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The Roots


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The Roots are an American hip hop/neo soul band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. See more trivia »

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Known For

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Music Department
(2009-2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
(2014-2016)
Chasing Liberty
Chasing Liberty Themselves
(2004)
Soundtrack for a Revolution
Soundtrack for a Revolution Themselves - Performers
(2009)

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  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (1 episode, 2014) (performer - 215 episodes, 2014 - 2016)
- Jim Parsons/J.J. Watt/The Avett Brothers (2016) ... (performer: "Love Shack", "Turn Down for What" - uncredited)
- Will Forte/Ashley Benson/Joseph (2016) ... (performer: "Reality Used to Be a Friend of Mine" (uncredited), "Falling Slowly")
- Ricky Gervais/Tony Hale/Brian Regan (2016) ... (performer: "Special Occasion" - uncredited)
- Dwayne Johnson/Jim Gaffigan/Phantogram (2016) ... (performer: "Things Can Only Get Better" (uncredited), "New Song", "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (uncredited), "What Is Love?", "No One Is to Blame" (uncredited), "Like to Get to Know You Well" (uncredited))
- Jay Leno/Jeff Goldblum/Wale (2016) ... (performer: "Celestial Railroad" (uncredited), "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" (uncredited), "The Way It Is" (uncredited), "My P.Y.T")
 2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (performer: "Hey Jimmy")
 2016 Zoolander 2 (performer: "Here I Come")
 2015 Creed (performer: "The Fire")
 2014 Top Five (performer: "How I Got Over")
 2014 The Underground Kings (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- The Reveal (2014) ... (performer: "Clones")
- The Setup (2014) ... (performer: "Clones")
- The Beginning (2014) ... (performer: "Clones")
- The Confusion (2014) ... (performer: "Clones")
 2013 Grudge Match (performer: "Here I Come")
 2009-2013 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 50 episodes)
- Episode #5.212 (2013) ... (performer: "Trouble Sleep")
- Episode #5.210 (2013) ... (performer: "Champagne")
- Episode #5.209 (2013) ... (performer: "We Can't Stop")
- Episode #3.95 (2011) ... (performer: "Dare to Be Stupid", "TMZ", "Yoda", "Beer Barrel Polka", "Another One Rides the Bus", "Polka Face" - uncredited)
 2013 Battle of the Year (performer: "Boom")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.39 (2011) ... (writer: "Here I Come" - uncredited)
 2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (performer: "At a Medium Pace")
 2011 90210 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Nerdy Little Secrets (2011) ... ("The Seed 2.0", uncredited)
 2011 The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Documentary) (performer: "Unwritten" written by nm0873699, nm0859821, Tahir Jamal, nm0420893, nm6087210, nm3153422 & Ridhwan Mateen)
 2011 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Disarm (2011) ... (writer: "Humanity (Love The Way It Should Be)" - uncredited)
 2010 Step Up 3D (performer: "Here I Come")
 2010 The Karate Kid (performer: "Here I Come")
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Movie) (performer: "I'll Stand By You", "Hard Times Come Again No More")
 2010 Waiting for 'Superman' (Documentary) (performer: "Wake Up Everybody")
 2009 Yo Gabba Gabba! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Family (2009) ... (performer: "Lovely, Love My Family" - uncredited)
 2009 Ein geheimnisvoller Sommer (TV Movie) ("The Seed")
 2008 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #15.104 (2008) ... (performer: "Rising Up")
 2008 Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub (Documentary) (performer: "Wetlands Improv") / (writer: "Wetlands Improv")
 2007 Superbad (performer: "Here I Come")
 2007 I Think I Love My Wife (performer: "The Seed 2.0")
 2007 Stomp the Yard (performer: "In the Music")
 2006 The Ground Truth (Documentary) (performer: "Somebody's Gotta Do It")
 2005 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Video Game) (performer: "Tao Of The Machine (Scott Humphrey's Remix)")
 2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Documentary) (performer: "Boom", "You Got Me")
 2004 Gran Turismo 4 (Video Game) (performer: "I Don't Care")
 2004 Smallville (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Run (2004) ... (performer: "Don't Say Nuthin'" - uncredited)
 2004 Entourage (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Busey and the Beach (2004) ... ("Don't Say Nuthin'", uncredited)
 2004 Collateral (performer: "The Seed 2.0")
 2004 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Donald Trump/Toots and the Maytals (2004) ... (performer: "Funky Kingston" - uncredited)
 2004 Chasing Liberty (performer: "The Seed")
 2003 Madden NFL 2004 (Video Game) (performer: "Rock You (Madden Remix)")
 2003 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Outsider (2003) ... (performer: "Rolling With Heat")
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- I'm Sorry, I'm Lost (2003) ... ("The Seed (2.0)")
- The Trap (2003) ... ("Break You Off")
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ebb Tide (2003) ... (performer: "Seed (2.0)" - uncredited)
 2003 Die Lugners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2003) ... (performer: "The Seed (2.0)" - uncredited)
 2002 Brown Sugar (performer: "Act Too (Love of My Life)")
 2002 Ken Park (performer: "Do You Want More?!!!??!")
 2002 Blade II (performer: "Tao of the Machine")
 2001 Down to Earth (performer: "Glitches")
 2000 Bamboozled (performer: "Mantan Show Music" (2000), "Burn Hollywood Burn")
 2000 High Fidelity (performer: "The Anti-Circle")
 1999 The Hurricane (performer: "The Hurricane")
 1999 The Best Man (performer: "What You Want")
 1999 The Wood (performer: "Ya'll Know Who")
 1998 Ride (performer: "Why") / (producer: "Why")
 1997 Men in Black (performer: "The 'Notic")
 1996 High School High (performer: "The Good, The Bad And The Desolate")
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CD: "How I Got Over"

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Alternate Names:

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The Roots served as the house band on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009 to 2014, and in the same role on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since 2014. See more »

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