January 27, 1968

Jan27On this day in 1968, Michael Allen “Mike” Patton was born in Eureka, California.

Patton is best known for his role as the front man for the popular ’90s band Faith No More, but Patton has accomplished much more underground and behind the scenes than is often known.

Fronting groups such as Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Tomahawk, Lovage, Peeping Tom and Mondo Cane, Patton has also co-worked with John Zorn, Kaada/Patton, Dillinger Escape Plan, General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners, Rahzel Zu, Naked City, Nora Jones and Bjork.

An avid gamer, Patton supplied the voices for a number of games. He was the voice of the eponymous force in The Darkness, as well as The Darkness II. He voiced Anger Sphere in the game Portal, he played a majority of the zombie voices heard in Left 4 Dead and the character Nathan “Rad” Spencer in Bionic Commando.

Patton’s filmography list is quite impressive as well, ranging from two main character roles in the film Firecracker, all the creaturedemon voices in 2007’s I Am Legend as well as film scores for such movies as Crank: High Voltage and 2012’s The Place Beyond The Pines.

Patton is the founder of Ipecac Recordings, which has proudly been making people sick since 1999.

1 Comment on January 27, 1968

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