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Bootsy Collins

Soundtrack | Music Department | Actor
KNOWN FOR 
Night at the Museum (2006) | Undercover Brother (2002) | Friday (1995)
AWARDS 
1 nomination More »
AKA 
Bootsy Collins & The Rubber Band
BORN 
Oct 26, 1951 (age 64)
HEIGHT 
6' 2½" (1.89m)

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Past Film & Video (79 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Mother's DayMother's Day Writer ("THE HUMPTY DANCE") (as William Collins)  Less 2016 $25MM $32MM
  • Primary photo for Everybody Wants Some!!Everybody Wants Some!! Writer ("Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)") (as William Collins)  Less 2016 $10MM $3.4MM
  • Primary photo for Straight Outta ComptonStraight Outta Compton Writer ("We Want Eazy", "Flash Light", "Mothership Connection (Star Child)")  Less 2015 $28MM $161MM
  • Primary photo for Fresh DressedFresh Dressed Writer ("The Humpty Dance") (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for DopeDope Writer ("The Humpty Dance") (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2015 $700K $17MM
  • Primary photo for McFarland, USAMcFarland, USA Writer ("Flashlight") (as William Collins)  Less 2015 $44MM
  • Primary photo for Madea's Tough LoveMadea's Tough Love Homeless Man (voice)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Love & Air SexLove & Air Sex Writer ("Flashlight")  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Battle of the YearBattle of the Year Writer ("Same Song") (as William Collins)  Less 2013 $20MM $8.9MM
  • Primary photo for The HeatThe Heat Writer ("Flashlight (Serafin & Rev Kev Heat Remix)")  Less 2013 $43MM $160MM
  • Primary photo for Finding the FunkFinding the Funk Himself, Archival Photographs  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for A Fantastic Fear of EverythingA Fantastic Fear of Everything Writer ("Wrong Nigga 2 Fuck Wit") (as Collins)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for 10 Years10 Years Writer ("Same Song") (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2011 $201K
  • Primary photo for Happy Feet 2Happy Feet 2 Writer ("Mama Said Knock You Out") (as W. Collins)  Less 2011 $130MM $64MM
  • Primary photo for MoneyballMoneyball Writer ("Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)") (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2011 $50MM $76MM
  • Primary photo for Big Mommas: Like Father, Like SonBig Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Writer ("Mama Said Knock You Out") (as William 'Bootsy' Collins)  Less 2011 $32MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for The Green HornetThe Green Hornet Writer ("The Humpty Dance") (as William "Bootsy" Collins)  Less 2011 $120MM $99MM
  • Primary photo for JoyJoy Store Announcer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Step Up 2: The StreetsStep Up 2: The Streets Writer ("The Humpty Dance") (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2008 $23MM $58MM
  • Primary photo for Meet the SpartansMeet the Spartans Writer ("Humpty Dance")  Less 2008 $30MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for CloverfieldCloverfield Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)") (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2008 $25MM $80MM
  • Primary photo for SuperbadSuperbad Musician (bass, vocals)  Less 2007 $20MM $121MM
  • Primary photo for Beowulf: Prince of the GeatsBeowulf: Prince of the Geats Composer  Less 2007 $1MM
  • Primary photo for Funk WarsFunk Wars (Short) Composer  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Night at the MuseumNight at the Museum Performer ("Weapon Of Choice" (2000)), Writer ("Weapon Of Choice" (2000)) (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2006 $110MM $251MM
  • Primary photo for My Super Ex-GirlfriendMy Super Ex-Girlfriend Performer ("The Joker") (as Bootsie Collins)  Less 2006 $30MM $23MM
  • Primary photo for ClickClick Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" (1975)) (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2006 $70MM $137MM
  • Primary photo for Akeelah and the BeeAkeelah and the Bee Performer ("Effervescent" (1978)), Writer ("Effervescent" (1978))  Less 2006 $19MM
