Jamie Foxx Biography (1967-)

Original name, Eric Morlon Bishop; born December 13, 1967, in Terrell, TX; son of Shaheed Abdullah (a stockbroker) and Louise Annette Talley Dixon; adopted by maternal grandparents Mark (a yard worker) and Estelle (some sources cite Esther; a domestic worker and nursery operator) Talley; children: Corrine Bishop. Addresses: Office: Foxxhole, 15030 Ventura Blvd., Suite 19920,Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.; Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd.,Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: Jamie Rucker King, King Management, 4477 Sherman OaksCircle, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.; Publicist: Matthew Labov, Baker/Wynokur/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor, West Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Comedian, actor, writer, director, producer, singer, composer
Birth Details
December 13, 1967
Terrell, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Baker, Toys, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Ed, The Truth about Cats & Dogs, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Hassan El Ruk'n, The Great White Hype, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Bunz, Booty Call, Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Blue, The Player's Club, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Willie Beamen, Any Given Sunday (also known as Gridiron, The League, Monday Night, On Any Given Sunday, and Playing Hurt), Warner Bros., 1999
  • Alvin Sanders, Bait (also known as Piege), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Michael Dawson, Held Up, Trimark Pictures, 2000
  • All Jokes Aside (documentary), 2000
  • Drew "Bundini" Brown, Ali, Columbia, 2001
  • Date from Hell, 2001
  • Himself, Paper Chasers (music documentary), IFC Films, 2003
  • Larry Jennings, Shade, Dimension Films, 2004
  • Max, Collateral, DreamWorks SKG/Paramount, 2004
  • Quincy Watson, Breakin' All the Rules, Screen Gems, 2004
  • Ray Charles (title role), Ray (also known as Unchain My Heart), Universal, 2004
  • Lieutenant Henry Purcell, Stealth, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2005
  • Sergeant Siek, Jarhead, Universal, 2005
  • Detective Ricardo Tubbs, Miami Vice, Universal, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Various characters, In Living Color, Fox, 1991-94
  • Crazy George Stevens, a recurring role, Roc, Fox, 1992-93
  • Voice, C Bear and Jamal (animated; also known as C-Bear and Jamal), ABC, 1996-98
  • Jamie King, The Jamie Foxx Show, The WB, 1996-2001
  • Host, Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza, Showtime, beginning 2003
  • Movies
  • Stan "Tookie" Williams, Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story, FX Channel, 2004
  • Specials
  • Paul Rodriguez: Crossing Gang Lines, Fox, 1991
  • Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole, HBO, 1993
  • Host, Rock `n' Jock Super Bowl II (also known as MTV's "Rock `n' Jock Super Bowl II"), MTV, 1998
  • Full Contact: The Making of "Any Given Sunday," 1999
  • Host, The BET 20th Anniversary Celebration, Black Entertainment Television, 2000
  • It's Black Entertainment, Showtime, 2000
  • The Making of "Ali," 2001
  • MTV Icon: Janet Jackson, MTV, 2001
  • Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television, TV Land, 2002
  • Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security, HBO, 2002
  • Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration!, CBS, 2002
  • Presenter, A Home for the Holidays, CBS, 2003
  • Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration, Arts and Entertainment, 2003
  • Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!, Comedy Central, 2003
  • The 2003 Essence Music Festival, UPN, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The Seventh Annual Soul Train Music Awards, 1993
  • Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, syndicated, 1996
  • Presenter, The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • The 1998 Essence Awards, Fox, 1998
  • Host, The 1999 Essence Awards, Fox, 1999
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000
  • Presenter, The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2000
  • Presenter, 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000
  • Nickelodeon's 13th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2000
  • The 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2000
  • The 2000 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Host, MTV Video Music Awards 2001, MTV, 2001
  • The First Annual BET Awards, Black Entertainment Television, 2001
  • The Seventh Annual BET Walk of Fame, Black Entertainment Television, 2001
  • The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, 2002
  • The 33rd NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2002
  • Host, Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American CinemathequeTribute, American Movie Classics, 2003
  • Host, The 2003 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2003
  • Host, The 2004 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2004
  • Presenter, BET Comedy Awards, Black Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Presenter, The Fourth Annual BET Awards (also known as 2004 BETAwards), Black Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Presenter, 2004 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Coach Armstrong, "Rivals," Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, ABC, 1996
  • Tyrone Koppel, "A Thanksgiving to Remember," The Jamie Foxx Show,The WB, 1996
  • Woody, "Driving Miss Moesha," Moesha, UPN, 1996
  • Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996
  • Host, Soul Train, syndicated, 1996
  • Reverend Alize, The Jamie Foxx Show, The WB, 1996
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004
  • Tyrone Koppel, "Passenger 187," The Jamie Foxx Show, The WB, 1998
  • Guest, The Roseanne Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999, 2004
  • Himself, "Redd Foxx: Say It Like It Is," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "SaturdayNight," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 2000
  • Headliners & Legends: Will Smith, MSNBC, 2001
  • Guest, The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television, c. 2001
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2004
  • Guest, The View, ABC, 2001, 2004
  • Guest, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2002
  • Guest, Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson, 2002
  • Guest, Tinseltown TV, 2003
  • Himself, "Collateral," Movie House (also known as MTV's "MovieHouse"), MTV, 2004
  • Black Tony Blair, Chappelle's Show, Comedy Central, 2004
  • Guest, Coming Attractions, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Guest, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellenand The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004
  • Guest, Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 2004
  • Guest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004
  • Guest, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004
  • Guest, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004
  • Guest, 106 and Park (also known as 106 & Park: BET's Top 10Live), Black Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Guest, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004
  • Guest, Primetime Live, ABC, 2004
  • Guest, Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2004
  • Guest, Total Request Live (also known as Total Request andTRL), MTV, 2004
  • Himself, Tom Cruise, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Max, "Collateral/Code 46/Strander/Little Black Book/Festival Express," Ebert & Roeper, syndicated, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Max, "Summer Reloaded," Ebert & Roeper, syndicated, 2004
  • Appeared in Driven, VH1; as Enrique and as T-Dub Johnson in episodes of The Jamie Foxx Show, The WB; and as Willie in an episode of Roc, Fox; also appeared in The Chris Rock Show, HBO; Journeys inBlack, Black Entertainment Television; Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, HBO; and Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, HBO.
  • Pilots
  • Host, The Jamie Foxx Variety Show, The WB, 2001
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator, producer, and theme song performer, The Jamie Foxx Show,The WB, 1996-98
  • Executive producer and theme song performer, The Jamie Foxx Show,The WB, 1999-2001
  • Executive producer, Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza, Showtime, beginning 2003
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Movies
  • Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story, FX Channel, 2004
  • Specials
  • Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole, HBO, 1993
  • Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security, HBO, 2002
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Bachelor Party," The Jamie Foxx Show, The WB, 2000
  • "If the Shoe Fits ... ," The Jamie Foxx Show, The WB, 2000
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Pilots
  • The Jamie Foxx Variety Show, The WB, 2001
  • Small Talk, The WB, 2003
  • Out-Foxxed, TBS, 2004
  • Radio Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Guest, The Howard Stern Radio Show, c. 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Straight Clownin', Okimo Entertainment, 2002
  • Albums
  • Jamie Foxx Experiment, Fox Records, 1994
  • Peep This, Fox Records, 1995
  • Singles
  • (With Twista) "Slow Jamz," 2004
  • Music Videos
  • "Miss You," by Aaliyah, 2002
  • "Pass the Courvoisier," by Busta Rhymes, 2002
  • "Slow Jamz," with Twista, 2004
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • Special material, In Living Color, Fox, beginning 1992
  • Specials
  • Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole, HBO, 1993
  • Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security, HBO, 2002
  • The 2004 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2004
  • Television Music
  • Theme song composer, The Jamie Foxx Show (series), The WB, 1996-2001
  • Composer, Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security (special), HBO, 2002
  • Albums
  • Jamie Foxx Experiment, Fox Records, 1994
  • Peep This, Jamie Foxx Fox Records, 1995
  • Singles
  • (With Twista) "Slow Jamz," 2004
  • Songs featured in films.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 15, Gale, 1997
    • Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale, 2001
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 26, 2000, p. 48; September 22, 2000, p.48
    • InStyle, January, 2000, p. 96
    • Jet, March 24, 1997, p. 32; September 18, 2000, p. 59
    • Newsweek, January 10, 2000, p. 60
    • People Weekly, January 13, 1997, p. 81; August 16, 2004, p. 73
    • Playboy, March, 2002, pp. 117-18
    • Sport, February, 2000, p. 22
    • Sports Illustrated for Women, March, 2000, p. 23
    • Texas Monthly, November, 1998, p. 88; March, 2002, p. 56
    • Time, February 14, 2000, p. 88
    • TV Guide, December 18, 1999, p. 5; January 29, 2000, pp. 44-46; April 11, 2004, pp. 36-37
    • US Weekly, October 2, 2000, pp. 78-80
    • Washington Post, August 6, 2004, pp. C1, C4

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