NORWALK, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Norwalk’s Mat Devine!
Devine, who has owned a home in Norwalk, turns 40 on Wednesday. The singer, songwriter, musician, actor and author was born April 16, 1974, in Norwalk.
Devine is most well-known for creating and fronting the Chicago-based alternative rock band, Kill Hannah. For four years, the band toured across the U.S. in support of two albums and singles, sharing the stage with bands such as Thirty Seconds to Mars, HIM, AFI, Angels and Airwaves, Chevelle, The Used, Flyleaf, My Chemical Romance, Velvet Revolver, Alice in Chains, The Sounds, and Shiny Toy Guns. Their combined albums on Atlantic sold over 200,000 copies.
In 2007, the band signed to Roadrunner Records in the UK, which initiated several tours through the UK, Europe and Scandinavia in support of the worldwide release of its album "Until There’s Nothing Left of Us."
In 2009, Kill Hannah signed with New York-based Original Signal Recordings / Universal Motown for the release of "Wake Up the Sleepers."
On Aug. 16, 2010, Devine officially accepted the principal role of teenage comic book addict Grim Hunter in the original cast of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."
In 2012, he and Chloe Mendel launched the debut collection of their fashion line, Animal Royalty.
In 2004, Devine was commissioned by Fuse TV to write periodic blog entries for its website. In December 2013, he released his first book, "Weird War One: The Antihero's Guide to Surviving Everyday Life," with the help of Thought Catalog.
His debut solo album, "Gold Blooded" is due for release this month.