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Michael Franti

Michael Franti is a gifted and much-heralded spoken word artist and political activist. As leader of the politically and socially-charged group Spearhead, Franti is at the forefront of hip-hop's renaissance, expanding the music's boundaries as he draws on funk and soul-driven beats. Through his music and poetry, Franti tackles a range of issues--... See full bio »
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 2014 Into the Storm (performer: "On And On") / (writer: "On And On")
 2013 Spark: A Burning Man Story (Documentary) ("Let It Go")
 2012 Won't Back Down (performer: "Hey Hey Hey") / (writer: "Hey Hey Hey")
 2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (writer: "SAY HEY")
 2011 Blue Crush 2 (Video) (performer: "The Sound of Sunshine") / (writer: "The Sound of Sunshine")
 2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (writer: "Say Hey (I Love You)")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #19.102 (2011) ... (performer: "I'll Be Waiting") / (writer: "I'll Be Waiting")
 2011 Hall Pass (writer: "Shake It")
 2010 Yogi Bear (performer: "The Sound of Sunshine") / (writer: "The Sound of Sunshine")
  The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #7.62 (2010) ... (performer: "Hey Hey Hey") / (writer: "Hey Hey Hey")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #18.30 (2010) ... (performer: "The Sound of Sunshine" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Sound of Sunshine" - uncredited)
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2010 Semi-FInal (2010) ... (writer: "Say Hey (I Love You)" - uncredited)
 2010 Ramona and Beezus (writer: "Say Hey (I Love You)")
 2010 The Back-up Plan (performer: "Say Hey (I Love You)") / (writer: "Say Hey (I Love You)")
 2010/I Valentine's Day (writer: "Say Hey (I Love You)")
 2009 Into the Blue 2: The Reef (Video) (performer: "Say Hey (I Love You)") / (writer: "Say Hey (I Love You)")
 2008 Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub (Documentary) (writer: "Runfayalife")
 2007 Daddy Day Camp (writer: "Sometimes")
 2007 License to Wed (writer: "Everybody On a Move")
 2006 Snakes on a Plane (writer: "Hey Now Now")
 2006 Lady in the Water (performer: "Passion") / (writer: "Passion")
 2006 Park (writer: "Do Ya Love")
 2006 Coachella (Video documentary) (writer: "We Don't Stop")
 2006 Last Holiday ("Sometimes")
 2005 Weeds (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Good Shit Lollipop (2005) ... (performer: "Ganja Babe")
 2002 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Pager (2002) ... (writer: "Oh My God" - uncredited)
 2001 Joe Somebody (writer: "Sometimes")
 2001 Summer Catch (writer: "Sometimes")
 1999 Mystery Men (writer: "Sometimes")
 1997 Good Burger (producer: "Roxanne")
 1997 A Brother's Kiss (writer: "Hole in the Bucket" (1994))
 1995 Blue in the Face (writer: "To My Ba-Bay")
 1995 Houseguest (writer: "People in tha Middle" - as Mike Franti)
 1990 Terminal City Ricochet ("Television (Drug of a Nation)")
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Album (with Spearhead): "Yell Fire!", 2006 (Anti-) See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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