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Pete Wentz, the bassist and primary lyricist for the Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy, was born Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III in Wilmette, Illinois. He is the son of Dale (Lewis), a high school admissions counselor, and Pete Wentz, an attorney. His grandfather, Arthur Winston Lewis, served as U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone. Pete's father is of German and English descent, while Pete's maternal grandparents were both from black Jamaican families. Pete grew up in the Chicago hardcore punk scene, and was in several bands before Fall Out Boy, including Firstborn, Arma Angelus, 7 Angels of the Apocalypse / Culture of Violence, Extinction, Forever Ended Today, and Yellow Road Priest. He grew up with band member Joseph Trohman. Fall Out Boy is the 4th band that Pete Wentz and Andrew Hurley have done together. Wentz has written a book entitled The Boy With the Thorn In His Side, which is a story based on nightmares he had as a child. It is named after a song by The Smiths. He has another book titled "Rainy Day Kids," which was scheduled to be released February 14th, 2006, but has been postponed because he was unsatisfied with some of the material. In addition, Wentz is writing another book, alternating chapters with William Beckett of The Academy Is.... Wentz has a company called Clandestine Industries, which distributes books and, more notably, clothing, among other things. Additionally, he owns his own imprint of Fueled By Ramen, Decaydance Records, which has signed on several bands, including: Panic! At The Disco, October Fall, Gym Class Heroes and The Hush Soundand Lifetime . He also has a film production company called Bartskull Films, which has released the DVD "Release the Bats", a film about Peter, his friends both in and outside of Fall Out Boy, and many Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen bands.  See full bio on IMDb »

Pete Wentz Cops to Being Super 'Dorky' for 'Game of Thrones,' Shares Theories

Pete Wentz
I'm a Total 'Dork' with 'GoT' Theories ... Follow Me Down the Wormhole!!!

Pete Wentz is such an extreme "dork" for "Game of Thrones," he's almost apologizing for it, but he's also sharing some DEEP theories about the final season ... including who's next to kick… READ MORE >

Backpack Kid Has a New Dance Called 'The Money Dance'

Backpack Kid
Check My New Move ... 'The Money Dance'

Backpack Kid's signature dance, the Floss, is already immortalized in Fortnite ... and, while he says he never got a penny from the game, he's not sweatin' it -- 'cause he's banking on a new… READ MORE >

- 342 days ago
Ninja and Marshmello Destroy Big Stars In Fortnite Pro-Am, Win $1 Million!

Ninja & Marshmello
Destroy Huge Stars In Fortnite Pro-Am ... Win $1 Million!!

Pete Wentz got murdered ... so did Lil Yachty and Joel McHale -- and it was TOTALLY AWESOME!!! They were all part of a huge celebrity Fortnite Pro-Am tournament at E3 on Tuesday ... where pro… READ MORE >

- 343 days ago
Pete Wentz Has No Chance at Fortnite's $100 Mil, Ninja Will Ruin Me!

Pete Wentz
No Shot at Fortnite's $100 Mil ... Unless You're Ninja

Pete Wentz is a big Fortnite gamer -- he loves it -- but he knows he's got NO CHANCE in hell of winning a single dollar from the upcoming $100 MILLION prize pool. Instead, Wentz says the only… READ MORE >

- 363 days ago
Rockstar Pete Wentz Says Eagles' Carson Wentz Has His MVP Vote

Eagles' Carson Wentz
He Has My MVP Vote!! ... Says Pete Wentz

Tom Brady? Russell Wilson? Nah ... the NFL's 2017 MVP trophy belongs to Eagles QB Carson Wentz -- so says last-name bro Pete Wentz. We got the other celeb Wentz fresh off a trip to Philly -- and… READ MORE >

- 563 days ago
Pete Wentz -- Carson's My Cousin ... I Wish!! (VIDEO)

Pete Wentz
Carson's My Cousin ... I Wish!!

Pete Wentz is stoked he's not the top result when you Google his last name ... because that honor now belongs to Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. We got the Fall Out Boy frontman at LAX ...… READ MORE >

- 971 days ago
Pete Wentz -- No Special Treatment in Tow Truck Caper

Pete Wentz
No Special Treatment In Tow Truck Caper

Pete Wentz did not get a shady break from the company that hooked up his illegally parked car and then backed off ... because we've learned Pete pulled out his wallet, paid piper, and it was all… READ MORE >

- 1133 days ago
Pete Wentz -- Dude ... That's My Car!!! (PHOTOS)

Pete Wentz
Dude ... That's My Car!!!

Pete Wentz made the impossible happen -- getting his Porsche unhooked from a tow truck and driving away!!! Check out the photos, 'cause anyone who's ever been in this sitch knows this NEVER ends… READ MORE >

- 1134 days ago
Pete Wentz -- Out with the Old, In with the New GF Meagan Camper

Pete Wentz
Out with the Old In with the New Girlfriend

Now that his marriage to Ashlee Simpson is officially over ... Pete Wentz hit the town with his NEW model girlfriend Meagan Camper in L.A. last night.While his marriage lasted 3 and a half years,… READ MORE >

- 2721 days ago
Ashlee Simpson Divorce to Pete Wentz Final

Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz
Officially Divorced

They said it wouldn't last ... and they were right -- because Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson are officially divorced ... after a judge signed off on the split. According to court docs filed in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 2722 days ago
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