Michael Hutchence

Active - 1986 - 2003  |   Born - Jan 22, 1960 in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia  |   Died - Nov 22, 1997   |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Science Fiction, Music, Drama, Horror

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Best-known as the lead singer of Australia's most popular rock band, INXS, slinky, sexy-voiced Michael Hutchence played Percy Shelley in Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990). On November 23, 1997, Hutchence was found dead in a Sydney hotel room. The coroner's report ruled his death a suicide.


  • As a youth, lived in various Pacific Rim cities, including Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
  • Recorded first song at age 8 for a Hong Kong toy company.
  • Swam competitively as a youth until a broken arm ended his aquatic aspirations.
  • Performed in Mexico with INXS in the early '90s, making INXS the first international rock act to play in Mexico since the Doors.
  • Appeared in two films, Dogs in Space (1986) and Frankenstein Unbound (1990).