Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Zappa

  • Highest Rated: 79% Pretty in Pink (1986)
  • Lowest Rated: 19% Jack Frost (1998)
  • Birthday: Sep 5, 1969
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • With a father like the legendary Frank Zappa, one might assume that it may be difficult to gain recognition for your own independent accomplishments outside of the larger-than-life legendary status built in the family name. Not so for guitarist virtuoso/actor Dweezil Zappa. After winning a Grammy at the age of 18 and topping the charts in 1988 with the humorously rebellious "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama," the younger Zappa found popularity not only in the music scene, but in movies and television as well.Born September 5, 1969, in Hollywood, CA, Dweezil took to the guitar from an early age. With teachers like his father, Eddie Van Halen, and Steve Vai, Dweezil quickly gained musical footing and mastered the instrument. Occasionally playing on his father's recordings and with sibling Ahmet, it wasn't long before Dweezil opted for a solo career and released his first album, Havin' a Bad Day, in 1986. Following with My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama two years later, Dweezil proved that his talents on the guitar were no fluke and scored a big hit with the title single. Dweezil's musical talents would later be employed with his brother, Ahmet, as they formed Z and released their debut album, Shampoohorn, in 1994. Aside from their musical partnership, Dweezil and Ahmet got big laughs with numerous talk show appearances and eventually filtered their unique and wacky chemistry into a USA Networkvariety show called Happy Hour in 1999. With it's no-holds-barred, anything-goes format and a pension for inviting wild guests, it wasn't unusual to see such luminaries as Danny Bonaduce drop his pants and do a table dance. Often spotted in small roles and cameos, Dweezil may also be a familiar face to moviegoers and TV addicts with his roles in Pretty in Pink (1986) and Jack Frost, as well as his voice work on Duckman and appearances on Hollywood Squares. Pitching in as a composer for the theme of The Ben Stiller Show, among others, Dweezil's love for music never trailed too far behind his movie and television appearances. Frequently seen in the company of singer Lisa Loeb, Dweezil released Automatic, his first album in nearly a decade, in 2000.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

60% Hearing Is Believing Actor 2017
No Score Yet Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily Actor 2013
No Score Yet Fully Loaded Eric 2012
No Score Yet Zappa Plays Zappa Actor 2008
No Score Yet Frank Zappa - Zappa Plays Zappa Actor 2008
No Score Yet Anarchy TV Sid 2000
No Score Yet Behind the Seams Siro 1999
19% Jack Frost John Kaplan 1998
No Score Yet Zappa's Universe Actor 1993
No Score Yet Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Special Guest Appearance 1990
65% The Running Man Stevie 1987
79% Pretty in Pink Simon 1986

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Performer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Performer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Chopped
2009
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2011
No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
Joe
  • 2001
47% Grosse Pointe
2000-2001
Dweezil Zappa
  • 2001
No Score Yet Son of the Beach
2000-2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Chris Isaak Show
2001-2004
Himself
  • 2001
80% The Weird Al Show
1997
  • 1997
93% Duckman
1994-1997
Voice
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
20% Normal Life
1990
Jake Harlow

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