INTRO
TEXAS WONDERCHILD
GOING FOR LAUGHS
THE WAITING GAME
DOTING DAD
MUSIC MAN
RIDING HIGH
QUIZ
PHOTO GALLERY
MUSIC MAN
Although Jamie has focused on honing his acting skills, music has always remained very important to him. One of his first efforts as a professional musician was the 1994 R&B release Peep This. This was followed by his contribution to the soundtrack of Any Given Sunday , for which he wrote, produced and performed two songs, including the title track.

With his acting career going from strength to strength during 2004, the screen star still made time to collaborate with rappers Kanye West and Twista on the smash hit single, Slow Jamz. There’s more in the pipeline too, with a solo album slated for release in the spring of 2005.

And it was Jamie’s musicianship that won him the lead role in the biopic Ray. Jamie’s audition for the part consisted of a lengthy jam session with Ray Charles. After running through a set of funk, soul and gospel tunes, the legendary soul musician turned to director Taylor Hackford and smiling broadly said “This is it! This kid's got it!” Jamie then immersed himself in Ray's music and studied hard to master his complex keyboard-fingering technique.

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