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Bobby McFerrin is an American singer famous for his 1988 hit song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” who has a net worth of $4 million dollars. It had been featured in the Tom Cruise film “Cocktail”. In spite of this success, McFerrin’s first recorded work, the self-titled record Bobby McFerrin, had not been made until 1982, when he was 32 years old. Before that he spent six years developing his musical style, the initial two years of which he tried to not listen to other vocalists in any way, so as to prevent sounding like them.

Bobby McFerrin Net Worth $4 Million Dollars

McFerrin is famous for his exceptional vocal techniques, including giving the chimera of polyphony by singing alongside the air, using percussive effects and making big leaps in pitch. He’s a ten-time Grammy Award winner.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 11, 1950
Birth place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Profession:Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Debbie Green (m. 1975)
Children:Taylor McFerrin, Madison McFerrin, Jevon McFerrin
Parents:Sara Copper, Robert McFerrin
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His composition "The 23rd Psalm (Dedicated to My Mother)" was adopted as a hymn by the Unitarian-Universalist Association, and appears in their supplemental hymnal "Singing the Journey" (Hymn # 1038).
2Has guest conducted many orchestras and choirs across the country but had his first experience conducting a concert band in Stevens Point, Wisconsin where he conducted the Wind Ensembles from UW-Stevens Point and Stevens Point Area Senior High School.
3His "Don't Worry, Be Happy" was the first "a capella" song to top the charts
4His song, "Don't Worry Be Happy," went to #1 on the U.S. charts September of 1988. He then won the Grammy for "best Male Pop Vocalist," "Best Song," and "Record of the Year." To his dismay and without permission, "Don't Worry Be Happy" was used in George Bush's reelection campaign.
5Son of opera singer Robert McFerrin .
6Has a four-octave vocal range.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Known for his vocal percussion and a cappella singing


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cultural Music-Dance ProgramGreat Performances (1971)· Peter Gelb (executive producer)
· Pat Jaffe (executive producer/director)
· Molly McBride (producer)
· Laura Mitgang (producer)
1989Kids' Choice AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite SongFor the song "Don't Worry Be Happy"
1988ACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Music SpecialBobby McFerrin: Spontaneous Inventions (1987)
1987GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video, Long FormBobby McFerrin: Spontaneous Inventions (1987)· Bud Schaetzle (director)
· Martin J. Fischer (video line producer)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El making of del disc de La Marató2015TV Movie documentary writer: "Somriure és f
Rap Critic Reviews2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
P.O.V.2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Humbling2014performer: "Circlesong 6" / writer: "Circlesong 6"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Alive Inside2014Documentary performer: "Pentatonic Romp" / writer: "Pentatonic Romp"
Gympl s (r)ucením omezeným2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bi no tsuboTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Act of Killing2012Documentary lyrics: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - as McFerrin / writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - as McFerrin
Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree2012Documentary performer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" / writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
The Voice UK2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
3satfestival2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
First Position2011Documentary performer: "Allegro Prestissimo from Sonata for Two Cellos"
So You Think You Can Dance2008-2011TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Lemmy2010Documentary writer: "Don't Worry Be Happy"
The SimpsonsTV Series 1 episode, 1997 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Três Irmãs2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
WALL·E2008performer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" / writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
Battle in Seattle2007"Don't Worry Be Happy"
Forsthaus Falkenau2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Flushed Away2006writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
Barnyard2006performer: "Freedom Is a Voice" / writer: "Freedom Is a Voice"
Jarhead2005performer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" / writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
Guess Who2005performer: "Turtle Shoes" 1985 - as Bobby Mcferrin / writer: "Turtle Shoes" 1985 - as Bobby Mcferrin
Dawn of the Dead2004writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
Futurama2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
That '70s Show2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kindergarten2001TV Mini-Series performer: "HUSH" / writer: "HUSH"
Night VisionsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Hush!2001performer: "Hush Little Baby"
Private Dicks: Men Exposed1999TV Movie documentary performer: "Drive" / writer: "Drive"
Casper: A Spirited Beginning1997Video lyrics: "Don't Worry Be Happy" / music: "Don't Worry Be Happy" / performer: "Don't Worry Be Happy"
Welcome to Sarajevo1997performer: "Don't Worry Be Happy" / writer: "Don't Worry Be Happy"
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen1996Short documentary performer: "Minuet" from "String Quartet No. 1 in E Major"
Beavis and Butt-Head1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sei hoi yut gar1994TV Series performer: "Don't Worry Be Happy" / writer: "Don't Worry Be Happy"
Son of the Pink Panther1993performer: "The Pink Panther Theme"
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt1989Documentary performer: "Common Threads" / writer: "Common Threads"
Zeg 'ns Aaa1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Twins1988performer: "TURTLE SHOES" / writer: "TURTLE SHOES"
Cocktail1988performer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" / writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
Tommys Hollywood Report1988TV Movie performer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - uncredited / writer: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - uncredited
'Round Midnight1986performer: "'Round Midnight", "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "Chan's Song" "Never Said"
The Cosby Show1984TV Series performer: "Kiss Me"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Speechless2015/IIDocumentary completed
Circles2006Short music by
Lifecycles: A Story of AIDS in Malawi2003Documentary
Big Mama2000Short documentary
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt1989Documentary
Knick Knack1989Short
Bobby McFerrin: Don't Worry, Be Happy1988Video short
The Bronx Zoo1987TV Series
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin and How the Camel Got His Hump1987TV Movie
Elephant's Child1986TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Speechless2015/IIDocumentary performer completed
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt1989Documentary musician, along with Voicestra
The Cosby Show1987TV Series singer - 1 episode
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin and How the Camel Got His Hump1987TV Movie musician
Elephant's Child1986TV Movie musician

