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Frank Zappa Wiki Biography

Frank Vincent Zappa was born on the 21st December 1940, in Baltimore, Maryland USA, and was a musician, singer, songwriter, actor and filmmaker, best known to the world by his songs such as “Bobby Brown”, “Valley Girl”, and “Don`t Eat The Yellow Snow”, among others. His career began in 1955, and lasted until 1993 when he passed away, during which he released more than 60 albums, the sales of which increased his net worth by a large margin.Have you ever wondered how rich Frank Zappa was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Zappa`s net worth as high as $40 million, an amount he owed to his many talents.

Frank was of mixed ancestry; his mother, Rose Marie was of French and Italian descent, and his father Francis Vincent Zappa had Arab, Greek and Italian blood roots. Zappa’s family moved a lot while Frank was still a child; primarily because of his father`s vocation; he was a chemist and mathematician, who worked in the defense industry. The family spent some time in Florida, and then returned to Baltimore, however, Frank`s health began to deteriorate, as he suffered from asthma, sinus problems, and earaches. This forced the family to move, and they settled in Monterey, California, then to Claremont and El Cajon, but eventually decided to settle in San Diego.While in San Diego, Frank was a student of the Mission Bay High School, and also joined his first band as a drummer. That didn`t last long, as his family moved again, this time to Lancaster, where he attended the Antelope Valley High School, where his interest in music became even greater, and joined the band Blackouts, took to the guitar, and began performing in nightclubs across the USA. This was the start of his net worth.However, he soon left the Blackouts, and formed his own band, called the Mothers of Invention. Since then, he has released over 60 studio albums,with his band or as a solo artist. His debut came in 1966, entitled “Freak Out!”, which reached No. 130 on the US Billboard chart. By the end of the 1960s, Frank had released seven more albums, including “Absolutely Free” (1967), “We’re Only in It for the Money” (1968), and “Uncle Meat” (1969), among others.However, his albums failed to reach into the top 20 on the charts, and he decided to disband the Mothers of Invention. Nevertheless, Zappa didn`t leave the music industry, as he released a solo album “Hot Rats” (1969), which reached No. 9 on the UK Charts. Encouraged by the success of his album, he put together a new line-up of the Mother of Invention, which included Aynsley Dunbar, Ian Underwood, George Duke, Jeff Simmons, Jim Pons, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. With this new band, Zappa reached the peak of his career through the 1970s, releasing albums such as “Chunga’s Revenge” (1970), which was the first album recorded with the help of his new band. Throughout the 1970s, Zappa had several albums which achieved gold and silver status, which only increased his net worth. Some of the albums include “Over-Nite Sensation” (1973), “Apostrophe (`)” (1974), “Zoot Allures” (1976), “Sheik Yerbouti” (1979), which is his best-selling album.

From then on, Zappa began to release albums through his own label, Barking Pumpkin Records, amounting to a total of 21 released before his death. Some of these albums included “You Are What You Is” (1981), “Tinsel Town Rebellion” (1981), “Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch” (1982), “Them or Us” (1984), “Playground Psychotics” (1992), and his last studio album “The Yellow Shark” (1993), all of which added a substantial amount to his net worth.Frank`s net worth also benefited from his film-making endeavors, producing and writing a number of films and documentaries, including “Baby Snakes” (1979), which was his debut, “The Amazing Mister Bickford” (1987), “The True Story of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels” (1988), and “Roxy the Movie” which was released in 2015.Recognition for his work in the music industry came not long after his death, as he received several prestigious awards, including induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

Regarding his personal life, Zappa was married twice; his first wife was Kathryn J. “Kay” Sherman, with whom he was married from 1960 until 1964. He was married to Adelaide Gail Sloatman from 1967 until his death in 1993; the couple had four children.

In 1990, Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and three years later he lost his battle with the disease.

