Adam Horovitz

A member of the pioneering hip-hop group Beastie Boys, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz helped to bridge the gap between not only rock and rap but between black and white listeners with his group's amazingly popular songs and ... Read more »
Born: 10/31/1966 in South Orange, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Music (28)

Maggie's Plan 2016 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Star Trek Beyond 2016 (Movie)

("Sabotage") (Song)

The Family Fang 2016 (Movie)

("Namaste") (Song)

The Secret Life of Pets 2016 (Movie)

("No Sleep Till Brooklyn") (Song)

War Dogs 2016 (Movie)

("So What'Cha Want") (Song)

Bad Words 2014 (Movie)

("Off The Grid") (Song)

No No: A Dockumentary 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 (Movie)

("Body Movin (Fatboy Slim Remix)") (Song)

For Ellen 2012 (Movie)

("I Want Some") (Song)

Fun Size 2012 (Movie)

("(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)") (Song)

This Means War 2012 (Movie)

("Sabotage") (Song)

30 Minutes or Less 2011 (Movie)

("Sure Shot") (Song)

Horrible Bosses 2011 (Movie)

("Sabotage") (Song)

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

("Make Some Noise") (Song)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

"Here's A Little Something For Ya" (Song)

Cop Out 2010 (Movie)

("No Sleep Till Brooklyn") (Song)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

("Groove Holmes") (Song)

Shrek Forever After 2010 (Movie)

("Sure Shot") (Song)

17 Again 2009 (Movie)

("Drop") (Song)

Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

("Sabotage") (Song)

Baby Mama 2008 (Movie)

("Hey Ladies") (Song)

Gunnin' for That #1 Spot 2008 (Movie)

Scoring (Music)

Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! 2006 (Movie)

(Music)

Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 (Movie)

("Fight for Your Right to Party") (Song)

Crossroads 2002 (Movie)

("So Have I for You (contains 'Car Thief')") (Song)

CITYSCRAPES los angeles 1995 (Movie)

original songs (Song)

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

("She's On It") (Song)
Actor (16)

Contemporary Color 2016 (Movie)

(Himself)

While We're Young 2015 (Movie)

Fletcher (Actor)

Inside Amy Schumer 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Punk Singer 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Top Chef: Just Desserts 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! 2006 (Movie)

Beastie Boys (Actor)

Futurama 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

CITYSCRAPES los angeles 1995 (Movie)

Young Man (Actor)

Roadside Prophets 1992 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

A Kiss Before Dying 1991 (Movie)

Jay Faraday (Actor)

Lost Angels 1989 (Movie)

Tim Doolan (Actor)

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

Beastie Boys (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (Tv Show)

Guest

Biography

A member of the pioneering hip-hop group Beastie Boys, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz helped to bridge the gap between not only rock and rap but between black and white listeners with his group's amazingly popular songs and music videos. Horovitz joined the group as a teenager, ushering the Beastie Boys from a brief tenure as a punk act in the late 1970s to an early hip-hop act anchored by crude but deftly delivered anthems to debauchery like "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" They soon transformed themselves into a more mature, if still wryly humorous group that mixed their punk past with elements of jazz, electronica and heavy doses of samples from obscure records, earning Grammys along the way for the album Hello Nasty (1998) and its addictive single, "Intergalactic," and selling some 21 million records while wielding considerable influence on the next generation of rappers. The Beastie Boys came full circle in 2012 with their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but with the death of co-founding member Adam Yauch only a month later, their career appeared to come to a close. But had Horovitz never recorded another note with the Beastie Boys, he would still have a quarter-century's worth of accomplished and incredibly diverse popular music to his name.

Relationships

Kathleen Hanna Song

Wife
Married in 2006

Israel Horovitz Actor

Father
Born March 31, 1939

Rachael Horovitz Producer

Sister

Matthew Horovitz Post Producer

Brother

Doris O'Keefe

Mother
Died of causes related to alcoholism while Adam was in his teens

Molly Ringwald Actor

Companion
Met while Ringwald was filming "The Pick-Up Artist" (1987) Reportedly split in 1988

Ione Skye Actor

Wife
Married in 1991 Divorced in 1999

Milestones

2015

Co-stars opposite Ben Stiller in Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young."

2012

The Beastie Boys inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2009

Group went into more experimental direction with eighth studio album Hot Sauce Committee

2008

With the Beastie Boys, won Best Pop Instrumental Album Grammy for The Mix-Up (2007)

2004

Released chart-topping album To the 5 Boroughs

1999

The Beastie Boys won Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Performance (Hello Nasty) and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Intergalactic")

1998

Added turntablist Mix Master Mike to band's lineup; released alternative-rap album Hello Nasty

1994

Band headlined at Lollapalooza music festival

1994

Group's fourth studio album Ill Communication landed at No. 1 on Billboard, thanks to lead single "Sabotage"

1994

Cast in ensemble drama "Cityscrapes: Los Angeles" opposite then-wife Ione Skye

1992

Returned to punk rock roots with third album Check Your Head, recorded in band's G-Son Studios in Atwater Village, CA; album featured hit single "So What'cha Want"

1992

The Beastie Boys formed own label Grand Royal; signed artists Luscious Jackson and Sean Lennon to its roster

1991

Landed supporting role in "A Kiss Before Dying," starring Matt Dillon and Sean Young

1989

Sophomore album Paul's Boutique released under Capitol Records

1989

Co-starred with Donald Sutherland in the drama "Lost Angels"

1986

Group released debut album Licensed to Ill under Rubin's Def Jam label; became first hip-hop album to top the Billboard 200 chart; included breakout single "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"

1985

Made acting debut on "The Equalizer" (CBS)

1985

Incorporated rap into group's sound; began longtime with DJ and producer Rick Rubin with the EP Rock Hard; band re-formed into a rap trio as Adam 'MCA' Yauch, Michael 'Mike D' Diamond, and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz

1985

The Beastie Boys opened for Madonna's "The Virgin Tour"

1985

Appeared in the feature film "Krush Groove"

1983

Joined the Beastie Boys after original member John Berry's departure

Began music career with the punk rock band The Young and the Useless, which often performed with the Beastie Boys in the early 1980s

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