Mark Hoppus Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Mark Hoppus Quick Info
Height6 ft
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthMarch 15, 1972
Zodiac SignPisces
SpouseSkye Everly

Mark Allan Hoppus is an American musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer of records. He has been popular as the bassist and co-lead singer of pop-punk band Blink-182. He was also a part of rock duo Simple Creatures. His parents got divorced when he was 8 years old, which had a disturbing effect on him. He had to shuffle between his parents’ homes with his sister. This continued for a couple of years, after which his father moved to Monterey.

Hoppus’s interest in punk rock started to grow when he was in junior high. His father introduced him to the works of famous musicians and bands like Elton John, Billy Joel, and The Beatles. Hoppus never took training in the bass and taught himself by playing to popular bands like the Descendents, The Cure, and Bad Religion. Hoppus moved to San Diego in 1992 and was introduced to Tom DeLonge there. They formed the band Blink-182, making Scott Raynor be the drummer, Hoppus being the co-lead vocalist and bassist. Hoppus lived with his mother during the early years of the band. His mother supported him and agreed with his decision to drop out of college, so he could tour with Blink-182.

Born Name

Mark Allan Hoppus

Nick Name

Marktopus

Mark Hoppus as seen in August 2003
Mark Hoppus as seen in August 2003 (Denny Lester / www.navy.mil / Public Domain)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Ridgecrest, California, United States

Residence

Beverly Hills, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

He graduated from Burroughs High School in 1990. He enrolled in California State University, San Marcos, but dropped out in the early 1990s, giving priority to his band Blink-182.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Record Producer

Family

  • Father – George William “Tex” Hoppus (Worked for the U.S. Department of Defense)
  • Mother – Kerry Lee Wernz
  • Siblings – Anne Hoppus (Younger Sister) (Author, Actress)
  • Others – George Wilbur Hoppus (Paternal Grandfather), Aaron Orrenmaa (Paternal Great-Grandfather), Ruth Leemon (Paternal Grandmother), Lempi Orrenmaa (Paternal Great-Grandmother), Allan/Allen J. Orrenmaa (Maternal Grandfather), Ruth Housley Phillips (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

He is represented by Cardiff Giant.

Genre

Pop Punk, Alternative Rock, Punk Rock, Skate Punk, Electronic Rock, Pop-Rock, Synth-Pop

Instruments

Vocals, Bass Guitar

Labels

  • BMG
  • DGC Records
  • Interscope Records
  • Geffen Records
  • MCA Records
  • Cargo

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mark Hoppus has dated –

  1. Skye Everly (2000–Present) – Hoppus met Skye at a rehearsal for the video of All the Small Things. They tied the knot on December 2, 2000. They have a son named Jack (b. August 5th, 2002). Skye worked with MTV Networks for almost a decade.
Mark Hoppus during a performance in 2019
Mark Hoppus during a performance in 2019 (Mark Allen / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has Finnish, English, German, Dutch/Frisian, Welsh, Irish, and remote French ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

He often tends to dye his hair ‘black’.

Eye Color

Gunmetal Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Spiked Up Hair
  • Low-Pitched Voice
Mark Hoppus during a perfomance as seen in February 2012
Mark Hoppus during a performance as seen in February 2012 (Cover Media / video.lycos.com / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Brand Endorsements

He has endorsed brands such as HMNI.

Best Known For

Being the bassist and co-lead vocalist of pop-punk band Blink-182. Blink-182 has been widely acclaimed for its contribution to the development of the pop-punk music genre.

First Album

As a member of Blink-182, he released his first album titled Buddha in 1993.

First Film

He made his theatrical film debut in the comedy film, American Pie in 1999.

First TV Show

He made his TV show debut as “Himself” on Loveline in 1997.

Mark Hoppus Favorite Things

  • Food – Chef’s wrap sans onions, Breakfast burrito
  • Drink – Gin, Double cappuccino
  • Tourist Destination – Antarctica
  • Books – Anything involving World War II
  • SongSilly Girl by Descendents and Whirring by The Joy Formidable
  • AlbumThe White Album by The Beatles
  • Artist – Best Coast
  • Record StoreiTunes
  • Video Game – Words With Friends

SourceSpin, Forbes

Mark Hoppus as seen in June 2004
Mark Hoppus as seen in June 2004 (freschwill / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Mark Hoppus Facts

  1. Hoppus has mainly written most of his songs on an acoustic guitar.
  2. Hoppus was encouraged by his father to sing, who gifted him a bass guitar when he was 15 years old.
  3. Blink-182‘s album, Cheshire Cat (1995) was a big hit and has become iconic within the skate punk scene.
  4. MCA Records signed the band in 1996 and co-distributed their recording, Dude Ranch in 1997. This album had the song Dammit, written by Hoppus, which became a nationwide rock radio hit single.
  5. In 1997, Travis Barker replaced Raynor as the drummer and the 3 together released Enema of the State (1999), which was a phenomenal success, making them the biggest pop-punk act of the era. 3 songs were released from the album – What’s My Age Again?, All the Small Things, and Adam’s Song, which crossed over to pop radio, coming in the top 40 in radio format.
  6. Hoppus used 3 different types of bass guitars when recording Enema of the State – a Fender Precision Bass, Fender Jazz Bass, and a Music Man StingRay.
  7. He has played with Barker in +44 as the frontman.
  8. Hoppus also had significant success in producing records for other bands like Idiot Pilot, The MatchesMotion City Soundtrack, etc.
  9. He also jointly owns 2 companies – Atticus and Macbeth Footwear.
  10. He began a clothing line named Hi My Name is Mark in 2013.
  11. Hoppus has made many acting appearances in films and television, often representing Blink-182.
  12. Hoppus, along with DeLonge has hosted the MTV show You Idiot! in 1999.
  13. Hoppus has told the press that he was a registered libertarian in the past.
  14. Hoppus has been the only member of Blink-182 to not have any piercings on the body.
  15. He has a pet dog named Ahi.
  16. Hoppus has been an ardent animal lover and a vegetarian. He has been passionate about dogs and has rescued a beagle. In 2017, he sung out for animal rights in his single, Not All Dogs Go To Heaven for a 14-song compilation album, Dog Songs. This album benefitted animals in distress due to Hurricane Harvey.
  17. In 2001, his younger sister, Anne Hoppus wrote a book about the early days of Blink-182 titled Blink-182: Tales from Beneath Your Mom.
  18. In September 2008, there were internet rumors that Hoppus had died in a plane crash. Hoppus put an end to that by writing on the band’s website that he was at home, eating pancakes.
  19. Visit his official website @ himynameismark.com.
  20. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Featured Image by Cover Media / video.lycos.com / CC BY-SA 2.0

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