Michael Shawn Crahan, commonly known as the stage character "Clown", is an American musician, is one of the two background percussionists / vocalists and co-founder of the heavy metal band Slipknot. When he performed with Slipknot he was also known as # 6. As of 2020, Crahan was the last remaining original member of the first Slipknot line before they split up in 1999. Crahan is the oldest member of Slipknot, having significant involvement in media production. by Slipknot, directs music videos to Slipknot. In addition to Slipknot, Crahan has two sub-project groups called To My Surprise and Dirty Little Rabbits. He also directed the 2016 film Officer Downe
|Birth name||Michael Shawn Crahan|
|Also known as||Clown, #6, Bozo, Kong|
|Born||September 24, 1969, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.|
|Genres||Alternative metal, nu metal|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, record producer|
|Labels||Roadrunner, Big Orange Clown, Nuclear Blast, Pale One -ismist|
|Associated acts||Slipknot, To My Surprise, Dirty Little Rabbits, Mudvayne|
|IMDb||Shawn Crahan's IMDb|
Known as Clown, he performed with the Grammy Award-nominated heavy metal band, Slipknot alongside singer Corey Taylor, guitarists Mick Thomson and Jim Root, bassist Chris Fehn, DJ Sid Wilson, and keyboardist Craig Jones. He was also involved with much of the band's media presence.
His metal band was initially known as The Pale Ones in 1993, but they eventually changed it to Slipknot on drummer Joey Jordison's suggestion after they released a song with that name.
He's performed at Ozzfest. He's also played with the bands To My Surprise and Dirty Little Rabbits.
He grew up in Iowa with his Irish parents; he married Chantel Crahan in 1992 and later fathered four children with her.
He was hired to direct the film based on the graphic novel, "Officer Downe," by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, in 2013; his producer was Mark Neveldine.
- Members of Slipknot (the band)
- Metal beater
- Musicians from Des Moines, Iowa
- Director of music videos
- Roadrunner Records Artists
- Movie director
- American heavy metal drummer
- American heavy metal singer
Latest information about Shawn Crahan updated on June 14 2021.