Josh Dun Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 28 Jul, 2021
Facts of Josh Dun
Date of Birth: 1988 , June-18
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Josh Dun
Birth Name Joshua William Dun
Nick Name "Josh"
Father William Earl "Bill" Dun
Mother Laura Lee McCollum
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Columbus, Ohio
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Drummer
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Brown Dark
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Weight in KG N/A
Married to N/A
Education N/A
Awards Not Yet
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
Sisters Ashley Bonnie Lee and Abigail Christine 'Abbie' Dun
Siblings Ashley Bonnie Lee, Abigail Christine 'Abbie' Dun and Jordan Christopher Dun
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Josh Dun aka Joshua William Dun, an American musician, is a drummer of an American duo Twenty One Pilots. The former live drummer for House of Heroes is interested in the Indie Pop, alternative rock, indietronica, and rap-rock genres of music.

Dun has been active in the field of music as a drummer since 2011. He is on the label of Fueled by Ramen who can play the usual drums as well as the electronic drums very well. The musician is best known for his work with Adele and Katy Perry.

Active in the industry for several years, he has accumulated millions of net worth. 

Early Life and Education Of Josh Dun 

Josh Dun was born Joshua William Dun on June 18, 1988, in Columbus, Ohio, the United States of American. He is the son of Laura Lee McCollum and William Earl "Bill" Dun. He has three siblings, two sisters named Ashley Bonnie Lee and Abigail Christine 'Abbie' Dun, and a brother named Jordan Christopher Dun. He grew up with his siblings in Columbus. 


happy father's day dude. wouldn't be who I am without my dad.

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According to Dun, he was not allowed much to listen to music during his childhood, however, he would speak to the nearby music store and ask for suggestions on music from people.

Dun has stated his childhood days to be rebellious, as his parents nearly kicked him out when he was 14. His parents were so strict that he was allowed to listen to a certain type of music and his video games were also prohibited.

Dun took trumpet classes but did not become professional at it. He stated that the lessons only taught him only theoretical knowledge rather than create his own. He did not attend college but was focused on music.

Josh Dun's Career

Dun worked at the Guitar Centre for three years. Josh debuted his career in 2010, as a drummer joining at House of Heroes in the year March 2010 after the band’s former drummer, Colin Rigsby took a break from the band. 

Dun worked with the band until the return of Colin Rigsby to the band until October. After some, while being out of band, he got away into Twenty One Pilot. In 2011, upon the invitation of the then drummer of the band Chris Salih, he met the team of Twenty One Pilots.


I love playing with @mutemath every night. amazing dudes and amazing music.

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A couple of days later of their meeting, they grew as a friend. After a year, Nick Thomas and Chris Salih left the band due to their busy schedule. Afterward, Josh Dun left his job at Guitar Centre in order to pursue his career with the band’s lead singer Tyler Joseph.

The show, however, was canceled after one song due to police orders and since then, Josh became a full-time member of the band. The duo released the band’s second album Regional at Best in July 2011 and the third titled vessel in 2013. 

The band toured to Ohio and launched their second album, Regional at Best in 2011. The duo released their third album titled Vessel on January 8, 2013. 

Dun is currently involved with the musical band, Twenty One Pilots alongside Tyler Joseph. Their fourth album, Blurryface, was released on May 17, 2015. They went on two international tours in 2015 and 2016: the Blurryface Tour and Emotional Roadshow World Tour respectively. 

The album Blurryface ranked #1 on the Billboard 200, US Alternative, and US Rock charts. It also became the 8th best-selling album of the year 2016 selling more than 1.5 million copies sold all over the world. It contains popular singles like Stressed Out and Ride.

The duo won the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, Staples Center, Los Angeles on February 12, 2017.

Josh Dun's Height, Net Worth and Salary

Dun stands a height of 1.6 meters (5 feet 5 inches). He has earned a huge amount of money from his musical career making his net worth $10 million at present. His major source of income is his music career from where he is earning an impressive amount.

Josh Dun's Personal Life

As of 2018, Josh Dun is a young man who has reached the age of 29 now. With his dashing personality and the marvelous talent of beating the drums, he has won the hearts of many people. 

Talking about his personal life, Josh Dun was in relation to a multi-talented person, an actress, singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer, Debby Ryan. The two began dating on May 2, 2013.

The couple, however, due to some issues and controversies, Josh and his girlfriend Debby broke up from their love affair in September 2014. In 2015, he was also rumored to be in a relationship with Ashley Frangipane. As of 2018, he announced to be single stating,

''I'm in a place right now where I just want to enjoy being single ... We're just so busy that the logistics of our career make dating impossible. I think I'll find a girl at some point that makes all of the extra work and effort that needs to be put into it worth it. But for right now, I just date my drums.''

Josh has never been married but likes to get married in the future. A lot of women, who have dreamt of him being their dream guy, can try out their luck. 

Besides, he has a number of tattoos on his body. 

Josh Dun's Facts and Social Media

For some rookie musicians and drummers, Josh can be a great inspiration. Most of his fans wish to know about him. In that case, his fans should follow him on his Instagram, Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter accounts and get updated on his recent activities.

Also, this information can be gathered and extracted from their official website, Not much information can be availed from wiki or his biographies are widely found on the internet sites.

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