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Mos Def

Actor | Producer | Soundtrack

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Past Film & Video (37 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Life of CrimeLife of Crime Ordell Robbie (as Yasiin Bey)  Less 2013 $12MM
  • Primary photo for Begin AgainBegin Again Saul (as Yasiin Bey)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Something from Nothing: The Art of RapSomething from Nothing: The Art of Rap Himself, Performer ("Quiet Dog Bite Hard", "Fix Up", "Hip Hop"), Writer ("Fix Up")  Less 2012 $288K
  • Primary photo for I'm Still HereI'm Still Here Mos  Less 2010 $409K
  • Primary photo for Just WrightJust Wright Performer ("Umi Says"), Writer ("Umi Says") (as Dante Smith)  Less 2010 $22MM
  • Primary photo for L'arnacoeurL'arnacoeur Performer ("America"), Writer ("America") (as Dante Smith)  Less 2010 €8.7MM $504K
  • Primary photo for Gorillaz Featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack: StyloGorillaz Featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack: Stylo (Video) Actor  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Next Day AirNext Day Air Eric  Less 2009 $3MM $10MM
  • Primary photo for Cadillac RecordsCadillac Records Chuck Berry, Performer ("Maybellene", "Nadine (Is It You?)", "No Particular Place to Go", "Promised Land")  Less 2008 $12MM $8.1MM
  • Primary photo for Passaic MosaicPassaic Mosaic (Video) Special Thanks  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Be Kind RewindBe Kind Rewind Mike  Less 2008 $20MM $11MM
  • Primary photo for Stomp the YardStomp the Yard Performer ("Sex Love and Money"), Writer ("Sex Love and Money") (as Dante Smith)  Less 2007 $14MM $61MM
  • Primary photo for Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Mos Def  Less 2006 $73MM $148MM
  • Primary photo for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo DriftThe Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Performer ("Six Days")  Less 2006 $85MM $62MM
  • Primary photo for Journey to the End of the NightJourney to the End of the Night Wemba  Less 2006 $6.2MM
  • Primary photo for 16 Blocks16 Blocks Eddie Bunker  Less 2006 $52MM $37MM
  • Primary photo for The Ground TruthThe Ground Truth Performer ("Live Wire Snap"), Writer ("Live Wire Snap")  Less 2006 $12K
  • Primary photo for Block PartyBlock Party Himself, Performer ("Two Words", "Definition", "Move Somethin'", "Umi Says", "Get By"), Writer ("Two Words", "Definition", "Umi Says") (as Dante Smith)  Less 2005 $3MM $12MM
  • Primary photo for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Ford Prefect  Less 2005 $50MM $51MM
  • Primary photo for Focused Digizine #1Focused Digizine #1 (Video) Blak (VO)  Less 2004 $50K
  • Primary photo for Barbershop 2: Back in BusinessBarbershop 2: Back in Business Performer ("Wanna B Where U R (Thisizzaluvsong)")  Less 2004 $18MM $65MM
  • Primary photo for The WoodsmanThe Woodsman Sgt. Lucas  Less 2004 $42K
  • Primary photo for Mean CreekMean Creek Performer ("Fear Not of Man")  Less 2004 $500K $604K
  • Primary photo for The Italian JobThe Italian Job Left Ear, Soundtrack (as Dante Smith), Performer ("The Jump Off")  Less 2003 $60MM $106MM
  • Primary photo for Biker BoyzBiker Boyz Performer ("Kalifornia")  Less 2003 $22MM
  • Primary photo for Brown SugarBrown Sugar Chris 'Cav' Anton Vichon, Performer ("Brown Sugar (Super Fine)", "Breakdown", "Brown Sugar (Fine)"), Writer ("Brown Sugar (Super Fine)", "Breakdown", "Brown Sugar (Fine)", "Brown Sugar (Raw)") (as Dante Smith)  Less 2002 $8MM $27MM
  • Primary photo for Ken ParkKen Park Writer ("Brown Skin Lady") (as Dante Smith)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Civil BrandCivil Brand Michael Meadows  Less 2002 $500K $243K
  • Primary photo for Blade IIBlade II Performer ("I Against I"), Writer ("I Against I") (as Dante Smith)  Less 2002 $54MM $82MM
  • Primary photo for ShowtimeShowtime Lazy Boy  Less 2002 $85MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for FaceFace Performer ("Climb"), Writer ("Climb") (as Dante Smith)  Less 2002 $107K
  • Primary photo for Monster's BallMonster's Ball Ryrus Cooper  Less 2001 $4MM $31MM
  • Primary photo for BamboozledBamboozled Mau Mau: Big Blak Afrika (Julius Hopkins), Soundtrack, Writer ("Blak Iz Blak") (as Dante Smith)  Less 2000 $10MM $2.2MM
  • Primary photo for The HurricaneThe Hurricane Performer ("The Hurricane")  Less 1999 $38MM $51MM
  • Primary photo for Where's Marlowe?Where's Marlowe? Wilt Crawley, Performer ("All Blues")  Less 1998 $3.5MM $6K
  • Primary photo for GhostsGhosts (Short) Dante (as Dante Beze)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The Hard WayThe Hard Way Dead Romeos (as Dante Smith)  Less 1991 $26MM
Past Television (26 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for DexterDexter (TV Series) Brother Sam (5 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 5
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  • Primary photo for The Colbert ReportThe Colbert Report (TV Series) Performer ("Fix Up") (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Fix Up") (1 episode, 2011), Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Episode dated 5 October 2011 (Oct 5, 2011) Himself - Guest, Performer ("Fix Up") (uncredited), Writer ("Fix Up") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Yo Gabba Gabba!Yo Gabba Gabba! (TV Series) Super Mr. Superhero (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Superhero (Mar 11, 2010) Super Mr. Superhero  Less
