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Doug E. Fresh

New York-raised Doug E. Fresh, born Douglas Davis, got his initial notoriety for being the original human beat-box, inventing a method to imitate a drum machine using breath control through the teeth, lips, and gums. He had a string of hit singles with his then-partner Slick Rick in the early and mid-1980s, most notably on "The Show" and "... See full bio »

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 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justin Timberlake/Ellen DeGeneres/Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2015) ... (writer: "La Di Da Di" - uncredited)
 2014 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (2014) ... (writer: "We Can't Stop")
- "Pompeii" by Bastille (2014) ... (writer: "We Can't Stop")
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- El significado del café culo (2014) ... (writer: "We Can't Stop" - uncredited)
 2014 Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.11 (2014) ... (writer: "We Can't Stop")
 2013 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.6 (2013) ... (writer: "We Can't Stop")
 2013 Eminem: Rap God (Video short) (writer: "Rap God" - as Douglas Davis)
 2013 Chelsea Lately (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.170 (2013) ... (writer: "We Can't Stop" - uncredited)
 2013 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.209 (2013) ... (writer: "We Can't Stop")
 2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Miley Cyrus (2013) ... (writer: "We Can't Stop")
 2013 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "We Can't Stop" - as Douglas Davis)
 2013 Trail of Lies (TV Series) (writer: "We Can't Stop" - as Douglas Davis)
 2013 Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace (TV Movie) (performer: "Master Blaster (Jammin')", "Superstition", "As")
 2010 2010 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Medley: 10 Seconds; Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles); La Di Da Di; Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles)") / (writer: "Medley: 10 Seconds; Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles); La Di Da Di; Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles)")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Top 20 Perform (2009) ... (writer: "On & On")
 2009 Dance Flick (writer: "La Di Da Di" - as Douglas Davis)
 2008 Nothing Like the Holidays (performer: "The Show") / (writer: "The Show" - as Douglas Davis)
 2008 Step Up 2: The Streets (writer: "Shake Your Pom Pom" - as Douglas Davis)
 2003 Holes (writer: "Dig It")
 2002 Brown Sugar (performer: "Battle in the Bronx", "Human Beat Box") / (writer: "Battle in the Bronx", "Human Beat Box" - as Douglas Davis)
 2002 Paid in Full (performer: "Keep Risin' to the Top") / (writer: "Keep Risin' to the Top" - as Douglas Davis)
 2002 Ultimate X: The Movie (Documentary short) (writer: "Christiansands")
 2002 Biggie and Tupac (Documentary) (writer: "Hypnotize")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "La Di Da Di" - as Douglas L. Davis)
 2000 Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 1 (Video) (writer: "Hypnotize")
 1997 The Sixth Man (performer: "Superstition (Doug E. Fresh Version)") / (writer: "Superstition (Doug E. Fresh Version)")
 1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (performer: "Freak It Out") / (producer: "Freak It Out") / (writer: "Freak It Out" - as D. Davis)
 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Let's Clean It Up (1994) ... (performer: "I-ight (Alright)")
 1993 Who's the Man? (performer: "Party and Bullshit") / (writer: "Party and Bullshit" - as D. Davis)
 1993 CB4 (performer: "The Show") / (writer: "The Show" - as Douglas Davis)
 1991 New Jack City (performer: "THE SHOW") / (writer: "THE SHOW" - as Douglas Davis)
 1990 Paris Is Burning (Documentary) (performer: "The Show") / (writer: "The Show" - as D. Davis)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (performer: "Spirit") / (producer: "Spirit") / (writer: "Spirit")
 1984 Beat Street (performer: "Santa's Rap")
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Other Works:

Album, "Play," Gee Street Independent/Island/PolyGram Records 444 069, 1995. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dougie Fresh

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Was frontman of 1980s Hip-Hop crew Doug E Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew. Performed "Spirit," which was featured in the movie Ghostbusters II (1989).

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