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'Weird Al' Yankovic


Alfred Matthew Yankovic was born on October 23, 1959, in the Los Angeles suburb of Lynwood, to Mary Elizabeth (Vivalda) and Nick Louis Yankovic. He is of Yugoslavian, Italian, and English descent. He first took up the accordion when a salesman came around to solicit business for a music school. His parents decided on the accordion because of polka... See full bio »

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Known For

UHF
UHF George Newman
(1989)
Halloween II
Halloween II Weird Al Yankovic
(2009)

Filmography

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  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Ricky Gervais/Lin-Manuel Miranda/Sabrina Carpenter (2017) ... (performer: "Polka Party!", "Shout" (uncredited), "Papa Don't Preach" (uncredited))
- Blake Lively/Brian Grazer/Nate Bargatze (2015) ... (lyrics: "My Bologna", "King of Suede" - uncredited) / (performer: "Sports Song", "My Bologna", "King of Suede" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sports Song" - uncredited)
 2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (performer: "Captain Underpants Theme Song") / (writer: "Captain Underpants Theme Song" - as Al Yankovic)
 2017 How to Be a Latin Lover (performer: "Happy Birthday") / (writer: "Happy Birthday" - as Al Yankovic)
  Conan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Nick Kroll/Stephen Amell/Grant Gustin/Melissa Benoist/'Weird' Al Yankovic (2016) ... (performer: "Foil") / (writer: "Foil")
  Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (6 episodes, 2011 - 2016) (performer - 8 episodes, 2010 - 2016) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2013) (arranger - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man (2016) ... ("Ode to a Superhero")
- Comic Book Quickies #6 (2016) ... (arranger: "Bohemian Polka") / (performer: "Bohemian Polka")
- Energy and Safety with the Justice League (2015) ... ("Polkarama") / (performer: "Polkarama")
- All-Star Batman and Robin #8 (2014) ... ("Hooked on Polkas") / (performer: "Hooked on Polkas")
- Marville #6-7 (2014) ... ("Bohemian Polka") / (performer: "Bohemian Polka")
  One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 4 episodes, 2012 - 2016) (writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2016) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012)
- "Ridin" by Chamillionaire (2016) ... (performer: "White & Nerdy") / (writer: "White & Nerdy")
- Ghetto Supastar by Pras (2014) ... (performer: "Polka Power!")
- Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2012) ... (performer: "Christmas at Ground Zero") / (writer: "Christmas at Ground Zero")
- Rico Suave by Gerardo (2012) ... (lyrics: "Taco Grande") / (performer: "Taco Grande")
 2015-2016 Galavant (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The One True King (To Unite Them All) (2016) ... (performer: "Season 2 Finale" - uncredited)
- Completely Mad... Alena (2015) ... (performer: "Hey, Hey, We're the Monks" - uncredited)
  Mike & Mike (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2015) (performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2015)
- Episode dated 28 August 2015 (2015) ... (lyrics: "White & Nerdy") / (performer: "White & Nerdy")
- Episode dated 1 July 2013 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Eat It" - uncredited) / (performer: "Eat It" - uncredited)
 2014 The Galavant Showcase (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Hey, Hey, We're The Monks")
  The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Sean Hayes/Weird Al Yankovic (2014) ... (performer: "Lame Claim to Fame") / (writer: "Lame Claim to Fame")
  The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The One with the TV Host Perks (2014) ... (performer: "Dare to Be Stupid") / (writer: "Dare to Be Stupid")
 2014 'Weird Al' Yankovic: Tacky (Video short) (performer: "Tacky") / (writer: "Tacky")
 2014 MenT (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- MenT a Dogg - Unturned (DayZ+Minecraft mix) (2014) ... (writer: "Amish Paradise")
  My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2014) (performer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Pinkie Pride (2014) ... (music: "The Goof Off") / (performer: "The Super Duper Party Pony", "The Goof Off", "Cheese Confesses")
  Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (performer - 8 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012)
- Thirty Years of EPCOT Part Three: The 1990s and 2000s (2012) ... (performer: "Nature Trail to Hell")
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue! Part Two (2012) ... (lyrics: "The Saga Begins" (parody of "American Pie")) / (performer: "The Saga Begins" (parody of "American Pie"))
