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James Hetfield (I)


His parents were divorced, and at a young age, he lost his mother to cancer. He grew up hunting, playing guitar, and was an ordinary quiet kid. Lars Ulrich put out an ad in 1981 in a newspaper asking somebody to jam out and listen to rock music with him and he replied. Lars and James hooked up, and started the band, Metallica. See full bio »

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 2018 Loud Hard Magical - The Sound of Finland (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Sad But True")
 2018 Ready or Not (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (writer: "Battery" - uncredited)
 2018 Game Over, Man! (writer: "Fuel")
 2018 Granada Reports (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 14 March 2018: Nightly Bulletin (2018) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
- 14 March 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
 2017 Sad Hill Unearthed (Documentary) (writer: "Creeping Death")
 2017 Stranger Things (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer (2017) ... (writer: "The Four Horsemen")
 2017 Only the Brave (writer: "Jump in the Fire")
 2005-2017 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Lost and Found (2017) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
- Phantom Traveler (2005) ... (writer: "Some Kind of Monster")
 2017 The Song of Sway Lake (writer: "Battery")
 2014-2017 The Leftovers (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Certified (2017) ... (writer: "Wherever I May Roam")
- The Prodigal Son Returns (2014) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters" - uncredited)
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (2017) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
 2017 Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Acoustic 4 a Cure (2017) ... (performer: "Piece Of My Heart/The Joker")
 2017 The 59th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Moth into Flame")
 2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Jude Law/Sterling K. Brown/Macklemore feat. Ariana DeBoo (2016) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman")
- Margot Robbie/Vice President Joe Biden/Metallica (2016) ... (writer: "Moth into Flame")
 2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- "One Tin Soldier" by Coven (2016) ... (writer: "One")
 2016 The Voice Thailand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions, Week 3 (2016) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 2016 Pinheads (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Charlie Is Pregnant (2016) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse (writer: "Four Horsemen")
 2016 Life & Death (Short) (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 2016 Billions (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Deal (2016) ... (writer: "Master of Puppets" - uncredited)
- Short Squeeze (2016) ... (writer: "Harvester of Sorrow", "Master of Puppets" - uncredited)
 2016 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Smith (2016) ... (writer: "Master of Puppets", "All Nightmare Long")
 2016 Hair I Go Again (Documentary) (writer: "American Hair Band")
 2015 Daddy's Home (writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls")
 2015 The Big Short (writer: "Master of Puppets", "Eye of the Beholder")
 2013-2015 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 23 September 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "Master Of Puppets")
- Episode dated 23 September 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 2015 The Devil's Candy (performer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls") / (writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls")
 2015 Sangue del mio sangue (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 2015 Wrestle Donst Wrestle (Documentary short) (writer: "For Whom the Bells Tolls")
 2014 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cillian Murphy/Jennifer Carpenter/Metallica (2014) ... (writer: "Sad but True")
 2014 Brows Held High (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gerry Redux! (2014) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
 2014 Howard Stern Birthday Bash (Video) (performer: "Happy Birthday to You")
 2014 The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "One")
 2014 Hellion (writer: "Battery", "Metal Militia")
 2013 Metallica: Amped for IMAX (Short) (writer: "Fixxxer", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "Damage, Inc")
 2013 Metallica Through the Never (writer: "Ride the Lightning", "Cyanide", "Creeping Death", "For Whom the Bells Tolls", "...And Justice for All", "Master Of Puppets", "Orion", "Fuel", "Enter Sandman", "One", "The Memory Remains", "Wherever I May Roam", "Battery", "Nothing Else Matters", "Hit The Lights") / (writer: "Whiplash" - as Hetfield)
 2013 Once Upon a Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lacey (2013) ... (writer: "The Day That Never Comes")
 2013 Californication (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mad Dogs and Englishmen (2013) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters" - uncredited)
 2012 That's My Boy (writer: "Whiplash")
 2012 Mulatschag (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.216 (2012) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 2012 Project X (writer: "Battery")
 2012 Anton Corbijn Inside Out (Documentary) (writer: "Mama Said")
 2012 Revenge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Duress (2012) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters" - uncredited)
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Thrash (2011) ... (writer: "Phantom Lord", "Hit the Lights", "The Four Horsemen", "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman", "Nothing Else Matters", "Cyanide")
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (writer: "Hit the Lights")
 2010-2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #20.26 (2011) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.21 (2011) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.52 (2010) ... (writer: "Ride the Lightning")
 2010-2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #19.15 (2011) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.12 (2011) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
- Episode #18.51 (2010) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
 2011 Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (Documentary) (writer: "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "Fade to Black", "The Day That Never Comes")
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman")
 2011 WrestleMania XXVII (TV Special) (writer: "For Whom The Bell Tolls")
 2011 Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World (Video documentary) (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 2010 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 5. Live Show (2010) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 2010 Trauma (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tunnel Vision (2010) ... (writer: "Hero of the Day")
 2010 Super Bowl XLIV (TV Special) (writer: "Cyanide" - uncredited)
 2010 Casino Jack and the United States of Money (Documentary) (writer: "ENTER SANDMAN")
 2010 Hesher (writer: "The Shortest Straw", "Fight Fire With Fire", "Battery", "Motorbreath")
 2009 House M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Known Unknowns (2009) ... (writer: "Fuel" - uncredited)
 2009 WWE Raw (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.43 (2009) ... (writer: "Fuel")
 2009 Zombieland (writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls")
