MC Hammer

From his supercharged performances to his outlandish outfits, M. C. Hammer was entertainment personified at the height of his powers. He burst onto the music scene in 1990 with the groundbreaking album Please Hammer ... Read more »
Born: 03/29/1962 in Oakland, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheyenne 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

For Your Love 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glenn Martin, DDS 2002 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Martin 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hammertime 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Finishing the Game 2007 (Movie)

Roy Thunder (Actor)

25 Strong! The BET Silver Anniversary Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Black in the '80s 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Most Talented Kids 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Dance Fever 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Surreal Life 2003 (Tv Show)

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Behind the Music Anniversary Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Nickelodeon's 10th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Parts 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

I Hate the Way I Look 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Out All Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Surviving a Break-Up 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Nicholas Brothers: We Sing and We Dance 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Ultimate Driving Challenge 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Everybody Dance Now 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Fox/MTV Guide to Summer '92 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Hammer From the Heart 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Hammerman 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Influences: James Brown and MC Hammer 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music, Uh-Huh! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Last Laugh: Memories of the Cosby Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Meaning of Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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1990 Billboard Music Awards Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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America's All-Star Tribute to Oprah Winfrey 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Rap City Rhapsody 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Save the Planet: A CBS/Hard Rock Cafe Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Big Sound (TV Show)

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One Man's Justice (TV Show)

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The List (TV Show)

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The Right Connections (TV Show)

Actor
Music (30)

Think Like a Man Too 2014 (Movie)

("Too Legit To Quit") (Song Performer)

Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song Performer)

Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song)

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song)

The Proposal 2009 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song Performer)

The Proposal 2009 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song Performer)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song)

Hot Rod 2007 (Movie)

("Too Legit To Quit") (Song)

License to Wed 2007 (Movie)

("Pray") (Song)

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 (Movie)

("I Got It From the Town") (Song Performer)

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 (Movie)

("I Got It From the Town") (Song)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song Performer)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song)

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist 2002 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song Performer)

Kingdom Come 2001 (Movie)

("Help Lord (Won't You Come)") (Song Performer)

The Bubble Boy 2001 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song Performer)

The Bubble Boy 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

The Meteor Man 1993 (Movie)

("Too Legit to Quit") (Song Performer)

The Meteor Man 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Class Act 1992 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song Performer)

Class Act 1992 (Movie)

(Song)

Gladiator 1992 (Movie)

(Song)

Gladiator 1992 (Movie)

("U Can't Touch This") (Song Performer)

The Addams Family 1991 (Movie)

("Addams Groove" "Too Legit to Quit" "This Is the Way We Roll" "Burn It Up") (Song Performer)

The Addams Family 1991 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Rocky V 1990 (Movie)

("That's What I Said") (Song Performer)

Rocky V 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 (Movie)

songs (Song)
Producer (1)

Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Biography

From his supercharged performances to his outlandish outfits, M. C. Hammer was entertainment personified at the height of his powers. He burst onto the music scene in 1990 with the groundbreaking album Please Hammer Don't Hurt Em, featuring the smash hit single "U Can't Touch This." Considered one of the first "mainstream" rappers, Hammer delivered rap music to a new segment of the population, paving the way for elaborate choreography and showmanship never before seen from any artist of that genre. He even started a new dance craze called the "Hammer Dance" which made it appropriate for grown men to wear harem pants. Hammer's sophomore release, Too Legit to Quit(1991), also sold millions, but it signaled the collapse of his still nascent empire. His subsequent releases declined in sales and failed to crack the charts, causing him to hit rock bottom and declare bankruptcy in 1996. Yet, in spite of his financial woes, Hammer bounced back with both a newfound spirituality, but also with new ventures like his own reality show "Hammertime" (A&E, 2009) and successful start-ups in the tech arena. His influence in rap music was undeniable, as attested by the popularity of later rappers like Kanye West whose extravagant live shows, flashy footwork, and sampled melodies would not have existed without Hammer's original vision.

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