Michael Ryan Pritchard, better known by his stage name Mike Dirnt, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the co-founder, bassist, backing and occasional lead vocalist and former guitarist of Green Day. He has also played in several other bands, including the Frustrators. His stage name was originally a nickname that his friends from grade school gave him, as he constantly played "air bass/guitar" and made a "dirnt, dirnt, dirnt" noise while pretending to pluck the strings.
|Birth name||Michael Ryan Pritchard|
|Also known as||Mike Dirnt, Van Gough|
|Born||May 04, 1972, Oakland, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock, pop rock, power pop, garage rock, new wave|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter|
|Instruments||Bass, guitar, vocals|
|Labels||Reprise, Lookout, Adeline|
|Associated acts||Green Day, The Network, Foxboro Hot Tubs, The Frustrators, Screeching Weasel, Squirtgun, The Coverups|
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|IMDb||Mike Dirnt's IMDb|
Bassist and co-founder of the punk rock band Green Day, the group known for songs like "Good Riddance" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
He was given up for adoption when his heroin-addicted mother could no longer care for him.
He used to play air bass during school while making strange bass noises.
He married Anastasia Serman in 1996, then Sarah Garrity in 2003, and then Brittney Cade on March 14, 2009. He and Brittney had a son named Brixton in 2008 and a daughter named Ryan in 2010. He also had a daughter named Estelle with Anastasia in 1997.
- Adeline Records artists
- Green Day members
- Musicians from Berkeley, California
- Alternative rock bass guitarists
- American punk rock bass guitarists
- Musicians from Oakland, California
- Reprise Records artists
- American punk rock guitarists
- Alternative rock singers
- American alternative rock musicians
- American adoptees
Latest information about Mike Dirnt updated on May 10 2021.