Mark Allan Hoppus is an American musician, songwriter, and music producer. He rose to stardom after he formed the famous American pop-punk band, Blink-182, alongside his three colleagues.
Blink-182 was formed in 1991 and went on to become one of the most popular pop-punk bands in America, selling over fifty million records. As the band rose to fame, Hoppus dropped out of school, choosing to go on tour full time instead of pursuing a degree in English. Later in his career, he had a short stint on television as a host on his show, Hoppus on Music. The show ran on Fuse and went on for two years.
He tried to dabble in acting by appearing on a couple of shows such as American Pie (1999) and several guest appearances on other shows. Hoppus was raised by his two parents, who shared custody after they divorced while he was in his third grade. While in junior high, Mark took an interest in punk rock, which led to his father buying him a bass guitar when he was fifteen. As fate would have it, his sister later introduced him to Tom DeLonge, who eventually became a co-founder of Blink-182. Despite the band’s success, Hoppus and his colleagues went their separate ways in 2005, after which he formed a new band +44. However, the split was not long-lived. Members of Blink-182 reunited in 2009.
Mark Hoppus Religion
Hoppus has never been shy in letting people know about his religious beliefs. He grew up in a Christian home and attended mass, as pictures taken of him and his family show. During his career as a songwriter and musician, he has sometimes slipped subtle lyrics about his belief in God. He also once admitted to praying every day in an interview and has followed the way of the cross in Jerusalem.
Mark Hoppus Political Views
Hoppus is very vocal about his political views, especially on social media. He is a Democrat, a fact he emphasized on when he posted a tweet portraying his frustration and disappointment at Donald Trump’s win.
Mark Hoppus Dating Profile
Hoppus is a one-woman kind of guy. After his rise to fame in the 1990s, he married Skye Everly in 2000, and they’ve been together ever since. The couple had their son in 2002 and are still married to date.
Mark Hoppus Interesting Facts
Before becoming famous, Hoppus had initially planned on becoming an English professor and had already enrolled in college. He later had to drop out due to drop out and focus on his music. He enjoys soccer and is a fan of Chelsea. Surprisingly, he is also a vegan. Hoppus has the least number of tattoos and no visible piercings, in comparison to his band members. The one tattoo he has is dedicated to his son. He is a fan of the Beatles and Descendants with some of his favorite albums being “White Album” and “I Don’t Want to Grow Up.”