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Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. was born on the 2nd April 1939, in Washington D.C, USA, and died on 1st April 1984. He is known to the world as soul and R&B singer Marvin Gaye. During his career, Marvin released a total of 17 studio albums, some of which include “The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye” (1961), “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” (1968), “What`s Going On” (1971), “Let`s Get It On” (1973), “Midnight Love” (1982) among others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Marvin Gaye was before he died? According to sources, it is estimated that Marvin`s overall net worth was $5 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a singer, however, Marvin also featured in a number of films, such as “The Ballad Of Andy Crocker” (1969) and “Chrome And Hot Leather” (1971), which also increased his net worth.

Marvin Gaye Net Worth $5 Million

Marvin grew up in a family of six siblings; his father was a church minister who would often let him sing in the church, accompanying him on piano, and his mother was a housewife. Regarding his education, Marvin attended Cardozo High School, but never graduated, dropping out at 17 to join the US Air Force. However, he soon left the force as he was dissatisfied with his position, doing only menial jobs.

Marvin then embarked on a singing career, rotating through numerous bands, and collaborating with Bo Diddley among others, however with no major success. He then moved to Detroit and soon made contact with Berry Gordy of Motown records, which resulted in a contract signing. In 1961, Marvin released his first album “The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye”. Although the album did not prove to be successful upon its release, he continued with his singing career, but with a change in genre. However, before his next release, in order to pay his expenses Marvin served as a drummer for the group The Miracles.

In 1963, Marvin released his second album “Stubborn Kinda Fellow”, which created his first hit singles “Hitch Hike” and “Wherever I Lay My Hat”. He continued without much success, until in 1967, when Gaye recorded several duet songs with other famous artists on the music scene such as Mary Wells, Kim Weston and Tammi Terrell which increased his net worth and his popularity.

In 1968, Marvin released his first single that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” – since covered by a myriad of artists – and in 1969, his album M.P.G reached number one on Billboard.

Following his first number one hit, Marvin released numerous songs by which he will remain remembered, including “Let`s Get It On”, “Got To Give It Up”, and “Sexual Healing” for which he won two Grammy awards and an American Music Award for the Favorite Soul Single.

In 1982, Marvin released his last album, entitled “Midnight Love”, increasing his net worth with every successful venture.

In 1987, Marvin was posthumously inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Since his teen years, Marvin had not been in a good relationship with his father, in fact, he was thrown out of the family home when Marvin was 17. Their bad relationship peaked in 1984 when the two got into a domestic dispute, which resulted in a shooting and eventual death of Marvin Gaye; he was shot in the chest and shoulder from close range by his father, brought to the California Hospital Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead.

When it comes to his personal life, Marvin had a lot of trouble with the law, precisely with IRS and substance abuse, which resulted in several monetary fines.

To talk about his love life, Marvin was married twice, first to Anna Gordy, from 1964 to 1977, with whom he has one child, and secondly to Janis Hunter, with whom he had a daughter, from 1977 until 1981.

 

