[[caption-width-right:192:Mike Patton by [[http://erikrose.com/portfolio.htm Erik Rose]]]]

Starting out as frontman for his high school band Music/MrBungle, Mike Patton was catapulted to fame with his signing by Music/FaithNoMore as their new singer. Since then he become insanely prolific; fronting numerous increasingly eclectic bands, as well as collaborating with a huge number of other artists (such as Music/TheDillingerEscapePlan, [[Music/SystemOfADown Serj Tankian]], Music/MassiveAttack, The Qemists and Music/{{Bjork}} of all people).

In 2007 he started working on various projects in voice acting, [[PigeonholedVoiceActor mainly as crazy-ass demented characters]], such as the eponymous Darkness in ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'', anger sphere in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', zombies in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and creatures in ''Film/IAmLegend''. From this you probably think that he exclusively does insane gabbling in weird voices, and you'd be right... if he hadn't also voiced the main character in ''VideoGame/BionicCommando''. Also provides the LemonyNarrator of ''Film/{{Bunraku}}''.

'''Notable Groups Associated With Mike Patton'''
* Music/MrBungle
* Music/FaithNoMore
* {{Music/Tomahawk}}
* Fantômas
* Peeping Tom
* John Zorn
* Moonchild
* Mike Patton Mondo Cane
* Lovage

!!Tropes associated with Mike Patton

* CloudCuckoolander
* DeadpanSnarker
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: If [[http://killthemic.blogspot.com/2008/01/am-i-only-one-who-finds-mike-patton.html this]] is any indication.
* GameBreakingInjury: Narrowly averted. During his third performance with Faith No More, he accidentally cut himself on a broken bottle, which severed the tendons and nerves in his right hand. While he can still use it, that hand is now permanently numb.
* GenreRoulette: His various projects cover a number of styles, including AlternativeRock, Pop, HeavyMetal, HipHop, Funk, Jazz, Trip Hop and Experimental Music.
* InsufferableGenius: Notoriously arrogant and standoffish in person.
* InternetBacklash: Mike encountered one in regards to his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THV23g3z5qU comments on Wolfmother.]] Since then, he publicly forgave Wolfmother and the fanbase, admitting he was in a bad mood that day.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Very much so in his [[http://www.last.fm/music/Mike+Patton/+images/34323425 younger days]].
* '''ManOfAThousandVoices''': He is ''the'' embodiment of this trope. The artist which approaches the closest to his singing prowess is Music/{{Kyo}}, the singer of Music/DirEnGrey, which is regarded as the ''Japanese Mike Patton''.
* RapRock[=/=]RapMetal: Early pioneer of this.