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John Starks (II) (1938–2018)


JOHN "JABO" STARKS is perhaps best known in his role as drummer of The James Brown Band for many years.He was one of the key figures in the creation of Funk music, and had played on many of James Brown's hit records in the 1960's and 1970's . Prior to playing for Brown, he was the drummer for legendary Blues man Bobby "Blue" Bland. See full bio »

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(age 79) in Mobile, Alabama, USA

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Jerry Maguire Soundtrack
(1996)
Identity Thief Soundtrack
(2013)
Rush Hour 2 Soundtrack
(2001)

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 2018 Bumblebee (writer: "The Payback")
 2018 Luke Cage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- They Reminisce Over You (2018) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Julie Bowen/Justin Hartley/Dov Davidoff (2018) ... (writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess" - uncredited)
 2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Mack (2018) ... (writer: "The Payback")
 2017 I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (2017) ... (writer: "My Lovin'" - uncredited)
 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (2017) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)")
 2016 Scream Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Handidates (2016) ... (writer: "Pump It Up" - uncredited)
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Gemma Bissix (2016) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" - uncredited)
- Tamara Beckwith (2016) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" - uncredited)
 2016 The Blacklist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Director (No. 24): Conclusion (2016) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2015 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Good Morning Orlando (2015) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
 2014 Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (Documentary) (writer: "The Payback")
 2014 Get on Up (writer: "The Payback")
 2013 Identity Thief (writer: "The Payback")
 2012 Django Unchained (writer: "Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)")
 2012 The Filthy Frank Show (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ask Filthy Frank #4 (Killing Babies and Power Rangers) (2012) ... (writer: "The Payback")
 2010 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Local Hero/Overboard (2010) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2010 The Joe Rogan Experience (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joey Diaz & Eddie Bravo (2010) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2010 The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool (2010) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2008 Soul Power (Documentary) (writer: "Payback" - as John H. Starks)
 2008 The Wackness (writer: "Can't You See")
 2007 Are We Done Yet? (writer: "The Payback")
 2007 Pride (writer: "THE PAYBACK")
 2006 Star Stories (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wife's Life (2006) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2006 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #9 - Bigband (2006) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)")
 2005 Guess Who (writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess" (1974))
 2004 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Moral Midgetry (2004) ... (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (writer: "The Payback" - uncredited)
 2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (writer: "Dunkie Butt")
 2004/I Twisted ("Papa Don't Take No Mess")
 2004 The Woodsman (writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess Pt. 1" (1991))
 2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.14 (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
 2003 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 10 Results Show (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
- Top 10 Performance Show: Australian #1's (2003) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
 2002 Beat the Devil (Short) (writer: "The Payback")
 2002 Poolhall Junkies (writer: "Payback")
 2001 How High (writer: "The Payback")
 2001 Bones (writer: "Revenge of Jimmy Bones")
 2001 Rush Hour 2 (writer: "Pass the Peas")
 2000 Aleph, lectures contades (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Toni Morrison (2000) ... (writer: "Gimme Some More (Very Live)")
 1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (writer: "The Boss", "The Payback")
 1997 How to Be a Player (writer: "The Payback")
 1996 Jerry Maguire (writer: "Pass the Peas")
 1996 Get on the Bus (writer: "Papa Don't Take No Mess")
 1996 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.11 (1996) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
 1995 Dead Presidents (writer: "The Payback")
 1995 Michael Jackson's Scream: HIStory in the Making - An MTV News Special (TV Short documentary) (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes" - uncredited)
 1994 Sister, Sister (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hair Today (1994) ... (writer: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)")
 1994 Crooklyn (writer: "Pass The Peas")
 1993 Sugar Hill (writer: "Money")
 1992-1993 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 6 May 1993 (1993) ... (writer: "That's the Way Love Goes")
- Episode #29.20 (1992) ... (writer: "My Lovin'")
 1993 Who's the Man? (writer: "You Don't Have to Worry" - as Starks)
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series) ("Keep It Goin'")
 1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Movie) (writer: "THE PAYBACK")
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

John 'Jabo' Sparks | John 'Jab'o' Starks | John 'Jabo' Starks
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Has two children a daughter Sonya and a son Mark, and two grandchildren.

Nickname:

Jabo

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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