  • Primary photo for Let Us Be TomaotesLet Us Be Tomaotes (Video) Composer  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Roll BounceRoll Bounce Writer ("Flashlight") (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2005 $17MM
  • Primary photo for Beauty ShopBeauty Shop Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" (1976), "I'll Take Your Man" (1986)) (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2005 $36MM
  • Primary photo for The WoodsmanThe Woodsman Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" (1975)) (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2004 $42K
  • Primary photo for Kangaroo Jack: G'Day, U.S.A.!Kangaroo Jack: G'Day, U.S.A.! (Video) Writer ("Mama Said Knock You Out") (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The CookoutThe Cookout Writer ("Flashlight") (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2004 $12MM
  • Primary photo for Love Don't Cost a ThingLove Don't Cost a Thing Writer ("The Humpty Dance") (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2003 $22MM
  • Primary photo for Tupac: ResurrectionTupac: Resurrection Writer ("Same Song")  Less 2003 $7.7MM
  • Primary photo for A Man ApartA Man Apart Performer ("I'm Tired of Good, I'm Trying Bad"), Writer ("I'm Tired of Good, I'm Trying Bad")  Less 2003 $36MM $26MM
  • Primary photo for Head of StateHead of State Writer ("The Humpty Dance")  Less 2003 $38MM
  • Primary photo for Antwone FisherAntwone Fisher Writer ("The Humpty Dance" (1990))  Less 2002 $12MM $21MM
  • Primary photo for Standing in the Shadows of MotownStanding in the Shadows of Motown Himself, Performer ("Do You Love Me", "Cool Jerk")  Less 2002 $1.6MM
  • Primary photo for Undercover BrotherUndercover Brother Performer ("Too Much Man") (as William "Bootsy" Collins), Performer ("Undercova Funk (We Got The Funk)"), Writer ("Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)") (as William Earl Collins), Writer ("Too Much Man", "Undercova Funk (We Got The Funk)") (as William "Bootsy" Collins)  Less 2002 $25MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for Love HurtsLove Hurts Casper  Less 2002 $25K
  • Primary photo for Urban Ground SquirrelsUrban Ground Squirrels Bootsy  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for How HighHow High Writer ("Flashlight")  Less 2001 $12MM $31MM
  • Primary photo for Joe SomebodyJoe Somebody Writer ("Weapon of Choice")  Less 2001 $38MM $23MM
  • Primary photo for PiñeroPiñero Writer ("Bop Gun (Endangered Species)") (as William Earl Collins)  Less 2001 $1.4MM
  • Primary photo for Baby BoyBaby Boy Performer ("I'd Rather Be with You"), Writer ("I'd Rather Be with You")  Less 2001 $16MM $29MM
  • Primary photo for Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderLara Croft: Tomb Raider Soundtrack ("Illuminati")  Less 2001 $115MM $131MM
  • Primary photo for Charlie's AngelsCharlie's Angels Writer ("The Humpty Dance")  Less 2000 $92MM $125MM
  • Primary photo for The Ladies ManThe Ladies Man Writer ("Up for the Downstroke") (as William 'Bootsy' Collins)  Less 2000 $11MM $14MM
  • Primary photo for The Artist's Journey: Funk BlastThe Artist's Journey: Funk Blast (Himself)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Crow: SalvationThe Crow: Salvation Writer ("Bad Brother") (as William Bootsy Collins)  Less 2000 $10MM
  • Primary photo for HonestHonest Band #2 Inside Tripps Festival, Musician (drums), Performer ("Ain't No Stopping", "You're All I Need to Get By")  Less 2000 £3MM
  • Primary photo for Love & BasketballLove & Basketball Writer ("Doowutchyalike") (as William "Bootsy" Collins)  Less 2000 $15MM $27MM
  • Primary photo for Romeo Must DieRomeo Must Die Writer ("Come Back in One Piece")  Less 2000 $25MM $56MM
  • Primary photo for In Too DeepIn Too Deep Writer ("Tear It Off") (as Bootsie Collins)  Less 1999 $7MM $14MM
  • Primary photo for Muppets from SpaceMuppets from Space Writer ("Flashlight")  Less 1999 $24MM $16MM
  • Primary photo for Les parasitesLes parasites Performer ("PARTY LICK A BLE'S")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Slums of Beverly HillsSlums of Beverly Hills Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)") (as William 'Bootsy' Collins)  Less 1998 $5MM $5.5MM
