Regarded by many to end up being the Godfather of Rhythm and Blues, Otis was an R&B singer, composer, and musician who documented the #1 strike “Willie as well as the Hand Jive” in 1958. He started playing music when he was an adolescent, acquiring a couple of drums. His initial music group was the Western world Oakland Houserockers. He previously his very own radio present in Berkeley, California. He wedded his wife Phyllis in 1941. He was the daddy of Shuggie Otis.
|1||Otis's younger brother, Nicholas Veliotes, was the American Ambassador to Jordan (1978-1981) and to Egypt (1984-1986).|
|2||Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 (under the category Non-Performer).|
|3||Father of blues artist/composer, Shuggie Otis.|
|Aquarius||2015||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|WPC 56||2015||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Dallas Buyers Club||2013||writer: "Purple", "Sweet Thang"|
|Magic City||TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012|
|Call the Midwife||2012||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Married Life||2007||writer: "All Nite Long"|
|I Build the Tower||2006||Documentary performer: "Harlem Nocturne"|
|Crossing Jordan||2003||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Dahmer||2002||writer: "Every Beat of My Heart"|
|Telling Lies in America||1997||writer: "Willie and the Hand Jive"|
|Primal Fear||1996||performer: "Don't Deceive Me Please Don't Go"|
|The Shawshank Redemption||1994||"Willie and The Hand Jive"|
|Milk Money||1994||"Willie And The Hand Jive"|
|Little Big League||1994||writer: "WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE"|
|Sister Act||1992||writer: "Roll With Me Henry"|
|The Delinquents||1989||writer: "Roll With Me Henry" - as Otis|
|Heart of Dixie||1989||writer: "Willie and the Hand Jive"|
|Last Exit to Brooklyn||1989||performer: "Because I Love My Baby So", "Harlem Nocturne", "Love Will Break Your Heart for You" / writer: "Because I Love My Baby So", "Love Will Break Your Heart for You"|
|Back to the Future||1985||writer: "THE WALLFLOWER DANCE WITH ME HENRY" 1955|
|Get Crazy||1983||performer: "Harlem Nocturne"|
|The Bay City Rollers Meet the Saturday Superstars||1978||TV Movie writer: "Willie and the Hand Jive"|
|American Hot Wax||1978||performer: "Willie and the Hand Jive" / writer: "Willie and the Hand Jive"|
|Play Misty for Me||1971||performer: "Willie and the Hand Jive" - uncredited / writer: "Willie and the Hand Jive" - uncredited|
|Shindig!||1964-1965||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|Juke Box Rhythm||1959||performer: "Willie and the Hand Jive" - uncredited / writer: "Willie and the Hand Jive" - uncredited|
|The Big Record||1957||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Dance with Me, Henry||1956||lyrics: "Dance With Me, Henry" / music: "Dance With Me, Henry"|
|Billy Jack||1971||Other Ways Demolition Squad Student|
|Juke Box Rhythm||1959||Johnny Otis|
|The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony||2012||TV Movie in memoriam|
|I Build the Tower||2006||Documentary and thanks to|
|Play Misty for Me||1971||Himself (uncredited)|
|The Johnny Otis Show||1954||TV Series||Himself / Host|
|My Music: 50s & 60s Rock Rewind||2014||TV Movie||Himself|
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