Alan Freed, a talented musician, produced music for many Hollywood productions. Freed's career in acting began with his roles in various films like "Don't Knock the Rock" (1956), the musical "Rock Around the Clock" (1956) with Bill Haley and The Comets and "Mister Rock and Roll" (1957). He also appeared in "Go, Johnny, Go!" (1959). In the eighties, Freed devoted his time to various credits, such as "Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" (1982), "Porky's II: The Next Day" with Dan Monahan (1983) and "Twice in A Lifetime" (1985) starring Gene Hackman. Freed had a number of different projects under his belt in the nineties through the early 2000s, including "Goodfellas" with Robert De Niro (1990), "Book of Love" (1991) and "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2002) starring Drew Barrymore. Freed most recently provided music for the crime flick "Brooklyn's Finest" (2010) with Richard Gere.