Hiro Yamamoto Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Hiro Yamamoto Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth April 13, 1961
Zodiac Sign Aries
Hair Color Dark Brown

Hiro Yamamoto is an American musician, songwriter, and bassist who is best known for being a co-founder of the grunge band Soundgarden, along with Kim Thayil and Chris Cornell. As a member of Soundgarden, he has been a part of a number of projects which include Ultramega OKDown on the UpsideKing AnimalBadmotorfingerLouder Than Love, and Superunknown.

Born Name

Hiro Yamamoto

Nick Name

Hiro

Hiro Yamamoto as seen in a picture form his earlier days
Hiro Yamamoto as seen in a picture from his earlier days (Michelle Zimmerman / Pinterest)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Seattle, King County, Washington, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Hiro Yamamoto attended Western Washington University and pursued a master’s degree in physical chemistry.

Occupation

Musician, Songwriter, Bassist

Genre

Heavy Metal, Grunge, Alternative Metal, Garage Rock, Surf Music, Exotica

Instruments

Bass Guitar, Vocals, Guitar

Labels

Sub Pop, A&M Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Hiro Yamamoto (Left), Pat Wickline (Center), and Mike Bajuk (Right) pictured during a rehersal on April 17, 2016
Hiro Yamamoto (Left), Pat Wickline (Center), and Mike Bajuk (Right) pictured during a rehearsal on April 17, 2016 (Kevin Tripp / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

Hiro Yamamoto is of Japanese descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Deep-set eyes
  • Charming smile

Hiro Yamamoto Facts

  1. He was raised in Seattle, Washington.
  2. With Soundgarden, Hiro Yamamoto released the band’s first studio album, Ultramega OK, on October 31, 1988, via SST Records and the album comprised of songs such as Smokestack LightningFlowerBeyond the WheelAll Your LiesMood for TroubleHead Injury, and Nazi Driver.
  3. Ultramega OK was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Metal Performance” category in 1990. Also, it was ranked at number #8 on the US Vinyl Albums (Billboard) chart and at number #9 on the US Tastemaker Albums (Billboard) chart.
  4. Hiro Yamamoto founded the rock band, Truly, in 1991 and its other members included Robert Roth and Mark Pickerel.
  5. As a member of Truly, he released the band’s debut studio album, Fast Stories…from Kid Coma, on June 20, 1995. It included tracks like Blue Flame FordFour GirlsLeslie’s Coughing up BloodAngelhead, Chlorine, and So Strange.
  6. Truly has also released other albums, tracks, and extended plays like Heart and LungsFeeling You UpTwilight Curtains, and Wheels On Fire.
  7. Hiro Yamamoto founded the trio named Stereo Donkey in 2016 with drummer Mike Bajuk and guitarist Pat Wickline.

Featured Image by Michelle Zimmerman / Pinterest

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