A native of Detroit, MI, hard rock legend Ted Nugent enjoyed both success and tremendous controversy from the late '60s into the early years of the 21st century. His successes were his chart-topping sales and rabid audience following with such bands as the Amboy Dukes and Damn Yankees (in addition to repeated triumphs as a solo performer), the controversy was his unabashed ultra-right-wing political stance, including pro-gun beliefs and a love of hunting animals. Despite this controversy, Nugent nevertheless clung tightly to a "clean" lifestyle that demonstrated a repeated opposition to recreational controlled substances.
Alongside his music career, Nugent expanded into a surprisingly diverse number of business interests that included producing and selling his own beef jerky, penning columns for a number of magazines, and hosting a Detroit-area radio show. Cinematically speaking, the majority of Nugent's appearances consisted of performance-oriented footage, but he did sign for very infrequent acting roles, including a turn as a Hot Seat Band Member in 1989's A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and a more substantial role as a reckless, bow-and-arrow-wielding lawman in the blue-collar comedy-adventure Beer for My Horses (2008). ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi