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Initially pegged because the voice of the generation when “Loser” converted into a smash crossover success, Beck finished up crystallizing a lot of the postmodern ruckus inherent within the ’90s alternative explosion, however in unexpected ways. Located in the underground anti-folk and noise-rock worlds, Beck encompassed all types of contemporary music, sketching in hip-hop, blues, garbage rock, pop, spirit, lounge music — just about any found audio or vinyl fabric dug up from a dusty cage — blurring limitations and encapsulating how ’90s hipsters appeared toward the near future by foraging through days gone by. In another period, Beck might have stayed within the province from the underground, but he surfaced just like substitute rock changed mainstream, along with his 1994 debut Mellow Silver introducing “Loser,” popular that crossed over with the speed of the novelty, a concept Beck quickly punctured using a succession of indie LPs shipped within the wake of Mellow Silver, like the lo-fi folk of 1 Feet within the Grave, shipped in the K imprint. However the record that really cemented Beck’s put in place the pantheon was 1996’s Odelay, a co-production using the Dirt Brothers that handled upon most of his obsessions, offering a ethnic keystone for the 10 years while telegraphing all his upcoming moves, in the spirit prankster of Midnite Vultures towards the melancholy troubadour of Ocean Switch. Fittingly, Beck originated from a distinctly creative background, the child of string arranger/conductor David Campbell and Bibbe Hansen, the second option a normal at Andy Warhol’s Manufacturing plant whose dad was a pivotal contributor towards the Fluxus artwork movement. Implementing the Hansen surname after his dad left, Beck was raised in LA, dropping from school within the tenth quality to play like a road busker and go to poetry slams. Bashing out blues and folk, Beck finished up assembling a house tape known as The Banjo Tale before departing for NY, where he managed within the margins from the anti-folk picture without ever breaking involved with it. He came back to LA, where he continuing to play night clubs, eventually gaining the eye of Bong Weight Records, an unbiased managed by Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf. All celebrations agreed to set Beck’s fledgling folk with hip-hop beats put together by maker Karl Stephenson, whose kitchen offered the studio room for their initial initiatives, including “Loser.” These tapes continued to be unreleased as Beck documented an album’s worthy of of materials with Calvin Johnson for the latter’s K label, however the initial release Beck acquired was the Flipside one “MTV Makes Me Wish to Smoke cigarettes Split” and Sonic Enemy’s cassette discharge of Golden Emotions. But what actually broke the doorways open up was Bong Load’s 12″ one of “Loser,” which garnered significant enjoy in L.A., coinciding with an increase of underground attention. Shortly, Beck agreed upon with Geffen, impressive a offer that allowed him release a on independent brands. Among these immediately adopted — Fingerpaint released a 10″ record A Traditional western Harvest Field by Moonlight in January 1994 — prior to the Geffen debut Mellow Yellow metal made an appearance in March of 1994. Normally, “Loser” was the business lead solitary from Mellow Yellow metal and it converted into an instantaneous smash, boasting a connect that proved helpful as an ironic underground rallying cry along with a novelty crossover. Despite many reviews that are positive, Beck proved helpful overtime to dispel the idea he was a novelty, quickly launching two indie albums in succession: the noise-skronk Stereopathetic Spirit Manure and something Feet within the Grave. Stereopathetic produced few waves, however the stripped-back, folky One Feet within the Grave acted being a counterbalance towards the gonzo Mellow Silver, illustrating the depths of his abilities. Following a furious 1994, Beck laid fairly lower in 1995, touring using the 5th Lollapalooza among working on a fresh record using the creation team the Dirt Brothers, who acquired collaborated using the Beastie Young boys on the landmark 1989 Paul’s Shop. The resulting recording, Odelay, made an appearance in June 1996, preceded from the lanky, cool solitary “Where It’s At,” which would continue to earn the Grammy for Greatest Male Rock and roll Vocal. Odelay piled-up acclaim and strikes — “Devil’s Haircut,” “Jack-Ass,” and “THE BRAND NEW Pollution” all charted all over the world — as well as the record proceeded to go double platinum, learning to be a touchstone