Weird Al Yankovic Biography (1959-)

Full name, Alfred Matthew Yankovic; born October 23, 1959, in Downey, CA; raised in Lynwood, CA; son of Nick and Mary (maiden name, Vivalda) Yankovic; married Suzanne Krajewski, February 10, 2001; children: Nina. Addresses:Contact: c/o Close Personal Friends of Al, PMB 4018, 8033 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046.; Agent: Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 510, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Brady, Brannon & Rich, 5670 WilshireBlvd., Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90036; (music) Paradise Artists, 108 EastMatilija St., Ojai, CA 93023.; Manager: Imaginary Entertainment, 5725 Green Oak Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Musician, composer, actor, producer, director, writer
Birth Details
October 23, 1959
Downey, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Multiple characters, The "Weird Al" Show, CBS, 1997-98
  • Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2002-2003
  • Miniseries
  • MTV 500 Live, MTV, 1997
  • I Love the '80s, VH1, 2002
  • 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders (also known as The Greatest and VH1's "Greatest One Hit Wonders"), VH1, 2002
  • 100 Moments That Rocked TV (also known as The Greatest), VH1, 2003
  • 100 Cheesetastic Video Tricks Exposed (also known as The Greatest), VH1, 2004
  • 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (also known as E's "101"), E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (also known as E's "101"), E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • I Love the 80s 3-D, VH1, 2005
  • I Love the '90s: Part Deux, VH1, 2005
  • Movies
  • Jay Levy, "Safety Patrol!" (also known as "Disney's `Safety Patrol'"), The Wonderful World of Disney (also known as Disneyland, Disney's Wonderful World, The Disney Sunday Movie, The Magical Worldof Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, and WaltDisney's Wonderful World of Color), ABC, 1998
  • Specials
  • Host, AL-TV, MTV, 1984
  • Welcome to the Fun Zone, NBC, 1984
  • Host, AL-TV #2, MTV, c. 1984
  • Host, AL-TV #3, MTV, 1985
  • The Compleat Al, Showtime, 1985
  • Rock 'n' Roll Summer Action, ABC, 1985
  • Comic Relief, HBO, 1986
  • MTV New Year's Ball (also known as MTV New Year's Eve), MTV, 1986
  • "Weird Al"'s Guide to the Grammys, 1986
  • Host, AL-TV #4, MTV, 1987
  • Host, AL-TV #5, MTV, 1988
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Complete Al (also known as The Complete Al), Showtime, 1988
  • Behind the Scenes: "UHF," 1989
  • The Big Al Show, MTV, 1989
  • Just for Laughs: The Montreal International Comedy Festival (alsoknown as Humour just pour rire), Showtime, 1990
  • Himself, Dr. Demento Anniversary Special, Comedy Central, 1991
  • Food vendor, "NBA Comic Relief: The Great Blooper Caper," Comic Relief, HBO, c. 1991
  • Host, AL-TV #6, 1992
  • The All-New Circus of the Stars and Side Show XVII (also known asCircus of the Stars and Sideshow and Circus of the Stars #17),CBS, 1992
  • Hurricane Relief, Showtime, 1992
  • The Winans' Real Meaning of Christmas, syndicated, 1992
  • Giles Standish, Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun, PBS, 1993
  • Himself, AlMusic #1, MuchMusic, 1993
  • Himself, AlMusic #2, MuchMusic, c. 1993
  • Host, Mastodon Theater (marathon of multiple episodes of The Flintstones), TBS, 1994
  • Himself, AlMusic #3, MuchMusic, 1996
  • Song performer, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, ABC, 1996
  • Himself, "Weird Al" Yankovic: (There's No) Going Home (also knownas "Weird Al" Yankovic: Going Home), The Disney Channel, 1996
  • Host, AL-TV #7, 1996
  • Host, WeirdStock '96 (host of Saturday morning cartoon lineup; also known as Fox Kids Countdown WeirdStock '96), Fox, 1996
  • Just for Laughs: The Montreal International Comedy Festival (alsoknown as Humour just pour rire), c. 1996
  • Music in Movies '96, 1996
  • Al's Makeover Special, 1997
  • The 1997 Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1997
  • (In archive footage) Himself, 50,000,000 Joe Franklin Fans Can't Be Wrong (documentary), PBS, 1997
  • Host, Fairway to Heaven, VH1, 1999
  • Host, VH-AL, VH1, 1999
  • Himself, "Weird Al" Yankovic-Live!, VH1, 1999
  • AL-TV 2K (also known as AL-TV #8), 1999
  • MuchMusic Video Collection, MuchMusic, 1999
  • Top 15 Video Cliches, MTV, 1999
  • Himself, MTV's New Year's Eve Uncensored, MTV, 2000
  • MSNBC Investigates: Tattoos--Skin Deep, MSNBC, 2000
  • MTV F... Ups, MTV, 2000
  • The Power of One: The Pokemon 2000 Movie Special, The WB, 2000
  • Set in Skin, VH1, 2002
  • Himself and Bob Dylan, "Weird Al" Presents AL-TV, VH1, 2003
  • Himself, The Hulk: MTV Movie Special, MTV, 2003
  • Himself, Snoop to the Extreme, MTV, 2003
