Fab 5 Freddy

Actor, Director, Producer

Actor, Director, Producer


Fab 5 Freddy was born on August 31, 1959 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Frederick Brathwaite. He is an actor and director, known for Wild Style (1982), New Jack City (1991) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004).
Birth date
1959-08-31

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorShe's Gotta Have It
(TV Series) Baptiste - #HeGotItAllMixedUp (DYSLEXIA) (2017) ... Baptiste (as Fred Brathwaite AKA Fab 5 Freddy)
2017
ActorBlue Bloods
(TV Series) Atticus - Mob Rules (2016) ... Atticus
2016
ActorLuke Cage
(TV Series) Fab Five Freddy - You Know My Steez (2016) ... Fab Five Freddy (as Fab Five Freddy)
2016
ActorBarry
Rameek
2016/II
ActorRachel Getting Married
Rehearsal Dinner Guest (as Fab Five Freddy)
2008
ActorAmerican Gangster
Smalls Patron
2007
ActorLaw & Order: Criminal Intent
(TV Series) Terrence 'Fulla T' Smith - Flipped (2007) ... Terrence 'Fulla T' Smith
2007
ActorBlondie: Video Hits
(Video short) Fab 5 Freddy
2005
ActorThe Manchurian Candidate
Political Pundit
2004
ActorDowntown 81
Graffiti Artist (uncredited)
2000
ActorH.E.A.L.: Heal Yourself
(Video short) Fab 5 Freddy
1991
ActorNew Jack City
Master of Ceremonies
1991
ActorKool G Rap & DJ Polo: Erase Racism
(Video short) Fab 5 Freddy (uncredited)
1990
ActorGood to Go
Mr. Aint (as Fred Bratharaite)
1986
ActorShe's Gotta Have It
Dog #10 (as Fab Five Freddy Braithwaite)
1986
ActorDie Toten Hosen Feat. Fab 5 Freddy: Hip Hop Bommi Bop
(Video short) Fab 5 Freddy
1983
ActorWild Style
'Phade' (as Frederick Braithwaite)
1982
ActorBlondie: Rapture
(Video short) Fab 5 Freddy
1981
RoleTitleYear
DirectorGang Starr Feat. J. Cole: Family and Loyalty
(Video short)
2019
DirectorGrass is Greener
(Documentary)
2019
DirectorNas: Video Anthology Vol. 1
(Video) (video "One Love")
2004
DirectorDana Dane: Record Jock
(Video short) (directed by)
1995
DirectorIni Kamoze: Listen Me Tic
(Video short)
1995
DirectorMurder Was the Case: The Movie
(Video short) (video "What's My Name?")
1995
DirectorSnoop Doggy Dogg: Who Am I? (What's My Name?)
(Video short)
1993
DirectorShabba Ranks: Naked and Ready
(Video)
1992
DirectorShabba Ranks: Mr. Loverman
(Video short)
1992
DirectorH.E.A.L.: Heal Yourself
(Video short) (co-director)
1991
DirectorKool G Rap & DJ Polo: Erase Racism
(Video short)
1990
DirectorQueen Latifah feat. Monie Love: Ladies First
(Video short) (directed by)
1989
DirectorEPMD: Strictly Business
(Video short) (directed by)
1988
DirectorStetsasonic: Talkin' All That Jazz
(Video short) (directed by)
1988
DirectorBoogie Down Productions: My Philosophy
(Video short) (directed by)
1988
RoleTitleYear
Producer6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors
(TV Special) (co-executive producer)
2009
Producer5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors
(TV Special) (co-executive producer)
2008
Producer4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
(TV Special) (co-executive producer)
2007
Producer3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
(TV Special) (co-executive producer)
2006
Producer2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
(TV Special) (consulting producer)
2005
ProducerHip-Hop Honors
(TV Special) (consulting producer)
2004
ProducerNew Jack City
(associate producer)
1991
ProducerWild Style
(associate producer - as Fred Braithwaite)
1982
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackThe Deuce
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - They Can Never Go Home (2019) ... (writer: "Fantastic Freaks at the Dixie")
2019
SoundtrackiZombie
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Death Moves Pretty Fast (2019) ... (writer: "Double Trouble at the Amphitheater")
2019
SoundtrackRoxanne Roxanne
(performer: "Change the Beat") / (writer: "Change the Beat" - as Fred Braithwaite)
