Bobby McFerrin

Soundtrack | Composer | Music Department
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KNOWN FOR 
Dawn of the Dead (2004) | Cocktail (1988) | Twins (1988)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations More »
BORN 
Mar 11, 1950 (age 68)

Filmography Filter

Past Film & Video (30 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Don't Worry Be Happy ParodyDon't Worry Be Happy Parody (Video) Composer  Less 2018 $2K
  • Primary photo for The SquareThe Square Performer ("Improvisació 1")  Less 2017 $1.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for SpeechlessSpeechless Composer, Performer  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The HumblingThe Humbling Performer ("Circlesong 6"), Writer ("Circlesong 6")  Less 2014 $2MM
  • Primary photo for Alive InsideAlive Inside Himself, Performer ("Pentatonic Romp"), Writer ("Pentatonic Romp")  Less 2014 $600K $150K / —
  • Primary photo for The Act of KillingThe Act of Killing Lyrics ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (as McFerrin), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (as McFerrin)  Less 2012 $1MM $487K / $722K
  • Primary photo for Derrick J's Victimless Crime SpreeDerrick J's Victimless Crime Spree Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy"), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less 2012 $2K
  • Primary photo for First PositionFirst Position Performer ("Allegro Prestissimo from Sonata for Two Cellos")  Less 2011 $1.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for LemmyLemmy Writer ("Don't Worry Be Happy")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for WALL·EWALL·E Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy"), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less 2008 $180MM $224MM / $535MM
  • Primary photo for Battle in SeattleBattle in Seattle Soundtrack ("Don't Worry Be Happy")  Less 2007 $8MM $224K / —
  • Primary photo for Flushed AwayFlushed Away Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less 2006 $149MM $65MM / $178MM
  • Primary photo for CirclesCircles (Short) Composer (music by)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for BarnyardBarnyard Performer ("Freedom Is a Voice"), Writer ("Freedom Is a Voice")  Less 2006 $51MM $73MM / $119MM
  • Primary photo for JarheadJarhead Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy"), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less 2005 $72MM $63MM / $97MM
  • Primary photo for Guess WhoGuess Who Performer ("Turtle Shoes" (1985)) (as Bobby Mcferrin), Writer ("Turtle Shoes" (1985)) (as Bobby Mcferrin)  Less 2005 $35MM $69MM / $103MM
  • Primary photo for Dawn of the DeadDawn of the Dead Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less 2004 $26MM $59MM / $43MM
  • Primary photo for Lifecycles: A Story of AIDS in MalawiLifecycles: A Story of AIDS in Malawi Composer  Less 2003 CAD 60K
  • Primary photo for Hush!Hush! Performer ("Hush Little Baby")  Less 2001 $21K / —
  • Primary photo for Big MamaBig Mama (Short) Composer  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Welcome to SarajevoWelcome to Sarajevo Performer ("Don't Worry Be Happy"), Writer ("Don't Worry Be Happy")  Less 1997 $9MM $340K / —
  • Primary photo for Casper: A Spirited BeginningCasper: A Spirited Beginning (Video) Lyrics ("Don't Worry Be Happy"), Music ("Don't Worry Be Happy"), Performer ("Don't Worry Be Happy")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Special Effects: Anything Can HappenSpecial Effects: Anything Can Happen (Short) Performer ("Minuet" from "String Quartet No. 1 in E Major")  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Son of the Pink PantherSon of the Pink Panther Himself (uncredited), Performer ("The Pink Panther Theme")  Less 1993 $25MM $2.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Common Threads: Stories from the QuiltCommon Threads: Stories from the Quilt Composer, Musician, Along With Voicestra, Performer ("Common Threads"), Writer ("Common Threads")  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Knick KnackKnick Knack (Short) Composer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for TwinsTwins Performer ("TURTLE SHOES"), Writer ("TURTLE SHOES")  Less 1988 $15MM $112MM / $105MM
  • Primary photo for CocktailCocktail Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy"), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less 1988 $20MM $78MM / $172MM
  • Primary photo for Bobby McFerrin: Don't Worry, Be HappyBobby McFerrin: Don't Worry, Be Happy (Video) Bobby McFerrin, Composer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for 'Round Midnight'Round Midnight Performer ("'Round Midnight", "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "Chan's Song" ("Never Said"))  Less 1986 $3.3MM / —
Past Television (33 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Zoe Ball on ...Zoe Ball on ... (TV Series) Performer ("Don't Worry Be Happy") (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1
    • Sunday 4 (May 6, 2018) Performer ("Don't Worry Be Happy") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for KovyKovy (TV Series) Writer ("Don't Worry Be Happy") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for El making of del disc de La MaratóEl making of del disc de La Marató (TV Movie) Writer ("Somriure és fàcil (Don't Worry Be Happy)")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Rap Critic ReviewsRap Critic Reviews (TV Series) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2015), Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy (Feb 20, 2015) Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy"), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for P.O.V.P.O.V. (TV Series) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • The Act of Killing (Oct 6, 2014) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Performer ("Drive") (1 episode, 2014), Writer ("Drive") (1 episode, 2014), Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for GameballczGameballcz (TV Series) Performer ("Don't Worry Be Happy") (1 episode, 2013), Writer ("Don't Worry Be Happy") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for Gympl s (r)ucením omezenýmGympl s (r)ucením omezeným (TV Series) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Nejlepsí kamarád (Aug 28, 2013) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for Bi no tsuboBi no tsubo (TV Series) Performer ("Freedom Is a Voice") (1 episode, 2013), Writer ("Freedom Is a Voice") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Watashi no Fujisan (Jun 14, 2013) Performer ("Freedom Is a Voice"), Writer ("Freedom Is a Voice")  Less
