Kurtis Blow

Soundtrack | Actor | Music Department
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KNOWN FOR 
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) | Notorious (2009) | Krush Groove (1985)
AWARDS 
3 nominations More »
AKA 
Kurtis Walker Blow
BORN 
Aug 9, 1959 (age 58)

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Past Film & Video (16 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Equal Means EqualEqual Means Equal Special Thanks (as Kurtis Walker Blow)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for California DreamersCalifornia Dreamers King Kurtis  Less 2013 $5MM
  • Primary photo for Something from Nothing: The Art of RapSomething from Nothing: The Art of Rap Performer ("The Breaks"), Writer ("The Breaks")  Less 2012 $288K / —
  • Primary photo for It's Kind of a Funny StoryIt's Kind of a Funny Story Performer ("The Breaks"), Writer ("The Breaks") (as Kurt Walker)  Less 2010 $8MM $6.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Angel CamouflagedAngel Camouflaged Performer ("I'm Tired" (Angel Camouflaged Remix), "Gimme Three Steps")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for NotoriousNotorious Writer ("The Breaks") (as Kurt Walker)  Less 2009 $20MM $37MM / —
  • Primary photo for Beautiful LosersBeautiful Losers Performer ("The Blow")  Less 2008 $56K / —
  • Primary photo for Slippin': Ten Years with the BloodsSlippin': Ten Years with the Bloods Associate Producer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Kings of Hip Hop: The FoundersKings of Hip Hop: The Founders (Video) Actor  Less 2004 $200K
  • Primary photo for EmpireEmpire Writer ("Games People Play")  Less 2002 $3.5MM $18MM / —
  • Primary photo for Like MikeLike Mike Writer ("Basketball") (as Kurt Walker)  Less 2002 $30MM $51MM / $62MM
  • Primary photo for In Dark PlacesIn Dark Places Piano Player, Performer ("Let's Dance"), Writer ("Let's Dance", "I Wanna Freak You")  Less 1997 $1.3MM
  • Primary photo for Soul FoodSoul Food Performer ("The Breaks"), Writer ("The Breaks") (as Kurt Walker)  Less 1997 $7.5MM $43MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Jerky BoysThe Jerky Boys Performer ("Dial a Jam"), Writer ("Dial a Jam") (as Kurt Walker)  Less 1995 $7MM $7.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Knights of the CityKnights of the City Himself, Performer ("Kurtis Blow Rap")  Less 1986 $601K / —
  • Primary photo for Krush GrooveKrush Groove Himself, Music Supervisor, Lyrics ("If I Ruled The World"), Music ("If I Ruled The World", "Pump It Up - Let's Get Funky", "All You Can Eat", "Fat Boys"), Performer ("If I Ruled The World", "Krush Groovin'"), Writer ("Krush Groovin'") (as K. Blow)  Less 1985 $3MM $11MM / —
Past Television (17 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for AtlantaAtlanta (TV Series) Writer ("If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)") (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1
    • FUBU (May 3, 2018) Writer ("If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for This Is UsThis Is Us (TV Series) Writer ("If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Number Three (Nov 28, 2017) Writer ("If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Writer ("Basketball") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • 22 for 30 (Mar 12, 2017) Writer ("Basketball") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The GoldbergsThe Goldbergs (TV Series) Performer ("Basketball") (1 episode, 2016), Writer ("Basketball") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Dungeons and Dragons, Anyone? (Apr 6, 2016) Performer ("Basketball") (uncredited), Writer ("Basketball") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for BallersBallers (TV Series) Writer ("If I Ruled the World") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Flamingos (Aug 23, 2015) Writer ("If I Ruled the World") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Da JammiesDa Jammies (TV Series) Kurtis Flow / Momo's Security #1 (2 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015 2
    • Old School (2015) Kurtis Flow (voice)  Less
    • Cello (2015) Momo's Security #1 (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Danville 2nd Ward Young MenDanville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) Performer ("Basketball") (1 episode, 2014), Writer ("Basketball") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • High Adventure 2014 (Aug 2, 2014) Performer ("Basketball") (uncredited), Writer ("Basketball") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards22nd Annual Trumpet Awards (TV Special) Himself, Performer ("The Breaks"), Writer ("The Breaks")  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for One Hit WonderlandOne Hit Wonderland (TV Series) Writer ("If I Ruled the World") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Baby Got Back (Apr 29, 2012) Writer ("If I Ruled the World")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Benita ShowThe Benita Show (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Welcome to the 80'sWelcome to the 80's (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009), Performer ("The Breaks") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Everybody Hates ChrisEverybody Hates Chris (TV Series) Writer ("The Breaks") (2 episodes, 2005), Performer ("Basketball") (1 episode, 2005), Writer ("If I Ruled the World") (1 episode, 2007), Performer ("If I Ruled the World") (1 episode, 2007), Performer ("The Breaks") (1 episode, 2005), Performer ("Tough") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2005–2007 5
