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Bret Michaels Biography

Birth Name:
Bret Michael Sychak
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession
Rock singer, actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Once worked as a busboy at a Bob's Big Boy restaurant
  • First concert he attended was a date on Foghat's 1978 "Love Is Like Oxygen" tour
  • Left Pennsylvania along with his Poison bandmates for Los Angeles in 1984
  • Was seriously injured in a 1994 car accident
  • Wrote, directed, scored and starred in the 1998 thriller A Letter From Death Row; it was coproduced by Charlie Sheen, who formed a production company with Michaels in the mid-'90s Won the ninth season of Celebrity Apprentice in May 2010, just weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage
  • Launched a line of pet products called Pets Rock in 2012
  • Is a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association; he's battled the disease since age 6

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