Luther Vandross (I) (1951–2005)

Soundtrack | Music Department | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
The Goonies (1985) | Money Train (1995) | The Heat (2013)
AWARDS 
8 wins & 12 nominations More »
AKA 
Listen My Brother | Luther and Janet
NICKNAME  
Ronnie
BORN 
Apr 20, 1951 (died Jul 1, 2005)
HEIGHT 
6' 2½" (1.89m)

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Past Film & Video (32 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Barbershop: The Next CutBarbershop: The Next Cut Performer ("Never Too Much"), Writer ("Never Too Much")  Less 2016 $20MM $54MM / $55MM
  • Primary photo for Too LateToo Late Writer ("You're My Choice Tonight (Choose Me)")  Less 2015 $60K / —
  • Primary photo for The HeatThe Heat Performer ("Dance with My Father"), Writer ("Dance with My Father")  Less 2013 $43MM $160MM / $230MM
  • Primary photo for Think Like a ManThink Like a Man Performer ("Never Too Much"), Writer ("Never Too Much")  Less 2012 $12MM $92MM / $96MM
  • Primary photo for Christmas in LoveChristmas in Love Performer ("This is Christmas"), Writer ("This is Christmas")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Luther Vandross: From Luther with Love - The VideosLuther Vandross: From Luther with Love - The Videos (Video) Himself, Composer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Barbershop 2: Back in BusinessBarbershop 2: Back in Business Performer ("Never"), Writer ("Never")  Less 2004 $18MM $65MM / $66MM
  • Primary photo for Angie Stone Feat. Alicia Keys and Eve: Brotha Part IIAngie Stone Feat. Alicia Keys and Eve: Brotha Part II (Video) Actor  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Will Smith Feat. Jada Pinkett Smith: 1000 KissesWill Smith Feat. Jada Pinkett Smith: 1000 Kisses (Video) Composer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Angie Stone: BrothaAngie Stone: Brotha (Video) Actor  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for GlitterGlitter Performer ("Never Too Much"), Writer ("Never Too Much")  Less 2001 $22MM $4.3MM / $5.3MM
  • Primary photo for Dr. Dolittle 2Dr. Dolittle 2 Performer ("Take You Out", "If I Was The One")  Less 2001 $70MM $113MM / $176MM
  • Primary photo for Black & WhiteBlack & White Performer ("Hold Your Head"), Writer ("Hold Your Head")  Less 1999 $12MM $5.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for The WoodThe Wood Performer ("If This World Were Mine")  Less 1999 $6MM $25MM / —
  • Primary photo for Money TrainMoney Train Performer ("The Thrill I'm In")  Less 1995 $68MM $35MM / $77MM
  • Primary photo for The Cannon & Ball Gospel ShowThe Cannon & Ball Gospel Show (Video) Writer ("The Power of Love")  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey: Endless Love - Live VersionLuther Vandross & Mariah Carey: Endless Love - Live Version (Video) Actor  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey: Endless Love - Studio VersionLuther Vandross & Mariah Carey: Endless Love - Studio Version (Video) Actor  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Meteor ManThe Meteor Man Jamison  Less 1993 $30MM $8MM / —
  • Primary photo for HeroHero Performer ("Heart of a Hero" (1992)), Producer ("Heart of a Hero" (1992)), Writer ("Heart of a Hero" (1992))  Less 1992 $42MM $20MM / $67MM
  • Primary photo for Mo' MoneyMo' Money Performer ("The Best Things in Life Are Free")  Less 1992 $15MM $40MM / —
  • Primary photo for Luther Vandross: Power of Love/Love PowerLuther Vandross: Power of Love/Love Power (Video) Actor, Composer  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Voices That Care: Voices That CareVoices That Care: Voices That Care (Video) Actor  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for House PartyHouse Party Performer ("Bad Boy / Having a Party"), Writer ("Bad Boy / Having a Party")  Less 1990 $2.5MM $26MM / —
  • Primary photo for Made in HeavenMade in Heaven Performer ("There's Only You"), Producer ("There's Only You"), Writer ("There's Only You")  Less 1987 $13MM $4.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Ruthless PeopleRuthless People Performer ("Give Me The Reason"), Writer ("Give Me The Reason")  Less 1986 $72MM / —
  • Primary photo for The GooniesThe Goonies Singer (uncredited), Performer ("She's So Good to Me"), Producer ("She's So Good to Me"), Writer ("She's So Good to Me")  Less 1985 $19MM $62MM / —
  • Primary photo for Choose MeChoose Me Producer ("Choose Me (You're My Choice Tonight)"), Writer ("Choose Me (You're My Choice Tonight)")  Less 1984 $700K $2.5MM / $2.6MM
  • Primary photo for Bustin' LooseBustin' Loose Performer ("Just When I Needed You"), Writer ("You Stopped Loving Me")  Less 1981 $31MM / —
  • Primary photo for Luther Vandross: Never Too MuchLuther Vandross: Never Too Much (Video) Himself, Performer ("Never Too Much"), Writer ("Never Too Much")  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for SunnysideSunnyside Soundtrack ("I Gotta Have Your Body")  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The WizThe Wiz The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice) (uncredited), Writer ("Everybody Rejoice/A Brand New Day")  Less 1978 $24MM $21MM / —
