American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, author, and animal rights activist

Moby or Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965[1]) is an American DJ, songwriter and musician. He is famous for his songs "Porcelain" and "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?". The video for another one of his songs, "We Are All Made Of Stars", shows him dressed as an astronaut in a space suit.

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Moby in 2009
Background information
Birth nameRichard Melville Hall
Born (1965-09-11) September 11, 1965 (age 56)
Harlem, New York, U.S.
OriginDarien, Connecticut, United States
GenresElectronica, techno, electronic rock, alternative rock, ambient, downtempo
Occupation(s)DJ, singer-songwriter, musician, photographer
InstrumentsTurntables, keyboards, vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Years active1982–present
LabelsMute (UK), V2 (US), XL (UK), Elektra (US), Instinct (US), Outer Rhythm (UK), Virgin/EMI (Brazil)

He was a member of a punk band called Vatican Commandos before becoming a DJ.

In 2002, Moby started a cafe called Teany with his ex-girlfriend Kelly Tisdale.[2]


  1. Moby's bio from his official website Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 25 April 2008
  2. Elyssa Lee, Rob Turner (1 December 2004). "Moby, Remixed". Mansueto Ventures. Retrieved 15 September 2014.