Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Acted in CHiPs 1982 Halloween Show

The 1982 Halloween episode of CHiPs is famous for its Kiss-inspired storyline, but the episode is notable for the inclusion of a future rocker: Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo.

Viewers can’t be blamed for missing the aspiring metalhead in the episode. After all, Trujillo was just 18 years old when he appeared on CHiPs. The young actor played Flippy, a teen who gets arrested after putting pumpkins in the street for unsuspecting vehicles to run over. The kid is befriended by Erik Estrada’s character, Ponch, who gets him out of trouble in exchange for agreeing to chaperone younger children while they go trick-or-treating.

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