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Dweezil Zappa

Highest Rated:   80% Pretty in Pink (1986)
Lowest Rated:   20% Jack Frost (1998)
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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
20% 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
63% The Running Man
  • Stevie
1987
80% Pretty in Pink
  • Simon
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Performer
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • 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

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