James Taylor Net Worth

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James Taylor’s father Isaac was a physician, but his mother Gertrude  was a singer. and no doubt encouraged  James; he began the accumulation of his net worth by forming a band ‘The Flying Machine’ together with the drummer Joel O’Brien and the bass player Zachary Wiesner. The band performed the songs written by James himself. Unfortunately he became addicted to heroin, and the band split up. His father took responsibility into his hands and James recovered in rehab.

In 1976 Taylor decided to pursue a solo career, and as Peter Asher and Paul McCartney liked his demo records, he began working under the label of Apple Records. At the time his first self-titled studio album was released he was again recovering from addiction to heroin and methedrin, and he decided to stay in the USA and work with Asher as his manager under the label of Warner Bros. His second studio album ‘Sweet Baby James’ brought James fame and significantly increased his net worth. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award and was certified three times Platinum. As he showed his talents to  audiences, he continued his great job with the following album ‘Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon’, which received certification being two times Platinum. The song ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ from this  album brought Taylor and Carole King a Grammy Award as the Song of the Year. His net worth was growing steadily.

Taylor continued to work at this pace, and released a number of studio albums, including ‘One Man Dog’ in 1972, ‘Walking Man’ in 1974, ‘Gorilla’ in 1975, ‘In The Pocket’ in 1976, ‘JT’ in 1977, ‘Flag’ in 1979, ‘Dad Loves His Work’ in 1981, ‘That’s Why I’m Here’ in 1985, ‘Never Die Young’ in 1988, ‘The Moon Shine’ in 1991, ‘Hourglass’ in 1997, ‘October Road’ in 2002 and ‘Covers’ in 2008. In addition to his sixteen studio albums James Taylor net worth was also increased by his four live, six compilation, a tribute, an extended play, seven video albums and forty singles. Curiously, James has only recently scored a #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, but his net worth is still very healthy even allowing for that gap in his repertoire.

James Taylor’s net worth rose after each Grammy Award. He has won three Grammy Awards for the Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, one for the Best Album, one the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals and the last one for a Person of the Year. Moreover, Taylor’s net worth was increased after a long list of other significant awards including George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, the Montréal Jazz Spirit Award and other.

In his personal life, James Taylor was married to singer Carly Simon(1972-83) with whom he has two children. He has also been married to actress Kathryn Walker(1985-05), and has been married to Carole Smedvig since 2001.

Structural info

  • Full Name: James Taylor
  • Net Worth: $60 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 12, 1948
  • Place Of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Organist, Musician, Actor, Lyricist, Composer
  • Education: Milton Academy
  • Nationality: United States of America
  • Spouse: Caroline Smedvig (m. 2001), Kathryn Walker (m. 1985–1995), Carly Simon (m. 1972–1983)
  • Children: Ben Taylor, Sally Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Henry Taylor
  • Parents: Gertrude Taylor, Isaac M. Taylor, You`ve Got A Friend, Fire And Rain, Carolina In My Mind, Curitiba – State of Paraná, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Porto Alegre – State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Siblings: Livingston Taylor, Alex Taylor, Kate Taylor, Hugh Taylor, You`ve Got A Friend, Fire And Rain, Carolina In My Mind, Curitiba – State of Paraná, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Porto Alegre – State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Nicknames: James Vernon Taylor , Stringbean , JT
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JamesTaylor
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesTaylor_com
  • Google+: http://plus.google.com/+jamestaylor
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamestaylor_com/
  • MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jamestaylormyspace
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0852510
  • Awards: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Hit Parade Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Grammy Awards (1971,1977, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006), Emmy Award (2014), Presidential Medal of Freedom (2015)
  • Record Labels: Warner Bros, Apple Records
  • Albums: Before This World (2015), Live at the Troubadour (2010), Never Die Young (1988), Greatest Hits (1976), Walking Man (1974), ‘One Man Dog’ (1972), ‘Gorilla’ (1975)
  • Nominations: Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Cou…
  • Movies: Curitiba – State of Paraná, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Porto Alegre – State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Paul Simon and Friends, James Taylor: A MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute, Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004, James Taylor: Pull Over, Live at the Beacon Theatre,…

