Shawn Crahan

Shawn Crahan
Shawn Crahan at Mayhem Fest 2.jpg
Shawn Crahan at Mayhem Festival in 2008
Background information
Birth nameShawn Crahan
Also known as
  • #6
  • Bozo
  • Clown
  • Kong
Born (1969-09-24) September 24, 1969 (age 50)
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • director
  • photographer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • percussion
  • drums
  • bass guitar
  • piano
Years active1992–present
Associated acts
Website(External links)

Michael Shawn Crahan (born September 24, 1969), more commonly known by his stage persona "Clown", is an American musician who is one of the two percussionists and co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot. When performing with Slipknot, he is also known as #6. As of 2013, Crahan is the last remaining original member in Slipknot.

Crahan is the oldest member of Slipknot, with extensive involvement in Slipknot's media production, directing Slipknot's music videos. Outside Slipknot, Crahan had two side project bands called To My Surprise and Dirty Little Rabbits. He also directed the 2016 film, Officer Downe.

Personal life

Crahan was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1969. He majored in Creative Writing. He performed in bands such as Heads on the Wall and One Cup of Fat before forming The Pale Ones, which would later become known as Slipknot. Crahan married his wife Chantel[2] in June 1992, in Des Moines, Iowa. They had four children together: Alexandria, Gage, Gabrielle, and Simon. [3] Crahan is also a filmographer and photographer, having published a Slipknot photo album "The Apocalyptic Nightmare" in 2012. In 2012, he also made his debut acting appearance in the film The Devil's Carnival. He is also a collector of baseball cards. He is a smoker and has been willing to break the law to smoke inside venues along with other members of Slipknot, even when subject to a significant fine.[4]

On May 18, 2019, Crahan announced on multiple social media networks, that his youngest daughter, Gabrielle, had died at the age of 22. Allegedly, her cause of death was a drug overdose and her death came only days after she celebrated 5 months of sobriety.[3][5]

Other Languages
العربية: شون كراهان
تۆرکجه: شاون کرهن
български: Шон Крахан
čeština: Shawn Crahan
Deutsch: Shawn Crahan
español: Shawn Crahan
فارسی: شاون کرهن
français: Shawn Crahan
Bahasa Indonesia: Shawn Crahan
italiano: Shawn Crahan
magyar: Shawn Crahan
Nederlands: Shawn Crahan
polski: Shawn Crahan
português: Shawn Crahan
română: Shawn Crahan
русский: Крейен, Шон
Simple English: Shawn Crahan
slovenčina: Shawn Crahan
svenska: Shawn Crahan
українська: Шон Крехан