Dimitri Minakakis (Greek: Δημήτρης Μηνακάκης; b. Northern New Jersey on June 16, 1977) grew up in Morristown, New Jersey. Minakakis is the original singer and founding member of the band The Dillinger Escape Plan. Minakakis left the band in 2001 to focus more on graphic arts and design. His online portfolio is Pronto Workshop.
In 2003, Minakakis founded and performed a yearlong stint with the defunct band Tokyo with former members of Knives Out from Philadelphia.
Currently married and living in Northern New Jersey, Minakakis is focusing his time on art, design, and photography while still remaining close with former band member Brian Benoit as well as current band members Ben Weinman and Greg Puciato.