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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Friends with Smokey Robinson, and Diana Ross.
2He was cremated and his ashes are scattered into the pacific ocean.
3Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 311-313. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
4Was slated to record a duet album with Dionne Warwick, but changed his mind.
5Was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1957.
6His father, Marvin Pentz Gay, Sr., died in a nursing home at age 84 on October 10, 1998. Marvin Sr. had pleaded no contest and received five years probation for the murder of Marvin Jr.
7Lobbied Motown Records in 1971 for creative control on albums (as did Stevie Wonder). The first result was "What's Goin' On".
8Was going to do a duet with Barry White but died a week before they began their rehearsal.
9He was named the 19th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll artist of all time by Rolling Stone and the sixth greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008. He was ranked #31 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
10The song "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holla)" ends with a prelude to the song "What's Goin' On". This version of the latter-mentioned song is slightly different from the now popular version, in that Gaye begins this with: "Father, Father" and the new version begins with "Mother, Mother". This was due to his burning hatred for his father and eternal love for his mother.
11The song "I Want You" was said to be an ode to his second wife Janis Hunter. According to legend, he wrote and recorded the song in two hours after first setting eyes on her, when she was accompanying her mother (a huge fan) to the studio to watch him work. They married two months later.
12He was so devastated by the 1970 death of singer Tammi Terrell, that he did not record any new material or appear on stage for three years.
13His 1973 hit song "Let's Get It On" was originally written as a political song.
14The addition of the "e" to his name was also emulating one of his favorite singers, Sam Cooke, who did the same thing with his last name. Coincidentally, both performers were shot and killed at young ages.
15Discovered by Harvey Fuqua of The Moonglows. Fuqua took Gaye into the group in 1959 and about a year later brought him to Motown.
16He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He was also awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California, on September 27, 1990. He was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
17Although there are several versions of the song, Gaye's version of "Abraham, Martin and John" is the only one which has been a chart hit in the UK (a Top 10 single in 1970). Marillion lead singer Steve Hogarth counts Gaye as one of his favorite singers. In 1998, the band covered the song for their live album "Unplugged at the Walls".
18He is mentioned in the lyrics of the songs "True" by Spandau Ballet and "Timeless" by Joey Lawrence.
19Marvin Gaye passed away on the day before his 45th birthday.
20His first wife was 17 years his senior and his second wife was 17 years his junior.
21Ex-brother-in-law of Berry Gordy (the founder of Motown Records) and songwriter/actor Robert L. Gordy.
22Older brother of Frankie Gaye, cousin of Donnie.
23Father, with Jan Gaye, of daughter Nona Gaye. Father, with Denise Gordy, of son Marvin Gaye III.
24Theme song, "Trouble Man" features different vocal takes than the single and album.
25He added the "e" to the end of his name because he thought it looked more professional.
26After a dispute, his father shot him twice in the chest, killing him instantly.


Quotes

#Quote
1Who isn't fascinated by evil?
2Negotiation means getting the best of your opponent.


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded posthumously on September 27, 1990 at 1500 Vine Street
1988Hall of FameImage Awards