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2013), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Week 8: Trio Dance (May 6, 2013) Soundtrack ("Don't Worry, Be Happy"), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Voice UKThe Voice UK (TV Series) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Blind Auditions 4 (Apr 14, 2012) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for No me la puc treure del capNo me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2012), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2012), Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Bon rotllo (Jan 19, 2012) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy"), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for 3satfestival3satfestival (TV Series) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can DanceSo You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2008), Performer ("Thinkin' About Your Body") (1 episode, 2011), Performer ("Blackbird") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2008–2011 3
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 1997), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2009), Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 1997–2009 2
    • The Good, the Sad and the Drugly (Apr 19, 2009) Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (uncredited), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (uncredited)  Less
    • Lisa's Sax (Oct 19, 1997) Soundtrack ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for Três IrmãsTrês Irmãs (TV Series) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Sep 15, 2008) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for Forsthaus FalkenauForsthaus Falkenau (TV Series) Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Goldrausch (Mar 23, 2007) Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for FuturamaFuturama (TV Series) Writer ("Don't Worry, Bee Happy") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
    • The Sting (Jun 1, 2003) Writer ("Don't Worry, Bee Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for I Love the '80sI Love the '80s (TV Series) Performer ("Don't Worry Be Happy") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • 1988 (Dec 20, 2002) Performer ("Don't Worry Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for That '70s ShowThat '70s Show (TV Series) Writer ("Don't Worry Be Happy") (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Night VisionsNight Visions (TV Series) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2001), Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
    • Dead Air/Renovation (Jul 12, 2001) Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy"), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for KindergartenKindergarten (TV Mini-series) Performer ("HUSH"), Writer ("HUSH")  Less 2001– 
  • Primary photo for Private Dicks: Men ExposedPrivate Dicks: Men Exposed (TV Movie) Performer ("Drive"), Writer ("Drive")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Wizard of Oz on IceThe Wizard of Oz on Ice (TV Movie) The Wizard of Oz / Host  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Sei hoi yut garSei hoi yut gar (TV Series) Performer ("Don't Worry Be Happy"), Writer ("Don't Worry Be Happy")  Less 1994–1996
  • Primary photo for Beavis and Butt-HeadBeavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
    • Stewart Moves Away (Jan 5, 1995) Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")  Less
  • Primary photo for Zeg 'ns AaaZeg 'ns Aaa (TV Series) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
    • Athene II (Feb 23, 1989) Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Bronx ZooThe Bronx Zoo (TV Series) Composer  Less 1987–1988
  • Primary photo for Tommys Hollywood ReportTommys Hollywood Report (TV Movie) Performer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (uncredited), Writer ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") (uncredited)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Santabear's High Flying AdventureSantabear's High Flying Adventure (TV Short) Santabear / Bullybear (voice)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Elephant's ChildElephant's Child (TV Movie) Composer, Musician  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The Cosby ShowThe Cosby Show (TV Series) Singer (theme music) (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
    • Theogate (Oct 1, 1987) Singer (theme music)  Less
  • Primary photo for How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin and How the Camel Got His HumpHow the Rhinoceros Got His Skin and How the Camel Got His Hump (TV Movie) Composer, Musician  Less 1987
Self (53 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for What Would Beethoven Do?What Would Beethoven Do? Herself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Al Jarreau l'enchanteurAl Jarreau l'enchanteur Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Music of StrangersThe Music of Strangers Himself  Less 2015 $1.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Jazz and the PhilharmonicJazz and the Philharmonic (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Jimmy FallonLate Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Himself - Musical guest (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
