Lil Jon

Actor · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 62
Jonathan Smith, known professionally as Lil Jon, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and DJ based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the lead frontman of the multi-platinum selling rap group, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz and was instrumental in the emergence of the sub hip/hop genre crunk. He is credited with bringing the genre into mainstream... read more

Jonathan Smith, known professionally as Lil Jon, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and DJ based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the lead frontman of the multi-platinum selling rap group, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz and was instrumental in the emergence of the sub hip/hop genre crunk. He is credited with bringing the genre into mainstream success, producing Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles "Get Low," "Goodies," "Cyclone," "Freek-a-Leek," and "Yeah!". "Yeah!" won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance. Lil Jon is also a frequent collaborator with friend and fellow rapper Pitbull. In 2013, Lil Jon collaborated with DJ Snake and released the EDM multi-platinum hit, "Turn Down for What," that won Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song. The music video for the single, released in 2014, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, and has been viewed over 900 million times on YouTube as of October 2019. As of 2016, Lil Jon is listed as one of the Top Billboard Music Award Winners of All Time. In 2019, Lil Jon achieved his 8th #1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Chart as a songwriter on the song "My Type" by Oakland rapper Saweetie.

Birth Name

Jonathan Smith

Born

Monday, 17 January 1972

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Actor Filmography

Murder Inc Documentary Self 2022
Origins of Hip Hop Self 2022
Lil Jon Wants to Do What? Self 2022
Valiant 2019
Lights Out with David Spade Self - Super Bowl Correspondent 2019
The Hollywood Puppet Show Self 2017
Project Dad Self 2016
Wonderland Self - Performer 2016
Hollywood Medium Self 2016
The Rap Game Self 2016
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Murder Inc Documentary Self 2022
Origins of Hip Hop Self 2022
Lil Jon Wants to Do What? Self 2022
Valiant 2019
Lights Out with David Spade Self - Super Bowl Correspondent 2019
The Hollywood Puppet Show Self 2017
Project Dad Self 2016
Wonderland Self - Performer 2016
Hollywood Medium Self 2016
The Rap Game Self 2016
808 Self 2015
Backstage Diaries Self 2015
The Meredith Vieira Show Self - Panelist 2014
Bachelor in Paradise Self - Special Guest 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers Self 2014
About a Boy Self 2014
The Big Interview with Dan Rather Self 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Self - Musical Guest 2013
Teens Wanna Know Self 2012
Comedy Bang! Bang! Self 2012
Hip Hop Squares Self - Contestant 2012
The Eric Andre Show Big Jon 2012
Talking Dead Self - Guest 2011
Ridiculousness Self 2011
Bar Rescue Self 2011
The 2011 Miss USA Pageant Self - Judge 2011
Playboy's Beach House Self 2010
Conan Himself - Guest 2010
Master of the Mix Self - Guest Judge 2010
Robotomy Chief Suckerpunch, Mayor Buzzface 2010
2010 MTV Video Music Awards Self - Opening Sketch Performer 2010
Freaknik: The Musical Foreboding Old Dude 2010
Lopez Tonight Himself - Guest (as Lil' Jon) 2009
Make My Day Self 2009
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Self - Guest 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself (as Lil' Jon) 2009
Party Monsters: Cabo Self 2008
Unsung Self 2008
The Adventures of Danny & The Dingo Self 2008
The Wendy Williams Show Self - Guest (as Lil' Jon) 2008
Winter Tales Narrator: Snowman 2007
Chelsea Lately Self - Round Table, Self - Guest, Himself - Guest 2007
VIP Lounge (as Lil John) 2007
Adventures in Hollyhood Bug 2007
Identity Self - Stranger 2006
Class of 3000 Santa Claus 2006
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 Himself / Self 2006
Scary Movie 4 Gloating Driver 2006
Date Movie Self 2006
The New Show Self 2006
Criss Angel Mindfreak Self 2005
The Andy Milonakis Show Self 2005
Boss'n Up Sherriff Sundy 2005
Hell's Kitchen Self - Restaurant Patron 2005
Eminem: Live from New York City Self 2005
Rhythm City Volume One: Caught Up Self (segment "Yeah!") 2005
2004 MTV Video Music Awards Self 2004
The Soup Self - Guest 2004
Soul Plane Self (East Side Boys) 2004
Chris Rock: Never Scared Self 2004
The Drop Self 2004
The Apprentice Himself - Contestant, Himself - Contestant (as Lil John), Himself - Team Trace, Himself (archive footage), Himself (as Lil' Jon), Himself - Team John Rich (as Lil John) 2004
Like Family Himself 2003
All of Us Self 2003
Chappelle's Show Self 2003
The Bachelorette Himself 2003
American Idol Self - Musical Guest, Self - Performer (as Lil' Jon) 2002
Crank Yankers Self 2002
Player$ Himself (as Lil' Jon), Self 2002
Fashion Police Self - Guest 2002
Volcano High Jang Ryang (MTV English Dub) (voice) / Jang Ryang (MTV English Dub) 2001
MADtv Himself (as Lil' Jon), Himself 1995

Producer Filmography

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