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'Weird Al' Yankovic


Alfred Matthew Yankovic was born on October 23, 1959, in the Los Angeles suburb of Lynwood. He first took up the accordion when a salesman came around to solicit business for a music school. His parents, Mary (Vivalda) and Nick Yankovic, decided on the accordion because of polka king Frankie Yankovic (no relation). As a child and young teen, Al ... See full bio »
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  Mike & Mike (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode dated 1 July 2013 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Eat It" - uncredited) / (performer: "Eat It" - uncredited)
 2011-2013 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Kamandi at Earth's End #4 (2013) ... ("UHF", uncredited)
- Starstream #1 (2012) ... ("Livin' in the Fridge")
- Catwoman: Guardian of Gotham #2 (2012) ... ("I Was Only Kidding")
- The Backstreet Project #1 (2011) ... ("Ebay")
- KISS Comics (2011) ... ("Melanie")
 2012 Brows Held High (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Idiots (2012) ... ("Dare to Be Stupid")
  How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Noretta (2011) ... (lyrics: "Like a Surgeon" - uncredited) / (performer: "Like a Surgeon" - uncredited)
 2011 Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Top 10 Animated Dinosaur Documentaries (2011) ... (performer: "Jurassic Park")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #3.95 (2011) ... (performer: "Dare to Be Stupid", "TMZ", "Yoda", "Beer Barrel Polka", "Another One Rides the Bus", "Polka Face" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dare to Be Stupid", "TMZ", "Yoda", "Another One Rides the Bus", "Polka Face" - uncredited)
  The Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park (2011) ... (performer: "Jurassic Park" - uncredited)
- The Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuckups (2010) ... (performer: "Everything You Know is Wrong" - uncredited)
- Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuckups (2009) ... (performer: "Everything You Know Is Wrong" - uncredited) / (writer: "Everything You Know Is Wrong" - uncredited)
  SuperNews! (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2009) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009)
- The Christmas Bailout (2009) ... (performer: "Ringtone" - as Weird Al Yankovic) / (writer: "Ringtone" - as Weird Al Yankovic)
- 'Weird Al' Collabo-Jam (2009) ... (performer: "Ringtone") / (writer: "Ringtone")
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 3 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2007)
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (performer: "UHF") / (writer: "UHF")
- World's Best Love Songs (2006) ... (performer: "You're Pitiful") / (writer: "You're Pitiful")
- Greatest Songs of All Time (2006) ... (performer: "The Saga Begins")
 2007 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Salame (2007) ... (performer: "Here She Comes 2", "Here She Comes" - uncredited)
  Robot Chicken (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Munnery (2006) ... (performer: "Weasel Stomping Day") / (writer: "Weasel Stomping Day")
  Lilo & Stitch: The Series (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2003) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Tank: Experiment 526 (2003) ... (music: "Minstrel Ditties") / (performer: "Minstrel Ditties") / (writer: "Minstrel Ditties")
 2003 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (Video) (performer: "Fat", "Amish Paradise", "It's All About the Pentiums", "You Don't Love Me Anymore", "Bedrock Anthem", "Gump", "Jurassic Park", "Headline News", "Dare to Be Stupid", "Eat It", "Like a Sergeon", "UHF", "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies", "One More Minute", "I Lost On Jeopardy", "This is the Life", "Living with a Hernia", "Spy Hard", "Ricky", "Christmas at Ground Zero", "Bob", "The Saga Begins") / (writer: "You Don't Love Me Anymore", "Dare to Be Stupid", "UHF", "One More Minute", "This is the Life", "Spy Hard", "Christmas at Ground Zero", "Bob")
 2003 Weird Al Presents Al-TV (TV Special) ("A Complicated Song", "Trash Day", "Angry White Boy Polka", "Ebay", "Couch Potato") / (performer: "Bob", "A Complicated Song", "Trash Day", "Harvey the Wonder Hamster", "Angry White Boy Polka", "Ebay", "Couch Potato") / (writer: "Bob", "Harvey the Wonder Hamster")
