Dweezil Zappa Biography (1969-)

Original name, Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa; born September 5, 1969, in Hollywood, CA; son of Frank Zappa (a musician, recording artist, and entrepreneur) and Adelaide Gail Sloatman (in business); brother of Ahmet Zappa (a musician, actor, and composer) and Moon Zappa (an actress, singer, and artist; alsoknown as Moon Unit Zappa). Addresses: Agent: Talent Group, Inc., 6300Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90048.; Contact: P.O. Box 5265, North Hollywood, CA 91616.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Musician, composer, actor
Birth Details
September 5, 1969
Hollywood, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Simon, Pretty in Pink, Paramount, 1986
  • Stevie, The Running Man, TriStar, 1987
  • Band performer, Heartbeat, 1987
  • Himself, In a Metal Mood, 1996
  • John Kaplan, Jack Frost (also known as Frost), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jake Harlow, Normal Life, CBS, 1990
  • Voice of Ajax, Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1994-?
  • Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1998
  • Cohost, Happy Hour, USA Network, 1999-2000
  • Movies
  • Guitar player in heavy metal group, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, The Disney Channel, 1990
  • Specials
  • Sid, Anarchy TV, 1997
  • Episodic
  • "I Pray the Lord My Stove to Keep," Roseanne, 1994
  • Arli$$ (also known as Arliss), HBO, 1996
  • Cirrus Rose, "Diving In," Second Noah, ABC, 1996
  • Himself, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Hamster," The Weird Al Show, CBS, 1997
  • (With Ahmet Zappa) Guest host, Talk Soup, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • Himself, "My Best Friend's Wedding," Grosse Pointe, The WB, 2001
  • Tom Maxwell, "A Tale of Two Johnsons," Son of the Beach, USA Network, 2001
  • Also appeared on an episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Havin' a Bad Day, Barking Pumpkin, 1984
  • My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama, Chrysalis, 1988
  • Confessions, Barking Pumpkin, 1991
  • (With musical group Z; and producer) Music for Pets, 1996
  • Automatic, Favored Nations, 2001
  • Albums; Contributing Performer
  • Frank Zappa, Them or Us, Rykodisc, 1984
  • Frank Zappa, Meets the Mothers of Prevention, Rykodisc, 1985
  • Don Johnson, Heartbeat, 1986
  • Frank Zappa, Does Humor Belong in Music?, Rykodisc, 1986
  • Back to the Beach (soundtrack album), 1987
  • Winger, Winger, 1988
  • Frank Zappa, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 1, Rykodisc, 1988
  • Frank Zappa, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 2, Rykodisc, 1988
  • Frank Zappa, You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 3, Rykodisc, 1989
  • Vandals, Fear of a Punk Planet, 1991
  • Persuasions, Zappa's Universe, 1991
  • Spinal Tap, Break Like the Wind, 1992
  • (And producer) Shampoohorn, Shampoohorn, 1994
  • (And photographer) Blues Saraceno, Hairpick, 1994
  • Tim Pierce, Guitarland, 1995
  • Angelica, Angelica, 1997
  • Gumby, Gumby, 1997
  • Sam Kinison, Leader of the Banned, 1997
  • WRITINGS
  • Songs
  • Shampoohorn, Shampoohorn, 1994
  • Film Songs
  • "Two Heads Are Better Than One," Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Orion, 1989
  • Television Songs
  • Series
  • Theme song, Normal Life, CBS, 1990
  • Theme music, The Ben Stiller Show (also known as The Best Man), Fox, 1992-1993, Comedy Central, 1995
  • Specials
  • The Marc Summers' Magical Mystery Tour, Nickelodeon, 1988

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Guitar Player, November, 1993, p. 12; March, 1996, p. 27; March, 2001, p. 33

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