will.i.am

will.i.am

Highest Rated: 72% Rio (2011)

Lowest Rated: 14% Arthur and the Invisibles 2: Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)

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
48% 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 Age of A.I.
2019
Guest Producer 2020
2019
67% Songland
2019
Guest 2019
68% The Rookie
2018
Himself 2019
No Score Yet The Voice
2011
Appearing 2019
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
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
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 Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Panelist 2008
55% Cane
2007
Himself 2007
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Performer 2007
96% Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
Three Card Monte Guy God 2005
No Score Yet Planet of the Apps
2017
Producer

QUOTES FROM will.i.am CHARACTERS

Blu says: We are going to the Amazon...yay!

Pedro says: Like, the website?

John Wraith says: [Motioning to Remy LeBeau] There's our dude. [Sees him shuffle cards and toss them in a stylish way] That's cool! [To Logan] I'll go cover the back in case he rabbits.

Logan/Wolverine says: I'm not gonna fight with him!

John Wraith says: [Sarcastically] Yeah, right...

Logan/Wolverine says: What? I get in fights with everybody?

John Wraith says: Don't dogs kill cats?

Logan/Wolverine says: [Chuckles] Just go cover the back, will ya?

Logan/Wolverine says: Is there even a stretcher big enough to take this guy outta here?

John Wraith says: [Rings the bell, Fred knocks Logan on the pole] [To Logan, smirking] It ain't him I'm worried about getting outta here on a stretcher.

Logan/Wolverine says: [In pain, smirking] You're an asshole!

Fred Dukes says: Come on, Logan!

John Wraith says: [Rings bell again, to Logan] Whup his ass!

Logan/Wolverine says: [To Fred] You want it? [Cracks him in the belly with no effect]

John Wraith says: Dance with him, Fred!

Fred Dukes says: [To Logan] You wanna dance, brother? [Logan punches him in the gut again] Oh, that feels good. [Logan repeatedly cracks him in the belly] Hey, guess what? [Clotheslines Logan]

John Wraith says: [To Logan, smirking] Oh, so you gonna talk now? You got him right where you want him!

Logan/Wolverine says: [On the ground, wincing] Whose side are you on, anyway?

John Wraith says: [To Logan, in his office] Whatever you do, DON'T mention his weight. [Later, in the boxing arena] Come on, Fred! You wanna get in shape, you gotta move, man! [To Logan] I told him he gotta move! He--

Logan/Wolverine says: [Sees Fred's sparring partner flying at them, ducks] Whoa! [Stares at Fred, whispers to John] Fred Dukes? That looks like the creature that ATE Fred Dukes!

John Wraith says: [Whispering] Hey, be nice, man.

Logan/Wolverine says: Hey, fat--Fred, um... [Jokingly remarks about Fred's stretched out tattoo on his arm] I seem to remember that girl when she was about 85 pounds, huh?

Fred Dukes says: [Looks at arm, sarcastically] Oh, that's funny. You're still so funny, Logan.

Logan/Wolverine says: You know where Victor is?

Fred Dukes says: ...No idea.

Logan/Wolverine says: What's the island, "Slim"?

Logan/Wolverine says: What's the island, 'Slim'?

Fred Dukes says: [Walks away, upset] ...Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Logan.

Logan/Wolverine says: Listen, I ain't leaving here until you tell me where victor is, now, c'mon, Bub, for old times' sake, huh?

Fred Dukes says: [Turns around, angry] ...Did you just call me... Blob...?

Logan/Wolverine says: ...No, but--[Dukes yells and charges Logan, sending him flying out of the ring]

John Wraith says: I told you not to mention his weight. Now why'd you call him "Blob"?

Logan/Wolverine says: [On the ground, in pain, angry] I didn't call him "Blob"! I said "Bub"!

Logan/Wolverine says: [On the ground, in pain, angry] I didn't call him "Blob"! I said 'Bub'!

Pedro says: Hey! Get back here! Ain't nobody messin' with a friend of Pedro! That ain't happenin'! It's on!

Nico says: It's on? Did you see the talons on that guy?!

Pedro says: Talons? Maybe it's on... next time. Mommy!!

Pedro says: Talons? Maybe it's on... next time. Mommy!

Nico says: Help! Help!

Pedro says: I now how to set the mood....check it out. Get it get it get it get it get it get it girl, g-g-g-g-g get it girl! Take it take it to the floor, show her show her how you roll! Drop it drop it drop it low, drop it low drop drop it low!!

Pedro says: I now how to set the mood... check it out. Get it get it get it get it get it get it girl, g-g-g-g-g get it girl! Take it take it to the floor, show her show her how you roll! Drop it drop it drop it low, drop it low drop drop it low!

Raphael says: What kind of mood is that?!

Pedro says: This cockatoo was ugly! But anyway, that's not the point.

Pedro says: I ain't your princess,leave me alone.

Pedro says: I ain't your princess, leave me alone.

Pedro says: You've got some pigeon doo-doo on your nose...

Blu says: Oh, this? No, it's just FPS 3000.

Blu says: And you know what, I hate samba!

Nico says: *cries*

Nico says: [cries]

Pedro says: Hey, that's a little too far.

Nico says: Make the mean bird take it back!

Nico says: and he was like you coming with me!

Nico says: He was like, you coming with me!?

Pedro says: and i she was like i aint your pricess leave me alone "pow" "pow"

Pedro says: And she was like, I aint your pricess leave me alone. 'Pow'.

Pedro says: And she was like, I'm not your princess. Leave me alone. 'Pow'.

Pedro says: I saw this big cockatoo!

Nico says: With huge ninja talons! And he was like "You're coming with me, little princess!"

Pedro says: And Jewel was all "Woosh, Woosh, I a'int yo' princess leave me alone!"

Pedro says: Pedro: Than I saw this huge cockatoo Nico: Yeah Yeah! With big ninja talent! And he was like," You coming with me you little princess" Pedro: And Jewels was like whaacha,"I'm not your little princess, so leave me alone" Nigel: whahahahahaha Jewel: Let go of me! (To Nigel)

Pedro says: Then I saw this huge cockatoo

Nico says: Yeah Yeah! With big ninja talent! And he was like, "You coming with me you little princess"

Pedro says: And Jewels was like whaacha, "I'm not your little princess, so leave me alone"

Nigel says: whahahahahaha

Jewel says: Let go of me! (To Nigel)

Pedro says: Pedro: You need to puff out that chest out huh!Swing that tail! Eyes narrow! Like a bird's of prey rrrha! You know what I'm saying? You need to be some kind of love hawk rurrha!

Pedro says: You need to puff out that chest out huh! Swing that tail! Eyes narrow! Like a bird's of prey rrrha! You know what I'm saying? You need to be some kind of love hawk rurrha!