2017
SoundtrackWild Style
(performer: "Down By Law") / (writer: "South Bronx Subway Rap", "Military Cut (Scratch Mix)", "M.C. Battle", "Fantastic Freaks at the Dixie", "Subway Theme", "Cold Crush Bros. At the Dixie", "Cuckoo Clocking", "Double Trouble at the Amphitheatre", "The Chief Rocker Busy Bee, D.J. A.J. At the Amphitheatre", "Gangbusters Scratch Mix", "Rammellzee and Shock Dell at the Amphitheatre", "Down By Law", "Fantastic Freaks at the Amphitheatre")
1982
RoleTitleYear
WriterWild Style
(original concept - as Fred Braithwaite)
1982
RoleTitleYear
ComposerWild Style1982
RoleTitleYear
Music departmentWild Style
(musical director - as Fred Braithwaite)
1982
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewAmerican Gangster
(production consultant)
2007
RoleTitleYear
ThanksDowntown 81
(thanks)
2000
ThanksFight the Power Live
(Video) (special thanks - as Fab Five Freddy)
1989
ThanksWild Style
(special thanks - as Fab Five Freddy)
1982
RoleTitleYear
SelfKeith Haring: Street Art Boy
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2020
SelfAll the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997)
(Documentary) Self
2020
SelfHip Hop: The Songs That Shook America
(TV Series documentary) Self - Ladies First: 1989 (2019) ... Self
2019
SelfToure Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Fab 5 Freddy-I Love You Mary Jane (2019) ... Self - Guest
2019
SelfEazy E & Venice Locals (A Historic Day in the Brotherhood of Hip Hop and Skateboarding)
(Documentary short) Self
2019
SelfBiography: I Want My MTV
(Documentary) Self
2019
SelfContact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
(Short) Self
2019
SelfAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
(TV Series documentary) Self - Lower East Side (2018) ... Self
2018
SelfDebbie Harry: Atomic Blondie
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2018
SelfIcon Award Gala Honoring Queen Latifah
(TV Special) Self
2017
SelfBasquiat: Rage to Riches
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2017
SelfWho Shot Biggie & Tupac?
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2017
SelfBoom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
(Documentary) Self
2017
SelfUnsung Hollywood
(TV Series documentary) Self - Ice-T (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfThe Defiant Ones
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Part 3 (2017) ... Self - Part 2 (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfHip-Hop Evolution
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Underground to the Mainstream (2016) ... Self - The Foundation (2016) ... Self
2016
SelfGeneration X
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Hip-Hop Pioneer & Visual Artist - The Power of Disruption (2016) ... Self - Hip-Hop Pioneer & Visual Artist
2016
SelfHustlers Convention
(Documentary) Self
2015
SelfRetro 30
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 12 April 2015 (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfThe Tanning of America
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Host, Yo! MTV Raps - Fight the Power (2014) ... Self - Host, Yo! MTV Raps - Word Is Born (2014) ... Self - Host, Yo! MTV Raps
2014
SelfNB90's
(TV Mini-Series) Self - Narrator - Volume 5 (2013) ... Self - Narrator - Volume 4 (2013) ... Self - Narrator - Volume 3 (2013) ... Self - Narrator - Volume 2 (2013) ... Self - Narrator - Volume 1 (2013) ... Self - Narrator
2013
SelfSupermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
(Documentary) Self (as Fab Five Freddy)
2013
SelfJamel Shabazz Street Photographer
(Documentary) Self
2013
SelfPicasso Baby: A Performance Art Film
(TV Short documentary) Self - Hip Hop Pioneer (as Fab Five Freddy)
2013
SelfNB80's
