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Adam Horovitz

Biography

American musician better referred to as Ad-Rock, the guitarist for the Beastie Guys. He performed within a music group called The Youthful and the Worthless, which followed The Beastie Guys, thus paving just how for his shot using the music group. He provides acted in multiple Television series and movies, including jobs in the features Shed Angels even though We’re Youthful. He wedded Ione Skye in 1991; after their divorce in 1999, he wedded Kathleen Hanna in 2006. He and Mike Gemstone had been bandmates in the Beastie Guys.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ad-Rock
Date Of Birth October 31, 1966
Place Of Birth New York
Height 1.73 m
Profession Rapper
Nationality American
Spouse Kathleen Hanna, Ione Skye
Parents Israel Horovitz, Doris Horovitz
Siblings Rachael Horovitz, Matthew Horovitz, Hannah Horovitz, Oliver Horovitz
Awards Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Music Groups Beastie Boys, The Young and the Useless, BS 2000, Dead Fucking Last
Movies While We're Young, Lost Angels, Roadside Prophets, Golden Exits, Contemporary Color, Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!, A Kiss Before Dying, No No: A Dockumentary, The Truth About Lies, Roxanne Roxanne, Fight for Your Right Revisited, Cityscrapes: Los Angeles, Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win
Star Sign Scorpio

  • Facts
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#Fact
1He is of Ashkenazi Jewish (father) and Irish (mother) descent.
2He and ex father-in-law Donovan were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the same night.
3Best friend is actress Nadia Dajani.
4Former brother-in-law of Donovan Leitch Jr., Astrella Celeste, Oriole Nebula Leitch and Shaun Ryder.
5Ex-son-in-law of Donovan and Enid Karl.
6Shares a birthday with Vanilla Ice.
7Although he plays guitar with the Beastie Boys, Adam is also skilled on the drums, keyboards, and bass.
8Although born while his mother was visiting in New Jersey, he was raised in Manhattan, where he still lives.
9Pursued an acting career in the late 1980s and early 1990s, typically getting James Dean-style parts as brooding, troubled young men. He apparently abandoned his acting career in 1994, although he returned to the screen in Noah Baumbach's While We're Young (2014).
10Few people know that he suffered from a major epileptic fit, caused from flash photography. His seizures are now under control and is under constant medical supervision.
11Is the Beastie Boys' guitarist.
12His mother died of causes related to alcoholism while he was in his teens.
13The other two Beastie Boys admitted that he was the author of about 80% of the music on the album "Hello Nasty".
14Brother of Rachael Horovitz and Matthew Horovitz
15Son of Israel Horovitz


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
War Dogs2016writer: "So What'Cha Want"
Star Trek Beyond2016writer: "Sabotage" - as Adam Keefe Horovitz
The Secret Life of Pets2016writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
American Crime Story2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brooklyn Nine-NineTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
One Hit Wonderland2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zombeavers2014music: "EZ Wide"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube2011-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Bad Words2013writer: "Off the Grid", "B-Boys in the Cut"
Star Trek Into Darkness2013writer: "Body Movin' Fat Boy Slim Remix"
The Punk Singer2013Documentary writer: "Intergalactic"
Fun Size2012writer: "YOU'VE GOTTA FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PARTY" - as Adam Horvath
This Means War2012writer: "Sabotage"
For Ellen2012writer: "I Want Some"
Jack and Jill2011/Iwriter: "Make Some Noise"
The Footy Show2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Real Steel2011writer: "Here's a Little Something for Ya"
Madden NFL 122011Video Game writer: "Make Some Noise"
30 Minutes or Less2011writer: "Sure Shot"
Horrible Bosses2011writer: "Sabotage"
20 to 12009-2011TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
Fight for Your Right Revisited2011Short writer: "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] Featuring Nas"
Dance Central2010Video Game writer: "Body Movin' Fatboy Slim Remix"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Iron Man 22010writer: "Groove Holmes"
Beware the Gonzo2010writer: "Ooh Girl"
Shrek Forever After2010writer: "Sure Shot"
Diary of a Wimpy Kid2010writer: "INTERGALACTIC"
Cop Out2010writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
30 Rock2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Star Trek2009writer: "Sabotage"
17 Again2009writer: "Drop"
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
Baby Mama2008writer: "Hey Ladies"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Sabotage"
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground2007Video Game writer: "Electric Worm"
Parashat Ha-Shavua2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Get Rich or Die Tryin'2005"Fight for Your Right to Party"
The Weather Man2005writer: "Transitions" 1994
Ha-Shminiya2005TV Series music - 1 episode
Harald Schmidt2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shabatot VeHagim2004TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
S.P.U.N.GTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2002 music - 1 episode, 2002
Jet Set Radio Future2002Video Game lyrics: "The Scrappy" / music: "The Scrappy"
Crossroads2002/Iwriter: "So Have I For You"
Scratch2001Documentary writer: "Three MC's and One DJ"
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Daria1997-1998TV Series writer - 2 episodes
FlorentineTV Series music - 4 episodes, 1997 - 1998 lyrics - 2 episodes, 1998
Home for the Holidays1995writer: "Pow"
La Haine1995writer: "Groove Holmes", "Ricky's Theme", "Eugene's Lament" - as A. Horovitz
The Jerky Boys1995writer: "Four Fly Guys" - as A. Horovitz
Kids1995writer: "Pow", "In 3's", "Sabrosa"
Above the Rim1994writer: "Stick 'Em Up"
The Ben Stiller Show1992TV Series writer: "Groove Holmes"
Roadside Prophets1992writer: "Pow"
Pump Up the Volume1990writer: "Scenario"
Hot to Trot1988writer: "Fight for Your Right" - as Adam Horowitz
The Pick-up Artist1987writer: "She's Crafty" - as The King
Krush Groove1985writer: "She's on It"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Golden Exits2017completed
While We're Young2014Fletcher
Inside Amy Schumer2014TV Series
Beastie Boys: Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win2011Video short
Fight for Your Right Revisited2011ShortCop #1
30 Rock2009TV SeriesAdam Horovitz
Godspeed2007ShortRepulski
Beastie Boys: Sabotage1994Video shortBobby, 'The Rookie' (as Vic Colfari)
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles1994Young Man
Ciao L.A.1994Video shortVic Calfori
Roadside Prophets1992Sam
A Kiss Before Dying1991Jay Faraday
Long Road Home1991TV Movie uncredited
Lost Angels1989Tim 'Chino' Doolan
Beastie Boys: Hold It Now, Hit It1986Video shortAd-Rock
The Equalizer1985TV SeriesRonald Baines

