Anthony Kiedis Biography
Anthony Kiedis is an American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor who is known for being the vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has fronted this role in the band since its inception in 1983. Has been inducted together with his bandmates to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to his mother Margaret. His paternal grandfather’s family emigrated from Lithuania in the early 1990s. This makes him have an Irish, English, French, Dutch and Mohican ancestries. He moved to Hollywood in 1974 where he was to live there full-time with his father.
At this point, he was only 12 years old. His father was an actor who was at the same time sell drugs. This drugs had a significant impact on Kiedis for they often used marijuana and cocaine together. From there, he landed his first acting role through a friend of his father whose stage name was Cole Dammettt.
He was to play as Sylvester Stallone’s character’s son in the 1978 film F.I.S.T. The same year he landed two more acting jobs. He used to attend Fairfax High School in Los Angeles where it was a hard time for him to make new friends. However, he eventually met Flea after a brief confrontation which developed into a friendship.
Kiedis then became a significant influence on Flea where he exposed him to Rock Music. At the age of 15, Kiedis broke his back after trying to jump into a swimming pool from a five-story building. Unfortunately, he missed the swimming by an inch and hurt his back but since then the back has improved. He still develops some occasional problems.
After he began working with Fkea and Jack Iron he was described as a Manic Master of ceremonies before he began to sing. Hillel Slovak and Irons were pals who performed in high school together for a band called Chain Reaction. Strasman was also in the band but went on a break to finish his career as a lawyer.
Flea was then introduced into the mix shortly after hanging out with them. Then Flea was the one who offered a position in the band to Kiedis where he began as the band’s hype man. He was introduced to Slovak and Slovak offered him a snack in his house, Kiedis describes the experience as Scar Tissue his autobiography.
From there the three of them Flea, Kiedis and Slovak became best of friends who used LSD, heroin, cocaine and speed. Despite being a drug user, Keidis excelled in studies where he graduated with honors from high school after receiving straight A grades. He enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles in August 1980 to study writing. He, however, dropped out of school due to his worsening addiction to cocaine and heroin.
Anthony Kiedis Age
Keidis was born on November 1, 1962, in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the US. As of 2018, he is 56 years old.
Anthony Kiedis Height
He stands at a height of 1.75 m tall.
Anthony Kiedis Religion
After he declared he was a Rastafarian for much of his career years. He, however, announced that he was only joking. This joke was not funny to his grandfather who was a devout Christian, he was eventually disowned by his Christian devout grandfather.
Anthony Kiedis Nationality | Ethnicity
He is an American by birth whose paternal grandparents emigrated into the US from Lithuania in the 1900s. He has the Irish, French, Dutch and Mohican.
Anthony Kiedis Family | Father
His mother was known as Margaret Peggy Kiedis while his father was John Michael Kiedis who was known professionally as Blackie Dammett. His parents, however, got divorced when he was only three years old in 1966. From there he was raised by his mother in Grand Rapids. His then got re-married and had two more children from her second marriage.
This were his half-sisters. He always visited his father in Hollywood for two whole weeks. He later grew fond of his father and moved to go and live with him in Hollywood permanently.
Anthony Kiedis Marriage| Wife | Girlfriend
Kiedis had a relationship with Heather Christie a model which lasted from 2004 to 2008. The couple then had a son before splitting by the name Everly Bear who was born on October 2, 2007. The two were then involved in a custody battle over Everly in March 2018.
Anthony Kiedis Kids | Daughter | Son
Before he met Christie, he was involved in a relationship with singer Sinéad O’Connor in 1990 who inspired him to write the lyrics of I Could Have Lied. He also had a brief relationship with Melanie who was the Spice Girls group singer who also inspired his lyrics to the song Emit Remmus. He was also dating Yohanna Logan since 1998-2003, She served also as a base foundation for more positive inspiration to his songs.
Anthony Kiedis Tattoos | Hair | House | Body | Teeth| 1999
Anthony Kiedis Career
His music career began when Flea, Slovak and then Kiedis started to create their own music after finding inspiration in a punk-funk fusion band called Defunkt. The three then proceeded to form their own band with former Anthym-drummer Jack Irons called Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem.
A friend of Antony then invited their band to open for his act called Mike and Neighbor’s Voices at The Rhythm Lounge. He Felt that his friend Anthony had potential as a frontman. Although Slovak and Flea were skeptical about Anthony’s inexperienced Vocals they eventually agreed to perform. They were called back by the owner of the bar with two songs instead of one. after several shows, the band was changed to Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their concert repertoire from there onwards grew bigger and better.
Anthony Kiedis 2018 | Lakers
He was ejected out of the Lakers game in October 2018. He was kicked out because of screaming all sorts of noise at a Rockets Guard. He also screamed at Chris Paul who was a state Farm Spokesman. It is reported that he also stormed the court and approached Paul with the intent of beating up with fire and rage in his eyes. From there he was however banned from attending any Laker’s Match.
Scar Tissue Anthony Kiedis | Book
This is an autobiography written by Anthony Kiedis. it was released in 2004 by Hyperion and co-authored by Larry Sloman who compiled the information and conducted interviews. The book reached number 1 on The New York Best Seller List. An audiobook concerning the autobiography was later released by actor Rider Strong and was recorded by Phoenix Audio on June 30, 2006. There is also an E-book version of it.
Anthony Kiedis Point Break
This film was where Anthony appeared as a cast member. It revolved around an awkward group of robbers who after doing bizarre robberies in banks of Southern California become surfers. Surfers who are addicted to the rush of Thievery but when one of them called Utah falls in Love with a female surfer, it complicates the sense of Duty. Antony Kiedis played the role of Tone in this awesome 1991 film.
Anthony Kiedis Cher
Cher was his father’s 18-year-old girlfriend at that time. It is written in the Autobiography that Anthony’s father set him up with Cher to have sex with him when he was 12 years old. He alleged that later on Cher rapped him afterward.
Anthony Kiedis Chris Paul
In 2018, he was chased out of the Lakers match after he screamed at Chris Paul and attempted to assault him.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis
This is the name of the band he had formed with his best friends Flea and Slovak back then. He is the band’s lead Vocalist
Anthony Kiedis Heather Christie
Heather Christie is the mother of his son. The two stopped dating in 2008. There is no detailed information about the health of their current relationship.
Anthony Kiedis 1991
He was featured in the movie Point Break where he played the role of Tone. He was the member of a criminal gang.
Anthony Kiedis Vegan
It is alleged that he is a Vegetarian.
Anthony Kiedis Workout
Up to date, he combines surfing with swimming in chlorine- free pools. He also does long jogs with his dog in the Hollywood Hills and he drinks a lot of water in the morning. He then eats acupuncture, dinner before 6 and he has a vegan diet but he also eats sustainable fish.
Anthony Kiedis Drugs
He has battled drug addiction since he was young. He was mainly addicted to heroin and cocaine throughout his life. Since his father was an addict, that’s how he mastered how to use and deal drugs.
Anthony Kiedis Gay
Him having been in a relationship with Christie Heather proves that he is not gay. He even has a son.
Anthony Kiedis Surfing
Antony is a highly skilled surfer who has been hitting the waves in plenty occasions. His passion developed since he divorced.
Anthony Kiedis Quotes
- What I’ve realized over the years is that I have some pretty good friends.
- I would have to say the person with whom I am most in love is definitely my son, Everly Bear. Although I’m his dad, I’m also his friend.
- I don’t even know what words to use to talk about the music industry anymore. But the business has changed a lot – the methods of releasing music.
- But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
- We’ve just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we’re happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.
Anthony Kiedis Movies
- F.I.S.T. (1978) as Kevin Kovak (billed as Cole Dammett)
- ABC Afterschool Special: Episode: It’s a Mile from Here to Glory (1978) as Jimmy Plummer (billed as Cole Dammett)
- Jokes My Folks Never Told Me (1978) as Student (billed as Cole Dammett)
- Point Break (1991) as Tone
- The Chase (1994) as Will
Anthony Kiedis Net Worth
His estimated net worth is $120 million.
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Anthony Kiedis: ‘California Is on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis’
In the aftermath of the deadly and devastating rash of wildfires that swept through Northern and Southern California, Anthony Kiedis co-penned an op-ed that warns fellow Golden State citizens that they reside in “the front lines of the climate crisis.”
The op-ed, which the Red Hot Chili Peppers singer co-wrote with documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy (Ghosts of Abu Grahib, Last Days in Vietnam) and the Malibu Foundation’s Trevor Neilson, also focuses on an upcoming resolution to declare a climate emergency in California, how elected officials can take action as well as an all-star benefit concert this weekend to help those affected by the wildfires.
California is on the front lines of the climate crisis. In 2017, Ventura was hit with the state’s then-largest wildfire burning nearly 300,000 acres. In early 2018, 23 people died in the Montecito mudslides. Later in the year, the Camp Fire left the town of Paradise in total ruin, killing 86 people. At the same time, the Woolsey Fire destroyed 1,643 structures, killed three people and prompted the evacuation of more than 295,000 residents.
These extreme weather events are going to accelerate if we don’t act now. The toll on human life and the environment is unfathomable. These events also come with a monumental price tag. New figures released this week show 2018 global disasters cost $160 billion. A third of that total came from just four events in the U.S., with California’s Camp Fire being the costliest disaster of 2018 at $16.5 billion.
As direct victims of the Woolsey Fire, we saw firsthand how extreme weather events disproportionately impact low-income residents. We launched the Malibu Foundation to provide emergency relief assistance to people in need, help the community rebuild and put pressure on elected officials to take climate action now.
Adopted from Rolling Stone News