Chino Moreno is a popular American musician, singer, and songwriter who is famous for being the lead singer of the boy band named Deftones. He is also a proud member of the squads like Palms, Team Sleep, and Crosses, which are very popular among the youth. His loud and harsh voice is very much appreciated and liked by the critics and his fans. He has collaborated with several artists and bands throughout his career.
Early Life & Biography
Chino was born on 20 June 1973, in the city of Sacramento, California to his parents of Mexican descent. He was one of the five children his parents had, and all of them grew up in the same city as the USA. His birth name was Camillo Wong Moreno, and he later revealed that his middle name was adopted from his maternal grandfather’s name, Dong Wong.
He completed his schooling from McCarthy High School, where he united with his future band creators Abe Cunningham and Stephen Carpenter. They found the group in 1988. Before coming into the professional career, he worked at Tower Records’ as a shipping boy.
Chino has not revealed much information about his personal life to the media or his fans. He got married to Risa Mora-Moreno in 2012. They have two sons and one daughter together, whose names are Jakoby Moreno, Lola Moreno, and Christian Moreno. They are currently living in the city of Bend, Oregon.
Chino, along with his school mates Dominic Garcia, Abe Cunningham, and Stephen Carpenter, created their music band named Deftones in the year 1988. They worked day and night to make their group unbeaten. Finally, they were able to release their first music album, which was titled ‘Adrenaline’ which was released in 1995. They rose to fame after their album ‘Around the Fur’ was released worldwide and gathered quite a lot of popularity.
In 2003, they released their next, titled ‘White Pony’, which was their sole self titled album. They have also published numerous demo albums and EPs, which include ‘Minerva,’ ‘Change,’ and many more.
Awards & Achievements
Following are the list of awards Chino has received in his lifetime, through his immense hard work and dedication towards settling up his band:
- Won Grammy Award in 2001: Category- Best Metal Performance (2001)
- Won Revolver Golden Gods Award (2013)
- Lifetime Achievement Award by Kerrang! Awards for his band Deftones (2016)
- Won ESPN Sports Awards (2001)
- Nominated for Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. (2013)
Net Worth & Salary of Chino Moreno
The estimated net worth of Chino Moreno is around $8 million, which he gathered after his immense hard work and dedication towards his band Deftones. He has performed in several live concerts and received a hefty sum of money for that. He has also received several albums and singles, which were globally super hit.
Chino Moreno is one of the finest musicians of the world who has contributed to the musical world through his band Deftones. Chino, along with his school mates Dominic Garcia, Abe Cunningham, and Stephen Carpenter, created their music band named Deftones, in the year 1988. They won Grammy Awards in 2001. In 2003, they released their next, titled ‘White Pony’, which was their sole self titled album, and received many praises from the critics.