Mar. 14th, 1933
Chicago, Illinois, USA
5' 6 1/2"
Quincy Jones' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2002 - Austin Powers in Goldmember
1999 - Fantasia/2000
1978 - The Wiz
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Music Producer (segment "Ray Charles")
Himself - Guest
- At 17, he began his career playing trumpet and arranging for 'Lionel Hampton' (qv), and later 'Count Basie' (qv), 'Frank Sinatra' (qv), 'Dinah Washington' (qv), 'Sarah Vaughan (I)' (qv), 'Dizzy Gillespie' (qv), and 'Peggy Lee (I)' (qv).
- He appeared in the music video and was the conductor and producer of the song "We Are The World."
- Son of Quincy Delight Jones and wife Sarah Frances Wells, the daughter of ... Welles and wife Mary Belle Lanier, who in turn was the illegitimate daughter by an unknown woman of James Balance Lanier (himself the second cousin four times removed of President George Washington through the Washington line, being also related to 'Lee Marvin' (qv) and Senator 'John McCain (I)' (qv)).
- Attended Berklee College of Music (then called Schillinger House) in Boston, Massachusetts. He is considered to be Berklee's most famous alumnus, so much so that his original admission application is housed in a display case at the school.
- Recipient of 26 Grammys, which is currently more than any living recording artist (Sir 'Georg Solti' (qv) holds the all-time record with 31 Grammys.)
- Quincy Jones received the John F. Kennedy Center Honors in 2001. He also produced and directed the "We Are the World" video in 1985 after the American Music Awards show.
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
- Awarded the Polar Music Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Award, in 1994.