James Taylor

The epitome of the sensitive singer-songwriter in the 1970s, James Taylor's warm, introspective music soothed a generation of listeners worn down by the turmoil of the 1960s, who longed for the simple joys of his best ... Read more »
Born: 03/12/1948 in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

Mr. Sunshine 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The Love We Make 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Live from Abbey Road 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

A Centennial Toast to Symphony Hall 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Indivisible 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dream Catcher 2000 (Movie)

Diner Regular (Actor)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Class of 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 (Movie)

of Rune Haako (Voice)

The 1998 Billboard Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

James Taylor Live 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

4th Annual VH1 Honors 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Art Garfunkel... Across America 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

James Taylor Live By Request 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Colorado River Adventure 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Road 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sounds of Summer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

James Taylor: Going Home 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Henson's Ghost of Faffner Hall 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Rock 'n' Roll Summit 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC Presents a Royal Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

James Taylor in Concert 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Sesame Street, Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

In Our Hands 1983 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Working 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

No Nukes 1980 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Two-Lane Blacktop 1971 (Movie)

Driver (Actor)
Music (52)

Tammy 2014 (Movie)

("Get Down on It") (Song)

Wish I Was Here 2014 (Movie)

("Sweet Baby James") (Song)

Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

("Three Forks Of Hell") (Song Performer)

Wreck-It Ralph 2012 (Movie)

("Celebration") (Song)

The Zookeeper 2011 (Movie)

("In The Car Crash") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Performer

17 Again 2009 (Movie)

("Cherish") (Song)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Joanna") (Song)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Carolina In My Mind") (Song Performer)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 (Movie)

("Ladies Night") (Song)

Made of Honor 2008 (Movie)

("Ladies Night") (Song)

What Happens in Vegas 2008 (Movie)

("Get Down On It") (Song)

Charlie Wilson's War 2007 (Movie)

("Ladies Night") (Song)

Mr. Bean's Holiday 2007 (Movie)

("Celebration") (Song)

Cars 2006 (Movie)

("Our Town") (Song Performer)

Gridiron Gang 2006 (Movie)

("Celebration") (Song)

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

("Celebration") (Song)

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 2004 (Movie)

("Ladies Night") (Song)

Shark Tale 2004 (Movie)

("Ladies Night") (Song)

Sorority Boys 2002 (Movie)

("Ladies Night") (Song)

Undercover Brother 2002 (Movie)

("Ladies Night") (Song)

Jump Tomorrow 2001 (Movie)

song producer("Weekender") (Song)

Legally Blonde 2001 (Movie)

("Get Down On It") (Song)

Size Matters: A Real Sex Xtra 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

("Ladies Night") (Song)

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

("Celebration") (Song)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

("Fire and Rain") (Song Performer)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

songs("Ladies Night" "Get Down With It") (Song)

Muppets From Space 1999 (Movie)

("Celebration") (Song)

The Hurricane 1999 (Movie)

("Get Down on It") (Song)

Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Good Burger 1997 (Movie)

("Celebration") (Song)

Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)

("Not Tonight (Remix) (contains 'Ladies Night')") (Song)

Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

("Celebration") (Song)

A League of Their Own 1992 (Movie)

("It's Only a Paper Moon" "I Didn't Know What Time It Was") (Song Performer)

James Taylor: Going Home 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song Performer

TV 101 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song

Tap 1989 (Movie)

("All I Want Is Forever") (Song Performer)

Running on Empty 1988 (Movie)

("Fire and Rain") (Song Performer)

Running on Empty 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 (Movie)

("Misled") (Song)

Ruthless People 1986 (Movie)

("Dance Champion") (Song)

Smooth Talk 1986 (Movie)

("Limousine Driver" "Handy Man" "Is That the Way You Look") (Song Performer)

Smooth Talk 1986 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Always (But Not Forever) 1985 (Movie)

("The Secret of Life") (Song Performer)

Always (But Not Forever) 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

The Pirate Movie 1981 (Movie)

("Stand Up and Sing") (Song)

No Nukes 1980 (Movie)

("Your Smiling Face" "Stand and Fight" "Takin' It To the Streets") (Song Performer)

No Nukes 1980 (Movie)

(Song)

Badlands 1973 (Movie)

("Migration") (Theme Music)

Private Contentment (TV Show)

Music

Biography

The epitome of the sensitive singer-songwriter in the 1970s, James Taylor's warm, introspective music soothed a generation of listeners worn down by the turmoil of the 1960s, who longed for the simple joys of his best songs like "Carolina in My Mind," "Fire and Rain," "Shower the People" and "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You). " His best material reflected his own life, which was marked in its early years by depression and drug addiction before finding spiritual rebirth and redemption as a father and husband to singer Carly Simon in the mid-1970s. The collapse of that marriage in the early 1980s followed a downward turn in his career and health before he rebounded later in the decade to become a gentle, avuncular figure for music fans who came to his annual summer shows to bask in the nostalgic pleasures of his song catalog. The 1990s and 2000s saw a major return to form with Grammy-winning albums and a lucrative reunion with Carole King, who had penned his only No. 1 hit, "You've Got a Friend." Throughout his countless trips up and down the music industry ladder, Taylor's graceful voice and presence, and his unerring ability to strike an emotional chord through his music, not only went untouched but gained strength, gravity and undeniable beauty over the course of his four-decade career.

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