Mike Love

Every great drama needs conflict, and in the half-century saga of the Beach Boys, its lead singer and frequent co-songwriter Mike Love was often at the center of its most contentious moments. Love was famously the main ... Read more »
Born: 03/14/1941 in Baldwin Hills, California, USA

Filmography

Music (44)

Mud 2013 (Movie)

("Help Me Rhonda") (Song)

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

("Help Me Ronda") (Song)

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

"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Song)

Big Time Rush! 1988 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Song

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Song)

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

("Hawaii") (Song)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Song)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

("Little Saint Nick") (Song)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 (Movie)

("Surfin' Safari") (Song)

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

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

Rush Hour 3 2007 (Movie)

("California Girls") (Song)

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

("I Get Around") (Song)

Wild Hogs 2007 (Movie)

("Good Vibrations") (Song)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Do It Again") (Song)

Herbie: Fully Loaded 2005 (Movie)

("Getcha Back") (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)

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)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

("Good Vibrations") (Song)

Meet the Parents 2000 (Movie)

("California Girls") (Song)

What's Cooking? 2000 (Movie)

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

Anywhere But Here 1999 (Movie)

("Surfin' Safari") (Song)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

("Little Saint Nick") (Song)

Three Kings 1999 (Movie)

("I Get Around") (Song)

Bean 1997 (Movie)

("I Get Around") (Song)

That Darn Cat 1997 (Movie)

("Help Me Rhonda") (Song)

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

("Good Vibrations") (Song)

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

Song

Green Card 1990 (Movie)

("Surfin' USA") (Song)

Lethal Weapon 2 1989 (Movie)

("Still Cruisin' (After All These Years)") (Song)

Alien Nation 1988 (Movie)

("Surfin' Safari") (Song)

Cocktail 1988 (Movie)

("Kokomo") (Song)

Can't Buy Me Love 1987 (Movie)

("Surfin' Safari") (Song)

Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 (Movie)

("Warmth of the Sun") (Song)

The Karate Kid 1984 (Movie)

("(Bop Bop) on the Beach") (Song)

Top Secret! 1984 (Movie)

songs("Fun Fun Fun" "Little Honda") (Song)

The Lords of Discipline 1983 (Movie)

("Surfin Safari") (Song)

Almost Summer 1978 (Movie)

lyrics("Almost Summer") (Theme Lyrics)

Almost Summer 1978 (Movie)

songs("Cruisin'" "Sad, Sad Summer") (Song)

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

("Wouldn't It Be Nice") (Song)
Actor (12)

AFP: American Fighter Pilots 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles Revolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Home Improvement 1988 - 1992, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Sounds of Summer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Full House 1988 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Deadman's Curve (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Every great drama needs conflict, and in the half-century saga of the Beach Boys, its lead singer and frequent co-songwriter Mike Love was often at the center of its most contentious moments. Love was famously the main reason the band's epic Smile album went unreleased for nearly four decades, and a rash of legal actions against cousin and Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson left Love with a reputation as a bully with a unquenchable sense of entitlement. However, the reality of Love's relationship with his fellow Beach Boys was less black-and-white than the press and public opinion of him. Love did contribute important lyrics and ideas to some of the band's greatest songs, and though his late 20th century version of the band - of which he was the sole original member - was a shadow of its former glories, he did as much to preserve the band's legacy as Wilson or any of the other surviving members. No matter how one viewed Love - in the parlance of one of the group's most ambitious songs, as either one of the "Heroes and Villains" - his status as a founding member of one of the world's most influential musical groups remained undiminished.

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