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Overview (3)

Born in Canton, Ohio, USA
Birth NameBrian Hugh Warner
Height 6' 0¾" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marilyn Manson was born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969 in Canton, Ohio, to Barbara Jo (Wyer) and Hugh Angus Warner. He has German and English ancestry. During his childhood, one of his neighbors molested him several times until the young Brian broke down one day and told his mother what happened. As an only child, he would often get into mischievous activities such as adventure through his grandfather Jack Warner's sex toys, shoot his BB gun with his cousin Chad, and create sex magazines to sell to his classmates. His parents raised him as an Episcopalian, and he attended the religious private Heritage Christian School. It was there that he became fueled with hate towards Christanity. During his tenth grade year, he convinced his parents to let him attend a public school.

After he graduated from high school, he and his parents moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida because his father got a better job there. He studied journalism and theater at the local community college called Broward, and being some place new and feeling lonely, he wrote poems and short stories. After being fired from his last job at a record store, he became entertainment journalist for a local magazine. He interviewed several famous musicians including Trent Reznor from the band "Nine Inch Nails". Along with his job and writing, he would also frequently go to rock clubs. He soon decided to create his own band.

With musical influences from Ozzy Osbourne and KISS, he recruited other musicians with the same interests and started the band called "Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids". He got the name Marilyn Manson as a combination from the names of the movie star Marilyn Monroe and the psycho killer Charles Manson. The band's name would later officially change to just Marilyn Manson, and most of the original band members would leave and be replaced, too. Manson reunited with Trent Reznor and had his band tour with "Nine Inch Nails". Reznor would also produce Marilyn Manson's first three albums (Portrait of an American Family, AntiChrist Superstar, and Mechanical Animals) and an E.P. (Smells like Children). "Mechanical Animals" is Marilyn Manson's most successful album to date. With the success, Manson became a controversial celebrity, because the anti-Christian message in his songs, and Satanist 'Anton Szandor LaVey' deemed Manson a Reverend for the Church of Satan. Also with fame, Manson started to mingle with other celebrities, and began a romantic relationship with the actress Rose McGowan. They became engaged, but broke off the relationship in 2001.

He then fell in love with the burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, and soon became engaged. They had a fairy tale, non-denominational wedding in a castle in Ireland. Meanwhile, Manson came out with two more albums (Holy Wood, and the Golden Age of Grotesque), and a best of album (Lest We Forget: The Best Of...). He also dabbled into acting by being in such movies as Jawbreaker (1999), Party Monster (1998) and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004). He continues to make music and act in movies.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous and redrumgurrl

Family (2)

Spouse Dita Von Teese (3 December 2005 - 29 December 2007)  (divorced)
Parents Hugh Warner
Barb Warner

Trade Mark (10)

Often wears a stylized or decorated contact lens in one eye
Black leather pants
Heavy make-up
Jet black hair
Lyrics with social themes
Strange stage costumes
Bizarre and Disturbing Music Videos
Raw edged Vocals
Black Eyeliner
Heavily Tattooed arms

Trivia (48)

Graduated GlenOak High School in Plain township [1987]
His name comes from com-binding the first name of famed move starlet - Marilyn Monroe - and the last name of infamous cult leader/mass murderer - Charles Manson.
In his free time he paints and writes.
He has a collection of medical prosthetics (artificial limbs, glass eyes, etc.) and vintage metal lunch boxes.
The original name of his rock group was "Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids".
(1998-2001) Engaged to Rose McGowan.
Owns a home in Los Angeles once used as a studio by The Rolling Stones.
Has a contact lense style named after him, "The Marilyn Manson Look."
Was given the title, "Reverend" by Anton Szandor LaVey.
Has displayed (and sold some of) his watercolor paintings at The Los Angeles Contemporary Exihibtions museum. Some of his buyers were Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nicolas Cage and Jack Osbourne.
Dramatically changes music and artist direction with each new album.
The cover of the Mechanical Animals CD was edited in Japan because it showed Mr. Manson with 6 fingers on his left hand and NOT because he was "naked."
The cover of the Mechanical Animals CD caused the album to be banned from many stores because it showed Mr. Manson as a naked alien.
Severely injured his ankle during the "Rock is Dead" tour.
Director David Lynch had a recurring role planned for him, once Mulholland Drive (2001) went into series production. Of course the TV show never happened and Lynch made an award winning big screen film out of the planned pilot episode.
His 1996 album "Antichrist Superstar" came fifth in Classic Rock Magazine's list of the 30 greatest concept albums of all time. [March 2003]
Was originally approached to do the musical score of the remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" but had to drop out at the last minute due to schedule complications resulting from the release of The Golden Age of Grotesque.
His album, The Golden Age of Grotesque debuted at #1 on the charts in the US and all over Europe. It is his second album to debut at #1. The Album "Mechanical Animals" debuted at # 1 on Billboard in 1998.
In Mexico people joke about his name by calling him "Marilyn Menson" it means "Marilyn The Dumber".
One of five artists to sing on the Queen of the Damned soundtrack, along with Wayne Static of Static-X, David Draiman of Disturbed, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Jay Gordon of Orgy.
His favorite movie is Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Engaged to Dita Von Teese [2004]
He attended Heritage Christian School in Canton, Ohio.
His parents are Hugh and Barb Warner.
Video for "(s)AINT" was banned in the USA.
Art film director Alejandro Jodorowsky, a longtime friend of the groom, married Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese in the non-denominational ceremony.
His wedding band is a custom-made platinum ring with onyx inlay from Dana Scheider.
At his wedding with Dita Von Teese, he wore a John Galliano black silk taffeta tuxedo with velvet trim and a Stephen Jones hat.
His wedding ceremony took place at the artist Gottfried Helnwein's Castle Gurteen in Kilsheelan, County Tipperary, Ireland.
He moved to Hollywood in hopes of meeting actress Rose McGowan.
Son of Hugh Warner and wife Barbara (Barb) Wyer.
His maternal grandmother was a fourth cousin of Pat Buchanan.
One of his heroes is Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx.
Good friends with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) star, Eric Szmanda.
He is a big fan of Absinthe, and now has his own brand of the drink made in Switzerlan known as Mansinthe. The label on the bottle is one of his own paintings, one that he describes as a self portrait when he is an old man.
Begins his Against All Gods tour. [October 2004]
Golden Age of Grotesque is finished and he is presently on tour for "Against All Gods" tour. His "Lest We Forget" greatest hits is already on sale. [December 2004]
Promoting his new album, "The Golden Age of Grotesque". [April 2003]
working on a greatest hits album. [May 2004]
Starting work on independent films. [November 2005]
Promoting the band's new album 'Eat Me, Drink Me', coming out on June 5, 2007, with an European tour starting in May. [May 2007]
He has German and English ancestry. Through his father, he is a fourth cousin, twice removed, of commentator Pat Buchanan. Marilyn's great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, Johannes Schoeppner and Katharine Heil, were also Pat's great-great-great-grandparents.
Was mentioned by Big & Rich in the song "Comin' to your City".
He is mentioned in the New Radicals "You Get What You Give.".
Has said that if he wasn't a musician, Manson would take acting or film composing as careers instead.
Due to the score for Resident Evil (2002) receiving critical acclaim, Manson has said that if he wasn't a full-time Rock and Roll musician, he would willingly take scoring films as a legitimate career.
Was the subject of blame and controversy after the tragic Columbine High School shooting in 1999, as the shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, happened to be fans of his music.
The choice of Manson (named after Charles Manson) as his stage name is meant to be a derogatory commentary on how society sensationalizes killers and criminals and makes them famous.

