Mike Dirnt

Full Name: Michael Ryan Pritchard
Date of Birth: May 04, 1972
Hometown: Berkeley, California, USA
Height: 5'10
Natural Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Blue
Marital Status: Divorced
Children: Estella-Desiree (born April 1997 to ex-wife Anastasia)
Family: Sister: Myla
Instruments: Bass, farfisa, guitar, drums, baseball bat


Mike was born on May 04, 1972. His mother was a heroin addict and gave him up for adoption shortly after to a Native American mother and a white father. His adopted parents divorced when he was seven, he went to live with his father but later moved back with his mother after issues. They lived on the border of poverty prompting his sister, Myla, to leave home when she was just thirteen. Mike later became close to his stepfather, but left home when he was just fifteen to live out of his truck. After this, he moved into a rented room about Billie's garage and supported himself by working as a chef. Mike's stepfather sadly passed away when he was seventeen. He went on to become the only Green Day member to graduate high school, but that almost didn't happen when his mother refused to sign one of his mandatory attendance slips. After a heated discussion, his mother agreed to sign the slip and Mike graduated. Shortly after, he and Billie moved into a punk squat in Oakland, California.

Mike married girlfriend Anastacia in 1996 and his daughter, Estella-Desiree, was born shortly after in April 1997. Mike and Anastacia sepereated but still remain friends. Mike remarried and later divorced in 2004 due to him spending too much time in the studio recording 'American Idiot'.

Other Bands

  • Screeching Weasel
  • Crummy Musicians
  • The Frustrators
  • Squirtgun

Other Projects

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe: Mike owns a restaurant in Emeryville, California named 'Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe'. Their website can be found here

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