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Chino Moreno

Chino Moreno is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known for being the rock band Deftones’ lead singer, major lyricist, and contributing guitarist. Chino Moreno is also renowned for his unusual screams and dramatic tenor voice.

Early Life and Childhood

Chino Moreno was born in Camillo Wong Moreno on June 20, 1973. Currently, he is 50 years old. Camillo Wong Moreno is his real name but he is well known by his nickname Chino Moreno.

His uncles called him “Chinito” as a child because he appeared mostly Asian at a time when most Mexicans were mestizo, and “Chino” is the Spanish word for Chinese people.

Chino is the son of Camilo Moreno who is Mexican and Deborah Wong who is of Mexican and Chinese descent. Their professional details are not found. His siblings Chino are also not found on any websites but it is mentioned that he has five siblings.

He has never given information about them in the media. There is no information about his childhood days: or how he passed his early days. The nationality of Chino is American and his religion is not known.

Similarly, the zodiac sign is Gemini. He is intellectual and very friendly as well as a nature lover.

Chino Moreno childhood image Source

Caption: Chino childhood image (Source: Last. fm)


He graduated from McClatchy High School, where he met Stephen Carpenter and Abe Cunningham, with whom he co-founded the band Deftones in 1988.

Since he was little, he has been interested in music, and he has always wanted to be a singer or musician. After graduation, he put more emphasis on his career than on his studies.

Career and Professional Life

Chino Moreno utilized to work as a delivery guy for Tower Records while attending McCarthy High School. He had a great love of music as a student and was a fantastic singer.

In 1988, he and his pals Abe Cunningham, Dominic Gracia, and Stephen Carpenter decided to form a band and pursue careers as musicians. They gave their all-boys band the name “Deftones”.

They spent many years working hard to gain some notoriety in the music industry. In 1995, after much struggle, concerts, and public performances, they managed to release their first album, “Adrenaline”, which received favorable reviews.

However, their second album, “Around the Fur”, was an instant hit, and they overnight became rock stars. After then, they released albums like “White Pony”, “Minerva”, “Change”, and others that won a lot of praise and made him well-known.

Over the years, Moreno has collaborated with several well-known musicians and became the lead singer in several other musical ensembles, including Palms, Tram Sleep, and Crosses.

Chino Moreno with his band members SOurce Louder Soundjpg

Caption: Chino with his band members (Source: Louder Soundjpg)

Brand Endorsements

There are no records of the brands on any websites that he has endorsed. Maybe he has not endorsed any brands or advertised the products till now. We researched his social media accounts but we cannot find his official accounts so it is very difficult to gather information about Chino’s brand endorsement.

Awards and Nomination

In 2001, Chino Moreno and the members of his band, the Deftones, won the Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance. Additionally, they were honored with the 2013 Won Revolver Golden Gods Award. Deftones was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by Kerrang! Awards in 2016.

Chino Moreno – Net Worth 2024

Chino Moreno has committed his life to pursue a profession as a singer and composer. He and his band, the Deftones, have released several chart-topping songs, including Around the Fur, Minerva, Change, Adrenaline, White Pony, etc., that are incredibly well-liked by the younger generation.

The sale of their renowned albums as well as his concerts and live appearances bring in a sizable income for Moreno. He has amassed a net worth of approximately $8 million throughout the years.

Relationship Status

Chino Moreno married Risa Mora Moreno in 2012. They have three children named Jakoby Moreno, Lola Moreno, and Christian Moreno. They are deeply in love with each other and till now enjoying their married life with kids. The sexual orientation of Chino is straight.


Chino is a very private person and he has never given details about his personal life, childhood as well as his professional life. Only information about him is known. Till now, he has never been the topic of any scandals.

Chino Moreno – Body Measurements

The height of Chino is 5 feet and 9 inches and weighs 90 kg. He has black short hair and black mesmerizing eyes. He is a bit lazy and does not take care of the maintenance of his body and health. Though he loves the way he is and is very happy.  He looks taller in his photos than in real life.

Chino Moreno posing for a photo Source Forbes

Caption: Chino posing for a photo (Source: Forbes)

Social Media

Chino is a very private person and is unable to find his official Instagram account as well as his Facebook account. He is also not active on Twitter. Maybe he doesn’t want other people to know about him so he is not active on social media.