|Occupation actor, author|
Name Blackie Dammett
Grandchildren Everly Bear Kiedis
|Years active 1967 - present|
|Full Name John Michael Kiedis|
Born December 7, 1939 (age 83) (1939-12-07) Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Other names Blackie DammettSpiderHead Honcho
Spouse Margaret Noble (m. 1960–1966)
Children Anthony Kiedis, James Kiedis
Parents Molly Vandenveen, John Alden Kiedis
Movies Lethal Weapon, National Lampoon's Class Re, Nine Deaths of the Ninja, The Lost Empire, LA Bounty
Similar People Anthony Kiedis, Heather Christie, Jim Wynorski, Richard Donner
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John Michael Kiedis (/ˈkiːdɪs/ KEE-diss; born August 19, 1935), better known by his stage name "Blackie Dammett", is an American actor, author and father of Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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- Blackie dammett on his son anthony kiedis help my kids a rockstar part 2
- Spider and Son television series
- Television appearances
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In Scar Tissue, Anthony describes how his father frequented the Rainbow Bar and Grill where he sold drugs to rock icons such as the members of Led Zeppelin and The Who's Keith Moon. As an actor, he appeared in the films National Lampoon's Class Reunion (1982), Meatballs Part II (1984) and Lethal Weapon (1987), among others. He also made frequent television appearances, on such shows as Starsky and Hutch, Trapper John, M.D. and It's Garry Shandling's Show. For many years Dammett was the president of the Red Hot Chili Peppers fanclub. Nicknamed Head Honcho, Dammett would help run the band's website, be in charge of all fanclub events, mail out the band's fanclub magazines and had a close connection with many of the band's fans, which he still maintains through his personal Facebook page.
According to Anthony Kiedis' autobiography, Scar Tissue, Blackie Dammett's grandfather Antanas Kiedis (1878–1949) and grandmother Julija (1883–1948) were Lithuanian immigrants from Taurage. John Alden (1914–1984) was the youngest child in the family and the only American-born. He met and married Molly Vander Veen and had Blackie Dammett.
Blackie was close friends in the 70s with actor and musician, Sonny Bono who eventually became Anthony's godparent.
Blackie has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Christopher Matthew Spencer's The Spencer Company. Dammett's autobiography Lords of the Sunset Strip was released on April 1, 2013 through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. The book reached #38 in the Kindle store while it peaked at #77 on Amazon.com's "Biographies and Memoirs" chart. A paperback version of the book is also available.
Spider and Son television series
Spider and Son is the title of the possible future television series which will be based on both Anthony Kiedis and Blackie Dammett's autobiographies. In 2008 it was reported that Anthony Kiedis was developing a television series for HBO titled "Spider and Son", loosely based on Anthony's autobiography Scar Tissue. The show was originally scheduled to premiere in late 2010 but was not picked up as a series, despite a pilot script penned by John Sayles. The rights to the show were picked up by FX in 2011 although according to Dammett, production has been "mothballed" and he hopes to re-visit the project in 2013 once the Chili Peppers finish their I'm with You World Tour. As of 2014, there has been no mention made on the status of the series by FX, Kiedis or Dammett.