b: April 9th, 1977. Born in New Jersey, he grew up in Belleville, attending all his school years there (with the aception of college). In fourth grade, he tried out for the school play Peter Pan
, landing the role of Peter- commonly played by a girl.
He and his brother, Mikey Way
for their shared band, My Chemical Romance
, attended different public schools for a time. He had always been a loner and overweight in middle and high school, plotting detailed revenge fantasies against all that picked on him and bothered him. He remains affected today.
He attended the School of Visual Arts
college in New York
, landing a job working for the Cartoon Network
.After seeing the Twin Towers
collapse on 9/11
, he decided to try and do more with his, life, bringing together the musical talents of friends Ray Toro
and Matt Pelisser
. Later on, he would bring on his brother and another guitarist Frank Iero
, from a band called I Am A Graveyard
They set to work on their first album, entitled I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
. This cd brought us such singles as: Honey, This Mirror Ain't Big Enough For the Both Of Us
, and Vampires Will Never Hurt You
That would push them into the schedule of living on the road and performing frequently. This lead to Gerard becoming an alcoholic
, becoming overly drunk to battle his fears on stage each night. He also abused the prescrition drugs Xanax
, and many others. It is also rumoured he also did cocaine
for a time.
He became sober on August 11th, 2004. That is around the time the band brought in a replacement drummer, Bob Bryar
, of Chicago
. That is the current line up for the band.
The next release for the band was an album called Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
, with singles such as Helena
, I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
, and Ghost Of You
. This launched the band into the spotlight, their tracks appearing in movies such as House Of Wax
The most recent release from the band is an album titled The Black Parade
, with singles Welcome To The Black Parade
, Famous Last Words
, I Don't Love You
, and Teenagers
. It has become one of the most popular albums in recent musical history, and has made the members of the band stars. But the boys of MCR
are still kind-hearted and down to earth; they play video games and read comic books all the time. They like playing the Nintendo Wii
It has been announced that front man Gerard Way is, in fact engaged
. Details of the engagement have yet to be announced, but earlier this year, younger brother Mikey was married to the former-bassist of From First To Last Alicia Simmons
. They are doing well.
***It is my personal opinion that Gerard Way is a talented, good-looking, inspiring, outrageously artistic man, who deserves nothing more than the best in life. My hat is off to you, good sir:D***