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Mike D

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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 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yongary (2017) ... (writer: "Intergalactic" - uncredited)
 2016 War Dogs (writer: "So What'Cha Want" - as Michael Diamond)
 2016 Star Trek Beyond (writer: "Sabotage" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2016 The Secret Life of Pets (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" - as Michael Diamond)
 2016 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The New Adventures of Old Tom (2016) ... (writer: "Sabotage")
 2016 American Crime Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Run of His Life (2016) ... (writer: "Sabotage" - uncredited)
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- The 9-8 (2016) ... (performer: "So What'cha Want" - uncredited) / (writer: "So What'cha Want" - uncredited)
 2016 Weiner (Documentary) (writer: "In 3s" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2015 The Family Fang (writer: "Namaste" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2015 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- United States vs. Sweden (2015) ... (writer: "Hey Ladies" - uncredited)
 2015 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Word Up! By Cameo (2015) ... (writer: "Hey Ladies")
 2014 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Days of Future Future (2014) ... (writer: "Girls" - uncredited)
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" - uncredited)
 2011-2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Internet Incredibles (2013) ... (writer: "Sabotage" - uncredited)
- Ultimate Stunts (2011) ... (writer: "Sabotage" - 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" - as Michael Diamond)
 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 Dance Central (Video Game) (writer: "Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)" - 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 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2008 Rock Band 2 (Video Game) (writer: "E - Pro", "So What'cha Want" - as Mike 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)
 2005 The O.C. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Mallpisode (2005) ... (writer: "E - Pro" - as Mike Diamond)
  S.P.U.N.G (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2002) (music - 1 episode, 2002)
- Fy fan vad kul vi hade i lördags! (2002) ... (lyrics: "Sabotage") / (music: "Sabotage")
 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")
 1997-1998 Daria (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- See Jane Run (1998) ... (writer: "So Whatcha' Want", "Jimmy James" - uncredited)
- Ill (1998) ... (writer: "Pass the Mic" - uncredited)
- The Daria Hunter (1998) ... (writer: "Looking Down The Barrel of a Gun")
- Road Worrier (1997) ... (writer: "Root Down", "So What'cha Want")
 1995 Home for the Holidays (writer: "Pow")
 1995 La Haine (writer: "Groove Holmes", "Ricky's Theme", "Eugene's Lament" - as M. Diamond)
 1995 The Jerky Boys (writer: "Four Fly Guys" - as M. Diamond)
 1995 Kids (writer: "Pow", "In 3's", "Sabrosa" - as Michael 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")
 1987 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 June 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
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Other Works:

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

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Alternate Names:

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


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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The thing about being around for a frickin' long time is that you're not gonna knock it out of the park every time. One time an older Jewish manager-man came out of a cave and said to me, "What you guys do, you're doing as a career over a lifespan." Take Neil Young: he might make a couple of albums like Trans, which is a great album, but a lot of people didn't feel it at the time it came out. But... See more »


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 »


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