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Toni Basil


Toni Basil began her career as a dancer and assistant choreographer, working on such shows as Hullabaloo (1965) choreographed by David Winters. Later, she choreographed the hit film American Graffiti (1973) and also began appearing in films, including the now-classic Easy Rider (1969). After several films, she launched her music career with her ... See full bio »

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

Known For

Five Easy Pieces
Five Easy Pieces Terry Grouse
(1970)
Easy Rider
Easy Rider Mary
(1969)
Man on Fire
Man on Fire Soundtrack
(2004)
Village of the Giants
Village of the Giants Miscellaneous Crew
(1965)

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 2016 World Championship Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- 2016: Day 8, Part 2 (2016) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
- 2016: Day 7, Part 4 (2016) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
- 2016: Day 7, Part 1 (2016) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
- 2016: Day 4, Part 3 (2016) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
- 2016: Day 4, Part 1 (2016) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
  One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- "Mickey" by Tony Basil (2016) ... (performer: "Mickey", "Wham (Re-bop-boom-bam)", "Shoppin' from A to Z", "Nobody", "Little Red Book", "You Gotta Problem", "Over My Head") / (writer: "Shoppin' from A to Z")
 2015 UK Championship Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2015: Third Round - Part 2 (2015) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
 2015 This Is England '90 (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Winter (2015) ... (performer: "Mickey")
 2015 Give a Pet a Home (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
 2015 The Final Girls (performer: "Mickey")
 2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Week 4 (2013) ... ("Mickey")
 2013 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Big Wide World (2013) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
 2012 Parental Guidance (performer: "Mickey")
 2012 Lollipop Chainsaw (Video Game) (performer: "Mickey")
 2011 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Style (2011) ... (performer: "Mickey")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (performer: "Mickey")
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
 2008 South Park (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- About Last Night... (2008) ... (performer: "Hey Mickey" - uncredited)
 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Shine on, You Crazy Devlin (2007) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
 2006 Big Momma's House 2 (performer: "Hey Bitty")
 2005 The Third Wish (performer: "Mickey")
 2004 Man on Fire (performer: "Mickey")
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (performer: "Mickey")
 2002 I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1982 (2002) ... (performer: "Mickey")
 1976-2001 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Gwyneth Paltrow/Ryan Adams (2001) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
- Buck Henry/Bill Withers, Toni Basil (1976) ... (performer: "Wham Re-Bop Boom Bam")
 2000 Down to You (performer: "Mickey")
 1998 Spice Girls: Live in Your Living Room (TV Special) (performer: "Mickey")
 1998 Edge of Seventeen (performer: "Mickey")
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Three Days of the Kahndo (1998) ... (performer: "Mickey" - uncredited)
 1996 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos (Video) ("Ricky")
 1994 New Wave Hits of the 80's: Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 2 (Video short) (performer: "Mickey")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- No Laughing (1993) ... (performer: "Mickey")
 1992 Dateline NBC (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Under the Desert Sky ... (performer: "Mickey")
 1990 Rockula (performer: "THE NIGHT")
 1988 Slaughterhouse Rock (performer: "The Only One")
 1986 Modern Girls (performer: "Girls Night Out") / (writer: "Girls Night Out")
 1985 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wishes (1985) ... (writer: "Shopping From A to Z")
 1984 Gimme an 'F' (performer: "We're Ready Now")
 1982 Toni Basil: Word of Mouth (Video short) (performer: "Mickey", "Nobody", "Little Red Book", "Time After Time", "Be Stiff", "Space Girls", "You Gotta Problem")
 1982 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 4 March 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "Mickey")
- Episode dated 18 February 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "Mickey")
 1981 Three of a Kind (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... (performer: "Mickey")
 1968 Antonia Christina Basilotta (Short) (performer: "Breakaway" - as Antonia Christina Basilotta)
 1966 Breakaway (Short) (performer: "Breakaway" - as Antonia Christina Basilotta)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Directed Talking Heads video "Once in a Lifetime". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Tony Basil | Antonia Christina Basilotta | Tonia Basilotta

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Her video for the single "Mickey" was the first to incorporate synchronized dancing. The opening stunt, where a cheerleader jumps through the center of a human pyramid, is now illegal in competition. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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