"Weird Al" Yankovic

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"Weird Al" Yankovic
Birth name Alfred Matthew Yankovic
Born October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, California, USA
Sometimes credited as Al Yankovic
Years Active 1976-present

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Biography

"Weird Al" Yankovic is best known for his music, which is humor based and many times parodies of popular songs. He has appeared on TV multiple times, with his own kid's show (The Weird Al Show), hosting his own specials (Al-TV, Al Music), appearing as a guest on talk shows, and guest starring in many shows. He recorded his first song, "My Bologna" (a parody of the Knack's "My Sharona" in a restroom of USC in Los Angeles. In 1980 it was played on the Dr. Demento radio show where it became an instant hit. His second hit, "Another One Rides The Bus," a parody of Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust," was recorded in Dr. Demento's studio during one of his radio shows.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Weird Al Show Various 1997 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Amazing Stories The Cabbage Man 2x21 - Miss Stardust April 10, 1987
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Himself 1x18 - The Human Grace February 17, 1991
The Drew Carey Show Himself 4x04 - Drew Between the Rock and a Hard Place October 14, 1998
V.I.P. Himself 3x22 - Val's Big Bang May 19, 2001
The Simpsons Himself 14x17 - Three Gays of the Condo April 13, 2003
The Simpsons Himself 19x11 - That 90's Show January 27, 2008
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Cheese Sandwich 4x12 - Pinkie Pride February 1, 2014

Awards and Accolades

Grammy Awards

  • Won: Best Comedy Album (2004, 2015)