IMDB Wikipedia “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” (2004 “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” (2011) “Apostrophe (`)” (1974) “Baby Snakes” (1979) “Over-Nite Sensation” (1973) “Roxy the Movie” (2015) “Sheik Yerbouti” (1979) “The Amazing Mister Bickford” (1987) “The True Story of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels” (1988) “The Yellow Shark” (1993) “Zoot Allures” (1976) $40 million 1940 1940-12-21 1993 6 ft (1.83 m) Ahmet Zappa Antelope Valley High School Arab American Aynsley Dunbar Baltimore Bobby Zappa Businessperson California Carl Zappa Chaffey College Composer Conductor December 21 December 4 Diva Zappa Dweezil Zappa Francis Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Net Worth French American Gail Zappa Gail Zappa (m. 1967–1993) George Duke Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package (1996) Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (1988) Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1997) Greek American Howard Kaylan Ian Underwood Italian American Jeff Simmons Jim Pons Kay Sherman Kay Sherman (m. 1960–1964) Los Angeles Mark Volman Maryland Mission Bay Senior High School Moon Zappa Musician Patrice Zappa Record producer Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1995) Rock Stars Rolling Stone magazine) Rose Marie Colimore Songwriter the Mothers of invention United States United States of America Zappa

Frank Zappa Quick Info

Full NameFrank Zappa
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 21, 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
DiedDecember 4, 1993, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionSongwriter, Musician, Composer, Conductor, Record producer, Businessperson
EducationChaffey College, Mission Bay Senior High School, Antelope Valley High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseGail Zappa (m. 1967–1993), Kay Sherman (m. 1960–1964)
ChildrenDweezil Zappa, Moon Zappa, Diva Zappa, Ahmet Zappa
ParentsRose Marie Colimore, Francis Zappa
SiblingsCarl Zappa, Bobby Zappa, Patrice Zappa
NicknamesFrank Vincent Zappa , Zappa , the Mothers of invention
IMDBhttp://imdb.com/name/nm2258733
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (1988), Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1997), Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package (1996)
Albums“Over-Nite Sensation” (1973), “Apostrophe (`)” (1974), “Zoot Allures” (1976), “Sheik Yerbouti” (1979), “The Yellow Shark” (1993)
Music GroupsThe Mothers of Invention, The Persuasions, Bobby Brown, Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow, Peaches en Regalia
Nominations“100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” (2011), “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” (2004, Rolling Stone magazine), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1995)
Movies“Baby Snakes” (1979), “The Amazing Mister Bickford” (1987), “The True Story of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels” (1988), “Roxy the Movie” (2015)

Frank Zappa Trademarks

  1. Long guitar solos
  2. Dark and sarcastic sense of humour
  3. Moustache, cigarette smoking

Frank Zappa Quotes

  • I think Live Aid was the biggest cocaine money laundering scheme of all time.
  • Jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny.
  • Those who are crazy enough to take the chance on spending money to make some unusual object or event take place are an endangered species.
  • [about himself] Well, in this world of basic stereotyping, give a guy a big nose and some weird hair and he’s capable of anything.
  • I think business is a good thing. Generals could learn a lot from corporate executives. The first rule is, you don’t kill your customers.
  • [During an appearance in 1986 on CNN’s Crossfire (1982)] The biggest threat to America today is not communism. It’s the turning of this country into a fascist theocracy and everything that’s happened during the [Ronald Reagan] Administration has put us right down that pipe!
  • My dad was employed as a meteorologist at the Edgewood Arsenal. They made poison gas there during World War II, so I guess it would have been the meteorologist’s job to figure out which way the wind was blowing when it was time to shoot the stuff off.
  • Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
  • Watch out where the huskies go, don’t you eat that yellow snow.
  • It is probably more natural to perform sex with a sea urchin than to be interviewed.
  • Censoring what you say is one of the ways in which people who are not nice can take away your personal freedom.
  • [in the late 1980s] Religion has mostly proven to be a real-estate scam.
  • [Explaining why he felt communism was doomed to fail] People like to own things.
  • [Asked to create an anti-drug abuse slogan] Speed will turn you into your parents.
  • Work is the only reason I leave home. I’m not a tourist. I don’t travel for pleasure. I don’t take vacations. I only leave the house when I have something to do.
  • Some rock musicians make a bunch of money and stick it up their noses–I stick mine in my ear.
  • Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are in my opinion more dangerous than songwriters who celebrate sexuality.
  • I’ve smoked ten marijuana cigarettes in my life. And they’ve given me a sore throat, a headache, and made me sleepy. I can’t understand why anyone would wanna use the stuff. It seems such an impractical pastime as you can get sent to jail for it.
  • I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
  • Rock journalism is people who can’t write, preparing stories based on interviews with people who can’t talk, in order to amuse people who can’t read.

