Grape Ape Redux

His fans are legion. In fact, many of his fans have lesions.

Federal Hill’s legendary bare-chested, beer-guzzling, Led Zep-loving blowhard “Grape Ape” appeared countless times on Atomic TV, including ATV’s first-ever episode in July 1997 and he later dispensed dating advice (and lamented the passing of Zep drummer John Bonham) on the “Dating Do’s & Don’ts” episode. Rumor has it that this fellow in dire need of a wife-beater to cover his gi-normous beer-belly appeared on a domestic abuse episode of The Jerry Springer Show as a wife-beater.

Atomic TV scheduled a “Grape Ape Karoake Tribute” as part of a live taping program at the old Ottobar on Davis Street but ’twas a great idea that never panned out…mainly because “Grape Ape” either died, got drunk, or was incarcerated. Who knows? The other two Baltimore legends depicted on the flyer, Garage Sale and The Rockstars, live on. Always. In our hearts and souls…

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5 Responses to Grape Ape Redux

  1. Randy Coleman says:

    Hey, I’m from South Baltimore”fed hill”Is what they call it now.Anyway, Grape Ape died in a vehicle accident,it was at least 6 years ago.I can’t remember the details, or his real name. But, I can get it. I do now it happened in Virginia. Anyway, if anyone is interested in finding out what happened, let me know.And I will take the time to find out.
    Sincerely, Randy C.Coleman

  2. Hi Randy, we heard rumors he passed away over 15 years ago, never knew the truth. Wish we could have met up with him again, he was pretty cool. We couldn’t find him again after the late 90s. Jeff Krulik who did Heavy Metal Parking Lot also has some great footage of him. R.I.P. Grape Ape. He was one of the coolest partiers we ever met and brought real charm to the REAL Federal Hill.

  3. Tracey Sherman says:

    He was one in a million,awesome guy we grew up together, he would give anyone help at any giving time.. Hell of a partier and one hell of an awesome guy

  4. amy schott says:

    he died in pa my mom was with from the 80s intill 1993

  5. amy schott says:

    yeah real watching him hold a knife neck yeah real thanks to him have ptsd

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