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James Taylor was born on March 12, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as James Vernon Taylor. He has been married to Caroline "Kim" Smedvig since February 18, 2001. They have two children. He was previously married to Kathryn Walker and Carly Simon. See full bio »

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Two-Lane Blacktop The Driver
(1971)
Cars Soundtrack
(2006)
Funny People James Taylor
(2009)
The Holiday Soundtrack
(2006)

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 2020 Promised Land: A Musical Roadmovie from Elvis in Memphis (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Steamroller Blues")
 2019 After Life (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend")
 2012-2018 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Knockouts 2 (2018) ... (writer: "Fire and Rain")
- The Superbattles (2015) ... (writer: "Fire and Rain")
- The Battles, Part 3 (2012) ... (writer: "Shower the People")
 2018 Factor X (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Audiciones 2 (2018) ... (writer: "Steamroller Blues")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2018) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Lily Tomlin & Jane Fonda/Cole Sprouse/Walk the Moon (2018) ... (music: "Fire and Rain" - uncredited)
- Mark Ruffalo/Alan Rickman/James Taylor (2015) ... (performer: "Two James Taylors on a Seesaw", "Stretch of the Highway") / (writer: "Stretch of the Highway")
 2017 The 25 Songs of Christmas (TV Movie) (performer: "Some Children See Him (1952)")
 2017 Riviera (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Le Don (2017) ... (performer: "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You" - uncredited)
  The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- The Other Side (2017) ... (performer: "Sweet Baby James" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sweet Baby James" - uncredited)
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yongary (2017) ... (writer: "Fire and Rain" - uncredited)
 2016 Madam Secretary (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Middle Way (2016) ... (writer: "Fire and Rain" - uncredited)
  Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Taylor Schilling/James Taylor/Chad Smith (2015) ... (performer: "Angels of Fenway") / (writer: "Angels of Fenway")
 2014 Die Schlikkerfrauen (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" - uncredited)
 2014 Wish I Was Here (writer: "Sweet Baby James")
 2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Quarterback (2013) ... (writer: "Fire and Rain" - uncredited)
 2013 Dom Hemingway ("Fire and Rain")
 2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.64 (2013) ... (writer: "Never Die Young" - uncredited)
 2012 Femme Fatales (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Trophy Wife (2012) ... (performer: "Mockingbird")
  No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Cançons infantils (2012) ... (performer: "Sweet Baby James") / (writer: "Sweet Baby James")
- Cançons que curen (2012) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend")
 2012 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Interrupters (2012) ... (writer: "Fire And Rain")
 2011 Mr. Sunshine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lingerie Football (2011) ... (performer: "A Song for You" - uncredited)
 2010/I The Way (performer: "Country Road") / (writer: "Country Road")
 2010 You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie) (performer: "Copperline") / (writer: "Copperline")
 2010 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "In My Life" - uncredited)
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.8 (2010) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.78 (2010) ... (performer: " (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman", "How Sweet It Is" - uncredited)
 2009 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.65 (2009) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend" - uncredited)
 2009 House (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ignorance Is Bliss (2009) ... (performer: "Games People Play", "Enditol" - uncredited)
 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright (Video) (performer: "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)")
 2009 Funny People (performer: "Carolina in My Mind", "Fire and Rain") / (writer: "Carolina in My Mind", "Fire and Rain")
  Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009)
- Mexico (2009) ... (performer: "Mexico") / (writer: "Mexico")
- Do You Believe in Magic (2008) ... (performer: "Something In the Way She Moves" - uncredited) / (writer: "Something In the Way She Moves" - uncredited)
 2008 Qwerty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.43 (2008) ... (performer: "Oh Susannah")
 2007 Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert, 'Live' from Memphis (Video) (writer: "Steamroller Blues")
 2007 Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 (TV Movie) (performer: "Woodstock")
 2007 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Road to Rupert (2007) ... (writer: "Country Road" - uncredited)
 2006 The Holiday (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1944))
 2006 Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender (Video) (writer: "Steamroller Blues")
 2006 Family Guy (Video Game) (performer: "Aces High" - uncredited) / (writer: "Aces High" - uncredited)
 2006 Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic (Video) (performer: "Put on a Happy Face")
 2006 Aloha from Sweden (Video) (writer: "Steamroller Blues")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dad's Car (2006) ... (performer: "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" - uncredited)
 2006 Cars (performer: "Our Town")
 2006 Kupetzky (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kupetzky hat Schicht (2006) ... (writer: "Steamroller Blues" - uncredited)
 2005 Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (TV Special documentary) (performer: "That Lonesome Road" - uncredited) / (writer: "That Lonesome Road" - uncredited)
 2005 History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony (Video documentary) (performer: "America the Beautiful")
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon (Video) (writer: "Thanksgiving Day Song")
  The West Wing (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (performer - 1 episode, 2004)
- A Change Is Gonna Come (2004) ... (performer: "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Handy Man" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Handy Man" - uncredited)
- College Kids (2002) ... (writer: "Shed a Little Light")
