Pop/Rock, Novelty, Comedy Rock, Song Parody, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Comedy
Silly, Quirky, Cynical/Sarcastic, Whimsical, Acerbic, Witty, Playful, Gleeful, Fun, Humorous, Irreverent
Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (YANG-kə-vik; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, film/record producer, satirist, and author. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts, and polka medleys of several popular songs, featuring his favored instrument, the accordion.
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Full Name at Birth
Alfred Matthew Yankovic
Downey, California, USA
Film Actor, Music Producer, Comedian, Songwriter, Singer
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Brown - Dark
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Parody, Comedy, Polka
Vocals, Accordion, Keyboards, Theremin
Rock 'n Roll Records, Capitol, Placebo, TK, Scotti Brothers, Volcano, RCA
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz
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Father: Nick Louis Yankovic (b. 4-Jun-1917, m. 1950, d. 9-Apr-2004 accidental monoxide poisoning)
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Vivalda (b. 7-Feb-1923, m. 1950, d. 9-Apr-2004 accidental monoxide poisoning)
Wife: Suzanne Krajewski (m. 10-Feb-2001)
Daughter: Nina Yankovic (b. 11-Feb-2003)
Girlfriend: Victoria Jackson (dated 1990)
Alfred Matthew Yankovic was born on October 23, 1959, in the Los Angeles suburb of Lynwood. He first took up the accordion when a salesman came around to solicit business for a music school. His parents, Mary (Vivalda) and Nick Yankovic, decided on the accordion because of polka king Frankie Yankovic (no relation). As a child and young teen, Al watched a lot of television, which gave him much inspiration for his later work. He also became a fan of such musician/comedians as Allan Sherman and Spike Jones. He became especially acquainted with these musicians through the radio show of Barry Hansen, aka "Dr. Demento", which would later become a great source of publicity for his talents. After an extraordinary career at Lynwood High School, where Al graduated as valedictorian, he attended the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo to study architecture, a field he is said to have chosen because it was listed first in the catalog (although he has said that he really chose it on the advice of a guidance counselor). It was at Cal Poly that Al had a radio show and earned the nickname "Weird Al". Although he had sent tapes to Dr. Demento in the past, it was at Cal Poly where he recorded his first real published piece, a parody of the popular "My Sharona" by The Knack, called "My Bologna". After the astounding success of that song, forever to be known as the "bathroom recording" as it was recorded in the acoustically perfect mens' room, Al began his phenomenal career, which has spanned twelve albums, numerous compilations, a box set, movies, videos and edible underwear. He has also done a great deal to advance the cause of accordion-wielding weirdos, for which we can all be thankful.
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Lynwood High School, Lynwood, CA
California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo for Architecture
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Imaginary Entertainment, Jay Levey, Celebrity Talent International, Grabow Entertainment Agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
TV commercial for Diet Coke (1984), TV commercials for MTV (1998), TV Commercial for Radio Shack (2014)
Long curly hair
Brown - Dark
twitter.com/alyankovic, www.youtube.com/user/alyankovic, www.facebook.com/weirdal, www.biography.com/people/weird-al-yankovic-248657, www.instagram.com/alfredyankovic/?hl=en, www.wmeclients.com/music/pacs/WEIRD-AL-YANKOVIC, www.nndb.com/people/684/000022618/
Rock 'n Roll
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