  • Primary photo for How Stella Got Her Groove BackHow Stella Got Her Groove Back Writer ("Flash Light") (as William Collins)  Less 1998 $20MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for Can't Hardly WaitCan't Hardly Wait Writer ("Flashlight")  Less 1998 $10MM $25MM
  • Primary photo for RideRide Writer ("Let Me Ride") (as William ("Bootsy")  Less 1998 $5.5MM
  • Primary photo for BulletproofBulletproof Writer ("Where I'm From (Don't Fight The Clean Mix II)") (as William 'Bootsey' Collins)  Less 1996 $25MM $21MM
  • Primary photo for Venin mortelVenin mortel (Short) Writer ("BLAST/WAR MACHINE DUB")  Less 1996 $10K
  • Primary photo for Original GangstasOriginal Gangstas Soundtrack ("How Does It Feel") (as B. Collins), Writer ("How Does It Feel") (as B. Collins)  Less 1996 $4.8MM $3MM
  • Primary photo for The Last WordThe Last Word Performer ("J.R. (Just Right)"), Writer ("J.R. (Just Right)")  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Dangerous MindsDangerous Minds Writer ("CURIOSITY", "FOUR PLAY" (SAMPLE))  Less 1995 $23MM $85MM
  • Primary photo for CasperCasper Writer ("Same Song") (as William Earl 'Boots' Collins)  Less 1995 $50MM $100MM
  • Primary photo for FridayFriday Performer ("You Got Me Wide Open"), Writer ("You Got Me Wide Open") (as B. Collins)  Less 1995 $3.5MM $28MM
  • Primary photo for New Jersey DriveNew Jersey Drive Writer ("Flip Squad's In Da House") (as B. Collins)  Less 1995 $5MM
  • Primary photo for Murder Was the Case: The MovieMurder Was the Case: The Movie (Video) Writer ("Who Am I (What's My Name)")  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for PCUPCU Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)")  Less 1994 $8MM $4.4MM
  • Primary photo for House Party 3House Party 3 Performer ("Ah...The Name Is Bootsy Baby"), Writer ("Ah...The Name Is Bootsy Baby")  Less 1994 $19MM
  • Primary photo for Even Cowgirls Get the BluesEven Cowgirls Get the Blues Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)")  Less 1993 $8MM $1.7MM
  • Primary photo for FreakedFreaked Writer ("Hideous Mutant Freekz")  Less 1993 $11MM
  • Primary photo for Nothing But TroubleNothing But Trouble Writer ("Same Song")  Less 1991 $40MM $8.5MM
  • Primary photo for Collision CourseCollision Course Performer ("ELECTRO-CUTIE (SHOCK IT TO ME)"), Producer ("ELECTRO-CUTIE (SHOCK IT TO ME)"), Writer ("ELECTRO-CUTIE (SHOCK IT TO ME)")  Less 1989 $13MM
  • Primary photo for The Night BeforeThe Night Before Rat's Nest Band, Writer ("Way Over There", "Honk It", "Baby Boy") (as William Collins)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos TonightTwo Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)")  Less 1975
Past Television (21 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Ash vs Evil DeadAsh vs Evil Dead (TV Series) Performer ("Time Has Come Today") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Fire in the Hole (Dec 12, 2015) Performer ("Time Has Come Today") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Lip Sync BattleLip Sync Battle (TV Series) Writer ("The Humpty Dance") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Who Am I? (What's My Name)") (1 episode, 2015), Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)", "Flash Light") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014–2015 2
    • Bill O'Reilly/Snoop Dogg (May 14, 2015) Writer ("Who Am I? (What's My Name)") (uncredited)  Less
    • Jake Gyllenhaal/Paul Reubens/She & Him (Oct 29, 2014) Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)", "Flash Light") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Ray DonovanRay Donovan (TV Series) Writer ("Flash Light") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Walk This Way (Aug 24, 2014) Writer ("Flash Light") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for VH1 Divas 2012VH1 Divas 2012 (TV Movie) Himself, Performer ("Groove Is in the Heart")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The X FactorThe X Factor (TV Series) Writer ("Freak like Me") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Live Show 4 (Oct 27, 2012) Writer ("Freak like Me") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The BlockThe Block (TV Series) Writer ("Weapon Of Choice") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Episode #18.85 (Feb 8, 2011) Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Jimmy FallonLate Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)") (1 episode, 2011), Performer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)") (1 episode, 2011), Himself - Guest Musician (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("The Humpty Dance") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010–2011 2