  • Inside the American Music Awards, 2003
  • Nickelodeon Magazine's Big 10 Birthday Bash, Nickelodeon, 2003
  • Himself, CMT's 20 Funniest Videos, Country Music Television (CMT),2004
  • Himself, I Love the Holidays, VH1, 2005
  • Appeared in a broadcast marathon of I Love Lucy episodes, KTTV (Los Angeles), 1983; and appeared in various telethons. Appeared in other specials.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The American Video Awards, 1984
  • Presenter, The American Video Awards, ABC, 1985
  • The American Music Awards, ABC, 1986
  • MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1989
  • 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1992
  • Cohost, Canadian National Rock Awards, [Canada], 1993
  • Presenter, The American Music Awards, 1993
  • The American Music Awards, ABC, 1994
  • 1994 YTV Achievement Awards, YTV (Canada), 1994
  • Canadian Music Video Awards, MuchMusic, c. 1994
  • The 1996 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1996
  • The 23rd Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1996
  • Presenter, The 24th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1997
  • The 12th Annual American Comedy Awards, Fox, 1998
  • My VH1 Music Awards, VH1, 2000
  • Presenter, The 31st Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2003
  • Appeared in other awards presentations, including broadcasts of the CableACE awards.
  • Episodic
  • America's Top 10, syndicated, 1983
  • Bandstand (also known as AB, American Bandstand, American Bandstand 1966, New American Bandstand, and VH1s Bestof "American Bandstand"), ABC, 1985
  • The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson (also known as MotownRevue), NBC, 1985
  • The cabbage man, "Miss Stardust," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1987
  • Himself, "Celebrity Family Double Dare," Family Double Dare, Fox and Nickelodeon, 1988
  • "MTV Celebrity Episode," Remote Control, MTV, 1988
  • "Michael Jackson: A Tribute," America's Top 10, syndicated, 1989
  • Total Panic, Nickelodeon, 1989
  • Himself, "The Human Grace," Parker Lewis Can't Lose (also known asParker Lewis), Fox, 1991
  • Square One TV, PBS, 1991
  • Murray the Mouth, "The Case: Off the Record" (multiple episodes), Mathnet, broadcast on Square One TV, PBS, 1992
  • VH1 to 1, VH1, 1992
  • Boxtalk, The Box, 1993
  • Himself, "Banjo," Space Ghost: Coast to Coast (live action and animated; also known as SGC2C), Cartoon Network, 1994
  • Celebrity judge, Star Search (also known as Ed McMahon's "StarSearch"), syndicated, 1994
  • am Buffalo, WKBW (Buffalo, NY), 1996
  • E! News Daily, E! Entertainment Television, 1996
  • Good Day New York, WYNW (New York City), 1996
  • Showbiz Today, Cable News Network, 1996
  • The Spud Goodman Show, KTZZ (now KTWB; Seattle, WA), 1996
  • MTV's Oddville (also known as Oddville, MTV), MTV, 1997
  • The Wild Wild Web, syndicated, 1997
  • Himself, "Drew between the Rock and a Hard Place," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1998
  • Himself, "`Weird Al' Yankovic," Behind the Music (also known as Behind the Music: "Weird Al" Yankovic, BtM, and VH1's "Behindthe Music"), VH1, 1999
  • Voice, "Witchy Grrrls," Sabrina the Animated Series (animated; also known as Sabrina), The WB, 1999
  • Himself, Video Timeline, VH1, 1999
  • Before They Were Rock Stars, VH1, 1999
  • Happy Hour, USA Network, 1999
  • MAD TV (also known as MADtv), Fox, 1999
  • Movie Lounge, 1999
  • Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's "Sin City Spectacular"), FX Channel, 1999
  • Contestant, Win Ben Stein's Money, Comedy Central, 2000
  • Host, The List, VH1, multiple episodes in 2000
  • Celebrity Deathmatch (also known as MTV's "Celebrity Deathmatch"), MTV, 2000
  • CNN & Time, Cable News Network, 2000
  • Rock & Roll Record Breakers, [Great Britain], 2000
  • webRIOT, MTV, 2000
  • Himself, "Florence Henderson: Here's the Story," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Florence Henderson), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Himself, "Val's Big Bang," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.--Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2001
  • Tech TV's Call for Help, G4techTV, 2001
  • Himself, "Billy Barty," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Billy Barty), Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Himself, "40 Greatest Theme Songs," Inside TV Land (also known asInside TV Land: 40 Greatest Theme Songs), TV Land, 2002
  • Voice of Petroleum Joe, "Feud," The Brak Show (animated), CartoonNetwork, 2002
  • Himself, Behind the Music: Updates and Fresh Takes, VH1, 2002
  • Himself, Driven, VH1, 2002
  • Himself, Rock the House, VH1, 2002
