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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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Zombieland Soundtrack
(2009)
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 2018 Game Over, Man! (writer: "Fuel")
 2018 Granada Reports (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2017 Sad Hill Unearthed (Documentary) (writer: "Creeping Death")
 2017 Stranger Things (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2017 Only the Brave (writer: "Jump in the Fire")
 2005-2017 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2017 The Song of Sway Lake (writer: "Battery")
 2014-2017 The Leftovers (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2017 Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2017 The 59th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Moth into Flame")
 2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 2016 The Voice Thailand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2016 Pinheads (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse (writer: "Four Horsemen")
 2016 Life & Death (Short) (writer: "Enter Sandman")
 2016 Billions (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2016 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 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)
 2015 The Devil's Candy (performer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls") / (writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls")
 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)
 2014 Brows Held High (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 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)
 2013 Californication (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2012 That's My Boy (writer: "Whiplash")
 2012 Mulatschag (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2012 Project X (writer: "Battery")
 2012 Anton Corbijn Inside Out (Documentary) (writer: "Mama Said")
 2012 Revenge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2010-2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
 2010-2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
 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)
 2010 Trauma (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 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)
 2009 WWE Raw (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2009 Zombieland (writer: "For Whom the Bell Tolls")
 2009 California's Gold (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 2009 David Garrett Live in Berlin (TV Movie) (writer: "Nothing Else Matters")
 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)
 2008 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 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)
 2006 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2006 The Darwin Awards (writer: "No Leaf Clover", "Sad but True")
 2005 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 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)
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Whiplash")
 2004 I Love the '90s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album?: "...And Justice for All". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »


Alternate Names:

Hetfield | James | Metallica

Height:

6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

There is one Metallica. We have many styles, it's called Metallica. See more »

Trivia:

He is on holiday for some time before starting the recordings of the new album. See more »

Trademark:

ESP guitars See more »

Nickname:

The Het See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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