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Don Ferguson first became known to music audiences as a founding member of Was (Not Was), which he formed with childhood friend David Weiss in his hometown of suburban Detroit under the stage names Don Was and David Was. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Was (Not Was) released four studio albums that showcased their unique blend of soul, funk,... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Mad About You Music Department
Black Rain Soundtrack
See No Evil, Hear No Evil Miscellaneous Crew
Assassins Soundtrack


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 2019 Jenny Lewis: Red Bull & Hennessy (Video short) (performer: "Red Bull & Hennessy")
 2019 Jenny Lewis' On The Line Online (TV Movie) (performer: "Heads Gonna Roll", "Wasted Youth", "Red Bull & Hennessy", "Dogwood", "Party Clown", "Hollywood Lawn", "Taffy", "On the Line")
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Land Time Forgot (2017) ... (writer: "Walk the Dinosaur" - uncredited)
 2017 Fifty Shades Darker (producer: "They Can't Take That Away from Me", "I've Got You Under My Skin")
 2015 Danny Collins (producer: "Hey Baby Doll", "Don't Look Down") / (writer: "Don't Look Down")
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Michael Jackson Week (2012) ... (writer: "Walk the Dinosaur")
 2012 Tosh.0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bryan Adams Guy (2012) ... (writer: "Walk The Dinosaur" - uncredited)
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prom-asaurus (2012) ... (writer: "Walk the Dinosaur" - uncredited)
 2011 New Year's Eve (producer: "Have A Little Faith In Me", "Can't Turn You Loose")
 2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- TV's Funniest Neighbours (2011) ... (writer: "Walk the Dinosaur" - uncredited)
 2007 Then She Found Me (producer: "Cool, Clear Water" (edit))
 2007 Lucky You (producer: "They Ain't Got 'Em All")
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (producer: "You're So Vain")
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (producer: "Green Christmas")
 1999 Anywhere But Here (producer: "Leaving's Not Leaving", "Amity")
  Mad About You (TV Series) (producer - 139 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (writer - 139 episodes, 1993 - 1999)
- The Final Frontier (1999) ... (producer: "The Final Frontier") / (writer: "The Final Frontier")
- The Final Frontier (1999) ... (producer: "The Final Frontier") / (writer: "The Final Frontier")
- The Dirty Little Secret (1999) ... (producer: "The Final Frontier") / (writer: "The Final Frontier")
- Paved with Good Intentions (1999) ... (producer: "The Final Frontier") / (writer: "The Final Frontier")
- Stealing Burt's Car (1999) ... (producer: "The Final Frontier") / (writer: "The Final Frontier")
 1998 Hope Floats (producer: "Stop in the Name of Love", "Honest I Do", "Smile", "Chances Are", "What Makes You Stay", "To Get Me to You")
 1997 George of the Jungle (producer: "George Of The Jungle (Main Title)" (1996))
 1996 Michael (producer: "Feels Like Home" (1995))
 1996 Tin Cup (producer: "This Could Take All Night")
 1995 Assassins (producer: "Like a Rolling Stone")
 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Engagement (1995) ... (performer: "Final Frontier" - uncredited)
 1994 The Flintstones (writer: "WALK THE DINOSAUR")
 1994 The Paper (producer: "MAKE UP YOUR MIND")
 1993 Super Mario Bros. (writer: "WALK THE DINOSAUR")
 1992 That Night (producer: "Rule of My Heart")
 1991 Thelma & Louise (producer: "Part Of Me, Part Of You")
 1991 Switch (producer: "You Can't Resist It")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (writer: "Dad, I'm in Jail")
 1990 The Freshman (producer: "THERE SHE IS, MISS AMERICA", "MAGGIE'S FARM", "MONA LISA", "TEQUILA")
 1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (producer: "Sea Cruise", "I Ain't Got You") / (writer: "I'm Gonna' Be the One", "Booty Time")
 1990 Days of Thunder (producer: "You Gotta Love Someone")
 1990 Vital Signs (writer: "Walk the Dinosaur")
 1989 Black Rain (producer: "LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE NIGHT")
 1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil (performer: "ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN") / (producer: "ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN") / (writer: "ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN")
 1989 The Dream Team (writer: "WALK THE DINOSAUR")
 1989 Slaves of New York (writer: "Dad I'm In Jail")
 1989 Who's Harry Crumb? (producer: "Big Fun (Harry Crumb)")
 1988 Earth Girls Are Easy (producer: "The Appliance Symphony") / (writer: "The Appliance Symphony")
 1987 Hiding Out (producer: "Crying")
 1984 Electric Dreams (producer: "Electric Dreams")
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Other Works:

Maxi-Single (as A Thousand Points of Night), "Read My Lips," Polydor/PolyGram Records 863 739, 1992.

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My Damn Channel (Flash)

Alternate Names:

Was Not Was | Was [Not Was]


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