Frank Zappa Important Facts

  • Inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in 2015 (inaugural class) in the category Music & Arts.
  • Co-founded Bizarre Records in 1967.
  • Subject of the song “Frank” by Wild Man Fischer.
  • Founded Barking Pumpkin Records in 1981. He also founded Zappa Records, Barfko-Swill [mail order distribution] and DiscReet (record company).
  • Did not like being called “rock legend” and considered it a “pathetic” term. Also did not like being called a “test pilot pushing the edge” since he felt the term sounded too military. As far as being called an “eccentric genius”, Zappa said in an interview prior to his death, “Eccentric, yes. Genius, maybe.”.
  • In an interview prior to his death, Zappa revealed he had had urination problems for years but that the prostate cancer wasn’t caught until it was inoperable. He hinted this made him extremely bitter and advised others with urination problems to get multiple opinions.
  • Despite his prostate cancer, Zappa continued to smoke. He told an interviewer he considered cigarettes to be “food”, tobacco his favorite vegetable and did not believe cigarettes caused the reported health problems.
  • “Cured” his kids of sibling rivalry by making a tape of them squabbling, then forcing them to listen to said tape while handcuffed together in the bathroom; this was to show them how dumb they sounded when bickering.
  • Zappa sponsored Hagstrom guitars early in his career. However, on his first three albums with The Mothers of Invention, he used a Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster. During the mid to late 1970s, he played a highly modified Gibson SG clone. He had one of Jimi Hendrix’s guitars which was lit on fire by Jimi at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival.
  • Gene Simmons visited with the Zappa family at their home, socializing, some time before Zappa’s death. During their visit, Zappa showed him something that proved how prolific Zappa was: hundreds of master tapes of unreleased music.
  • During his last days, he wanted to make a movie called “Dwell”. “Dwell” would have been a musical about a giant spider, but from the spider’s point of view. He was going to make it with the people from Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), and had several conversations with Kevin Murphy.
  • He was voted the 21st Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
  • Included a warning-cum-guarantee on his late-1980s albums, deriding the Religious Right’s attack on rock and pop music, and censorship in general, and concluding “If there is a Hell, its fires wait for them, not us.”.
  • Started out playing drums in his teens, then adopted his brother’s f-hole acoustic guitar, trying to copy horn and guitar solos on blues and jazz records. Later studied Music Theory in college.
  • Bought a small recording studio with the proceeds of his score for Run Home, Slow (1965); first came to public attention when he was arrested in a scandal involving the studio (he was later cleared).
  • Used a wah-wah with his onstage guitar setup, which he had usually leave set in one position as a filter, rather than rock it to get the wah effect.
  • Wrote his own copyright notice, that appeared on his later records, and was the first to specifically mention sampling. Also released the first 3-inch CD single, with a remix of “Peaches En Regalia”, in the late 1980s.
  • Gave up his driver’s license voluntarily, because he hated standing in line at the DMV.
  • In March of 2003 his 1979 album “Joe’s Garage” came 20th in Classic Rock Magazine’s list of the 30 greatest concept albums of all time.
  • Zappa is the first, and so far only, artist to be inducted into both the Jazz and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
  • Inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
  • In recent years, various reworkings of his songs have been recorded, including versions in Baroque instrumental and a cappella vocal stylings.
  • In 1995, a group of Lithuanian artists erected the world’s first Zappa statue in Vilnius, the capital. Since then one has been erected in Bad Doberan, Germany (which Gail Zappa says does not look like him), and another (a copy of the bust in Vilnius) in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Following his death, he was interred in an unmarked grave next to Lew Ayres at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
  • His father, Francis Vincent Zappa, was born in Partinico, Sicily, and his mother, Rose Marie (Colimore), was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Italian parents.
  • The small town of Bad Doberan, Germany, holds an annual Zappanale festival, celebrating his life and music (first held in 1990).
  • As a child, his favorite television program was Robert Clampett’s puppet show Time for Beany (1949).
  • Father of Diva Zappa, Moon Unit Zappa, Dweezil Zappa and Ahmet Zappa
  • In July 1994, the International Astronomical Union named a Czech-discovered asteroid “Zappafrank”.
  • Has an enormous following in the former Communist countries of eastern Europe.
  • Is known affectionately by his fans as FZ.
  • Was school friends with Don Van Vliet (later to be known as Captain Beefheart).
  • When marrying Gail Zappa in a civil ceremony, he attached a pin that said “Congratulations from Mayor Lindsay” onto her in lieu of a ring. John V. Lindsay was mayor of New York City at the time.

