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Fred Schneider

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Arguably the largest party band from the later-’70s punk/fresh wave era was the B-52’s, which featured a complete of three singers: bouffant wig-wearing frontwoman Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson, along with the just-as-quirky Fred Schneider. Blessed on July 1, 1951, in Newark, NJ, Schneider transferred to Athens, GA, to wait college in the first ’70s — initial studying animals conservation, after that journalism, before eventually dropping out. The near future bandmembers (Schneider, Pierson, Wilson and her sibling/guitarist Rick, and drummer Keith Strickland) all fulfilled one another through the neighborhood picture, with Schneider once explaining their initial conference via “road dances.” The brand new group produced in past due 1976, and after playing many parties within their hometown, the group started playing such NEW YORK night clubs as CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas Town frequently. As the band’s audio contained certain substances from the back-to-basics punk rock and roll movement, that they had developed an immediately identifiable and extremely original design by combining in components of trashy ’60s B-movies and dance/browse music. The quintet was authorized to Warner Bros. by the finish from the 10 years and obtained two sizeable strikes right from the start: 1979’s self-titled debut and 1980’s Crazy World, both certifiable rock and roll classics. The music group endured rocky instances for a lot of the decade’s remainder (tragically, Rick Wilson passed away from Supports 1985, while such albums as Whammy! and Jumping From the Satellites didn’t continue the band’s industrial earning streak), but regained their composure using the strike 1989 comeback recording Cosmic Thing, which spawned such big-time strike singles as “Like Shack” and “Roam.” The group’s 6th full-length release adopted three years later on, Good Stuff, because the music group ultimately made a decision to concentrate entirely on concert events (they’ve yet release a another recording). Furthermore to his B-52’s responsibilities, Schneider has made an appearance in several films, including 1994’s The Flintstones, and provided the tone of voice of a new baby baby in 1998’s The Rugrats Film. The ’90s also noticed the discharge of two non-B-52’s albums for Schneider — 1991’s Fred Schneider & the Tremble Culture and 1996’s remarkably uncooked and rocking Simply Fred — while he also discovered enough time to visitor on recordings by others (RuPaul, Chicks on Speed, etc.).

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth July 1, 1951
Profession Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Voice Actor
Education Cornell University, Stony Brook University
Nationality American
Awards IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award
Music Songs Love Shack, Rock Lobster, Roam, Planet Claire, Private Idaho, Give Me Back My Man, Legal Tender, Dance This Mess Around, The Flintstones, Deadbeat Club, Dirty Back Road, Channel Z, Girl From Ipanema Goes to Greenland, This World Is Something New To Me, Song for a Future Generation, Hero Worship, 52 Girls, Party Out of Bounds, Summer of Love, Good Stuff, Glove Slap, 53 Miles West of Venus, Is That You Mo-Dean?, Debbie, Whammy Kiss, Funplex, Mesopotamia, The Bedrock Twitch, There’s a Moon in the Sky, Dancing Now, Summer in Hell, Tell It Like It T-I-Is
Albums The B-52’s, Bouncing off the Satellites, Fred Schneider and the Shake Society, Just Fred, Cosmic Thing, Seul à seuls, Voyage, The Vertical Mind, Batbaby, Kess Kiss Bass ?
Movies The B-52's Time Capsule: Videos for a Future Generation 1979–1998, The Rugrats Movie, Godass


