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Ric Ocasek (1944–2019)


Ric Ocasek was born on March 23, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Richard Theodore Otcasek. He was married to Paulina Porizkova, Suzanne LaPointe and Constance Campbell. He died on September 15, 2019 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Saint Soundtrack
(1997)
Transformers Soundtrack
(2007)
Bumblebee Soundtrack
(2018)
Super 8 Soundtrack
(2011)

Filmography

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 2001-2021 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Young Parent Trap (2021) ... (writer: "Moving in Stereo")
- The Kiss Seen Round the World (2001) ... (writer: "Moving in Stereo" - uncredited)
 2020 We Drive Econo (Short) (writer: "Just What I Needed")
 2020 Electric Six: Live from Quarantine (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Just What I Needed")
 2020 I Know This Much Is True (TV Mini Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Three (2020) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
 2020 Valley Girl (writer: "Magic", "You Might Think")
 2020 Stargirl (writer: "Just What I Needed")
 2019 Married Young (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2019 City on a Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Wickedness of the Wicked Shall Be Upon Himself (2019) ... (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2019 Stranger Things (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy? (2019) ... (writer: "Moving in Stereo" - uncredited)
 2019 Arrested Development (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Saving for Arraignment Day (2019) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
- Check Mates (2019) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
 2018/I Bumblebee (writer: "Let's Go")
 2018 Deutschland 86 (TV Mini Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ommegang (2018) ... (writer: "Tonight She Comes")
 2018 The Jukebox Incident (Short) (writer: "Magic")
 2018/I The Ghost (Short) (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2018 The 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Red Carpet Live (TV Special) (writer: "Moving in Stereo", "Just What I Needed", "You Might Think", "My Best Friend's Girl")
 2018 American Crime Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- House by the Lake (2018) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
 2018 Step Sisters (writer: "Just What I Needed")
 2017 Cannonball (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Splash Hits (2017) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
 2017 SPF-18 (writer: "Magic")
 2017 Table 19 (writer: "Shake It Up")
 2017 Fun Mom Dinner (writer: "Let's Go")
  Red Oaks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- The Anniversary (2016) ... (performer: "Emotion In Motion" - uncredited) / (writer: "Emotion In Motion" - uncredited)
 2016 BrainDead (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- The End of All We Hold Dear: What Happens When Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis (2016) ... (writer: "You Might Think " - uncredited)
- The Path to War Part Two: The Impact of Propaganda on Congressional War Votes (2016) ... (writer: "You Might Think" - uncredited)
- The Path to War Part One: The Gathering Political Storm (2016) ... (writer: "You Might Think" - uncredited)
- The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics (2016) ... (writer: "You Might Think" - uncredited)
 2016 Bob's Burgers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Hormone-iums (2016) ... (writer: "Just What I Needed" - uncredited)
 2016 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Magic Is Real (2016) ... (writer: "Magic" - uncredited)
 2016 Everybody Wants Some!! (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2015 Car Share (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (writer: "Drive")
 2015 7 Chinese Brothers (writer: "Since You're Gone", "Bye Bye Love")
 2014 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- These Are the Times We Live In (2014) ... (writer: "Moving In Stereo" - uncredited)
 2014 Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (Documentary) (writer: "Shake It Up")
 2014 Caffeine Madness (Short) (writer: "Magic")
 2013 Person of Interest (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lethe (2013) ... (writer: "Moving in Stereo")
 2013 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2013) ... (writer: "You Might Think" - uncredited)
 2011-2013 New Girl (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Quick Hardening Caulk (2013) ... (writer: "You Might Think" - uncredited)
