Gerard Way

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Gerard Way

Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer. He was born April 9, 1977 in Newark, New Jersey. Way is the lead singer and co-founder of the punk rock band My Chemical Romance. His brother Mikey is the bass player for the band. Way is known for commonly changing hair color from black to blonde and even a striking red. Gerard married Lyn Z of Mindless Self Indulgence on September 3rd 2007. He and Lyn Z announced that they were having a baby in November of 2008. Their daughter, Bandit Lee Way, was born on May 27, 2009. She arrived at 2:57 PM and weighed 6 pounds and 5.6 ounces. Gerard has said that both Bandit and Lyn Z are "happy and healthy". Way is also the writer of the comic book series "The Umbrella Academy".

Before My Chemical Romance[change | change source]

Way attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1999. As a child, Way grew up in a dangerous neighborhood where crimes happened often. He said that he was not allowed to play outside much when he was younger. In place of that, he had to stay indoors. While not being able to play in the park, he created his own imaginary world in his head. This led to his love for artwork. Gerard hoped to one day be a comic book artist. Before the attack on 9/11, Way was working on his cartoon The Breakfast Monkey. He wanted it to be shown on Cartoon Network. The cartoon was rejected because it was very similar to the series Aqua Teen Hunger Force.