage) 2019-06-03
Movie 1968: A Year of War, Turmoil and Beyond Himself (archive footage) 2018-07-20
Movie The Phantom Hero Couple 2016-10-13
Movie The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World Himself 2015-06-13
Movie Carol Business Man on Train (uncredited) 2015-11-20
Movie Mr. Dynamite - The Rise of James Brown Himself (archive footage) 2014-04-27
Movie James Brown - The Man, The Music & The Message James Brown 2014-11-08
Movie Sound City Himself 2013-01-18
Movie The Real Rocky Himsellf (Archive Footage) 2011-10-25
Movie James Brown Live At The Apollo '68 Himself 2008-08-05
Movie The Night James Brown Saved Boston Himself 2008-04-05
Movie Soul Power Himself (archive footage) 2008-09-04
Series Web Junk 20 Unknown 2006-01-13
Movie Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Movie James Brown: Body Heat Himself 2004-09-28
Movie TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004-01-01
Movie Live Forever Himself 2003-03-07
Movie James Brown: Soul Survivor Himself 2003-10-29
Movie It's Black Entertainment Himself (archive footage) 2002-02-08
Movie Beat the Devil Himself (as Mr. James Brown) 2002-11-22
Movie Undercover Brother Himself 2002-05-31
Movie The Tuxedo James Brown 2002-09-27
Movie Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular 2001-12-10
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie Blues Brothers 2000 Cleophus James 1998-02-05
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie When We Were Kings Himself 1996-10-25
Series TFI Friday Unknown 1996-02-09
Movie Cincinnati's Rock 'N Roll Legends Self 1995-01-01
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Fox NFL Sunday Himself - Host 1994-09-04
Series Duckman Unknown 1994-03-05
Movie Legends of Rock 'n' Roll James Brown 1989-01-01
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Throb Unknown 1986-09-20
Series Amen Unknown 1986-09-27
Movie James Brown - Live At Chastain Park Himself 1985-01-01
Movie Rocky IV The Godfather of Soul 1985-11-21
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Doctor Detroit Bandleader 1983-05-06
Movie James Brown: Live at Montreux Himself 1981-07-07
Movie The Blues Brothers Reverend Cleophus James 1980-06-17
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series Inside the NFL Himself - Host 1977-09-14
Movie Whiffs State Trooper 1975-10-15
Movie Adiós Amigo Sheriff 1975-12-25
Movie The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: 1974 1974-12-22
Movie James Brown: Love Power Peace Himself 1971-03-08
Movie The Phynx James Brown 1970-03-06
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Series Playboy After Dark Unknown 1969-01-18
Series The Music Scene Unknown 1969-09-22
Movie Targets Robert Thompson Sr. 1968-05-15
Series The Rounders 1966-09-06
Movie Space Probe Taurus Col. Hank Stevens (as James B. Brown) 1965-01-01
Movie Ski Party Himself (as James Brown and The Famous Flames) 1965-06-30
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Shindig! Unknown 1964-09-16
Movie The T.A.M.I. Show Himself (as James Brown and The Flames) 1964-12-29
Movie The Ceremony Gendarme 1963-12-18
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1961-12-11
Movie Five Guns to Tombstone Billy Wade 1961-01-07
Movie Gun Fight Wayne Santley 1961-04-30
Movie Police Dog Story Norman 'Norm' Edwards 1961-02-01
Movie Gun Street Sheriff Chuck Morton 1961-11-05
Movie 20,000 Eyes Jerry Manning 1961-06-14
Movie When the Clock Strikes Sam Morgan 1961-06-10
Movie Inside the Mafia Capt. Doug Blair 1959-09-01
Series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 1954-10-15
Movie Hazard House Jim 1954-01-01
Movie Woman They Almost Lynched Frank James 1953-03-20
Movie The Man Behind The Gun Lt. Catliff (uncredited) 1953-01-31
Movie Thunder Over the Plains Conrad 1953-10-27
Movie The Charge at Feather River Pvt. Connors 1953-07-11
Movie The Pride of St. Louis Moose 1952-01-01
Movie Missing Women Sgt. Mike Pernell 1951-02-23
Movie Father Takes the Air Bob 1951-06-17
Movie The Groom Wore Spurs Steve Hall 1951-03-13
Movie The Wild Blue Yonder Sgt. Pop Davis 1951-12-05
Movie The Sea Hornet Pete Hunter 1951-11-06
Movie Montana Tex Coyne 1950-01-28
Movie Chain Lightning Maj. Hinkle 1950-02-18
Movie Between Midnight and Dawn Officer Haynes (uncredited) 1950-10-01
Movie The Fireball Allen 1950-11-09
Movie The Younger Brothers Bob Younger 1949-05-03
Movie Anna Lucasta Buster 1949-07-11
Movie Brimstone Bud Courteen 1949-08-15
Movie Yes Sir, That's My Baby Tony Cresnovitch 1949-08-10
Movie Sands of Iwo Jima Pfc. Charlie Bass 1949-12-14
Movie The Gallant Legion Tom Banner 1948-05-24
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie The Fabulous Texan Shep Clayton 1947-11-09
Movie Our Hearts Were Growing Up Avery Moore 1946-06-14
Movie Objective, Burma! SSgt. Treacy 1945-02-17
Movie Our Hearts Were Young and Gay Avery Moore 1944-11-02
Movie Going My Way Ted Haines Jr. 1944-05-15
Movie Young and Willing Tony Dennison 1943-02-05
Movie The Good Fellows Tom Drayton 1943-08-11
Movie Air Force Pilot Tex Rader 1943-03-20
Movie The Forest Rangers George Tracy 1942-10-21