Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Age
75
Birthday
Apr. 21st, 1947
Born in
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Height
5' 7 1/2"

Iggy Pop's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States TV Show
Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States
Rage (AU) TV Show
Rage (AU)
The Cutting Edge TV Show
The Cutting Edge
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Legendary Rock 'n' Roll wildman and substance abuser. Recorded a series of classic rock albums with The Stooges and later as a solo artist. Worked extensively with David Bowie (I).


TRIVIA:
  • Even though he had already created the stage name Iggy Pop, Elektra always billed him as Iggy Stooge in reference to his group, 'The Stooges' (qv), much to Iggy's chagrin.
  • Computer animators on 'Peter Jackson (I)' (qv)'s _The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)_ (qv) used his movement and body as a basis for the character Gollum.
  • 'David Bowie (I)' (qv) produced 'The Stooges' (qv)' "Raw Power" album as well as Iggy's first two solo albums, "The Idiot" & "Lust For Life". "The Idiot" Contains the original version of the song "China Girl", later covered famously by Bowie.
  • Had a cameo role on _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv). "DS9" producer 'Ira Steven Behr' (qv) was at the time and is to this day a major fan.
  • His group, 'The Stooges' (qv), although never a huge commercial success, was essential in the development of punk rock. In fact, the unifying trait of all the members of what were arguably the two greatest "punk" bands, 'Ramones' (qv) and 'The Sex Pistols' (qv), was their idolizing of Iggy and The Stooges.
  • Now famous for his crazed behavior in the late 60s and 70s, much of Iggy's craziness was fueled by his addiction to heroin. Iggy would often mutilate himself, roll around in peanut butter or broken glass, throw himself offstage (and once down a flight of stairs), bend his body like a pretzel, hump his amps, go naked, and insult the audience. Offstage, he did little else other shoot heroin and have promiscuous sex. In the late 70s, he quit heroin to save his own life and lost interest in sleeping around.
  • Began calling himself Iggy while working with his first high school band, "The Iguanas."
  • He is of Irish and English descent on his father's side, and of Danish and Norwegian ancestry on his mother's. His father was adopted by a Swedish-American family, hence the family's surname (Osterberg)


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