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  • Primary photo for Black in the 80sBlack in the 80s (TV Mini-series) Performer ("If I Ruled the World") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • Color in Film (Feb 1, 2005) Performer ("If I Ruled the World")  Less
  • Primary photo for Star SearchStar Search (TV Series) Writer ("Basketball") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Writer ("I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)") (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
    • Lucy Liu/Jay-Z (Dec 16, 2000) Writer ("I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)")  Less
  • Primary photo for Soul TrainSoul Train (TV Series) Guest (1 episode, 1980), Writer ("The Breaks") (1 episode, 1997), Himself (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("The Breaks") (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1980–1997 2
  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Writer ("Christmas Rappin'") (1 episode, 1980), Performer ("Christmas Rappin'") (1 episode, 1980), Himself (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980 1
    • Episode dated 3 January 1980 (Jan 3, 1980) Himself, Performer ("Christmas Rappin'"), Writer ("Christmas Rappin'")  Less
Self (33 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Groove StreetGroove Street Himself  Less 2018 $15MM
  • Primary photo for UnsungUnsung (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010–2017
  • Primary photo for G-FunkG-Funk Self  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Hip-Hop EvolutionHip-Hop Evolution (TV Mini-series) Himself (3 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Hip-Hop EvolutionHip-Hop Evolution Himself  Less 2016 CAD 2.5MM
  • Primary photo for The Power of SoulThe Power of Soul Himself  Less 2013 €850
  • Primary photo for Reach Around RadioReach Around Radio (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for 30 Years Behind the Mic: Maurice the VOICE Watts30 Years Behind the Mic: Maurice the VOICE Watts Himself  Less 2013 $25K
  • Primary photo for The Hot 10The Hot 10 (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for 2011 Soul Train Awards2011 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Way Black When: PrimetimeWay Black When: Primetime (TV Series) Himself - Performer (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ JunebugWhite Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug (Short) Himself - Hip-Hop Icon  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for VH1 Rock DocsVH1 Rock Docs (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Mo'Nique ShowThe Mo'Nique Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Welcome to the 80'sWelcome to the 80's (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Baisden After DarkBaisden After Dark (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The (White) Rapper ShowThe (White) Rapper Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Breaking the RulesBreaking the Rules Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Disco: Spinning the StoryDisco: Spinning the Story (Video) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for It's Showtime at the ApolloIt's Showtime at the Apollo (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Sex 'n' PopSex 'n' Pop (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Il segreto del giaguaroIl segreto del giaguaro Himself  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Breaking Out: The Alcatraz ConcertBreaking Out: The Alcatraz Concert Self  Less 1998 $2MM
  • Primary photo for Soul TrainSoul Train (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Rhyme & ReasonRhyme & Reason Himself  Less 1997 $1.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for The ShowThe Show Himself  Less 1995 $2.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Rapmania: The Roots of RapRapmania: The Roots of Rap (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1990 $1.8MM $2.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Square One TVSquare One TV (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for BandstandBandstand (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Sun City: Artists United Against ApartheidSun City: Artists United Against Apartheid (Video) Himself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun CityArtists United Against Apartheid: Sun City (Video) Himself (uncredited)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for New York, New YorkNew York, New York (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980
Archive Footage (4 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The EightiesThe Eighties (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Soul Power!Soul Power! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-HopAnd You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 2004 $2MM
  • Primary photo for From the Belly of the DrumFrom the Belly of the Drum (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2002
Other (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Dance Central 2Dance Central 2 (Video Game) Performer ("The Breaks")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Scarface: The World Is YoursScarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) Soundtrack ("The Breaks")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityGrand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) Soundtrack ("The Breaks") (uncredited), Writer ("The Breaks") (uncredited)  Less 2002

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