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Tyler Joseph

Tyler Joseph is an American singer, musician, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Tyler Joseph is popular as the frontman for the musical duo Twenty-One Pilots, alongside bandmate Josh Dun.

Early Life and Childhood

Tyler Joseph was born on December 1, 1988, in Columbus, Ohio. His birth name is Tyler Robert Joseph. His mother’s name is Kelly Joseph. She was a math teacher in the Olentangy school district. Similarly, his father, Christopher Anthony “Chris” Joseph, was a coach at Worthington Christian High School from 1996 to 2005 and is a former school principal. He grew up with two brothers, Zachary Philip “Zack” Joseph, and Jay Thomas Joseph, along with one sister named Madison Grace Brett.

Similarly, his nationality is American but his ethnicity is not available. in 2022, he is 34 years old.

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Caption: Tyler Joseph enrobes Rainbow Flag at D.C. Concert. Source: Pinterest


Moving toward Tyler’s educational background, he attended school in his hometown and was interested in baseball. He used to play for his school as well and competed for the interstate. He secured second place in the competition and was also provided a Baseball scholarship which he rejected due to his interest in music.

However, he has got home-school by his mother as a kid. Further, there is no information regarding his education in any of his biographies.

Career and Professional Life

Joseph played basketball at a very young age and proceeded on to play point guard for Worthington Christian. In 2008, the varsity basketball team won second in the Division IV state tournament.

Twenty-One Pilots Band

Tyler Joseph was the lead behind the Twenty One Pilots band. He founded the band in 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. Twenty-One Pilots bassist Nick Thomas played on the same team as Joseph. The pair performed the National Anthem at one of their games. From 2007 to 2013, Joseph uploaded short comedic skits and videos to a YouTube channel named “slushieguys“. The channel presently has over 125 thousand subscribers as of August 2019.

Later, creating a songwriter to perform at a High Street club, he declined an opportunity to play basketball at Otterbein University, along with a scholarship to the university. Thereafter, he started playing music after finding an old keyboard in his closet. From about 2007 to 2008, Joseph recorded a solo album titled No Phun Intended in his basement.

Among Joseph’s first performances with Twenty-One Pilots, he states that his mother would usually attain outside of Ohio State University by giving away tickets to his shows. “She’d be like, ‘Come see my son play music'”, Joseph says.

Career after 2009

Twenty-One Pilots were formed in 2009 in Columbus, Ohio, and consisted of frontman Tyler Joseph, bassist Nick Thomas, and drummer Chris Salih. However, the latter two left the band in 2011.

Likewise, on December 29, 2009, they released their debut, self-titled album and started touring Ohio. Later, they released their second album, Regional at Best in 2011. At that time band consisted of Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. Meanwhile, Twenty-One Pilots’ third full-length album, Vessel, was released on January 8, 2013. Further, they embarked on a tour in support of the album, which they named the “Quiet Is Violent World Tour”.

On March 17, 2015, the band announced its fourth album and unveiled its tracklisting and release date. Joseph and drummer Josh Dun began on two international tours in 2015 and 2016: the Blurryface Tour and Emotional Roadshow World Tour. On January 22, 2019, he released the music video for “Chlorine” on YouTube in the song’s release as a single.

Other Ventures

Joseph had a single project where he released a full-length album titled No Phun Intended. In 2011, he became the lead star in Five14 Church’s three-episode mockumentary titled “The Longboard Rodeo Tango.” And in 2012, he was featured in an internet-use awareness video titled Where Are You? by Mark C. Eshleman.

Similarly, on December 24, 2013, Christmas Eve, Joseph presented and sang “O come, O come, Emmanuel” at Five14 Church’s Christmas With the Stars in New Albany, Ohio. The full video of the performance was finally uploaded to YouTube on February 14, 2014. He appears on four tracks out of thirteen in total.

Awards and Nominations

Twenty-One Pilots were nominated for an MTV Video Music Award – Artist to Watch in 2013. Again, on February 12, 2017, Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph acquired a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the two won the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

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Caption: Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun in the press room during the 2014 MTV Awards at L.A. Source: Zimbio

Personal Life

Reflecting on Tyler Joseph’s personal life, he is a married man. He happily married to Jenna Black on March 28, 2015, Likewise, the duo engaged on July 8, 2014.

On September 7, 2019, he announced the pregnancy of his wife and also revealed they are expecting their first child, a girl. They were blessed with their daughter, Rosie Robert Joseph. The baby girl was born on February 9, 2020. They announced her birth on Instagram on February 21, 2020.

Likewise, they are so happy to share a special bonding and he keeps on posting pictures of his wife and a baby girl on his Instagram handle. However, there is no sign of breakage between the duo any time soon.

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Caption: Tyler and Jenna Joseph’s engagement. Source: Pinterest

There are no rumors of his past affairs and other activities. Like many other celebrities, he has been a bit conscious about his personal life.

Tyler Joseph – Body Structure

Tyler Joseph is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 62 kg. To sum up his appearance, he has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Above all, Tyler Joseph has a three-part tattoo that represents “something that saved his life.” Joseph and Twenty-One Pilots drummer, Josh Dun have an “X” tattoo on their body expressing their dedication towards their hometown fans in Columbus, Ohio.

Social Media

Tyler Joseph is available on Twitter and Instagram. He has over 2.14 million followers and over 5.1 million followers on Instagram.

Tyler Joseph – Net Worth 2023

Moreover, his net worth is estimated at around $16 million. However, he hasn’t shared any other information about his earnings and salary.