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wizard of Oz on Ice1996TV MovieThe Wizard of Oz / Host
Bobby McFerrin: Don't Worry, Be Happy1988Video shortBobby McFerrin
Santabear's High Flying Adventure1987TV ShortSantabear / Bullybear (voice)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Would Beethoven Do?2016DocumentaryHerself
Al Jarreau l'enchanteur2016DocumentaryHimself
The Music of Strangers2015DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Jazz and the Philharmonic2014TV MovieHimself
Alive Inside2014DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
Masterclass2013TV SeriesHimself
Hamburg Journal2012TV SeriesHimself
TEDTalks2011TV SeriesHimself
Bach & Friends2010Documentary
Later... With Jools Holland2010TV SeriesHimself (also Interview)
The Sing-Off2009TV Series
The Music Instinct2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Na plovárne2008TV SeriesHimself
An Evening with Quincy Jones2008TV MovieHimself
Rendezvous in New York2004Video documentaryHimself
Great Performances1996-2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host-Performer
Classic Yo-Yo Ma2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
In My Life: A Unique Recording Project from Sir George Martin1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sessions at West 54th1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Creating The Wizard of Oz on Ice1995VideoHimself
For Our Children1993VideoHimself
For Our Children: The Concert1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Son of the Pink Panther1993Himself (uncredited)
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration1993TV MovieHimself
Square One Television1990-1992TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street1987-1992TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986-1992TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Simply Mad About the Mouse1991Himself
Jon Hendricks: The Freddie Sessions1990Documentary shortHimself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHimself
The Ghost of Faffner Hall1989TV SeriesHimself
The Jim Henson Hour1989TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Family Feud1989TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Saturday Night Live1988TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 1988 MTV Video Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - presenter
Wired1988TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1988TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Opportunity1987ShortHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Live from Planet Earth1987TV Special
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987TV SeriesHimself
Bobby McFerrin: Spontaneous Inventions1987TV MovieHimself
Cap d'any a TV31986TV MovieHimself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Reading Rainbow1984TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest2009TV Series documentaryHimself - #31: 'Don't Worry Be Happy'
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sesame Street1993TV SeriesHimself

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