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Chuck D.

Soundtrack | Music Department | Actor
KNOWN FOR 
American Gangster (2007) | Do the Right Thing (1989) | Pineapple Express (2008)
AWARDS 
1 nomination More »
AKA 
Chuck D | Public Enemy
NICKNAMEs  
The Voice of Power, Public Enemy Number One, The Hard Rhymer
BORN 
Aug 1, 1960 (age 54)
HEIGHT 
5' 9" (1.75m)

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Films in Production (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (53 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Top FiveTop Five Writer ("Fight the Power")  Less 2014 $25MM
  • Primary photo for ObscurityObscurity (Short) Writer ("Harder Than You Think")  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Swing Lowe Sweet CharioteSwing Lowe Sweet Chariote DJ Jonny Specials  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for End of WatchEnd of Watch Writer ("Harder Than You Think") (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 2012 $7MM $41MM
  • Primary photo for Something from Nothing: The Art of RapSomething from Nothing: The Art of Rap Himself, Writer ("Shut 'Em Down", "Give It Up", "Fight The Power")  Less 2012 $288K
  • Primary photo for Public Enemy Feat DMC: RLTKPublic Enemy Feat DMC: RLTK (Short) Himself, Writer  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for DetentionDetention Writer ("Fear of a Black Planet")  Less 2011 $10MM
  • Primary photo for On the Shoulders of GiantsOn the Shoulders of Giants Composer  Less 2011 $1.2MM
  • Primary photo for Due DateDue Date Performer ("Check Ya Self 2010") (as Chuck D)  Less 2010 $65MM $100MM
  • Primary photo for Lottery TicketLottery Ticket Writer ("How Low")  Less 2010 $25MM
  • Primary photo for Piranha 3DPiranha 3D Writer ("Bring the Noise Remix") (as Chuck D)  Less 2010 $24MM $25MM
  • Primary photo for Hot Tub Time MachineHot Tub Time Machine Writer ("Louder than a Bomb")  Less 2010 $36MM $50MM
  • Primary photo for Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Writer ("Fight the Power")  Less 2009 $100MM $125MM
  • Primary photo for The Quiet ArrangementThe Quiet Arrangement Captain Ambercrombie  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Lakeview TerraceLakeview Terrace Writer ("Shut 'Em Down")  Less 2008 $22MM $39MM
  • Primary photo for Pineapple ExpressPineapple Express Writer ("Lost at Birth") (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 2008 $27MM $87MM
  • Primary photo for American GangsterAmerican Gangster Writer ("Can't Truss It" (1991)) (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 2007 $100MM $130MM
  • Primary photo for Chip FactorChip Factor (Video) Actor  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Public Enemy: Where There's SmokePublic Enemy: Where There's Smoke (Video) Himself, Executive Producer  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for City TeacherCity Teacher Actor  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Stomp the YardStomp the Yard Writer ("Supermixx's Black in the Building") (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 2007 $14MM $61MM
  • Primary photo for Rock the BellsRock the Bells Himself - Public Enemy (as Chuck D), Writer ("What's Golden") (as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for When I Came HomeWhen I Came Home Special Thanks  Less 2006 $250K
  • Primary photo for Small Town Gay BarSmall Town Gay Bar Thanks  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for JarheadJarhead Writer ("Fight the Power") (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 2005 $70MM $63MM
  • Primary photo for I'm Going to Tell You a SecretI'm Going to Tell You a Secret Writer ("Justify My Love") (as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Longest YardThe Longest Yard Soundtrack (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 2005 $82MM $158MM
  • Primary photo for xXx: State of the UnionxXx: State of the Union Writer ("Fight the Power", "Mklvfkwr") (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 2005 $87MM $26MM
  • Primary photo for Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost MovieWake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (Video) Malcolm Y  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Friday Night LightsFriday Night Lights Writer ("Terminator X to the Edge of Panic", "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos", "Bring the Noise", "Welcome to the Terrordome") (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 2004 $30MM $61MM
