Mike Patton (born January 27, 1968) is an American musician and occasional voice artist.
While he began his musical career in the genre-blending outfit Mr. Bungle, he first achieved fame as the lead vocalist for the alternative metal band Faith No More in the late 80s and early 90s. Patton became renowned for his dynamic and versatile singing style as well as overall experimental musical approach. When Faith No More collectively decided to call it quits in 1998, Patton carried on with other musical projects, such as Fantômas, Tomahawk, and most recently, Peeping Tom. Patton has also made dozens of guest appearances on records by such artists as John Zorn, Björk and Dillinger Escape Plan.
Of note, Patton is a self-professed video game fanatic. He has already lent his voice to a few games and is slated to appear in more.
Also Known As
- Michael Patton
- Michael Allen Patton
- The Darkness II (2012), 2K Games, Inc.
- Saints Row: The Third (2011), THQ Inc.
- FIFA Manager 11 (2010), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Rock Band 3 (2010), MTV Games
- Bionic Commando (2009), Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
- DiRT 2 (2009), Codemasters Software Co. Ltd.
- Left 4 Dead 2 (2009), Valve Corporation
- Need for Speed: SHIFT (2009), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Left 4 Dead (2008), Valve Corporation
- Portal: Still Alive (2008), Valve Corporation
- Rock Band (2008), MTV Games
- The Darkness (2007), 2K Games, Inc.
- The Orange Box (2007), Valve Corporation
- Portal (2007), Buka Entertainment
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2005), Rockstar Games, Inc.
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Special Edition) (2005), Rockstar Games, Inc.
- X-Games: Pro Boarder (1998), Electronic Arts, Inc.