    • Episode #3.46 (Mar 23, 2011) Himself - Guest Musician, Performer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)") (uncredited), Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #2.147 (Sep 29, 2010) Writer ("The Humpty Dance") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Episode #19.200 (Aug 12, 2011) Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for UnsungUnsung (TV Series) Performer ("Ain't It Funky Now") (1 episode, 2010), Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Uncut (Apr 5, 2010) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("Ain't It Funky Now")  Less
  • Primary photo for GleeGlee (TV Series) Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Funk (Jun 1, 2010) Writer ("Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for TremeTreme (TV Series) Writer ("Up for the Down Stroke") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Writer ("Weapon Of Choice") (2 episodes, 2007–2010)  Less 2007–2010 2
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can Dance AustraliaSo You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) Writer ("Flashlight") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Loonatics UnleashedLoonatics Unleashed (TV Series) Composer (theme) (11 episodes, 2006–2007), Boötes Belinda (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2006–2007 11
    • The Music Villain (Mar 3, 2007) Boötes Belinda (voice), Composer (theme)  Less
    • In the Pinkster (Feb 24, 2007) Composer (theme)  Less
    • Apocalypso (Feb 17, 2007) Composer (theme)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Everybody Hates ChrisEverybody Hates Chris (TV Series) Writer ("Flash Light") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for Cold CaseCold Case (TV Series) Writer ("Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • Yo, Adrian (Jan 16, 2005) Writer ("Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)")  Less
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Writer ("Flash Light") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
    • A Place of Our Own (Feb 17, 2004) Writer ("Flash Light") (as William Earl Collins)  Less
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Performer ("Funky Kingston") (1 episode, 2004), Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
    • Donald Trump/Toots and the Maytals (Apr 3, 2004) Himself - Musical Guest, Performer ("Funky Kingston") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Midnight CallerMidnight Caller (TV Series) Writer ("The Humpty Dance") (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
Self (45 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for UnsungUnsung (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Uncut (Apr 5, 2010) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-HopAnd You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 2004–  $2MM
Other (5 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto VGrand Theft Auto V (Video Game) Himself - Space 103.2 DJ (voice), Performer ("I'd Rather Be With You") (as Bootsy's Rubber Band), Writer ("Mothership Connection", "Flashlight") (as William Collins)  Less 2013 $265MM
  • Primary photo for Dance Central 2Dance Central 2 (Video Game) Writer ("The Humpty Dance") (as William Collins)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Gran Turismo 4Gran Turismo 4 (Video Game) Writer ("Let's Roll")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasGrand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) Writer ("Guerillas in tha Mist") (as William Earl Collins), Writer ("The Grunt")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for True Crime: Streets of LATrue Crime: Streets of LA (Video Game) Writer ("Flashlight") (as W. Collins)  Less 2003

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