  • Voice of singing Menstrol, "Tank: Experiment 526," Lilo & Stitch:The Series (animated; also known as The Adventures of Lilo & Stitch), The Disney Channel, 2003
  • Voice of Squid Hat, "Toadblatt's School of Sorcery/Education Grim/It's Hokey Mon!," Grim & Evil (animated; also known as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), Cartoon Network, 2003
  • Voice of himself, "Three Gays of the Condo," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2003
  • "The Arsenio Hall Show," VH1 Goes Inside (also known as VH1 Goes Inside: The Arsenio Hall Show), VH1, 2003
  • Voice of Squid Hat, "Nigel Planter and the Chamber Pot of Secrets/Circusof Fear," Grim & Evil (animated; also known as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), Cartoon Network, 2004
  • Commentator, 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (also known as E's "101"), E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Himself, 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (also known as E's "101"), E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Voice of Squid Hat, "One Crazy Summoner/Guess What's Coming to the Dinner," Grim & Evil (animated; also known as The Grim Adventures ofBilly & Mandy), Cartoon Network, 2005
  • Himself, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC, 2005
  • Appeared as a judge in The Gong Show. Appeared in episodes of other series, including America's Funniest People (also known as AFP), ABC; Club Connect, PBS; Cribs (also known as MTV Cribs), MTV; The Collectibles Show; D.C. Follies, syndicated; An Evening at the Improv, Arts and Entertainment and syndicated; and YTV's Hit List (also known as Hit List), YTV (Canada). Appeared in news broadcasts as well as on music channels.
  • Television Guest Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The Tomorrow Show (also known as Tomorrow and Tomorrow Coast to Coast), NBC, 1981
  • P.M. Magazine, syndicated, 1981, 1984
  • Real People, NBC, 1982
  • A.M. Los Angeles, KABC (Los Angeles), 1983
  • People Now, Cable News Network, 1983
  • Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, ET, ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 1983, 1989, 1992, 1993, multiple episodes in 1996, 1998
  • All Night Live, KSHB (Kansas City, MO), 1984
  • Dance Fever, syndicated, 1984
  • The Rock Palace, syndicated, 1984
  • The Merv Griffin Show, syndicated, 1984, 1985
  • Solid Gold, syndicated, 1984, 1985
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Bestof Carson), NBC, 1985
  • Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 1985, 1996
  • Night Life with David Brenner, c. 1986
  • Hollywood Squares, syndicated, multiple episodes in 1987
  • Robert Klein Time, USA Network, 1987
  • Crook and Chase, syndicated, 1988
  • The Late Show (also known as The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers), Fox, 1988
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, syndicated, 1988
  • Life's Most Embarrassing Moments, ABC, c. 1988
  • The Pat Sajak Show, CBS, 1989
  • Friday Night Videos, NBC, 1990
  • The Comic Strip Live, Fox, 1991
  • The Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated, 1992
  • A Current Affair, syndicated, 1992
  • Hangin' with MTV, MTV, 1992
  • Rockline on MTV, MTV, 1992
  • Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 1992, 1996, 1997
  • The Jon Stewart Show, MTV, 1993
  • The Tom Snyder Show, CBS, 1993
  • House of Style (also known as MTV's "House of Style"), MTV,1994
  • Wheel of Fortune, syndicated, multiple episodes in 1994
  • Access Hollywood, syndicated, 1996, 1999, 2003
  • Ed's Night Party (also known as Ed the Sock), City-TV, 1997
  • Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher (also known as Politically Incorrect), ABC, 1997
  • Howard Stern, 1998
  • Pictionary, syndicated, multiple episodes in 1998
  • Talk Soup, E! Entertainment Television, multiple episodes in 1999
  • Total Request Live (also known as TRL and Total Requestwith Carson Daly), MTV, 1999
  • Donny & Marie (also known as The Donny & Marie Hour), syndicated, 2000
  • Northwest Afternoon, 2000
  • The Roseanne Show, syndicated, 2000
  • Rock & Roll Jeopardy!, VH1, 2001
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2003
  • The Michael Essany Show, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • The New Tom Green Show, MTV, 2003
  • Rove Live, 10 Network (Australia), 2003
  • The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004
  • WGN Morning Show, WGN (Chicago, IL), multiple episodes in 2004
  • Attack of the Show!, G4techTV, 2005
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2005
  • Appeared in episodes of other series, including Cutting Edge Chicago; The Joe Franklin Show, WOR; Just Say Julie, MTV; Larry King Live, Cable News Network; and Montreal AM Live, [Montreal, Quebec, Canada].
