James Hetfield
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Holding nine Grammy award, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 5 Kerrang! Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, and countless nominations, you would totally agree with us that James Hetfield is one big talent in the music industry. He is the vocalist for the music band, Metallica and is also a songwriter. The vocalist has a versatile knowledge of a lot of musical instruments and has lived his life through music. He is a married man and a father of three.

James Hetfield – Biography (Age)

James at birth was given Alan as his middle name. The actor was born on the 3rd of August 1963 in Downey California. His dad provided for his family from driving trucks while his mother was as an opera singer. He spent his formative years at his place of birth and has one biological sister and two half brothers from his mother’s previous marriage.

Alan was drawn to his mother’s occupation and had delight in watching her perform on different stages. It was then that his interest in music began to bud. Following his passion, he enrolled at a musical school and began learning how to play several musical instruments. James also managed his music classes alongside attending Brea Olinda High School and DownetHigh School for his formal education.

James Hetfield is an American and is of mixed ethnicity- English, German, Irish and Scottish descent. Alan was raised in a staunch Christian, this can be proven with his mother’s refusal of taking her medications after she has been diagnosed with cancer. She believed that her faith would certainly heal her, unfortunately, her faith was not enough, so she passed on. James’s mom died exactly three years after her divorce with her husband.

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After his mom kicked the bucket, James was left with no option than to stay with his older brother. A decision that subsequently affected the thoughts behind his songs including his lyrical content. One of his tracks, The God That Failed was written solely based on his mom’s faith and belief before her death. In the following years, James Hetfield choice of song and style are said to be basically an influence from everything he has passed through as a kid.


Most musicians who begin their musical career often times join a band, this was no exception for James as he began his musical career as a member of  Metallica. As of then, James Hetfield was already skilled with various musical instruments, particularly an expert with the piano. He was opportune to play with the vocalist of all time Leather Charm and Obsession band.

With Metallica, he released his first track Kill ‘Em All (1983) and in the following year Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets came along. They subsequently went ahead to release more songs including Justice for All (1988), Metallica (1991), Load (1996), ReLoad (1997), St. Anger (2003), Death Magnetic (2008), Self-Destruct (2016) and more

Well, as per excellence, James Hetfield has it in check! He has a lot of achievements credited to his name including nine Grammy Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 5 Kerrang! Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, among others.

James Alan Hetfield has also added some spice to his career, playing as an actor and expectedly, he has also performed remarkably well as an actor. Also, he has often lent his voice to animated films.

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Net Worth

Having bagged a lot of awards all through his career, James Hetfield beyond every reasonable doubt has amassed a huge amount of fortune for himself. We wouldn’t be totally wrong to say that his main source of income is from his music gigs and his acting deals are just one of the other perks he uses in topping his earnings. It has been proven that the musician’s net worth falls at $215 million.

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James Hetfield’s Family – Wife, and Kids

James Hetfield
James Hetfield and Family

Hetfield has been married for a long time now. he got married to his better half, Francesca Hetfield in 1997 and shares three adorable children, Cali, Castor, and Marcella with her . the history behind how the couple met is nowhere near the records, however, sources say that the couple dated for a long time before eventually tying the knot. Currently, the family lives in Belvedere, California.

Physical Features, Height and Weight

Most band members prefer wearing long hairs, full mustache, and beards. Well, for James Hetfield, he prefers his hair short, beard short but in a stylish curly way. From his looks, one could tell he exudes class. The father of three stands at 6 feet 1 inch and weighs 70 Kg

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