The Filmography


Al's been in many different TV shows and movies. Wayyyyy too many for me to list here. I'm gonna cover the big ones, the ones that are really notable and important. If you want to know about every single thing Al's been in, I'd reccommend checking out his IMDb. I'll be providing free streaming links (I cant bring myself to shill subscription services to y'all...) to these titles where applicable, but do remember Al's stance on piracy... seriously guys... er. I'll leave it all up to your own discretion, but keep it in mind.

AL TV (1984-2006)

Al's big break came from his videos being aired on MTV. With him being a staple on the channel, MTV decided to give him some air time as a guest Veejay in 1984. Set up to look like Al had hijacked the MTV signal and taken over via piracy, AL TV featured a series of gags, goofs, parodies, and satire, as well as introduced many classic Al gags and characters (like Harvey The Wonder Hamster!). AL TV is also the program where most of Al's fake interviews come from. Over the next 20 years, he'd be brought back at various intervals to promote his new albums and show everyone in the country the videos HE wanted to see. Al was also brought on to do a similar program, Al Music, on Much Music, the Canadian equivalent of MTV.

The Compleat Al (1985)

Al's first feature-length endevor was a made-for-tv mockumentary called The Compleat Al. A parody of the Beatles documentary of the same naming conventions, The Compleat Beatles, this mockumentary also served as a way for fans at home to own home copies of all of Al's music videos at the time. This movie introduced a few gags that would go on to be reoccuring throught Al's entire career, such as the nasal decongestant factory and the concept of edible underwear.

The Compleat Al is availible to stream for FREE on Tubi, Pluto Tv, and Amazon Video!

The Naked Gun (1988)

Ok, I'll admit it. Al's only in this movie for about ten seconds. But this is notable. You see, Al was still a bachelor at the time this movie came out, and his favorite thing to do during it's stint in the theaters was to take his dates to see it without telling them he had a cameo appearance and look for their reactions. He'd even go as far as wear the same shirt he wore for the scene. Al also cameos in every sequel!

Currently, The Naked Gun isn't availible to stream anywhere for free. It's only on lousy subscription services. I'd use other means, personally.

UHF (1989)

Al's second feature-length project, UHF, was a full fledged motion picture (which he co-wrote!), which means it got a theater release! Unfortunately, it was released the same summer as Ghostbusters II, Batman, and Lethal Weapon 2, so it went relatively unnoticed until it was released on video and gained a cult following. The movie follows the life of George Newman (played by Al himself), a man with no direction in life and an overactive imagination that always gets him into trouble. When he's tasked with managing a small local TV station, he never expects for his strange TV show ideas to make it's popularity blow up overnight! This movie is jam packed with fun gags and incredibly notable talent (like Fran Drescher)!

UHF is availible to stream for FREE on Pluto TV, Tubi, and The Roku Channel!

The Weird Al Show (1997-1998)

The Weird Al Show was something Al had been trying to make for over a decade before it started airing. The show was made for younger kids and it aired on Saturday mornings on CBS. It followed the misadventures of a fictional version of Al who lived in a cave with his best friend Harvey the Wonder Hamster. While the show itself is pretty good, Al had a lot of issues with CBS (they heavily censored the show and expected Al to do WAY more than he was equipped to do, as he was already writing for, producing, and starring in the show) and the show was ultimately cancelled after one season. There's a lot I could say about this show (mostly that AL DESERVED BETTER!) but I wont, because it would take up most of the page. If you'd like to learn more about The Weird Al Show, check out its unofficial home page!

The Weird Al Show is currently streaming for FREE on the Shout Factory website, Pluto TV, Youtube, Tubi, The Roku Channel, and Crackle!

Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007-2010)

Awesome Show is a surrealist sketch comedy show inspired by 90s local television, starring the titular Tim Heidecker and Eric Wereheim. You may know it from this sketch. I cannot reccommend it more. Weird Al appears several times in this show, mostly as the character Uncle Muscles, who, according to the Tim and Eric wiki, is "a man who has no bounds". Learn more about Awesome Show and other Tim and Eric projects on their official website!

A few episodes of Awesome Show are availible for free on the Adult Swim website, but not all of them. I'd reccommend using other means to watch this show.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010-2019)

Do I really have to summarize this show to you? This is, without a doubt, one of Al's most widely known voice acting roles. Al guest starred in two episodes of MLP:FIM as the character Cheese Sandwich, who is more or less just Al as a pony. His ponysona, one might say. Cheese Sandwich is a successful and popular party planning, accordion weilding pony who famously marries one of the main characters, Pinkie Pie, at the end of the series. Al has made plenty of normal and serious statements about this, obviously.

MLP:FIM is unfortunately unavailable to stream for free anywhere. It's all behind paywalls.

Bojack Horseman (2014-2020)

Al guest stars in Bojack Horseman as Captain Peanutbutter, brother of TV star Mr. Peanutbutter. This role stands out in his acting credits, as its an unusually serious one (Yeah, the gig where Al voiced a talking golden retriever is his most serious one). (WIP)

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022)

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is Al's latest film project. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Al, it's a parody biopic that satirizes the genre of overdramatic, overproduced, and exaggerated biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody. It tells a highly fictional version of Al's life. One where he dates Madonna, kills Pablo Escobar, and dies. All things that I'm at least 70% sure never happened in real life. In this movie (which he co-wrote and produced), Al plays an uptight record producer who has NO faith in Weird Al's vision. This movie was originally a Funny or Die short starring Aaron Paul!

Weird is currently streaming for free on The Roku Channel!