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Truth About Lies2016original music by
The End2016/VIShort
No No: A Dockumentary2014Documentary
The Thing That Happened2011Documentary short
Eddie and Paul2008Short
Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!2006Documentary
Keep Your Eyes Open2002Documentary
Beastie Boys: Video Anthology2000Video documentary

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Funny as Hell2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beastie Boys: Sabotage1994Video short

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Just My Kind2014Short camera operator

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Maggie's Plan2015music supervisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour2010Documentary thanks
The Last Party1993Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Contemporary Color2016Documentary
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Temporary Color2015Documentary
Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder2015TV Special documentaryHimself
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself - Featuring (as Adam 'ADROCK' Horovitz)
The Daily Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself
Sex and Broadcasting2014DocumentaryHimself
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi2014TV SeriesHimself
The Punk Singer2013DocumentaryHimself
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself
Funny as Hell2012TV SeriesHimself
Bad Brains: A Band in DC2012DocumentaryHimself
Top Chef: Just Desserts2011TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest2011DocumentaryHimself (as Ad-Rock)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2007TV SeriesHimself
Soft Focus2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHimself - Honoree (as Beastie Boys)
A Day in the Life of Nathaniel Hornblower2006Video shortHimself
VH1 Goes Inside2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Sundance 20062006TV Short documentaryHimself
Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!2006DocumentaryHimself (as Ad Rock)
Driven2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Just for Kicks2005DocumentaryHimself (as Ad Rock)
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHimself (as Beastie Boys)
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge2004TV SeriesHimself
Live to the 5 Boroughs2004TV MovieHimself
2004 MTV Movie Awards2004TV SpecialHimself- Performer
4Pop2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Beastie Boys
The Work of Director Spike Jonze2003Video documentaryHimself (segments "Sabotage" - "Sure Shot" and "Drop") (uncredited)
Cydeways: The Best of the Pharcyde2002Video documentaryHimself (segment "Drop")
Beastie Boys: Live in Glasgow2000Video documentary as The Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys: Video Anthology2000Video documentaryHimself / King Ad Rock / Vic Colfari
The Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty Live2000TV Series documentaryAd Rock
NBA Live 20012000Video GameHimself (uncredited)
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself - Beastie Boys (uncredited)
Futurama1999TV SeriesHimself
Free Tibet1998DocumentaryHimself (Beastie Boys)
Beastieography1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tibetan Freedom Concert1997TV SpecialHimself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimself
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks1991VideoHimself
Tougher Than Leather1988Himself
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville1987TV Movie documentaryHimself (as The Beastie Boys)
Krush Groove1985Himself (Beastie Boys)
Beastie1982ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House of Style: Music, Models and MTV2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - Accused
Banned in the UK2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Adam and Joe Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1993TV SeriesJay Faraday

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#Quote
1I feel like we are honest. I feel like we are brave men. I feel we are erotic in ways, sexy - I mean, to us. You know, what's sexy to you might not be sexy to someone else. Hardened, creative certainly, sensitive. There are lot of different words I could throw out to describe us as a band.
2I read in the news and heard from my friends all about the sexual assaults that went down at Woodstock 1999, and made me feel really sad and angry. Well I was thinking why should I just feel mad about it and not do anything about it? And I think we can do something about it. As musicians. Now I'm talking to all the musicians here. I think we can talk to the promoters and make sure they're doing something about the safety of all the girls and the women that come to our shows. I think we can talk and work with the security people to make sure they know and understand about sexual harassment and rape, and they know how to handle these situations. You know what I'm saying? Respectfully. Anyways I wanna dedicate this award to everybody out there that's down to make change happen. Thanks. ---- Adam Horovitz at the MTV VMA's 1999.


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