Frank Zappa Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Everybody Wants Some!!2016performer: “Sleep Dirt” / writer: “Sleep Dirt”Soundtrack
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words2016Documentary performer: “Trouble Every Day”, “Nasal Retentive Calliope Music”, “Sex In Today’s World Improvisation”, “Plastic People”, “Improvised Concerto For Two Bicycles, Pre-Recorded Tape And Musicians”, “Mother People”, “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” uncredited, “A Pound For A Brown On The Bus/Sleeping In A Jar”, “Holiday In Berlin”, “This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich”, “Magic Fingers”, “Penis Dimension”, “The Air”, “Dog Breath”, “Cosmik Debris”, “Approximate”, “Dinah-Moe Humm”, “Bobby Brown”, “TinSoundtrack
Roxy the Movie2015Documentary performer: “Cosmik Debris”, “Penguin In Bondage”, “T’Mershi Duween”, “The Dog Breath Variations”, “Uncle Meat”, “RDNZL”, “Inca Roads”, “Echidna’s Arf Of You”, “Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?”, “Cheepnis”, “I’m The Slime”, “Big Swifty”, “Be-Bop Tango Of The Old Jazzmen’s Church”, “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow”, “Father O’Blivion” uncredited / writer: “Cosmik Debris”, “Penguin In Bondage”, “T’Mershi Duween”, “The Dog Breath Variations”, “Uncle Meat”, “RDNZL”, “Inca Roads”, “Echidna’s ArfSoundtrack
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Comix ScrutinizerTV Series 1 episode, 2014 writer – 4 episodes, 2013 – 2014 performer – 1 episode, 2013Soundtrack
Some Jerk with a CameraTV Series documentary performer – 2 episodes, 2012 – 2013 writer – 1 episode, 2011Soundtrack
The Cinema Snob2013TV Series 1 episodeSoundtrack
The ’80s: The Decade That Made UsTV Mini-Series documentary performer – 1 episode, 2013 writer – 1 episode, 2013Soundtrack
Unlawful Killing2011Documentary performer: “Dumb All Over” – uncredited / writer: “Dumb All Over” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World2011Video documentary performer: “Willie The Pump” / writer: “Willie The Pump”Soundtrack
A Call Girl2009writer: “Bobby Brown goes down”Soundtrack
Things We Lost in the Fire2007performer: “The Little House I Used To Live In”, “Black Napkins” / writer: “The Little House I Used To Live In”, “Black Napkins”Soundtrack
I Love the ’70s: Volume 22006TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Lavorare con lentezza2004“Peaches en regalia”Soundtrack
S.P.U.N.GTV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 2004 music – 1 episode, 2004 performer – 1 episode, 2004Soundtrack
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary producer: “Rodney”Soundtrack
Y Tu Mamá También2001performer: “Watermelon in Easter Hay” / producer: “Watermelon in Easter Hay” / writer: “Watermelon in Easter Hay”Soundtrack
Tutti gli uomini del deficiente1999writer: “Tell Me You Love Me”Soundtrack
Se buscan fulmontis1999lyrics: “Dirty Love” Overnite Sensation version / music: “Dirty Love” Overnite Sensation version / writer: “Dirty Love” Overnite Sensation versionSoundtrack
Goodbye, 20th Century1998arranger: “Cocaine Decisions” / producer: “Cocaine Decisions” / writer: “Cocaine Decisions”Soundtrack
Daria1998TV Series 1 episodeSoundtrack
CluelessTV Series performer – 1 episode, 1997 writer – 1 episode, 1997Soundtrack
Closure1997Video documentary performer: “Broken Hearts are for Assholes” / writer: “Broken Hearts are for Assholes”Soundtrack
Happy Together1997performer: “Chunga’s Revenge”, “I Have Been In You” / writer: “Chunga’s Revenge”, “I Have Been In You”Soundtrack
The Ice Storm1997performer: “Dirty Love” / writer: “Dirty Love”Soundtrack
Die kranken Schwestern1995TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Duckman: Private Dick/Family ManTV Series music – 3 episodes, 1994 lyrics – 1 episode, 1994Soundtrack
TohuwabohuTV Series performer – 1 episode, 1994 writer – 1 episode, 1994Soundtrack
Beasts1993Short writer: “G-Spot Tornado”, “Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus”Soundtrack
Beavis and Butt-HeadTV Series performer – 1 episode, 1993 writer – 1 episode, 1993Soundtrack
The Yellow Shark1992writer: “Overture”, “The Dog Breath Variations”, “Uncle Meat”, “Outrage At Valdez”, “Times Beach II”, “III Revised”, “The Girl In The Magnesium Dress”, “Be-Bop Tango Of The Old Jazz-Men’s Church”, “Food Gathering In Post-Industrial America, 1992”, “Ruth Is Sleeping”, “Amnerika”, “None Of The Above”, “Pentagon Afternoon”, “Questi Cazzi Di Piccione”, “Times Beach III”, “Welcome To The United States”, “Pound For A Brown”, “Exercise #4”, “Get Whitey”, “G-Spot Tornado”Soundtrack
