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Beck

Mostly Credited As: Beck
Sometimes Credited As: Beck Hansen

Birth Name: Bek David Campbell
Date Of Birth: July 08, 1970 (Age 44)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Beck


Bek David Campbell was born on July 8, 1970 in Los Angeles, California. His father, David Campbell, is a musician, and his mother, Bibbe Hansen, is a visual artist. While he is a second-generation Scientologist, his maternal great-grandmother was Jewish and his grandfather was a Presbyterian minister so he was exposed to many different spiritual beliefs. When his parents separated, Beck and his brother remained in Los Angeles with his mother, and he took her last name, Hansen. In L.A. he was influenced the diverse styles of music there. Beck dropped out of high school in tenth grade, and began to educate himself through travel. He lived in New York City for a short time and absorbed even more musical influences there, while performing on the streets. When he finally returned to Los Angeles, flat broke, he worked at various dead-end jobs while developing his own original music.

Beck performed whenever he could in Los Angeles, everyplace from the streets to punk clubs to coffee houses. He finally broke onto radio with the hit song "Loser", which led to his signing with Geffen Records. In 1994, he released the album Mellow Gold, and went on a worldwide tour. The next year he had a spot on the 1995 Lollapalooza tour. In 1996 he released the album Odelay, and its hit single, "Where It's At." The song got heavy airplay, and the video went into rotation on MTV. Beck put out three more albums – Mutations, and Midnite Vultures, and Sea Change. In 2004 he released Guero, and in 2006, The Information.

Beck’s musical style is a fusion of 90s alternative, pop, junkyard, country, hip-hop, folk, blues, and psychedelia. Pinning down one definition for his music is impossible.

Beck married actress Marissa Ribisi in April 2004. Their son, Cosimo Henri Hansen, was also born in 2004, and they had their second child in April of 2007.

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Beck 10x135: (Jul/28/2014) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Don Rickles, Emily Deschanel, Beck 12x125: (Apr/22/2014) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Joe Rogan, Beck 03x168: (Dec/02/2005) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Jennifer Love Hewitt, Cheryl Hines, Beck 11x127: (Apr/01/2014) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Shailene Woodley, Artie Lange, Beck 01x18: (Mar/12/2014) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Jim Parsons/Beck 39x14: (Mar/01/2014) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Hugh Laurie/Beck 32x04: (Oct/28/2006) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Tom Brady/Beck 30x17: (Apr/16/2005) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Jennifer Garner/Beck 28x15: (Feb/15/2003) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Neil Young 01x145: (Jan/22/2010) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Steve Carell, Joel Levinson, Gym Class Heroes 17x37: (Nov/12/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Hayden Christensen, Tracy Ullman, Beck 13x149: (May/06/2005) As Himself 
  Jerry Seinfeld, Alison Lohman, Beck 11x78: (Oct/10/2002) As Himself 
  Darrell Hammond, Brittany Snow, Beck 11x67: (Sep/25/2002) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Bill Murray, Beck 16x23: (Oct/09/2008) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Borat, Tiki Barber, Beck 14x36: (Oct/30/2006) As Himself 
  Show #2434 13x21: (Oct/03/2005) As Himself 
  Steven Seagal, Brittany Starr, Beck 05x02: (Sep/02/1997) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Penélope Cruz, Boy George, Lennox Lewis, Beck 08x01: (Mar/18/2005) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Carson Daly, Chris Elliot, Beck 10x79: (Feb/19/2003) As Himself 
  Ted Danson, Steven Schirripa, Beck 10x25: (Oct/29/2002) As Himself 

Futurama (1999) 
  Bendin' in the Wind 03x13: (Apr/22/2001) Voiced  Himself 

TFI Friday (1996) 
  Ben Elton, Delia Smith, Beck, Kula Shaker, Sneaker Pimps 02x23: (Feb/28/1997) As Himself 
Featured Songs

Beavis and Butt-Head Songs:
Beavis and Butt-head's Island + "Pay No Mind" 
Chuck Songs:
Chuck Versus the Intersect + Cellphone's Dead 
Daria Songs:
Is It College Yet? + Nicotine and Gravy 
Partner's Complaint + Sexx Laws 
That Was Then, This is Dumb + Novacane 
Arts 'n' Crass + Dead Weight (A Life Less Ordinary) 
The Teachings of Don Jake + Pay No Mind 
Malled + New Pollution 
College Bored + Where It's At 
Friday Night Lights Songs:
Pilot + Debra 
Reaper Songs:
Pilot + Devil's Haircut 
The O.C. Songs:
The Mallpisode + E-Pro
+ Girl
+ Missing
+ Que Onda Guero
+ Scarecrow
+ True Love Will Find You In The End 
Entourage Songs:
Blue Balls Lagoon + Que Onda Guero 
The Boys are Back in Town + E-Pro 
Grey's Anatomy Songs:
Dream a Little Dream of Me (1) + Youthless 
Desire + Nausea 
Wishin' and Hopin' + Elevator Music 
Where the Boys Are + Think I'm in Love 
Life (US) Songs:
What They Saw + Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime 
Joan of Arcadia Songs:
Only Connect + Guess I'm Doin' Fine 
No Bad Guy + It's All In You Mind 
Alias Songs:
The Getaway + Guess I'm Doing Fine 
The Indicator + The Golden Age 
The Colbert Report Songs:
Beck + Heart is A Drum 
Doctor Who Confidential Songs:
Mickey Smith: From Zero To Hero + Loser 
Verbotene Liebe Songs:
Episode #3113 + Loser 
Scrubs Songs:
My New Game + Lost Cause 
John Doe Songs:
Idaho + Lost Cause 
100 Höjdare!!! Songs:
Världens skönaste land - Avsnitt 5 + Lost Cause 
Gilmore Girls Songs:
The Breakup (2) + Where It's At 
Rory's Dance + Mixed Bizness 
Nurse Jackie Songs:
Disneyland Sucks + Nausea 
Roswell Songs:
Missing + Novacance 
Sinchronicity Songs:
Episode 6 + Ramshackle 
Six Feet Under Songs:
You Never Know + The Golden Age 
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Songs:
Burn Out + The Information 
Gossip Girl Songs:
The Handmaiden's Tale + Time Bomb 
Ed Songs:
Pilot + Tropicalia 
Boston Legal Songs:
Spring Fever + Where It's At 
Futurama Songs:
Bendin' in the Wind + Where It's At 
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Trivia

Was a high school drop-out.

Is a Scientologist.

Is married to actress Marissa Ribisi.

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