Brendon Urie is a singer and songwriter, best known as the vocalist for the band Panic! at the Disco. Urie and three high school friends formed the pop rock band in 2004. The band’s first album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, was released in 2005. Founding band members Ryan Ross and Jon Walker exited the group in 2009 followed by Spencer Smith in 2013, leaving Urie the sole remaining original founder.
Born on April 12, 1987 in St. George, Utah, his middle name is Boyd. His zodiac sign is Aries.
While Brandon was raised in the Mormon faith he left it when he turned 17. He is currently an athiest. “I’m not religious at all any more.” (2)
Watch Brendon give a more in-depth answer in the following video:
On his family’s reaction when he decided to not follow in their religion, Urie said, “When I told them I wasn’t going to college or on a Mormon mission, that I don’t believe in God and I was pursuing music, they were like, ‘You’ve gotta move out.’ They cooled off, and when we made our first Panic! at the Disco album, I got a care package from my family with this beautiful letter: ‘No matter what, we will always love you.’” (1)
Brendon’s personal politics would be considered liberal. He is a fierce opponent of President Donald Trump: “I feel so bad for so many groups that are in America right now…LGBTQ community, women, minorites, basically anyone who’s not a white man, I feel bad. I feel so sorry. It’s just terrifying…we’ve elected an internet troll as our president. A mad man who knows nothing really of politics…it’s just phenomenal and surprising to me that this has happened. We’ve done this to ourselves.” (2)
” I like my music to be an escape from it all, but then I like to use my celebrity as a means to fight for causes I believe in. I want to start foundations where I can start putting my time and efforts and energy and money into things that I believe in — whether it’s helping the youth or disenfranchised groups.” (1)
In June 2018 Urie pledged $1 million dollars to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network o create high school clubs across America. Urue said that he wanted to help create a “safe and inclusive community” for all students. (3)
Brendon is married to Sarah Orzechowski and has been since 2013.
Early in his romantic life Urie had relationships with both men and women. In 2018 he announced that he is pansexual.
“I’m married to a woman and I’m very much in love with her but I’m not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person,” Urie explained. “Yeah I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don’t care. If a person is great, then a person is great. I just like good people, if your heart’s in the right place. I’m definitely attracted to men. It’s just people that I am attracted to.” (4)
Brendon has four other siblings. His parents’ names are Boyd and Grace.
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