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Ville Valo

Biography

Baritone and business lead singer from the Finnish rock-band HIM, brief for His Infernal Majesty. In 2004, Steel Hammer provided him the Golden God prize. He worked in your free time at his dad’s sex store before developing HIM. He’s good friends with Jackass superstar Bam Margera. He got involved to Jonna Nygren on July 9, 2005, however they split in March 2006. Elvis Presley is certainly one of is own major musical affects.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ville Valo
Date Of Birth November 22, 1976
Place Of Birth Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.85 m
Profession Rock Singer
Nationality Finnish
Parents Anita Valo, Kari Valo, Summer Wine - Single Edit, Join Me in Death, The Funeral of Hearts
Siblings Jesse Valo
Awards Emma Award for Best Music Video
Music Groups HIM, Winha, Summer Wine - Single Edit, Join Me in Death, The Funeral of Hearts
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Was born at 8:28 AM.
2His father Kari was a taxi driver when Ville was born,but later owned an adult shop.
3His brother Jesse is a Thai boxer.
4When Valo cried as an infant his father would play Tapio Rautavaara's "Sininen Uni ('The Blue Dream')" for him, and his mother would take him into her arms and dance. At this, baby Ville would cease to cry.
5Before becoming the lead singer of HIM, he had been in the bands Eloveena Boys, Aurora, Charlie Parker, Terapia, Winha, Unga Kaskelottär, Natas, B.L.O.O.D., Kemoterapia and Donits-Osmo. He also played bass, drums and guitar.
6Duetted with Natalia Avelon for a remake of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's "Summer Wine" on the soundtrack of Eight Miles High (2007), reaching #2 in the German charts.
7He is half Finnish and half Hungarian.
8Engaged to Jonna Nygren as of 9th of July 2005. The pair have since split (March 2006)
9His idols include Clint Eastwood, Gene Simmons and Edgar Allan Poe.
10He is half Hungerian on his mother's side.
11His favorite movie is Vertigo (1958).
12Valo means light in Finnish
13He has a younger brother, Jesse, who is 8 years younger than him.
14Good friend of Bam Margera
15Lead singer of HIM.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Join Me In Death"
Rock Suomi2010-2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The Ark of Madness2007TV Special performer: "Something Diabolical" / writer: "Killing Loneliness"
Transformers2007writer: "Passion's Killing Floor"
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance2007Video writer: "Sacrament"
Eight Miles High2007performer: "Summer Wine"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Honey Baby2004writer: "Path"
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Haggard2003writer: "Lose You Tonight", "One Last Time", "Pretending", "Again", "Beautiful Rock Version", "You Are The One"
CKY 4 Latest & Greatest2003Video performer: "Jykevaa On Rakkaus"
Minä ja Morrison2001writer: "Close to the Flame" - as V. Valo
Levottomat2000writer: "Razorblade Kiss"
Lista Top 40TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes, 1997 - 1999 writer - 2 episodes, 1997 - 1999

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Haggard2003HIM Singer (uncredited)
Asphalto1998ShortLippumies

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HIMmeetä valoa2005TV Short documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tuurin kyläkauppias2015TV SeriesHimself
Music Interview Corner: Webisodes2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Where the #$&% Is Santa?2008VideoHimself
Promised Land of Heavy Metal2008DocumentaryHimself
HIM: Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre: XXXVII A.S.2008VideoHimself, vocals (as Valo)
Itsenäisyyspäivän vastaanotto2006TV MovieHimself - Interviewee
Arto Nyberg2006TV SeriesHimself
Jackass Number Two2006DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
HIM: The Making of Dark Light2005TV MovieHimself
Bam Margera Presents HIM: The Making of 'And Love Said No'2005TV MovieHimself
Huuma2005TV SeriesHimself
Viva la Bam2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
HIMmeetä valoa2005TV Short documentaryHimself - HIM lead vocalist
Bam Margera Presents HIM: The Making of 'The Sacrament'2004TV MovieHimself
4Pop2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Hyppönen Enbuske Experience2004TV SeriesHimself
411 Productions Presents: 61: The Bam Issue2004Documentary
CKY Trilogy: Round 12003VideoHimself
CKY Trilogy: Round 22003VideoHimself
HIM: The Making of 'Buried Alive by Love'2003TV MovieHimself
CKY 32001VideoHimself
HIM: Live - Berlin2000Himself
Lista Top 401997-1999TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Interviewee

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock Suomi2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Ark of Madness2007TV Special segment "Top Lista 5 Pesama: Killing Loneliness"

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsPrince of Darkness


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#Quote
1Some genres I'm not a huge fan of but there are always exceptions that break the rules. There are always a few people doing it in a way weird enough to grab my attention.
2I'm a collecting maniac and I buy a lot of books and records. I have over thousand CD's.
3So basically, I think music at its best can be everything. It can be totally stupid and very intellectual and emotional at the same time. I don't think all those things shut each other out.
4Music for me is an emotional thing and it really does make me happy. It's not a tool for me to get fame or see my face in the papers or anything like that. It's about the fact that I really do enjoy it.
5Women are always beautiful.
6In almost every interview someone asks what does HIM stand for. I can't even remember our latest lie about that. When Hanson was hot, we said it means Hanson Is Murder. The name doesn't have a particular history. His Infernal Majesty was a totally different band. I think HIM derives from some death metal joke.
7Love is the funeral of hearts. Falling in love is the best way to kill your heart because then it's not yours anymore. It's laid in a coffin, waiting to be cremated.

#Trademark
1Deep voice.
2The Heartagram
3Gothic lyrics with a lot of symbolism


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