• Brendon Urie is the only original member of Panic! At The Disco, and plays a variety of instruments.
• He was born in St. George, Utah, and is a former Mormon.
• He was asked to join Panic! At The Disco in high school, and went on to release five albums with the band.
• He has also appeared in a variety of side projects, such as The Cab, Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes.
• He is married to Sarah Orzechowski and has been diagnosed with ADHD.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthApril 12, 1987
SpouseSarah Orzechowski
MarkGolden microphone
FactUSA: Went on tour with Fall Out Boy! Save Rock & Roll tour. [July 2013]

Meet Brendon Urie the leader of Panic! At the Disco

Brendon Boyd Urie was born on 12th April 1987. in St. George, Utah USA, and is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Panic! At the Disco; he has been a member of the band since its inception, and is the only one of the original line-up. Although performing on a solo format as well, Urie decided to continue working with the Panic! At The Disco. He also plays keyboards, accordion, piano and a variety of other instruments. In 2017, Brendon played Charlie Price in the award-winning Broadway musical “Kinky Boots”.

Early childhood and educational background

He is the son of Grace and Boyd Urie, a family of Mormons, but abandoned religion at the beginning of his career. He studied at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, during which he also worked at Tropical Café Smoothies in his hometown. According to people who worked with him, he was a quiet, shy guy who sang the songs that were played on the radio. He was expelled from home, when he decided not to pursue law school to pursue a musical career.

Urie’s breakthrough

His musical career began when he met Brent Wilson, who he studied with in the same class, who asked Uri to become a guitarist for Panic! At the Disco, as they were looking for a replacement at this time. At first Uri was not a leading vocalist, as this position belonged to Ryan Ross. However, when he demonstrated his sing abilities to, the band members decided to make him a singer. After that, Panic! At the Disco released five albums in which Uri was a vocalist – “A Fever You Cannot Sweat Out” was released in 2005, “Pretty. Odd.” (2008), “Vices & Virtues” (2011), “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die !” (2013) and “Death of a Bachelor” (2016) – all except the first entered the Billboard Albums chart, and achieved either gold or platinum certification.

Side projects

Brandon Uri filmed and sang in many clips, including with Patrick Stump in the song of The Cab “One of Those Nights”. Uri also participated in the songs of the band Fall Out Boy, and was heard in the compositions “What a Catch, Donnie”, “20 Dollar Nose Bleed” and “7 Minutes in Heaven”, in which he performed backing vocals. Also as a backing vocalist, he can also be heard in the composition “Plans and Reveries” by the band Black Gold. In 2008, Uri collaborated in the song of Coca-Cola Company – “Open Happiness” – written by Butch Walker. Uri has appeared in a number of video clips by the Fall Out band Boy, too, and in the clip of the band Gym Class Heroes “Clothes off”.

Unbreakable Brendon Urie

In 2006, during a presentation of Panic! At the Disco at the Reading Festival, Urie was hit in the head by a bottle thrown from the audience just seconds after the band took the stage. As a result of the blow, he lost consciousness and had to be resuscitated for several minutes, but despite suffering a concussion, the set of the band continued. In an article for NME, Urie spoke about the altercation in Reading, explaining that he remembered that he was beaten and knocked out for a couple of seconds, then woke up and finished the set!

Personal life

Urie has been married to Sarah Orzechowski since 2013, and the two reside in Los Angeles, California. However, it has recently been announced that Brendon had to move out of his home, because he couldn’t bare the attention of fans. He has been diagnosed with ADHD, which may partly explain his emotional reactions.

General Info

Full NameBrendon Urie
Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthApril 12, 1987
Height1.74 m
Weight150 pounds
ProfessionMulti-instrumentalist, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Songwriter, Pianist, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, Death of a Bachelor, This Is Gospel
EducationPalo Verde High School


SpouseSarah Orzechowski
ParentsBoyd Urie, Grace Urie, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, Death of a Bachelor, This Is Gospel


Music GroupsPanic! at the Disco
MoviesPanic! At the Disco: Live in Chicago

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#Marks / Signs
1Golden microphone


