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Adam Yauch (1964–2012)

Adam Yauch was born in New York on August 5, 1964. He formed the Beastie Boys with Mike D in 1981. They soon added Adam Horovitz to the group and went on to open for Madonna on her famous "Like a Virgin" tour. The Beastie Boys gained huge success with numerous genius albums and tours, then founded their own label "Grand Royal Records" in 1993. ... See full bio »

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

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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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. See more »


Has one daughter, Tenzin Losel Yauch, with wife Dechen Wangdu. See more »



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