Marvin Gaye

One of the greatest talents in the history of soul music, as well as one of its most tormented, Marvin Gaye paid fervent testimony to the joys of emotional and physical love in such enduring classic songs as "Can I Get ... Read more »
Born: 04/02/1939 in Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Music (167)

Bridget Jones's Baby 2016 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

Bridget Jones's Baby 2016 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

Ice Age: Collision Course 2016 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

Cut Bank 2015 (Movie)

("Ain't No Mountain High Enough") (Song Performer)

Legend 2015 (Movie)

("Somethin' Stupid") (Song Performer)

A Most Violent Year 2014 (Movie)

("Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)") (Song)

A Most Violent Year 2014 (Movie)

("Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)") (Song Performer)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

("Trouble Man") (Song)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

("Trouble Man") (Song Performer)

Chef 2014 (Movie)

("Sexual Healing") (Song)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 (Movie)

("Ain't No Mountain High Enough") (Song Performer)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Broken City 2013 (Movie)

("Music") (Song)

Broken City 2013 (Movie)

("Music") (Song Performer)

R.I.P.D. 2013 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

R.I.P.D. 2013 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("I Want To Come Home For Christmas") (Song)

Flight 2012 (Movie)

("What's Going On") (Song)

Flight 2012 (Movie)

("What's Going On") (Song Performer)

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

("You're All I Need To Get By") (Song Performer)

The Dictator 2012 (Movie)

"Let's Get It On" (Song)

Jumping the Broom 2011 (Movie)

("Sexual Healing") (Song)

Paul 2011 (Movie)

("Got To Give It Up") (Song)

Paul 2011 (Movie)

("Got To Give It Up") (Song Performer)

The Change-Up 2011 (Movie)

"Let's Get It On" (Song)

The Change-Up 2011 (Movie)

"Let's Get It On" (Song Performer)

The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 (Movie)

("Music") (Song)

Eat Pray Love 2010 (Movie)

("Got To Give It Up (Pt. 1)") (Song)

Eat Pray Love 2010 (Movie)

("Got To Give It Up (Pt. 1)") (Song Performer)

Marmaduke 2010 (Movie)

"Let's Get It On" (Song Performer)

The Bounty Hunter 2010 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

The Bounty Hunter 2010 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

Fighting 2009 (Movie)

"Theme From 'Trouble Man'" (Song)

Fighting 2009 (Movie)

"Theme From 'Trouble Man'" (Song Performer)

Mad Money 2008 (Movie)

("Got To Give It Up") (Song Performer)

Mad Money 2008 (Movie)

("Got To Give It Up") (Song)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

("Dancing In The Street") (Song)

Believe In Me 2007 (Movie)

("Dancing In the Street") (Song)

Blades of Glory 2007 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

Blades of Glory 2007 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

El Cantante 2007 (Movie)

("Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)") (Song)

El Cantante 2007 (Movie)

("Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)") (Song Performer)

Mr. Untouchable 2007 (Movie)

("Sexual Healing") (Song)

Mr. Untouchable 2007 (Movie)

("Sexual Healing") (Song Performer)

Norbit 2007 (Movie)

("Sexual Healing") (Song)

Norbit 2007 (Movie)

("Sexual Healing") (Song Performer)

Pride 2007 (Movie)

("Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)") (Song)

The Game Plan 2007 (Movie)

"Let's Get It On" (Song)

The Game Plan 2007 (Movie)

"Let's Get It On" (Song Performer)

The Perfect Holiday 2007 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

This Christmas 2007 (Movie)

("Got to Give it Up") (Song)

This Christmas 2007 (Movie)

("Got to Give it Up") (Song Performer)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? 2007 (Movie)

("I Want You") (Song Performer)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

("Inner City Blues - Make me Wanna Holler") (Song)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

("Inner City Blues - Make me Wanna Holler") (Song Performer)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("Ain't That Peculiar") (Song Performer)

Crank 2006 (Movie)

"Let's Get It On" (Song)

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

("Dancing In The Street") (Song)

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

("You're A Wonderful One") (Song Performer)

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

Nearing Grace 2006 (Movie)

("Got To Give It Up") (Song)

Nearing Grace 2006 (Movie)

("Got To Give It Up") (Song Performer)

Trust the Man 2006 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

Trust the Man 2006 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

American Pie Presents The Naked Mile 2005 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

American Pie Presents The Naked Mile 2005 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

Broken Flowers 2005 (Movie)

("I Want You") (Song Performer)

Death of a Dynasty 2005 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

Four Brothers 2005 (Movie)

("Trouble Man") (Song)

Four Brothers 2005 (Movie)

("Trouble Man") (Song Performer)

After the Sunset 2004 (Movie)

("Boombastic (Sting/Shaggy Remix)") (Song)

Mr. 3000 2004 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

Mr. 3000 2004 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

("What's Going On") (Song)

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

("What's Going On") (Song Performer)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

("What's Going On") (Song)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

("What's Going On") (Song Performer)

American Splendor 2003 (Movie)

("Ain't That Peculiar") (Song Performer)

Deliver Us From Eva 2003 (Movie)

("You're All I Need To Get By") (Song Performer)

Duplex 2003 (Movie)

("Sexual Healing") (Song)

Elf 2003 (Movie)

("Brollic") (Song)

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

("Your Precious Love") (Song Performer)

Matchstick Men 2003 (Movie)

("How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)") (Song Performer)

The Hebrew Hammer 2003 (Movie)

("Let's Get it On") (Song Performer)

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

("Got To Give It Up (Part 1)") (Song Performer)

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

("Got To Give It Up (Part 1)") (Song)

City by the Sea 2002 (Movie)

("Pride and Joy") (Song)