of ’90s alternate rock and roll. An outtake through the recording, “Deadweight,” made an appearance for the soundtrack to Danny Boyle’s 1997 film A Existence Less Ordinary, after that Beck arranged to focus on his following recording with maker Nigel Godrich, who got just caused Radiohead on Alright Computer. Their cooperation, originally slated for an indie launch but shifted to Geffen, thus setting up a precedent where no upcoming Beck LP will be released with an indie (something exercised within the courts the next year), exchanged futuristic rock and roll — either the joyous collage of Odelay or the dystopia of Fine Computer — for the tranquil, pulsating, psychedelic folk-rock record called Mutations. Traveling on top of Odelay, the record charted well without turning out any main hits, though it do garner a Grammy for Greatest Alternative Music Functionality. Beck had taken another abrupt transformation in musical path in 1999 with Midnite Vultures, a garish party record which was component satire and component salute to spirit and funk, especially Prince. Reviews had been divided between ecstatic and skeptical, however the record had some true strikes with “Sexx Laws and regulations” and “Deborah,” and in a few ways it had been the apex of Beck’s hipster prankster stage, a persona he shed along with his following recording, 2002’s Ocean Change. Recorded within the wake of an enchanting breakup, Ocean Modification was another Godrich creation, nonetheless it was mild and mournful, missing a number of the gritty underpinnings of Mutations however keeping the psychedelia — which psychedelic advantage was presented within the assisting tour when Beck employed the Flaming Lip area as his assisting music group. The tour was well received but there have been some tensions, as reported by Lip area head Wayne Coyne afterwards. After a protracted break — the longest he previously used between albums up to now — Beck came back in 2005 with Guero, an record that reunited him using the Dirt Brothers and consciously evoked Odelay. Guero released a few strikes, including “E-Pro” and “Hell Yes,” and was implemented within a few months by Guerolito, a remixed edition of the complete record. Beck continuing in this path the following season with THE INFO, but its Nigel Godrich creation kept the record streamlined and emphasized the darker undercurrents within the songs. A few of that darkness could possibly be noticed on his 8th record, Contemporary Guilt, a 2008 discharge produced by Risk Mouse, marking his first-time in 14 years that he caused a manufacturer who wasn’t the Dirt Brothers or Godrich. Contemporary Guilt performed respectably — it debuted at eight for the U.S. Billboard graphs and received solid testimonials — but he spent another several years fairly quiet. In ’09 2009, Beck started actively pursuing a profession as a manufacturer, collaborating with Charlotte Gainsbourg on her behalf acclaimed IRM record; two years afterwards, he created Thurston Moore’s Demolished Thoughts and Reflection Visitors by Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. He also dipped his bottom back into single recording for the soundtrack towards the 2010 Edgar Wright film Scott Pilgrim vs. the planet. Still, between 2009 and 2010 a lot of his studio room energy was specialized in his Record Membership, where he along with a loose collective of close friends protected classic albums within their entirety; the albums protected included The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Tracks of Leonard Cohen, and INXS’ Kick. Beck came back to original materials in 2012 via Track Reader, a assortment of sheet music offering 20 fresh, unrecorded tunes; although he didn’t record variations of these tunes, he do appear at Track Reader concerts offering other music artists (along with a assortment of those live shows was ultimately released under his name). In 2014, Beck released Morning hours Phase, his initial new record in almost six years and initial record for Capitol Information. Described with the singer/songwriter being a “partner piece” to 2002’s Ocean Change, it made an appearance in Feb 2014, preceded with the singles “Blue Moon” and “Waking Light.” Important reception was generally positive, as well as the record earned three Grammy honours, including Best Rock and roll Album and Recording of the entire year. Beck came back the following 12 months using the energetic solitary “Dreams,” as well as the like-minded “Wow” in 2016. He continuing recording for the next recording, and also produced guest looks on function by fun.’s Nate Ruess, the Chemical substance Brothers, M83, and Flume.

