Anthony Kiedis Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Anthony Kiedis Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight77 kg
Date of BirthNovember 1, 1962
Zodiac SignScorpio
GirlfriendSingle

Anthony Kiedis is a singer who has served as the frontman of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers. In his life, he has been romantically linked with many women – over 25.

Born Name

Anthony Kiedis

Nick Name

The Swan, The Tuff Daddy, Tony, Cole Dammett, Tony Flow, Antoine the Swan

Anthony Kiedis performing at Rock im Park 2016 Music Festival
Anthony Kiedis performing at Rock im Park 2016 Music Festival (Stefan Brending / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

Residence

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Nationality

American

Education

Anthony studied at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. Despite his wrongdoings and addiction to drugs, he was exceptionally good in studies and scored straight A’s. He graduated high school with honors in 1980.

Anthony later enrolled himself at the University of California, Los Angeles to major in writing. However, he decided to quit at the beginning of the second year because of his increasing substance abuse.

Occupation

Singer, songwriter

Family

  • Father – John Michael Kiedis (Blackie Dammett) (Actor)
  • Mother – Margaret “Peggy” (Noble)
  • Siblings – None
  • Others – Julie (Step-Sister), Jenny (Step-Sister), James Kiedis(Step-Brother), Grand Rapids (Step-Father), Jackson Diego (Nephew), John Alden Kiedis (Paternal Grandfather), Julija Kiedis (Paternal Great-Grandmother), Antanas Kiedis (Paternal Great-Grandfather)

Manager

Untitled Entertainment manages Anthony Kiedis.

Genre

  • Funk rock
  • Alternative rock
  • Funk metal
  • Punk rock

Instruments

Vocals, guitar

Labels

Warner Bros.

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

77 kg or 170 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Anthony Kiedis has dated

  1. Michelle Alves – Michelle Alves was involved with Anthony.
  2. Haya Handel (1979-1982) – Haya Handel was dating Anthony from 1979 to 1982. The two were high school lovers and were very involved. Her parents wanted her to be involved with a Jewish boy. After Anthony quit his studies, the two decided to break up.
  3. Nina Hagen (1983) Singer Nina was reportedly dating Anthony in 1983. The two grew close after their collaboration album, Angstlos which released in the same year.
  4. Jennifer Bruce (1985-1987) – Actress Jennifer Bruce was dating Anthony from 1985 to 1987.
  5. Ione Skye (1987-1989) – Actress Ione Skye was dating Anthony from 1987 to 1989. However, she dumped and moved on.
  6. Sinéad O’Connor (1990) – Singer Sinead had a brief romance with Anthony in 1990. She dumped him and he wrote the song “I Could Have Lied” for the Red Hot Chili Peppers album Blood Sugar S*x Magik. As per reports, the song was about cheating and lying.
  7. Hope Sandoval – Singer Hope was dating Anthony in the early 90’s.
  8. Linda Evangelista – Model Linda had a brief and short-lived fling with Anthony in the 90’s.
  9. Carmen Hawk (1991-1992) – Actress Carmen Hawk was dating Anthony from 1991 to 1992.
  10. Sofia Coppola (1992-1993) – Director and then struggling actor Sophia was dating Anthony from 1992 to 1993.
  11. Madonna (1993)Pop star Madonna had a brief fling with Anthony in 1993. The two continue to remain amicable and even had a performance together in 2009.
  12. Erin Everly (1992) – Model Erin Everly was dating Anthony in 1992.
  13. Jaime Rishar (1993-1996) – Model Jaime was dating Anthony from 1993 to 1996.
  14. Yohanna Logan (1998-2003) – Fashion designer Yohanna was dating Anthony from 1998 till 2003.
  15. Melanie Chisholm (1998) – Also known as Sporty Spice, the two were going steady when Melanie was at the top of her career in 1998. The song “Emit Remmus” from the RHCP album Californication is about the relationship.
  16. Heidi Klum (2002) – Heidi had a short two-month affair with Anthony in 2002.
  17. Adarsha Benjamin (2002) – Actress Adarsha Benjamin was dating Anthony in 2002.
  18. Demi Moore (2002) – Actress Demi Moore was rumored to have had a brief fling with Anthony before dating Ashton Kutcher.
  19. Celesta Hodge (2003-2004) – Actress Celesta was dating Anthony from 2003 to 2004.
  20. Heather Christie (2004-2008) – Model Heather Christie was dating Anthony from 2004 to 2008. She gave birth to their son Everly Bear on October 2, 2007. She was the inspiration behind Stadium Arcadium, an album released by his band, in 2006. The songs “She’s Only 18” and “Desecration Smile” was written describing her.
  21. Jessica Stam (2005-2006) – Anthony was spotted enjoying vacations with model Jessica Stam. The two continued dating for less than a year till early 2006.
  22. Laura Freedman (2008) – Laura Freedman was dating Anthony for a brief period in 2008.
  23. Laura Prepon (2008)Actress Laura had a fling with Anthony in 2008.
  24. Beth Jeans Houghton (2011-2012) – Musician Beth Jeans Houghton was dating Anthony from 2011 to 2012.
  25. Michelli Provensi (2012)Model Michelle hooked up with Anthony in 2012.
  26. Lara Bingle (2013) – Australian model Lara had a short-lived romance with Anthony in 2013.
  27. Helena Vestergaard (2013-2015) – Despite the age difference of 31 years, Anthony was dating model Helena from 2013 to 2015. She was the inspiration behind The Getaway released in 2016.
  28. Wanessa Milhomem (2015) – Model Wanessa dated Anthony in 2015, briefly.
Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer (background) during a Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert in July 2011
Anthony Kiedis and Josh Klinghoffer (background) during a Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert in July 2011 (Fartijo100 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Anthony has Lithuania ancestry and traces of English, French, Dutch, and Mohican lineage.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • His long hair
  • Chiseled face and jawline
  • Often known to maintain a mustache
  • Often performs shirtless