1(on how he felt about being voted as Worst Band of 2007 by NME) I don't know. I don't care. It's like if we really cared in high school about like, who won best dressed or who got best eyes, you know. It's just like a popularity contest that we don't really care to run in.
2(speaking about "Folkin' Around," a song from Panic's album "Pretty. Odd.") The song is very light-hearted, it's just a bit of fun. For a couple of tracks [the rest of the band] let me explore the boundaries.
3(about Las Vegas) It sucks. It's horrible. There's no places to play. There's no real support for bands. No one really cares. Everyone plays death metal or post-hardcore screamo, and that's pretty much it. Everyone sounds the same.
4I'm a Ritalin kid, and I've always been very outgoing. I don't have a problem performing in front of five thousand people.
5(on the band members)We're weird guys. I don't know if a lot of people get our humor. A lot of people probably think we're jerks. We're real sarcastic. Really ironic and stuff. We mean well, but we joke around probably a lot more than we should.
6(on people calling Panic At The Disco "emo") It's ignorant! The stereotype is guys that are weak and have failing relationships write about how sad they are. If you listen to our songs, not one of them has that tone. Emo is bullsh*t! If people want to take it for the literal sense of the word, yes we're an emotional band, we put a lot of thought into what we do. People always try to stereotype us, but we don't fit the emo stereotype.
7I could never sing my own stuff cause I suck at writing poetry.
8Ryan, I think, writes great lyrics. He's really mature for his age. He's a different thinker.
9(when asked how he describes the band's music) I don't know. We don't really fall under a label. It's generally based around rock music, but I guess, theatrical rock? I don't know. I can't really describe it. I suck at that.
10(when asked what advice he'd give to other young bands) My advice would be to take time with the music and writing, rather than just getting a song done, really thrown together, and go play a show. Live shows, for us at least, back home in Vegas, don't seem to do anything. Bands can be playing for seven years and never get anything done. So, I guess, practice more and write music carefully.
11(after he got hit in the right eye at the Carling Weekend: Reading Festival during the opening song) You can't take me out! Let's see how well you guys do with my left side!
12(in reference to which cartoon character he would be) "Actually you know what honestly, Elmer Fudd 'cause he carries a gun. So, you know, you're always protected and he doesn't let his speech impediment keep him down. He still hunts rabbits, wabbits."


1Has a Frank Sinatra Tattoo in honor of him being such a great inspiration for Brendon's music today.
2USA: Went on tour with Fall Out Boy! Save Rock & Roll tour. [July 2013]
3Los Angeles, CA, USA: Finished their summer tour promoting their 3rd album Vices & Virtues [2011]
4On the Honda Civic Tour 2008. [April 2008]
5Lead singer for the band "Panic! At the Disco" with member Spencer Smith.
6Was in a relationship with model Audrey Kitching from 2005 to 2006.
7His parents highly encouraged him to go to college but he disagreed, and so because of that his parents kicked him out of their house and he was forced to get a job at Tropical Smoothie to pay rent for his one room apartment and the bands practice space.
8After seeing him perform his parents supported him and are now huge supporters.
9Ranked #6 for Musics Sexiest Single Men by AOL Music in 2007.
10According to Panic! at the Disco bandmate Spencer Smith, he is the only member of the band that has any acting ability.
11Always wears two bracelets, one that is purple and reads "Reading is Magic," and one that is white, blue, red, and green striped.
12Graduated from Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2005.
13One of his favorite songs is "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel.
14When he was around 11 he dressed up as Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat (1995) for Halloween.
15He idolizes Freddie Mercury.
16He is the youngest child of his family and has four older half brothers and sisters.
17Was originally supposed to be the new guitarist for P!ATD but after hearing his voice the group decided he should be on vocals.
18He was named one of Spin.com's Hottest Stars Under 25 in 2006.
19In addition to his singing abilities, he also plays multiple instruments including the accordion, bass, cello, drums, guitar, keyboard, organ, piano and trumpet.
20Brendon provided backing vocals for Fall Out Boy's "7 Minutes In Heaven (Atavan Halen)" and "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me.".
21Brendon along with Panic! band member, Spencer Smith, appear in Fall Out Boy's "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A More Touch Me" music video.



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Panic! At the Disco: Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time2016Video short
Panic! At the Disco: Emperor's New Clothes2015Video short
Alternative Press Music Award Show2014TV Movie
Panic! At the Disco: Miss Jackson2013Short
Good Cops2013TV SeriesOfficer Keds
Panic at the Disco-Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can HAve Without Taking Her Clothes Off2006ShortLead Vocal
Panic! At the Disco: I Write Sins Not Tragedies2006Video shortThe Ringmaster

Music Department

Panic! At the Disco: Emperor's New Clothes2015Video short musician: bass guitar / musician: drums / musician: keyboards / musician: lead vocals / musician: percussion / musician: piano / musician: rhythm guitar


Panic! At the Disco: Ready to Go (OFFICIAL VIDEO)2011Video short


E! Live from the Red Carpet2017TV SeriesHimself
Hangout Music Festival2016TV MovieHimself
Conan2016TV SeriesHimself - Panic! at the Disco
Alternative Press Music Awards2016TV MovieHimself (credit only)
Panic! At the Disco: Victorious2015Video shortHimself
Fall Out Boy: Uma Thurman2015Video shortHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors2013TV SpecialHimself
Panic! At the Disco: Ready to Go (OFFICIAL VIDEO)2011Video shortHimself
2011 New Now Next Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Panic at the Disco: Calendar Business2011DocumentaryLead Vocals
Panic! at the Disco: In the Days2011Video documentaryBrendon Urie
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2008TV SeriesHimself
New Year's Eve with Carson Daly2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Panic! At the Disco: Documentary2006Video documentaryLead vocals
Panic! At the Disco: Live2006VideoLead vocals
alt.news 26:462006TV Series documentaryHimself
T-Minus Rock2006TV SeriesGuest

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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