About Big John Harte

When it comes to celebrity bodyguards, few fill the heart and imagination like Big John Harte. Plucked by fate from obscurity, Big John’s brooding presence, wry sense of humor, and gentle giant image is the stuff of legends.

Big John Harte, protector of Rock Gods: Kiss, Iron Maiden, Billy Idol, Prince and more! The now-classic images of this hulking wrestler-like mustachioed man with his giant hands shielding an unmasked Kiss member are indelibly etched into your brain. It’s symbolic of the important role Big John played throughout the years — from the heady, narcissistic 70s til today — creating a human barrier between the public and some of our favorite stars. It would be hard to think of the glory days of Rock and Heavy Metal without him.

You know the lore, now find out where and how it all began…