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself - Musical Support / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself (3 episodes, 2004–2009), Performer ("Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2004–2009 3
    • Episode #17.54 (Dec 8, 2009) Himself - Musical Support, Performer ("Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #16.153 (Jun 8, 2009) Himself - Musical Guest  Less
    • Episode dated 23 September 2004 (Sep 23, 2004) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for House M.D.House M.D. (TV Series) Lee (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for The BoondocksThe Boondocks (TV Series) Gangstalicious (3 episodes, 2005–2008), Performer ("Homies Over Hoes") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2005–2008 3
  • Primary photo for Russell Simmons Presents Def PoetryRussell Simmons Presents Def Poetry (TV Series) Himself - Host / Himself (44 episodes, 2002–2007), Co-Executive Producer (44 episodes, 2002–2007), Musical Director (28 episodes, 2002–2004), Writer (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2002–2007 44
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  • Primary photo for Chappelle's ShowChappelle's Show (TV Series) Banjo Player / Black Head of the CIA / Rondell, Black Delegation Rep / Gen. Cornrow Wallace / Anonymous Actor / Soldier (6 episodes, 2003–2006), Himself / Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Guest (4 episodes, 2003–2004)  Less 2003–2006 10
    • Episode #3.2 (Jul 16, 2006) Banjo Player (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #2.13 (Apr 14, 2004) Black Head of the CIA  Less
    • Episode #2.11 (Mar 31, 2004) Himself / Musical Guest  Less
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  • Primary photo for EntourageEntourage (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Lackawanna BluesLackawanna Blues (TV Movie) The Bandleader, Performer ("Caldonia", "Destination Love")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Something the Lord MadeSomething the Lord Made (TV Movie) Vivien Thomas  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for My Wife and KidsMy Wife and Kids (TV Series) Tommy (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for The 56th Annual Tony AwardsThe 56th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer, Performer ("A Tribute to Richard Rodgers")  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Wayne Brady ShowThe Wayne Brady Show (TV Series) Mos Def (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Carmen: A Hip HoperaCarmen: A Hip Hopera (TV Movie) Lt. Miller  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Island of the DeadIsland of the Dead (TV Movie) Robbie J  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for FlavaFlava (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Presenter (2 episodes, 2000), Performer ("Ms Fat Booty") (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 2
    • Episode #5.7 (Jul 27, 2000) Himself, Performer ("Ms Fat Booty")  Less
    • Episode #5.4 (Jul 6, 2000) Himself - Presenter  Less
  • Primary photo for NYPD BlueNYPD Blue (TV Series) Leslie Peach / Levon Wells (3 episodes, 1997–2000)  Less 1997–2000 3
  • Primary photo for Spin CitySpin City (TV Series) Monty the card hustler (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Brooklyn SouthBrooklyn South (TV Series) Darius (2 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997 2
  • Primary photo for DellaventuraDellaventura (TV Series) Morgue Assistant (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
    • Clean Slate (Oct 21, 1997) Morgue Assistant (as Dante Beze)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Cosby MysteriesThe Cosby Mysteries (TV Series) Dante (4 episodes, 1994–1995)  Less 1994–1995 4
    • Last Tango (Jan 4, 1995) Dante (as Dante Beze)  Less
    • Camouflage (Dec 14, 1994) Dante (as Dante Bezé)  Less
    • Home, Street Home (Oct 26, 1994) Dante (as Dante Bezé)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Cosby MysteriesThe Cosby Mysteries (TV Movie) Dante (as Dante Bezé)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Here and NowHere and Now (TV Series) Alonzo (3 episodes, 1992)  Less 1992 3
  • Primary photo for You Take the KidsYou Take the Kids (TV Series) Raymond Kirkland (6 episodes, 1990–1991)  Less 1990–1991 6
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  • Primary photo for God Bless the ChildGod Bless the Child (TV Movie) Richard Watkins (as Dante Terrell Smith)  Less 1988
Self (50 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Other (3 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Final Fight: StreetwiseFinal Fight: Streetwise (Video Game) Performer ("Wylin' Out")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Madden NFL 2002Madden NFL 2002 (Video Game) Performer ("Mathematics (Instrumental Version)"), Writer ("Mathematics (Instrumental Version)")  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Pro Skater 2Pro Skater 2 (Video Game) Performer ("B-Boy Document '99")  Less 2000

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