Deadmau5 was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on January 5th, 1981 and is the DJ. At the age of 43, Deadmau5 biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Joel Thomas Zimmerman, Halcyon441, Karma K, Testpilot, deadmau5, Joel Zimmerman, Dred and Karma
Date of Birth
January 5, 1981
Place of Birth
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
43 years old
Zodiac Sign
$53 Million
Artist, Composer, Disc Jockey, Music Executive, Musician, Record Producer
Social Media
Deadmau5 Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 43 years old, Deadmau5 has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Not Available
Deadmau5 Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Westlane Secondary School
Deadmau5 Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Kelly Fedoni, ​ ​(m. 2017; sep. 2021)​
Not Available
Dating / Affair
Elle Evans (2010-2011), Kat Von D (2012–2013), Kelly “Grill” Fedoni (?-Present)
Rodney Thomas Zimmerman, Nancy Zimmerman
Jennifer Zimmerman (Older Sister), Chris Zimmerman (Younger Brother)
Deadmau5 Life

Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981), known professionally as Deadmau5 (stylized as deadmau5; pronounced "dead mouse"), is a Canadian electronic music producer, DJ, and musician.

Zimmerman mainly produces progressive house music and sometimes other forms of electronic music.

His works have been included in compilation albums such as Tiësto's In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza and presented on Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance radio show. Zimmerman has received six Grammy Award nominations for his work.

He has worked with other DJs and producers, such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire and Wolfgang Gartner.

He has also collaborated with Steve Duda under the group name BSOD (Better Sounding On Drugs), and was part of the group named WTF? with Duda, Tommy Lee, and DJ Aero.

In 2007, he founded his own record label, Mau5trap.

Deadmau5 is currently one of the highest paid electronic music producers in the world, and is a masked music artist similar to Marshmello and Daft Punk.In 2000, an early 12" single produced on vinyl titled "I Don't Want No Other" was released by Joel Zimmerman and Derek Caesar under the group name Dred and Karma.

A 2006 compilation album titled Deadmau5 Circa 1998–2002 was self-released under the alias Halcyon441.

His debut studio album, Get Scraped was released in 2005, with follow-up Vexillology in 2006.

His breakthrough, Random Album Title, was released in 2008 and was certified gold in Canada, and silver the United Kingdom.

The album includes seminal release "Faxing Berlin", "Not Exactly", and moderate chart hit "I Remember" (with Kaskade).

In 2009, his fourth studio album For Lack of a Better Name was released to critical acclaim, featuring Rob Swire collaboration "Ghosts 'n' Stuff", "Hi Friend", and the critically acclaimed "Strobe".

His fifth studio album, 4×4=12, released in late 2010, supported by singles "Some Chords", "Animal Rights", "Sofi Needs a Ladder", and "Raise Your Weapon". In 2012, Zimmerman released singles "The Veldt" and "Professional Griefers" (featuring Gerard Way) to commercial success.

These singles were featured on his sixth studio album, Album Title Goes Here.

Following departure from long-time label Ultra Records, Zimmerman released his seventh studio album, While(1<2) through Astralwerks and Virgin EMI in 2014.

The album's release was supported by its four singles; "Avaritia", "Seeya", "Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer", and "Phantoms Can't Hang".

After a brief hiatus, Zimmerman's eighth studio album, W:/2016Album/ was released in late 2016, with singles "Snowcone" and "Let Go".

Early life

Zimmerman was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. His mother, Nancy (née Johnson), is a visual artist, and his father, Rodney Thomas "Rod" Zimmerman, is a General Motors plant worker. He has two siblings, Jennifer (older) and Chris (younger). His ancestry includes German, Swiss, and English heritage. He received his first keyboard for Christmas when he was a teenager. His music career began in the late 1990s, with a chiptune and demoscene movements-influenced sound with the Impulse Tracker. Zimmerman graduated from Westlane Secondary School in Niagara Falls. He then worked with an online music licensing company and as a programmer. He adopted the name Deadmau5, which referred to a dead mouse he found in his computer; the unique spelling was a result of a maximum character limitation.

Personal life

On July 30, 2010, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Zimmerman collapsed on stage, suffering from exhaustion and vomiting. This resulted in the cancellation of the rest of the show, as well as nine shows following the event.

In September 2012, Zimmerman began dating American tattoo artist and TV personality Kat Von D. After breaking up in November 2012, they rekindled their relationship shortly afterwards. On December 15, 2012, Zimmerman proposed to Von D via Twitter, and they announced that they would marry in August 2013 with an aquatic-themed wedding. They both have several matching tattoos, including the numbers "289m3d22h" on both of their arms, a sentimental reference to the day when they met, as well as two black stars underneath their eyes. Zimmerman moved to Los Angeles to live with Von D. In June 2013, Von D announced that they had ended their engagement.

In 2014, Zimmerman purchased a $5 million home in the Campbellville area of Milton, Ontario.