City by the Sea 2002 (Movie)

("Pride and Joy") (Song Performer)

I Spy 2002 (Movie)

("Sexual Healing") (Song)

Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 (Movie)

("What's Going On") (Song)

Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 (Movie)

("I'll Be Doggone") (Song Performer)

The Murder of Stephen Lawrence 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Baby Boy 2001 (Movie)

("Just to Keep You Satisfied") (Song Performer)

Baby Boy 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Real Sex 26: Lessons in Love and Lust 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song

Recess: School's Out 2001 (Movie)

("Dancing in the Street") (Song)

The Animal 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

The Animal 2001 (Movie)

("Let's Get it On") (Song Performer)

The Parole Officer 2001 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

("Got to Give It Up (Part I)) (Song Performer)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Dominoes: A Portrait of a Decade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Grammy's Greatest Performances 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

Honest 2000 (Movie)

("You're All I Need to Get By" "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing") (Song Performer)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

("I Heard It Through the Grapevine" "Ain't No Mountain High Enough") (Song Performer)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

Bowfinger 1999 (Movie)

("You're a Wonferful One") (Song Performer)

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

("Got to Give It Up") (Song Performer)

The Hurricane 1999 (Movie)

("Can I Get a Witness") (Song Performer)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

("Got to Give It Up") (Song Performer)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

("Got to Give it Up") (Song Performer)

Simon Birch 1998 (Movie)

("Can I Get a Witness") (Song Performer)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

("Ain't No Mountain High Enough") (Song Performer)

The Negotiator 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

The Negotiator 1998 (Movie)

("Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky)") (Song Performer)

A Smile Like Yours 1997 (Movie)

("Too Busy Thinking About My Baby") (Song Performer)

George of the Jungle 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

George of the Jungle 1997 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

The Deli 1997 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Red Corner 1997 (Movie)

("I Heard It Through the Grapewine") (Song)

Jerry Maguire 1996 (Movie)

("What's Going on") (Song)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

("If I Could Build My World Around You") (Song)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

("Stubborn Kind of Fellow") (Song Performer)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

(Song)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

The Promised Land 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Inkwell 1994 (Movie)

("Let's Get it On") (Song)

The Paper 1994 (Movie)

("You've Been a Long Time Coming") (Song Performer)

Father Hood 1993 (Movie)

("How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved By You)" "You're a Wonderful One") (Song Performer)

Menace II Society 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Menace II Society 1993 (Movie)

("Got to Give Up") (Song Performer)

Sexual Healing 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Song

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 (Movie)

("Dancing in the Street") (Song)

South Central 1992 (Movie)

("Sexual Healing") (Song Performer)

South Central 1992 (Movie)

(Song)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

("I Heard It Through the Grapevine") (Song Performer)

The Taking of Beverly Hills 1991 (Movie)

(Song)

The Taking of Beverly Hills 1991 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

In Country 1989 (Movie)

("Dancing in the Street") (Song)

Skin Deep 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

Skin Deep 1989 (Movie)

("Just to Keep You Satisfied") (Song Performer)

Coming to America 1988 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Coming to America 1988 (Movie)

("Pride and Joy" "You're Wonderful One") (Song Performer)

Dear America: Letters Homes From Vietnam 1988 (Movie)

("What's Going On") (Song Performer)

Short Circuit 2 1988 (Movie)

("I Heard It Through the Grapevine") (Song Performer)

Gardens of Stone 1987 (Movie)

("I Heard It Through the Grapevine") (Song Performer)

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 (Movie)

("What's Going On") (Song Performer)

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 (Movie)

("What's Going On") (Song)

Ruthless People 1986 (Movie)

("Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)") (Song)

Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1985 (Movie)

("Dancing in the Street") (Song)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

("Ain't That Peculiar") (Song Performer)

Into the Night 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

Into the Night 1985 (Movie)

("Let's Get It On") (Song Performer)

The Big Chill 1983 (Movie)

("I Heard It Through the Grapevine") (Song Performer)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

("Your Precious Love") (Song Performer)

Quadrophenia 1979 (Movie)

("Baby Don't You Do It") (Song Performer)

Erotikus 1972 (Movie)

("Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing, Baby") (Song Performer)

Trouble Man 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Last Light (TV Show)

Song
Actor (7)

The Best of Marvin Gaye 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ready, Steady, Go! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Save the Children 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chrome And Hot Leather 1970 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

It's What's Happening, Baby! 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

T.A.M.I. Show 1963 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ballad of Andy Crocker (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the greatest talents in the history of soul music, as well as one of its most tormented, Marvin Gaye paid fervent testimony to the joys of emotional and physical love in such enduring classic songs as "Can I Get a Witness," "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You") and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" over the course of a three-decade career. He escaped an abusive childhood to find initial fame as part of the doo-wop group the Moonglows, but began a solo star under Berry Gordy at Motown, who struggled mightily with Gaye's anti-authoritarian streak before releasing a string of Top 10 and Top 40 hits between 1963 and 1970. Some of Gaye's greatest accomplishments were alongside Tammi Terrell, who became his musical soulmate on songs like "It Takes Two" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Her 1970 death left him devastated, but he emerged with a pair of astonishing albums, the socially conscious What's Going On (1971) and the erotically super-charged Let's Get It On (1973). Personal demons, including a crippling drug addiction, left him financially and commercially spent in the late 1970s, but he rebounded in 1982 with the seductive, Grammy-winning single, "Sexual Healing." His career revival, however, was cut short by his 1984 murder at the hands of his own father, bringing to a tragic close one of the most brilliant if erratic careers in American music.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "What's Going On"

Popular songs include "Sexual Healing" and "Let's Get It On".

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