Harry James (I) (1916–1983)

Soundtrack | Actor | Music Department
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KNOWN FOR 
The Matrix (1999) | The Game (1997) | Matrix Revolutions (2003)
BORN 
Mar 15, 1916 (died Jul 5, 1983)

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Past Film & Video (52 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Manchester by the SeaManchester by the Sea Writer ("I'm Beginning To See The Light")  Less 2016 $8.5MM $48MM / $41MM
  • Primary photo for Coco Chanel & Igor StravinskyCoco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Performer ("You Made Me Love You")  Less 2009 $1.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Rumor Has It...Rumor Has It... Writer ("I'm Beginning To See The Light")  Less 2005 $70MM $43MM / $89MM
  • Primary photo for Bully the KidBully the Kid (Short) Composer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The AviatorThe Aviator Writer ("Back Beat Boogie" (1939))  Less 2004 $110MM $103MM / $214MM
  • Primary photo for Mona Lisa SmileMona Lisa Smile Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light")  Less 2003 $65MM $64MM / $141MM
  • Primary photo for Matrix RevolutionsMatrix Revolutions Writer ("I'm Beginning To See the Light")  Less 2003 $150MM $139MM / $427MM
  • Primary photo for The Curse of the Jade ScorpionThe Curse of the Jade Scorpion Performer ("Flatbush Flanagan"), Writer ("Flatbush Flanagan")  Less 2001 $33MM $7.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for The YardsThe Yards Music ("I'm Beginning to See the Light" (1944))  Less 2000 $24MM $883K / —
  • Primary photo for Small Time CrooksSmall Time Crooks Performer ("Music Makers"), Writer ("Music Makers")  Less 2000 $25MM $17MM / —
  • Primary photo for My Dog SkipMy Dog Skip Musician (trumpet, "I'm Beginning to See the Light"), Performer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light"), Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light") (as H. James)  Less 2000 $6MM $34MM / —
  • Primary photo for The MatrixThe Matrix Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light")  Less 1999 $63MM $171MM / $464MM
  • Primary photo for The Life and Times of Hank GreenbergThe Life and Times of Hank Greenberg Writer ("Peckin'")  Less 1998 $1.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for The GameThe Game Writer ("Life Goes To A Party")  Less 1997 $50MM $48MM / $109MM
  • Primary photo for Addicted to LoveAddicted to Love Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light")  Less 1997 $35MM / —
  • Primary photo for SwingersSwingers Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light")  Less 1996 $200K $4.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Swing KidsSwing Kids Writer ("LIFE GOES TO A PARTY")  Less 1993 $5.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for FlirtingFlirting Performer ("Sleepy Lagoon")  Less 1991 $2.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Radio DaysRadio Days Performer ("The Flight of the Bumblebee" (1899-1900))  Less 1987 $16MM $15MM / —
  • Primary photo for Hannah and Her SistersHannah and Her Sisters Performer ("You Made Me Love You", "I've Heard That Song Before")  Less 1986 $6.4MM $40MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Sting IIThe Sting II Band Leader  Less 1983 $6.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Zoot SuitZoot Suit Writer ("Two O'Clock Jump") (uncredited)  Less 1981 $3.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Raging BullRaging Bull Music ("Two O'Clock Jump" (1939), "Flash" (1939)), Performer ("Two O'Clock Jump" (1939), "All or Nothing at All" (1940), "Flash" (1939))  Less 1980 $18MM $49K / —
  • Primary photo for The SteagleThe Steagle Performer ("It's Been a Long, Long Time")  Less 1971 $1.8MM
  • Primary photo for The Ladies ManThe Ladies Man Harry James, Music ("Bang Tail"), Performer ("Bang Tail")  Less 1961 $3.1MM
  • Primary photo for The Big BeatThe Big Beat Harry James  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Outlaw QueenOutlaw Queen Rick Mason  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for The Opposite SexThe Opposite Sex Harry James, Performer ("Young Man With a Horn") (uncredited)  Less 1956 $2.8MM $6MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Benny Goodman StoryThe Benny Goodman Story Harry James - Trumpeter at Carnegie Hall, Performer ("Shine", "Sing, Sing, Sing")  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for How to Marry a MillionaireHow to Marry a Millionaire Radio Trumpeter (uncredited)  Less 1953 $1.9MM — / $8MM
  • Primary photo for Harry James and His Music MakersHarry James and His Music Makers (Short) Himself, Soundtrack ("La Virgen de la Macarena (The Brave Bulls)")  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for The JackpotThe Jackpot Harry James (voice) (uncredited)  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for I'll Get ByI'll Get By Harry James  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for Young Man with a HornYoung Man with a Horn Musical Advisor, Musician (dubbed Kirk Douglas' trumpet playing), Performer ("Shadow Waltz", "The Very Thought of You", "Baby Face", "Get Happy", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Silent Night, Holy Night", "Ain't She Sweet", "The Blue Room", "Can't We Be Friends?", "Tea for Two", "The Man I Love", "'S Wonderful", "Limehouse Blues", "Someone to Watch Over Me") (uncredited)  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for On Our Merry WayOn Our Merry Way Harry James, Soundtrack ("You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby") (uncredited)  Less 1948
  • Primary photo for Carnegie HallCarnegie Hall Harry James, Soundtrack ("57th Street Rhapsody")  Less 1947