(TV Mini-Series) Self - Narrator - Volume 5 (2012) ... Self - Narrator - Volume 4 (2012) ... Self - Narrator - Volume 3 (2012) ... Self - Narrator - Volume 2 (2011) ... Self - Narrator - Volume 1 (2011) ... Self - Narrator
2011-2012
Self40 Greatest Yo! MTV Raps Moments
(TV Movie) Self - Host
2012
SelfGray: Live at the New Museum
(Documentary)
2011
SelfOutside In: The Story of Art in the Streets
(Documentary short) Self - Artist
2011
SelfArt in the Streets
(TV Series documentary) Self
2011
SelfBlank City
(Documentary)
2010
SelfVH1 Rock Docs
(TV Series) Self - Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfJean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
(Documentary) Self
2010
SelfDowntown Calling
(Documentary) Self
2009
SelfBurning Down the House: The Story of CBGB
(Documentary) Self
2009
SelfThe Universe of Keith Haring
(Documentary) Self (as Fred Brathwaite aka Fab 5 Freddy)
2008
SelfMalcolm's Echo: The Legacy of Malcolm X
(Documentary) Self
2008/I
SelfThe Heart of Hip Hop with Fab 5 Freddy
(TV Series) Self
2007
Self4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
(TV Special) Self - Honoree
2007
SelfAli Rap
(TV Movie) Self
2006
Self3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
(TV Special) Self
2006
SelfBET's Top 25 Countdown
(TV Series) Self - Filmmaker - Moments in Black History (2006) ... Self - Filmmaker
2006
SelfVH1 Goes Inside
(TV Series documentary) Self - Yo! MTV Raps (2006) ... Self
2006
Self2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
(TV Special) Self
2005
SelfNew Jack City: A Hip Hop Classic
(Video documentary short) Self
2005
SelfTV Party
(Video documentary)
2005
SelfThe Manchurian Candidate: Political Pundits
(Video short) Self
2004
SelfHip-Hop Honors
(TV Special) Self
2004
SelfAnd You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Back in the Day (2004) ... Self
2004
SelfThe Freshest Kids
(Video documentary)
2002
SelfBlondie: Greatest Video Hits
(Video) Self (segment "Rapture")
2002
SelfA Tribe Called Quest: The Video Anthology
(Video) Self (segment "Scenario")
2002
SelfVH1 Presents the 80's
(TV Mini-Series) Self - Hip Hop/R&B (2001) ... Self
2001
SelfMTV 20: Live & Almost Legal
(TV Special documentary) Self
2001
SelfTotal Request Live
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 11 March 1999 (1999) ... Self
1999
SelfThe 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards
(TV Special) Self
1995
Self1994 MTV Video Music Awards
(TV Special) Self
1994
SelfFreaks, Nerds & Weirdos
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1994
SelfWho's the Man?
Self
1993
SelfJuice
Self (as Fab 5 Freddie)
1992
SelfHuman Education Against Lies
(Video short) Self - Co-Director
1991
SelfOvercoming Self-Destruction
(Video) Self
1990
SelfRapmania: The Roots of Rap
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Co-Host
1990
Self1990 MTV Video Music Awards
(TV Special) Self
1990
SelfArt/New York
(TV Series documentary) Self (segment "Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1960-1988") - Programs No. 30 & 30A: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Parts I and II (1989) ... Self (segment "Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1960-1988") (as Freddie Brathwaite)
1989
Self1989 MTV Video Music Awards
(TV Special) Self
1989
SelfYo! MTV Raps
(TV Series) Host (weekend edition) (1988-1995)
1988
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe '80s Greatest
(TV Series documentary) - The Culture Clash (2018)
2018
Archive footageThe Nineties
(TV Series documentary) Self - Yo! MTV News - Isn't It Ironic (2017) ... Self - Yo! MTV News
2017
Archive footageCan't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story
(Documentary) Self - Interviewer
2017
Archive footageNas: Time Is Illmatic
(Documentary) Self
2014
Archive footageClass of '80 Debbie Harry
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2004
Archive footageTupac: Resurrection
(Documentary) Self
2003