will.i.am

Highest Rated: 72% Rio (2011)
Birthday: Mar 15, 1975
Birthplace: Inglewood, California
Though his resumé exhibits strong ties to cinema, performer will.i.am sustained his most enduring reputation as a music star, more specifically as one of the lead musicians and the producer of the pop-rap dance ensemble Black Eyed Peas. Born William Adams in March 1975, the native Angelino first delved into music amid the breakdancing craze of the mid- to late '80s and adopted the stage name will.i.am by cleverly punctuating his prename. He met musician apl.de.ap (Allan Pineda Lindo) in high school; the two forged an enduring friendship and a strong creative bond that guided them through the formation of the Tribal Nation breakdancing crew, the two-man music act Atban Klann, and -- eventually -- Black Eyed Peas. The latter initially caught fire thanks to the enthusiasm of the late rapper Eazy-E, who signed the ensemble to his Ruthless Records label and produced one of its earliest albums just before his death. The outfit endured a rocky start thanks to E's passing and Ruthless' uncertainty about how to handle the ensemble, but the Peas eventually attained enormous popularity thanks to the addition of MC Taboo and will.i.am's ingenious production efforts.In time, will.i.am broke off on his own as a solo act; he also moved into films, initially by composing the score to the 2007 drama Freedom Writers. He continued to do soundtrack work and landed an acting assignment voicing the character of Moto Moto in the 2008 animated comedy Madagascar 2, then signed for the role of John Wraith in the mega-budgeted 2009 sequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet East LA Interchange Actor 2015
47% Rio 2 Pedro $113.7M 2014
No Score Yet Rio 2 Sing-Along Actor 2014
53% Justin Bieber's Believe Actor $2.7M 2013
No Score Yet The Electric Daisy Carnival Event Actor 2011
72% Rio Pedro $143.7M 2011
66% Date Night Himself $98.8M 2010
No Score Yet Bouncing Cats Actor 2010
14% Arthur and the Invisibles 2: Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Snow 2009
37% X-Men Origins - Wolverine John Wraith $179.8M 2009
No Score Yet Poliwood Actor 2009
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Moto Moto $180M 2008
No Score Yet Brasilintime: Batucada com Discos Actor 2007

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Performer Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet 20/20
1978-2018
Performer
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Performer Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Performer
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Performer
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet The X Factor
2011-2014
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet A Day in the Life
2011-2012
Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
Panelist
  • 2011
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Performer
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Panelist
  • 2008
No Score Yet Cane
2007
Himself
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Performer
  • 2007
100% Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
Three Card Monte Guy God
  • 2005

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