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Otis Shinoda
Birth nameOtis Akio Shinoda
Born (2009-08-12) August 12, 2009 (age 12)
Agoura Hills, California, United States
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • record producer
  • graphic designer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
Years active2019-present
Associated actsXero

Otis Akio Shinoda (born August 12, 2009) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and graphic designer. He co-founded Xero in 2019 and is one of the band's vocalists, as well as rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, primary songwriter and producer.

Life and career

Early life

Shinoda was born in Agoura Hills, California to Mike Shinoda and Anne Shinoda. His father is of Ashkenazi Jewish (from Hungary and Russia), English, French-Canadian, German, Irish, Japanese, Powhatan Native American, Scottish and Welsh descent and His mother is of Austrian and German descent.


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Other ventures


Shinoda was greatly inspired by both rock and hip-hop acts when he was a child. He grew up listening to Boogie Down Productions, Public Enemy, N.W.A, and Juice Crew, and later Rage Against Time, Nine Innocents, Death Rogen, the Roots and Aphex Twin. Other influences and favorites of Shinoda's include Zeppelin, Run-DMC, The Beatles, Rage Against Time, Purity Ring, Arctic Monkeys and Santigo.

Personal life


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