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

Jungle Cruise Soundtrack
(2021)
Spawn Soundtrack
(1997)
Game Over, Man! Soundtrack
(2018)
Old School Soundtrack
(2003)

Filmography

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 2022 Metal Lords
Kirk Hammett
 2018 Ghost - Dance Macabre (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2017 Metallica: Now That We're Dead - Version 2 (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Am I Savage? (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Halo on Fire (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Lords of Summer (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: ManUNkind (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Now That We're Dead (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Dream No More (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Moth Into Flame (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Atlas, Rise! (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Metallica: Hardwired (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2016 Billions (TV Series)
Metallica
- Short Squeeze (2016) ... Metallica
 2013 Metallica: Master of Puppets (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2013 Tallica Parking Lot (Short) (voice)
 2013 Howard Stern on Demand (TV Series)
 2011 Lou Reed & Metallica: The View (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2006-2010 Metalocalypse (TV Series)
Charles' Assistant Klokateer / Rehab Doctor / Dick / ...
- Doublebookedklok (2010) ... Charles' Assistant Klokateer (voice)
- Rehabklok (2010) ... Rehab Doctor (voice)
- Fertilityklok (2010) ... Dick (voice)
- Dethtroll (2006) ... Barkeep (voice)
- Birthdayface (2006) ... Queen of Denmark (voice)
 2009 Metallica: Broken, Beat & Scarred (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2008 Metallica: The Day That Never Comes (Music Video)
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 (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2003 Metallica: Frantic (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2003 Metallica: St. Anger (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 2000 Metallica: I Disappear (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett (uncredited)
 1999 Metallica: No Leaf Clover (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1999 Metallica: Die, Die My Darling (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1999 Metallica: Whiskey in the Jar (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1998 Metallica: The Unforgiven II (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1998 Metallica: Turn the Page (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett (uncredited)
 1998 Metallica: Fuel (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett (uncredited)
 1997 Metallica: The Memory Remains (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1996 Metallica: King Nothing (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1996 Metallica: Hero of the Day (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett (as Metallica)
 1996 Metallica: Until It Sleeps (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett (uncredited)
 1993 Metallica: Fade to Black (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1992 Metallica: Sad But True (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1992 Metallica: Wherever I May Roam (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1992 Metallica: Nothing Else Matters (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1991 Metallica: The Unforgiven (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1991 Metallica: Enter Sandman (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett (uncredited)
 1990 Primus: John the Fisherman (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1989 Metallica: One (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1987 Metallica: For Whom the Bell Tolls (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
 1986 Metallica: Master of Puppets (Music Video)
Kirk Hammett
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Other Works:

Metallica (album, 1991) 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:

We were very, very frightened. I had to sit down and take stock of my life and see if I had a life outside the band, because I was questioning if there was even a future for Metallica. That was a scary thought; when you've been in a band for as long as we have, you take for granted that it's always going to be there. [recalling the uncertainty of Metallica's future, after Jason Newsted left the ... See more »

Trivia:

Previous band before Metallica was the trash metal band Exodus. See more »

Trademark:

Collection of guitars with classic horror and Universal Monsters artwork See more »

Nickname:

The Ripper See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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