Kirk Hammett


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Hammett was born in San Francisco, California on November 18, 1962, to Teofila (Oyao) and Dennis L. Hammett, a merchant seaman. He learned guitar at age 15 and joined Metallica to replace Dave Mustaine in 1982. He has won several Grammys with Metallica and participated in their class action law suit against Napster. His father had Irish, English, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Spawn Soundtrack
(1997)
Old School Soundtrack
(2003)
The Big Short Soundtrack
(2015)
Biker Boyz Soundtrack
(2003)

Filmography

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 2018 Ghost - Dance Macabre (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2017 Metallica: Now That We're Dead - Version 2 (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Am I Savage? (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Halo on Fire (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Lords of Summer (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: ManUNkind (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Now That We're Dead (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Dream No More (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Moth Into Flame (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Atlas, Rise! (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Hardwired (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Billions (TV Series)
Metallica
- Short Squeeze (2016) ... Metallica
 2013 Metallica: Master of Puppets (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2013 Tallica Parking Lot (Short) (voice)
 2013 Howard Stern on Demand (TV Series)
 2011 Lou Reed & Metallica: The View (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2006-2010 Metalocalypse (TV Series)
Charles' Assistant Klokateer / Rehab Doctor / Barkeep / ...
- Doublebookedklok (2010) ... Charles' Assistant Klokateer (voice)
- Rehabklok (2010) ... Rehab Doctor (voice)
- Fertilityklok (2010) ... (voice)
- Dethtroll (2006) ... Barkeep (voice)
- Birthdayface (2006) ... Queen of Denmark (voice)
 2009 Metallica: Broken, Beat & Scarred (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2008 Metallica: The Day That Never Comes (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Kirk Hammett
- The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer (2006) ... Kirk Hammett (voice, as Metallica)
 2004 Metallica: The Unnamed Feeling (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2003 Metallica: Frantic (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2003 Metallica: St. Anger (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 2000 Metallica: I Disappear (Video short)
Kirk Hammett (uncredited)
 1999 Metallica: No Leaf Clover (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1999 Metallica: Die, Die My Darling (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1999 Metallica: Whiskey in the Jar (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1998 Metallica: The Unforgiven II (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1998 Metallica: Turn the Page (Video short)
Kirk Hammett (uncredited)
 1998 Metallica: Fuel (Video short)
Kirk Hammett (uncredited)
 1997 Metallica: The Memory Remains (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1996 Metallica: King Nothing (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1996 Metallica: Hero of the Day (Video short)
Kirk Hammett (as Metallica)
 1996 Metallica: Until It Sleeps (Video short)
Kirk Hammett (uncredited)
 1993 Metallica: Fade to Black (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1992 Metallica: Sad But True (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1992 Metallica: Wherever I May Roam (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1992 Metallica: Nothing Else Matters (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1991 Metallica: The Unforgiven (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1991 Metallica: Enter Sandman (Video short)
Kirk Hammett (uncredited)
 1990 Primus: John the Fisherman (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1989 Metallica: One (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1987 Metallica: For Whom the Bell Tolls (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
 1986 Metallica: Master of Puppets (Video short)
Kirk Hammett
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Load (album, 1996) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »


Alternate Names:

Kirk Lee Hammett | Metallica

Height:

5' 7¼" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

Lani Gruttadauro  (2 children) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

There was a lot of anguish after Cliff died, and basically Jason was the punching bag. We vented so much on him, and it wasn't really fair. [on how Metallica coped with the transition from bassist Cliff Burton to Jason Newsted] See more »

Trivia:

In November 6, 1998 he suffered from appendicitis when Metallica was on tour in England. He went to a London hospital, recovered, and couple of weeks later flew back to San Francisco. See more »

Trademark:

Heavy guitar solos See more »

Nickname:

Kirk Hampster See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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