- Thanksgiving (2011) ... (writer: "You Might Think" - uncredited)
 2013 Regular Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Do or Diaper (2013) ... (writer: "You Might Think")
 2012 Marvel One-Shot: Item 47 (Video short) (writer: "Just What I Needed", "Take Another Look")
 2012 $ellebrity (Documentary) (writer: "Since You're Gone")
 2012 Girls Against Boys (performer: "This Could Be Love")
 2012 Bachelorette (writer: "Moving in Stereo")
 2011 What's Your Number? (writer: "Just What I Needed")
 2011 Hick (writer: "My Best Friend's Girl")
 2011 Cars 2 (writer: "You Might Think", "Piensas (You Might Think - Spanish Version)")
 2011 Super 8 (writer: "Bye Bye Love")
 2011 Femme Fatales (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Speed Date (2011) ... (writer: "Shake It Up")
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 24 May 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Just What I Needed" (uncredited), "You Might Think" (uncredited), "Blue Tip")
- Episode dated 25 February 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
 2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Naughty Trends (2011) ... (writer: "My Best Friend's Girl" - uncredited)
 2010 NBC Sunday Night Football (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers (2010) ... (writer: "Let's Go" - uncredited)
 2010 Alpha and Omega (producer: "Island In The Sun")
 2010 Total Wipeout (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Final (2010) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
 2005-2010 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Last Drive-In (2010) ... (writer: "Just What I Needed")
- Bombers (2010) ... (writer: "Since You're Gone" (Uncredited))
- The River (2006) ... (writer: "Drive")
- Blank Generation (2005) ... (writer: "Moving In Stereo")
 2010 Skateland (writer: "Shake It Up")
 2009 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mattress (2009) ... (writer: "You Might Think" - uncredited)
 2009 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight (2009) ... (writer: "Moving In Stereo" - uncredited)
 2009 Electric Dreams (TV Mini Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The 1980s (2009) ... (writer: "Drive")
 2009 Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy (TV Special documentary) (producer: "Buddy Holly")
 2009 I Love You, Man (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (performer: "Emotions In Motion") / (writer: "Emotions In Motion")
 2008 Private Practice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Nothing to Talk About (2008) ... (writer: "Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
- Equal & Opposite (2008) ... (writer: "Shake It Up" - uncredited)
 2008 My Best Friend's Girl (writer: "My Best Friend's Girl")
 2008 Turbocharge: The Unauthorized Story of The Cars (writer: "Hello Again")
 2007 Midnight Heat (writer: "Drive")
 2007 Rescue Me (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yaz (2007) ... (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2007 Good Luck Chuck (writer: "You Might Think")
 2007 Transformers (writer: "Drive")
 2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Superstition (2006) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 2006 Star Stories (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2006 Nail Polish (writer: "Magic")
 2006 The Bubble (producer: "On The Verge")
 2006 Click (performer: "Everybody", "Feelings Got to Stay") / (writer: "Magic", "Everybody", "Feelings Got to Stay")
 2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Killer (2006) ... (writer: "Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
 2005 Just Like Heaven (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2005 Sky High (writer: "Just What I Needed")
 2005 Nearing Grace (writer: "Let's Go")
 2005 The Squid and the Whale (writer: "Drive")
 2004 Drawn Together (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Other Cousin (2004) ... (writer: "Moving In Stereo" - uncredited)
 2004 The Prince and Me ("Shake It Up")
 2004 50 First Dates (writer: "Drive")
 2003 I Love the '80s Strikes Back (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1984 (2003) ... (writer: "Drive")
 2003 Wonderland (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2003 Alias (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Double Agent (2003) ... (writer: "Moving in Stereo")
 2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 2002 Mr. Deeds (writer: "My Best Friend's Girl")
 2002 Ed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Shot (2002) ... (writer: "Magic")
 2002 Sorority Boys (writer: "My Best Friend's Girl")