 2003 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Canada's Idol Is... (2003) ... (writer: "Your Smiling Face")
- 3 More Movin' On (2003) ... (writer: "Your Smiling Face")
- Round 2 (2003) ... (writer: "Your Smiling Face")
 2002 Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar (Video) (writer: "Fire And Rain")
 2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (Video) (performer: "Fire and Rain")
 2002 Barend en Van Dorp (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 September 2002 (2002) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend" - uncredited)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 1976 - 1993) (writer - 4 episodes, 1976 - 2002)
- The Rock/Andrew W.K. (2002) ... (writer: "Fire and Rain" - uncredited)
- Rosie O'Donnell/James Taylor (1993) ... (performer: "Memphis", "Slap Leather", "Secret of Life")
- Steve Martin/James Taylor (1991) ... (performer: "Stop Thinkin' About That", "Shed A Little Light", "Sweet Baby James" - uncredited)
- Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) ... (performer: "Lonesome Road", "Sweet Potato Pie", "Never Die Young" - uncredited)
- Paul Simon, James Taylor & David Sanborn (1980) ... (performer: "Cathy's Clown", "Sunny Skies", "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sunny Skies" - uncredited)
 2001 Heartbreakers (writer: "Like Everyone She Knows")
  Roswell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- We Are Family (2001) ... (performer: "Her Town Too" - uncredited) / (writer: "Her Town Too" - uncredited)
 2000 The Ladies Man ("Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight")
 2000 Remember the Titans (performer: "Fire and Rain") / (writer: "Fire and Rain")
 1997 Liberty! The American Revolution (TV Mini-Series) (arranger: "Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier") / (performer: "Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier")
 1997 An Evening with Patti LuPone (TV Special) (writer: "Looking for Love on Broadway")
 1996 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.12 (1996) ... (writer: "Fire and Rain")
 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Brains and Eggs (1996) ... ("Secret O' Life")
 1995 Bye Bye Love (producer: "I Will")
 1994 To Learn to Fly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Una noche de amor en la estancia (1994) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Deep Space Homer (1994) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend", "Fire and Rain" - uncredited) / (writer: "Fire and Rain" - uncredited)
  Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1993) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Strangers in the Night (1993) ... (performer: "Something In The Way She Moves" - uncredited) / (writer: "Something In The Way She Moves" - uncredited)
 1992 Sharon, Lois & Bram Sing A to Z (Video) ("Jellyman Kelly")
 1992 A League of Their Own (performer: "It's Only a Paper Moon", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was")
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1975 - 1992) (performer - 1 episode, 1992)
- The last Tonight Show (1992) ... (performer: "Never Die Young" (1988) - uncredited) / (writer: "Never Die Young" (1988) - uncredited)
- Episode dated 15 December 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight")
 1990 Towards Evening ("Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight")
 1990 Sing Yourself Silly! (Video short) (music: "Jellyman Kelly" (1980) - uncredited) / (performer: "Jellyman Kelly" (1980) - uncredited)
  The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1989) (writer - 1 episode, 1989)
- Math Class (1989) ... (performer: "You Can Close Your Eyes" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Can Close Your Eyes" - uncredited)
- Loosiers (1989) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend")
 1989 Tap (performer: "All I Want Is Forever" - as James "J.T." Taylor)
 1988 Running on Empty (performer: "Fire And Rain") / (writer: "Fire And Rain")
 1988 Sesame Street, Special (TV Movie) (performer: "Jellyman Kelly")
  Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1985) (performer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Burial Ground (1985) ... (performer: "Country road") / (writer: "Country road")
- Knight of the Phoenix: Part 1 (1982) ... (writer: "Carolina In My Mind")
 1985 Smooth Talk (performer: "Limousine Driver", "Handy Man", "Is That the Way You Look")
 1985 Always (performer: "Secret O' Life") / (writer: "Secret O' Life")
  American Playhouse (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1982) (performer - 1 episode, 1982)
- Working (1982) ... (lyrics: "Millwork", "Brother Trucker") / (music: "Un Mejor Dia Vendra", "Millwork", "Brother Trucker") / (performer: "If I Could've Been", "Brother Trucker")
 1979 Promises in the Dark (performer: "(WHAT A) WONDERFUL WORLD")
  WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- I Want to Keep My Baby (1979) ... (performer: "Your Smiling Face" - uncredited) / (writer: "Your Smiling Face" - uncredited)
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Odyssey of the Shady Truth (1979) ... (writer: "Carolina in My Mind" - uncredited)
 1978 FM (performer: "Your Smiling Face") / (writer: "Your Smiling Face")
 1977-1978 James at 16 (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Unrequited Love... Twice (1978) ... (performer: "Handy Man")
- Mrs. Carson (1977) ... (performer: "There We Are")
 1977 Dinah! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 September 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight")
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 23 July 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Fire and Rain")
- Episode dated 7 March 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Fire and Rain")
 1974 The Millionairess (writer: "Fire and Rain" - uncredited)
 1974 Really, Raquel (TV Special) (writer: "Steam Roller")
 1973 Badlands (Theme "Migration")
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Steamroller Blues")
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert (TV Special) (writer: "Steamroller Blues")
 1971 Once Upon a Wheel (Documentary) (performer: "Fire And Rain") / (writer: "Fire And Rain")
 1971 The Diahann Carroll Special (TV Special) (writer: "Something in the Way She Moves")
  The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1971) (writer - 1 episode, 1971)
- Episode #2.20 (1971) ... (performer: "Sweet Baby James", "Fire and Rain", "Country Road") / (writer: "Sweet Baby James", "Fire and Rain", "Country Road")
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Country Boy (1970) ... (writer: "Fire and Rain" - uncredited)
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