Smokey Robinson

The first and one of the greatest talents to ever record for the fabled Motown label, Grammy winner Smokey Robinson was a singer, songwriter and music executive who, as part of the Miracles, produced some of the ... Read more »
Born: 02/19/1940 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Music (104)

Hardcore Henry 2016 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Hidden Figures 2016 (Movie)

("Mighty Good Lovin") (Song)

The Benefactor 2016 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Daddy's Home 2015 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

("Special Occasion") (Song)

The Paperboy 2012 (Movie)

("Still Water (Love)") (Song)

Larry Crowne 2011 (Movie)

"Cruisin'" (Song)

Larry Crowne 2011 (Movie)

"Cruisin'" (Song Performer)

Flipped 2010 (Movie)

"You've Really Got A Hold On Me" (Song)

I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009 (Movie)

"Cruisin'" (Song Performer)

I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009 (Movie)

"Cruisin'" (Song)

Incendiary 2009 (Movie)

("Ooh Baby Baby") (Song)

Crazy Love 2007 (Movie)

"You've Really Got A Hold On Me" (Song)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

The Game Plan 2007 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("The Tracks of My Tears") (Song)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("The Tracks of My Tears") (Song Performer)

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

("My Guy") (Song)

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

("Tracks Of My Tears") (Song)

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

("Tracks Of My Tears") (Song Performer)

Rocky Balboa 2006 (Movie)

("Ooh Baby Baby") (Song)

Are We There Yet? 2005 (Movie)

("Get Ready") (Song)

Gunner Palace 2005 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Madagascar 2005 (Movie)

("I Second That Emotion") (Song)

Munich 2005 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

American Splendor 2003 (Movie)

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

Calendar Girls 2003 (Movie)

("The Way You Do The Things You Do") (Song)

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("The Way You Do The Things You Do") (Song)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song

Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 (Movie)

("You've Really Got A Hold On Me") (Song)

My Sassy Girl 2001 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Bounce 2000 (Movie)

("I Second That Emotion") (Song)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

("Cruisin'") (Song)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

("You've Got to Earn It") (Song)

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

("I Second the Emotion") (Song)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

("Cruisin'") (Song)

Goodbye Lover 1999 (Movie)

("Do You Love Me That Much") (Song)

All I Wanna Do 1998 (Movie)

("You've Really Got a Hold On Me") (Song)

Karaoke Verite 1998 (Movie)

("Tracks of My Tears") (Song)

A Smile Like Yours 1997 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Fire Down Below 1997 (Movie)

("Pass It on Down") (Song)

Soul Food 1997 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

The Year of the Horse 1997 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

("The Tears of a Clown") (Song Performer)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

("Get Ready") (Song)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

("You've Really Got A Hold On Me") (Song)

Calendar Girl 1993 (Movie)

("Going to a Go-Go") (Song)

Father Hood 1993 (Movie)

("You've Really Got a Hold on Me" "When I'm Gone") (Song)

Father Hood 1993 (Movie)

("You've Really Got a Hold on Me") (Song Performer)

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

songs("Shop Around" "My Guy") (Song)

Jennifer Eight 1992 (Movie)

("Two Lovers") (Song)

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

("You Really Got a Hold On Me") (Song)

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

("You Really Got a Hold On Me") (Song Performer)

Sister Act 1992 (Movie)

("My Guy") (Song)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

My Girl 1991 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Problem Child 2 1991 (Movie)

("Get Ready") (Song)

Thelma & Louise 1991 (Movie)

("The Way You Do the Things You Do") (Song)

Air America 1990 (Movie)

("Get Ready") (Song)

Coupe de Ville 1990 (Movie)

("Ooo Baby Baby") (Song)

Funny About Love 1990 (Movie)

("Shop Around") (Song)

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

("You Really Got a Hold on Me") (Song)

Black Rain 1989 (Movie)

("The Way You Do the Things You Do") (Song)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

How I Got Into College 1989 (Movie)

("Get Ready") (Song)

Alien Nation 1988 (Movie)

("You've really Got a Hold on Me") (Song)

Arthur 2 On The Rocks 1988 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Coming to America 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Coming to America 1988 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Moonwalker 1988 (Movie)

("Who's Loving You") (Song)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

("I Second That Emotion") (Song)

Cross My Heart 1987 (Movie)

("One Heartbeat") (Song Performer)

Hamburger Hill 1987 (Movie)

("I Second That Emotion") (Song)

Mannequin 1987 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid 1987 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Street Smart 1987 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