  • Primary photo for Home, Sweet HomicideHome, Sweet Homicide Music ("As If I Didn't Have Enough on My Mind") (uncredited)  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for If I'm LuckyIf I'm Lucky Earl Gordon, Performer ("Follow the Band", "If I'm Lucky", "Botocudo") (uncredited)  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Do You Love MeDo You Love Me Barry Clayton, Music ("AS IF I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH ON MY MIND", "Back Beat Boogie") (uncredited)  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Man from OklahomaMan from Oklahoma Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light") (uncredited)  Less 1945
  • Primary photo for Bathing BeautyBathing Beauty Harry James, Music ("Trumpet Blues and Cantabile" (1942), "Boogie Woogie" (uncredited)), Performer ("I'll Take the High Note" (1943) (uncredited), "Trumpet Blues and Cantabile" (1942), "Hora Staccato" (1906) (uncredited))  Less 1944 $2.4MM
  • Primary photo for Two Girls and a SailorTwo Girls and a Sailor Harry James, Writer ("Flash" (1939)) (uncredited)  Less 1944 $1.4MM
  • Primary photo for The Road to VictoryThe Road to Victory (Short) Harry James (uncredited)  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for The Shining FutureThe Shining Future (Short) Harry James (uncredited), Performer ("Sing, Sing. Sing") (uncredited)  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for Swing FeverSwing Fever Harry James (uncredited)  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for Best Foot ForwardBest Foot Forward Harry James, Writer ("Two O'Clock Jump" (1939))  Less 1943 $1.1MM
  • Primary photo for Springtime in the RockiesSpringtime in the Rockies Harry James, Writer ("Two O'Clock Jump")  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Private BuckarooPrivate Buckaroo Harry James, Musical Director  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for SyncopationSyncopation Harry James  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Too Many GirlsToo Many Girls Orchestra Leader (uncredited)  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for Hollywood HotelHollywood Hotel Benny Goodman Trumpeter (uncredited)  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for New Faces of 1937New Faces of 1937 Lyrics ("Peckin'" (1936)), Music ("Peckin'" (1936))  Less 1937
Past Television (21 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Emile Norman: By His Own DesignEmile Norman: By His Own Design (TV Movie) Performer ("My Buddy")  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The SopranosThe Sopranos (TV Series) Performer ("Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Remember When (Apr 22, 2007) Performer ("Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)")  Less
  • Primary photo for Cold CaseCold Case (TV Series) Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
    • Factory Girls (Oct 10, 2004) Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light")  Less
  • Primary photo for LivshungerLivshunger (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • Episode #1.6 (2002) Soundtrack ("YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Beatles AnthologyThe Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-series) Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light")  Less 1995– 
  • Primary photo for BaseballBaseball (TV Mini-series) Performer ("Dodgers' Fan Dance") (1 episode, 1994), Writer ("Dodgers' Fan Dance") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
    • Home (Sep 28, 1994) Performer ("Dodgers' Fan Dance"), Writer ("Dodgers' Fan Dance")  Less
  • Primary photo for Lipstick on Your CollarLipstick on Your Collar (TV Mini-series) Writer ("I'm Beginning To See The Light") (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
    • Episode #1.4 (Mar 14, 1993) Writer ("I'm Beginning To See The Light")  Less
  • Primary photo for ValentinaValentina (TV Series) Performer ("Fontana di Trevi") (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
    • Caduta angeli (Dec 8, 1989) Performer ("Fontana di Trevi")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light") (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
    • Episode #21.59 (Apr 8, 1982) Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light")  Less
  • Primary photo for The First 40 YearsThe First 40 Years (TV Special) Himself, Performer ("Two O'Clock Jump") (uncredited), Writer ("Two O'Clock Jump") (uncredited)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Writer ("I'm Beginning To See The Light") (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
    • Episode #9.104 (Jan 22, 1970) Writer ("I'm Beginning To See The Light")  Less
  • Primary photo for Happy DaysHappy Days (TV Series) Harry James (2 episodes, 1970), Performer ("Don't Be That Way") (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 2
    • Episode #1.9 (Aug 20, 1970) Harry James  Less
    • Episode #1.2 (Jul 2, 1970) Harry James, Performer ("Don't Be That Way") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Center StageCenter Stage (TV Mini-series) Music ("I'm Beginning to See the Light") (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for Make Room for DaddyMake Room for Daddy (TV Series) Larry Norman (1 episode, 1961), Performer ("Flight Of The Bumblebee") (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961 1
    • The Trumpet Player (Oct 23, 1961) Larry Norman, Performer ("Flight Of The Bumblebee") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Glenn Miller TimeGlenn Miller Time (TV Series) Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light") (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961 1
