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Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Spike Lee

Cast (in credits order)  

Michael Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Jackson 5 ... Themselves (archive footage)
Berry Gordy ... Himself
Suzanne De Passe ... Herself
Katherine Jackson ... Herself
Valerie Simpson Valerie Simpson ... Herself
Steven Manning Steven Manning ... Himself
Joe Jackson ... Himself
Marlon Jackson ... Himself
Jackie Jackson ... Himself
Joe Vogel Joe Vogel ... Himself
Scott Osborn Scott Osborn ... Himself, TV show host (archive footage)
Lee Daniels ... Himself
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Leon Huff Leon Huff ... Himself
Kenny Gamble ... Himself
John Leguizamo ... Himself
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson ... Himself (as Questlove)
Walter Yetnikoff ... Himself
Ron Alexenburg Ron Alexenburg ... Himself
Steve Popovich Steve Popovich ... Himself (archive footage)
Kobe Bryant ... Himself
John Branca John Branca ... Himself
Bobby Colomby ... Himself
Jason King Jason King ... Himself
Greg Phillinganes ... Himself
Jonathan Moffett Jonathan Moffett ... Himself
Dick Clark ... Himself (archive footage)
Verdine White ... Himself
Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)
Gene Kelly ... Himself (archive footage)
Rosie Perez ... Herself
Misty Copeland ... Herself
Fatima Robinson Fatima Robinson ... Herself
Karen Langford Karen Langford ... Herself
Spike Lee ... Himself
Barry Michael Cooper ... Himself
Rob Cohen ... Himself
Joel Schumacher ... Himself
Sidney Lumet ... Himself (archive footage)
Harry Weinger Harry Weinger ... Himself
Quincy Jones ... Himself
Jane Pauley ... Herself (archive footage)
Liza Minnelli ... Herself (archive footage)
Maurice Warfield ... Himself
Steven Ivory Steven Ivory ... Himself
Bruce Swedien ... Himself
Rodney Jerkins ... Himself
DJ Spinna DJ Spinna ... Himself
Mark Ronson ... Himself
Mali Music ... Himself
The Weeknd ... Himself
David Byrne ... Himself
John Legend ... Himself
Siedah Garrett ... Herself
Lemon Andersen Lemon Andersen ... Himself
Bob Birch Bob Birch ... Himself (archive footage)
Louis Johnson Louis Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)
Esperanza Spalding ... Herself
Tom Bähler ... Himself
L.A. Reid ... Himself
Eddie Murphy ... Himself (archive footage)
Stevie Wonder ... Himself
Susaye Greene Susaye Greene ... Herself
Pharrell Williams ... Himself
David Foster ... Himself
Carole Bayer Sager ... Herself
Larkin Arnold Larkin Arnold ... Himself
Dan Beck Dan Beck ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patti Austin ... Herself (archive footage)
David Berkowitz ... Himself (archive footage)
Nadia Boulanger Nadia Boulanger ... Himself (archive footage)
Sylvia Chase Sylvia Chase ... Herself (archive footage)
Frankie Crocker Frankie Crocker ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Dahl Steve Dahl ... Himself (archive footage)
Paris Eley Paris Eley ... Himself (archive footage)
Dream Hampton Dream Hampton ... Herself
La Toya Jackson ... Herself (archive footage)
Randy Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Tito Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul McCartney ... Himself (archive footage)
Don Myrick Don Myrick ... Himself (archive footage)
Diana Ross ... Herself / Dorothy (archive footage)
Brooke Shields ... Herself (archive footage)
Justin Timberlake ... Himself (archive footage)
David Williams David Williams ... Himself (archive footage)
Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson ... Himself (archive footage)
Nick Ashford ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Burt Bacharach ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Chuck Berry ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Brown ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Irene Cara ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cher ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Miles Davis ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barry Diller ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jane Fonda ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Redd Foxx ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Marvin Gaye ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Margaux Hemingway ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lena Horne ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jermaine Jackson ... Himself (uncredited)
Jim Lange ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Little Richard ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Curtis Mayfield ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Linda McCartney ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Stephanie Mills Stephanie Mills ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tatum O'Neal ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Valerie Perrine ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Johnny Ramone ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lou Reed ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martha Reeves ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lionel Richie ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Steve Rubell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Paul Simon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Patti Smith ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rod Temperton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Philip Michael Thomas ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Steven Tyler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Diane von Fürstenberg ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tina Weymouth ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Demond Wilson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Produced by 

Barrington Giles Kirven ... associate producer (as Barrington G. Kirven)
Heather Parish ... line producer

Cinematography by 

Kerwin DeVonish

Film Editing by 

Ryan Denmark

Sound Department 

Philip Stockton ... supervising sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department 

Lanchel Brutus ... camera operator
Ernest Dickerson Jr. ... camera operator
Wayne A. Goring ... camera operator (as Wayne Goring)
Cinqué Lee ... camera operator
Alex Lim ... additional assistant camera
Spirit Tawfiq ... assistant camera

Editorial Department 

Dylan Ball ... digital intermediate assist
Barry Alexander Brown ... additional editor
Matt Caruso ... digital intermediate producer
Mark Anthony Dellas ... digital intermediate engineer
Christian G. Farfan ... conform editor
Roman Hankewycz ... colorist
David Valdez ... assistant editor
Kevin Vale ... senior digital intermediate producer

Music Department 

Craig Huxley ... Producer Synclavier Sound Package, Blaster Beam

Other crew 

Jessica Berman Bogdan ... archival clearances
Cathy Carapella ... archival clearances
Yves Hofer ... Production Coordinator
Jon Marin ... staff: 40 Acres
Tim Merrill ... archival researcher
Eden Marie Picazo ... archivist
Chris Robertson ... archival clearances

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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