Greg K.

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Greg K.
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Greg K. performing in 2008
Background information
Birth name Gregory David Kriesel
Born (1965-01-20) January 20, 1965 (age 50)[1]
Origin Glendale, California, United States[1]
Genres Punk rock, skate punk
Instruments Bass, backing vocals[2]
Years active 1984-present
Labels Nitro, Epitaph, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia
Associated acts The Offspring[3]

Gregory David Kriesel,[1] best known by his stage name Greg K. (born January 20, 1965, in Glendale, California),[1] is an American bass guitarist and backing vocalist for the punk band, The Offspring.[3]


Greg K. is one of the founding members of The Offspring alongside singer Dexter Holland.[4] Prior to forming The Offspring, he was also on the track and field team at Pacifica High School, along with bandmate Holland. Greg K. and Holland had been playing locally since the early 1980s and formed Manic Subsidal in 1984. After hiring Noodles as their new guitarist, Manic Subsidal changed their name to The Offspring in 1986.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Greg K. graduated from Pacifica High School in 1983. He has been married to his wife Jane since 1998 and is a father of four sons. They currently live in the Huntington Harbour community in Huntington Beach, California.

On May 28, 2008, Greg K. announced on The Offspring's website that he was taking a hiatus from touring because of a "scheduled family matter" but would be returning to the fold by mid-June. Face to Face bassist Scott Shiflett filled in for him on those shows. The "scheduled family matter" turned out to be a new child, as he became a father for the fourth time.


  1. ^ a b c d "Biography for Greg K". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Greg K.". Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: The Offspring". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "History". Retrieved August 31, 2008. 

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