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Additional voices, Eek! the Cat! (animated; also known as Eek!and the Terrible Thunderlizards, Eek! the Cat and the Terrible Thunderlizards, and Eek! Stravaganza), Fox, 1996
  • (As Al Yankovic) Executive producer, The "Weird Al" Show, CBS, 1997-98
  • Specials
  • Director, "Weird Al" Presents AL-TV, VH1, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (also known as The Naked Gun), Paramount, 1988
  • Himself, Tapeheads, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group/Front Films/Avenue, 1988
  • George Newman, UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF), Orion, 1989
  • Police station thug, The Naked Gun 2-1/2: The Smell of Fear (alsoknown as The Naked Gun 2-1/2), Paramount, 1991
  • Himself, Naked Gun 33-1/3: The Final Insult (also known as TheNaked Gun III), Paramount, 1994
  • (Uncredited) Himself in title sequence, Spy Hard, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Clothing store customer, Nothing Sacred, Ex Nihilo Films, 1997
  • Desperation Boulevard, 1998
  • Himself, BH-1: Behind the Dementia (documentary), 2000
  • (Uncredited) Waiter, Haunted Lighthouse (also known as R. L. Stine's "Haunted Lighthouse"), Busch Entertainment/Lookout Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, Derailroaded (documentary), Ubin Twins Productions, 2005
  • Film Work
  • Song Performer
  • Theme song "This Is the Life," Johnny Dangerously, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Title song and other songs, UHF (also known as The Vidiot fromUHF), Orion, 1989
  • "Polkaman," Poketto monsutaa: Maboroshi no Pokemon X: Lugia bakudan (animated; also known as Poketto monsutaa: Revelation Lugia), Shogakukan, 1999, released in the United States as Pokemon: The Movie 2000 (also known as The Phantom Pokemon: Lugia's Explosive Birth, The Phantom Pokemon: X's Explosive Birth, Pocket Monsters the Movie: The Phantom Pokemon: Lugia's Explosive Birth, Pocket Monsters X: Revelation Lugia, and The Second Pocket Monsters Movie), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Performer of songs and music that has been featured in films, televisionbroadcasts, videos, album compilations, and soundtracks.
  • Director and producer of title sequence, Spy Hard, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Radio Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The Dr. Demento Show, Westwood One Radio Networks and syndicated,multiple episodes, beginning 1976
  • The Hot Ones, 1984
  • King Biscuit Flower Hour, syndicated, 1984
  • Hitline USA, syndicated, 1988
  • The Jim Bohannon Show, Westwood One Radio Networks, 1996
  • The Scott and Todd Show, WPLJ (New York City), 1996, 1997
  • Howard Stern (also known as The Howard Stern Radio Show), 1998
  • Appeared in other radio programs.
