Chuck D

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Both as a solo artist and as the leader of the ground-breaking hip-hop group Public Enemy (which was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013), Chuck D helped pave the way for political, social and culturally conscious hip-hop. Public Enemy's albums remain among the most critically acclaimed works in the genre, including 'It Takes A ... See full bio »

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 2019 Booksmart (writer: "What's Golden" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2018 La resistencia (TV Series) (writer: "Hail to the Chief")
 2017 I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.1 (2017) ... (writer: "Harder Than You Think" - uncredited)
 2017 All Eyez on Me (writer: "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2014-2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Kaley Cuoco/Horatio Sanz/LP (2017) ... (writer: "Fight the Power" - uncredited)
- Martin Short & Steve Martin/Ruth Negga/Common (2016) ... (writer: "Black America Again")
- Julianna Margulies/Jerry Lewis/Public Enemy (2014) ... (writer: "Public Enemy No. 1")
 2017 The Breaks (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Runaway (2017) ... (writer: "Self Destruction")
- Amen, Brother (2017) ... (writer: "Fight the Power")
- Blind Alley (2017) ... (writer: "Louder Than a Bomb (Back into Time)")
 2017 Le Van (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (writer: "Fight The Power")
 2017 Atomic Blonde (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2017 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 22 for 30 (2017) ... (writer: "Fight the Power" - uncredited)
 2017 Fist Fight (writer: "Shut 'Em Up" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2016 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Ashton Kutcher/Kevin Millar & Sean Casey/Chris Eliopoulos/Stanton Moore (2016) ... (writer: "Fight the Power" - uncredited)
- Bob Costas/Dylan Lauren/Jon Wurster (2016) ... (writer: "Fight the Power" - uncredited)
 2016 Go for It (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... (writer: "Harder Than You Think" - uncredited)
 2016 13th (Documentary) (writer: "Don't Believe the Hype" - as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
 2016 Star Trek Beyond (writer: "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2016 World Championship Snooker (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Day 8, Part 2 (2016) ... (writer: "Superman's Black in the Building" - uncredited)
 2016 American Crime Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Jury in Jail (2016) ... (writer: "Fight the Power" - uncredited)
 2015 Wimbledon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2015: Day 1, Part 1 (2015) ... (writer: "Fight the Power" - uncredited)
 2015 The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Black Steel", "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" - uncredited)
 2015 Battlefield Hardline (Video Game) (writer: "Welcome to the Terrordome" - as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
 2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (writer: "Louder Than A Bomb" - as Chuck D)
 2015 Shameless (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Night to Remem... Wait, What? (2015) ... (performer: "Who's The Mac" - uncredited)
 2015 Dope (writer: "Rebel Without A Pause" - as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
 2015 Sleeping with Other People (writer: "WELCOME TO THE TERRORDOME")
 2014 Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (Documentary) (writer: "Bring On the Noise", "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
 2014 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Just a Friend by Biz Markie (2014) ... (writer: "Fight the Power", "Bring the Noise")
 2014 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bad Boys (2014) ... (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2014 Obscurity (Short) (writer: "Harder Than You Think")
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (as Carlton Ridenhour, "Bassheads")
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (writer: "Fight The Power" - as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
 2013 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Refuse to Lose", "No Sleep till Brooklyn")
 2012 End of Watch (writer: "Harder Than You Think" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cançons per canviar el món (2012) ... (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "Shut 'Em Down", "Give It Up", "Fight The Power")
 2011 Fresh Meat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... (writer: "Rebel Without A Pause" - uncredited)
 2011 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Top 11 Florida Attractions Not in California, Part One (2011) ... (writer: "Burn Hollywood Burn")
 2011 Case Histories (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- One Good Turn, Part 1 (2011) ... (writer: "Fight the Power")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode dated 29 March 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Fight the Power") / (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2011 Detention (writer: "Fear of a Black Planet")
 2010 Due Date (performer: "Check Ya Self 2010" - as Chuck D)
 2010 Piranha 3D (writer: "Bring the Noise Remix" - as Chuck D)
 2010/I Lottery Ticket (writer: "How Low")
 2010 Hot Tub Time Machine (writer: "Louder than a Bomb")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.96 (2010) ... (writer: "How Low" - uncredited)
 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (writer: "Fight the Power")
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (writer: "Bring the Noise 20xx")
 2009 Madden NFL 2010 (Video Game) (writer: "Shut 'Em Down")
 2008 Lakeview Terrace (writer: "Shut 'Em Down")
 2008 Pineapple Express (writer: "Lost at Birth" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2007 American Gangster (writer: "Can't Truss It" (1991) - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 1991-2007 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- LeBron James/Kanye West (2007) ... (writer: "Everything I Am" - as Chuck D)
