Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels

Rock Singer

Bret Michael Sychak, known professionally as Bret Michaels, is an American singer and musician. He gained fame as the frontman of rock band Poison who has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and 15 million records in the United States alone.

Full Name
Mar 15, 1963
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Bret Michaels was born Bret Michael Sychak on March 15, 1963 in Butler, Pennsylvania. He is an American singer-songwriter and musician who rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison. His work has earned him multiple Grammy nominations and a number of awards.

Michaels began his career by performing at local clubs when he was 16 years old and eventually formedPoison in 1983 with Rikki Rockett, Bobby Dall, and CC DeVille. The band released their debut album Look What the Cat Dragged In in 1986 which sold more than 3 million copies in the US alone. They went on to release several more albums including Open Up and Say...Ahh! (1988), Flesh & Blood (1990), Native Tongue (1993), Crack a Smile...and More! (2000) and Hollyweird (2002).

In addition to his work with Poison, Michaels has released four solo albums: A Letter from Death Row (1998), Songs of Life (2003), Freedom of Sound (2005) and Custom Built (2007). He also starred in the reality television series Rock of Love with Bret Michaels from 2007 to 2009. He has since appeared in other TV shows such as Celebrity Apprentice, Don't Forget the Lyrics!, Price Is Right Live! among others. Michaels is currently working on a new solo album titled True Grit which is set to be released later this year.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1963</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bret Michaels is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 15, 1963, Bret Michaels was born in Butler, Pennsylvania.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1983</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Rock Band Poison</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Forms rock band Poison with Rikki Rocket and Bobby Dall.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1986</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Poison Releases First Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases their debut album Look What the Cat Dragged In.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1988</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Poison's Biggest Hit Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases their biggest hit album Open Up and Say...Ahh! which goes on to sell over 8 million copies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears on VH1's 'Rock of Love'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Makes his reality TV debut on VH1's 'Rock of Love'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Solo Album 'Custom Built'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases first solo album Custom Built.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases New Solo Album 'True Grit'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases new solo album True Grit.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Showman</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bret Michaels is a great showman, always putting on an exciting and energetic show for his fans. His stage presence and charisma are unparalleled, and it's no wonder he has had such success in the music industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Icon of Rock Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bret Michaels is an icon of rock music. His songs have become classics over the years, with hits like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and "Something To Believe In." Bret has been inspiring generations of rock fans since his debut in 1983.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Charitable Person</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bret Michaels is a very charitable person. He has set up numerous charitable organizations to help those in need, including the Life Rocks Foundation which provides assistance to those affected by natural disasters and other tragedies. Bret gives back to his community and fans.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Won Celebrity Apprentice</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bret Michaels won the 2010 season of the reality show Celebrity Apprentice, beating out Holly Robinson Peete and Cyndi Lauper in the finale.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was Lead Singer of Poison</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bret Michaels is best known as the lead singer of the glam metal band Poison, which had hits such as "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and "Nothin' But a Good Time".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Battled Diabetes</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bret Michaels was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 6 years old. He has since become an advocate for raising awareness about diabetes.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Had a Documentary Film Made About Him</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2013, a documentary film called Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It was released, which detailed his personal life and struggles with diabetes.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has His Own Reality Show</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bret Michaels has his own reality show on VH1 called Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, where he searches for the woman of his dreams.</p></div>


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