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongHigh Fidelity (2000)· Ed Townsend (music and lyrics by)
· Jack Black (performed by)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elf2003writer: "Brollic"
Duplex2003music: "Sexual Healing" 1982
Matchstick Men2003performer: "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You"
Canadian Idol2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hollywood Homicide2003performer: "Your Precious Love"
The Real Cancun2003Documentary performer: "Boombastic" / writer: "Boombastic" - as Marvin P. Gaye
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
SkeppsholmenTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2003 lyrics - 1 episode, 2003 music - 1 episode, 2003
Deliver Us from Eva2003performer: "You're All I Need to Get By" 1969
American Splendor2003performer: "Ain't That Peculiar" 1965
Barend en Van DorpTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
I Spy2002writer: "Sexual Healing"
Right Here Right Now Live2002Video writer: "Dancing in the Street" - uncredited
Atomic Kitten: Kitten Diaries2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Dancing in the Street Live" - uncredited
City by the Sea2002performer: "Pride and Joy" / writer: "Pride and Joy"
Barbershop2002performer: "Got To Give It Up Part 1" / writer: "Got To Give It Up Part 1"
The WireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Dancing In The Street"
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002Documentary "What's Going On", "Pride And Joy", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", "Dancing In The Street" / performer: "I'll Be Doggone", "Pride And Joy", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", "What's Going On"
Charmed2002TV Series 1 episode
Un paso adelante2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Crossroads2002/Iperformer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
My Own Private Oshawa2002TV Special performer: "Got to Give It Up" / writer: "Got to Give It Up"
The Wash2001"Good Lovin'"
Malcolm in the MiddleTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Don't Say a Word2001performer: "Pride and Joy" / writer: "Pride and Joy"
Knockaround Guys2001performer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler" / writer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler"
The Parole Officer2001performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Presença de Anita2001TV Mini-Series performer: "Sexual Healing" / writer: "Sexual Healing"
Baby Boy2001performer: "Just to Keep You Satisfied" / writer: "Just to Keep You Satisfied"
What's the Worst That Could Happen?2001performer: "Music" / writer: "Music"
The Simpsons2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Joe Dirt2001performer: "Can I Get a Witness"
Bridget Jones's Diary2001performer: "Stop, Look, Listen To Your Heart"
The Animal2001performer: "Lets Get It On" / writer: "Lets Get It On"
Monkeybone2001performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Recess: School's Out2001writer: "Dancing In The Street"
Charlie's Angels2000performer: "Got To Give It Up Part 1" / writer: "Got To Give It Up Part 1"
Periodistas2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Angel2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Remember the Titans2000performer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
Men of Honor2000performer: "Say When"
Oz2000TV Series 1 episode
Honest2000performer: "You're All I Need to Get By", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
The '70s2000TV Movie performer: "What's going on" - uncredited / writer: "What's going on" - uncredited
High Fidelity2000writer: "Let's Get It On"
Top of the PopsTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 1977 - 2000 performer - 2 episodes, 1977
Love & Basketball2000performer: "After the Dance", "I Wish I Didn't Love You So" / writer: "After the Dance"
Spin City1999TV Series 1 episode
Reuter & Skoog1999TV Series performer: "IT TAKES TWO"
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo1999performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
The King of Queens1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Three to Tango1999performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
The Hurricane1999performer: "Can I Get a Witness"
Bowfinger1999performer: "You're a Wonderful One"
Love Stinks1999writer: "Let's Get It On"
The Wood1999writer: "If This World Were Mine"
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Summer of Sam1999performer: "Got to Give It Up" 1974 / writer: "Got to Give It Up" 1974
The '60s1999TV Movie performer: "Can I Get A Witness"
Stepmom1998performer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
I'll Be Home for Christmas1998performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Practical Magic1998performer: "Got To Give It Up" / writer: "Got To Give It Up"
Simon Birch1998performer: "Can I Get A Witness"
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998performer: "Got To Give It Up" / writer: "Got To Give It Up"
The Negotiator1998performer: "Flyin' High In the Friendly Sky" 1971 / writer: "Flyin' High In the Friendly Sky" 1971
Real Women1998TV Series performer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
Tohuwabohu1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters1997TV Movie documentary writer: "Dancing In The Street"
Red Corner1997performer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
Boogie Nights1997performer: "Got to Give It Up" / writer: "Got to Give It Up"
George of the Jungle1997performer: "Boombastic Sting Re-Mix" / writer: "Boombastic Sting Re-Mix"
E! True Hollywood Story1997TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Flipping1997performer: "FOR US BOTH I'LL BE CONCERNED"
Jerry Maguire1996writer: "What's Going On"
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault1996TV Movie performer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler" / writer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler"
Freunde fürs LebenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
New York Undercover1996TV Series 1 episode
The Long Kiss Goodnight1996performer: "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" / writer: "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow"
Phenomenon1996performer: "Piece Of Clay"
Original Gangstas1996writer: "Inner City Blues", "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler"
Chicago HopeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
The Beatles AnthologyTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
It Takes Two1995performer: "It Takes Two"