Quotes

  • When you write a song, it may come from a personal space, but it very seldom actually represents you. It comes out of a sort of mood of melancholy, somehow. It’s almost theatrical.
  • Americans work a long away ahead of themselves because of the size of the place. To make any impact at all you have to promote yourself with live performances ages before a release.
  • I have a studio in a barn at home – we rehearse there, we film there and we record there. It’s fun to hang out with my guys and see what comes out next.
  • I was a huge Beatles fan. We could talk about who I listened to growing up and what my sources were, but certainly the Beatles were a late, important resource for me, and I just took my guitar and a handful of songs, and I decided, well, I’ll just go over and travel around Europe and see what comes of it.
  • I’m very unstable; there’s no stability in a musician’s life at all. You live on a bus or on the road hand to mouth and you don’t know where your money’s coming from.
  • One of my earliest memories was me singing ‘Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’ at the top of my voice when I was seven. I got totally carried away. My grandmother, Sarah, was in the next room. I didn’t even realise she was there. I was terribly embarrassed.
  • I don’t reinvent myself in any major way. It seems to be a slow evolution. I go back and visit certain themes that I feel strongly about and resonate with me emotionally.
  • I know there are people who don’t like their audience or like the experience of being recognized or celebrated, but my audience has been very good – they don’t bother me and when they do contact me it’s usually on the nicest possible terms.
  • Performing is a profound experience, at least for me. It’s not as if I sit down and play ‘Fire and Rain’ by myself, just to hear it again. But to offer it up… the energy that it somehow summons live takes me right back, and I do get a reconnection to the emotions.
  • Though ‘Fire and Rain’ is very personal, for other people it resonates as a sort of commonly held experience… And that’s what happens with me. I write things for personal reasons, and then in some cases it… can be a shared experience.
  • When I cleaned up some 17 odd years ago, I felt terrible for about six months. The only thing that gave me any real relief was strenuous physical activity.
  • Time will take your money, but money won’t buy time.
  • I played the cello from when I was ten, and then I bought a guitar from the father of some friends of mine and played that for a while. And then when I was fourteen or so, I bought a guitar – a real nice one – in Durham, North Carolina, that I worked with up until I was about twenty-five.
  • I think that American music, for me, it’s a synthesis of a lot of different things. But for me growing up in North Carolina, the stuff that I was listening to, the things that I was hearing, it was all about black music, about soul music.
  • It’s a real wrenching thing to go from being a private person to being a public person, especially when you’re being autobiographical. But it’s what everyone wants – to get everyone’s attention, to have your music make a living for you, to be validated in that way.
  • Photographers and reporters are mostly after me. They want to know what I read and what I’m like and I don’t really know myself, so how can I tell them?
  • Television news is now entertainment, and the stories are being written by the people that have a special interest in them.
  • The Beatles were a phenomenon, but they were also ordinary blokes like anyone else. I was lucky enough to see that side.
  • The best thing is when you hear somebody take your song and make something great of it.
  • There’ll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done.
  • Things started to get out of control when I began reading that I was a superstar.
  • It’s probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it’s a failure.
  • Knowing when to quit is probably a very important thing, but I just am not ready.
  • Once you get that two-way energy thing going, everyone benefits hugely.
  • People have used my songs and guitar style to teach guitar for a long time.
  • Performing is a profound experience, at least for me.
  • I think that we’re all totally isolated beings and always will be.
  • I was a functional addict.
  • If I were to try to identify a turning point I’d say that was it – getting clean.
  • If the gig’s going really well, I’m incredibly happy on stage and really feel good about my life and things.
  • If you feel like singing along, don’t.
  • I don’t know much about God. But if everything does originate with God, then certainly songs do as well.
  • I don’t read music. I don’t write or read music.
  • I had a very moral upbringing, and spiritual in a sort of not very specific way.
  • I have a love-hate relationship with the Grammys because I don’t see the music world as a competitive sport.
  • I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.
  • Music is my living. I enjoy selling my music.
  • I’m glad about what’s happening to the music business. This last crop of people we had in the 90s, who are going away now, they didn’t like music. They didn’t trust musicians. They wanted something else from it.
  • I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.
  • I can take criticisms but not compliments.
  • I don’t get into heavy political numbers because I don’t find them lyrical.
  • I tend to write out the first iteration of a lyric here and then go over here and make variations on it, on the page opposite.
  • I was in chemical jail.
  • I’m looking forward to being able to retire from being a public figure and being able to afford to be myself!
  • It’s a real wrenching thing to go from being a private person to being a public person, especially when you’re being autobiographical.
  • It’s hard to find a way forward. When you’re 18 it happens in huge chunks every day, but after 20 years, growth is much more costly.
  • I think people are isolated because of the nature of human consciousness, and they like it when they feel the connection between themselves and someone else.
  • If you’re an addict, it controls your life and your life becomes uncontrollable. It’s boring and painful, filling your system with something that makes you stare at your shoes for six hours.
  • A concert is always like a feast day to me.
  • I enjoy selling my music. I don’t enjoy selling myself.
  • I sometimes wonder how many of these lifetime achievement awards you can accept before you have to do the decent thing and die.
  • Songwriting is too mysterious and uncontrolled a process for me to direct it towards any one thing.
  • Bruce Springsteen’s a rock star. Elton John is a rock star. I’m a folk musician. Honestly, I think that’s true.
  • Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to have made a lot of difference to my audience that I’m as bald as a billiard ball!
  • I think it surprises a lot of people that I’m still around, you know, still – that I’m not pushing up daisies, as they say.
  • If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed, I agree with you.
  • It is a process of discovery. It’s being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way.
  • I don’t play the kind of music that works in a football stadium.
  • I am myself for a living. I don’t animate a character.
  • I don’t think anyone really says anything new.
  • I’m glad that I still have the ability to tour in Europe. I do love it.
  • Somehow it helps just to take something that’s internal and externalize it, to see it in front of you.
  • That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.
  • Ireland, Italy and Brazil are the most musical places for me. They’re extremely musical cultures and anything you pitch they basically catch.
  • To me, very much of what is artistic is people’s very creative and inventive ways out of impossible situations.
  • Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That’s what it couldn’t stand.
  • What I’ve always done as an entertainer is try to come up with things that people will find interesting, or compelling, or humorous.
  • I collect hats. That’s what you do when you’re bald.
  • It is the most delightful thing that ever happens to me, when I hear something coming out of my guitar and out of my mouth that wasn’t there before.
  • We all have to face pain, and pain makes us grow.
  • I’m trying to look at my blessings and how amazingly well against all odds things have turned out for me.
  • I don’t take compliments very easily. I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.
  • I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.
  • You have to choose whether to love yourself or not.
  • Certain things in life are more important than the usual crap that everyone strives for.
  • I don’t read music. I don’t write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.
  • People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don’t get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don’t start a family before you’re ready to settle down.
  • Being on a boat that’s moving through the water, it’s so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what’s important and what’s not.
  • I find it a lot healthier for me to be someplace where I can go outside in my bare feet.
  • The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
  • Music is like a huge release of tension.

