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Date of Birth January 25, 1967
Place of Birth Cuba
Age 53 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Aurelio Voltaire

Aurelio Voltaire Hernández, professionally known as Aurelio Voltaire or by the mononym Voltaire, is a Cuban-born American singer, songwriter, and musician. His professional name is his given middle name. Voltaire is also an experienced animator and comic artist, and is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Birth name: Aurelio Voltaire Hernández
Also known as: Voltaire
Born: January 25, 1967
Origin: Havana, Cuba
Genres: Dark cabaret
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, musician, writer, cartoonist, animator, television director, teacher
Instruments: Vocals, guitar
Years active: 1998–present
Labels: Projekt Records, Mars Needs Music, Dancing Ferret
Associated acts: Rasputina, The Oddz, Unto Ashes, Amanda Palmer, Julia Marcell
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About Voltaire

Cuban-American musician who has made a name for himself performing music in a style which has been come to be known as "dark cabaret." Among his best known songs is "BRAINS!," which was featured on the Cartoon Network series The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.

Before Fame

He moved to New Jersey with his family as a child and became enamored with animation. At 17, he got a job working as an animator for Parker Brothers.


Apart from his music career, he has taught stop motion animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Family Life

His full name is Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez. He was married to a woman named Jayme from 2008 to 2013. He has a son named Mars from a previous relationship.


His eighth album, Riding a Black Unicorn Down the Side of an Erupting Volcano While Drinking from a Chalice Filled with the Laughter of Small Children, features cello contributions from Rasputina's Melora Craeger.

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Latest information about Voltaire updated on October 28, 2020.

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