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Mike D formed the Beastie Boys with Adam Yauch in 1981, soon adding Adam Horovitz to the group. They started out as a punk band, but they found their calling with hip-hop music. In 1985, they opened for Madonna on her famous "Like a Virgin" tour. The Beastie Boys gained huge success with numerous albums and tours, then later founded their own ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Star Trek Beyond Soundtrack
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 2020 The Last Dance (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode III (2020) ... (writer: "The Maestro" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2019 Get Shorty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Should Not Throw Stones (2019) ... (writer: "So What'Cha Want")
 2019 Watchmen (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship (2019) ... (writer: "Egg Man" - uncredited)
 2019 R13: Spring/Summer 2020 at NYFW (Video short) (writer: "Body Movin'", "Sabotage (Alex Metric Remix)", "Hey Ladies", "Ch-Check It Out (Just Blaze Remix)", "Time To Get Ill")
 2019 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nerd Watching (2019) ... (writer: "So What'cha Want" - uncredited)
 2018 Escape at Dannemora (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part 2 (2018) ... (writer: "3 the Hard Way" - uncredited)
 2017-2018 Patriot (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Loaded (2018) ... (writer: "Sure Shot")
- Fuck John Wayne (2018) ... (writer: "Sure Shot")
- The Vantasner Danger Meridian (2018) ... (writer: "Sure Shot")
- Dick Cheney (2017) ... (writer: "Root Down" - uncredited)
 2018 A Star Is Born (writer: "Gratitude", "Make Some Noise" - as Michael Diamond)
 2018 Succession (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Celebration (2018) ... (writer: "An Open Letter to NYC" - uncredited)
 2017 I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.21 (2017) ... (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" - uncredited)
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (performer - 1 episode, 2016)
- 99 (2017) ... (writer: "No Sleep till Brooklyn" - uncredited)
- The 9-8 (2016) ... (performer: "So What'cha Want" - uncredited) / (writer: "So What'cha Want" - uncredited)
 2017 Tähdet, tähdet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hiphop (2017) ... (writer: "Intergalactic")
 2017 Brodies: The Web Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pour Some Sugar on Me (2017) ... (writer: "Sabotage")
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yongary (2017) ... (writer: "Intergalactic" - uncredited)
 2016-2017 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Cop and a Half-Wit (2017) ... (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
- The New Adventures of Old Tom (2016) ... (writer: "Sabotage")
- Underage Peter (2016) ... (writer: "Brass Monkey")
 2016 War Dogs (writer: "So What'Cha Want" - as Michael Diamond)
 2016 Star Trek Beyond (writer: "Sabotage" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2016 The Secret Life of Pets (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" - as Michael Diamond)
 2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (writer: "Sabotage")
 2016 American Crime Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Run of His Life (2016) ... (writer: "Sabotage" - uncredited)
 2016 Weiner (Documentary) (writer: "In 3s" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2015 The Family Fang (writer: "Namaste" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2015 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- United States vs. Sweden (2015) ... (writer: "Hey Ladies" - uncredited)
 2015 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Word Up! By Cameo (2015) ... (writer: "Hey Ladies")
 2005-2014 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Days of Future Future (2014) ... (writer: "Girls" - uncredited)
- Home Away from Homer (2005) ... (writer: "Fight For Your Right To Party" - uncredited)
 2013-2014 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Girls (2014) ... (writer: "Sabotage" - uncredited)
- Big Wide World (2013) ... (writer: "Sabotage" - 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 Michael Louis Diamond)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (writer: "Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)" - as Michael Diamond)
 2013 The Punk Singer (Documentary) (writer: "Intergalactic" - as Michael Diamond)
 2013 Waterloo Road (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bad Boy (2013) ... (writer: "Sabotage (Clean Version)")
 2012 This Means War (writer: "Sabotage" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2012 For Ellen (writer: "I Want Some")
 2011 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.6 (2011) ... (writer: "Girls" - uncredited)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "Make Some Noise" - as Michael Diamond)
 2011 CSI: Miami (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stiff (2011) ... (writer: "Lee Majors Come Again" - as Michael Diamond)
 2011 Real Steel (writer: "Here's a Little Something for Ya" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2011 Madden NFL 12 (Video Game) (writer: "Make Some Noise")