  • Internet Appearances
  • Appeared in Internet broadcasts and in footage broadcast on the Internet.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Just for Laughs: The Montreal International Comedy Festival (alsoknown as Humour just pour rire), 1990
  • Just for Laughs: The Montreal International Comedy Festival (alsoknown as Humour just pour rire), 1996
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Another One Rides the Bus (EP), Placebo Records, c. 1981
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic, Scotti Brothers, 1983
  • In 3-D (also known as "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D), Scotti Brothers, 1984
  • Dare to Be Stupid, Scotti Brothers, 1985
  • Polka Party, Scotti Brothers, 1986
  • Even Worse, Scotti Brothers, 1988
  • Greatest Hits, Scotti Brothers, 1989
  • UHF (soundtrack), Rock 'n' Roll/CBS, 1989
  • UHF and Other Stuff, Rock 'n' Roll/Sony/Columbia, 1989
  • Al-Hits, Sony, 1990
  • (With Wendy Carlos) Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals--Part 2, CBS Masterworks, 1990
  • Off the Deep End, Scotti Brothers, 1992
  • Alapalooza, Scotti Brothers, 1993
  • The Food Album, Rock 'n' Roll, 1993
  • Al in the Box, 1994
  • Greatest Hits, Volume 2, Scotti Brothers, 1994
  • Permanent Record, Rock 'n' Roll/Scotti Brothers, 1994
  • The TV Album, Scotti Brothers, 1995
  • Bad Hair Day, Scotti Brothers, 1996
  • Running with Scissors, Volcano Records, 1999
  • Poodle Hat, Volcano Records, 2003
  • Albums; with Others
  • SLO Grown, 1978
  • Death, Glory and Retribution, EMI, 1985
  • Transformers: The Movie (soundtrack), BMG/Zoo/Volcano Records/Pavement/CZ, 1986
  • Dr. Demento Presents the Greatest Christmas Novelty CD of All Time, Wea/Atlantic/Rhino, 1989
  • The Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection, Rhino, 1991
  • Crispin Hellion Glover, Big Problem Does Not Equal the Solution. The Solution = Let It Be, Enigma, 1993
  • There Was Love (The Divorce Songs), RCA/Scotti Brothers, 1993
  • The Flintstones (soundtrack), MCA, 1994
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 3, Dr. Demento Society, c. 1994
  • The Dr. Demento 25th Anniversary Collection, Rhino, 1995
  • Fun Rock, Sony, 1995
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 4, Dr. Demento Society, c. 1995
  • Billboard Christmas Four-Pack, Wea/Atlantic/Rhino, 1996
  • Frankie Yankovic, Songs of the Polka King, Volume 1, Cleveland International, 1996
  • Christmas Comedy Classics, Volume 2, Priority, 1997
  • Working for a Living, BMG/Zoo/Volcano Records/Pavement/CZ, 1997
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 5, Dr. Demento Society, c. 1997
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 6, Dr. Demento Society, c. 1998
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 7, Dr. Demento Society, c. 1999
  • The Dr. Demento 30th Anniversary Collection: Dementia 2000, Rhino,2000
  • (As Alfred Yankovic) Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 8, Dr. Demento Society, c. 2000
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 9, Dr. Demento Society, c. 2001
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 10, Dr. Demento Society, c. 2002
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 11, Dr. Demento Society, 2003
  • Hits from Outer Space (also known as Dr. Demento's Hits from Outer Space), Laugh.Com, 2003
  • Sandra Boynton, Dog Train: A Wild Ride on the Rock-and-Roll Side (album and book), Workman Publishing Company, 2005
  • Performer in other albums, including SLO Unplugged II.
  • Singles
  • "My Bologna"/"School Cafeteria," Capitol, 1979
  • "Another One Rides the Bus," TK Records, 1981
  • "I Love Rocky Road," 1983
  • "Ricky," 1983
  • "Eat It," 1984
  • "I Lost on Jeopardy!, " 1984
  • "This Is the Life," 1984
  • "Like a Surgeon," 1985
  • "One More Minute," 1985
  • "Dare to Be Stupid," c. 1985
  • "Yoda," c. 1985
  • "Christmas at Ground Zero," 1986
  • "Living with a Hernia," 1986
  • "Fat," 1988
  • "Beverly Hillbillies /Money for Nothing," 1989
  • "UHF," 1989
  • "Babalu Music!," 1991
  • "Smells Like Nirvana," Scotti Brothers, 1992
  • "You Don't Love Me Anymore," Scotti Brothers, 1992
  • "Bedrock Anthem," Scotti Brothers, 1993
  • "Jurassic Park," Scotti Brothers, 1993
  • "Headline News," Scotti Brothers, 1994
  • "Amish Paradise," Scotti Brothers, 1996
  • "Gump," Scotti Brothers, 1996
  • "Spy Hard," 1996
  • "Germs," 1999
  • "It's All about the Benjamins," 1999
  • "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi," BMG International, 1999
  • "The Saga Begins," Avex Japan, 2000
  • "Bob," 2003
  • Other singles include "Girls Just Want to Have Lunch," "King of Suede," and "You Don't Love Me Anymore." Recorded other songs, including "Baby Likes Burping," "Barber," "Belvedere Cruising," "Lasagna," and "Looking in the Fridge." Wrote several other songs which he performed in public and/or released onrecordings and demo recordings.