Dead Presidents1995performer: "Once Upon A Time", "What's Happening Brother" / writer: "What's Happening Brother"
Se7en1995performer: "Trouble Man" / writer: "Trouble Man"
The Big Breakfast1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Operation Dumbo Drop1995performer: "YOU'SE A SON OF A GUN"
Nunca es tardeTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2016 producer - 1 episode, 2016
Nine Months1995performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Mafia III2016Video Game performer: "You" - uncredited
Crimson Tide1995writer: "DANCING IN THE STREET"
Bridget Jones's Baby2016performer: "Let's Get It On", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
The Walking Dead1995performer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "Whats Going On" / writer: "Whats Going On"
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cybill1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2016
Trust in Me1994performer: "Mercy Mercy Me" - uncredited
Ice Age: Collision Course2016writer: "Let's Get It On"
Takin' Over the Asylum1994TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got TalentTV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 3 episodes, 2016
Stars in Their Eyes1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Morfi, todos a la mesaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Inkwell1994writer: "Let's Get It On"
MomTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Paper1994performer: "YOU'VE BEEN A LONG TIME COMING"
EastEndersTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Dangerous Touch1994writer: "SEXUAL HEALING"
Brooklyn Nine-NineTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story1993TV Movie documentary writer: "Dancing In The Street"
ScandalTV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2013 - 2015 writer - 5 episodes, 2013 - 2015
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit1993writer: "Get Up Offa That Thing / Dancing In The Street"
Legend2015/Iperformer: "Somethin' Stupid"
Madonna: The Girlie Show - Live Down Under1993TV Movie documentary writer: "Everybody Is A Star/Everybody" - as M. Gaye
The X FactorTV Series 1 episode, 2015 writer - 6 episodes, 2005 - 2012
Beverly Hills, 902101993TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: Cyber2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Last Light1993TV Movie writer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler" - as Morris Gaye
The Party Is Over2015writer: "Sexual Healing" cover
Sexual Healing1993Short performer: "Sexual Healing" / writer: "Sexual Healing"
ForeverTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Coitado do Jorge1993"MIDNIGHT LADY"
Sleepy Hollow2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Menace II Society1993performer: "GOT TO GIVE IT UP" / writer: "GOT TO GIVE IT UP"
Ochéntame... otra vezTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Hot Shots! Part Deux1993performer: "It Takes Two"
A Most Violent Year2014performer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler" / writer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler"
The Night We Never Met1993performer: "Seek and You Shall Find"
The FlashTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
L'argent fait le bonheur1993performer: "Sexual Healing" / writer: "Sexual Healing"
Alpha HouseTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Mensonge1993performer: "Sexual Healing" / writer: "Sexual Healing"
Northern Soul2014performer: "This Love Starved Heart of Mine It's Killing Me"
The Wonder YearsTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1990 - 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Dancing with the StarsTV Series 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014 writer - 7 episodes, 2006 - 2014 performer - 6 episodes, 2008 - 2009
Reasonable DoubtsTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Guardians of the Galaxy2014performer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
MarienhofTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
True BloodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
South Central1992performer: "Sexual Healing" / writer: "Sexual Healing"
Today at WimbledonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Tales from the Crypt1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
SjansTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit1991Video documentary writer: "Pride and Joy"
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2014performer: "Trouble Man" / writer: "Trouble Man"
Amnesty International's Big 301991TV Movie writer: "What's Going On"
Chef2014writer: "Sexual Healing"
The Taking of Beverly Hills1991performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
My Mad Fat DiaryTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Night Court1991TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho2014performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Queens Logic1991performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV Special writer: "Blurred Lines"
Mermaids1990performer: "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" / writer: "Stubborn Kind of Fellow"
Waterloo Road2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Jacob's Ladder1990/Iperformer: "WHAT'S GOING ON" / writer: "WHAT'S GOING ON" - as M. Gaye
The Best Man Holiday2013writer: "I Want to Come Home for Christmas"
Quantum LeapTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
Glee2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ski Patrol1990lyrics: "Dancing in the Street" / music: "Dancing in the Street"
ParenthoodTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
When He's Not a Stranger1989TV Movie writer: "Dancing in the Streets"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2004 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2004
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!1989TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2013
In Country1989writer: "Dancing in the Street"
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skin Deep1989performer: "Just To Keep You Satisfied" / writer: "Just To Keep You Satisfied"
That Music Show2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Short Circuit 21988performer: "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
R.I.P.D.2013performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Coming to America1988performer: "Pride And Joy", "You're A Wonderful One" / writer: "Pride And Joy"
Angelina Ballerina: Mousical Medleys2013Video writer: "Dancing in the Street" - uncredited