- Season One Outtakes Special Hosted by Kill Bosby! (2012) ... (writer: "Skipper Dan" - as Al Yankovic)
- It's a Small World Holiday: Part Two (2012) ... (performer: "Polka Face!")
- Halloween Time at Disneyland (2011) ... (performer: "Nature Trail to Hell") / (writer: "Nature Trail to Hell")
 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")
 2011 Weird Al Yankovic: Stop Forwarding That Crap to Me (Video short) (performer: "Stop Forwarding That Crap to Me") / (writer: "Stop Forwarding That Crap to Me")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #3.95 (2011) ... (lyrics: "TMZ", "Yoda", "Another One Rides the Bus" - uncredited) / (performer: "Dare to Be Stupid", "TMZ", "Yoda", "Beer Barrel Polka", "Another One Rides the Bus", "Polka Face" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dare to Be Stupid", "Polka Face" - uncredited)
  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)
 2011 Hot Coffee (Documentary) (performer: "I'll Sue Ya" - as Weird Al Yankovic) / (writer: "I'll Sue Ya" - as Weird Al Yankovic)
 2010 Yogi Bear (lyrics: "Lasagna" - as Al Yankovic) / (performer: "Lasagna" - as Weird Al) / (writer: "Lasagna" - as Al Yankovic)
  Rude Tube (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Epic Fails (2010) ... (lyrics: "Eat It" - uncredited) / (performer: "Eat It" - uncredited)
 2010 Yo Gabba Gabba! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Circus (2010) ... (performer: "Circus Parade" - uncredited)
  Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Bedrock (2010) ... (lyrics: "Bedrock Anthem") / (performer: "Bedrock Anthem")
  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")
 2005 AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (performer: "Theme from Rocky XIII", "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi", "I Think I'm a Clone Now", "Trash Day", "Young, Dumb and Ugly")
 2004 AMV Hell (Short) (performer: "Like a Surgeon")
  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) (lyrics: "Fat", "Amish Paradise", "It's All About the Pentiums", "Smells Like Nirvana", "Bedrock Anthem", "Gump", "Jurassic Park", "Headline News", "Eat It", "Like a Surgeon", "Money for Nothing / Beverly Hillbillies*", "I Lost On Jeopardy", "Living with a Hernia", "Ricky", "The Saga Begins") / (performer: "Fat", "Amish Paradise", "It's All About the Pentiums", "Smells Like Nirvana", "You Don't Love Me Anymore", "Bedrock Anthem", "Gump", "Jurassic Park", "Headline News", "Dare to Be Stupid", "Eat It", "Like a Surgeon", "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")
 1999 Sabrina, the Animated Series (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Witchy Grrrls (1999) ... (performer: "Electric Shaver" - uncredited)
 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")
 1992-1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Terror from the Year 5000 (1997) ... (writer: "Gotta Boogie" - uncredited)
- Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) ... (writer: "Gotta Boogie")
 1996 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos (Video) (lyrics: "Ricky", "Gump", "Headline News", "Amish Paradise", "I Lost On Jeopardy", "I Love Rocky Road", "Bedrock Anthem", "Eat It") / (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") / (writer: "UHF", "This is The Life", "You Don't Love Me Anymore")
 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)
 1994 The Flintstones (performer: "BEDROCK ANTHEM")
 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")
 1986 The Transformers: The Movie (performer: "Dare to Be Stupid") / (writer: "Dare to Be Stupid")
  American Bandstand (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1985) (writer - 2 episodes, 1985)
- Episode #29.16 (1985) ... (performer: "Dare To Be Stupid" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dare To Be Stupid" - uncredited)
- Episode #28.45 (1985) ... (performer: "Like a Surgeon") / (writer: "Like a Surgeon")
 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")
 1979 My Bologna (Short) (performer: "My Bologna") / (writer: "My Bologna")
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Other Works:

TV Commercial for Radio Shack. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think that nerds, if you want to call them that, have only gotten more hip and assimilated into the culture. See more »

Trivia:

After doing a short polka parody of "Jocko Homo", members of Devo ran into Al at a party and asked why they weren't worthy of a full song parody. Al responded with the pastiche piece "Dare to Be Stupid". Reportedly, the members of Devo were not impressed. See more »

Trademark:

Writes songs about food, television series and romances that ended in bloodshed. See more »

Nickname:

The Boneless Boy See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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