  • Videos
  • The Compleat Al, CBS Video, 1985
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues, 1988
  • Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection, Rhino, 1991
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: Complete, Fox/CBS Video, 1991
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: Greatest Hits, BMG Video, 1992
  • The "Weird Al" Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits (also known as Video Library), Scotti Brothers Pictures, 1992
  • Alapalooza: The Videos, BMG Video, 1994
  • Himself, The Fan, 1995
  • Bad Hair Day: The Videos, Scotti Brothers Pictures, 1996
  • The Best of Ed's Night Party, Morningstar Entertainment, 1996
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Videos, 1996
  • Michael Jackson: History on Film--Volume II, Sony, 1997
  • Videos: AC-3, Image, 1998
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic--Live!, 1999
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection, Volcano Records Entertainment Group, 2003
  • Music Videos
  • "My Bologna," c. 1979
  • "I Love Rocky Road," 1983
  • "Ricky," 1983
  • "Eat It," 1984
  • "I Lost on Jeopardy!, " 1984
  • "This Is the Life," 1984
  • "Like a Surgeon," 1985
  • "One More Minute," 1985
  • "Dare to Be Stupid," c. 1985
  • "Christmas at Ground Zero," 1986
  • "Living with a Hernia," 1986
  • The Ramones, "Something to Believe in," c. 1986
  • Night Ranger, "The Secret of My Success," c. 1987
  • "Fat," 1988
  • "Beverly Hillbillies /Money for Nothing," 1989
  • "UHF," 1989
  • Michael Jackson, "Liberian Girl," 1989
  • "Babalu Music!," 1991
  • "Smells Like Nirvana," 1992
  • "You Don't Love Me Anymore," 1992
  • "Bedrock Anthem," 1993
  • "Jurassic Park," 1993
  • RADD, "Drive My Car," c. 1993
  • "Headline News," 1994
  • "Amish Paradise," 1996
  • "Gump," 1996
  • "Spy Hard," 1996
  • "Germs," 1999
  • "It's All about the Benjamins," 1999
  • "The Saga Begins," 1999
  • "Bob," 2003
  • Appeared in other music videos, including brief music videos of "Barber,""Lasagna," and "Looking in the Fridge."
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Freeman Jack, Tesla Red Planet (also known as Red Planet), Virtual World Entertainment, Virtualworld, beginning 1999
  • Album Producer
  • (And arranger and compiler) Babalu Music!, Columbia, 1991
  • Off the Deep End, Scotti Brothers, 1992
  • Alapalooza, Scotti Brothers, 1993
  • The Flintstones (soundtrack), MCA, 1994
  • Greatest Hits, Volume 2, Scotti Brothers, 1994
  • Bad Hair Day, Scotti Brothers, 1996
  • (With others) Those Darn Accordions, No Strings Attached, Globe/City Hall, 1996
  • Running with Scissors, Volcano Records, 1999
  • Poodle Hat, Volcano Records, 2003
  • Video Director
  • The Compleat Al, CBS Video, 1985
  • The "Weird Al" Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits (also known as Video Library), Scotti Brothers Pictures, 1992
  • Alapalooza: The Videos, BMG Video, 1994
  • Bad Hair Day: The Videos, Scotti Brothers Pictures, 1996
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Videos, 1996
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection, Volcano Records Entertainment Group, 2003
  • Video Executive Producer
  • (As Al Yankovic) "Weird Al" Yankovic--Live!, 1999
  • Music Video Director
  • "Christmas at Ground Zero," 1986
  • "Babalu Music!," 1991
  • "Bedrock Anthem," 1993
  • "Headline News," 1994
  • "Amish Paradise," 1996
  • "Gump," 1996
  • "Spy Hard," 1996
  • "It's All about the Benjamins," 1999
  • "The Saga Begins," 1999
  • "Bob," 2003
  • Music Video Director; Other Artists
  • Jeff Foxworthy, "Redneck Stomp," 1994
  • Jeff Foxworthy, "Party All Night," 1996
  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, "Wail," 1997
  • (With others) Hanson, "The River," 1998
  • The Black Crowes, "Only a Fool," 1999
  • Ben Folds, "Rockin' the Suburbs," 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Specials
  • AL-TV, MTV, 1984
  • AL-TV #2, MTV, c. 1984
  • AL-TV #3, MTV, 1985
  • The Compleat Al, Showtime, 1985
  • Comic Relief, HBO, 1986
  • AL-TV #4, MTV, 1987
  • AL-TV #5, MTV, 1988
  • The Big Al Show, MTV, 1989
  • AL-TV #6, 1992
  • AlMusic #1, MuchMusic, 1993
  • AlMusic #2, MuchMusic, c. 1993
  • AlMusic #3, MuchMusic, 1996
  • AL-TV #7, 1996
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: (There's No) Going Home (also known as "Weird Al" Yankovic: Going Home), The Disney Channel, 1996
  • WeirdStock '96 (host of Saturday morning cartoon lineup; also known as Fox Kids Countdown WeirdStock '96), Fox, 1996
  • AL-TV 2K (also known as AL-TV #8), 1999
  • VH-AL, VH1, 1999
  • "Weird Al" Presents AL-TV, VH1, 2003
  • Wrote material for other programs.
