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Mike Portnoy

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Birthday
20, 1967
Birthplace
Long Beach, NY
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1967 (age 51)
Birthplace
Long Beach, NY

About

Heavy metal drummer and vocalist best known for co-founding the band Dream Theater. He announced his departure from the band in 2010. He has won twenty-six awards from Modern Drummer. In 2015, he filled in as a drummer for both Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob. 

Before Fame

He performed with his first band, Rising Power, while in high school.

Trivia

He was named the Best Progressive Rock Drummer by Modern Drummer magazine eleven consecutive years, from 1995 to 2006.

Family Life

He has two children named Melody and Max with his wife Marlene Apuzzo.

Associated With

He was a featured drummer on Synyster Gates and Avenged Sevenfold's 2008 album Nightmare.