Past Television (37 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Superstar DuetsSuperstar Duets (TV Series) Writer ("Dance with My Father") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Ghost Singer (Oct 29, 2016) Writer ("Dance with My Father")  Less
  • Primary photo for The X FactorThe X Factor (TV Series) Writer ("Dance with My Father") (3 episodes, 2004), Writer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2004–2015 4
    • Live Show 1 (Oct 31, 2015) Writer ("Dance with My Father")  Less
    • Auditions 5 (Sep 18, 2010) Writer ("Never Too Much") (uncredited)  Less
    • Auditions 4 (Sep 10, 2005) Writer ("Dance with My Father")  Less
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  • Primary photo for WhitneyWhitney (TV Movie) Performer ("Never Too Much"), Writer ("Never Too Much")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Performer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 2014), Writer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Treehouse of Horror XXV (Oct 19, 2014) Performer ("Never Too Much") (uncredited), Writer ("Never Too Much") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2014), Writer ("Dance with My Father") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Most Memorable Year (Oct 6, 2014) Soundtrack ("Dance with My Father"), Writer ("Dance with My Father")  Less
  • Primary photo for Strictly Come DancingStrictly Come Dancing (TV Series) Performer ("When I Need You") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Week 1: Show 1 (Sep 27, 2013) Performer ("When I Need You") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The X Factor PhilippinesThe X Factor Philippines (TV Series) Writer ("Dance with My Father") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The Search for a SuperstarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV Series) Writer ("Dance with My Father") (2 episodes, 2005), Soundtrack (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005–2012 4
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  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Writer ("Dance with My Father") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Episode #19.141 (May 6, 2011) Writer ("Dance with My Father") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can DanceSo You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) Writer ("Brand New Day") (2 episodes, 2009), Performer ("Dance With My Father") (1 episode, 2008), Writer ("Dance With My Father") (1 episode, 2008), Performer ("Take You Out") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005–2009 4
    • Finale: Winner Announced (Aug 6, 2009) Writer ("Brand New Day")  Less
    • Two of 14 Voted Off (Jul 2, 2009) Writer ("Brand New Day")  Less
    • The Top 10 Perform (Jul 16, 2008) Performer ("Dance With My Father"), Writer ("Dance With My Father")  Less
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  • Primary photo for SkinsSkins (TV Series) Performer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 2008), Writer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Chris (Mar 10, 2008) Performer ("Never Too Much") (uncredited), Writer ("Never Too Much") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for IdolsIdols (TV Series) Writer ("Dance with My Father") (2 episodes, 2005), Writer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005–2007 3
    • Top 3: Choices (Dec 2, 2007) Writer ("Dance with My Father")  Less
    • Top 5: My Idols (Nov 13, 2005) Writer ("Never Too Much")  Less
    • Top 24: Group 1 (Aug 28, 2005) Writer ("Dance with My Father")  Less
  • Primary photo for Orange PlaylistOrange Playlist (TV Series) Performer ("Dance with My Father") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Ricky Hatton (Jun 21, 2007) Performer ("Dance with My Father") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for IdolsIdols (TV Series) Writer ("Dance with My Father") (1 episode, 2007), Writer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 2
  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Writer ("A Brand New Day/Everybody Rejoice") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Barely Legal (Dec 17, 2006) Writer ("A Brand New Day/Everybody Rejoice") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Everybody Hates ChrisEverybody Hates Chris (TV Series) Performer ("A House Is Not a Home") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2004), Performer ("Buy Me A Rose") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
    • Episode dated 6 May 2004 (May 6, 2004) Himself - Guest, Performer ("Buy Me A Rose")  Less
  • Primary photo for New Zealand IdolNew Zealand Idol (TV Series) Writer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for CelebridadeCelebridade (TV Series) Performer ("The Closer I Get to You") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Reggie (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for The PJsThe PJs (TV Series) Writer ("Never too Much") (1 episode, 2000), Performer ("Never too Much") (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
