Carlton "Chuck D" Ridenhour

One of the most commanding voices in hip-hop, Chuck D was the frontman for the politically charged rap group Public Enemy, which drew acclaim and controversy in the late 1980s and early 1990s for their fiery social ... Read more »
Born: 07/31/1960 in Long Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Dream School 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2004, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Other Side of Hip Hop: The Sixth Element 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Voice of the Voiceless 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jim Rome on Showtime 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Iconoclasts 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Let Fury Have The Hour 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Weird World of Blowfly 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

100 Greatest Artists of All Time 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Hip Hop vs. America 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Quilombo Country 2008 (Movie)

(Narrator)

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Presenter

Rock the Bells 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Fuck 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Heavy: The Story of Metal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drug Years 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Black in the '80s 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Choose or Lose: Vote or Die! 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Politics: A Pop Culture History 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Sealab 2021 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Crossover 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Narrator

Hip Hop Babylon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Lightning in a Bottle 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

New York Undercover 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsradio 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

On the Record With Bob Costas 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Paper Chasers 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

VH1 Presents the '80s 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Def Jam Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

From The Waist Down: Men, Women & Music 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Bravo 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

MTV20: Grab the Mic -- A Hip-Hop History 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Turn Ben Stein On 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Backstage 2000 (Movie)

cameo appearance (Actor)

The 14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rankin File: Music, Money and the Web 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

True Life: I Am Driving While Black 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Burn, Hollywood, Burn 1998 (Movie)

Leon Brothers (Actor)

Anthem 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Rhyme & Reason 1997 (Movie)

Participating Artist (Actor)

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Darker Side of Black 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

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

Actor

Searching For Jimi Hendrix (TV Show)

Actor

The N-Word (TV Show)

Actor
Music (33)

Dark Angel 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2004, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Theme Song

On The Shoulders of Giants 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Music

Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 (Movie)

("Louder Than A Bomb") (Song)

Lottery Ticket 2010 (Movie)

("How Low") (Song)

Piranha 3-D 2010 (Movie)

("Bring The Noise Remix") (Song)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2009 (Movie)

("Fight The Power") (Song)

Lakeview Terrace 2008 (Movie)

"Shut 'Em Down" (Song)

Pineapple Express 2008 (Movie)

("Lost At Birth") (Song)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

("Can't Truss It") (Song)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

("Give It Up") (Song)

XXX: State of the Union 2005 (Movie)

("MKLVFKWR") (Song)

XXX: State of the Union 2005 (Movie)

("Fight the Power") (Song)

Crossover 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Music

The 2002 Billboard Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The 2003 Espy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Jackass: The Movie 2002 (Movie)

("Sophisticated Bitch") (Song)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

("Burn Hollywood Burn") (Song Performer)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

("Burn Hollywood Burn") (Song)

Keeping the Faith 2000 (Movie)

("Power to the People") (Song)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

("Kill Em Live") (Song)

Burn, Hollywood, Burn 1998 (Movie)

songs("Burn Hollywood Burn" "Brother's Gonna Work It Out" "Fight the Power" "Can't Truss It") (Song)

Burn, Hollywood, Burn 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

He Got Game 1998 (Movie)

songs("He Got Game (contains 'For What It's Worth'" "What You Need is Jesus" "House of the Rising Sun (contains 'Won't Get Fooled Again'" "Resurrection" "Unstoppable" "Politics of the Sneaker Pimps") (Song)

Booty Call 1997 (Movie)

song producer("Uh Oh") (Song)

Mad City 1997 (Movie)

("Sides") (Song Performer)

Mad City 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

("Generation Wrekked (The Danny Saber Remix)") (Song)

The Promised Land 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Jimmy Hollywood 1994 (Movie)

("Lost at Birth") (Song)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

("Fight the Power") (Song)

Singles 1992 (Movie)

("Bring the Noise") (Song)

Do the Right Thing 1989 (Movie)

("Fight the Power") (Song)

Less Than Zero 1987 (Movie)

("Bring the Noise") (Song)

Biography

One of the most commanding voices in hip-hop, Chuck D was the frontman for the politically charged rap group Public Enemy, which drew acclaim and controversy in the late 1980s and early 1990s for their fiery social rhetoric on songs like "Don't Believe the Hype," "Fight the Power" and "By the Time I Get to Arizona. " Chuck's stentorian voice brought force and conviction to the group's intense sonic palette and politically charged lyrics; with sidekick Flavor Flav providing offbeat, occasionally sardonic counterpoint, he helped to make Public Enemy not only one of the most successful hip-hop acts of the decade, but also spurred other acts to pursue more serious subjects in their music, including the Roots, Ice Cube, Queen Latifah and A Tribe Called Quest, as well as countless rock and alternative bands. Public Enemy's momentum ran out in the mid-1990s, but Chuck kept the group alive through a variety of small label releases, while cultivating a second career as an author, lecturer and media commentator. His best work with Public Enemy preserved his status as a pioneer in socially conscious popular music.

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