Facts

  • When Taylor was still an unknown singer-songwriter starting out in the sixties, British producer Peter Asher, then head of A&R at The Beatles’s Apple Records, signed him and produced his first album in London titled, “James Taylor” (1968) featuring tracks “Something in the Way She Moves”, “Rainy Day Man”, “Carolina in My Mind”, etc.
  • Performed in Beverly Hills, California, USA, at a fund-raiser for John Kerry’s Democratic presidential campaign on 30 March 2004. [March 2004]
  • Is a staunch Democrat.
  • He was awarded the 2010 National Medal of Arts for his contributions to American music. His voice and guitar playing are among the most recognized in popular music and his expansive list of songs has had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life.
  • Ex-brother-in-law of Lucy Simon, Joanne Simon and Peter Simon.
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.
  • 10/4/07: Grandchild Bodhi Taylor Bragonier born.
  • Was once signed by The Beatles’ Apple label in the late 1960s.
  • He was voted the 84th Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
  • Was nominated for Broadway’s 1978 Tony Award, for both music and lyrics, as one of several people sharing a nomination as Best Score for “Working.”
  • October 2004: Performed the Star Spangled Banner at Fenway Park in Boston for Game 2 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox.
  • 2004: In the fall he participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
  • Has twin sons, Henry and Rufus, with his 3rd wife, born via a surrogate mother.
  • 3/30/04: Performed in Beverly Hills, CA, at a fund-raiser for John Kerry’s Democratic presidential campaign.
  • His late brother, Alex Taylor, and (still-living) sister Kate Taylor were both singer-songwriters; younger brother Livingston Taylor is still an active folk-pop-jazz performer.
  • 2000: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Children with Carly Simon: Ben Taylor and Sally Taylor. Both are involved in music.