  • Primary photo for Underground Poets RailroadUnderground Poets Railroad Self, Executive Producer  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Ali G IndahouseAli G Indahouse Soundtrack (as Ridenhour)  Less 2002 £5MM
  • Primary photo for Jackass: The MovieJackass: The Movie Soundtrack (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 2002 $5MM $64MM
  • Primary photo for BamboozledBamboozled Performer ("Burn Hollywood Burn") (as Chuck D), Writer ("Burn Hollywood Burn") (as Carlton Ridenour)  Less 2000 $10MM $2.2MM
  • Primary photo for Human TrafficHuman Traffic Writer ("You Gonna Get Yours") (as C. Ridenhour)  Less 1999 £2.2MM $104K
  • Primary photo for BulworthBulworth Writer ("Kill Em Live")  Less 1998 $30MM $27MM
  • Primary photo for He Got GameHe Got Game Writer ("He Got Game"), Writer ("What You Need Is Jesus", "House of the Rising Son", "Resurrection", "Unstoppable", "Politics of the Sneaker Pimps") (as Chuck D)  Less 1998 $25MM $22MM
  • Primary photo for An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood BurnAn Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn Leon Brothers, Composer  Less 1997 $10MM $15K
  • Primary photo for Mad CityMad City Performer ("Sides"), Writer ("Sides") (as Chuck D)  Less 1997 $50MM $11MM
  • Primary photo for NowhereNowhere Performer ("Generation Wrekkked (Danny Saber Remix)"), Writer ("Generation Wrekkked (Danny Saber Remix)") (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 1997 $27K
  • Primary photo for Booty CallBooty Call Producer ("Uh Oh") (as Chuck D)  Less 1997 $20MM
  • Primary photo for Jimmy HollywoodJimmy Hollywood Soundtrack (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 1994 $30MM $3.7MM
  • Primary photo for Shadow BoxingShadow Boxing (Short) Lyrics ("Shut Em Down"), Music ("Shut Em Down")  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for ConeheadsConeheads Soundtrack (as Carton Ridenhour)  Less 1993 $21MM
  • Primary photo for CB4CB4 Writer ("Livin' in a Zoo") (as Carl Ridenhour)  Less 1993 $18MM
  • Primary photo for TrespassTrespass Writer ("Gotta Do What I Gotta Do") (as C. Ridenhour)  Less 1992 $14MM
  • Primary photo for SinglesSingles Writer ("Bring the Noise") (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 1992 $18MM
  • Primary photo for South CentralSouth Central Writer ("Check Out the Radio") (as C. Ridenhour)  Less 1992 $4MM $1.4MM
  • Primary photo for Palm Harbor VicePalm Harbor Vice Writer ("Bring the Noise")  Less 1991 $100
  • Primary photo for Public Enemy Feat. Ice Cube and Big Daddy Kane: Burn Hollywood BurnPublic Enemy Feat. Ice Cube and Big Daddy Kane: Burn Hollywood Burn (Short) Himself, Writer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Do the Right ThingDo the Right Thing Lyrics ("Fight the Power") (as Carlton Ridenhour), Music ("Fight the Power") (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 1989 $6.5MM $28MM
  • Primary photo for Public Enemy: Fight the PowerPublic Enemy: Fight the Power (Short) Himself, Writer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Less Than ZeroLess Than Zero Writer ("Bring The Noise") (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 1987 $12MM
Past Television (19 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Dream SchoolDream School (TV Series) Executive Producer (6 episodes, 2014), Himself - Student Mentor / Raptivist, Musician, Digital Advocate (3 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 6
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  • Primary photo for 30 for 3030 for 30 (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2010–2011), Writer ("Fight the Power") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2010–2014 3
  • Primary photo for Rebels Without a Pause: The Induction Celebration of Public EnemyRebels Without a Pause: The Induction Celebration of Public Enemy (TV Movie) Actor  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Chuck D Presents Band in the HouseChuck D Presents Band in the House (TV Movie) Himself, Executive Producer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The 55th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 55th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer, Performer ("Refuse to Lose", "No Sleep till Brooklyn")  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The PlaylistThe Playlist (TV Series) Remix Victim - Eclectic Method (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for No me la puc treure del capNo me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) Writer ("Fight the Power") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Some Jerk with a CameraSome Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) Writer ("Burn Hollywood Burn") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Jimmy FallonLate Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Performer ("Fight the Power") (1 episode, 2011), Himself - Musical Guest: Copyright Criminals All Star Band (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Fight the Power") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Episode #3.50 (Mar 29, 2011) Himself - Musical Guest: Copyright Criminals All Star Band, Performer ("Fight the Power"), Writer ("Fight the Power")  Less