 2011 30 Minutes or Less (writer: "Sure Shot" - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2011 Horrible Bosses (writer: "Sabotage" - as Michael Diamond)
 2011 Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short) (writer: "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] (Featuring Nas)" - as Michael Diamond)
 2010 Dance Central (Video Game) (writer: "Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)" - as Michael Diamond)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (writer: "Groove Holmes" - as Michael Diamond)
 2010 Shrek Forever After (writer: "Sure Shot" - as Michael Diamond)
 2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (writer: "Intergalactic" - as Michael Diamond)
 2010 Cop Out (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" - as Michael Diamond)
 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 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (writer: "Gratitude")
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kidney Now! (2009) ... (performer: "He Needs a Kidney" - as Mike Diamond)
 2009 Community TV (Short) (writer: "Brass Monkey")
 2009 Star Trek (writer: "Sabotage" - as Michael Diamond)
 2009 17 Again (writer: "Drop" - as Michael Diamond)
 2008 Guitar Hero: World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2008 Rock Band 2 (Video Game) (writer: "E - Pro", "So What'cha Want" - as Mike Diamond)
 2008 Baby Mama (writer: "Hey Ladies" - as Michael L. Diamond)
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Sabotage")
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "Sabotage" - as Mike Diamond)
 2007 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Video Game) (writer: "Electric Worm")
 2006 On Any Saturday (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- MiKetz (2006) ... (writer: "Namaste", "In Three's")
 2005 The Weather Man (writer: "Transitions" (1994) - as Michael Louis Diamond)
 2005 The O.C. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Mallpisode (2005) ... (writer: "E - Pro" - as Mike Diamond)
  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 Jet Set Radio Future (Video Game) ("Latch Brother Bounce", "Ill Victory Beat", "Koto Stomp", "Me Likey the Poom Poom", "Count Latchula", "Rockin' the Mic", "The Scrappy", "The Answer")
 2002/I Crossroads (writer: "So Have I For You" - as Michael Diamond)
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Three MC's and One DJ" - as Mike Diamond)
 2000 This Is How the World Ends (TV Short) (writer: "Body Movin'")
 1999 Behind the Music (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vanilla Ice (1999) ... (writer: "Root Down")
 1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Zeppo (1999) ... (writer: "Putting Shame in Your Game" - uncredited)
 1997-1998 Daria (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- See Jane Run (1998) ... (writer: "So Whatcha' Want", "Jimmy James" - uncredited)
- Ill (1998) ... (writer: "Pass the Mic" - uncredited)
- The Daria Hunter (1998) ... (writer: "Looking Down The Barrel of a Gun")
- Road Worrier (1997) ... (writer: "Root Down", "So What'cha Want")
 1997 Event Horizon (writer: "Funky Shit" (main theme) - as Michael Diamond)
 1995 Little Criminals (TV Movie) (writer: "Sure Shot")
 1995 Home for the Holidays (writer: "Pow" - as Michael Diamond)
 1995 La Haine (writer: "Groove Holmes", "Ricky's Theme", "Eugene's Lament" - as M. Diamond)
 1995 The Jerky Boys (writer: "Four Fly Guys" - as M. Diamond)
 1995 Kids (writer: "Pow", "In 3's", "Sabrosa" - as Michael Diamond)
 1994 Above the Rim (writer: "Stick 'Em Up" - as Mike Diamond)
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Laughing (1993) ... (writer: "So, What'cha Want?")
 1992 The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (writer: "Groove Holmes")
 1992 Roadside Prophets (writer: "Pow" - as Mike Diamond)
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Slow Ride")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (writer: "Scenario")
 1987 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 June 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
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Other Works:

Music video for M.I.A.: "Paper Planes"

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Alternate Names:

Alasondro Alegré | The Beastie Boys | Beastie Boys | Michael L. Diamond | Michael Diamond | Mike 'Mike D' Diamond | Mike Diamond

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

The thing about being around for a frickin' long time is that you're not gonna knock it out of the park every time. One time an older Jewish manager-man came out of a cave and said to me, "What you guys do, you're doing as a career over a lifespan." Take Neil Young: he might make a couple of albums like Trans, which is a great album, but a lot of people didn't feel it at the time it came out. But... See more »

Trivia:

Often plays drums on Beastie Boys songs when not performing with a DJ, although when the band plays hardcore punk songs, he usually switches to being the lead singer (as was the set-up when the Beastie Boys originally formed in 1981 as a punk band). See more »

Nickname:

Country Mike See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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