Trademarks

  • Acoustic romantic ballads
  • Smooth and distinctive singing voice

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Frontline 2012 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Mr. Sunshine 2011 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Way 2010/I performer: “Country Road”
You Don’t Know Jack 2010 TV Movie performer: “Copperline” / writer: “Copperline”
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special performer: “In My Life” – uncredited
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009 TV Series performer – 1 episode
House M.D. 2009 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin’ Alright 2009 Video performer: “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You”
Funny People 2009 performer: “Carolina in My Mind”, “Fire and Rain” / writer: “Carolina in My Mind”, “Fire and Rain”
Qwerty 2008 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert, ‘Live’ from Memphis 2007 Video writer: “Steamroller Blues”
Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 2007 TV Movie performer: “Woodstock”
The Holiday 2006 performer: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” 1944
Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender 2006 Video writer: “Steamroller Blues”
Tony Bennett: Duets – The Making of an American Classic 2006 Video performer: “Put on a Happy Face”
Aloha from Sweden 2006 Video writer: “Steamroller Blues”
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Cars 2006 performer: “Our Town”
Kupetzky 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Saturday Night Live in the ’80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary performer: “That Lonesome Road” / writer: “That Lonesome Road”
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony 2005 Video documentary performer: “America the Beautiful”
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon 2005 TV Special writer: “Thanksgiving Day Song”
The West Wing TV Series writer – 2 episodes, 2002 – 2004 performer – 1 episode, 2004
Canadian Idol 2003 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar 2002 Video writer: “Fire And Rain”
Stella Shorts 1998-2002 2002 Video performer: “Fire and Rain”
Barend en Van Dorp 2002 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Saturday Night Live TV Series writer – 4 episodes, 1976 – 2002 performer – 4 episodes, 1976 – 1993
Heartbreakers 2001 writer: “Like Everyone She Knows”
Roswell 2001 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Ladies Man 2000 “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”
Remember the Titans 2000 performer: “Fire and Rain” / writer: “Fire and Rain”
Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 TV Mini-Series arranger: “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier” / performer: “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier”
Stars in Their Eyes 1996 TV Series writer – 1 episode
3rd Rock from the Sun 1996 TV Series 1 episode
Bye Bye Love 1995 producer: “I Will”
Aprender a volar 1994 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Simpsons TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1994 writer – 1 episode, 1994
Beverly Hills, 90210 1993 TV Series performer – 1 episode
A League of Their Own 1992 performer: “It’s Only a Paper Moon”, “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”
Sharon, Lois & Bram Sing A to Z 1992 Video “Jellyman Kelly”
Towards Evening 1990 “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”
Sing Yourself Silly! 1990 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
Tap 1989 performer: “All I Want Is Forever’ – as James “J.T.” Taylor
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie performer: “Jellyman Kelly”
Running on Empty 1988 performer: “Fire And Rain” / writer: “Fire And Rain”
Knight Rider TV Series writer – 2 episodes, 1982 – 1985 performer – 1 episode, 1985
Smooth Talk 1985 performer: “Limousine Driver”, “Handy Man”, “Is That the Way You Look”
Always 1985 performer: “Secret O’ Life” / writer: “Secret O’ Life”
American Playhouse TV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 1982 music – 1 episode, 1982 performer – 1 episode, 1982
Promises in the Dark 1979 performer: “WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD”
WKRP in Cincinnati TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1979 writer – 1 episode, 1979
B.J. and the Bear 1979 TV Series writer – 1 episode
FM 1978 performer: “Your Smiling Face” / writer: “Your Smiling Face”
James at 16 1977-1978 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1975 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Really Raquel 1974 TV Special writer: “Steam Roller”
The Millionairess 1974 writer: “Fire and Rain” – uncredited
Badlands 1973 Theme “Migration”
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii 1973 TV Special documentary writer: “Steamroller Blues”
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii – Rehearsal Concert 1973 TV Movie writer: “Steamroller Blues”
Once Upon a Wheel 1971 Documentary performer: “Fire And Rain” / writer: “Fire And Rain”
The Johnny Cash Show TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1971 writer – 1 episode, 1971
Bracken’s World 1970 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Madam Secretary 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Voice 2012-2015 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
Late Night with Seth Meyers TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2015 writer – 1 episode, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2015 writer – 1 episode, 2015
Wish I Was Here 2014 writer: “Sweet Baby James”
Glee 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Dom Hemingway 2013 “Fire and Rain”
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap TV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2012 writer – 1 episode, 2012
Actor
Title Year Status Character
A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House 2016 TV Series
Mr. Sunshine 2011 TV Series Billy
Funny People 2009 James Taylor
The West Wing 2004 TV Series James Taylor
The Simpsons 1994 TV Series James Taylor
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series Trucker
Two-Lane Blacktop 1971 The Driver
Music Department
Title Year Status Character
Great Performances 2008 TV Series music producer – 1 episode
James Taylor Live 1998 TV Movie documentary music producer
Smooth Talk 1985 musical director
Composer
Title Year Status Character
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series 1 episode
The Jack Jones Special 1974 TV Movie
Writer
Title Year Status Character