Quick Facts


Full Name Beck
Height 1.71 m
Profession Coroner, Pathologist
Education Sehome High School, Yale University
Nationality American
Spouse Marissa Ribisi
Children Cosimo Henri Hansen, Tuesday Hansen
Parents Bibbe Hansen, David Campbell
Siblings Channing Hansen
Awards Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist, Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, VGX Award for Best Song in a Game, NME Award for Best Solo Artist, MuchMusic Video Award for Peoples Choice: Favourite International Artist
Music Groups Beck's Record Club, Loser
Music Songs Loser, Wow, Sexx Laws, Where It's At, Devil's Haircut, Lost Cause, The New Pollution, E-Pro, Hell Yes, Dreams, Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime, Beercan, Girl, Pay No Mind, Heart Is a Drum, Nicotine & Gravy, Tropicalia, Say Goodbye, Gamma Ray, Waking Light, Cellphone's Dead, Jack-Ass, Mixed Bizness, Think I'm in Love, Debra, Blue Moon, Guess I'm Doing Fine, Nobody's Fault but My Own, It's All in Your Mind, Que' Onda Guero, Chemtrails, Timebomb
Albums Morning Phase, Odelay, Sea Change, Mellow Gold, Guero, Midnite Vultures, Modern Guilt, Mutations, One Foot in the Grave, Golden Feelings, Stereopathetic Soulmanure, The Information, Banjo Story, Fresh Meat and Old Slabs, Guerolito, Stray Blues: A Collection of B-Sides, A Western Harvest Field by Moonlight, Beck, Caspar and Mollusk, Live At The Washington Olympia, January 26Th 1994 (Remastered), Colors, Hell Yes, Remix EP #1, Loser
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Male, MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Alternative, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, NME Award for Best Book, MTV Movie Award for Best Song from a Movie, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year
Movies The Fire Engine That Disappeared, Murder at the Savoy, Beck – Mannen med ikonerna, Beck – Öga för öga, Beck – Pensionat Pärlan, Beck – Monstret, Beck – Kartellen, Beck – Enslingen, Beck – Sista vittnet, Beck – Okänd avsändare, Beck – Annonsmannen, Beck – Flickan i jordkällaren, Beck – Gamen, Beck – Advokaten, Beck – I Guds namn, Beck – Den japanska shungamålningen, Beck – Det tysta skriket, Beck: The Eye of the Storm, Beck – Levande begravd, Beck – Sjukhusmorden, Beck – Invasionen, Beck – Rum 302, Beck – Familjen


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#Fact
1 (March 29, 2005) His new album "Guero" was released. It's also his first follow-up in 3 years since the 2002 album "Sea Change".
2 Daughter, Tuesday, born May 2007.
3 His song "Loser" was ranked on VH1's 100 Greatest songs of the '90s.
4 Ranked #70 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
5 Expecting baby number 2.
6 Has an album in the works. He said that this album was being produced before "Guero".
7 Six songs from "Guero" were featured on the hit teen drama The O.C. (2003).
8 On the song "E-Pro" from the album "Guero", he gave a co-writing credit to Beastie Boys, as the backing beat to the song came from the Beastie's "So What'cha Want". Although he was not required to give them a writing credit (he could have merely given the "contains a sample from" credit), he did so out of respect and friendship for that group.
9 During his childhood, he pretty much had no friends, which gave him time to discover and practice his musical talent.
10 Tom Petty covered his song "Asshole" and Johnny Cash covered his song "Rowboat".
11 Brother-in-law of Giovanni Ribisi, and Gina Ribisi.
12 Son-in-law of Gay Ribisi.
13 His father, who is Canadian-born, is the son of a Presbyterian minister, and has Scottish ancestry. His mother was from a family of hippie/beatnik artists. Beck's maternal grandfather, Alfred Earl Hansen, had Norwegian ancestry. Beck's maternal grandmother, Audrey Ostlin, was born in Newark, New Jersey, to a Swedish father, Olaf Ostlin, and an Ashkenazi Jewish mother, Sadie Rosenberg (whose family was from Poland and Russia).
14 His mother, Bibbe Hansen, was the youngest member of Andy Warhol's entourage of stars, debuting in his unreleased 1965 film "Prison" at age 13 and appearing in a handful of other Warhol films of the mid-1960's, including Restaurant (1965) with Edie Sedgwick, before being sent to reform school, where she would remain until she was 18.
15 Son, Cosimo Henri Hansen, born May 2004, with Marissa Ribisi.
16 Up until Beck did the album "Mutations," he played virtually all the instruments on almost all of the songs on his recordings. From "Mutations" on, he continued to produce and write the material, but recorded it with a band.
17 The Dust Brothers, the famous producing team who worked with Beck on "Odelay," require a writing credit on all songs they produce, but they admitted that (more so than any collaborator they've had) Beck was responsible for the sound of "Odelay" and wrote virtually all of the words and music.
18 The album "Sea Changes" was allegedly inspired by his heartbreak from the end of his relationship with longtime girlfriend Leigh Limon.
