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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 December 1948Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameTheodore Anthony Nugent
Nicknames The Detroit Madman
The Motor City Mad Man
The Nuge
Uncle Ted
Height 5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ted Nugent was born on December 13, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Theodore Anthony Nugent. He has been married to Shemane Deziel since January 21, 1989. They have one child. He was previously married to Sandra Ann Jezowski.

Spouse (2)

Shemane Deziel (21 January 1989 - present) (1 child)
Sandra Ann Jezowski (30 January 1971 - 29 August 1979) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (6)

Rock n' Roll Ponytail
Gibson Guitars
Performing shirtless
Outspoken and unabashed about His Beliefs
Soul Patch
Cowboy Hat

Trivia (69)

Lead guitarist with the Amboy Dukes.
First wife killed, 1982, in a car accident while driving drunk.
He is a rock singer with the band Damn Yankees.
Had threats made on the lives of his children from radical environmentalists because he hunts.
Started a hunting group, 'Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America'.
Member of the National Rifle Association.
Has recorded 29 albums which have sold over 30 million copies.
Has four children, Starr, Sasha, Rocco, and Toby.
Founder of Sunrize Safari booking, guiding, outfitting adventures.
President: Ted Nugent United Sportsman of America, Founder: Ted Nugent Kamp For Kids, Ted Nugent Bowhunting School
Editor/Publisher of Ted Nugent ADVENTURE OUTDOORS magazine
Creator and Producer of Award winning Ted Nugents Spirit of the Wild PBS video series, raising in excess of $3,000,000 for PBS affilliates nationwide.
Began bowhunting in 1953 and guitar in 1956.
Recorded 31 albums 1967-2001.
#1 grossing tour act; 1977, 1978, and 1979.
Formed Damn Yankees (Ted Nugent, Tommy Shaw (STYX), Jack Blades (Night Ranger) and Micheal Cartellone) in 1989; sold 5 million albums.
Performing professionally since 1958, non-stop yearly touring since 1967, averaging more than 300 shows per year '67-73, 200 per year '74-80, 150 '81-89, 127 concerts in 1990, 162 concerts in 1991, 150 concerts in 1993, 180 in 1994, 166 in 1995, 81 in 1996, Summer Blitz in '97-98, Rock Never Stops '99, #1 tour in the world KISS 2K.
Host of the #1 rated Ted Nugent Morning Show, WWBR, Detroit.
Creator and Host of the Ted Nugent Commando radio show for 10 years, Detroit, Michigan.
Creator of the Nugent Blade Broadhead by Magnus Archery, Ted Nugent BloodBrother Bow, and signature line of hunting gear.
Honored on the floor of the U.S. senate, 1994.
Named Father of the year, at children's school.
Named Michigan Conservationist of the Year 1999.
Very outspoken against the use of drugs and alcohol throughout most of his career, although he admitted in a 1977 High Times interview to have taken a line of Crystal Meth.
Recipient of numerous commendations from state police, sheriff departments, FBI, DEA, U.S. Army, and police agencies nationwide.
Outspoken pro-hunting media crusade, conducting 5-10 prime media every week, impacting millions everyday.
Agressive campaign on lecture circut promoting idividualism through outdoor sports and conservation to the youth of America.
Created highly successful tele-conferencing program to school systems across the country.
Appointed to Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association, 1995-
Spokesman for the National Field Archers Association, Mothers Agaist Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.), Students Against Drunk Driving (S.A.D.D.), Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) law enforcement program.
Official rock n' roll, hunting, conservation representative for the 'Rush Limbaugh' EIB Radio and Television Network.
Guest speaker at International Law Enforcement Convention by invitation of FBI William Webster, Ed Meese and President Ronald Reagan.
Appointed to the Michigan Year of the Family Council by Governer John Engler.
Named Man of the Year by Michigan Recreation and Parks Association.
Keynote Speaker for Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Confrence, Anchorage, Alaska, 1995.
Named Archery Commissioner by Governer John Engler for the Great Lakes State Games.
Michigan's Hunting and Fishing Heritage Task Force.
Appointee, Michigan State Park Foundation.
Board of Directors, Lyme Alliance.
Michigan County Sherrif Deputy 1978- present.
Nominee, Humgun Hunters Hall of Fame.
Nominee, Outstanding American Hanguner Award.
Inducted into the Native American Strongheart Society by the Lakota, Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapahoe Tribes.
Keynote speaker for 1995 Governers Symposium on North American Hunt Herritage, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Certified Hunter Saftey instructor and International Bowhunter Education Foundation instructor.
Honered in the Congressional Record by Congressman Jim Barcia, 1993.
Huron School District Student Youth Counselor.
Professional Staff Advisor for Browning Arms, GameTracker, Mossy Oak, LaCrosse.
Rock n' Rolls approximately 6 months per year, hunts 6 months per year.
Regular columnist and contributor to more than 32 publications.
Life Member Of: National Rifle Association (NRA), Michigan Bow Hunter, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Second Amendmant Foundation, Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners of California, Director Law Enforcement Alliance of America, New York City Benevolent Policemen's Association, National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, North American Hunting Club (NAHC), Michigan United Conservation Club, Michigan Big Game Hunters Club, Hangun Hunters International, Michigan Sheriff's Assocciation, National Trappers Association, National Legislative Fund of America, Mississippi Bowhunters, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Spokesman, Outdoors Writes Association of America, Coalition of Michigans Hunters, National Field Archers Association (NFAA), Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, Director Canadian Outdoor Harritage Alliance (COHA), Putting People FIrst, South Dakota Archery Association, Maryland Bowhunters Society, Arizona Bowhunters Society, United Bowhunters of Connecticut, Massachusetts Bowhunting Association, Untied Bowhuners of Pennsyvania, Ohio Society of Traditional Archers (OSTA), South Carolina Bowhunters, and Vice President: American Shooting Sports Council, Director: Michigan Bowhunting Confrence.
Graduated from St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Once offered to build a football stadium for St. Viator High School, however, the school administration turned down his offer due to his political views.
Attempted to buy the background-music company Muzak so he could shut it down; his offer was rejected.
Plays a Gibson Byrdland guitar that was designed by famous guitarist Hank Garland and Billy Byrd.
In the That '70s Show (1998) episode, "Backstage Pass," he is playing a Gibson Byrdland designed by legendary Nashville guitarists Hank Garland and Billy Byrd.
Is a staunch supporter of the U.S. Republican party.
Grew up in the NW Detroit section called Rosedale Park. He attended Cooke School (K-8). He briefly attended Redford High School before his family moved to Ilinois circa 1964. His first band was in Detroit (The Lourds).
Several times, he has expressed a desire to run for governor of Michigan.
His father was of Irish and German descent. His maternal grandparents were Swedish.
Resides in Crawford, Texas.
He is one of a small number of individuals to have achieved US 'one-hit wonder' success twice, scoring a Top 40 hit with two different acts: "Journey to the Center of the Mind" with the Amboy Dukes, and "Cat Scratch Fever" as a solo performer.
Of the seven albums he released between 1975 and 1980, five of them were certified Platinum or better.
Actor Kurt Russell was best man at his wedding to Shemane Deziel.
His guitar solo in "Stranglehold" was recorded in one take.
Release of his book, "God, Guns & Rock 'n' Roll".
Release of his cookbook, "Kill It & Grill It: A Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish" by Ted and Shemane Nugent.
Release of his book, "Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto".
Inducted into the Bowhunters Hall of Fame in 2006.

