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Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek was born on March 23, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Richard Otcasek. He has been married to Paulina Porizkova since August 23, 1989. They have two children. He was previously married to Suzanne Otcasek. See full bio »
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 2014 Caffeine Madness (Short) (writer: "Magic")
 2013 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2013) ... (writer: "You Might Think" - uncredited)
 2012 Item 47 (Video short) (writer: "Just What I Needed", "Take Another Look")
 2012 Girls Against Boys (performer: "This Could Be Love")
 2012 Bachelorette (writer: "Moving in Stereo")
 2011 New Girl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thanksgiving (2011) ... (writer: "You Might Think" - uncredited)
 2011 What's Your Number? (writer: "Just What I Needed")
 2011 Hick (writer: "My Best Friend's Girl")
 2011 Cars 2 (writer: "You Might Think")
 2011 Super 8 (writer: "Bye Bye Love")
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.80 (2011) ... (writer: "Just What I Needed" (uncredited), "You Might Think" (uncredited), "Blue Tip")
- Episode #3.33 (2011) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
 2010 Total Wipeout (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Final (2010) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
 2005-2010 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Bombers (2010) ... (writer: "Since You're Gone" (Uncredited))
- Blank Generation (2005) ... (writer: "Moving In Stereo")
 2009 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mattress (2009) ... (writer: "You Might Think" - uncredited)
 2009 Electric Dreams (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The 1980s (2009) ... (writer: "Drive")
 2009 I Love You, Man (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2009 Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy (TV Movie) (producer: "Buddy Holly")
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (performer: "Emotions In Motion") / (writer: "Emotions In Motion")
 2008 Private Practice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Nothing to Talk About (2008) ... (writer: "Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
- Equal & Opposite (2008) ... (writer: "Shake It Up" - uncredited)
 2008 My Best Friend's Girl (writer: "My Best Friend's Girl")
 2008 Turbocharge: The Unauthorized Story of The Cars (writer: "Hello Again")
 2007 Midnight Heat (writer: "Drive")
 2007 Good Luck Chuck (writer: "You Might Think")
 2007 Transformers (writer: "Drive")
 2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Superstition (2006) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 2006 Nail Polish (writer: "MAGIC")
 2006 The Bubble (producer: "On The Verge")
 2006 Click (performer: "Everybody" (2006), "Feelings Got to Stay" (1993)) / (writer: "Magic" (1984), "Everybody" (2006), "Feelings Got to Stay" (1993))
 2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Killer (2006) ... (writer: "Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
 2005 Just Like Heaven (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2005 Sky High (writer: "Just What I Needed")
 2005 Nearing Grace (writer: "Let's Go" - as Richard Ocasek)
 2005 The Squid and the Whale (writer: "Drive")
 2004 The Prince and Me ("Shake It Up")
 2004 50 First Dates (writer: "Drive")
 2003 Wonderland (writer: "Good Times Roll" (1978))
 2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2002 Mr. Deeds (writer: "My Best Friend's Girl")
 2002 Ed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Shot (2002) ... (writer: "Magic")
 2002 Sorority Boys (writer: "My Best Friend's Girl" - as Rick Ocasek)
 2001 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Own Personal Jesus (2001) ... (writer: "Moving in Stereo")
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie (writer: "Let's Go")
 2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (writer: "Drive")
 2000 Lucky Numbers (writer: "Moving In Stereo")
 2000 Where the Money Is (writer: "You Might Think", "My Best Friend's Girl")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Garage Door (2000) ... (writer: "Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
 1999 Boys Don't Cry (writer: "Just What I Needed")
 1999 200 Cigarettes ("Just What I Needed")
 1999 Jawbreaker (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 1998 The Wedding Singer (writer: "It's All I Can Do")
 1997 Excess Baggage (writer: "All Mixed Up")
 1997 The Saint ("You're All I've Got Tonight")
 1997 Private Parts (writer: "Since You're Gone")
 1997 Chasing Amy (writer: "Let's Go" (1979))
 1996 Wedding Bell Blues (writer: "You Might Think")
 1996 The Crow: City of Angels ("Gold Dust Woman") / (producer: "Gold Dust Woman")
 1996 The Craft (writer: "Dangerous Type")
 1995 Billy Madison (writer: "I'm Not The One" - as Rick Ocasek)
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stewart's House (1993) ... (writer: "You Might Think")
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Human Duplicators (1992) ... (writer: "Candy-O")
 1990 Attack of the Killer Refridgerator (Video short) (writer: "Heartbeat City")
 1988 Caddyshack II (producer: "I Run Right Back")
 1987 Date with an Angel (writer: "You Are The Girl")
 1987 Made in Heaven (performer: "I Still Want You") / (producer: "I Still Want You") / (writer: "I Still Want You")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Drive", "Just What I Needed", "Heartbeat City")
 1985 A Chipmunk Reunion (TV Movie) (writer: "Shake It Up")
 1985 The Sure Thing (writer: "You Might Think")
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (writer: "Moving In Stereo")
 1980 Times Square (writer: "Dangerous Type")
 1979 Promises in the Dark (writer: "MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL")
 1979 Over the Edge (writer: "Just What I Needed", "Best Friend's Girl")
 1978-1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 15 March 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Just What I Needed")
- Episode dated 9 November 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "My Best Friends Girl")
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Other Works:

His first book of poetry, "Negative Theatre," was published in 1994. See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Cars


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Personal Quote:

People tell me all the time that I look forbidding or aloof. That doesn't bother me much - I am fairly private, withdrawn, and ... distant, I guess. But, um, I think that's okay.


Senior vice president of A&R for Elektra Records. See more »


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