    • Episode #5.133 (May 22, 2013) Himself - Musical guest  Less
  • Primary photo for MasterclassMasterclass (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Hamburg JournalHamburg Journal (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for TEDTalksTEDTalks (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Bach & FriendsBach & Friends Self  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Later... With Jools HollandLater... With Jools Holland (TV Series) Himself (also Interview) (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Episode #36.3 (Apr 30, 2010) Himself (also Interview)  Less
  • Primary photo for We Are the World 25 for HaitiWe Are the World 25 for Haiti (Video) Bobby McFerrrin (singing voice)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Sing-OffThe Sing-Off (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Music InstinctThe Music Instinct (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Na plovárneNa plovárne (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for An Evening with Quincy JonesAn Evening with Quincy Jones (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Rendezvous in New YorkRendezvous in New York (Video) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Host-Performer (3 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996–2003
  • Primary photo for Classic Yo-Yo MaClassic Yo-Yo Ma (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for VH-1 Where Are They Now?VH-1 Where Are They Now? (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for In My Life: A Unique Recording Project from Sir George MartinIn My Life: A Unique Recording Project from Sir George Martin (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Sessions at West 54thSessions at West 54th (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The 38th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 38th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Creating The Wizard of Oz on IceCreating The Wizard of Oz on Ice (Video) Himself  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural CelebrationAn American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for For Our ChildrenFor Our Children (Video) Himself  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for For Our Children: The ConcertFor Our Children: The Concert (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Sesame StreetSesame Street (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 1987)  Less 1987–1992
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  • Primary photo for Square One TVSquare One TV (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1990)  Less 1990–1992
  • Primary photo for The 34th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 34th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest / Himself (4 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986–1992
    Show more
  • Primary photo for Simply Mad About the MouseSimply Mad About the Mouse Himself  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Jon Hendricks: The Freddie SessionsJon Hendricks: The Freddie Sessions (Short) Himself  Less 1990 $25K
  • Primary photo for Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy JonesListen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones Himself  Less 1990 $777K / —
  • Primary photo for The Arsenio Hall ShowThe Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1989)  Less 1989–1990
  • Primary photo for Late Night with David LettermanLate Night with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1988)  Less 1988–1989
  • Primary photo for The Ghost of Faffner HallThe Ghost of Faffner Hall (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Jim Henson HourThe Jim Henson Hour (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The 31st Annual Grammy AwardsThe 31st Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Family FeudFamily Feud (TV Series) Himself - Contestant (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Fantastico 9Fantastico 9 (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for 1988 MTV Video Music Awards1988 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for WiredWired (TV Series) Himself - Performer (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The Last Resort with Jonathan RossThe Last Resort with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) Himself - Performer (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Live from Planet EarthLive from Planet Earth (TV Special) Self  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Ebony/Jet ShowcaseEbony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Bobby McFerrin: Spontaneous InventionsBobby McFerrin: Spontaneous Inventions (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for OpportunityOpportunity (Short) Himself  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The 29th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 29th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Cap d'any a TV3Cap d'any a TV3 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The 28th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 28th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Reading RainbowReading Rainbow (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984
Archive Footage (5 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for No me la puc treure del capNo me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
    • Bon rotllo (Jan 19, 2012) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The GreatestThe Greatest (TV Series) Himself - #31: 'Don't Worry Be Happy' (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
    • One-Hit Wonders (Feb 13, 2006) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Sesame StreetSesame Street (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993

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