19 Expecting first child with wife, Marissa Ribisi, in May 2004.
20 This video for his song "Devil's Haircut" was modeled after the movie Midnight Cowboy (1969).
21 Won "Best Alternative Performance" Grammys for back-to-back albums: Odelay (1996) and Mutations (1998).
22 In the early '90s, Beck frequently played gigs at the Troy, a coffee shop owned by his mother and stepfather.
23 Stepson of Sean Carrillo.
24 Son of string musician David Campbell, with whom he has collaborated several times.
25 Brother of third generation fluxus artist Channing Hansen.
26 Took his mother's maiden name upon his parents' divorce.
27 Split up with his girlfriend stylish Leigh Limon after being together since 1991. [2000]
28 Grandson of Fluxus artist Al Hansen.
29 Son of Bibbe Hansen and David Campbell.
30 Award-winning singer


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glastonbury 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The Boss 2016 performer: "Blue Moon" / writer: "Blue Moon" - as David Beck Hansen
Quantico TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Vampire Diaries 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Eyes That Say I Love You 2015 Video short writer: "Eyes That Say I Love You"
Lucifer TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
My Mad Fat Diary TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2013 - 2015 writer - 6 episodes, 2013 - 2014
Aloha 2015/I performer: "Phase", "Heart Is a Drum" / writer: "Phase", "Heart Is a Drum" - as Beck Hansen
Silicon Valley 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back in Time for Dinner 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Late Late Show with James Corden TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
American Crime 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015 TV Special performer: "Heart Is a Drum" / writer: "Heart Is a Drum" - as Beck Hansen
Annie 2014 performer: "Moonquake Lake"
Hawaii Five-0 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parenthood TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
The Blacklist TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Forever 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
If I Stay 2014 performer: "Morning" / writer: "Morning"
So You Think You Can Dance TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Lucy 2014/I performer: "Back to You Instrumental Version" / writer: "Back to You Instrumental Version" - as Beck Hansen
True Blood TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2014
Mommy 2014/I performer: "Phase" / writer: "Phase" - as Beck Hansen
Bones TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Girls TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 1997 - 2014 writer - 4 episodes, 1997 - 2014
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II 2013 producer: "Hey Joe"
We're the Millers 2013 performer: "Shakey Ground" / writer: "Shakey Ground"
The Good Wife 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Short Game 2013 Documentary performer: "Black Tamborine" / writer: "Black Tamborine" - as Beck Danid Hansen
NCIS: Los Angeles TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The Brass Teapot 2012 performer: "Timebomb" / writer: "Timebomb"
Hell on Wheels TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Young Adult 2011 writer: "Where It's At" - as Beck Hansen
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2011 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Jeff, Who Lives at Home 2011 performer: "Looking For a Sign" / writer: "Looking For a Sign" - as Beck Hansen
Raising Hope 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Secret Diary of a Call Girl 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Am Number Four 2011 performer: "Curfew" / writer: "Curfew" - as Beck Hansen
Page One: Inside the New York Times 2011 Documentary performer: "Paper Tiger" / writer: "Paper Tiger" - as Beck Hansen
Love & Other Drugs 2010 performer: "Jack-Ass" / writer: "Jack-Ass" - as Beck Hansen
L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie 2010 performer: "Volcano" / writer: "Volcano" - as Beck Hansen
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation 2010 TV Short performer: "We Are Sex Bob-Omb", "Threshold" / writer: "We Are Sex Bob-Omb", "Threshold" - as Beck Hansen
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 performer: "We Are Sex Bob-Omb", "Garbage Truck", "Summertime", "Indefatigable", "Threshold", "Ramona", "No Fun" / writer: "We Are Sex Bob-Omb", "Garbage Truck", "Summertime", "Ramona", "Indefatigable", "Threshold", "No Fun", "Threshold 8-bit" - as Beck Hansen
Entourage TV Series 2 episodes, 2005 performer - 1 episode, 2010
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 performer: "Let's Get Lost" / writer: "Let's Get Lost" - as Beck Hansen
Glee TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Luther 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
90210 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Señales 2010 Short performer: "Loser" / writer: "Loser"
Repo Men 2010 performer: "Nausea" / writer: "Nausea" - as Beck Hansen
How to Make It in America TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tony Hawk: Ride 2009 Video performer: "Gamma Ray"
Numb3rs 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game "Gamma Ray"
Dollhouse 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love You, Man 2009 performer: "Soul of a Man" / writer: "Soul of a Man"
Life TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Midnight Club: Los Angeles 2008 Video Game performer: "Timebomb" / publisher: "Timebomb" / writer: "Timebomb"
Grey's Anatomy TV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2006 - 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2007
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Deadline - Jede Sekunde zählt 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friday Night Lights TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2007 writer - 2 episodes, 2006 - 2007