Parker Lewis Can’t LoseTV Series performer – 1 episode, 1990 producer – 1 episode, 1990 writer – 1 episode, 1990Soundtrack
Daddy’s Dyin’… Who’s Got the Will?1990writer: “Harder Than Your Husband”Soundtrack
Waiting for the Light1990writer: “Memories of El Monte”Soundtrack
Hellgate1989writer: “MEMORIES OF EL MONTE”Soundtrack
X-Large1989TV Series documentary performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Colors1988writer: “MEMORIES OF EL MONTE”Soundtrack
The Amazing Mister Bickford1987Video writer: “Naval Aviation In Art?”, “Mo ‘N Herb’s Vacation”, “Dupree’s Paradise”, “The Perfect Stranger”Soundtrack
Uncle Meat1987Video documentary performer: “Tengo Na Minchia Tanta” / writer: “The Uncle Meat Variations”, “Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague”, “Mr. Green Genes”, “Holiday In Berlin, Full-Blown”, “Mother People”, “I’m Not Satisfied”, “Tengo Na Minchia Tanta”Soundtrack
Does Humor Belong in Music?1985Video documentary performer: “Zoot Allures”, “Tinsel Town Rebellion”, “More Trouble Every Day”, “Hot-Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel”, “The Dangerous Kitchen”, “He’s So Gay”, “Bobby Brown”, “Keep It Greasey”, “Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me?”, “Dinah-Moe Humm”, “Cosmik Debris”, “Be In My Video”, “Dancin’ Fool”, “Whippin’ Post” / writer: “Zoot Allures”, “Tinsel Town Rebellion”, “More Trouble Every Day”, “Hot-Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel”, “The Dangerous Kitchen”, “He’s So Gay”, “Bobby BroSoundtrack
Alvin & the Chipmunks1983TV Series performer: “Revised Music For Guitar and Low Budget Orchestra”, “ReDuNZL” / producer: “Revised Music For Guitar and Low Budget Orchestra”, “ReDuNZL” / writer: “Revised Music For Guitar and Low Budget Orchestra”, “ReDuNZL”Soundtrack
Solid Gold1982TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Animalympics1980producer: “I Don’t Think I Can Go Through This Again” / writer: “I Don’t Think I Can Go Through This Again”Soundtrack
Frank Zappa: New York and Elsewhere1980TV Movie documentary performer: “You Are What You Is”, “Mudd Club”, “Chunga’s Revenge”, “Beauty Knows No Pain”, “Bobby Brown”, “I Don’t Wanna Get Drafted”, “Joe’s Garage”, “Baby Snakes”, “Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Baby Snakes1979Documentary performer: “Baby Snakes”, “Titties ‘N Beer”, “The Black Page #2”, “Jones Crusher”, “Disco Boy”, “Dinah-Moe-Humm”, “Punky’s Whips”, “I Have Been In You”, “I’m So Cute”, “City Of Tiny Lites”, “Dancin’ Fool”, “Duck Duck Goose”, “Yo’ Mama’s Rubber Shirt”, “Return Of The Son of Shut Up and Play Your Guitar”, “Whatever Happened To All The Fun In The World?”, “Wait A Minute…We Gotta Get Into Something Real”, “Revenge of The Knick Knack People”, ” The Adventures of Greggery Peccary”, “SexuSoundtrack
More American Graffiti1979performer: “Lumpy Gravy” / writer: “Lumpy Gravy”Soundtrack
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer – 2 episodes, 1976 – 1978 writer – 2 episodes, 1976 – 1978Soundtrack
Ohne Maulkorb1978TV Series documentary performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Mike Douglas ShowTV Series performer – 1 episode, 1976 writer – 1 episode, 1976Soundtrack
Virgin Snow1976performer: “Peaches en Regalia” – uncredited / writer: “Peaches en Regalia” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Lady Liberty1971writer: “Get A Little”Soundtrack
Pop story1971TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Aliisa1970TV Movie writer: “Uncle Bernie’s Farm”Soundtrack
Medium Cool1969performer: “Oh No”, “Who Needs the Peace Corps?”, “Mom and Dad”, “The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet”, “Are You Hung Up?” – uncredited / writer: “Oh No”, “Who Needs the Peace Corps?”, “Mom and Dad”, “The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet”, “Are You Hung Up?” – uncreditedSoundtrack
The Monkees1968TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Hoepla1967TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The New Steve Allen ShowTV Series performer – 1 episode, 1963 writer – 1 episode, 1963Soundtrack
The World’s Greatest Sinner1962writer: “World’s Greatest Sinner” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Roxy the Movie2015DocumentaryComposer
Summer ’82: When Zappa Came to Sicily2014DocumentaryComposer
