James Hetfield (Metallica) - A Short Biography

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James Alan Hetfield, a.k.a. James Hetfield, is an American musician, co-founder, & lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Metallica.

DOB & Age

Born on 3 August, 1963, James Hetfield is currently 60 years old.


James Hetfield's parents are Cynthia Bassett (mother) and Virgil Lee Hetfield (father).

Height & Weight

James Hetfield is 6 feet, 1 inch (185 cm) tall, and he weighs around 196 pounds (89 kg).


He attended Downey High School for his freshman and sophomore years & graduated from Brea Olinda High School.


Hetfield started his career by playing in local bands. He co-founded Metallica in 1981 with Lars Ulrich.

He has played on all 11 studio albums released by Metallica.

He has been a member of the band since its formation. He has not released a solo album.


James Hetfield was married to Francesca Tomasi from 1997 to 2022.


James Hetfield is the father of 3 children. Cali Hetfield (1998), Marcella Hetfield (2002) & Castor Hetfield (2009).

Net Worth

James Hetfield is the second-richest member of Metallica; he has an estimated net worth of $300 million.

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