Gossip Girl 2007 TV Series 1 episode
Reaper TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Chuck TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
HaNefilim 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Perfect Stranger 2007 performer: "Nausea" / writer: "Nausea" - as Beck Hansen
Knocked Up 2007 performer: "Girl" / writer: "Girl" - as Beck Hansen
Full of It 2007 performer: "Go It Alone" / writer: "Go It Alone"
911 Octopus 2006 Video documentary performer: "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" - uncredited
Zwei Engel für Amor 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Lumines II 2006 Video Game performer: "Black Tambourine" / writer: "Black Tambourine"
Inland Empire 2006 performer: "Black Tambourine" / writer: "Black Tambourine"
Nacho Libre 2006 as Beck Hansen, "My Heart Is with the Children", "Tender Beasts of the Spangled Night", "10,000 Pesos", "Holy Man", "Return of the Luchador" / performer: "10,000 Pesos", "Holy Man", "There Is No Place for Me in This World" / writer: "There Is No Place for Me in This World" - as Beck Hansen
Tough Enough 2006 performer: "E-Pro", "Girl" / writer: "Girl" - as B. Hansen
Just Like Heaven 2005 performer: "Strange Invitation" / writer: "Strange Invitation"
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary performer: "Devil's Haircut" / writer: "Devil's Haircut"
Harald Schmidt TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
The Wendell Baker Story 2005 performer: "Ramshackle" / writer: "Ramshackle"
You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story 2005 Documentary "Where It's At" 1996
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Scrubs TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Green Wing 2004 TV Series performer: "Que Onda Guero" / writer: "Que Onda Guero"
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 performer: "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometimes" / producer: "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometimes"
Along Came Polly 2004 performer: "LOST CAUSE" / writer: "LOST CAUSE" - as Beck Hansen
The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003 Video performer: "Deadweight" / writer: "Deadweight"
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 writer: "Feel Good Time" - as Beck Hansen
The Soul of a Man 2003 Documentary performer: "I'm So Glad"
Holes 2003 performer: "He's a Mighty Good Leader" / writer: "He's a Mighty Good Leader"
Six Feet Under TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Adaptation. 2002 performer: "Dead Melodies" / writer: "Dead Melodies" - as Beck Hansen
Birds of Prey 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
City of Ghosts 2002 performer: "Blackhole" 1994 / writer: "Blackhole" 1994 - as Beck Hansen
Novo 2002 writer: "Sex With Strangers Sly & Robbie Dub Mix"
Bring It On TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Louder Than Bombs 2001 performer: "Chemtrails" / writer: "Chemtrails" - as Beck Hansen
Moulin Rouge! 2001 performer: "Diamond Dogs" / producer: "Diamond Dogs"
Futurama 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Heartbreakers 2001 performer: "Tropicalia" / writer: "Tropicalia" - as Beck Hansen
Gilmore Girls 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Victoria Died in 1901 and Is Still Alive Today 2001 TV Movie documentary performer: "The New Pollution" - uncredited / writer: "The New Pollution" - uncredited
Ride 2000 Documentary performer: "Pressure Zone", "Milk and Honey"
Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?' 2000 TV Movie performer: "Nicotine and Gravy"
Malcolm in the Middle TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Condo Painting 2000 Documentary performer: "Computer Girls" / producer: "Computer Girls" - as BECK HANSEN / writer: "Computer Girls" - as BECK HANSEN
Daria TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1997 - 2000 writer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2000
Homicide: The Movie 2000 TV Movie performer: "Beautiful Way" / writer: "Beautiful Way"
Gran Turismo 2 1999 Video Game performer: "Where It's At" / writer: "Where It's At" - as Beck Hansen
Roswell 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Room for Romeo Brass 1999 performer: "O Maria", "Dead Melodies" / writer: "O Maria", "Dead Melodies" - as Beck Hansen
The Rugrats Movie 1998 performer: "This World Is Something New to Me"
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary performer: "One Foot in the Grave", "Asshole" / writer: "One Foot in the Grave", "Asshole" - as Beck Hansen
Fallen 1998 performer: "Where It's At" / writer: "Where It's At" - as Beck Hansen
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 performer: "DEADWEIGHT" / producer: "DEADWEIGHT" - as Beck Hansen / writer: "DEADWEIGHT" - as Beck Hansen
SubUrbia 1996 performer: "Feather in Your Cap" / writer: "Feather in Your Cap" - as Beck Hansen
Percy tårar 1996 TV Mini-Series performer: "Where It's At" / writer: "Where It's At"
MTV Star Trax 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Larry Sanders Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
ECW Hardcore Heaven 1994 1994 Video performer: "Loser" - uncredited / writer: "Loser" - uncredited
Beavis and Butt-Head 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician 2001 Bek (as Beck Hansen)
The Rugrats Movie 1998 Newborn Baby (singing voice)
The Larry Sanders Show 1995 TV Series Beck
Population: 1 1986 as Beck Campbell
Child Abuse 1976 TV Movie Young Child (as Beck Hansen)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West 2012 Documentary
Song 1 2012 Short
Poo-chie 2006 Short
HSX/Excite Rocks the Oscars Featuring Beck 1999 TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Can't You See Me 2016 Short music completed
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 composer: original songs - uncredited
