Greg K.

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Greg K.
Greg Kriesel live in Rome.jpg
Greg K. performing in 2017
Background information
Birth nameGregory David Kriesel
Born (1965-01-20) January 20, 1965 (age 54)[1]
OriginGlendale, California, United States[1]
GenresPunk rock, skate punk
InstrumentsBass guitar, vocals[2]
Years active1983–present
LabelsNitro, Epitaph, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia
Associated actsThe Offspring[3]

Gregory David Kriesel[1] (born January 20, 1965),[1] known professionally as Greg K., is an American musician and singer known as the bass guitarist and a backing vocalist for the punk band The Offspring.[3]


Greg K. was 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, where he took up playing the bass guitar. Greg K. and Holland had been playing locally since the early 1980s and formed Manic Subsidal in 1983. After hiring Noodles as their new guitarist, Manic Subsidal changed their name to The Offspring in 1986.[citation needed] He attended Cal State Long Beach.

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, Michael, Matthew, Nolan, and Nathan. They currently live in the Huntington Harbour community in Huntington Beach, California.

Greg K. has been described by Offspring fans to be the most reserved and reclusive member of the band; unlike the other members, he rarely gives interviews.[5]

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.


During the early Offspring touring days, Greg K. played an Ibanez ATK300 and RD500 electric bass. He currently plays a Fender Precision Bass. He always plays with a pick.


  1. ^ a b c d "Biography for Greg K". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Greg K." Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: The Offspring". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  4. ^ "History". Retrieved August 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "A Deep Dive Into The Music Video For Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) By The Offspring". Kerrang!. Retrieved July 11, 2019.

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