Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Toussaint began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the action movie "Black Samson" ... Read more »
Born: 01/14/1938

Filmography

Music (30)

Joy 2015 (Movie)

("Baby, Baby I Love You") (Song)

Just Before I Go 2015 (Movie)

("Last Train") (Song)

Just Before I Go 2015 (Movie)

("Last Train") (Song Performer)

Man Up 2015 (Movie)

("Hercules") (Song)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

("Working In The Coal Mine") (Song)

The Way, Way Back 2013 (Movie)

("Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley") (Song)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

"It's Raining" (Song)

Rachel Getting Married 2008 (Movie)

("Mother-In-Law") (Song)

Young@Heart 2008 (Movie)

("Yes We Can Can") (Song)

Young@Heart 2008 (Movie)

("Yes We Can Can") (Song Performer)

The Wedding Weekend 2007 (Movie)

("Working in a Coalmine") (Song)

2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer

Coach Carter 2005 (Movie)

("I Changed My Mind") (Song)

Make it Funky 2005 (Movie)

Music Director (Music)

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy 2005 (Movie)

("Shoo-Rah Shoo-Rah") (Song)

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

("Yes We Can Can") (Song)

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

("Yes We Can Can") (Song)

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Special 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Another Day in Paradise 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Another Day in Paradise 1998 (Movie)

("Soul Sister") (Song Performer)

Donnie Brasco 1997 (Movie)

("Happiness") (Song)

The Associate 1996 (Movie)

("Yes We Can Can") (Song)

Fire in the Sky 1993 (Movie)

("Blinded By Love") (Song)

Super Bowl Saturday Nite 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

Waiting For the Light 1990 (Movie)

("Working in a Coal Mine") (Song)

Everybody's All American 1988 (Movie)

("Working in the Coal Mine") (Song)

Heavy Metal 1981 (Movie)

("Workin' in a Coal Mine") (Song)

Black Samson 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Miracle in Lane 2 (TV Show)

Song

Walter and Henry (TV Show)

Song
Actor (16)

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Austin City Limits 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Performer

Going Back to New Orleans 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Hurricane on the Bayou 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

ReAct Now: Music & Relief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Make it Funky 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

PBS Millennium 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Live From the House of Blues 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Let the Good Times Roll 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Always For Pleasure 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Allen Toussaint brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Toussaint began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the action movie "Black Samson" (1974) with Rockne Tarkington, the Susan Roman action picture "Heavy Metal" (1981) and the Jessica Lange sports drama "Everybody's All American" (1988). His music also appeared in the dramatic comedy "Waiting For the Light" (1990) with Shirley MacLaine and the drama "Fire in the Sky" (1993) with D.B. Sweeney. In addition to his music, Toussaint appeared in the Blue Lu Barker documentary "Always For Pleasure" (1978). In the nineties and the early 2000s, Toussaint's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the dramatic adaptation "The Associate" (1996) with Whoopi Goldberg, the Al Pacino crime drama "Donnie Brasco" (1997) and "Another Day in Paradise" (1998). His work was also in the Martin Lawrence hit comedy "Big Momma's House" (2000). Toussaint's music was also featured in the Molly Shannon comedy "The Wedding Weekend" (2007), "Young@Heart" (2008) and "Rachel Getting Married" (2008) with Anne Hathaway. His music was also featured in the Kristen Wiig blockbuster comedy "Bridesmaids" (2011). Toussaint's music was most recently featured in the documentary "The Wrecking Crew" (2015) with Lou Adler. In addition to his music, Toussaint also appeared on-screen in "Hurricane on the Bayou" (2006). Allen Toussaint died on November 9, 2015, suffering a heart attack following a live performance in Madrid, Spain. He was 77 years old.

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