Brian Wilson

Arguably the most significant American pop composer of the 20th century, Brian Wilson was a founding member of the Beach Boys and a major influence on the sound and scope of popular music for over five decades. With ... Read more »
Born: 06/20/1942 in Inglewood, California, USA

Filmography

Music (93)

Conan 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

Big Eyes 2014 (Movie)

("In My Room") (Song)

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks 2014 (Movie)

("Surfin' USA") (Song)

Mud 2013 (Movie)

("Help Me Rhonda") (Song)

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

("Help Me Ronda") (Song)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

("Sloop John B") (Song)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 (Movie)

"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Song)

Big Time Rush! 1988 - 1989, 2004 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Song

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Song)

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

("Hawaii") (Song)

We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011 (Movie)

("In My Room") (Song)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Song)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

("Little Saint Nick") (Song)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 (Movie)

("Heroes And Villains") (Song)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 (Movie)

("Surfin' Safari") (Song)

Arctic Tale 2007 (Movie)

("Live Let Live") (Song Performer)

Arctic Tale 2007 (Movie)

("Live Let Live") (Song)

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

("Fun, Fun, Fun") (Song)

Full of It 2007 (Movie)

("Sloop John B") (Song)

Rush Hour 3 2007 (Movie)

("California Girls") (Song)

Surf's Up 2007 (Movie)

("Surfer Girl") (Song)

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

("I Get Around") (Song)

Wild Hogs 2007 (Movie)

("Good Vibrations") (Song Performer)

Deja Vu 2006 (Movie)

"Don't Worry Baby" (Song)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("In My Room") (Song)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

("Sail On, Sailor") (Song)

Herbie: Fully Loaded 2005 (Movie)

("Fun, Fun, Fun") (Song)

War of the Worlds 2005 (Movie)

("Little Deuce Coupe") (Song)

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

("Wouldn't It Be Nice") (Song)

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

("Little Saint Nick") (Song)

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 2004 (Movie)

("Dance, Dance, Dance") (Song)

Without a Paddle 2004 (Movie)

("When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)") (Song)

Calendar Girls 2003 (Movie)

("Sloop John B") (Music Arranger)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("Surfer Girl") (Song)

Orange County 2002 (Movie)

(Song)

Orange County 2002 (Movie)

("Let It Shine" "Lay Down Burden" "Love and Mercy") (Song Performer)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

("God Only Knows") (Song)

Last Resort 2001 (Movie)

("I Get Around") (Song)

Rush Hour 2 2001 (Movie)

("California Girls") (Song)

The Bubble Boy 2001 (Movie)

("Wouldn't It Be Nice") (Song)

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

("Sloop John B") (Song)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

("Good Vibrations") (Song)

Alice and Martin 2000 (Movie)

("You're So Good to Me") (Song)

Meet the Parents 2000 (Movie)

("California Girls") (Song)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

("This Isn't Love") (Song)

What's Cooking? 2000 (Movie)

("Wouldn't It Be Nice") (Song)

Anywhere But Here 1999 (Movie)

("Surfin' Safari") (Song)

Blast From the Past 1999 (Movie)

("Surf City") (Song)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

("Don't Worry Baby") (Song)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

("Little Saint Nick") (Song)

Three Kings 1999 (Movie)

("I Get Around") (Song)

Don't Go Breaking My Heart 1998 (Movie)

("I Get Around") (Song)

Rush Hour 1998 (Movie)

("Surfin' USA") (Song)

Bean 1997 (Movie)

("I Get Around") (Song)

That Darn Cat 1997 (Movie)

("Help Me Rhonda") (Song)

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

("Good Vibrations") (Song)

Mother 1996 (Movie)

("In My Room") (Song)

Signal to Noise: Life With Television 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Song

Sleepers 1996 (Movie)

songs("Catch a Wave" "Good Vibrations" "The Warmth of the Sun") (Song)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

("Sloop John B") (Song)

Airborne 1993 (Movie)

("California Girls") (Song)

Downtown 1990 (Movie)

songs("Shut Down" "I Get Around" "Catch a Wave" "Surfin' USA" "Surfer Girl") (Song)

Green Card 1990 (Movie)

("Surfin' USA") (Song)

