Hiro Yamamoto is an American musician, songwriter, and bassist who is best known for being a co-founder of the grunge band , along with  and . As a member of Soundgarden, he has been a part of a number of projects which include Ultramega OK, Down on the Upside, King Animal, Badmotorfinger, Louder Than Love, and Superunknown.

Born Name

Hiro Yamamoto

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Seattle, King County, Washington, United States



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


Musician, Songwriter, Bassist


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


Bass Guitar, Vocals, Guitar


Sub Pop, A&M Records




5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


Hiro Yamamoto is of Japanese descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


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 Lightning, Flower, Beyond the Wheel, All Your Lies, Mood for Trouble, Head 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 Ford, Four Girls, Leslie’s Coughing up Blood, Angelhead, Chlorine, and So Strange.
  6. Truly has also released other albums, tracks, and extended plays like Heart and Lungs, Feeling You Up, Twilight 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


Facts of Hiro Yamamoto

  • full nameHiro Yamamoto
  • Date of Birth April 13, 1961
  • Age 60 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Aries
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Diamond
  • Lucky Color Red
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo
  • weight72 kg
  • height5 ft 11 in

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