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentary writer: "Sexual Healing"
The Big Dirty List Show: 50 Years of Sex and Music2013TV Movie documentary performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Growing PainsTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1988 writer - 1 episode, 1988
Gent de paraulaTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013
She's Having a Baby1988performer: "HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU"
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentary writer: "Dancing in the Street"
Falcon Crest1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2012-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Moonlighting1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UKTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Frank's PlaceTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1987 writer - 2 episodes, 1987
ShamelessTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentary performer: "WHAT'S GOIN ON" / writer: "WHAT'S GOIN ON"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Otto - Der Neue Film1987performer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
Broken City2013performer: "Music" / writer: "Music"
Gardens of Stone1987performer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
Sound City2013Documentary writer: "Dancing in the Street"
The Hitchhiker1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Filthy Frank ShowTV Series short performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2012
Athens, Ga. - Inside/Out1987Documentary writer: "Give It Up" - as M. Gaye
Some Jerk with a Camera2012TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
One More Saturday Night1986performer: "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You"
Flight2012/Iperformer: "What's Going On" / writer: "What's Going On"
One Crazy Summer1986writer: "Dancing In The Street"
Revolution2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ruthless People1986writer: "Wherever I Lay My Hat That's My Home"
Días de vinilo2012performer: "Let's get in on" / writer: "Let's get in on"
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling1986performer: "What's Going On" / writer: "What's Going On"
The Secret Disco Revolution2012Documentary writer: "Dancing In The Street"
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Inspector George GentlyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
6.20 Soul TrainTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Sparkle2012/Iperformer: "You're All I Need To Get By"
Girls Just Want to Have Fun1985writer: "Dancing in the Streets"
Take Me Out2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Into the Night1985performer: "LET'S GET IT ON" / writer: "LET'S GET IT ON"
The Dictator2012writer: "Let's Get It On"
Heaven Help Us1985performer: "Ain't That Peculiar" / writer: "Dancing In The Street"
American IdolTV Series writer - 5 episodes, 2004 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2011
FameTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1985 performer - 1 episode, 1985
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Carpenters: Yesterday Once More1985Video writer: "Beechwood 4-5789"
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
DTV: Golden Oldies1984Video performer: "Can I Get a Witness"
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon2011Documentary writer: "Dancing in The Street" - as Marvin P. Gaye
DTV: Pop & Rock1984Video writer: "Dancing In The Street"
Butter2011writer: "Sexual Healing"
DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues1984Video performer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
The Change-Up2011performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
St. Elsewhere1984TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Big Chill1983performer: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
Family Guy2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound1983TV Movie documentary writer: "Dancin' in the Streets"
Jumping the Broom2011writer: "Sexual Healing"
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1979 - 1981 writer - 1 episode, 1979
The Lincoln Lawyer2011performer: "Music" / writer: "Music"
More American Graffiti1979performer: "Your Precious Love" / writer: "Beachwood 4-5789"
Paul2011"GOT TO GIVE IT UP" / performer: "GOT TO GIVE IT UP"
Quadrophenia1979performer: "Baby Don't You Do It"
Medianeras2011performer: "Ain't no mountain high enough"
The Carpenters... Space Encounters1978TV Special writer: "Dancing In The Streets"
Detroit 1-8-72011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sharon1977writer: "Dancing in the Street" - uncredited
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold2010performer: "What's Goin' On" / writer: "What's Goin' On"
Quincy M.E.1977TV Series writer - 1 episode
Being Erica2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
FringeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Up at JJ's Place1975performer: "You Sure Love to Ball" - uncredited / writer: "You Sure Love to Ball" - uncredited
Eat Pray Love2010performer: "Got to Give It Up Pt. 1" / writer: "Got to Give It Up Pt. 1" - as Marvin P. Gaye
Save the Children1973Documentary performer: "What's Goin' On" / writer: "What's Goin' On"
Igualita a mi2010writer: "What's Going On"
The Swing Thing1972writer: "What's Going On" - uncredited
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Trouble Man1972performer: "Trouble Man", "Don't Mess With Mister "T"" / writer: "Trouble Man", "Don't Mess With Mister "T""
Marmaduke2010performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Boboquivari1971TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Frankie & Alice2010performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On" - as Marvin P Gaye
The Boys in the Band1970performer: "Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By"
The Bounty Hunter2010/Iperformer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
It Takes Two1969TV Series performer: "It Takes Two"
MediumTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Jonathan Winters Show1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2010
The Go!! Show1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio FiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
New American Bandstand 19651966TV Series writer - 1 episode
ScrubsTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2010
Where the Action Is1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Phantom Menace Review2009Video performer: "What's Going On" - uncredited / writer: "What's Going On" - uncredited