My Blue Heaven 1990 (Movie)

("Surfin' USA") (Song)

Look Who's Talking 1989 (Movie)

songs("I Get Around" "When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)") (Song)

Loverboy 1989 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Loverboy 1989 (Movie)

("Walkin' the Line" "One For the Boys" "Melt Away") (Song Performer)

Roger & Me 1989 (Movie)

("Wouldn't it Be Nice") (Song)

She's Out Of Control 1989 (Movie)

("Daddy's Little Girl") (Song Performer)

She's Out Of Control 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

Alien Nation 1988 (Movie)

("Surfin' Safari") (Song)

Tequila Sunrise 1988 (Movie)

("Don't Worry Baby") (Song)

Can't Buy Me Love 1987 (Movie)

("Surfin' Safari") (Song)

Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 (Movie)

songs("Don't Worry Baby" "I Get Around" "Warmth of the Sun") (Song)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 (Movie)

("California Girls") (Song)

Le Big Bang 1986 (Movie)

("I Get Around") (Song)

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

("California Girls") (Song)

California Girls 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Song

Hareemu Ohgen 1984 (Movie)

("Surf City") (Song)

Surf II 1984 (Movie)

songs("All Summer Long" "I Get Around" "Stoked" "Surfin' USA") (Song)

Top Secret! 1984 (Movie)

(("Surfin' USA"--basis of "Skeet Surfin'") ("Fun Fun Fun") ("Little Honda") ("California Girls") ("Hawaii")) (Song)

The Big Chill 1983 (Movie)

("Wouldn't It Be Nice") (Song)

The Lords of Discipline 1983 (Movie)

("Surfin Safari") (Song)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

("Dead Man's Curve") (Song)

Almost Summer 1978 (Movie)

("Almost Summer") (Song)

Cruisin' 1976 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

("Wouldn't It Be Nice") (Song)

Muscle Beach Party 1963 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Ride the Wild Surf 1963 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Brian Wilson: Imagination (TV Show)

Song

Brian Wilson: Imagination (TV Show)

Song Performer

Jimmy Kimmel Live (Tv Show)

Performer
Actor (44)

The Wrecking Crew 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Union 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

ReAct Now: Music & Relief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Tales of the Rat Fink 2006 (Movie)

Voice of The Surfite (Actor)

The 2005 American Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Duck Dodgers 1988 - 1989, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Back in the U.S. 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Popular Song: Soundtrack of the Century 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Reverb 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Score 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chapel of Love 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rhythm of Life 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Brian Wilson: A Beach Boy's Tale 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Farm Aid '98 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Front Row Center 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beach Boys: The Lost Concert 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Ring 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Full House 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Beach Boys: Endless Summer 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Tropical Rock: A Hot Night in Ibiza 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beach Boys in Concert 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Beach Party 1963 (Movie)

Surfer (Actor)

Brian Wilson: Imagination (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Cruisin' 1976 (Movie)

("I Get Around" "409") (Other)

Biography

Arguably the most significant American pop composer of the 20th century, Brian Wilson was a founding member of the Beach Boys and a major influence on the sound and scope of popular music for over five decades. With brothers Dennis and Carl, cousin Mike Love and schoolmate Al Jardine, Wilson created a signature sound that linked folk and jazz vocal harmonies to rock's heavy beat, which instantly minted them as pop stars. His songwriting talents matured in the mid-1960s, moving from danceable pop ditties like "Surfin' Safari and "I Get Around" to mini-symphonies marked by lyrical beauty and intricate arrangements. The culmination of this period was the complex, emotionally stirring Pet Sounds, a high-water mark in the development of pop music as an art form. But the achievement came at a price; drugs and internal pressures within the group destroyed his proposed masterwork, SMiLE (1968), sending Wilson into a psychological tailspin for the next three decades. He resurfaced in 1995 with his demons in check, and began an astonishing string of musical accomplishments, including the completion of SMiLE in 2004. Eight years later, he stunned observers by reuniting with the surviving Beach Boys for That's Why God Made the Radio (2012), which returned them to the Top 5 for the first time in nearly four decades. Throughout his life, Brian Wilson clung to the idea that music was a direct link to love and spirituality, a notion that preserved his status as one of popular music's most revered figures.

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