Great Performances 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
Dom Hemingway 2013 special thanks
Capturing the Friedmans 2003 Documentary special thanks
Self
Title Year Status Character
Weekend Today 2016 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Today 1979-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself – Musical Guest
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2016 TV Movie Himself
Singer-Songwriters at the BBC 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself
38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2015 TV Special Himself – Performer
Oprah’s Master Class 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
The Best Hit USA 2015 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2007-2015 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007-2015 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself – Musical Guest
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2015 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2015 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
There We Were: The Recording of James Taylor’s Before This World 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Charlie Rose 2002-2015 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
C à vous 2015 TV Series Himself
Tom Rush: No Regrets 2013 Documentary Himself
Boston Strong an Evening of Support and Celebration 2013 TV Movie Himself
In Performance at the White House: The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song – Carole King 2013 TV Movie Himself
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012 TV Special Himself – Singer
Great Performances 2012 TV Series Himself – Soloist
Ànima 2012 TV Series Himself
The Colbert Report 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
In Performance at the White House Country Music 2011 TV Special Singer
9/11 Memorial from Ground Zero, Tenth Anniverary 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself – Singer
The Love We Make 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2011 TV Movie Himself – Performer
MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young 2011 TV Movie Himself – Singer
46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2011 TV Special Himself – Performer
Troubadours 2011 Documentary Himself
American Masters 2003-2011 TV Series documentary Himself / Singer / Songwriter
More to Live For 2010 Documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2010 TV Special Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself – Musician
Ray Charles America 2010 Documentary Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself – Performer: In Memoriam Segment
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself – Musical Guest
Carole King & James Taylor: Live at the Troubadour 2010 TV Movie Himself – Vocals, Guitar
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert 2009 TV Special Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin’ Alright 2009 Video Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself – Musical Guest / Himself – From New York
This Morning 2009 TV Series Himself
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial 2009 TV Special Himself
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with… 2008 TV Series Himself
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace 2008 TV Movie Himself
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself – Performer
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Himself
Later… With Jools Holland 1997-2008 TV Series Himself
1968 with Tom Brokaw 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2007 TV Special Performer
Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 2007 TV Movie Himself
Tony Bennett: Duets – The Making of an American Classic 2006 Video Himself
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch 2004 TV Special James Taylor – Interviewee
2004 World Series 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself
National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
James Taylor: Pull Over 2003 Video Himself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself – Performer
CMT Crossroads 2002 TV Series Himself – Performer
Parkinson 2002 TV Series Himself
Barend en Van Dorp 2002 TV Series Himself – Musician
The Concert for New York City 2001 TV Special documentary Performer
Rock in Rio 1985-2001 TV Series Himself / Himself – Performer
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation… Divisible 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell 2000 TV Special Himself – Performer
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
James Taylor Live 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Miracle on Highway 31 1997 TV Movie Himself
Live by Request: James Taylor 1997 TV Movie Himself
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself
VH1 Honors 1994 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Saturday Night Live 1976-1993 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
James Taylor: Going Home 1992 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Sesame Street 1985-1992 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1991 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia 1990 TV Movie Himself
The Ghost of Faffner Hall 1989 TV Series Himself
AIDS: The Facts of Life 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie Himself
ABC Presents: A Royal Gala 1988 TV Movie Himself – Singers
Sunday Night 1988 TV Series Himself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
In Our Hands 1984 Documentary Himself
No Nukes 1980 Documentary Himself
Beat-Club 1972 TV Series
In Concert 1970-1971 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1971 TV Series Guest
One in Ten a Singer and His Songs 1971 TV Series Himself
Disco 2 1970-1971 TV Series Himself
The Johnny Cash Show 1971 TV Series Himself – Singer
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Bobbie Gentry 1969 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Welcome to the Basement 2015 TV Series The Driver
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Himself
The O’Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself
The Drug Years 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live in the ’80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Singing in the Shadow: The Children of Rock Royalty 2003 Documentary Himself
The Beatles Anthology 1996 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams 1991 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Sing Yourself Silly! 1990 Video short Himself

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