 2001 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Own Personal Jesus (2001) ... (writer: "Moving in Stereo")
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie (writer: "Let's Go")
 2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (writer: "Drive")
 2000 Lucky Numbers ("Moving in Stereo")
 2000 Where the Money Is (writer: "You Might Think", "My Best Friend's Girl")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Garage Door (2000) ... (writer: "Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
 1999 Boys Don't Cry (writer: "Just What I Needed")
 1999 200 Cigarettes ("Just What I Needed")
 1999 Jawbreaker (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 1998 The Wedding Singer (writer: "It's All I Can Do")
 1997 Excess Baggage (writer: "All Mixed Up")
 1997 The Saint ("You're All I've Got Tonight")
 1997 Private Parts (writer: "Since You're Gone")
 1997 Chasing Amy (writer: "Let's Go" (1979))
 1996 Wedding Bell Blues (writer: "You Might Think")
 1996 The Crow: City of Angels ("Gold Dust Woman") / (producer: "Gold Dust Woman")
 1996 The Craft (writer: "Dangerous Type")
 1995 Nicht von schlechten Eltern (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Steppenhuhn (1995) ... (writer: "Drive" - uncredited)
 1995 Billy Madison (writer: "I'm Not The One")
 1994 EarthBound (Video Game) (performer: "Keep on Laughin'" - uncredited) / (writer: "Keep on Laughin'" - uncredited)
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stewart's House (1993) ... (writer: "You Might Think")
 1993 Freunde fürs Leben (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Todeskurve (1993) ... (writer: "Drive")
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Human Duplicators (1992) ... (writer: "Candy-O")
 1992 Sjans (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Verleden tijd (1992) ... (writer: "Drive" (as "Who's gonna drive you home") - uncredited)
 1990 Attack of the Killer Refrigerator (Video short) (writer: "Heartbeat City")
 1990 An American Summer (writer: "Good Times Roll")
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Another Mother - September 30, 1981 (1990) ... (writer: "Shake It Up")
 1988 Caddyshack II (producer: "I Run Right Back")
 1987 Date with an Angel (writer: "You Are the Girl")
 1987 Made in Heaven (performer: "I Still Want You") / (producer: "I Still Want You") / (writer: "I Still Want You")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1984 - 1986) (performer - 1 episode, 1986)
- Rosanna Arquette/Ric Ocasek (1986) ... (performer: "Emotion In Motion", "Keep on Laughin'" - uncredited) / (writer: "Emotion In Motion" - uncredited)
- Billy Crystal/Ed Koch/Edwin Newman/Father Guido Sarducci/Betty Thomas/The Cars (1984) ... (writer: "Magic", "Drive" - uncredited)
 1978-1985 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #22.34 (1985) ... (writer: "Drive")
- Episode #16.11 (1979) ... (writer: "Just What I Needed")
- Episode #16.9 (1979) ... (writer: "My Best Friend's Girl")
- Episode #15.44 (1978) ... (writer: "My Best Friends Girl")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Drive", "Just What I Needed", "Heartbeat City")
 1985 A Chipmunk Reunion (TV Movie) (writer: "Shake It Up")
 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spring Break (1985) ... (writer: "Hello Again" - uncredited)
 1985 The Sure Thing (writer: "You Might Think")
 1982 The King of Comedy (performer: "Steal The Night") / (writer: "Steal The Night")
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (writer: "Moving In Stereo")
 1982 The Last American Virgin (writer: "Since You're Gone", "Shake It Up")
 1979-1980 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Airplane Show (1980) ... (writer: "Gimme Some Slack" - uncredited)
- Preacher (1979) ... (writer: "Just What I Needed" - uncredited)
 1980 Times Square (writer: "Dangerous Type")
 1979 Promises in the Dark (writer: "MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL")
 1979 Over the Edge (writer: "Just What I Needed", "Best Friend's Girl")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Produced the Weezer album "Buddy Holly". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Last.fm | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Cars

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

People tell me all the time that I look forbidding or aloof. That doesn't bother me much - I am fairly private, withdrawn, and ... distant, I guess. But, um, I think that's okay.

Trivia:

Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the 1970s-1980s synth-pop band The Cars. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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