Frank Iero

Frank Anthony Iero, Jr. is an American musician born on October 31, 1981. Iero is the guitarist of My Chemical Romance, the rock band. However, his career goes back to 1997. Iero is a talented guitarist and vocalist whose riveting stage presence has won him fans around the world. He deserves to be celebrated, especially on his birthday today!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Frank Anthony Iero, Jr.


Paco, Cheech

Birth date:

October 31, 1981



Zodiac Sign:



5' 6.14"

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Net Worth:

$16 million

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Frank Anthony Iero, Jr. is a celebrated band member, guitarist, and vocalist with several songs in his arsenal. He was born on October 31, 1981, and his birthplace is Belleview, New Jersey. Iero is of Italian and Polish descent. He’s also a Scorpio by design. Iero’s parents separated during his childhood, and he grew up living with his mother. Iero’s father and grandfather were musicians who influenced his career. His father taught him to play the drums, and he attended Queen of Peace High School. Iero enrolled in Rutgers University but didn’t complete his tertiary education due to touring with the band.

Iero picked an interest in the guitar even though he could play the drums. At 11, he began playing in local New Jersey punk bands. Iero was the frontman for Pencey Prep, the punk band, and in 2001, they released their debut studio album, “Heartbreak in Stereo.” Pencey Prep disbanded shortly after this album, and Iero performed for multiple bands after. These bands include American Nightmare, Sector 12, I Am A Graveyard, and Hybrid. This was all before he joined My Chemical Romance in 2002 as a rhythm guitarist. Iero contributed to tracks two and eight on their debut studio album, “I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love.” The band released three more albums before disbanding in 2013. Iero had multiple side projects as an M.C.R. band member. He was the lead vocalist on Leathermouth and released their debut album, “XO” (2009). He also fronted the digital hardcore band Death Spells with James Dewees in 2013 before beginning his solo career that year. Iero released his debut solo album, “Stomachaches,” in August 2014 under the moniker “frnkiero andthe cellabration.” He released a second album, “Parachutes,” in 2016 before changing his alias to “Frank Iero and the Future Violents.” With this new moniker, Iero released his third studio album, “Barriers,” in 2019, before his 2022 reunion with My Chemical Romance.

Iero has a celebratory career as a vocalist and guitarist. With such a successful yet public career, Iero’s personal life is seldom in the media. He married Jamia Nestor in February 2007. The couple has three kids, whom they adore.

Career timeline

Pencey Prep’s Debut Studio Album

The band release their first and only studio album, ‘Heartbreak in Stereo.’

Iero Joins My Chemical Romance

He joins this band and contributes to a few songs on their debut album.

My Chemical Romance’s Fourth Studio Album

The band releases their fourth and final album “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.”

His Debut Solo Album

Iero releases “Stomachaches” as frnkiero andthe cellabration.

His Third Solo Studio Album

The singer releases “Barriers” as Frank Iero and the Future Violents.

Why We Love Frank Iero

  1. His personality

    Iero has a warm and welcoming personality, as revealed by his fans. He is loved for his compassion, honesty, and kindness towards people.

  2. His talent is undeniable

    Iero transitioned from a band member to a solo artist, which is something not many artists have succeeded at. His phenomenal talents contributed towards the success of all his music.

  3. He is vocal

    Iero is not afraid to speak his mind. He is vocal about his opinions and views, regardless of reproach.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He suffered from bronchitis

    Iero had multiple episodes of bronchitis and ear infections as a child.

  2. He can’t process dairy

    Iero is lactose intolerant and cannot process dairy products.

  3. He went to college on a scholarship

    Iero attended Rutgers University on a scholarship program.

  4. He had an accident

    Iero had a motor vehicle accident in September 2016 and canceled his shows.

  5. He plays all instruments aside from drums

    On his debut solo album, Iero played all the instruments apart from the drums.

Frank Iero FAQs

Are Gerard Way and Frank Iero still friends?

Yes, the former bandmates are still chummy with each other.

Is Frank Iero Vegan?

Yes, the musician is a vegetarian.

When did Frank Iero get his Halloween tattoo?

Iero got his Halloween tattoo when he turned 18.

Frank Iero’s birthday dates

2024October 31Thursday
2025October 31Friday
2026October 31Saturday
2027October 31Sunday
2028October 31Tuesday

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