|Height:||178 cm (5' 11'')|
|Birth Day:||April 12, 1962|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, United States|
|Height:||178 cm (5' 11'')|
|Weight:||in kg - N/A|
His brother and his girlfriend committed suicide when he was twelve years old. One of his first bands was called Shakin' Brave.
Alexakis was born in Los Angeles, California, the youngest of five children. Soon after his father left the family when Art was five years old, financial difficulties forced his mother to relocate the family to the Mar Vista Gardens housing project in California, located on the Westside of Los Angeles in Del Rey. Alexakis was physically and sexually abused by older kids in his neighborhood. His brother George died of a heroin overdose when Alexakis was 12. That same year, Alexakis's 15-year-old girlfriend committed suicide. Not long after her death, Alexakis attempted suicide by filling his pockets with sand and lead weights and jumping off the Santa Monica Pier. Later, he said that the vision and voice of his brother George compelled him to survive. Alexakis started shooting up when he was 13, mostly taking crystal methamphetamine. He became addicted to heroin and cocaine, and he survived a cocaine overdose when he was 22. He quit drugs cold turkey in June, 1984.
The Easy Hoes formed in the late '80s and released one album, Tragic Songs of Life, in 1989.
While finding success as a musical act and songwriter, Alexakis took on other projects within the music industry. For several years, he served as an A&R representative for Capitol Records. In 1996, he produced Frogpond's 1996 album Count to Ten.
In 2000, Alexakis made brief appearances in the Heather Graham comedy Committed.
In 2000, Alexakis testified before Congress in support of HR 1488, the Compassion for Children and Child Support Enforcement Act. Through ACES, the Association of Children for the Enforcement of Support, President Geraldine Jenson and Nancy Pelosi sponsored this bill. The law passed.
In 2002, Alexakis appeared in two episodes of The Chris Isaak Show.
In the early 2000s, Alexakis established his own label, Popularity Recordings, as a subsidiary of Artemis Records. Alexakis produced the label's first release, the 2002 album Volume by Flipp. The label closed in 2003.
Alexakis has also dabbled in songwriting with other artists, including co-writing and dueting the song "At the End of the Day" released on Marion Raven's 2005 and 2007 albums, Here I Am and Set Me Free, respectively.
He played the lead role in the 2006 short film Room to Breathe and had parts in Rid of Me (2011) and Rogue River (2012).
In 2006, Alexakis appeared on an episode of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide on Nickelodeon as a music teacher named Mr. Gibson (a reference to Gibson guitars).
In August 2006, Alexakis appeared on The O'Reilly Factor discussing the music video for "Hater", the first single from Everclear's Welcome to the Drama Club.
In October 2008, Alexakis entered the studio with the Minneapolis-based band Apparently Nothing (previously a Madison band and later renamed to The Usual Things) to produce their debut album, tentatively titled The Middle Coast.
Alexakis is also a gay rights activist. In 2010, he expressed his support for gay marriage and opposition to Proposition 8, "I don't think Prop 8, gay marriage or the things your community lobbies for are political issues. We are Americans; that's where it ends. If Lady Justice is supposed to be blind, then why not towards your community? It is going to happen; it's happening, and I think it is a great thing." In the same interview, he reflected on the gay rights movement in the 1970s by saying, "I went to San Francisco to see the Sex Pistols in 1978. I was barely 16 and I went with this neighbor of mine, who my mom didn't know was gay, but I knew was gay. I went to Castro with a whole group of gay guys and saw a side of the culture that I had never seen before. I was aware of Harvey Milk before most people were. It was a great experience."
In 2014, he had a role as a tattoo artist in the biographical drama film Wild starring Reese Witherspoon.
From March 2017 through February 2019, Alexakis hosted a weekly radio show on Sirius XM's 1990s alternative and grunge music channel, Lithium (Channel 34).
On March 26, 2019, Alexakis announced that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in a letter to fans posted on the band's website. Alexakis says he was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS following a car accident three years prior.
Art married Jenny Dodson in 1995 and Stephanie Greig on August 15, 2000.
Currently, Art Alexakis is 59 years, 0 months and 11 days old. Art Alexakis will celebrate 60th birthday on a Tuesday 12th of April 2022. Below we countdown to Art Alexakis upcoming birthday.