Ahmet Zappa Biography
Ahmet Zappa (Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa) is an American musician and writer, and executor of the Zappa Family.
Ahmet Zappa Age
Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa was born on May 14, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is 44 years old as of 2018.
Ahmet Zappa Parents | Family
Zappa was born the third of four children born to musician Frank Zappa and businesswoman Gail Zappa (née Sloatman). Frank was of Italian (Sicilian), Greek, Arab, and French descent, and his mother was of French, Irish, and mostly Danish ancestry. Ahmet
is said to be named after music executive Ahmet Ertegün, whom his father greatly admired.
Ahmet Zappa Dweezil
Zappa has an older brother Dweezil Zappa, an older sister Moon Zappa and a younger sister Diva Zappa.
Ahmet Zappa Wife
Zappa married Shana Muldoon a designer, writer, and creator of Disney Star Darlings and the sister of actor Patrick Muldoon. The couple has a daughter, Halo Violetta Zappa, born in 2010.
Ahmet Zappa and Selma Blair
On January 24, 2004, Zappa married actress Selma Blair at Carrie Fisher’s mansion in Beverly Hills, California. On June 21, 2006, Selma filed for divorce at the Los Angeles Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences.
Ahmet Zappa Son
Zappa doesn’t have a son yet but a daughter.
Ahmet Zappa Career
He has released several albums with his brother Dweezil and wrote the song “Frogs with Dirty Little Lips” with his father. He also appeared in several feature films and television programs. Zappa appeared on Channel 4 UK’s The Adam and Joe Show, in a regular segment called “Vinyl Justice”, in which hosts Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish, dressed as policemen, examined his vinyl collection for “criminal records” in the late 1990s.
He also appeared in the film Ready to Rumble in 2000.
Ahmet Zappa Zappa Family Trust
After the death of his mother, Gail, it was revealed that Ahmet and his sister Diva were given control of the Zappa Family Trust with shares of 30% each. His siblings Moon and Dweezil were given smaller shares of 20% each. Their uneven divide of trust has resulted in several conflicts between Zappa’s children. This included a feud between Dweezil and Ahmet over Dweezil’s use of his father’s music in live performances.
The trust proposed a trademark on the name Zappa under Ahmet’s direction which would then prevent Dweezil from using the name for commercial purposes without authorization. Dweezil toured with an act called Zappa Plays Zappa, playing his father’s music since 2006. The trust then sought to collect a fee from Dweezil for continued use of the name, as well as proceeds from merchandise sold at Zappa Plays Zappa concerts.
Ahmet Zappa’s Net Worth
The publisher has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Ahmet Zappa TV Show
- 2 Hip 4 Tv – Host (1988)
- Robotica – host for three seasons (2001–2002)
- webRIOT – host (1999)
- Happy Hour – host (1999)
- But Can They Sing? – host (2005)
- Head Case Ep No. 105 (Parental Guidance Required) – Starz Channel Original Series – self (2008)
- Roseanne (1994)
Ahmet Zappa Movies
- Pump Up the Volume (1990) – Jaime
- Anarchy TV (1998)
- Jack Frost (1998) – Snow plow driver
- Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) – Lazlo
- Ready to Rumble (2000) – Cashier
- Gen¹³ (2000) – Additional Voices (voice)
- Fraggle Rock: The Movie (Announced, October 2006) – producer
- The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) – story by and producer