by follers on September 30, 2014

2011 Juno Awards - Press Room

Birth Name: Joel Thomas Zimmerman

Place of Birth: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: January 5, 1981

Ethnicity: German, Swiss-German, English, possibly Irish

Deadmau5 is a Canadian electronic music producer and performer. He is married to Kelly Fedoni.

Deadmau5’s paternal grandfather is Ralph F. Zimmerman (the son of Oran/Orland/Orren/Orin/Orly Wesley Zimmerman and Macie Belle/Belle Ferris). Oran was the son of Samuel Zimmerman and Priscilla Barnhart. Macie was the daughter of Nelson H. Ferris and Lydia Wilson.

Deadmau5’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Beatrice Healey.

Deadmau5’s maternal grandfather is named Don Johnson.

Sources: Genealogy of Deadmau5 (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Deadmau5’s paternal grandfather, Ralph F. Zimmerman –

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madman April 9, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Healey = Irish?

follers February 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Ethnic, can you change the featured post picture to the one with his mouse head, please? That’s how most people know him. Is there a way I can change the featured picture, or can only you do it?

ethnic February 27, 2017 at 7:18 pm

The way DJs have become household names his face will probably become well known before we know it.

follers October 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

ethnic, I had been hoping for a picture of Deadmau5 with his mouse head on, and then was hoping of putting that into featured pictures… you disappoint. :-)

ethnic October 2, 2014 at 1:33 am

If I put up the mouse head pic you would have to list him as rodent. :)

andrew October 2, 2014 at 1:53 am

follers, Don Johnson nephew?

follers October 2, 2014 at 5:10 am

Grandson of the Canadian Don Johnson, yes.

andrew October 2, 2014 at 1:14 pm

follers, could you make Jeffrey Dean Morgan profile?

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