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Bootsy Collins


Bootsy Collins was born on October 26, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as William Earl Collins. He is married to Patti Collins. See full bio »
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 2013/I The Heat (writer: "Flashlight (Serafin & Rev Kev Heat Remix)")
 2012 VH1 Divas 2012 (TV Movie) (performer: "Groove Is in the Heart")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 4 (2012) ... (writer: "Freak like Me" - uncredited)
 2012 A Fantastic Fear of Everything (writer: "Wrong Nigga 2 Fuck Wit" - as Collins)
 2012 The Block (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Red House Elimination: Night 4 (2012) ... (writer: "Weapon Of Choice" - uncredited)
 2011 Happy Feet Two (writer: "Happy Feet Two Opening Medley" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mama Said Knock You Out" - as W. Collins)
 2011 Moneyball (writer: "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)" - as William Earl Collins)
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.200 (2011) ... (writer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" - uncredited)
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #3.46 (2011) ... (performer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "The Humpty Dance" - uncredited)
 2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (writer: "Mama Said Knock You Out" - as William 'Bootsy' Collins)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.85 (2011) ... (writer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)" - uncredited)
 2011 The Green Hornet (writer: "The Humpty Dance" - as William "Bootsy" Collins)
 2010 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Funk (2010) ... (writer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" - uncredited)
 2007-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Blockbuster Heroes (2010) ... (writer: "Weapon Of Choice" - uncredited)
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (writer: "Weapon Of Choice")
 2010 Unsung (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Uncut (2010) ... (performer: "Ain't It Funky Now")
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 20 Perform (2008) ... (writer: "Flashlight")
 2008 Step Up 2: The Streets (writer: "The Humpty Dance" - as William Earl Collins)
 2008 Meet the Spartans (writer: "Humpty Dance")
 2008 Cloverfield (writer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" - as William Earl Collins)
 2006 Night at the Museum (performer: "Weapon Of Choice" (2000)) / (writer: "Weapon Of Choice" (2000) - as William Earl Collins)
 2006 My Super Ex-Girlfriend (performer: "The Joker" - as Bootsie Collins)
 2006 Click (writer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" (1975) - as William Earl Collins)
 2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Father's Day (2006) ... (writer: "Flash Light")
 2006 Akeelah and the Bee (performer: "Effervescent" (1978)) / (writer: "Effervescent" (1978))
 2005 Roll Bounce (writer: "Flashlight" - as William Earl Collins)
 2005 Beauty Shop (writer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" (1976), "I'll Take Your Man" (1986) - as William Earl Collins)
 2004 Gran Turismo 4 (Video Game) (writer: "Let's Roll")
 2004 The Cookout (writer: "Flashlight" - as William Earl Collins)
 2004 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Donald Trump/Toots and the Maytals (2004) ... (performer: "Funky Kingston")
 2004 The Woodsman (writer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" (1975) - as William Earl Collins)
 2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing (writer: "The Humpty Dance" - as William Earl Collins)
 2003 A Man Apart (performer: "I'm Tired of Good, I'm Trying Bad") / (writer: "I'm Tired of Good, I'm Trying Bad")
 2003 Head of State (writer: "The Humpty Dance")
 2003 Tupac: Resurrection (Documentary) (writer: "Same Song")
 2002 Antwone Fisher (writer: "The Humpty Dance" (1990))
 2002 Undercover Brother (performer: "Too Much Man" - as William "Bootsy" Collins) / (performer: "Undercova Funk (We Got The Funk)") / (writer: "Too Much Man" - as William "Bootsy" Collins)
 2002 Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Documentary) (performer: "Do You Love Me", "Cool Jerk")
 2001 Joe Somebody (writer: "Weapon of Choice")
 2001 How High (writer: "Flashlight")
 2001 Baby Boy (performer: "I'd Rather Be with You") / (writer: "I'd Rather Be with You")
 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ("Illuminati")
 2000 Charlie's Angels (writer: "The Humpty Dance")
 2000 The Ladies Man (writer: "Up for the Downstroke" - as William 'Bootsy' Collins)
 2000 Honest (performer: "Ain't No Stopping", "You're All I Need to Get By")
 2000 Romeo Must Die (writer: "Come Back in One Piece")
 2000 Love & Basketball (writer: "Doowutchyalike" - as William "Bootsy" Collins)
 1999 In Too Deep (writer: "Tear It Off" - as Bootsie Collins)
 1999 Muppets from Space (writer: "Flashlight")
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (writer: "Flash Light" - as William Collins)
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (writer: "Flashlight")
 1998 Slums of Beverly Hills (writer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" - as William 'Bootsy' Collins)
 1998 Ride (writer: "Let Me Ride" - as William ("Bootsy")
 1996 Bulletproof (writer: "Where I'm From (Don't Fight The Clean Mix II)" - as William 'Bootsey' Collins)
 1996 Venin mortel (Short) (writer: "BLAST/WAR MACHINE DUB")
 1996 Original Gangstas (as B. Collins, "How Does It Feel") / (writer: "How Does It Feel" - as B. Collins)
 1995 The Last Word (performer: "J.R. (Just Right)") / (writer: "J.R. (Just Right)")
 1995 Dangerous Minds (writer: "CURIOSITY", "FOUR PLAY" (SAMPLE))
 1995 Casper (writer: "Same Song" - as William Earl 'Boots' Collins)
 1995 Friday (performer: "You Got Me Wide Open") / (writer: "You Got Me Wide Open" - as B. Collins)
 1995 New Jersey Drive (writer: "Flip Squad's In Da House" - as B. Collins)
 1995 Murder Was the Case: The Movie (Video short) (writer: "Who Am I (What's My Name)")
 1994 PCU (writer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)")
 1994 House Party 3 (performer: "Ah...The Name Is Bootsy Baby") / (writer: "Ah...The Name Is Bootsy Baby")
 1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (writer: "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)")
 1993 Freaked (writer: "Hideous Mutant Freekz")
 1991 Nothing But Trouble (writer: "Same Song")
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sale Away: Part 2 (1990) ... (writer: "The Humpty Dance")
 1989 Collision Course (performer: "ELECTRO-CUTIE (SHOCK IT TO ME)") / (producer: "ELECTRO-CUTIE (SHOCK IT TO ME)") / (writer: "ELECTRO-CUTIE (SHOCK IT TO ME)")
 1988 The Night Before (writer: "Way Over There", "Honk It", "Baby Boy" - as William Collins)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in the Snoop Dogg video "Undercover Funk".

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Bootsy Collins & The Rubber Band

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

We have so much more information now you would think we'd be better people, but it's working backwards. That's kind of scary. To experience being lost is much better. That's what I would throw in the mix. It's all right to get lost. We're throwing so much perfection in the game with our computers and smart phones, it's not cool to make a mistake., our self esteem goes down and we never like to ... See more »

Trivia:

Uncle of rapper Snoop Dogg. See more »

Trademark:

Very high-pitched and animated speech style See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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