1982. L’estate di Frank2012Documentary shortComposer
Frank Zappa: Phase II – The Big Note2002DocumentaryComposer
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994TV Series 11 episodesComposer
Beasts1993ShortComposer
Zappa’s Universe1993Video composed byComposer
The Yellow Shark1992Composer
Peefeeyatko1991DocumentaryComposer
Cousteau: Alaska: Outrage at Valdez1989Composer
The True Story of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels1988Video documentaryComposer
The Amazing Mister Bickford1987VideoComposer
Uncle Meat1987Video documentaryComposer
Does Humor Belong in Music?1985Video documentaryComposer
Video from Hell1985VideoComposer
The Dub Room Special!1984VideoComposer
Baby Snakes1979DocumentaryComposer
200 Motels1971music composed byComposer
Run Home, Slow1965Composer
The World’s Greatest Sinner1962as ZappaComposer
Roxy the Movie2015DocumentaryWriter
The True Story of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels1988Video documentaryWriter
The Amazing Mister Bickford1987VideoWriter
Uncle Meat1987Video documentaryWriter
Does Humor Belong in Music?1985Video documentaryWriter
Video from Hell1985VideoWriter
The Dub Room Special!1984VideoWriter
Baby Snakes1979Documentary writerWriter
Brown Shoes Don’t Make It1976Writer
200 Motels1971story and screenplayWriter
Roxy the Movie2015DocumentaryDirector
The True Story of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels1988Video documentaryDirector
The Amazing Mister Bickford1987VideoDirector
Uncle Meat1987Video documentaryDirector
Does Humor Belong in Music?1985Video documentaryDirector
Video from Hell1985VideoDirector
The Dub Room Special!1984VideoDirector
Baby Snakes1979DocumentaryDirector
200 Motels1971characterizationsDirector
The Ren & Stimpy Show1992TV SeriesThe PopeActor
Miami Vice1986TV SeriesMario FuenteActor
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV SeriesAttillaActor
200 Motels1971Member of Mothers of Invention (uncredited)Actor
Sex in Today’s World1968ShortActor
Head1968The CriticActor
The Monkees1968TV SeriesMike NesmithActor
The Steve Allen Playhouse1963TV SeriesGuestActor
Roxy the Movie2015Documentary producerProducer
Peefeeyatko1991Documentary producerProducer
The True Story of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels1988Video documentary producerProducer
The Amazing Mister Bickford1987Video producerProducer
Uncle Meat1987Video documentary producerProducer
Does Humor Belong in Music?1985Video documentary producerProducer
Video from Hell1985Video producerProducer
Baby Snakes1979Documentary producerProducer
The Yellow Shark1992conductorMusic Department
Cousteau: Alaska: Outrage at Valdez1989composer: theme musicMusic Department
200 Motels1971music arrangerMusic Department
Run Home, Slow1965conductorMusic Department
The World’s Greatest Sinner1962composer: theme musicMusic Department
Uncle Meat1987Video documentary additional photographyCamera Department
Video from Hell1985Video camera operatorCamera Department
Baby Snakes1979DocumentaryEditor
The Dub Room Special!1984Video editorial supervisorEditorial Department
Roxy the Movie2015Documentary titles by – as FZMiscellaneous
Zappa’s Universe1993Video special thanksThanks
Roxy the Movie2015Documentary special thanksThanks
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994TV Series dedicatee – 1 episodeThanks
Roxy the Movie2015DocumentaryHimself – Lead Guitar, Vocals, PercussionSelf
The Wrecking Crew!2008DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Revenge of the Dead Indians1993DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Today1990-1993TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Ein Leben als Extravaganza – Das Genie Frank Zappa1993TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Howard Stern Interview1993TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Yellow Shark1992Himself – Composer, ConductorSelf
Peefeeyatko1991DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Prazakum tem je hej1991HimselfSelf
Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth1991TV Special documentaryHimselfSelf
Focus1990TV SeriesHimself – Guest HostSelf
Decade1989TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Circus of the Stars #141989TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)Self
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimselfSelf
X-Large1989TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The True Story of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels1988Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Kippevel1988TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Bains de minuit1988TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Nightflight1988TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Funny1988DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Amazing Mister Bickford1987VideoHimselfSelf
Uncle Meat1987Video documentaryHimself / The Imaginary DirectorSelf
The Howard Stern Show1987TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Sex Violence & Values: Changing Images1986TV MovieHimselfSelf
Crossfire1986TV SeriesHimself – Rock MuscianSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Does Humor Belong in Music?1985Video documentaryGuitar, VocalSelf
Video from Hell1985VideoHimselfSelf
MusiCalifornia1985TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Dub Room Special!1984VideoHimselfSelf
Livewire1984TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Àngel Casas Show1984TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Thicke of the Night1984TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
Cocaine Blues1983DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1983TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Rolling Stones – Die ersten 20 Jahre1982TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Dance Fever1980TV SeriesHimself – JudgeSelf
Frank Zappa: New York and Elsewhere1980TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Baby Snakes1979DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Dinah!1979TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Saturday Night Live1976-1978TV SeriesHimself – Host / Musical Guest / Himself – Musical GuestSelf
Ohne Maulkorb1978TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Vernissage1976TV Series documentaryHimself – MusicianSelf
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself – DirectorSelf
The Norman Gunston Show1975TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Iltatähti1973-1974TV SeriesHimselfSelf
John & Yoko in Syracuse, New York1972TV Short documentaryHimselfSelf
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Frank Zappa1971TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Anatomy of Pop1971TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Lieder-liches1970TV SeriesHimself – Musician / NarratorSelf
Omnibus1968TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Late Night Line-Up1968TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Hoepla1967TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Good Evening!1967TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution1967TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The New Steve Allen Show1963TV SeriesHimself – Musical BicyclistSelf
Zappa2018Documentary filmingHimselfArchive Footage
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself – MusicianArchive Footage
Uncle Howard2016/IDocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words2016DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Made in Japan – The Rise of Deep Purple Mk II2014TV MovieHimselfArchive Footage
Hart and Soul: The Hart Family Anthology2010VideoHimselfArchive Footage
Empreintes2010TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Classic Albums: Frank Zappa – Apostrophe (‘)/Over-Nite Sensation2007Video documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Weltberühmt in Österreich – 50 Jahre Austropop2006TV Series documentaryHimself – Musiker, KomponistArchive Footage
I Love the ’70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
EAV Rarities2006Video documentary shortHimselfArchive Footage
Fuck2005DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Derailroaded2005DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
The Greatest2004TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (1980 interview) (uncredited)Archive Footage
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
The Male Swagger1999GuitaristArchive Footage
Hey, Hey We’re the Monkees1997TV Movie documentaryMike Nesmith (episode “Monkees Blow Their Mind”) (uncredited)Archive Footage
The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart1997DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years1986TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
You Are What You Eat1968DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Mondo Hollywood1967DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage