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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. See full bio »
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 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)
 2014 Top Five (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2014 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bad Boys (2014) ... (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2014 Obscurity (Short) (writer: "Harder Than You Think")
 2013 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Refuse to Lose", "No Sleep till Brooklyn")
 2012 End of Watch (writer: "Harder Than You Think" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cançons per canviar el món (2012) ... (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "Shut 'Em Down", "Give It Up", "Fight The Power")
 2011 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Top 11 Florida Attractions Not in California, Part One (2011) ... (writer: "Burn Hollywood Burn")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #3.50 (2011) ... (performer: "Fight the Power") / (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2011 Detention (writer: "Fear of a Black Planet")
 2010 Due Date (performer: "Check Ya Self 2010" - as Chuck D)
 2010/I Lottery Ticket (writer: "How Low")
 2010 Piranha 3D (writer: "Bring the Noise Remix" - as Chuck D)
 2010 Hot Tub Time Machine (writer: "Louder than a Bomb")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.96 (2010) ... (writer: "How Low" - uncredited)
 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2009 Madden NFL 2010 (Video Game) (writer: "Shut 'Em Down")
 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)
 2006 Rock the Bells (Documentary) (writer: "What's Golden" - as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
 2006 The Boondocks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Block Is Hot (2006) ... (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2005 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Video Game) (performer: "B-Side Wins Again" - as Chuck D)
 2005 Jarhead (writer: "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2005 American Wasteland (Video Game) (writer: "Burn Hollywood Burn")
 2005 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (Documentary) (writer: "Justify My Love" - as Carlton Douglas 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)
 2005 WrestleMania 21 (Video Game) (performer: "Bring the Noise")
 2004 WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW (Video Game) (lyrics: "Bring Tha Noise" - as Carlton Ridenhour) / (music: "Bring Tha Noise" - as Carlton Ridenhour) / (performer: "Bring Tha Noise")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (writer: "Rebel Without a Pause")
 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)
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Soul Brother #1")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Godfathers and Sons (2003) ... (performer: "Late Nights", "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Miuzi Weighs A Ton", "Show Em Whatcha Got", "Late Nights" - as Carlton Ridenour)
 2002 Jackass: The Movie (Documentary) (as Carlton Ridenhour, "Sophisticated Bitch")
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Lessons (2002) ... (performer: "No" - uncredited) / (writer: "No" - uncredited)
 2002 Ali G Indahouse (as Ridenhour, "FIGHT THE POWER")
 2000 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Video Game) (performer: "Bring the Noise")
 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 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 Shadow Boxing (Short) (lyrics: "Shut Em Down") / (music: "Shut Em Down")
 1993 Strapped (TV Movie) (writer: "Hit Da Road Jack" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 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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Other Works:

TV commercial for Nike (voice) (1993) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Chuck D | Public Enemy

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

As a musicologist, and I consider myself one, there was always a great deal of respect for Elvis (Elvis Presley'), especially during his Sun sessions. As a black people, we all knew that. My whole thing was the one-sidedness like Elvis' icon status in America made it like nobody else counted. My heroes came from someone else. My heroes came before him. My heroes were probably his heroes. As far ... See more »

Trivia:

In 2000, became one of the foremost public supporters of MP3 and file-sharing technology, much to the music industry's chagrin. See more »

Nickname:

Public Enemy Number One See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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