Michael Kenji “Mike” Shinoda, H.D.L. (born February 11, 1977) is an American actor, musician, record producer, and artist from Agoura Hills, California. He is best known as the vocalist, rapper, keyboardist, rhythm guitarist and record producer of Linkin Park, and his side project, Fort Minor. He also provides artwork, production and mixing for both groups. On this wiki he is known for portraying Eric Tsu in The Crew, Hinn Nasle in Crack Passion and Bad guys in Twice Take The Chase.
Shinoda's band brought in second vocalist Chester Bennington, replacing Mark Wakefield. From the onset, Shinoda was closely involved in the technical aspects of the band's recordings, and over the subsequent releases that role continued to expand. Shinoda, with guitarist, engineered and produced the band's Hybrid Theory EP, and performed similar roles in the recording of the album. Mike executively organized and oversaw the band's remix album (2002), contributing his own production remixes that he made in his home studio for "Crawling" and "Pushing Me Away." In his spare time, he produced and performed on a song by The X-Ecutioners entitled "It's Goin' Down
Mike Shinoda has been married to Anna (Hillinger) Shinoda since May 2003. They have a son named Otis Akio Shinoda. Anna is now a children's author. The song Where'd You Go, according to Shinoda, was dedicated to his wife, Anna The Making of The Rising Tied DVD The couple currently resides in Agoura Hills, California. In 2004 he found his way on an episode of Punk'd in which a fire hydrant was placed next to his car during a pretend fire. He has also revealed that he has asthma.