This article is about the singer. For the prepared food dish, see Meatloaf.
Michael Lee Aday (born September 27, 1947), better known by his stage name Meat Loaf, is a rock musician and actor. Aday was born in Houston, Texas. His Bat Out of Hell album earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo. He is famous for his Bat Out of Hell trilogy albums.
Aday starred in many movies in television shows and films either as himself or someone resembling his stage persona, and appeared as a contestant on Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice. Other notable appearances were Eddie in the American premiere of the stage production of Rocky Horror Show as well as the film adaptation, Rocky Horror Picture Show.
He was the first child of Wilma Artie, a teacher, and Orvis Wesley Aday, an alcoholic police officer. Because of his parents going around bars, he would often stay with his grandmother Charlsee Norrod. In 1965, Aday graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. He went to Lubbock Christian College, then transferred to the University of North Texas. After his mother's death, he received an inheritance and isolated himself in an apartment in Dallas for over three years, before moving to California.
In Los Angeles, Aday formed his first band, "Meat Loaf Soul".