Bret Michaels

Active - 1998 - 1998  |   Born - Mar 15, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States  |   Genres - Thriller, Crime

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Biography by Cammila Collar

As lead singer for the '80s hair metal band Poison, Bret Michaels was a poster boy for the L.A. glam-metal scene. His blond locks and irreverent attitude no doubt brought him lots of attention from women, but in 2007 he decided that he needed to find the right one, so he signed up to star in the VH1 reality series Rock of Love. Based on the format of the popular series The Flavor of Love, the show rounded up more than 20 attractive young groupies to compete for Michaels' affection, facing an elimination every week until one lucky lady won the chance to be his number-one girl. The show ran for several seasons, and spawned a number of spin-offs.

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  • Once worked as a busboy at a Bob's Big Boy restaurant.
  • First concert he attended was a date on Foghat's 1978 "Love Is Like Oxygen" tour.
  • Left Pennsylvania along with his Poison bandmates for Los Angeles in 1984.
  • Was seriously injured in a 1994 car accident.
  • Wrote, directed, scored and starred in the 1998 thriller A Letter From Death Row; it was coproduced by Charlie Sheen, who formed a production company with Michaels in the mid-'90s
  • Won the ninth season of Celebrity Apprentice in May 2010, just weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
  • Launched a line of pet products called Pets Rock in 2012.
  • Is a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association; he's battled the disease since age 6.