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Chuck D.


Chuck D. was born on August 1, 1960 in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour. He is married to Gaye. They have three children. See full bio »

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Known For

Do the Right Thing
Do the Right Thing Soundtrack
(1989)
American Gangster
American Gangster Soundtrack
(2007)
Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express Soundtrack
(2008)
He Got Game
He Got Game Soundtrack
(1998)

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 2017 Fist Fight (writer: "Shut 'Em Up" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2016 Star Trek Beyond (writer: "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (writer: "Louder Than A Bomb" - as Chuck D)
 2015 Dope (writer: "Rebel Without A Pause" - as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
 2015 Sleeping with Other People (writer: "WELCOME TO THE TERRORDOME")
 2014 Top Five (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (writer: "Fight The Power" - as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
 2012 End of Watch (writer: "Harder Than You Think" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2011 Detention (writer: "Fear of a Black Planet")
 2010 Due Date (performer: "Check Ya Self 2010" - as Chuck D)
 2010 Piranha 3D (writer: "Bring the Noise Remix" - as Chuck D)
 2010/I Lottery Ticket (writer: "How Low")
 2010 Hot Tub Time Machine (writer: "Louder than a Bomb")
 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2008 Lakeview Terrace (writer: "Shut 'Em Down")
 2008 Pineapple Express (writer: "Lost at Birth" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2007 American Gangster (writer: "Can't Truss It" (1991) - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2007 Stomp the Yard (writer: "Supermixx's Black in the Building" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2005 Jarhead (writer: "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2005 The Longest Yard (as Carlton Ridenhour, "Give It Up")
 2005 xXx: State of the Union (writer: "Fight the Power", "Mklvfkwr" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2004 Friday Night Lights (writer: "Terminator X to the Edge of Panic", "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos", "Bring the Noise", "Welcome to the Terrordome" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2002 Ali G Indahouse (as Ridenhour, "FIGHT THE POWER")
 2001 Buffalo Soldiers (writer: "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2000 Bamboozled (performer: "Burn Hollywood Burn" - as Chuck D) / (writer: "Burn Hollywood Burn" - as Carlton Ridenour)
 1999 Human Traffic (writer: "You Gonna Get Yours" - as C. Ridenhour)
 1998 Bulworth (writer: "Kill Em Live")
 1998 He Got Game (writer: "He Got Game") / (writer: "What You Need Is Jesus", "House of the Rising Son", "Resurrection", "Unstoppable", "Politics of the Sneaker Pimps" - as Chuck D)
 1997 Mad City (performer: "Sides") / (writer: "Sides" - as Chuck D)
 1997 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (writer: "BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN", "BROTHER'S GONNA WORK IT OUT", "FIGHT THE POWER", "CAN'T TRUSS IT")
 1997 Nowhere (performer: "Generation Wrekkked (Danny Saber Remix)") / (writer: "Generation Wrekkked (Danny Saber Remix)" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 1997 Booty Call (producer: "Uh Oh" - as Chuck D)
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood (as Carlton Ridenhour, "Lost at Birth")
 1993 Coneheads (as Carton Ridenhour, "Fight the Power")
 1993 CB4 (writer: "Livin' in a Zoo" - as Carl Ridenhour)
 1992 Trespass (writer: "Gotta Do What I Gotta Do" - as C. Ridenhour)
 1992 Singles (writer: "Bring the Noise" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 1992 South Central (writer: "Check Out the Radio" - as C. Ridenhour)
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Bring the Noise")
 1989 Do the Right Thing (lyrics: "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Ridenhour) / (music: "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 1987 Less Than Zero (writer: "Bring The Noise" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album, "Autobiography of Mistachuck," Mercury/PolyGram Records 532 944, 1996. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Chuck D | Public Enemy | Carlton Douglas Ridenhour

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Eminem is the new (Elvis Presley') because, number one, he has the respect for black music that Elvis had. I think he's courteous and sympathetic to black music and, unfortunately, he's more sympathetic to black music than many black artists themselves. See more »

Trivia:

Has three daughters. See more »

Nickname:

The Hard Rhymer See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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