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Jam Master Jay

Biography

Given birth to Jason Mizell, he was referred to as the DJ and maker from the influential 1980s hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. He found his 1st musical instrumental, a trumpet, at age group three. He was murdered in a fresh York recording studio room in 2002. He fathered three sons with wife Terri Corley-Mizell. He was the longtime partner of Joseph Simmons in Run-D.M.C..

Quick Facts


Full Name Jam Master Jay
Date Of Birth January 21, 1965
Died October 30, 2002, Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Profession Music Producer
Nationality American
Spouse Terri Corley
Children DJ Jam Master J'Son, T.J. Mizell, Jesse Mizell, Tyra Myricks
Parents Connie Mizell-Perry
Siblings Bonita Jones, Marvin Thompson
Music Groups Run-D.M.C.
Movies L.A. D.J., Tougher Than Leather, Graffiti Rock, Rapmania: The Roots of Rap, Run DMC: Forever Kings, Through the Years of Hip-Hop: Vol. 1: Graffiti, MTV 20: Jams, Hip Hop Time Capsule: The Best of RETV: 1994, Run DMC: Live at Montreux 2001, 5 Sides of a Coin, Hoodz: DVD Magazine: Vol. 1, Breaking Out: The Alcatraz Concert, Chuck D's Hip Hop Hall of Fame, Run-DMC: Greatest Hits
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1His sons' Jason Mizell Jr. (DJ Jam Master J'Son) and T.J. Mizell (DJ Dasmatic) are both professional Disc Jockeys. They perform with Run D.M.C. as disc jockeys whenever Rev Run and Dmc performs shows. Each of his sons have performed at venues around the world, and made several television appearances on various television networks.
2Played bass and drums in several garage bands prior to joining Run-D.M.C.; on all of their albums from Raising Hell on, he played keyboards, bass, and live drums in addition to his turntable work.
3Former owner of JMJ Records, former label of the hip-hop groups Onyx and The Afros.
4Was DJ for the hip-hop group Run-D.M.C.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
How to Be Single2016writer: "Christmas In Hollis"
Mike & Mike2013-2015TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sounds of the 80s2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Night Before2015/IIwriter: "Christmas in Hollis"
Straight Outta Compton2015writer: "Jam-Master Jay"
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dope2015writer: "Slam" - as Jason William Mizell
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Brooklyn Nine-NineTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Turbo2013writer: "It's Tricky"
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jack and Jill2011/Iwriter: "It's Tricky"
Angel Camouflaged2010writer: "It's Tricky"
Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour2010Video documentary writer: "Into the Groove"
The Bounty Hunter2010/Iwriter: "It's Tricky"
Chuck2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Longest Yard2005"Oh"
Friday Night Lights2004writer: "It's Tricky"
White Chicks2004writer: "It's Tricky"
Malibu's Most Wanted2003writer: "It's Tricky"
The Hot Chick2002writer: "It's Tricky" - as Jason William Mizell
How High2001producer: "Slam" - as Jam Master Jay
100 Greatest Number One Singles2001TV Special documentary writer: "It's Like That"
Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-20002000Video writer: "Rock Box", "King of Rock", "Down With the King", "Pause", "Walk This Way"
Road Trip2000writer: "It's Tricky"
Skate and Destroy1999Video Game producer: "King of Rock"
Dogma1999writer: "Run's House" - as J. Mizell
Can't Hardly Wait1998writer: "It's Tricky"
Half Baked1998writer: "You Be Illin'" - as Jason Williams Mizell
Chasing Amy1997writer: "Run's House" 1988 - as J. Mizell
ECW Hardcore Heaven 19941994Video producer: "Slam" - uncredited
Judgment Night1993writer: "Me, Myself & My Microphone" - as Jason "JMJ" Mizell
Strapped1993TV Movie writer: "Pledge of Allegiance", "Nigga Bridges"
Laws of Gravity1992writer: "Christmas in Hollis"
Livin' Large!1991writer: "Love Me"
In Living Color1990TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Die Hard1988writer: "Christmas in Hollis"
Less Than Zero1987lyrics: "Christmas In Hollis" - as J. Mizell / music: "Christmas In Hollis" - as J. Mizell

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death of a Dynasty2003Old School Rapper #1 (as Jam Master Jay)
Who's the Man?1993Detective (as Jay)
WWF Challenge1989TV SeriesJam Master Jay
Tougher Than Leather1988Jason 'Jam Master Jay' Mizell
Reading Rainbow1986TV SeriesJam Master Jay

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-20002000Video
Reading Rainbow1986TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A House Is Not a Home2015in memory of
Amplitude2003Video Game special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Run-D.M.C. and Jam Master Jay: The Last Interview2002TV Short documentaryHimself
Kurupt: G-TV2002VideoHimself
Through the Years of Hip Hop, Vol. 1: Graffiti2002Video documentaryHimself (segment "Rock Box")
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Run-DMC)
MTV 20: Jams2001VideoHimself (segment "Walk This Way") (as Run-DMC)
Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-20002000VideoHimself (as Run-DMC)
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself (as Run-DMC)
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
The Voice of a Nation1993Video documentary
Soul Train1986-1993TV Series documentaryHimself
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Ben Stiller Show1992TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Run-DMC)
The Howard Stern Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Run DMC)
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
WrestleMania V1989TV SpecialJam Master Jay
Yo! MTV Raps1988TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself (as Run-DMC)
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Motown Merry Christmas1987TV MovieHimself
Showtime at the Apollo1987TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987TV SeriesHimself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Run-DMC: The Video1987Video shortHimself
The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Big Fun in the Big Town1986TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Jay)
Krush Groove1985Himself (Run-D.M.C.)
MTV Video Music Awards 19851985TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Run-DMC)
New American Bandstand 19651985TV SeriesHimself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Graffiti Rock1984TV MovieHimself (as Run-D.M.C.)
Impact: Songs That Changed the World2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
L.A. D.J.2004Himself (as Jason 'Jam Master Jay' Mizell)
Run DMC: Forever Kings2004Video documentaryHimself
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics2003VideoHimself (segment "Walk This Way") (as Run-DMC)
50 Cent: The New Breed2003Video documentaryHimself (segment "The New Breed") (as Jam Master Jay)
American Rap Stars2002Video documentaryHimself (as Jamaster J)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Onyx: 15 Years of Videos, History & Violence2008Video documentaryHimself (video "Slam")
20 Most Shocking Unsolved Crimes2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Murder Victim
DMC: My Adoption Journey2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
RIP 20022002TV Movie documentaryHimself

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