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Herbie Hancock


Herbie Hancock was born on April 12, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Herbert Jeffrey Hancock. He has been married to Gudrun Mexines since August 31, 1968. They have one child. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Hello Ladies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wedding (2013) ... (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - as Herbert Hancock)
 2013/I The Heat (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart")
 2013 The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Nagasaki (2013) ... ("My Man's Gone Now")
 2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (writer: "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)")
 2012 VH1 Divas 2012 (TV Movie) (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Back for Good/Groove Is in the Heart/Gangnam Style/Pump Up the Jam" - uncredited)
 2011 2011 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Rockit")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.5 (2011) ... (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - uncredited)
 2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.111 (2010) ... (performer: "Space Captain")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Michael Cera/Rachel Maddow/Herbie Hancock (2010) ... (performer: "Space Captain" - uncredited)
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.97 (2010) ... (performer: "Imagine")
 2009 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (Video) (writer: "Footworkin'")
 2009 American Casino (Documentary) ("Everybody's Broke")
 2008 Marley & Me (writer: "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" - as Herbert Hancock)
  My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Monkeys Take a Bath (2008) ... (performer: "Rockit" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rockit" - uncredited)
 2008 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mamonas Assassinas (2008) ... (writer: "Cantaloop")
 2007 Hot Rod (performer: "Rockit") / (writer: "Rockit")
 2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart")
 2007 License to Wed (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart")
 2007 Kickin' It Old Skool (writer: "Rockit")
 2007 Are We Done Yet? (writer: "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)")
 2007 What Love Is (writer: "Groove is in the heart")
 2007 Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 (TV Movie) (performer: "Help Me")
 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1983 (2005) ... (performer: "Rockit")
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Eat a Peach (2005) ... ("In Heaven There is No Beer - Rockit", "Rockit")
 2005 Guess Who (writer: "Turtle Shoes" (1985))
 2004 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.12 (2004) ... (writer: "All Nite (Don't Stop)" - uncredited)
 2004 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Janet Jackson (2004) ... (writer: "All Nite (Don't Stop)")
 2003 Amplitude (Video Game) (performer: "Rockit 2.002") / (writer: "Rockit 2.002")
 2003 Wildboyz (TV Series documentary) ("Watermelon man")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (performer: "Rockit") / (writer: "Rockit")
 2002 Comedian (Documentary) (performer: "Maiden Voyage") / (writer: "Maiden Voyage")
 2001 The Wash ("Everytime")
 2001 Zoolander ("Rockit") / (performer: "Rockit")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (performer: "Rockit 2.000", "Rockit") / (writer: "Rockit")
 2000 Charlie's Angels (writer: "Groove Is In The Heart")
 2000 Down to You (writer: "Groove Is In The Heart")
 1999/I Lost & Found (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart")
 1999 Office Space (performer: "Get Dis Money") / (writer: "Get Dis Money")
 1998 Out of Sight (writer: "Watermelon Man")
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (writer: "Groove Is In The Heart" (The Deee-Remix))
 1998 Bulworth (writer: "100 Miles and Running" - as H. Hancock)
 1997 Donnie Brasco (performer: "Just Around the Corner" (1980)) / (writer: "Just Around the Corner" (1980))
 1996 The Pallbearer (performer: "Cantaloupe Island") / (writer: "Cantaloupe Island")
 1996 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (writer: "Playa Fo Real")
 1995 Destiny Turns on the Radio (producer: "Baltimore Oriole", "That old black magic")
 1995 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Danger! Death Ray (1995) ... (writer: "Watermelon Man")
 1994 Baywatch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Someone to Baywatch Over You (1994) ... (writer: "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" - uncredited)
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood ("Cantaloop")
 1993 Hookers Hustlers Pimps and Their Johns (Documentary) (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart")
 1993 Super Mario Bros. (writer: "CANTALOOP")
 1993 Indecent Proposal (performer: "Nighttime")
  Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1992) (writer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1992)
- Kapitel 6 (1992) ... (performer: "Rockit" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rockit" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... (performer: "Rockit" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rockit" - uncredited)
 1991 Livin' Large! (music: "Livin' Large!") / (performer: "Livin' Large!")
 1988 Twins (performer: "TURTLE SHOES") / (writer: "TURTLE SHOES")
 1987 Back to the Beach (performer: "Wipe Out") / (producer: "Wipe Out")
 1986 'Round Midnight (writer: "Watermelon Man", "I Love A Party", "Chan's Song" ("Never Said"))
 1985 Fast Forward (writer: "Hardrock")
 1985 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Firestorm (1985) ... (performer: "Rockit")
 1985 Street Hawk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1985) ... (writer: "Rockit")
 1983 Fame (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Love Is the Question (1983) ... (performer: "The Bomb" - uncredited)
 1981 American Pop (performer: "Cantaloupe Island") / (writer: "Cantaloupe Island")
 1979 The Bitch (performer: "I Thought It Was You")
 1979 Sunburn (music: "You Bet Your Love")
 1978-1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 15 March 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "You Bet Your Love")
- Episode dated 9 March 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "You Bet Your Love")
- Episode dated 7 September 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "I Thought it Was You")
- Episode dated 31 August 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "I Thought it Was You")
 1979 Love Is Not Enough (writer: "Maiden Voyage" - uncredited)
 1978 Eighteen and Anxious (writer: "Chameleon" - uncredited)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.30 (1965) ... (writer: "Watermelon Man")
- Episode #1.51 (1965) ... (writer: "Watermelon Man")
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Other Works:

Album: "Thrust", 1974 (Columbia) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 5 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Herbert Hancock
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the influence of Clare Fischer] Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept. He and Bill Evans, and Ravel and Gil Evans, finally. You know, that's where it really came from. Almost all of the harmony that I play can be traced to one of those four people and whoever their influences were. See more »

Trivia:

Hancock's jazz standard "Watermelon Man" (1962) (from debut album "Takin' Off") provided the breakthrough release of his career. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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