Fred Wesley

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Fred Wesley was born on July 4, 1943 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. See full bio »

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Undercover Brother Soundtrack
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 2019 Shaft (writer: "They Want EFX")
 2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (writer: "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul (Remix)")
 2018 Bumblebee (writer: "The Payback")
 2018 Mid90s (writer: "Mistadobalina")
 2018 Luke Cage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- They Reminisce Over You (2018) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Julie Bowen/Justin Hartley/Dov Davidoff (2018) ... (writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess" - uncredited)
 2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Mack (2018) ... (writer: "The Payback")
 2017 I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Coming Out (2017) ... (writer: "The Boss" - uncredited)
 2017 I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (2017) ... (writer: "My Lovin'" - uncredited)
 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (2017) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)")
 2017 Girlboss (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vintage Fashion Forum (2017) ... (writer: "Get on the Good Foot" - uncredited)
 2016 Scream Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Handidates (2016) ... (writer: "Pump It Up" - uncredited)
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Gemma Bissix (2016) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" - uncredited)
- Tamara Beckwith (2016) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" - uncredited)
 2016 I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary) (writer: "People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul")
 2016 Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Boss" - uncredited)
 2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut (writer: "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul")
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2016) ... (performer: "Damn Right I Am Somebody") / (writer: "Damn Right I Am Somebody")
 2016 The Pickle Recipe (music: "TWEET TWEET", "MOSKOWITZ REMIX")
 2016 The Blacklist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Director (No. 24): Conclusion (2016) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2015 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Good Morning Orlando (2015) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
 2014 Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (Documentary) (writer: "The Payback", "Get On The Good Foot", "Get Down")
 2014 Get on Up (writer: "The Payback")
 2014 Howard Stern Birthday Bash (Video) (writer: "Hot Pants")
 2014 Teen Titans Go! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Waffles (2014) ... (writer: "Take It To Da House")
 2013 The Rocket (writer: "Get on the Good Foot")
 2013 Identity Thief (writer: "The Payback")
 2012 The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul" - as Fred A. Wesley Jr.)
 2012 Django Unchained (writer: "Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)")
 2012 The Filthy Frank Show (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ask Filthy Frank #4 (Killing Babies and Power Rangers) (2012) ... (writer: "The Payback")
 2010 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Local Hero/Overboard (2010) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2010 The Joe Rogan Experience (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joey Diaz & Eddie Bravo (2010) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Monaco Grand Prix: Highlights (2010) ... (writer: "Hot Pants...I'm Coming I'm Coming" - uncredited)
- The Monaco Grand Prix (2010) ... (writer: "Hot Pants...I'm Coming I'm Coming" - uncredited)
 2010 The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool (2010) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round 1 (2008) ... (performer: "Doing It To Death")
 2008 Soul Power (Documentary) (performer: "Same Beat") / (writer: "I'll Never Let You Break My Heart Again", "Payback")
 2008 Seuls Two (writer: "People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul")
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Camdenites: Part 1 (2008) ... (writer: "Get On the Good Foot" - uncredited)
 2008 The Wackness (writer: "Can't You See")
 2007 Mr. Untouchable (Documentary) (performer: "You Can Have Watergate, Just Gimme Some Bucks and I'll Be Straight") / (writer: "The Payback", "Get Down")
 2007 Are We Done Yet? (writer: "The Payback", "Take It to da House")
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (writer: "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul")
 2007 Pride (writer: "THE PAYBACK")
 2006 Star Stories (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wife's Life (2006) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2006 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #9 - Bigband (2006) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)")
 2005 Sunday Driver (Documentary) (performer: "Damn Right I Am Somebody") / (writer: "Damn Right I Am Somebody")
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes (writer: "Hot Pants")
 2005 Guess Who (writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess" (1974))
 2005 Be Cool (writer: "The Boss")
 2005 Black in the 80s (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Color TV (2005) ... (writer: "They Want EFX" - as F. Wesley)
 2004 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Moral Midgetry (2004) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (writer: "Hot Pants", "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (writer: "Dunkie Butt" - as Fred Wesley Jr.)
 2004/I Twisted ("Papa Don't Take No Mess")
 2004 The Woodsman (writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess Pt. 1" (1991))
 2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.14 (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
 2003 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 10 Results Show (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
- Top 10 Performance Show: Australian #1's (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
 2003 The Real Cancun (Documentary) (writer: "Take It To Da House")
 2002 Beat the Devil (Short) (writer: "The Payback")
 2002 Barbershop (writer: "Blind Man Can See It" - as Wesley)
 2002 Poolhall Junkies (writer: "Payback")
 2002 Undercover Brother (performer: "Undercova Funk (We Got The Funk)")
 2001 How High (writer: "The Payback")
 2001 Bones (writer: "Revenge of Jimmy Bones")
 2001 Osmosis Jones (writer: "Take it to Da House" - as F. Wesley)
 2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen? (writer: "The Boss" - as Fred Wesley Jr.)
 2000 Snatch (writer: "Hot Pants (I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming)")
 2000 The Crew (writer: "The Boss")
 2000 The Original Kings of Comedy (Documentary) (performer: "Doing it to Death")
 2000 Space Cowboys (performer: "Last Night")
 2000 Boiler Room (writer: "Funky Child")
 1998 Janet: The Velvet Rope (TV Special documentary) (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes" - uncredited)
 1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (writer: "The Boss", "The Payback")
 1997 How to Be a Player (writer: "The Payback")
 1997 Love Jones (writer: "Blues and Pants")
 1996 Get on the Bus (writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess")
 1996 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.11 (1996) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
 1996 When We Were Kings (Documentary) ("Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud")
 1995 Dead Presidents (writer: "The Payback")
 1995 Dangerous Minds (performer: "FOUR PLAY" (SAMPLE))
 1995 Michael Jackson's Scream: HIStory in the Making - An MTV News Special (TV Short documentary) (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes" - uncredited)
 1995 Martin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All the Players Came (1995) ... (writer: "Blind Man Can See It", "The Boss")
 1994 Sister, Sister (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hair Today (1994) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)")
 1993 Ghost in the Machine (writer: "Mind Power")
 1993 Sugar Hill (writer: "Money")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- For Better or Verse (1993) ... (writer: "They Want EFX")
 1992-1993 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 6 May 1993 (1993) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
- Episode #29.20 (1992) ... (writer: "My Lovin'")
 1993 Who's the Man? (writer: "You Don't Have to Worry" - as Wesley)
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series) ("Keep It Goin'")
 1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Movie) (writer: "THE PAYBACK")
 1990 The Return of Superfly ("Somethin' Like Dis")
 1988 Torch Song Trilogy (writer: "Hot Pants")
 1975 Shui lian yi (writer: "Make it Good to Yourself")
 1973 Black Caesar (writer: "Mama's Dead", "Boss", "Blind Man Can See It", "Sportin' Life", "Dirty Harri", "Make It Good to Yourself", "Mama Feelgood", "White Lightning (I Mean Moonshine)", "Chase", "Like It Is, Like It Was")
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