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Mike Shinoda

Michael Kenji Shinoda was born in Agoura, California on February 11, 1977. He met guitarist Brad Delson in 9th grade and started writing songs in his bedroom. Brad and Rob Bourdon used to play for numerous bands in high school. This started Mike on the way to becoming a singer. Mike met Joseph Hahn in art school, Joe had been djing for 5 years. ... See full bio »

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  Conan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Judd Apatow/Ashley Tisdale/Fort Minor (2015) ... (performer: "Welcome" - as Fort Minor) / (writer: "Welcome" - as Fort Minor)
 2014 Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Video Game) (writer: "Until It's Gone")
 2014 Mall (writer: "White Noise")
 2014 Need for Speed (writer: "Roads Untraveled")
 2013 The Smurfs 2 (performer: "Remember the Name") / (writer: "Remember the Name")
 2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (writer: "Powerless")
 2011 The Raid: Redemption (writer: "Razors Out", "Suicide Music")
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (writer: "Iridescent")
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 (producer: "Iridescent")
 2010 Super Bowl XLIV (TV Special) (producer: "New Divide" - uncredited)
 2009 The Arena: North Shore (Video documentary) (writer: "Second to None")
 2009 Deadweight (Short) (as Fort Minor, "Petrified")
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (producer: "New Divide")
 2008/I Twilight (writer: "Leave Out All the Rest")
 2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Leave Out All the Rest (2008) ... (writer: "Leave Out All The Rest" - uncredited)
 2008 Madden NFL 2009 (Video Game) (producer: "We Made It") / (writer: "We Made It")
 2007 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #0 (2007) ... (writer: "Numb")
 2007 Transformers (performer: "Second to None") / (writer: "What I've Done")
 2006 Miami Vice (writer: "Numb/Encore")
 2006 Entourage (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- One Day in the Valley (2006) ... ("Petrified")
- Aquamom (2006) ... ("There They Go")
  CSI: NY (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Wasted (2006) ... (performer: "Petrified") / (writer: "Petrified")
 2004 Malaysian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Spectaculars #4 - Rock Hits (2004) ... (writer: "Numb")
 2003 S.W.A.T. (writer: "Figure.09")
 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious (performer: "It's Goin Down" - uncredited)
 2003 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heaven and Hell Special (2003) ... (writer: "Somewhere I Belong")
 2002 Linkin Park: Pts.Of.Athrty (Video short) (writer: "Pts.Of.Athrty")
  The Challenge (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Battle of the Seasons: Siamese Wrestling (2002) ... (performer: "It's Goin' Down" - uncredited)
- Battle of the Seasons: Hang Man (2002) ... (writer: "In the End" - uncredited)
 2001 The Experiment ("One Step Closer")
 2001 Valentine (writer: "Pushing Me Away")
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Music video for Busta Rhymes: "We Made It". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Fort Minor | Linkin Park


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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I am playing every instrument on there, but it's not really about me. I'm featuring a lot of great MCs that are friends of mine. I want to work with people that I'm friends with, that I get along with. I'm not just going to go out there and grab whoever's hot at the moment. I want to connect with people I see eye-to-eye with, and make great music. Like I said, it's not really about me. [about his... See more »


He got a job as a graphic designer right out of college. See more »


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