    • Episode #1.5 (1961) Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Perry Como ShowThe Perry Como Show (TV Series) Music ("The Music Makers") (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960 1
    • Episode #13.11 (Dec 14, 1960) Music ("The Music Makers") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Donna Reed ShowThe Donna Reed Show (TV Series) Trumpet Player (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960 1
  • Primary photo for Peter GunnPeter Gunn (TV Series) Writer ("I'm Beginning To See the Light") (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960 1
    • The Long, Long Ride (Mar 14, 1960) Writer ("I'm Beginning To See the Light")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Lucy-Desi Comedy HourThe Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series) Harry James (1 episode, 1958), Performer ("The Bayamo") (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for The Lux ShowThe Lux Show (TV Series) Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light") (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
    • Episode #1.6 (Nov 7, 1957) Writer ("I'm Beginning to See the Light") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Shower of StarsShower of Stars (TV Series) Actor (3 episodes, 1954), Performer ("That's Entertainment") (1 episode, 1955)  Less 1954–1955 3
Self (28 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Sinatra: All or Nothing at AllSinatra: All or Nothing at All (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Himself - Musician / Himself (2 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977–1978
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Bandleader (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for John Denver and FriendJohn Denver and Friend (TV Special) Himself  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Joey Bishop ShowThe Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself - Audience Bow / Himself (10 episodes, 1953)  Less 1953–1969
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  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 1964)  Less 1964–1966
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Jerry Lewis ShowThe Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for The Best of the PostThe Best of the Post (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The Dinah Shore Chevy ShowThe Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The Big RecordThe Big Record (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1957)  Less 1957–1958
  • Primary photo for The 30th Annual Academy AwardsThe 30th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Bob Hope ShowThe Bob Hope Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton BerleTexaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle (TV Series) Himself - Trumpeter (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 34, No. 6: Hollywood Shower of StarsScreen Snapshots Series 34, No. 6: Hollywood Shower of Stars (Short) Himself  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Shower of StarsShower of Stars (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Leave It to HarryLeave It to Harry (Short) Himself  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Stars on ParadeScreen Snapshots: Hollywood Stars on Parade (Short) Himself  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for The Name's the SameThe Name's the Same (TV Series) Himself - Guest Star Contestant (1 episode, 1953)  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for The Jackie Gleason ShowThe Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest Trumpeteer (1 episode, 1952)  Less 1952
    • Sprained Thumb (Oct 4, 1952) Himself - Guest Trumpeteer  Less
  • Primary photo for Star of the FamilyStar of the Family (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1952)  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Cavalcade of BandsCavalcade of Bands (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1950)  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for What's My Line?What's My Line? (TV Series) Himself - Mystery Guest (1 episode, 1950)  Less 1950
    • Episode #1.8 (May 24, 1950) Himself - Mystery Guest  Less
  • Primary photo for Hollywood ParkHollywood Park (Short) Himself  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for The All-Star Bond RallyThe All-Star Bond Rally (Short) Himself  Less 1945
  • Primary photo for Trumpet SerenadeTrumpet Serenade (Short) Himself  Less 1942
Archive Footage (12 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993–2017
  • Primary photo for My Music: Starlight BallroomMy Music: Starlight Ballroom (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on MeJohnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for My Music: The Big Band YearsMy Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for That's Entertainment! IIIThat's Entertainment! III Performer in Performer in Clip from 'Best Foot Forward' (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1994 $2.5MM $275K / —
  • Primary photo for Showbiz Goes to WarShowbiz Goes to War (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for All You Need Is LoveAll You Need Is Love (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for That's Entertainment, Part IIThat's Entertainment, Part II Clip from 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1955)  Less 1955
    • Episode #8.35 (May 8, 1955) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Moments in MusicMoments in Music (Short) Hary James: edited from: Sweet and Lovely (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1950

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