Hollywood a Go GoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965
Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Shindig!TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 1964 - 1965 performer - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965
Entourage2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
It's What's Happening, Baby!1965TV Special performer: "Pride and Joy" / writer: "Pride and Joy"
Fighting2009performer: "Theme from Trouble Man" / writer: "Theme from Trouble Man", "Let's Get It On"
The T.A.M.I. Show1964Documentary performer: "Hitchhike", "Can I Get a Witness", "Pride and Joy", "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" / writer: "Hitchhike", "Pride and Joy", "Stubborn Kind of Fellow"
Pirate Radio2009writer: "Dancing in the Street"
X Factor2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
La Mission2009performer: "Gotta Give It Up' / writer: "Gotta Give It Up'
Ugly Betty2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Eli Stone2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cinematic Titanic: Legacy of Blood2008Video writer: "Lets Get It On" - uncredited
Schlaflos in Oldenburg2008TV Movie writer: "Sexual healing"
Meet Dave2008writer: "Dancing in the Street" - as Marvin P. Gaye
Banda sonoraTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008 writer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008
Peep Show2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Name Is EarlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler" / writer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler"
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
House M.D.2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mad Money2008performer: "Got To Give It Up" / writer: "Got To Give It Up"
The Perfect Holiday2007writer: "Let's Get It On" - as Marvin P. Gaye
Chega de Saudade2007performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
This Christmas2007performer: "Got to Give It Up" / writer: "Got to Give It Up"
The Game Plan2007performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
The Nanny Diaries2007performer: "Got To Give It Up" / writer: "Got To Give It Up"
Eye See Me2007performer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler" / writer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler" - as Marvin P. Gaye
Transformers2007performer: "Sexual Healing" / writer: "Sexual Healing"
Blades of Glory2007performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Pride2007writer: "INNER CITY BLUES MAKE ME WANNA HOLLER" - as Marvin P. Gaye
Zodiac2007performer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler" / writer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler"
Norbit2007performer: "Sexual Healing" / writer: "Sexual Healing"
Duet Impossible2006TV Special performer: "I Heard It Through The Grape Vine"
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Naked Mile2006Video performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
El cantante2006performer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler" / writer: "Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler" - as Marvin P. Gaye
Bobby2006performer: "Ain't That Peculiar"
Crank2006writer: "Let's Get It On"
I Love the '70s: Volume 2TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
SingStar Rocks!2006Video Game performer: "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wellkåmm to Verona2006performer: "Your precious love"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game performer: "Sexual Healing" / writer: "Sexual Healing"
Arrested DevelopmentTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Incontrôlable2006performer: "Sexual Healing" / writer: "Sexual Healing"
Glory Road2006performer: "You're a Wonderful One", "Ain't That Peculiar" / writer: "Dancing in the Street" - as Marvin P. Gaye
Last Holiday2006"Let's Get It On" / performer: "Let's Get It On"
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Idol2004-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes
L'anniversaire2005performer: "Sexual Healing" / writer: "Sexual Healing"
Australian Idol2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Trust the Man2005performer: "Let's Get it On" / writer: "Let's Get it On"
Four Brothers2005"INNER CITY BLUES MAKE ME WANNA HOLLER" / performer: "TROUBLE MAN", "'T' PLAYS IT COOL", "INNER CITY BLUES MAKE ME WANNA HOLLER", "CLEO'S APARTMENT" / writer: "TROUBLE MAN", "'T' PLAYS IT COOL", "CLEO'S APARTMENT"
Motown: The Early Years2005TV Movie documentary writer: "Dancing in the Street"
Nearing Grace2005performer: "Got to Give it Up" / writer: "Got to Give it Up"
Broken Flowers2005performer: "I Want You"
California Dreamin': The Songs of 'The Mamas & the Papas'2005TV Movie documentary writer: "Dancing in the Street"
Ocean's Twelve2004performer: "What's Going On" / writer: "What's Going On"
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
After the Sunset2004performer: "Boombastic Sting/Shaggy Remix" / writer: "Boombastic Sting/Shaggy Remix"
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason2004performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On" - as Gaye
School for Seduction2004performer: "Let's Get it On" / writer: "Let's Get it On"
Desperate HousewivesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Mr 30002004performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Six Feet Under2002-2004TV Series 2 episodes
Karaoke Revolution Volume 22004Video Game "Let's Get It On"
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers2004performer: "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
Idols!2004TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Cold CaseTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
The SopranosTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
The Girl Next Door2004performer: "WHAT'S GOING ON" / writer: "WHAT'S GOING ON"
Feestje2004writer: "Sexual Healing" - as M.Gaye
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Something's Gotta Give2003performer: "Let's Get It On" / writer: "Let's Get It On"
Sangre2003/I"Let's get it on"
Ídolos2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
True Crime: Streets of LA2003Video Game writer: "The Formula"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking Down2014/IIShort background music
A Most Violent Year2014performer: song: Inner City Blues / writer: song: Inner City Blues
Aint No Blurred Lines2013Short original music by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chrome and Hot Leather1971Jim
The Ballad of Andy Crocker1969TV MovieDavid Owens