- Michael Jordan/Public Enemy (1991) ... (writer: "Can't Truss It", "Bring The Noise" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2007 Stomp the Yard (writer: "Supermixx's Black in the Building" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2006 Rock the Bells (Documentary) (writer: "What's Golden" - as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
 2006 The Boondocks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Block Is Hot (2006) ... (writer: "Fight the Power" - uncredited)
 2006 Driver: Parallel Lines (Video Game) (performer: "Narcistic Fix", "Now What You Gon Due")
 2006 25 to Life (Video Game) (writer: "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2005 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Video Game) (performer: "B-Side Wins Again") / (writer: "B-Side Wins Again")
 2005 True Crime: New York City (Video Game) (writer: "Bring The Noise (Chuck D Mix)" - as Carlton Ridenhour) / (writer: "Protect Ya Neck" - as Douglas Ridenhour)
 2005 Jarhead (writer: "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2005 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (Documentary) (writer: "Justify My Love" - as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour)
 2005 Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Video Game) (writer: "Burn Hollywood Burn" - as Carlton Riderhour)
 2005 The Longest Yard (as Carlton Ridenhour, "Give It Up")
 2005 xXx: State of the Union (writer: "Fight the Power", "Mklvfkwr" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2005 Punk: Attitude (Documentary) (writer: "Fight The Power" - as Ridenhour)
 2005 WrestleMania 21 (Video Game) (performer: "Bring the Noise") / (writer: "Bring the Noise" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2005 Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (Video Game) (writer: "Safe 2 Say [The Incredible]" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2004 WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW (Video Game) (lyrics: "Bring Tha Noise" - as Carlton Ridenhour) / (music: "Bring Tha Noise" - as Carlton Ridenhour) / (performer: "Bring Tha Noise")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (writer: "Rebel Without a Pause" - uncredited)
 2004 Friday 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)
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Soul Brother #1")
 2004 Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Busey and the Beach (2004) ... (writer: "Bring The Pain" - uncredited)
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Godfathers and Sons (2003) ... (performer: "Late Nights", "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Miuzi Weighs A Ton", "Show Em Whatcha Got", "Late Nights" - as Carlton Ridenour)
 2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (Video Game) (writer: "By the Time I Get to Arizona" - uncredited)
 2002 Jackass: The Movie (Documentary) (as Carlton Ridenhour, "Sophisticated Bitch")
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Lessons (2002) ... (performer: "No" - uncredited) / (writer: "No" - uncredited)
 2002 Ali G Indahouse (as Ridenhour, "FIGHT THE POWER")
 2001 Behind Enemy Lines (writer: "Public Enemy No. 1")
 2001 Buffalo Soldiers (writer: "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 2000 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Video Game) (performer: "Bring The Noise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bring The Noise" - uncredited)
 2000 Bamboozled (performer: "Burn Hollywood Burn" - as Chuck D) / (writer: "Burn Hollywood Burn" - as Carlton Ridenour)
 1999 Human Traffic (writer: "You Gonna Get Yours" - as C. Ridenhour)
 1998 Bulworth (writer: "Kill Em Live")
 1998 He 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)
 1997 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (writer: "BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN", "BROTHER'S GONNA WORK IT OUT", "FIGHT THE POWER", "CAN'T TRUSS IT")
 1997 Mad City (performer: "Sides") / (writer: "Sides" - as Chuck D)
 1997 Nowhere (performer: "Generation Wrekkked (Danny Saber Remix)") / (writer: "Generation Wrekkked (Danny Saber Remix)" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 1997 Booty Call (producer: "Uh Oh" - as Chuck D)
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood (as Carlton Ridenhour, "Lost at Birth")
 1993 Shadow Boxing (Short) (lyrics: "Shut Em Down") / (music: "Shut Em Down")
 1993 Strapped (TV Movie) (writer: "Hit Da Road Jack" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 1993 Coneheads (as Carton Ridenhour, "Fight the Power")
 1993 CB4 (writer: "Livin' in a Zoo" - as Carl Ridenhour)
 1992 Trespass (writer: "Gotta Do What I Gotta Do" - as C. Ridenhour)
 1992 Dr. Dre Feat. Snoop Dogg: Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang (Video short) (writer: "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang")
 1992 Singles (writer: "Bring the Noise" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 1992 South Central (writer: "Check Out the Radio" - as C. Ridenhour)
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Bring the Noise")
 1990 In Living Color (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Funky Finger Productions (1990) ... (writer: "Brothers Gonna Work It Out")
 1989 Do the Right Thing (lyrics: "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Ridenhour) / (music: "Fight the Power" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
 1987 Less Than Zero (writer: "Bring the Noise" - as Carlton Ridenhour)
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Other Works:

Album, "Autobiography of Mistachuck," Mercury/PolyGram Records 532 944, 1996. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mista Chuck | Chuck D. | Public Enemy | Carlton Douglas Ridenhour | Carlton Ridenhour | Carl Ryder


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Eminem is the new (Elvis Presley') because, number one, he has the respect for black music that Elvis had. I think he's courteous and sympathetic to black music and, unfortunately, he's more sympathetic to black music than many black artists themselves. See more »


Public Enemy were voted the 44th Greatest Artists in Rock 'n' Roll by Rolling Stone. See more »


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