Gerard Way

American singer (born 1977)

Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) is an American musician and comic book writer. Way is the lead singer and co-founder of the punk rock band My Chemical Romance. Their brother Mikey was the bass player for the band. Way played for the band from their start in September 2001 until they broke up on March 22, 2013,[1] until the reunion on October 31, 2019, thus rejoining Gerard to the band.[2]

Gerard Way
Way at WonderCon in 2017
Born (1977-04-09) April 9, 1977 (age 47)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • comic book writer
  • producer
Years active2001–present
Lindsey Ballato
(m. 2007)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar

Way is known for commonly changing their hair color from black to blonde and even a striking red. They married Lyn Z of Mindless Self Indulgence on September 3, 2007.[3] Gerard and Lyn Z announced that they were having a baby in November 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".[4]

Before My Chemical Romance


They were born on April 9, 1977 in Summit, New Jersey. Way attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1999.[5]


  1. "My Chemical Romance". My Chemical Romance. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  2. "My Chemical Romance reunion". Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  3. "MCR: Gerard ties the knot". Kerrang Magazine. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  4. "The debut comic by My Chemical Romance's frontman". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  5. Gustines, George Gene (October 20, 2007). "Superhero Stylings From Stars of Pop". The New York Times. Retrieved February 7, 2015.

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