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Applesauce Affair2009Short original music by
Trouble Man1972

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charlie2012/IShort special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1983TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
1983 NBA All-Star Game1983TV SpecialHimself
The 10th Annual American Music Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
Diana Ross in Concert!1979TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1974-1977TV Series documentaryHimself / Guest
The Day the Music Died1977DocumentaryHimself
Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live 761976VideoHimself
The Midnight Special1974TV SeriesHimself - Host
Save the Children1973DocumentaryHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesSinger
The Jonathan Winters Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Today1967TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Malibu U.1967TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651962-1967TV SeriesHimself
Where the Action Is1965-1966TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Lloyd Thaxton Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Hullabaloo1965TV Series
The Ed Sullivan Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
It's What's Happening, Baby!1965TV SpecialHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1964-1965TV SeriesHimself
Shindig!1964-1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The T.A.M.I. Show1964DocumentaryHimself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
The Beat Room1964TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume I1994Video documentaryHimself - Performer
Shindig! Presents Motor City Magic1991Video documentaryHimself
Shindig! Presents Soul1991Video documentary shortHimself
Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Marvin Gaye1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ready Steady Go, Volume 21985DocumentaryHimself
6.20 Soul Train1985TV SeriesHimself
DTV: Golden Oldies1984VideoHimself
DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues1984VideoHimself
Top of the Pops1982TV SeriesHimself ('Sexual Healing' clip)
Beat! Beat! Beat!1966TV SeriesHimself - Musician
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wright Stuff2015TV SeriesHimself
My Music: '70s & '80s Soul Rewind2013TV MovieHimself
Rock Center with Brian Williams2013TV SeriesHimself
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHimself
My Brother Marvin2012DocumentaryHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
Motown Gold from 'The Ed Sullivan Show'2011Video documentaryHimself
Pearl Jam Twenty2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryHimself
My Music: Motown Memories2009TV MovieHimself
Final 242007TV Series documentaryHimself
Trailers from Hell2007TV SeriesHimself
U2: Window in the Skies2007Video shortHimself
Duet Impossible2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Be My Baby: The Girl Group Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Secret Map of Hollywood2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Soulful Sixties2004VideoHimself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentaryHimself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002DocumentaryHimself
Marvin Gaye: Behind the Legend2002VideoHimself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Top Ten2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
VH1 Legends1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Soul Train's 25th Anniversary1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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