Dweezil Zappa (born September 5, 1969, in Los Angeles, California) is a heavy metal guitarist. He is the son of Gail (Sloatman) and Frank Zappa and the second of four siblings. Dweezil's older sister is Moon Unit, and his two younger siblings are Ahmet and Diva Zappa.
Dweezil's registered birth name was Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa, although this only occurred because the hospital at which he was born refused to register him under the name Dweezil. The name was a nickname coined by Frank for an oddly-curled pinky-toe of Gail's. His father instead used the first names of his bandmates to form a name. He was always called Dweezil by his family, though, and later had an official name change.
In the 1980s, Dweezil worked as a MTV VJ. He also recorded some solo rock albums, as well as playing guitar for other artists. Dweezil can be seen in the music video for Don Johnson's top 40 song, "Heartbeat." Dweezil has said that Eddie Van Halen was his favorite guitar player, and he began copying Van Halen's distinctive guitar style.
In the mid 1990s, he voiced the character Ajax Duckman on the animated series Duckman. He also briefly appeared in the television sitcom "Normal Life" with sister Moon Unit Zappa and former Laverne and Shirley star Cindy Williams. His most famous cameo role occurs in the Molly Ringwald movie Pretty in Pink as Andi's friend, Simon.
Dweezil's first serious relationship of note was with Katie Wagner, daughter of actor Robert Wagner, star of the Hart to Hart tv show. Dweezil later went on to have a brief relationship with actress Sharon Stone. For six years, Dweezil dated musician Lisa Loeb. Dweezil and Lisa wrote and performed music together, and even went on tour with Loeb's band. The couple co-hosted the cooking show Dweezil & Lisa on Food Network in 2004. However, the couple broke up in the summer of 2004.