Blackie Dammett Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Dolly Chhatwani
Feb 08, 2024 By Dolly Chhatwani
Originally Published on Feb 14, 2023
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Blackie Dammett is a famous Hollywood star and author.
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About Blackie Dammett

Blackie Dammett is a Hollywood actor who is still remembered for his role in the movie 'Lethal Weapon'.

Blackie Dammett acted in many movies, TV series and shows and even wrote an autobiography. He changed his name from John Kiedis and adopted the name Blackie Dammett.

Blackie is also the father of Anthony Kiedis, the lead singer and songwriter from the hit band, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Blackie Dammett lived in Los Angeles, California for many years. He later moved to Portland, Oregon, and has lived there since 2007. The 'Lethal Weapon' and 'Charlie's Angels' TV series actor passed away on May 12, 2021, at the age of 81.

Blackie Dammett Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Blackie Dammett’s net worth?

Blackie Dammett had an estimated net worth of around $2 million. Much of his net worth came from his successful career as an actor and from the proceeds of his autobiography.

How much did Blackie Dammett earn per year?

His exact earnings per year remain unknown but the actor had earned a whopping net worth to live comfortably well.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Blackie Dammett?

Blackie Dammett was 5 ft 9 in (176 cm) tall

How old was Blackie Dammett?

Blackie Dammett was 81 years old when he passed away in May 2021.

Childhood And Education

Blackie Dammett was born near Grand Rapids in the state of Michigan, United States as John Michael Kiedis on December 7, 1939. He is an American by birth but his father immigrated from Lithuania in the early part of the 20th century. His father John Alden Kiedis and mother Molly Vandenveen divorced in 1984. The educational details of Blackie Dammett remain unclear.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Blackie Dammett’s partner?

Blackie Dammett married Margaret Noble back in 1960 and their son Anthony Kiedis was born on November 1, 1962. The couple divorced in 1968 when Anthony was still a young boy and Blackie moved to Hollywood. Blackie later remarried and has another son named James.

Anthony Kiedis founded the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the early '80s and was their lead singer. They released their first album way back in 1984. Anthony and his bandmates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 where they joined other rock legends.

Black Dammett was very close to his son John and he was his son's biggest fan and it certainly contributed to his net worth.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Blackie Dammett the American actor appeared in several movies and had a good net worth before he worked on 'Lethal Weapon' which was released in 1987. Other movies include 'Nowhere To Hide', 'The Lady In Red' in 1979, 'National Lampoon’s Class Reunion' in 1982, 'Doctor Detroit' in 1983, 'Kiss My Grits' in 1983, 'The Lost Empire', 'Meatballs Part II' in 1984, 'Nine Deaths Of The Ninja', 'The Boys Next Door' in 1985, 'A Night At The Magic Castle', 'The American Scream' in 1988, 'L.A. Bounty' in 1989, and 'Instant Karma' in 1990.

The actor is still remembered for his character portrayal in many Hollywood movies like 'National Lampoon’s Class Reunion' where he played the role of Walter Baylor. In the movie 'Lethal Weapon', Blackie Dammett did a minor role but starred opposite Mel Gibson.    

Blackie Dammett also appeared in TV series including 'Adam-12', 'Starsky And Hutch', 'Night Court', 'Trapper John', 'Who’s The Boss?', and 'Charlie’s Angels'. He started off his acting career in the 1977 TV series, 'Charlie's Angels' and ended his career with a net worth of around $2 million.

He also came out with a brutal yet honest and funny biography, 'Lords Of The Sunset Strip' which was originally published in March 2013. The book is mostly set mostly in Hollywood but Blackie also mentioned his film-shooting trips, business dealings, and his romantic affairs.

In his autobiography, 'Scar Tissue', Anthony Kiedis explains how his father was a regular visitor at the Hollywood nightclub called the Rainbow Bar and Grill.

Charity Work

Blackie Dammett's charitable endeavors remain unknown.

What awards did Blackie Dammett win?

Blackie Dammett's performances were well received by the audience and critics but the actor did not win any awards.

Blackie Dammett’s Hobbies And Interests

Back in the '90s, Blackie Dammett, the American TV series actor raised wolves in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Other Interesting Blackie Dammett Facts And Trivia

  • Blackie Dammett was the president of the official Red Hot Chili Peppers fan club, Rockinfreakapotamus. 
  • The promotional Facebook group of his book 'Lords Of The Sunset Strip' later became a support group after the American actor Blackie Dammett was diagnosed with dementia.   
  • While performing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, John announced that Blackie Dammett was not well and added that he might be sailing on pretty soon.
  • Black Dammett also appeared in many TV series.
  • In 1989, Blackie Dammett appeared in an episode of the comedy TV series, 'It's Gary Shandling’s Show'.
  • Black Dammett portrayed the character of Walter Baylor in National Lampoon's Class Reunion.
  • Following his death, Blackie Dammett the $2 million net worth star was cremated as per his wishes and the ashes were sent to his family.

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Blackie Dammett Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

John Michael Kiedis

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Place of Birth

Grand Rapids


163 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

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Margaret Noble


John Kiedis, Molly Vandenveen
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Written by Dolly Chhatwani

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Language and Literature, Master of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Dolly ChhatwaniBachelor of Arts specializing in English Language and Literature, Master of Arts specializing in English Literature

A skilled professional-client manager, Dolly brings a wealth of experience to any team. Holding a Master's in English Literature, she has worked in various customer relations and operations management roles throughout her career. With a degree in both English and Psychology, she is passionate about promoting mental health. Dolly is an avid reader, particularly of classic literature, and enjoys writing book reviews. Additionally, she maintains a food blog and is active on social media.

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