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Shawn Crahan

Biography

Referred to as Clown, he performed using the Grammy Award-nominated rock band, Slipknot together with singer Corey Taylor, guitarists Mick Thomson and Jim Main, bassist Chris Fehn, DJ Sid Wilson, and keyboardist Craig Jones. He was also associated with a lot of the band’s mass media presence. His steel band was referred to as The Pale Types in 1993, however they ultimately transformed it to Slipknot on drummer Joey Jordison’s recommendation once they released a melody with this name. He’s performed at Ozzfest. He’s also used the rings To My Shock and Dirty Small Rabbits. He was raised in Iowa along with his Irish parents; he wedded Chantel Crahan in 1992 and afterwards fathered four kids with her. He was employed to immediate the film predicated on the graphic book, “Official Downe,” by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, in 2013; his manufacturer was Tag Neveldine.

Quick Facts


Full Name Shawn Crahan
Date Of Birth September 24, 1969
Place Of Birth Des Moines, IA
Height 1.78 m
Profession Drummer
Nationality American
Spouse Chantel Crahan
Children Alexandria Crahan, Gabrielle Crahan, Simon Crahan, Gage Crahan
Parents Mary V. Crahan, Michael J. Crahan
Music Groups Slipknot, Dirty Little Rabbits, To My Surprise, Painface
Movies Officer Downe, The Devil's Carnival, Voliminal: Inside the Nine, Disasterpieces, Behind the Mask, Day of the Gusano
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Founded Big Orange Clown Records in 2005.
2Release of All Hope Is Gone [August 2008]
3On Rockstar Mayhem Festival Tour [July 2008]
4Had to miss several 'Subliminal Verses' (qav) tour dates due to his wife's illness. [June 2005]
5Recording with To My Surprise. [January 2006]
6Has been nominated 6 times for a Grammy
7Won first Grammy in 2006 with Slipknot.
8Welcomed his fourth child, a son, named Simon Richard Crahan (b. January 20, 2004)
9Custom-constructed his own drumset, welding it together out of titanium.
10Fourth child, Simon Richard Crahan, born January 20 2004.
11Children: son Gage Crahan and daughters Alexia Crahan and Gabriel Crahan
12Has suffered the following injuries while performing: Slipped vertebrae, broken ribs and a gash on his forehead requiring 12 stitches.
13His father is a real estate developer.
14Founder and the oldest member of the metal band Slipknot.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slipknot: XIX2015Video short
The Vatican Tapes2015Iraq War Veteran
The Devil in I2014ShortChris Fehn
A Beary Scary Movie2012Father
The Devil's Carnival2012The Tamer
Rollerball2002Slipknot Band Member
Slipknot: Welcome to Our Neighborhood1999Video shortNumber 6

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Officer Downe2016
Slipknot: XIX2015Video short
The Devil in I2014Short
Motionless in White: America2013Short
Slipknot: Goat - The 10th Anniversary of Iowa2011Documentary
Voliminal: Inside the Nine2006Video documentary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slipknot: XIX2015Video short writer: "Psychosocial"
The Devil in I2014Short writer: "The Devil in I"
Rage2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Resident Evil2002writer: "My Plague New Abuse Mix" - as M. Shawn Crahan

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slipknot: XIX2015Video short
The Devil in I2014Short
Motionless in White: America2013Short co-creator

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slipknot: XIX2015Video short musician: backing vocals - as Clown / musician: drums - as Clown / musician: percussion - as Clown

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slipknot: XIX2015Video short executive producer
Voliminal: Inside the Nine2006Video documentary producer

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Voliminal: Inside the Nine2006Video documentary

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disasterpieces2002Video

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Voliminal: Inside the Nine2006Video documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Enter the House of Shock: A ShockumentaryDocumentary post-productionHimself
The Roast on the Range2014VideoHimself
Golden Gods Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Slipknot: Goat - The 10th Anniversary of Iowa2011DocumentaryHimself
Voliminal: Inside the Nine2006Video documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHimself
Disasterpieces2002VideoHimself
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll2001DocumentaryHimself (Slipknot)

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#Trademark
1Usually wears a clown mask that has a pentagram, and the numbers 666 on it. The back of his mask also has a piece ripped off, revealing a bloody brain.


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