12 Facts About Ahmet Zappa


Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa was born on May 15,1974 and is an American musician and writer, and trustee of the Zappa Family Trust.


Ahmet Zappa was born in Los Angeles, California, the third of four children born to musician Frank Zappa and businesswoman Gail Zappa.


Ahmet Zappa's father was of Italian, Greek, Arab, and French descent, and his mother was of German and Portuguese ancestry.


Ahmet Zappa is said to be named after music executive Ahmet Ertegun, whom his father greatly admired.


Ahmet Zappa has released several albums with his brother Dweezil, and wrote the song "Frogs with Dirty Little Lips" with his father.


Ahmet Zappa has appeared in several feature films and television programs.


In July 2006, Ahmet Zappa saw the release of his debut novel, entitled The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless, aimed at younger readers.


On October 19,2006, The Jim Henson Company announced it had hired Ahmet Zappa to write a treatment for a feature film version of the hit 1980s television show Fraggle Rock.


Ahmet Zappa is writing a sequel to The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless, which had been optioned to adapt to a screenplay.


Since 2006, Dweezil toured with an act called Ahmet Zappa Plays Ahmet Zappa, playing his father's music.


The trust sought to collect a fee from Dweezil for continued use of the name, as well as proceeds from merchandise sold at Ahmet Zappa Plays Ahmet Zappa concerts.


Ahmet Zappa married actress Selma Blair on January 24,2004, at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California.