- First band was the Young and the Useless, which played hardcore punk.
- Joined the Beastie Boys in 1983, and the group soon turned from its punk beginnings to rap.
- Made his big-screen debut in 1985, playing himself in Krush Groove; went on to act in A Kiss Before Dying (1991) and Roadside Prophets (1992).
- In the early '90s, co-founded the Grand Royal record label, through which the Beasties released their third album, Check Your Head (1992).
- Known as Ad-Rock or King Ad-Rock in his work with the Beasties.
- Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beastie Boys) in 2012.
- 2007, Grammy — Best Pop Instrumental Album: Winner
- 1998, Grammy — Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Winner
- 1998, Grammy — Best Alternative Music Performance: Winner
- Ione Skye — Ex-wife
- Rachael Horovitz — Sister
- Matthew Horovitz — Brother
- Kathleen Hanna — Wife
- Doris Keefe — Mother
- Israel Horovitz — Father
- Hannah Horovitz — Half Sister
- Oliver Horovitz — Half Brother
- Gillian Adams — Stepmother