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Here you'll find a mini fact file about each member of the band.

Gerard Way - Lead Singer

Full Name: Gerard Arthur Way
Born: April 9th, 1977 in Newark, New Jersey

Interesting Facts: At the age of 15 he was held at gun point. His grandmother Elena Lee Rush was the one who taught him how to sing, paint and perform from a young age. Way says "she has taught me everything I know".

He's married to Lindsay Ann Ballato of Mindless Self Indulgence, tying the knot on September 3rd, 2007.

Frank Iero, Guitar and Backup Vocals

Full Name: Frank Anthony Iero, Jr
Born: 31st October, 1981 in Belleville, New Jersey

Interesting Facts: Iero is a vegetarian and is the youngest member of My Chemical Romance. He has many tattoos including one reading "HALLOWEEN" across his knuckles, with two L's together to make it fit.

He works with other bands such as The Love Cats and Leathermouth. His favourite band is The Bouncing Souls.

Ray Toro, Guitarist and Backup Vocals

Full Name: Raymond Toro-Ortiz
Born: July 15th, 1977 in Kearny, New Jersey

Interesting Facts: He is the Puerto Rican-American lead guitarist for the band. When he was younger he enjoyed such as Queen, Metallica and Slayer.

Toro has a dog named Jack Bauer. In The Black Parade Is Dead, he thanked his dog, saying that it was his son.

Bob Bryar, Drummer

Full Name: Robert Corey Bryar
Born: December 31st, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois

Interesting Facts: He joined the group after the previous drummer, Matt Pelissier left whilst touring in Japan in 2004. He met MCR whilst working as a sound tech with a band called The Used.

Bob is well known to hate cameras, and has repeatedly pushed them out the way, hit them, and even smashed them.

Mikey Way, Guitarist

Full Name: Michael James Way
Born: September 10th, 1980 in Belleville, New Jersey

Interesting Facts: He is the younger brother of lead singer Gerard, with whom he has a close relationship with. It was him that came up with the bands name, after reading a book called Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance.

In March 2007, he married fiancée Alicia Simmons backstage after a show in LA. On the 23rd of April that year, it was announced he would temporarily leave the band to spent time with Alicia. His replacement is Matt Cortez, guitar tech and friend of the band.

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