Mark Allan Hoppus, excellently known as Mark Hoppus is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He became interested in skateboarding and punk rock in junior high and received a bass guitar from his father at the age of 15. He is well recognized for being a lead vocalist for the pop-punk band Blink-182 alongside guitarist Tom Delonge and drummer Travis Barker. He also produced music for bands such as New Found Glory. As a member of Blink-182, he released his first album titled “Buddha” in 1993. Mark made his theatrical film debut in the comedy film, “American Pie” in 1999 whereas he made his TV show debut as himself on “Loveline” in 1997. He hosted a weekly podcast in 2005 through 2006, which returned in 2015, and he hosted his own television talk show, “Hoppus on Music”, from 2010 to 2012 on Fuse. Moreover, he announced on 24th January 2019 that he was forming a new group with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low called Simple Creatures. A debut song called “Drug” was released in January, followed by their first EP, “Strange Love”, on 29th March 2019.
- Being an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer.
- For being a lead vocalist for the pop-punk band Blink-182.
What is Mark Hoppus Real Name?
Mark Hoppus took birth on 15th March 1972 with the real name of Mark Allan Hoppus in Ridgecrest, California, U.S. He holds American nationality and he belongs to mixed ethnicity as he has Finnish, English, German, Dutch/Frisian, Welsh, Irish, and remote French ancestry. Mark follows the Christian religion. His present age is 49 which he celebrated in 2021 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Pisces. Thus, his race is white. Hoppus was the son of his mother, Kerry Wernz, and his father, George “Tex” Hoppus (born 1947) who worked for the U.S. Department of Defense. He has a younger sister named Anne Hoppus who is also an author and actress. Hoppus describes himself as “pretty mellow” until his parents divorced when he was eight, which had a “drastic, unsettling effect” on him.
Moving to Mark’s education, he attended Annandale High School and he later graduated from Burroughs High School in 1990.
What does Mark Hoppus do for a living?
- Mark Hoppus kicks off his music career by being a member of the pop-punk band Blink-182 where he was the lead vocalist. The band launched their first album, “Cheshire Cat” (1995) whereas the band signed on for their first national tour in 1995, which extended as far as the East Coast.
- MCA Records signed the band in 1996 and would co-distribute their next release, the sophomore effort “Dude Ranch”. Mark penned the record’s lead single, “Dammit”, which became a nationwide rock radio hit single as the band toured on the Vans Warped Tour.
- With new drummer Travis Barker behind the kit, the trio hit the studio with producer Jerry Finn and recorded “Enema of the State”, which launched the band’s career.
- The band prepared to record their highly anticipated follow-up, “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket” (2001). When the band regrouped to record their next record in 2003, all of the members had become fathers and the trio took a darker, more “mature” direction with their untitled fifth studio album. However, unresolved feelings from that project would arise in late 2004 when the band started to argue regarding their future and recording process.
- Then Mark began to work on even darker, electronic demos with Barker in his kitchen and he also turned to produce, hitting the studio with Motion City Soundtrack to record “Commit This to Memory” (2005).
- Hoppus and Barker purchased a studio together, named Opra Music in October 2005, where they would bring together a full band to expand upon those electronic demos, creating +44’s “When Your Heart Stops Beating” (2006).
- Barker and collaborator Adam Goldstein (aka DJ AM), were involved in a plane crash that killed four people, leaving Barker and Goldstein the only survivors.
- Later the band reconnected musically and emotionally on the reunion tour, but were still “on eggshells” throughout the recording of their comeback album however the band’s comeback album, “Neighborhoods” (2011), debuted high but undersold label expectations, and Blink-182 parted with Interscope Records in 2012, going independent for their next release, the EP “Dogs Eating Dogs”.
- Mark announced, via Twitter on 25th April 2016 that the name of the band was Nothing and Nobody. Their first album is expected to be released in the “not-too-distant future.
- With the departure of Tom DeLonge from the band, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, filled in. It was the first time Hoppus performed under the name “blink-182” without Tom DeLonge by his side. He later hired Skiba full-time, and blink-182 has since recorded two albums with him, 2016’s “California” and 2019’s “Nine”.
- As well, Mark announced on 24th January 2019 that he was forming a new group with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low called Simple Creatures. A debut song called “Drug” was released in January, followed by their first EP, “Strange Love” on 19th March 2019 whereas their second EP, “Everything Opposite”, was released on 11th October 2019.
- Apart from music, Mark first appeared as a member of a garage band in the hugely successful teen comedy “American Pie” (1999) as well as he starred with DeLonge, singing a cover of Jan and Dean’s “Dead Man’s Curve” in the CBS television movie “Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story” (1999).
- In 1999, Mark and DeLonge hosted the MTV show “You Idiot!”. The band appeared in the “Two Guys and a Girl” episode “Au Revoir, Pizza Place” in 1999, as well as an animated cameo in “The Simpsons” episode “Barting Over” in 2003.
- Hoppus was a guest actor on an episode of the show “Haunted” in 2002 whereas he also appeared in the documentary film “The Other F Word” in 2011 and was featured as a panelist on the comedy show “Never Mind the Buzzcocks” in 2012.
- Also, he wrote columns for Risen Magazine’s March/April and May/June 2005 issues entitled “Beyond Us”. Hoppus has been confirmed to be a part of a documentary about modern punk music entitled “One Nine Nine Four”. The film was due to be released in 2009 but has been delayed.
- Furthermore, “HiMyNameIsMark” is a podcast that was set up in the wake of the Blink-182 hiatus by Hoppus, and can be found at HiMyNameIsMark.com.
- Fuse announced on 22nd June 2010 that Mark would be hosting his own weekly, one-hour television series entitled “A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus”. The show officially premiered on 16th September 2010 on Fuse whereas the show’s second season premiered in March 2011 and the show was re-titled “Hoppus on Music”.
To whom Mark Hoppus is Married?
Mark Hoppus is maaried guy. He tied a knot with his beautiful wife Skye Everly on 2nd December 2000. Skye is a former MTV talent executive. The pair met each other for the very first time in August 1999, at a rehearsal for the music video of “All the Small Things”. According to a 2004 interview, she initially refused to date Hoppus. He elaborated, “Tom DeLonge always used to embarrass me. Any girl he’d talk to, he’d say, ‘Hey, you wanna go on a date with Mark?’ He asked Skye, my wife, who looked at me and said, ‘No.’ That’s how it all started.” Their son, Jack, was born in 2002. Talking about Mark’s sexual orientation, he is straight.
How much is Mark Hoppus Net Worth?
Mark Hoppus has a net worth of $80 million as of 2021 whereas he has also a handsome amount of salary which is also in thousands of dollars per year. He has previously co-owned two companies, Atticus and Macbeth Footwear, and created a new clothing line in 2012 named Hi My Name is Mark. He also earns by doing production work for other bands. In addition, his major source of income is from his singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer career.
What is the Height of Mark Hoppus?
Mark Hoppus has a tall height of 6 ft or 183 cm and his body weighs around 75 kg or 165.5 lbs. He has good-looking dark brown hair and gunmetal blue. He has an average body build. Mark’s spiked-up hair and low-pitched voice have attracted a lot of people towards him.
Mark Hoppus Says He’s Now Cancer Free
Mark Hoppus revealed that he was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Now, Hoppus has announced that he is cancer-free. “Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer-free!!” he wrote in an Instagram post earlier today (September 29). “Thank you, God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love.” He wrote that he will still have to get cancer screenings every six months. “It’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed,” he added.