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James Ingram

Biography

Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer and maker whose profession spanned a lot more than 4 years. He released such #1 singles as “Baby, Arrive if you ask me.” He is at the music group Revelation Funk. Through the early 1980s, he performed with Quincy Jones. He collaborated with Anita Baker and additional acclaimed music artists and performers. He wedded Debra Robinson. He had written “Appear What Love DID,” a music that was presented inside a Danny Devito film entitled Junior.

Quick Facts


Full Name James Ingram
Date Of Birth February 16, 1956
Place Of Birth Akron, OH
Profession R&B Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Debra Robinson
Parents Henry Ingram Sr., Alistine Wilson Ingram
Siblings Phillip Ingram
Awards Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Group, Band or Duo, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Male
Movies Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Michael McDonald: A Gathering of Friends, Howard Hewett: Intimate: Greatest Hits Live, Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Appears on camera with his band, Revelation Funk, playing keyboards and singing "Time on the Side" in the 1975 cult blaxploitation film Dolemite (1975).
2Brother of singer Phillip Ingram, formerly of the groups Switch and Deco.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An American Tail1986performer: "Somewhere Out There"
Wildcats1986performer: "Hard To Say"
The Color Purple1985writer: "Don't Make Me No Never Mind Slow Drag"
Key Exchange1985performer: "ONE HUNDRED WAYS"
Out of Control1985performer: "There's No Easy Way"
The Slugger's Wife1985performer: "PARTY ANIMAL" / writer: "PARTY ANIMAL"
Fast Forward1985writer: "Breakin' Out"
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited
The Making of 'Thriller'1983Video documentary writer: "P.Y.T. Pretty Young Thing"
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV Special performer: "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"
Best Friends1982performer: "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?", "Think About Love"
The Voice2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Duets2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011Documentary writer: "P.Y.T. Pretty Young Thing" - as James E. Ingram
American Dad!2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parenthood2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Idols2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Medium2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Australia2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Singing Bee2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: NY2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die furchtlosen Vier1997performer: "Never Been Better", "Hand in Hand", "What Can Go Wrong", "Mix Max - Song", "Song of Freedom", "Don't You Worry"
Cats Don't Dance1997performer: "Our Time Has Come"
New York Undercover1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special1995TV Special writer: "Look What Love Has Done"
Stars in Their Eyes1995TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Forget Paris1995performer: "When You Love Someone"
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV Special writer: "Look What Love Has Done"
Junior1994writer: "LOOK WHAT LOVE HAS DONE"
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV Special performer: "The Day I Fall In Love" / writer: "The Day I Fall In Love"
Beethoven's 2nd1993performer: "The Day I Fall in Love" / writer: "The Day I Fall in Love"
Made in America1993writer: "Colors of Love"
Sarafina!1992performer: "One More Time"
Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas1991Video performer: "The Brightest Star"
City Slickers1991performer: "WHERE DID MY HEART GO?" 1991 / producer: "WHERE DID MY HEART GO?" 1991
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV Special performer: "After All"
Beverly Hills Cop II1987performer: "Better Way"
Shades of Love: Lilac Dream1987Video performer: "Baby, Come to Me"
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV Special performer: "Somewhere Out There"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
End of the Road2017filmingFitness Student
Die furchtlosen Vier1997Buster (English version, voice)
An American Tail1986The 2nd Balladeer (voice, uncredited)
Dolemite1975Keyboard Player for Revelation Funk (uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An American Tail1986singer - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suburgatory2012TV SeriesHimself
19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself - Performer
TV One on One2005-2011TV SeriesHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie2010TV MovieHimself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHimself
The Spirit of Christmas2008TV MovieHimself
An Evening with Quincy Jones2008TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Duets2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors2005TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest2005TV MovieHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones2005TV MovieHimself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Capitol Fourth2003TV MovieHimself - Performer
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself - Performer
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2001TV SpecialHimself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration2001TV Special documentaryHimself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade1999TV Special
Martin Luther King Special One Day1998TV MovieHimself
Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesHimself
We Are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute1995TV Special
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-1995TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
In a New Light '941994TV SpecialHimself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Performer: The Day I Fall in Love and Co-Nominated: Best Original Song
1993 Essence Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration1993TV MovieHimself
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHimself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music1991TV Special documentaryHimself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Big Break1990TV SeriesHimself
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHimself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Performer: 'After All'
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Soul Train1982-1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1989TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Solid Gold1984-1988TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
New American Bandstand 19651981-1986TV SeriesHimself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHimself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1985TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 10th Annual American Music Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
SCTV Network1981TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the YearAn American Tail (1986)· James Horner (music)
· Barry Mann (music)
· Cynthia Weil (lyrics)
· Linda Ronstadt (performed)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongJunior (1994)· Carole Bayer Sager
· James Newton Howard
· Patty Smyth
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureJunior (1994)· Carole Bayer Sager
· James Newton Howard
· Patty Smyth
1995GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionBeethoven's 2nd (1993)· Carole Bayer Sager
· Clif Magness
1994OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongBeethoven's 2nd (1993)· Carole Bayer Sager
· Clif Magness
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureBeethoven's 2nd (1993)· Carole Bayer Sager
· Clif Magness
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsAn American Tail (1986)· Linda Ronstadt
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsAn American Tail (1986)· Linda Ronstadt


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