  • Screenplays
  • (As Al Yankovic; with Jay Levey and Charles Holloway) UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF), Orion, 1989
  • Title sequence, Spy Hard, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Television Music
  • Songs
  • Theme song, The "Weird Al" Show (series), CBS, 1997-98
  • Songs, "Safety Patrol!" (also known as "Disney's `Safety Patrol'"), The Wonderful World of Disney (also known as Disneyland, Disney'sWonderful World, The Disney Sunday Movie, The Magical World ofDisney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color), ABC, 1998
  • "Put on Your Squid Hat," Grim & Evil (animated episode; also known as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), Cartoon Network, 2002
  • Songs, "Weird Al" Presents AL-TV (special), VH1, 2003
  • Film Music
  • Songs
  • Theme song "This Is the Life," Johnny Dangerously, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Songs, UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF), Orion, 1989
  • Title song, Spy Hard, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Song "Polkaman," Poketto monsutaa: Maboroshi no Pokemon X: Lugia bakudan (animated; also known as Poketto monsutaa: Revelation Lugia), Shogakukan, 1999, released in the United States as Pokemon: The Movie 2000 (also known as The Phantom Pokemon: Lugia's Explosive Birth, The Phantom Pokemon: X's Explosive Birth, Pocket Monsters the Movie: ThePhantom Pokemon: Lugia's Explosive Birth, Pocket Monsters X: Revelation Lugia, and The Second Pocket Monsters Movie), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Wrote songs and music that has been featured in films, television broadcasts, videos, album compilations, and soundtracks.
  • Albums
  • Another One Rides the Bus (EP), Placebo Records, c. 1981
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic, Scotti Brothers, 1983
  • In 3-D (also known as "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D), Scotti Brothers, 1984
  • Dare to Be Stupid, Scotti Brothers, 1985
  • Polka Party, Scotti Brothers, 1986
  • Even Worse, Scotti Brothers, 1988
  • Greatest Hits, Scotti Brothers, 1989
  • UHF (soundtrack), Rock 'n' Roll/CBS, 1989
  • UHF and Other Stuff, Rock 'n' Roll/Sony/Columbia, 1989
  • Al-Hits, Sony, 1990
  • Off the Deep End, Scotti Brothers, 1992
  • Alapalooza, Scotti Brothers, 1993
  • The Food Album, Rock 'n' Roll, 1993
  • Al in the Box, 1994
  • Greatest Hits, Volume 2, Scotti Brothers, 1994
  • Permanent Record, Rock 'n' Roll/Scotti Brothers, 1994
  • The TV Album, Scotti Brothers, 1995
  • Bad Hair Day, Scotti Brothers, 1996
  • Running with Scissors, Volcano Records, 1999
  • Poodle Hat, Volcano Records, 2003
  • with Others
  • SLO Grown, 1978
  • Death, Glory and Retribution, EMI, 1985
  • Transformers: The Movie (soundtrack), BMG/Zoo/Volcano Records/Pavement/CZ, 1986
  • Dr. Demento Presents the Greatest Christmas Novelty CD of All Time, Wea/Atlantic/Rhino, 1989
  • (With Sergei Prokofiev and Wendy Carlos) Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals--Part 2, CBS Masterworks, 1990
  • The Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection, Rhino, 1991
  • Crispin Hellion Glover, Big Problem Does Not Equal the Solution. The Solution = Let It Be, Enigma, 1993
  • There Was Love (The Divorce Songs), RCA/Scotti Brothers, 1993
  • The Flintstones (soundtrack), MCA, 1994
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 3, Dr. Demento Society, c. 1994
  • The Dr. Demento 25th Anniversary Collection, Rhino, 1995
  • Fun Rock, Sony, 1995
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 4, Dr. Demento Society, c. 1995
  • Billboard Christmas Four-Pack, Wea/Atlantic/Rhino, 1996
  • Christmas Comedy Classics, Volume 2, Priority, 1997
  • Working for a Living, BMG/Zoo/Volcano Records/Pavement/CZ, 1997
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 5, Dr. Demento Society, c. 1997