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kim's Convenience 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Britain's Got Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Muppets. 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Seriesly 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Man Up 2015/I writer: "Love Shack" - as Frederick Schneider
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series music - 1 episode
Glee 2012-2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Strictly Come Dancing 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Looking TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
American Dad! 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Home & Family 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Welcome to the Basement 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mein, Lover, sein Vater und ich 2013 TV Movie writer: "Love Shack" - uncredited
Unfinished Song 2012 writer: "Love Shack"
A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise 2012 writer: "Rock Lobster"
Rust and Bone 2012 writer: "Love Shack"
Showboaters 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cougar Town 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Paul 2011 as Frederick Schneider, "PLANET CLAIRE"
The X Factor 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 writer: "Planet Claire"
Being Erica 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ugly Betty 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Album 2008 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Otis 2008 writer: "52 Girls"
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie 2008 writer: "Rock Monster"
Good Luck Chuck 2007 writer: "Love Shack" - as Frederick Schneider
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Knocked Up 2007 writer: "Rock Lobster"
Rock Band 2007 Video Game writer: "Roam"
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pepper Dennis 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar Rocks! 2006 Video Game writer: "Love Shack"
Taiko: Drum Master 2005 Video Game writer: "Love Shack" - as Frederick Schneider
Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 2004 Video Game "Love Shack"
Min f.d. familj TV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2004 music - 1 episode, 2004
Cathouse 2: Back in the Saddle 2003 TV Movie documentary writer: "Love Shack"
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 writer: "Planet Claire"
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
When in Rome 2002/I Video writer: "Roam"
Less Than Perfect 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wie die Karnickel 2002 writer: "Love Shack"
Queer as Folk 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
CKY 3 2001 Video writer: "Rock Lobster"
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase 2001 Video performer: "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" - as Fred
Roswell 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Men 1999 writer: "Planet Claire" - as Frederick W. Schneider
The Rugrats Movie 1998 performer: "This World Is Something New to Me"
The Wedding Singer 1998 writer: "Private Idaho"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1991-1997 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
First Kid 1996 writer: "Love Shack" - as Frederick W. Schneider
It's My Party 1996 writer: "Party Out Of Bounds"
D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 writer: "GOOD STUFF"
Rising Sun 1993 writer: "LOVE SHACK" - as Frederick Schneider
Ma saison préférée 1993 writer: "52 Girls" - as F. Schneider
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me 1992 lyrics: "Monster" / performer: "Monster"
The Cutting Edge 1992 writer: "Love Shack" - as Frederick Schneider
Frankie and Johnny 1991 writer: "LOVE SHACK" - as Frederick Schneider
Ferris Bueller 1990 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Full House 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Side Out 1990 writer: "BUSHFIRE", "ROAM' - as Frederick Schneider
Growing Pains 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
21 Jump Street 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lobster Man from Mars 1989 writer: "Rock Lobster" - as F. Schneider
Earth Girls Are Easy 1988 writer: "COSMIC THING" - as Fred Schneider III
Demented Top 20 Video Countdown 1988 TV Movie lyrics: "Monster" / performer: "Monster"
Ibigay mo sa akin ang bukas 1987 writer: "Rock Lobster"
Hand in Hand 1985 writer: "Give Me Back My Man"
One-Trick Pony 1980 writer: "Rock Lobster"
Roadie 1980 writer: "Dance This Mess Around"
La bande du Rex 1980 writer: "The B-52s", "6060-842"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Groovenians 2002 TV Short composer: theme music
Rocko's Modern Life 1995-1996 TV Series vocal - 12 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Each Time I Kill 2007 Tom Saunders
Godass 2000 Roland
The Rugrats Movie 1998 Newborn Baby (singing voice)
Desert Blue 1998 KBLU Radio DJ (voice)
Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1996 TV Series Danny Dazzleduff
The Flintstones 1994 BC-52's
Hangfire 1991 Attorney Allen
A Matter of Degrees 1990 Moonboy

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
V.I.P. 2000 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dare to Be Different 2017 Documentary post-production Himself - B-52's - singer / songwriter
B-52s: With the Wild Crowd! - Live in Athens 2012 TV Movie Himself
Biography 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The 7PM Project 2009 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2008 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008 TV Series Himself
Best of the Jammys, Volume Two 2007 Video Themselves
100 Greatest Songs of the '80s 2006 TV Series Himself
The L Word 2006 TV Series Himself - The B-52's
TV Party 2005 Video documentary
Trekkies 2 2004 Documentary Himself
Essential Music Videos: Hits of the '80s 2003 Video short Himself (segment "Love Shack")
The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' 2002 Documentary Himself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bravo Profiles 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
V.I.P. 2000 TV Series Himself
The Simpsons 1999 TV Series Himself
VH1's Karaoke Cabaret 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
The B-52's Time Capsule: Videos for a Future Generation 79-98 1998 Video Himself (as The B-52's)
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1997 TV Series Himself
RuPaul's Christmas Ball 1993 TV Special Himself
Hangin' w/MTV 1992 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1990 TV Series Himself
Funny 1988 Documentary Himself
One-Trick Pony 1980 Himself (as The B-52s)
Saturday Night Live 1980 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s 2014 TV Movie Himself (as B-52s)
Hit So Hard 2011 Documentary Himself
Athens, Ga. - Inside/Out 1987 Documentary Himself - The B-52's (uncredited)

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