A Fine Mess 1986 (Movie)

("Wishful Thinking") (Song Performer)

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

("Ooh Baby, Baby") (Song)

Platoon 1986 (Movie)

("Tracks of My Tears") (Song)

Solarbabies 1986 (Movie)

title song performer("Love Will Set You Free") (Song Performer)

Youngblood 1986 (Movie)

("Get Ready") (Song)

The Last Dragon 1985 (Movie)

("First Time on a Ferris Wheel") (Song Performer)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

("Ooo Baby Baby") (Song)

Let's Spend the Night Together 1983 (Movie)

("Going to a Go-Go") (Song)

Losin' It 1983 (Movie)

songs("The Way You Do the Things You Do" "You've Really Got a Hold on Me") (Song)

Survivors, the Blues Today 1983 (Movie)

songs("The Way You Do the Things You Do" "You Really Got a Hold on Me") (Song)

The Big Chill 1983 (Movie)

songs("Tracks of My Tears" "I Second That Emotion" "My Girl") (Song)

Making Michael Jackson's Thriller 1982 (Movie)

("Who's Loving You") (Song)

Four Friends 1981 (Movie)

("Shop Around") (Song)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

songs("My Guy" "You've Really Got a Hold on Me") (Song)

The Wanderers 1979 (Movie)

("You Really Got a Hold on Me") (Song)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song)

Big Time 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Big Time 1977 (Movie)

songs("Big Time" "So Nice to Be With You" "If We're Gonna Act Like Lovers" "He Is the Light of the World" "Agony and Ecstacy" "JJ's Theme" "Shana's Theme") (Song)

Big Time 1977 (Movie)

lyrics("Hip Trip") (Theme Lyrics)

Cooley High 1975 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Norman... Is That You? 1975 (Movie)

("An Old Fashioned Man") (Song Performer)
Actor (88)

Legends: OWN at the Apollo 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

Countdown to the American Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Dancing With the Stars 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The Motown Sound 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Rejoice and Shout 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

American Idol 2003, 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Performer

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sing-Off 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Duets 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

Special Appearance (Actor)

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol: The Phenomenon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

One on One 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2003 Essence Music Festival 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

Cabbie (Actor)

4th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Gladys Knight: A Knight's Tale 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Joke's on Thee 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Sinbad's Soul Music Festival 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Trumpet Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Marvin Gaye: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Quincy Jones -- The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

Television's Greatest Performances 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Aretha Franklin: Going Home 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand's No. 1 Hits 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jackson Family Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

Apollo Theater Hall of Fame 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Aretha Franklin: Duets 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson... The Legend Continues 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Generations 1988 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Legends Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Merry Christmas 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Street Beat 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Grammy Living Legends 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Motown Merry Christmas 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Smokey Robinson 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

1987 Power Hits New Year's Eve Countdown 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Merry Christmas 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The 9th Annual ACE Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The American Music Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Host

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '87 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Supermodel of the World 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Whatta Year... 1986 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

Motown Returns to the Apollo 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Revue 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Knights of the City 1984 (Movie)

Himself--Emcee (Actor)

Rock 'n' Roll: The First 25 Years 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smokey Robinson Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Black Entertainment (TV Show)

Actor

Marvin Gaye (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Presenter

The Temptations (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Big Time 1977 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

Big Time 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

The first and one of the greatest talents to ever record for the fabled Motown label, Grammy winner Smokey Robinson was a singer, songwriter and music executive who, as part of the Miracles, produced some of the greatest songs of the 1960s, from "Shop Around" and "Mickey's Monkey" to such elegant statements of love as "Ooo Baby Baby," "I Second That Emotion" and "Tears of a Clown. " Robinson's unmistakably smooth, heartfelt tenor was the emotional linchpin of the songs, which transcended racial barriers by becoming hits on the white-dominated pop charts of the time. As vice-president of Motown, Robinson was also responsible for crafting the careers of such legendary acts as the Temptations and Marvin Gaye, and penned countless hits for them and other artists that became classics of soul and R&B. After leaving the Miracles in 1972, Robinson was a key figure in the establishment of urban contemporary music, as epitomized by the polished groove of songs like "Cruisin'," "One Heartbeat" and "Just to See Her." As both a solo artist and as a member of the Miracles, Robinson was frequently mentioned by fans and music publications like Rolling Stone and Billboard as one of the greatest artists of the century.

Milestones

Popular songs include "Cruisin'" and "Being With You".

Known for such albums as "Timeless Love"

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