Personal Quotes (20)

In the end we're all Springer guests, really, we just haven't been on the show.
The burden of originality is one that most people don't want to accept. They'd rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they're supposed to like, what they're supposed to buy, and what they're supposed to laugh at. You have Beavis and Butt-head telling you what music you're allowed to like and not like, and you've got sitcoms that have canned laughter that lets you know when to laugh if you're too stupid to know when the joke is--people are too lazy and too stupid to think for themselves because America has raised them like that.
Find out what's really out there. I never said to be like me, I say be like you and make a difference.
This is the culture you're raising your kids in. Don't be surprised if it blows up in your face.
When people say 'I want to be like you', I tell them if you want to be like me, then be yourself.
Im not saying that when I perform I'm Barry Manilow, but I'm also not killing kids and beating up dogs and things like that.
I'm thankful that I have two middle fingers.....I only wish I had more.
I view my job as being someone who is supposed to piss people off. I don't want to be just one-of-the-guys. I don't want to be just a smiling face you see on television presenting some vapid kind of easily-digestible garbage. This is rock and roll. I want to be a rock and roll star! Rock and roll is about shaking things up, making people act and react. That's what I do.
We've always found that with people being so desensitized, things have to be really shocking and have to punch you in the face to get your attention. Then, once you've got their attention. You can say something they might remember.
I picked that (Marilyn Manson) as the fakest stage name of all to say that this is what show business is, fake. Marilyn Monroe wasn't even her real name, Charles Manson isn't his real name, and now, I'm taking that to be my real name. But what's real? You can't find the truth, you just pick the lie you like the best. As long as you know everything's a lie, you can't hurt yourself.
Billy Zane is someone that I met and is a fellow artist, and sometimes we work together, painting, however pretentious that might sound. It was really quite simple, though. We would just spend time together, hanging out, listening to music, or painting. We became friends. He was one of the first people I met when I moved to Hollywood. And I think he's a cool actor.
Part of me is afraid to get close to people because I'm afraid that they're going to leave.
I've always had the same level of excitement about making music, but now it seems so much more important because all of the blame that was put on me for Columbine. The entire incident, the way the media reacted, the people who were involved, the way I was treated, it hurt me personally because my career is my life. It made me feel a lot like how I felt growing up because it was a lot of people beating you down and treating you a certain way for something you're not even responsible for. I just really had to re-evaluate what I was gonna do; How am I gonna respond to this, how am I gonna take this? And I wanted to come out swinging with both fists.
It is a great feeling to write a song, but to be able to perform it, it takes on a whole different light.
"If Mandy [Mandy Moore] and I had a love child (if she was old enough) this is what they'd look like." - referring to The Polyphonic Spree at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards (2004).
The ability to make small children cry at the grocery store I like better than the fame.
I've always watched pop-culture shows, and I found out when I thought about this, Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson were the two most memorable people from the sixties, and I found it interesting that things like pop-culture shows put them on the same kind of celebrity status, and I thought that dichotomy of positive and negative, putting those two names together, represented what I had to say and what I was about. (On where the name, Marilyn Manson, came from.)
[on a period where his career faltered] I felt I wasn't able to live up to what I am supposed to be. I lost interest. That was the problem. The edge comes with the desire. I'm like a knife. You're either a butcher knife or a butter knife. It takes longer to cut off your dick with a butter knife. That's what I was. I don't know where that metaphor came from, but I'm sticking with it.
[on people partly linking the Columbine shooting to his music]I got blamed for something I had nothing to do with. It wasn't right, and it hurt, hurt me personally, and hurt my career.
I think the only thing you can be in today's world is chaos and confusion. You can't be shocking. The minute Kennedy was shot on color on TV, you can't be shocking. You can be chaos. And confusion is what brings the interest, the attention.

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