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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 »

Known For

Death Wish
Death Wish Composer
1974

Filmography

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 2016 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Final (2016) ... (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016) (performer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Sylvester Stallone/John Stamos/Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello (2016) ... (writer: "Rockit" - uncredited)
- Ewan McGregor/Charles Barkley/Wilco (2014) ... (performer: "Rockit", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", "Ice Ice Baby" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rockit" - uncredited)
 2015/III Sisters (writer: "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) (Goldfish Remix)")
 2015 Miles Ahead (performer: "What's Wrong with That")
 2015/I Legend (writer: "Watermelon Man")
 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 2 (2015) ... (writer: "Groove Is In the Heart")
 2015 McFarland, USA (writer: "Watermelon Man")
 2014 Sasha I Love You (Short) (writer: "Cantaloupe island")
 2014 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8527 (2014) ... (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - uncredited)
 2014 The Theory of Everything (writer: "Blind Man Blind Man")
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (writer: "All Nite (Don't Stop)")
 2014 Rob the Mob (writer: "Groove Is In The Heart")
 2013 Hello Ladies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wedding (2013) ... (writer: "Groove Is in the Heart")
 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 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Best Man (2011) ... (writer: "Groove Is In the Heart" - uncredited)
 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)")
  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) (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")
 2006 Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (Documentary) (performer: "Don't Explain")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Treehouse of Horror XVI (2005) ... (performer: "Rockit" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rockit" - uncredited)
 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 Ashura-jô no hitomi (performer: "My Funny Valentine")
 2005 Guess Who (writer: "Turtle Shoes" (1985))
 2004 I Love the '90s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1990 (2004) ... (writer: "Groove Is In the Heart")
 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")
 2003 Any Way the Wind Blows (performer: "Curiosity") / (writer: "Curiosity")
 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")
 1997 Die Musterknaben (performer: "Cantaloupe Island")
 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 It Takes Two (writer: "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)")
 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 Renaissance Man (writer: "CANTALOOP (FLIP FANTASIA)")
 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")
 1984 Herbie Hancock: Rockit (Video short) (writer: "Rockit")
 1983 Fame (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Love Is the Question (1983) ... (performer: "The Bomb" - uncredited)
 1982 Die Grossen 10 (TV Series) (performer: "Just Around the Corner" - uncredited)
 1981 American Pop (performer: "Cantaloupe Island") / (writer: "Cantaloupe Island")
 1979 Yesterday's Hero (performer: "You Bet Your Love")
 1979 The Bitch (performer: "I Thought It Was You") / (writer: "I Thought It Was You")
 1979 Sunburn (music: "You Bet Your Love")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (writer - 4 episodes, 1978 - 1979)
- Episode dated 15 March 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "You Bet Your Love") / (writer: "You Bet Your Love")
- Episode dated 9 March 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "You Bet Your Love") / (writer: "You Bet Your Love")
- Episode dated 7 September 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "I Thought it Was You") / (writer: "I Thought it Was You")
- Episode dated 31 August 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "I Thought it Was You") / (writer: "I Thought it Was You")
 1979 Love Is Not Enough (writer: "Maiden Voyage" - uncredited)
 1978 Eighteen and Anxious (writer: "Chameleon" - uncredited)
 1974 Death Wish (arranger: "Revenge Suite (Striking Back - Riverside Park - The Alley - Last Stop - 8th Avenue Station)") / (performer: "Death Wish (Main Title)", "Joanna's Theme", "Do A Thing", "Paint Her Mouth", "Rich Country", "Revenge Suite (Striking Back - Riverside Park - The Alley - Last Stop - 8th Avenue Station)", "Ochoa Knose", "Party People", "Fill Your Hand") / (writer: "Death Wish (Main Title)", "Joanna's Theme", "Do A Thing", "Paint Her Mouth", "Rich Country", "Revenge Suite (Striking Back - Riverside Park - The Alley - Last Stop - 8th Avenue Station)", "Ochoa Knose", "Party People", "Fill Your Hand")
 1966 Blow-Up (performer: "Main Title (Blow-Up)", "Verushka (Parts 1 and 2)", "Butchie's Tune", "The Naked Camera", "Jane's Theme", "The Thief", "The Kiss", "Curiosity", "Thomas Studies Photos", "The Bed", "End Title (Blow-Up)") / (writer: "Main Title (Blow-Up)", "Verushka (Parts 1 and 2)", "The Naked Camera", "Jane's Theme", "The Thief", "The Kiss", "Curiosity", "Thomas Studies Photos", "The Bed", "End Title (Blow-Up)")
 1965-1966 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.56 (1966) ... (writer: "Watermelon Man")
- Episode #1.19 (1965) ... (writer: "Watermelon Man")
 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 | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

The great thing about jazz musicians is that they freely share information. By the time I got to college where I formally studied theory, I knew the stuff they were teaching me because I had learned it on the street. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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