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Mike D formed the Beastie Boys with Adam Yauch in 1981, soon adding Adam Horovitz to the group. They started out as a punk band, but they found their calling with hip-hop music. In 1985, they opened for Madonna on her famous "Like a Virgin" tour. The Beastie Boys gained huge success with numerous albums and tours, then later founded their own ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" - uncredited)
 2013 Bad Words (writer: "Off the Grid", "B-Boys in the Cut" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (writer: "Body Movin' (Fat Boy Slim Remix)" - as Michael Diamond)
 2013 The Punk Singer (Documentary) (writer: "Intergalactic" - as Michael Diamond)
 2012 This Means War (writer: "Sabotage" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2012 For Ellen (writer: "I Want Some")
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "Make Some Noise")
 2011 Real Steel (writer: "Here's a Little Something for Ya" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2011 Madden NFL 12 (Video Game) (writer: "Make Some Noise")
 2011 30 Minutes or Less (writer: "Sure Shot" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2011 Horrible Bosses (writer: "Sabotage" - as Michael Diamond)
 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short) (writer: "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] (Featuring Nas)" - as Michael Diamond)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (writer: "Groove Holmes" - as Michael Diamond)
 2010 Shrek Forever After (writer: "Sure Shot" - as Michael Diamond)
 2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (writer: "INTERGALACTIC" - as Michael Diamond)
 2010 Cop Out (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" - as Michael Diamond)
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.73 (2010) ... (writer: " (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" - uncredited)
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kidney Now! (2009) ... (performer: "He Needs a Kidney" - as Mike Diamond)
 2009 Star Trek (writer: "Sabotage" - as Michael Diamond)
 2009 17 Again (writer: "Drop" - as Michael Diamond)
 2008 Baby Mama (writer: "Hey Ladies" - as Michael L. Diamond)
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "Sabotage" - as Mike Diamond)
 2007 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Video Game) (writer: "Electric Worm")
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- MiKetz (2006) ... (writer: "Namaste", "In Three's")
 2005 The Weather Man (writer: "Transitions" (1994) - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2002 Jet Set Radio Future (Video Game) ("Latch Brother Bounce", "Ill Victory Beat", "Koto Stomp", "Me Likey the Poom Poom", "Count Latchula", "Rockin' the Mic", "The Scrappy", "The Answer")
 2002/I Crossroads (writer: "So Have I For You" - as Michael Diamond)
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Three MC's and One DJ" - as Mike Diamond)
 1999 Behind the Music (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vanilla Ice (1999) ... (writer: "Root Down")
 1995 Home for the Holidays (writer: "Pow")
 1995 La Haine (writer: "Groove Holmes", "Eugene's Lament" - as Mike Diamond)
 1995 Kids (writer: "Pow", "In 3's", "Sabrosa" - as Michael Diamond)
 1995 The Jerky Boys (writer: "Four Fly Guys" - as M. Diamond)
 1994 Above the Rim (writer: "Stick 'Em Up" - as Mike Diamond)
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (writer: "Groove Holmes")
 1992 Roadside Prophets (writer: "Pow" - as Mike Diamond)
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (writer: "Scenario")
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Other Works:

Music video for M.I.A.: "Paper Planes"

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »


Alternate Names:

Alasondro Alegré | The Beastie Boys | Beastie Boys | Michael L. Diamond | Michael Diamond | Mike 'Mike D' Diamond | Mike Diamond

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"Seven hundred bucks, but he asked for two thousand dollars. I thought it was kind of fly that he asked for $2000.00, and I bartered Bob Dylan down. That's my proudest sampling deal." - on the amount it cost him to obtaining a sample from the song "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" from music legend Bob Dylan to use in the Beastie Boys' song "Finger Lickin' Good". See more »

Trivia:

Often plays drums on Beastie Boys songs when not performing with a DJ, although when the band plays hardcore punk songs, he usually switches to being the lead singer (as was the set-up when the Beastie Boys originally formed in 1981 as a punk band). See more »

Nickname:

Mike D. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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