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Adam Horovitz


After leaving his band "The Young And The Useless", Adam Horovitz joined Mike D and Adam Yauch in the Beastie Boys, opening for Madonna on her famous "Like a Virgin" tour. Adam has also appeared in films such as Lost Angels (1989) with Donald Sutherland and Roadside Prophets (1992) with John Doe. He is the son of actor/director/producer/writer ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" - uncredited)
 2013 Bad Words (writer: "Off the Grid", "B-Boys in the Cut")
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (writer: "Body Movin' (Fat Boy Slim Remix)")
 2012 This Means War (writer: "Sabotage")
 2012 For Ellen (writer: "I Want Some")
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "Make Some Noise")
 2011 Real Steel (writer: "Here's a Little Something for Ya")
 2011 30 Minutes or Less (writer: "Sure Shot")
 2011 Horrible Bosses (writer: "Sabotage")
 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short) (writer: "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] (Featuring Nas)")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Paul Revere" - uncredited)
 2009-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
- Adults Only 20 to 01: Saucy Songs (2009) ... (writer: " (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)")
 2010 Iron Man 2 (writer: "Groove Holmes")
 2010 Beware the Gonzo (writer: "Ooh Girl")
 2010 Shrek Forever After (writer: "Sure Shot")
 2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (writer: "INTERGALACTIC")
 2010 Cop Out (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.73 (2010) ... (writer: " (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" - uncredited)
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kidney Now! (2009) ... (performer: "He Needs a Kidney")
 2009 Star Trek (writer: "Sabotage")
 2009 17 Again (writer: "Drop")
 2008 Baby Mama (writer: "Hey Ladies")
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "Sabotage")
 2007 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Video Game) (writer: "Electric Worm")
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- MiKetz (2006) ... (writer: "Namaste", "In Three's")
 2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' ("Fight for Your Right to Party")
 2005 The Weather Man (writer: "Transitions" (1994))
 2005 The Eight (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ha-Me'ahev (2005) ... (music: "Ha-Ba Ba-Tor Hu Sus" - uncredited)
 2005 Harald Schmidt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (2005) ... (writer: "E-Pro")
 2004 Shabatot VeHagim (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Black Tiger (2004) ... (lyrics: "Bum U'Trach", "Fiktzia")
 2002 Jet Set Radio Future (Video Game) (lyrics: "The Scrappy") / (music: "The Scrappy")
 2002/I Crossroads (writer: "So Have I For You")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Three MC's and One DJ")
 1999 Behind the Music (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vanilla Ice (1999) ... (writer: "Root Down")
  Florentine (TV Series) (music - 4 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1998)
- Episode #2.2 (1998) ... (lyrics: "Eser Ba-Layla", "Ha-Nokem Nakam") / (music: "Eser Ba-Layla", "Ha-Nokem Nakam")
- Episode #2.1 (1998) ... (lyrics: "Bum U-Trach") / (music: "Bum U-Trach")
- Episode #2.12 (1998) ... (music: "Ha-Ba Ba-Tor Hu Sus", "Nisayon", "Live In Bet Shemesh")
- Episode #1.8 (1997) ... (music: "Ish Kupa U-Masa'it")
 1995 Home for the Holidays (writer: "Pow")
 1995 La Haine (writer: "Groove Holmes", "Eugene's Lament" - as A. Horovitz)
 1995 Kids (writer: "Pow", "In 3's", "Sabrosa")
 1995 The Jerky Boys (writer: "Four Fly Guys" - as A. Horovitz)
 1994 Above the Rim (writer: "Stick 'Em Up")
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (writer: "Groove Holmes")
 1992 Roadside Prophets (writer: "Pow")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (writer: "Scenario")
 1988 Hot to Trot (writer: "Fight for Your Right" - as Adam Horowitz)
 1985 Krush Groove (writer: "She's on It")
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Other Works:

Music video for M.I.A.: "Paper Planes"


Alternate Names:

Ad-Rock | The Beastie Boys | Beastie Boys | Vic Colfari | Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz | Adam Horowitz | Ad Rock | DJ Ad Rock

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

I read in the news and heard from my friends all about the sexual assaults that went down at Woodstock 1999, and made me feel really sad and angry. Well I was thinking why should I just feel mad about it and not do anything about it? And I think we can do something about it. As musicians. Now I'm talking to all the musicians here. I think we can talk to the promoters and make sure they're doing ... See more »

Trivia:

Pursued an acting career in the late 1980s and early 1990s, typically getting James Dean-style parts as brooding, troubled young men. He apparently abandoned his acting career in 1994, although he continues to "act" along with his "Beastie Boys" band-mates as the various bizarre characters they play in their videos. See more »

Nickname:

The Kid See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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