On August 12, 2017, Zimmerman married his fiancée Kelly Fedoni. On June 7, 2021, Zimmerman announced via Instagram that he and Fedoni had separated and would divorce, but stated that their relationship had ended amicably.


Deadmau5 Career


On July 26, 2005, Zimmerman's debut studio album titled Get Scraped was released. In Get Scraped, the tracks "Just Before 8bit", "Nice Try, Kiddo," and "Uploading and Downloading" from Project 56 were renamed and expanded upon, along with the words "8bit," "Want Again," and "Unique Effects," respectively. "Bored of Canada", "Intelstat," and "I Forget" are among the songs on this album, as well as "The Oshawa Connection" from Deadmau5 Circa 1998-2002.

Project 56, Deadmau5 Circa 1998–2002, and A Little Oblique were three self-released compilations, with Project 56, Project 56, Project 56, and A Little Oblique finishing in 2006, with Project 56 receiving a formal launch two years later.

Vexillology, Zimmerman's second studio album, was released on November 6, 2006, via Play Records.

Zimmerman's 2007 founded Mau5trap, which also released the 2008 album Random Album Title, which saw the collaboration of Zimmerman and Chicago producer Kaskade on "I Remember." Random Album Titles were released digitally on September 2, 2008, via Ultra Records in the United States and Ministry of Sound in the United Kingdom and Europe. In November 2008, physical copies of the album were released. On October 25, 2006, the band "Faxing Berlin" was released, but "Not Exactly" was released on August 27, 2007, just before the album's debut. The single "I Remember" (with Kaskade) was released on September 15, 2008, only after the album's debut.

In the United States, Zimmerman's collaboration with Kaskade, "Move for Me," ranked first on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, which was published in the September 6, 2008. Since then, Zimmerman has seen two more albums, as well as joint ventures ("I Remember" with Kaskade and "Ghosts 'n' Stuff"), debuting as the first Canadian to have three number one tracks on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, making him the only Canadian to have three number-one tracks on the chart. He is also the sixth Canadian to top the charts, after Deborah Cox, Nelly Furtado, Dragonette, Justin Bieber, and The Weeknd, all with one apiece.

Ultra Records' For The Lack of a Better Name in the United States was released on September 22, 2009, and worldwide, he was on October 5. On a subsequent tour in the fall of 2009, Zimmerman's performances were recorded and made available for purchase immediately following the concerts on USB wristband flash drives. "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" and "Strobe" are two of Zimmerman's most popular songs, but "Lack of a Good Name" is included in the lack of a better name. "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" was released on November 25, 2008, before the album was released, while "Strobe" was announced on February 23, 2010, shortly after the album's introduction.

On August 16, 2010, MTV announced Zimmerman as the house DJ for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and MTV PUSH artist of the week. He expressed admiration to Lady Gaga and David Guetta for bringing dance to the pop music scene and paving the way for him to return to the mainstream. Zimmerman appeared with Jason Derulo and Travie McCoy at the awards ceremony. On the soundtrack for MTV's reality show Jersey Shore earlier, his song "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" had been included.

44=12, his fifth studio album, was released in the United Kingdom and in the United States on December 6, 2010, and on December 6, 2010. "Some Chords" was released on May 3, 2010, as "Animal Rights" (with Wolfgang Gartner), and "Sofi Needs a Ladder" (featuring SOFI) was included on the album. On May 23, 2011, Greta Svabo Bech) was released "Raise Your Armor" (featuring Greta Svabo Bech). In the film The Hangover Part II, "Some Chords" was on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, where Zimmerman made a cameo appearance, and an instrumental version of "Sofi Needs a Ladder" was included. He also released two non-album singles "Aural Psynapse" and "HR 8938 Cephei" in that year.

Zimmerman's sixth studio album, Album Title Goes Here, was released on August 9, 2012, and it was released on September 24th of that year. "Maths" (featuring Chris James) on February 17, 2012, "The Veldt" (featuring Chris James) on May 8, and "Protesting Gerard Way) on August 14. After the album was released, singles "Channel 42" (with Wolfgang Gartner) and "Telemiscommunications" (with Imogen Heap) were released on February 12, 2013. Prior to revealing, he and Gerard Way on "Protest Grief" was revealed on Facebook. "Protester Griefers" was one of the top 40 artists of 2012.

Zimmerman deleted three years of music from his SoundCloud page in November 2013, replacing them with an EP of seven melancholy piano sonatas, "Invidia," "Gula", "Ira," "Luxuria," and "Superbia," which was simply named after the Latin translations for the seven deadly sins. Zimmerman left long-time label Ultra Records and signed with record label Astralwerks, a respected NYC-based imprint that houses artists such as Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, and The Chemical Brothers. "I found a place that knows what to do with my music," Zimmerman said when discussing the collaboration.