 2009 California's Gold (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Golden Knights (2009) ... (writer: "Fuel" - uncredited)
 2009 David Garrett Live in Berlin (TV Special) (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman") / (music: "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman")
 2009 Guitar Hero: Metallica (Video Game) (writer: "All Nightmare Long", "Battery", "Broken Beat & Scarred", "Creeping Death", "Cyanide", "Disposable Heroes", "Dyers Eve", "Enter Sandman", "Fade To Black", "Fight Fire With Fire", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "Frantic", "Fuel", "Hit The Lights", "King Nothing", "Master of Puppets", "My Apocalypse", "No Leaf Clover", "Nothing Else Matters", "One", "Orion", "Sad But True", "Seek & Destroy", "The Memory Remains", "The Shortest Straw", "The Thing That Should Not Be", "The Unforgiven", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "Wherever I May Roam", "Whiplash")
 2009 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (2009) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 2008 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rage 'Ready for My Close Up' Special (2008) ... (writer: "The Memory Remains")
 2008 A Cross the Universe (Video documentary) (writer: "Final" - as Hetfield)
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "Trapped Under Ice")
 2008 Rock Band 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Battery")
 2007 Rock Band (Video Game) ("Enter Sandman")
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "One")
 2007 Willow Creek (Documentary short) (writer: "St-Anger")
 2007 Heavy Metal in Baghdad (Documentary) (writer: "Fade to Black")
 2007 Rock Bottom: From Hell to Redemption (Documentary) (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 2007 Idool 2007 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grote Liveshow 7 - Unplugged (2007) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 2006 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Druhé finále: Rockové balady (2006) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer (2006) ... (writer: "Master Of Puppets")
 2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 8 - Unplugged (2006) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 2006 The Darwin Awards (writer: "No Leaf Clover", "Sad but True")
 2005 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dritte Top 20 Show (2005) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rock (2005) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 2005 AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (writer: "Memory Remains")
 2005 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (Documentary) (writer: "Master of Puppets" - as Hetfield)
 2005 The Work of Director Anton Corbijn (Video documentary) (writer: "Mama Said", "Hero Of the Day")
 2005 The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Documentary) (writer: "Master of Puppets")
 2004 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Up Close & Personal Special (2004) ... (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Whiplash")
 2004 I Love the '90s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1991 (2004) ... (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 2004 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Documentary) (writer: "Frantic", "Seek and Destroy", "Some Kind of Monster", "Dirty Window", "My World", "Shoot Me Again", "Enter Sandman", "Purify", "Master of Puppets", "The Shortest Straw", "Sad But True", "The Unnamed Feeling", "Sweet Amber", "All Within My Hands", "Damage, Inc.", "St. Anger", "Battery", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Invisible Kid" - as Hetfield)
 2003 Old School (writer: "Master Of Puppets")
 2003 Biker Boyz (writer: "We Did It Again")
 2001 The Forsaken (writer: "Enter Sandman" - as James Alan Hetfield)
 1999-2001 WCW Monday Nitro (TV Series) (writer - 45 episodes)
- Night of Champions (2001) ... (writer: "Seek & Destroy")
- Episode #1.269 (2000) ... (writer: "Seek & Destroy")
- Episode #1.268 (2000) ... (writer: "Seek & Destroy")
- Episode #1.265 (2000) ... (writer: "Seek & Destroy")
- Episode #1.264 (2000) ... (writer: "Seek & Destroy")
 2001/I The Pledge (writer: "Poor Twisted Me")
 2000 Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "The Call of Ktulu", "Fade To Black", "The Unforgiven")
 2000 Mission: Impossible II ("I Disappear")
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Knight in White Satin Armor (2000) ... (writer: "The Memory Remains")
 1999 Heat Vision and Jack (TV Short) (writer: "King Nothing" - uncredited)
 1999 XPW Hardcore Conception! (Video) (writer: "Wherever I May Roam")
 1999 Any Given Sunday (writer: "MOTORBREATH")
 1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (performer: "Hell Isn't Good")
 1999 American Movie (Documentary) (writer: "Fight Fire With Fire")
 1998 Jestem morderca... (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Wherever I May Roam", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)")
 1998 Metallica: Cunning Stunts (Video documentary) (writer: "Creeping Death", "Sad but True", "Ain't My Bitch", "Hero of the Day", "King Nothing", "One", "Fuel", "Nothing Else Matters", "Until It Sleeps", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Wherever I May Roam", "Fade to Black", "Ride the Lightning", "No Remorse", "Hit the Lights", "The Four Horsemen", "Seek & Destroy", "Fight Fire with Fire", "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman", "Motorbreath")
 1998 Your Friends & Neighbors (writer: "Enter Sandman", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "Wherever I May Roam")
 1998 Disturbing Behavior (writer: "Harvester Of Sorrow")
 1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Full Court Press (1998) ... (writer: "Ain't My Bitch" - uncredited)
 1997 ECW as Good as It Gets (Video) (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 1997 Spawn (writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls (The Irony of it All)" - as Hetfield)
 1997 ECW Barely Legal (TV Special) (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 1996 Metallica: Hero of the Day (Video short) (writer: "Hero of the Day")
 1996 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 May 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Until It Sleeps")
 1996 Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Documentary) (writer: "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "The Call of Ktulu", "Orion")
 1994 ECW Hardcore Heaven 1994 (Video) (writer: "Enter Sandman" - uncredited)
 1991 1991 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 1991 Metallica: Enter Sandman (Video short) (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 1987 Metallica: Cliff 'Em All! (Video documentary) (writer: "Creeping Death", "Damage, Inc.", "Whiplash", "Master of Puppets", "The Four Horsemen", "Fade To Black", "Seek & Destroy", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "For Whom The Bell Tolls")
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Album: "S & M". See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »


Alternate Names:

Hetfield | James | Metallica

Height:

6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Why Metallica survived after the death of Cliff Burton] Knowing Cliff's attitude, he'd kick our butts if we quit. See more »

Trivia:

Member of The National Rifle Association. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently sings "Yeah!" in his songs See more »

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Jaymz See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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