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 6, Dr. Demento Society, c. 1998
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 7, Dr. Demento Society, c. 1999
  • The Dr. Demento 30th Anniversary Collection: Dementia 2000, Rhino,2000
  • (As Alfred Yankovic) Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 8, Dr. Demento Society, c. 2000
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 9, Dr. Demento Society, c. 2001
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 10, Dr. Demento Society, c. 2002
  • Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 11, Dr. Demento Society, 2003
  • Hits from Outer Space (also known as Dr. Demento's Hits from Outer Space), Laugh.Com, 2003
  • Work appeared in the album SLO Unplugged II.
  • Singles
  • "My Bologna"/"School Cafeteria," Capitol, 1979
  • "Another One Rides the Bus," TK Records, 1981
  • "I Love Rocky Road," 1983
  • "Ricky," 1983
  • "Eat It," 1984
  • "I Lost on Jeopardy!, " 1984
  • "This Is the Life," 1984
  • "Like a Surgeon," 1985
  • "One More Minute," 1985
  • "Dare to Be Stupid," c. 1985
  • "Yoda," c. 1985
  • "Christmas at Ground Zero," 1986
  • "Living with a Hernia," 1986
  • "Fat," 1988
  • "Beverly Hillbillies /Money for Nothing," 1989
  • "UHF," 1989
  • "Babalu Music!," 1991
  • "Smells Like Nirvana," Scotti Brothers, 1992
  • "You Don't Love Me Anymore," Scotti Brothers, 1992
  • "Bedrock Anthem," Scotti Brothers, 1993
  • "Jurassic Park," Scotti Brothers, 1993
  • "Headline News," Scotti Brothers, 1994
  • "Amish Paradise," Scotti Brothers, 1996
  • "Gump," Scotti Brothers, 1996
  • "Spy Hard," 1996
  • "Germs," 1999
  • "It's All about the Benjamins," 1999
  • "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi," BMG International, 1999
  • "The Saga Begins," Avex Japan, 2000
  • "Bob," 2003
  • Other singles include "Girls Just Want to Have Lunch," "King of Suede," and "You Don't Love Me Anymore." Recorded other songs, including "Baby Likes Burping," "Barber," "Belvedere Cruising," "Lasagna," and "Looking in the Fridge." Wrote several other songs which he performed in public and/or released onrecordings and demo recordings.
  • Writings and Music for Videos
  • The Compleat Al, CBS Video, 1985
  • (With others) Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection, Rhino, 1991
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: Complete, Fox/CBS Video, 1991
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: Greatest Hits, BMG Video, 1992
  • The "Weird Al" Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits (also known as Video Library), Scotti Brothers Pictures, 1992
  • Alapalooza: The Videos, BMG Video, 1994
  • Bad Hair Day: The Videos, Scotti Brothers Pictures, 1996
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Videos, 1996
  • Videos: AC-3, Image, 1998
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic-Live!, 1999
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection, Volcano Records Entertainment Group, 2003
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Tino Insana) The Authorized Al (companion to the video The Compleat Al), Contemporary Books, 1985
  • The "Weird Al" Yankovic Anthology (sheet music), Hal Leonard, 1996
  • Contributor to books, including My Dad and Me: A Heartwarming Collection of Stories about Fathers from a Host of Larry's Famous Friends, by Larry King, Crown, 2006.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 48, Gale, 2004
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, five volumes, St. JamesPress, 2000
    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, April 16, 1984, p. 49
    • Washington Post, August 17, 2003, pp. N1, N6
    Electronic
    • "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Official Website, http://www.weirdal.com,March 13, 2006

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