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Mike Portnoy

Biography

Mike Portnoy was the drummer for Wish Theater. Blessed in 1967, he started playing drums in his teenagers for various little bands, like the group Internal Sanctum, which released one record. He went to Berklee Music University and became a founding person in Dream Movie theater, but announced he was parting methods using the prog action this year 2010. He in addition has been an associate from the part-time prog supergroups Water Tension Test and TransAtlantic.

Quick Facts


Full Name Mike Portnoy
Height 1.78 m
Profession Drummer, Composer, Music Producer
Education Berklee College of Music
Nationality American
Spouse Marlene Portnoy
Children Max John, Melody Ruthandrea
Parents Howard Portnoy
Siblings Samantha Portnoy
Music Groups Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, The Winery Dogs, Adrenaline Mob, Transatlantic, Liquid Tension Experiment, Flying Colors, Twisted Sister, Stone Sour, OSI, Bigelf, Yellow Matter Custard, Nightmare Cinema, Hail!, Sons of Apollo
Music Songs So Far Away, Through Glass, Nightmare, Buried Alive, Song #3, Bother, Welcome to the Family, The Spirit Carries On, Pull Me Under, Say You'll Haunt Me, Another Day, The Best Of Times, Hesitate, Danger Line, Act II: Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity, Inhale, Tired, In the Name of God, Wicked Game, Gone Sovereign/ Absolute Zero, God Hates Us, Made of Scars, Zzyzx Rd., Act I: Scene Five: Through Her Eyes, Fiction, The Shattered Fortress, Fabuless, Fooled Around and Fell in Love, The Count Of Tuscany, Imperfect, Hollow Years, Take the Time
Albums Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, Images and Words, Train of Thought, Black Clouds & Silver Linings, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, Systematic Chaos, Awake, Octavarium, Falling into Infinity, Score, When Dream and Day Unite, Nightmare, Cover to Cover, Liquid Tension Experiment 2, SMPT:e, Liquid Tension Experiment, Cover 2 Cover, Spontaneous Combustion, Live at Budokan, Hydrograd, Come What(ever) May, House of Gold & Bones Part 1, Audio Secrecy, The Whirlwind, Stone Sour, Wither, House of Gold & Bones – Part 2, Kaleidoscope, Chaos in Motion 2007–2008, Bridge Across Forever, When Dream and Day Reunite, Master of Puppets, Hot Streak, The Winery Dogs, KaLIVEoscope, Flying Colors, When the Keyboard Breaks: Live in Chicago, Live at the Marquee, Majesty Demos, 5 Years in a Livetime, Dark Side Of The Moon, Vitamin String Quartet Performs Green Day's American Idiot, Second Flight: Live At The Z7, Live in Moscow, Office of Strategic Influence, Live in America, Second Nature, Into the Maelstrom, Unearthed, Liquid Tension Experiment Live in LA
Movies Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York, Dream Theater: Chaos in Motion, Dream Theater: Live at Budokan


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#Fact
1 His favorite movies are: A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Magnolia, Requiem for a Dream.
2 Mike is a recovering alcoholic. He has written a musical suite with Dream Theater known as "The AA Saga", three parts of which have already been released ("The Glass Prison", "This Dying Soul", and "The Root of All Evil").
3 Attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he met fellow bandmates John Petrucci and John Myung.
4 Drummer for the progressive rock band Dream Theater.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dream Theater: Chaos in Motion 2008 Video documentary
Dream Theater: Romavarium 2006 Video
Dream Theater: Score - 20th Anniversary World Tour Live with the Octavarium Orchestra 2006 Video
Dream Theater: Live at Budokan 2004 Video
Dream Theater: Metropolis 2000 - Scenes from New York 2001 Video documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metalhead to Head 2014 TV Series

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transatlantic: Kaliveoscope 2014 Video

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mosquitoid musician: drum filming

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mosquitoid special thanks filming

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That Metal Show 2008-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Drummer
Welcome to the Dream 2013 Documentary Himself
Who Is Clinn Rippy? 2012 Documentary Himself
Metal Evolution 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage 2010 Documentary Himself
Dream Theater: Chaos in Motion 2008 Video documentary Himself - Drums
Drum Pad's 20th Anniversary Show 2008 Video Himself
Dream Theater: Romavarium 2006 Video Himself - Drums
Gigantour 2006 Video Himself
Dream Theater: Score - 20th Anniversary World Tour Live with the Octavarium Orchestra 2006 Video Himself
Dream Theater: A Walk Beside the Band 2005 Video Himself - Drums
Dream Theater: Live at Budokan 2004 Video Himself
Testimony 2004 Video Himself
Survivor Series 2002 TV Special Himself
Dream Theater: Metropolis 2000 - Scenes from New York 2001 Video documentary Himself
Dude! Where's My Music? Documentary post-production Himself
What Is Classic Rock? 2017 Documentary Himself
Shiprocked 2015 Himself
Transatlantic: Kaliveoscope 2014 Video Himself - Drums, Vocals

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE: Satan's Prison - The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber 2010 Video Himself

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