Weird Al Yankovic is an American singer-songwriter, musician-parodist artist, record producer, satirist,
music video director, film producer, actor, and author.
Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums
and has performed more than 1,000 live shows.
Alfred Matthew Yankovic
The Weird One
October 23, 1959 (age
Downey, California, U.S.
Lynwood, California, U.S.
6' (1.83 m)
Suzanne Krajewski (m. 2001)
daughter Nina (born in 2003)
Parody, comedy, pop, polka
Singer-songwriter, musician, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, author
Vocals, accordion, keyboards, theremin
song parodies of famous songs
Top selling singles
White & Nerdy
Another One Rides The Bus
Did You Know
• He was valedictorian of his senior high school class.
• He has a a degree in architecture from California Polytechnic State University
• He became a vegan in 1992
• He got his start on Dr. Demento's radio show (a southern California and syndicated radio personality)
• Prince has refused Yankovic permission to record parodies of his songs.
1988 - The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
1989 - UHF as George Newman
1991 - The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
1994 - Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
1996 - Spy Hard
1997 - Safety Patrol
2000 - Nothing Sacred as a Customer
2002 - Desperation Boulevard
2003 - Haunted Lighthouse as a waiter
2009 - Halloween II
Weird Al Quotes
I'm still a geek on the inside, that's the important thing.
At this point I've got a bit of a track record. So people realize that when 'Weird Al' wants to go parody, it's not meant to make them look bad... it's meant to be a tribute.
I don't really look at myself as the kind of person who craves attention, but I've never been to therapy so there's probably a lot of stuff about myself that I don't know.
In a genre where most of the artists are one-hit wonders, I've been able to hang around longer than most "serious" acts. I pride myself in being a very talented leech.
I don’t remember what we said to each other exactly, but it was all very friendly. I doubt I’ll be invited to Coolio’s next
birthday party, but at least I can stop wearing that bulletproof vest to the mall.
Weird Al Awards
Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album "Mandatory Fun"
Grammy Award for Comedy Album "Poodle Hat"
Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video “Fat,”
Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording "Eat It“