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Writer ("How Low") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Episode #17.96 (Mar 1, 2010) Writer ("How Low") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Aqua Teen Hunger ForceAqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series) Chuck D (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • A PE Christmas (Dec 13, 2009) Chuck D (voice) (as Chuck D)  Less
  • Primary photo for Chuck D's Musicians StudioChuck D's Musicians Studio (TV Movie) Self, Composer  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The BoondocksThe Boondocks (TV Series) Writer ("Fight the Power") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for The BluesThe Blues (TV Series) Performer ("Late Nights", "Mannish Boy") (1 episode, 2003), Writer ("Miuzi Weighs A Ton", "Show Em Whatcha Got", "Late Nights") (1 episode, 2003), Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
    • Godfathers and Sons (Oct 2, 2003) Himself, Performer ("Late Nights", "Mannish Boy"), Writer ("Miuzi Weighs A Ton", "Show Em Whatcha Got", "Late Nights") (as Carlton Ridenour)  Less
  • Primary photo for The WireThe Wire (TV Series) Performer ("No") (1 episode, 2002), Writer ("No") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • Lessons (Jul 28, 2002) Performer ("No") (uncredited), Writer ("No") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Dark AngelDark Angel (TV Series) Composer (main theme) (42 episodes, 2000–2002)  Less 2000–2002 42
    • Freak Nation (May 3, 2002) Composer (main theme) (as Chuck D)  Less
    • Love Among the Runes (Apr 26, 2002) Composer (main theme) (as Chuck D)  Less
    • She Ain't Heavy (Apr 19, 2002) Composer (main theme) (as Chuck D)  Less
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  • Primary photo for King of the HillKing of the Hill (TV Series) Composer (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Johnny BravoJohnny Bravo (TV Series) CD Biggenz (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for StrappedStrapped (TV Movie) Writer ("Hit Da Road Jack") (as Carlton Ridenhour)  Less 1993
Self (130 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (5 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star StateAll About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Vanilla Ice ArchiveVanilla Ice Archive Himself (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Video on TrialVideo on Trial (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
    • Episode #2.8 (Oct 29, 2006) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for BeefBeef Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Great Performances: Dance in AmericaGreat Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
    • Free to Dance (Feb 11, 2001) Himself (archive footage)  Less
Other (7 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Madden NFL 2010Madden NFL 2010 (Video Game) Writer ("Shut 'Em Down")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for American WastelandAmerican Wasteland (Video Game) Writer ("Burn Hollywood Burn")  Less 2005 $5MM
  • Primary photo for Need for Speed: Most WantedNeed for Speed: Most Wanted (Video Game) Performer ("B-Side Wins Again") (as Chuck D)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for WrestleMania 21WrestleMania 21 (Video Game) Performer ("Bring the Noise")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for WWE SmackDown! vs. RAWWWE SmackDown! vs. RAW (Video Game) Lyrics ("Bring Tha Noise") (as Carlton Ridenhour), Music ("Bring Tha Noise") (as Carlton Ridenhour), Performer ("Bring Tha Noise")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasGrand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) DJ Forth Right MC (voice), Writer ("Rebel Without a Pause")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Video Game) Performer ("Bring the Noise")  Less 2000

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