Will Jennings

Lyricist
Award-winning lyricist Will Jennings has collaborated with a distinguished array of composers. Among his many songs with Richard Kerr are the Barry Manilow hits "Looks Like We Made It" (1976) and "Somewhere in the ... Read more »

Filmography

Music (54)

The Wedding Ringer 2015 (Movie)

("My Heart Will Go On") (Song)

Are You Here 2014 (Movie)

("My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)") (Song)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

("My Heart Will Go On") (Song)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

("Somewhere In The Night") (Song)

Brüno 2009 (Movie)

("My Heart Will Go On") (Song)

Fighting 2009 (Movie)

("Street Life") (Song)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 (Movie)

("My Heart Will Go On") (Song)

Freedom Writers 2007 (Movie)

("Papa'z Song") (Song)

Yours, Mine & Ours 2005 (Movie)

("Up Where We Belong") (Song)

The Last Shot 2004 (Movie)

("Looks Like We Made It") (Song)

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

("My Heart Will Go On") (Song)

A Beautiful Mind 2001 (Movie)

("All Love Can Be") (Song)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

("Up Where We Belong" "One Day I'll Fly Away") (Song)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 (Movie)

songs("Where Are You Christmas" "Christmas, Why Can't I Find You?") (Song)

Roger Williams: Pop Goes the Ivories 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

("Windsong") (Song)

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

The Mask of Zorro 1998 (Movie)

("I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You") (Song)

The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

("You May Feel Me Crying") (Song)

Titanic 1997 (Movie)

("My Heart Will Go On") (Song)

Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Song

Once Upon a Forest 1993 (Movie)

lyrics("Please Wake Up" "Once Upon a Time With Me") (Theme Lyrics)

The Thing Called Love 1993 (Movie)

(""What Kind of Love") (Song)

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West 1991 (Movie)

original songs (Song)

Rush 1991 (Movie)

songs("Tears in Heaven" "Help Me Up") (Song)

Thelma & Louise 1991 (Movie)

("Better Not Look Down") (Song)

Black Rain 1989 (Movie)

("I'll Be Holding On") (Song)

Listen to Me 1989 (Movie)

("Listen to Me") (Song)

The Land Before Time 1988 (Movie)

("If We Hold on Together") (Song)

Harry and the Hendersons 1987 (Movie)

lyrics("Love Lives On") (Theme Lyrics)

Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night 1987 (Movie)

songs("Love Is the Light Inside Your Heart" "You're a Star" "Do What Makes You Happy") (Song)

Stakeout 1987 (Movie)

("Higher Love") (Song)

Summer Heat 1987 (Movie)

lyrics("The Heart Must Have a Home") (Theme Lyrics)

Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

("Come and Follow Me") (Song)

Insignificance 1985 (Movie)

("When Your Heart Runs Out of Time") (Song Performer)

Insignificance 1985 (Movie)

("Wild Hearts" "Life Goes On" "When Your Heart Runs Out of Time") (Song)

Summer Rental 1985 (Movie)

("Turning Around") (Song)

The Slugger's Wife 1985 (Movie)

("Ragtop Day") (Song)

Splash 1984 (Movie)

lyrics("Love Came For Me") (Theme Lyrics)

Swing Shift 1984 (Movie)

lyrics("Someone Waits For You") (Theme Lyrics)

All the Right Moves 1983 (Movie)

("Blue Skies Forever" (End Title)) (Lyrics)

The Thorn Birds 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Song

An Officer and A Gentleman 1982 (Movie)

("Up Where We Belong") (Song)

Some Kind of Hero 1982 (Movie)

("Some Kind of Hero") (Song)

Split Image 1982 (Movie)

original songs (Song)

Sharky's Machine 1981 (Movie)

("Street Life") (Song)

Ils appellent ca un Accident 1980 (Movie)

lyrics("Your Silence Is Your Song" "Night Train") (Theme Lyrics)

Hot Stuff 1979 (Movie)

("Keep It Loose") (Song)

The Competition 1979 (Movie)

("People Alone") (Song)

The Seeding of Sarah Burns 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Song

Casey's Shadow 1978 (Movie)

lyrics("Just Let Me Go Till I'm Gone") (Theme Lyrics)

The Commitment 1976 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Dinner With Friends (TV Show)

Song

Monica Mancini... On Record (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics
Actor (5)

Rick & Morty 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Score 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm in the Middle 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Award-winning lyricist Will Jennings has collaborated with a distinguished array of composers. Among his many songs with Richard Kerr are the Barry Manilow hits "Looks Like We Made It" (1976) and "Somewhere in the Night" (1978), and his frequent pairing with Steve Winwood led to a 1986 Grammy nomination for their song "Higher Love". Jennings also wrote the words for Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven" and shared a Grammy for Song of the Year (1993) with the guitar legend. He earned his first Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for "People Alone" from "The Competition" (1980) and took home the statue for "Up Where We Belong" from "An Officer and a Gentleman" (1982). Jennings first worked with James Horner on "The Land Before Time" (1988) and the duo provided the underrated songs for the animated sequel "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West" (1991). Their fourth collaboration, James Cameron's "Titanic" (1997), yielded the hit love theme "My Heart Will Go On", recorded by Celine Dion.

Relationships

Carol Jennings

Wife

Milestones

2001

Reteamed with James Horner to write "All Love Can Be" for "A Beautiful Mind"

1999

Again collaborated with Horner on "Then You Look at Me", the theme for "Bicentennial Man", recorded by Celine Dion

1997

Fourth film with Horner, James Cameron's "Titanic"; wrote lyrics to hit song "My Heart Will Go On" recorded by Celine Dion; received Oscar as Best Song

1993

Shared Grammy Award for Song of the Year with Eric Clapton for "Tears in Heaven"

1991

Reteamed with Horner on "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West"

1988

First feature collaboration with James Horner, "The Land Before Time"

1986

Shared Grammy Award nomination with Steve Winwood for their song "Higher Love"

1982

Won Oscar for Best Song, "Up Where We Belong" from "An Officer and a Gentleman"

1980

Received first Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for "People Alone" from "The Competition"; co-written with Lalo Schifrin

1978

Had second hit recorded by Manilow, "Somewhere in the Night" (also written with Richard Kerr)

1976

His song, "Looks Like We Made It" (written with Richard Kerr) was a hit for Barry Manilow

1975

First feature film credit, the songs used in "The Commitment"

Co-wrote several song with Christopher Cross

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