    • Robbin' HUD (Aug 1, 2000) Performer ("Never too Much"), Writer ("Never too Much")  Less
  • Primary photo for Spice Girls: Live in Your Living RoomSpice Girls: Live in Your Living Room (TV Special) Performer ("Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now")  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Stars in Their EyesStars in Their Eyes (TV Series) Writer ("So Amazing") (1 episode, 1993), Writer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1993–1998 2
    • Episode #9.2 (Mar 28, 1998) Writer ("Never Too Much")  Less
    • Episode #4.9 (Jul 17, 1993) Writer ("So Amazing")  Less
  • Primary photo for Beverly Hills, 90210Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) Luther Vandross (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest (2 episodes, 1994), Performer ("Always and Forever") (1 episode, 1995), Performer ("Love the One You're With") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994–1995 2
    • Episode dated 2 February 1995 (Feb 2, 1995) Himself - Musical Guest, Performer ("Always and Forever")  Less
    • Episode dated 24 November 1994 (Nov 24, 1994) Himself - Musical Guest, Performer ("Love the One You're With")  Less
  • Primary photo for In Living ColorIn Living Color (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Eureeka's CastleEureeka's Castle (TV Series) Grand Wizard (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for Voices That CareVoices That Care (TV Short) Himself - Lead Vocals, Performer ("Voices That Care")  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for In the Heat of the NightIn the Heat of the Night (TV Series) Performer ("Here And Now") (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
    • A Loss of Innocence (Feb 20, 1990) Performer ("Here And Now") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Finder of Lost LovesFinder of Lost Loves (TV Series) Theme Sung By (22 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984–1985 22
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  • Primary photo for Zack of All TradesZack of All Trades (TV Series) Zach  Less 1984–1985
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 1982), Performer ("Never Too Much", "House Is Not A Home") (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
    • Bruce Dern/Luther Vandross (Feb 20, 1982) Himself - Musical Guest, Performer ("Never Too Much", "House Is Not A Home") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Emu's WorldEmu's World (TV Series) Writer ("Everybody Rejoice/A Brand New Day") (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
    • Episode #2.6 (Nov 24, 1982) Writer ("Everybody Rejoice/A Brand New Day") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for WKRP in CincinnatiWKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) Performer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 1982), Writer ("Never Too Much") (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
    • Fire (Mar 17, 1982) Performer ("Never Too Much"), Writer ("Never Too Much")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Magic of David Copperfield III: Levitating FerrariThe Magic of David Copperfield III: Levitating Ferrari (TV Special) Writer ("A Brand New Day")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Writer ("A Brand New Day") (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 1
    • Episode #16.10 (Jan 14, 1977) Writer ("A Brand New Day")  Less
  • Primary photo for Sesame StreetSesame Street (TV Series) Listen My Brother (1 episode, 1969), Performer ("You've got to learn something") (1 episode, 1969), Himself (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 2
    • Episode #1.2 (Nov 11, 1969) Himself (as Listen My Brother), Performer ("You've got to learn something") (uncredited)  Less
    • Pilot (Jul 21, 1969) Listen My Brother  Less
Self (95 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (5 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The NinetiesThe Nineties (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90sPeter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (as Luther and Janet)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for 20 Feet from Stardom20 Feet from Stardom Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2013 $1MM $4.9MM / $5.9MM
  • Primary photo for David Bowie: Five YearsDavid Bowie: Five Years Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Top of the Pops 2Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1994)  Less 1994–2003
Other (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto IVGrand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) Soundtrack ("Fascination") (uncredited)  Less 2008 $100MM
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasGrand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) Writer ("Somebody Up There Likes Me") (uncredited)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityGrand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) Soundtrack ("Never Too Much") (uncredited), Writer ("Never Too Much") (uncredited)  Less 2002

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