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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 December 1975Poway, California, USA
Birth NameThomas Matthew DeLonge Jr.
Nicknames Tom
Hot Pants
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Thomas Matthew Delonge was born to Connie and Thomas Delonge on December 13, 1975 in Poway, California. He has an older brother named Shon and a younger sister named Kari. He attended Poway High School and was Homecoming King. A friend gave him a guitar for his 15th birthday. When he was away at camp as a kid, a guy started his interest in Punk rock. Blink 182 started in 1992. Tom is the guitarist and vocalist of the band. Box Car Racer was a side project he started in 2002 and released one album. Tom formed Angels & Airwaves after the break up of Blink 182 and will release their third album in 2009. He and his wife, Jen Jenkins, met at a party about 5 or 6 years before they were married on May 26, 2001. They had their first child on July 15, 2002 and named her Ava Elizabeth. Ava was born at 5:30 A.M. at California Scripps Hospital in Los Angeles and she weighed 7 pounds. They had their second child, Jonas Rocket, on August 16, 2006.

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Spouse (1)

Jen Jenkins (26 May 2001 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Paints only the nails on his left hand
Whiny voice

Trivia (28)

Guitar player and co-lead vocalist of the band Blink 182.
His friends voted him for prom king in high school to annoy the school staff.
Received his first guitar at age fifteen as a birthday present from his friend who found it in the garbage.
Is also in the band Box Car Racer.
Daughter Ava Elizabeth was born on July 15, 2002.
Married his girlfriend of six years, Jen Jenkins, on May 26, 2001.
Went to high school with Kristin Dos Santos.
Started the band Angels & Airwaves.
Gave solid silver Yo-Yos from Tiffany's to his groomsmen. They were valued at $155 apiece.
Son, Jonas Rocket DeLonge, born on August 16th, 2006.
His surname is pronounced "De-Long".
He originally wanted to be a fireman.
Is of Irish, French, and German descent.
Jimmy Eat World performed at his wedding.
Has his own signature line of Fender Stratocater guitars.
Parents divorced when he was 18.
Has his own signature line of semi-hollow Epiphone guitars.
Favorite movies are Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), The X Files (1998), Braveheart (1995), Signs (2002), Scary Movie (2000), American Pie (1999), and Not Another Teen Movie (2001).
Got expelled from Poway High School for showing up to a school basketball game drunk.
On Blink 182's real first tour, Tom was arrested for underage drinking.
Met David Kennedy, former band mate from Box Car Racer and now guitarist for Angels & Airwaves, when he was growing up in Poway, California.
First jobs were working on a construction site and at Gary's Chicken and Ribs in Poway.
Shares the same back specialist as Tony Hawk.
Favorite TV show is The X-Files (1993).
"Going Away to College" is one of his favorite Blink 182 songs.
Blink 182 ceased performing together in 2005, but they have reformed. The band plans to tour and put out a new album this year. [February 2009]
Planning to go on a European tour with Blink 182 and is releasing an album with his other band, Angels & Airwaves, on February 14, 2010. [January 2010]

Personal Quotes (15)

Humor has become so cliché and boring that nothing's funny anymore unless it involves something totally disgusting that offends somebody or makes them feel really uncomfortable.
"We just write down a bunch of words, and pray to god they make sense. And if we don't, it doesn't matter, we're artists" (On how Blink 182 write their music).
I applaud anyone who thinks I'm good-looking and invite them into my world.
I came up with a little formula. If you write songs about girls, you get more girls at a show. We write A LOT of songs about girls.
We were bored and we couldn't get chicks. So we decided if we'd be in a band, that would take care of two problems at once.
Everyone else but me surfs. I grew up skateboarding, but I don't even do that anymore. I'll get hurt and die... But if I die, I'll sell more records. We're thinking of doing that. Actually dying.
Since [Pink Floyd's] The Wall, this has never been done. A third of the movie is CGI, a third of the movie is a documentary and a third of it is a love story. And it basically tells the story of the breakup of one of the biggest bands in the world and the creation of the world's greatest rock band, ... It's a documentary about the past year of my life. But the whole thing is done with metaphors and analogies of World War II. Because World War II was good versus evil, the grand sense of purpose, and seeing as though I started this new part of my life specifically for my family, I felt that it would be an appropriate reference point rather than using modern images.
Like millions of others, I have been plagued by the devastating effects of cancer hitting not one, but multiple members of my family. Keep A Breast creates events that are not only inspiring and beautiful, they provide a call to action for the millions of teens and young adults are searching for a cause to support.
I think people buy our records because they finally see three guys that are funny and have personalities but play serious songs about things they can relate to... Kids say they can relate to what our songs are about. They feel like we're their friends.
We really take our music seriously and we take the band very seriously. But we have a lot of personality. So if we're going to write a song about kissing a girl, we're gonna write it. And people think we're a funny band, but we're just realistic, we put our personality into our lyrics.
In ten years I will become president of the United States Of America.
You can't turn chicken shit into chicken salad, but you can put chicken shit into someone's chicken salad.
[right before performing the song "Dammit" in concert] This one goes out to all our fans - to all the punk rock kids who've been into our band. Do you only know us from this one song? Here's news for you, we've been around for almost six years long... and it hurts...
I'm not gay; everyone thinks I'm gay!
I'm installing a security system so nosy little kids don't watch me run around my house naked smearing peanut butter all over me.

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