Zimmerman announced on Twitter on January 7, 2014 that his long-anticipated new album is complete. "In other news... The tweet read, "I finished my album today." "2 discs." 2 mixes in a row. There are 25 tracks available. "I'm proud of" it, "something I'm proud of." Deadmau5 revealed on May 10, 2014, via his subscription service, that his forthcoming album, While(12), would be released on June 17, 2014. The album was preceded by the debut of four singles: "Avaritia," "Seeya" (featuring Colleen D'Agostino), "Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer") and "Phantoms Can't Hang" were among the album's "Phantoms Can't Hang" and "Phantoms Can't Hang" and "Phantoms Can't Hang" and "Phantom Each single was released every week for a total of four weeks leading up to the album's debut on May 20, 2014.

Deadmau5 would headline the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, from January 13 to 15, 2015. It was confirmed that he would attend Reading and Leeds Festivals on February 2, 2015. Valve revealed on July 23, 2015, that Deadmau5 was composing a series of sound clips to be included in their video game Dota 2. At the time, the music collection was announced alongside the announcement. Deadmau5 performed live at KeyArena in Seattle on August 8, 2015, the Dota 2 finals (TI5). Deadmau5 officially revealed on October 7, 2015 that he was dropping his then brand Astralwerks and going entirely independent with his own brand Mau5trap.

Since deleting both his Twitter and Facebook profiles, Zimmerman seemed to be either taking a leave of absence or ending his career completely. However, his Instagram account had not been deleted. Zimmerman revived his Twitter account and expressed an apology on his Tumblr account, saying he was suffering from depression and that he'd be back to producing music after the new year.

"Snowcone," Zimmerman's first single in nearly two years, was released as a digital download on May 27, 2016. This track was later revealed to be his first single from his new album. On November 4, 2016, Zimmerman announced his forthcoming studio album W:/2016Album/, which was released digitally on December 2, 2016, alongside vinyl and CD releases on February 17, and March 17, 2017.

On January 7, 2017, Zimmerman unveiled a collection of his earlier work, ranging from 1998 to 2007, on Twitter. Stuff I Used to Do appeared on January 7, 2017. The compilation will be out in February of this year, according to Zimmerman. On February 24, 2017, Zimmerman unveiled a limited version of Stuff I Used to Do on WeTransfer. The limited edition, which was out before March 3, featured three songs less than the full album. The album features tracks from Get Scraped and early compilations, as well as an alternative version of "Cheep" from While(12). The album was released on Mau5trap a week later on March 3, 2017.

Zimmerman began a concert tour on March 25, 2017 with the name "Cube 2.1" stage set "Much of Shows in a Row" to promote the introduction of W:2016Album/. Zimmerman toured around North America for two months before heading to the rest of the world on June 3, 2017, and Canada from October 6, 2017. On August 25, 2017, Zimmerman released "Legendary," a stand-alone single starring guest vocals from rapper Shotty Horroh. On September 11, 2017, Mau5trap's YouTube channel premiered a music video for the song. Zimmerman's new studio album is "on the way" in September 2017.

Where's the Drop?, a Zimmerman compilation album containing orchestral performances of previously released music, was released in March 2018. The album was first released on March 30, 2018 exclusively on Tidal's music streaming service for a period of three months. The album was officially released on other digital download and streaming platforms as well as vinyl on June 29, 2018. Zimmerman released "Monophobia," a team with Rob Swire, as well as tracks from Getter and GTA on July 3, 2018. It was announced on July 13, 2018, via Mau5trap, and was available on July 13, 2018. Zimmerman revealed on September 18, 2018 that he was composing his first original film score for Netflix's Polar directed by Jonas kerlund. The track listing of a follow-up EP, Mau5ville: Level 2, was leaked in October 2018, revealing featured collaborations with Lights and Mr. Bill, but no date has been announced at the time. The EP was released officially through Mau5trap on November 16, 2018.

Polar premiered on Netflix on January 25, 2019, with Zimmerman releasing the soundtrack album, Polar (Music from the Netflix Film), via Mau5trap. Through Mau5trap, the third installment in the Mau5ville series, Mau5ville: Level 3 was published on February 1, 2019. The EP featured collaborations with Shotty Horroh, Scene of Action, as well as tracks from No Mana and C.O.Z. "Satrn," "Coasted," and "All" were three new singles released in November 2019, respectively, on the 16th, 22nd, and 29th.

Zimmerman unveiled the single "Pomegranate" on May 20, 2020, which featured The Neptunes. He appeared on "Bridged by a Lightwave" later this year. Both singles are scheduled to appear on Zimmerman's new album.

On March 29, 2021, Zimmerman's single "Nextra" appeared on his new "Hau5trap" label. Rezz and Deadmau5 collaborated on Mau5trap in 2021 to unleash "Hypnocurrency" a single. On July 16, he also released "When the Summer Dies," a new singer Lights' track.

Zimmerman and Kaskade unveiled a cooperation project named Kx5, marking the fourth time the two companies have collaborated together. On March 11, the project's first single, "Escape," was released.