Personal Quotes (11)

You've got to kill it, before you grill it
Basically, I'm just an erector set looking for some volts.
(on Muzak) "It's an evil force in today's society, causing people to lapse into uncontrollable fits of blandness. It's been responsible for ruining some of the best minds of our generation."
Our failure has been not to Nagasaki them. (On Iraq)
I visited Saddam Hussein's master war room. It was a glorious moment. It looked like something out of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). I saw his gold toilet. I shit in his bidet.
They're only interested in three things: the best place to eat, having sex and how quickly they can run away. Much like the French. (On deer)
I say that I want the rape victim to shoot the rapist. All good people want rape to stop.
My confidence level is insane. If there is one thing I am, it's always right. I consider myself a true liberal. I am armed in order to stop good people being destroyed by bad people. Liberalism is assisting quality of life, whatever you may choose. I think that homosexuality is wrong. I think that people who drink, smoke and take drugs are doing wrong. But I'll tell you how I judge people. The people that ran up those burning towers on September 11 were my heroes. And among those warriors who ran back to save their fellow human beings, you know what there were? Homosexuals. Smokers. Drinkers. People I wouldn't agree with on numerous conduct levels. I judge people on this: are they in the asset column, or the liability column?
I think you should ride the line between fatigue and chaos. The chaos keeps the energy level and spontaneity maximized, while fatigue is just over the edge, and you should try to avoid it.
I don't pay to have my dirty work done for me. I do it myself.
[on Wayne LaPierre of the National Rife Association] In the embarrassing culture war of politically correct denial that runs amok today, there is an American warrior, a common man who who represents common sense and self-evident truth, and he is Wayne LaPierre. On behalf of the millions of Americans who still believe in God-given, constitutionally guaranteed individual rights, Wayne stands firm against the insidious tsunami of dangerous anticonstitutional furor that would further infringe on our sacred Second Amendment. Wayne is a sledgehammer for truth, logic and freedom. He is cut from the same cloth as our forefathers who stood on the Concord bridge and risked all to give birth to a truly free, independent America. Wayne's voice is the modern shot heard round the world.

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