Brand Endorsements

Unknown

Religion

Anthony follows Kabbalah

Best Known For

Being one of the founding members and lead singer and songwriter of the funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which have won more than 6 Grammy awards and sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.

Anthony Kiedis performing during the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in July 2006
Anthony Kiedis performing during the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in July 2006 (Leon Wilson / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

First Album

Anthony, along with his band members, released their debut studio album titled The Red Hot Chili Peppers on August 10, 1984. It was produced by guitarist Andy Gill and was known to ignite the rock-rap revolution.

First Film

Anthony made his theatrical film debut in the crime thriller F.I.S.T. as Kevin Kovak in 1978.

First TV Show

Anthony made his television show debut on ABC Afterschool Specials as Jimmy Plummer in 1978.

Personal Trainer

Anthony is known to be in good shape and physique despite being addicted to drugs and substance. He enjoys running and is often seen enjoying a walk or working out.

Apart from this, he is an ardent follower of yoga and practices Vipassana.

Anthony Kiedis Favorite Things

  • Movie Scores and Soundtracks – James Bond, Traffic, All scores by Henry Mancini
  • Directors – Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Spike Jonze, The Coen Brothers
  • Actor Robert De Niro
  • Basketball Team – Los Angeles Lakers
SourceMovieline, NME
Anthony Kiedis singing at Rock im Park 2016 Music Festival
Anthony Kiedis singing at Rock im Park 2016 Music Festival (Stefan Brending / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)

Anthony Kiedis Facts

  1. His parents split when he was only 3 years old.
  2. His last name is pronounced as “KEE-diss”.
  3. Anthony has followed vegetarianism and went vegan in 2008.
  4. He previously owned a house in New Zealand which he eventually sold off.
  5. Anthony once owned a Rhodesian Ridgeback breed named Buster gifted by Guy Oseary in 2001.
  6. He has been open about his battle with drug addiction which primarily started when he decided to move in with his father who was also a drug dealer and was addicted to drugs.
  7. He considers Sonny Bono to be his godfather. His then-wife Cher would babysit Anthony.
  8. Before entering the stage for a performance, he has a habit of drinking ginseng tea.
  9. When he was in high school at the age 16, he miscalculated a jump into the pool and ended up with a broken back.
  10. He visited India in 1996 where he met the Dalai Lama.
  11. He enjoys watching movies.
  12. Anthony Kiedis considers Armageddon to be his least favorite movie.
  13. Actress Christina Ricci had a crush on Anthony and wanted to marry him when she was 11.
  14. He was named “Sexiest Male Vegetarian Alive” in 2008 by PETA.
  15. He lost his virginity to his father’s 18-year-old girlfriend at the age of 12.
  16. Anthony is not on any social media platform.

Featured Image by Fartijo100 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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