Adam Yauch (1964–2012)


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Adam Yauch, an only child, was born on August 5, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Frances and Noel Yauch, who is a painter and architect. His father was Catholic (of Irish, German, and French descent) and his mother was Jewish. Adam attended Edward R. Murrow High School in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. In high school, he taught ... See full bio »

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Star Trek Beyond Soundtrack
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 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")
 2018 If the Shoe Fits (Video documentary short) (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)")
 2018 Escape at Dannemora (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part 2 (2018) ... (writer: "3 the Hard Way")
 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")
 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/IV Valentina ("Santeria")
 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 - 2 episodes)
- Carnival Magic (2017) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" - uncredited)
- 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")
 2016 Star Trek Beyond (writer: "Sabotage" - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 2016 The Secret Life of Pets (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 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 Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 2015 The Family Fang (writer: "Namaste" - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 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")
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Party Night (2014) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
 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 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")
 2013 Waterloo Road (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bad Boy (2013) ... (writer: "Sabotage (Clean Version)")
 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 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.6 (2011) ... (writer: "Girls" - uncredited)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "Make Some Noise")
 2011 CSI: Miami (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stiff (2011) ... (writer: "Lee Majors Come Again")
 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")
 2009-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
- 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)")
 2011 Beastie Boys: 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)")
 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 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (writer: "Gratitude")
 2009 Community TV (Short) (writer: "Brass Monkey")
 2009 Star Trek (writer: "Sabotage" - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 2009 17 Again (writer: "Drop")
 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")
 2008 Baby Mama (writer: "Hey Ladies" - as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) (writer: "Sabotage")
 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 Punk: Attitude (Documentary) (writer: "Fight Your Right To Party" - as Yauch)
 2005 Harald Schmidt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (2005) ... (writer: "E-Pro")
 2005 The O.C. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Mallpisode (2005) ... (writer: "E - Pro")
  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/I Crossroads (writer: "So Have I For You")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Three MC's and One DJ")
 2000 This Is How the World Ends (TV Movie) (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")
 1995 Little Criminals (TV Movie) (writer: "Sure Shot")
 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")
 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")
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Slow Ride")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (writer: "Scenario")
 1989 Beastie Boys: Shadrach (Short) (writer: "Shadrach")
 1988 Hot to Trot (writer: "Fight for Your Right")
 1988 Day by Day (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Birthday Presence (1988) ... (writer: "Fight for Your Right to Party" - uncredited)
 1987 The Pick-up Artist (writer: "She's Crafty" - as A. Yauch)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Directed music video for The Beastie Boys, "Ch-Check It Out" (as Nathanial Hornblower). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

The Beastie Boys | Beastie Boys | Nathanial Hornblower | Nathaniel Hornblower | Nathanial Hörnblower | Nathanial Hörnblowér | Nathaniel Hörnblowér | MCA | Nathan Wind | Adam 'MCA' Yauch | Adam Nathaniel Yauch | Adam Youck

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

We started going in other MCs' crawl space to find out what's going on-not to steal any rhymes, but just to make sure no one's stealing from us. See more »

Trivia:

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

Nickname:

Sir Stewart Wallace See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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