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Considered to be one of the greatest minds in music and television history, Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. was born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Sarah Frances (Wells), a bank executive, and Quincy Delight Jones, Sr., a carpenter. Jones found his love for music while he was enrolled in grade school at Seattle's Garfield High ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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The Color Purple Producer
(1985)
In the Heat of the Night Music Department
(1967)
The Getaway Composer
(1972)
(2014)

Filmography

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  The Color Purple (producer) (announced)
 2017 Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 Keep on Keepin' On (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 Warrior (Video short) (executive producer)
 2010 Artists for Haiti: We Are the World 25 for Haiti (Video documentary short) (producer)
 1997-2009 MADtv (TV Series) (executive producer - 215 episodes)
- Episode #14.17 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #14.16 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #14.15 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #14.14 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #14.13 (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2008 The 50th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 2007 Star Camp (TV Series) (executive producer - 2007)
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2003 Michael Jackson: Number Ones (Video documentary) (producer - segment "Bad")
 2003 Vacuums (executive producer)
 2002 Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Express Yourself (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Let's Get It On (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Can I Get a Witness (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Pursuing the Dream (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Keep on Pushin' (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000 The Smokers (executive producer)
 1999 America's Millennium (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1995-1999 In the House (TV Series) (executive producer - 76 episodes)
- Out the House (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Guest Dad (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Cornbread, Marion and Me (1999) ... (executive producer)
- How Nana Got Her Groove Back (1999) ... (executive producer)
- There's Something About Tiffany (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1999 Passing Glory (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997-1998 Vibe (TV Series) (executive producer - 28 episodes)
- Episode dated 17 April 1998 (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 12 December 1997 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 11 December 1997 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 10 December 1997 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 9 December 1997 (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1997 Steel (producer)
 1990-1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) (executive producer - 148 episodes)
- I, Done: Part 2 (1996) ... (executive producer)
- I, Done: Part 1 (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Eye, Tooth (1996) ... (executive producer)
- I, Stank Hole in One (1996) ... (executive producer)
- I, Stank Horse (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1996 The 68th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1995 Quincy Jones: You Put a Move on My Heart (Video short) (producer)
 1995 Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (Video) (producer - segment "Bad")
 1995 The History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Up from the Underground (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Punk (1995) ... (executive producer)
- The '70s: Have a Nice Decade (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Guitar Heroes (1995) ... (executive producer)
- My Generation (1995) ... (executive producer)
 1994 On Trial (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1993 Celebration of a Life: Steven J. Ross Chairman of Time Warner (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1993 A Cool Like That Christmas (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1993 Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux (Video) (executive producer)
 1991 The Jesse Jackson Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Homefront (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Stalingrad (producer)
 1990 Quincy Jones: Back on the Block (Video short) (producer)
 1989 Livin' Large (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1988 Heart and Soul (TV Movie) (co-executive producer)
 1987 Michael Jackson: Bad (Video short) (producer)
 1985 Frank Sinatra: Portrait of an Album (Video) (executive producer)
 1985 The Color Purple (producer)
 1985 USA for Africa: We Are the World (Video short) (producer)
 1973 Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (TV Special) (producer)
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Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (17 credits)
Show Show Self (306 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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Other Works:

Book (w/Bill Gibson): "Q on Producing: The Soul and Science of Mastering Music and Work". Wisconsin: Hal Leonard. ISBN 1423459768 See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Frank Sinatra took me to a whole new planet. I worked with him until he passed away in '98. He left me his ring. I never take it off. Now, when I go to Sicily, I don't need a passport. I just flash my ring. See more »

Trivia:

He appeared in, conducted, produced, and directed the music video for the song "We Are The World". See more »

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