Bert McCracken Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Bert McCracken Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 65 kg
Date of Birth February 25, 1982
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Spouse Allison Schneider

Bert McCracken is an American singer, songwriter, TV personality, and musician. He is best known as the lead singer-songwriter of the American rock band, The Used, which was formed in January 2001. Other members of the band included Jeph Howard, Dan Whitesides, Joey Bradford, Quinn Allman, Justin Shekoski, and Branden Steineckert.

Born Name

Robert Edward McCracken

Nick Name

Robert

Bert McCracken in an Instagram post as seen in September 2017
Bert McCracken in an Instagram post as seen in September 2017 (Bert McCracken / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Provo, Utah, United States

Residence

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Nationality

American

 

Education

Before he dropped out of school at the age of 16, he briefly attended Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah, United States.

Occupation

Singer, Musician, Songwriter, TV Personality

Family

  • Mother – She was a schoolteacher.
  • Siblings – Katie McCracken (Younger Sister), Rachel McCracken (Younger Sister), Melanie McCracken (Younger Sister), Joseph Taylor (Younger Brother)

Manager

Bert McCracken is represented by Richard De La Font Agency, Inc. (Talent Agent) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

Genre

Emo, Punk Rock, Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore

Instruments

Vocals, Trumpet, Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Programming, Synthesizer

Labels

  • Reprise Records
  • Hopeless Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Bert McCracken during a concert
Bert McCracken during a concert (freschwill / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Bert McCracken has dated –

  1. Kate – His then-girlfriend Kate was pregnant with his child when she died from a drug overdose in 2004.
  2. Kelly Osbourne (2002-2003)
  3. Allison “Ali” Schneider (2007-Present) – After a year and a half of dating, he married Allison on July 25, 2008. They have a daughter named Cleopatra Rose McCracken (b. 2014). Allison also gave birth to another daughter at some point.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Light Brown

He has also dyed his hair ‘Black’ in the past.

Eye Color

Blue

Bert McCracken during a performance in June 2007
Bert McCracken during a performance in June 2007 (Mario / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Pointy nose
  • Multiple tattoos

Religion

Agnosticism

Bert McCracken Favorite Things

  • BooksGravity’s Rainbow (1973) by Thomas Pynchon, Infinite Jest (1996) by David Foster Wallace
  • Book Genre – Post-Modern Fiction

SourceKerrang

Bert McCracken during a performance as seen in May 2014
Bert McCracken during a performance as seen in May 2014 (Abby Gillardi / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Bert McCracken Facts

  1. He grew in Orem, Utah, United States.
  2. Bert started to play the trumpet in a local band, I’m With Stupid, at the age of 12.
  3. His dad had a massive rock ‘n’ roll record collection. He listened to The Jackson 5, The Beatles, Heart, Journey, and Neil Diamond growing up.
  4. He was raised in a Mormon family. In his teens, his and his parents’ views conflicted, primarily regarding their conservative religion. He dropped out of school and moved out.
  5. Bert had a very self-destructive nature and was always very rebellious. He went to other churches and stopped eating meat just to rebel against his parents.
  6. Bert was homeless for a little while around the age of 16. Subway hired him to be a sandwich artist and his boss helped him find cheap housing in a local trailer park.
  7. The Used was initially called Dumb Luck. When they were signed to Reprise Records, they discovered the name Used was already trademarked by a Boston-based band, thus forcing them to add “The” in front.
  8. He always knew he would be a singer and wanted to tour in a rock band.
  9. Bert has struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction in the past. The song, Bulimic, from their 2002 self-titled album, is a reference to that.
  10. Bert credits Chester Bennington for saving his life in 2004 after the death of his girlfriend Kate. He came to his tour bus every single day and listened to him ramble and complain. Sometimes they smoked a joint together and sat in silence.
  11. He used to be a good friend with Gerard Way, the lead singer of the band My Chemical Romance, but they fell out in June 2005.
  12. The weirdest party experience he remembers is when he drunkenly put on a black dress. When he woke up, it was gone.
  13. He was an avid reader as a kid, influenced by his mom. After he got sober, Bert read Stephen King‘s novel Carrie and exchanged drinking alcohol for a new “addiction” – reading.
  14. Bert is not ashamed to cry if the response of the audience gets to him.
  15. One of his best friends, Tregen Lewis, committed suicide in 2016, after a week off anti-depressants. This event hugely influenced the lyrics he wrote for his band’s 7th studio album, The Canyon (2017).

Featured Image by Abby Gillardi / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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