Nacho Libre 2006 songs by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Electricity 2014 special thanks
The Valentine Nightmare 2007 Short special thanks
Thumbsucker 2005 special thanks: for support - as Beck Hansen

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The American Epic Sessions 2017 Documentary Himself
Glastonbury 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live 2015 Video Himself
Hangout Music Fest 2015 TV Special Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Performer
Station to Station 2015 Himself
Conan 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Colbert Report 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Saturday Night Live 1997-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Source 2012 Himself
Victoires de la musique 2010 TV Series Himself
Exit Through the Gift Shop 2010 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Spread TV 2008 TV Series Himself
The Album Chart Show 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music 2007 Documentary Himself
Lightfield's Home Videos 2006 Video Himself
House Band 2006 TV Series Himself
MTVU Woodie Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself - Performer
My Shot With 2006 TV Series Himself
Coachella 2006 Video documentary Himself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary Himself - Interviewee
React Now: Music & Relief 2005 TV Movie Himself
The Best Hit USA 2005 TV Series Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1997-2005 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
ABC News Nightline 2005 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Harald Schmidt 2005 TV Series Himself
Girl Aka Beck Girl Music Video 2005 Video short Himself
I've Been Twelve Forever 2004 Video documentary Himself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003 Video Himself (segment "Deadweight" and "I've Been Twelve Forever")
MTV2: The Shortlist 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Rage 2003 TV Series Himself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary Himself
The Soul of a Man 2003 Documentary Himself - Featured Performer
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2000-2003 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Austin City Limits 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
MTV World Aids Day Concert 2002 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Beck: Permanent Mutations 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge' 2001 TV Short documentary Himself - Musician
T in the Park 2001 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Futurama 2001 TV Series Himself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Rock in Rio 2001 TV Series Himself - Performer
2000 ALMA Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Spankin New Beck Concert 2000 TV Special Himself - Performer
Top of the Pops 2000 TV Series Himself
Making the Video 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Brit Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself (pre-recorded footage)
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
HSX/Excite Rocks the Oscars Featuring Beck 1999 TV Movie Himself
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary Himself
Fuji Rock Festival '98 1998 TV Movie Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Farm Aid '97 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1997 TV Series Himself
TFI Friday 1997 TV Series Himself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Howard Stern 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Himself - Performer
MTV News: Year in Rock 1996 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Hi Octane 1994 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glastonbury 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2015 TV Series Himself
Michel Gondry 2: More Videos (Before and After DVD 1) 2009 Video Himself (segment "Cellphone's Dead")
The End of the World as We Knew It 2008 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Silenci? 2005 TV Series Himself
High and Dry 2005 Documentary Himself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
120 Minutes 2002 TV Series Himself
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Himself
MTV Star Trax 1996 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Album For the album "Morning Phase."
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Tom Elmhirst (engineer/mixer)
· David Greenbaum (engineer/mixer)
· Florian Lagatta (engineer/mixer)
· Robbie Nelson (engineer/mixer)
· Cassidy Turbin (engineer/mixer)
· Joe Visciano (engineer/mixer)
· Bob Ludwig (mastering engineer)
2010 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2000 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Performance For the album "Mutations."

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Song For the song "Blue Moon."
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Performance For the song "Blue Moon."
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) · Michael Cera (performed by)
· Alison Pill (performed by)
· Mark Webber (performed by)
· Brian LeBarton (performed by)
2010 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Song Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance For the song "Timebomb."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "Guero."
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Movie Song A Life Less Ordinary (1997)


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1 [describing the 'through-line' of his most recent recordings, 2014] A kind of shedding of skin or some sort of attempt to manifest in words and melody some kind of experience, some quality of observation. That's all it is really.
2 A record company is like a giant ATM machine.
3 I'm just bursting onto the scene like a pathetic, gold-plated sperm.


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