 2003 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Three Gays of the Condo (2003) ... (performer: "Homer and Marge")
 2000 Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 1 (Video) (performer: "Fat")
 1999 'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! (Video) (performer: "Gump", "Polka Power!", "My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder", "The Night Santa Went Crazy", "Dare to Be Stupid", "It's All About The Pentiums", "Germs", "One More Minute", "Pretty Fly For a Rabbi", "I Lost on Jeopardy", "Bedrock Anthem", "Amish Paradise")
 1999 Pokémon: The Movie 2000 ("Polkamon")
  The Weird Al Show (TV Series) (performer - 12 episodes, 1997) (writer - 11 episodes, 1997) (lyrics - 5 episodes, 1997)
- Al Gets Robbed (1997) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" - uncredited) / (writer: "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" - uncredited)
- The Obligatory Holiday Episode (1997) ... (performer: "Auld Lang Syne", "I'm a Little Kitty" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'm a Little Kitty" - uncredited)
- The Competition (1997) ... (lyrics: "Headline News" - uncredited) / (performer: "Headline News" - uncredited)
- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Hamster (1997) ... (lyrics: "Livin' in the Fridge", "Fat" - uncredited) / (performer: "Harvey the Wonder Hamster", "Livin' in the Fridge", "Fat" - uncredited) / (writer: "Harvey the Wonder Hamster" - uncredited)
- Al Plays Hooky (1997) ... (performer: "You Don't Love Me Anymore" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Don't Love Me Anymore" - uncredited)
 1997 George of the Jungle (performer: "George of the Jungle")
 1996 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos (Video) (performer: "Ricky", "Gump", "UHF", "This is The Life", "Headline News", "Amish Paradise", "I Lost on Jeopardy", "You Don't Love Me Anymore", "I Love Rocky Road", "Bedrock Anthem", "Eat It")
 1996 Spy Hard (performer: "Spy Hard Theme") / (producer: "Spy Hard Theme") / (writer: "Spy Hard Theme")
 1995 Without Walls (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- J'accuse: The Vegetarians (1995) ... (performer: "Eat It" - uncredited)
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Attack of the the Eye Creatures (1992) ... (writer: "Gotta Boogie")
 1991 Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection (Video) (performer: "I Lost on Jeopardy" - as Weird Al Yankovic)
 1989 UHF (lyrics: "THE BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT") / (performer: "UHF", "FUN ZONE", "LET ME BE YOUR HOG", "SPATULA CITY", "GANDHI II") / (writer: "UHF", "FUN ZONE", "LET ME BE YOUR HOG", "SPATULA CITY", "GANDHI II")
 1987 DTV 'Doggone' Valentine (TV Movie) (performer: "Eat It")
 1986 The Transformers: The Movie (performer: "Dare To Be Stupid")
  New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Episode #29.17 (1985) ... (performer: "Dare To Be Stupid" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dare To Be Stupid" - uncredited)
 1984 Forbidden Fruit (Video) (performer: "Eat it") / (writer: "Eat it")
 1981 Tomorrow Coast to Coast (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 April 1981 (1981) ... (performer: "Another One Rides the Bus")
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Other Works:

CD: "Greatest Hits" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Weird Al | 'Weird' Al Yankovic | Al Yankovic | Weird Al Yankovic

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

There are a lot of songs that would ostensibly be a good candidate for parody, yet I can't think of a clever enough idea. See more »

Trivia:

Says his most frequent question by reporters is "Do you write any original songs?" The irony is that roughly half of his material (since his very first album) is original--sometimes parodying the *style* of an artist, but not based on any existing melody or lyrics. See more »

Trademark:

Hawaiian shirt, canvas shoes and (until 1997) glasses See more »

Nickname:

The Weird One See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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