Biography

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Diamond was born in New York City to an upper-middle-class Jewish household. He attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York for six months. In 1979, Diamond co-founded the band The Young Aborigines. In 1981, Adam Yauch, aka MCA, a friend and follower of the band became their bass player, and on the suggestion of their then-guitar player, John Berry, the band changed their name to the Beastie Boys. By 1983,Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) joined, and their sound began to shift away from punk to hip-hop. In 1992, Mike D founded the Beastie Boys' now-defunct record label Grand Royal Records. He is also interested in interior decoration, and designed Brooklyn-themed toile wallpaper; it was used in the renovation of the Marquee nightclub in Chelsea, which reopened in January 2013. A year after the passing of MCA in 2012, Mike D told Rolling Stone he was "excited about making new stuff again" and released "Humberto Vs the New Reactionaries (Christine and the Queens Remix)" in July 2013. A remix of Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band's "Bad Dancer" by Mike D and Adam Horovitz was streamed online in August 2013. The pair is credited with “additional beats, programming and other curve balls.”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Diamond was born in New York City to an upper-middle-class Jewish household. He attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York for six months. In 1979, Diamond co-founded the band The Young Aborigines. In 1981, Adam Yauch, aka MCA, a friend and follower of the band became their bass player, and on the suggestion of their then-guitar player, John Berry, the band changed their name to the Beastie Boys. By 1983,Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) joined, and their sound began to shift away from punk to hip-hop. In 1992, Mike D founded the Beastie Boys' now-defunct record label Grand Royal Records. He is also interested in interior decoration, and designed Brooklyn-themed toile wallpaper; it was used in the renovation of the Marquee nightclub in Chelsea, which reopened in January 2013. A year after the passing of MCA in 2012, Mike D told Rolling Stone he was "excited about making new stuff again" and released "Humberto Vs the New Reactionaries (Christine and the Queens Remix)" in July 2013. A remix of Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band's "Bad Dancer" by Mike D and Adam Horovitz was streamed online in August 2013. The pair is credited with “additional beats, programming and other curve balls.”

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 26

Birthday 1965-11-20

Place of Birth Brooklyn - New York - USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Mike D
  • Alasondro Alegré
  • Mike Diamond

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Still Ill: 25 Years of 'Ill Communication' as Himself
2013 Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records as Himself
2013 Downloaded as Himself
2012 Ben Lee: Catch My Disease as Himself
2012 Bad Brains: A Band in DC as Himself
2011 Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest as Himself
2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited as Cop 2
2010 Rappin' With The Rickster
2007 Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome as Himself
2006 30 Rock (1 episode)
2006 Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! as Himself
2005 Beastie Boys Solid Gold Hits as Himself / Alasondro Alegre
2004 Beastie Boys 'Horseplay' as Himself
2004 Beastie Boys $2 Bill as Himself (as Mike D)
2004 Beastie Boys - Live at Melkweg; Amsterdam as Himself
2003 The Work of Director Spike Jonze as Himself
2002 Keep Your Eyes Open as Officer Diamond
2000 Beastie Boys: Video Anthology as Himself / Alasondro Alegre
1999 Futurama (2 episodes)
1998 Beastie|ography as Himself
1997 Beastie Boys: Sabotage as The Chief (as Alasondro Alegré)
1994 Ciao L.A. as Asasondro Alegré
1994 The Legend of Dolemite! Bigger & Badder as Himself
1988 Tougher Than Leather as himself
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Himself - Musical Guest

Sound

2010 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Music
2005 Beastie Boys Solid Gold Hits Music
2000 Beastie Boys: Video Anthology Music

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