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Adam Yauch (1964–2012)


Adam Yauch, an only child, was born on August 5, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Frances and Noel Yauch, who is a painter and architect. His father was Catholic (of Irish, German, and French descent) and his mother was Jewish. Adam attended Edward R. Murrow High School in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. In high school, he taught ... See full bio »

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Known For

Star Trek
Star Trek Soundtrack
(2009)
Star Trek Into Darkness
(2013)
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2 Soundtrack
(2010)
Horrible Bosses
Horrible Bosses Soundtrack
(2011)

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 2016 War Dogs (writer: "So What'Cha Want")
 2016 Star Trek Beyond (writer: "Sabotage" - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 2016 The Secret Life of Pets (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2016 American Crime Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Run of His Life (2016) ... (writer: "Sabotage" - uncredited)
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- The 9-8 (2016) ... (performer: "So What'cha Want" - uncredited) / (writer: "So What'cha Want" - uncredited)
 2015 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Word Up! By Cameo (2015) ... (writer: "Hey Ladies")
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Party Night (2014) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" - uncredited)
 2011-2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Internet Incredibles (2013) ... (writer: "Sabotage" - uncredited)
- Ultimate Stunts (2011) ... (writer: "Sabotage" - uncredited)
 2013 Bad Words (writer: "Off the Grid", "B-Boys in the Cut" - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (writer: "Body Movin' (Fat Boy Slim Remix)")
 2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sweet Dreams (2013) ... (writer: "Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
 2013 The Punk Singer (Documentary) (writer: "Intergalactic")
 2012 Fun Size (writer: "(YOU'VE GOTTA) FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT (TO PARTY)")
 2012 This Means War (writer: "Sabotage" - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 2012 For Ellen (writer: "I Want Some")
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "Make Some Noise")
 2011 The Footy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Grand Final Footy Show (2011) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
 2011 Real Steel (writer: "Here's a Little Something for Ya" - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 2011 Madden NFL 12 (Video Game) (writer: "Make Some Noise")
 2011 30 Minutes or Less (writer: "Sure Shot" - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 2011 Horrible Bosses (writer: "Sabotage")
 2009-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
- 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)")
 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short) (writer: "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] (Featuring Nas)")
 2010 Dance Central (Video Game) (writer: "Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)")
 2010 Iron Man 2 (writer: "Groove Holmes" - as Adam Youch)
 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 Star Trek (writer: "Sabotage" - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 2009 17 Again (writer: "Drop")
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2008 Baby Mama (writer: "Hey Ladies" - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 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) - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 2005 Harald Schmidt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (2005) ... (writer: "E-Pro")
  S.P.U.N.G (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2002) (music - 1 episode, 2002)
- Fy fan vad kul vi hade i lördags! (2002) ... (lyrics: "Sabotage") / (music: "Sabotage")
 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")
 1997-1998 Daria (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Daria Hunter (1998) ... (writer: "Looking Down The Barrel of a Gun")
- Road Worrier (1997) ... (writer: "Root Down", "So What'cha Want")
 1995 Home for the Holidays (writer: "Pow")
 1995 La Haine (writer: "Groove Holmes", "Ricky's Theme", "Eugene's Lament" - as A. Yauch)
 1995 The Jerky Boys (writer: "Four Fly Guys" - as A. Yauch)
 1995 Kids (writer: "Pow", "In 3's", "Sabrosa")
 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")
 1987 The Pick-up Artist (writer: "She's Crafty" - as A. Yauch)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Member of pop/rap group The Beastie Boys See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

The Beastie Boys | Beastie Boys | Nathaniel Hornblower | Nathanial Hörnblowér | Nathaniel Hörnblowér | MCA | Nathan Wind | Adam 'MCA' Yauch | Adam Nathaniel Yauch | Adam Youck

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm not a real movie star. I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago. See more »

Trivia:

He is one of the biggest fans of the reggae-flavored hardcore punk of the veteran, all-black band called the Bad Brains (from Washington, D.C.). He titled their self-titled debut LP the greatest hardcore punk album of all time and has implied it may be his favorite album of all time. See more »

Nickname:

MCA

Star Sign:

Leo

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