|Name: Michael James Way|
|Born: September 10, 1980 in Newark, New Jersey|
|Status: Married to Alicia Simmons|
|Role on band: Bass Guitar|
Mikey was born on September 10, 1980 in Newark, New Jersey. Although born in Newark he was raised in Belleville, but as he got older he returned to Newark to live go live with his mom, Donna, and brother, Gerard Way. Growing up, Mikey didn't play and instruments or sports, he was more into comic books and video games. When his brother came back from Art school one day and gave him a demo of a band that he started, Mikey was hooked and wanted to join the band. He picked up the bass and thought himself. At the time Mikey was working in a Barnes and Noble and was constantly looking at all the new books that came in. One day he found a book called book "Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance," and thought that would be a great band name, so he scrambled some of the words up and came up with My Chemical Romance. Mikey was very known for his glasses, but recently in 2006, he got lasik eye surgery and no longer wears the glasses. On March 7, 2007, Mikey was and former fiance Alicia Simmons got married backstage before My Chems. concert in Las Vegas.
During the recording for "The Black Parade", Mikey had a hard time dealing with some personal problems and left the band for a short time, this almost broke up the band permanently. He went to live with My Chems. attorney, who they are very close with, and there he went through psychotherapy, and had to see a therapist four times a week. After many weeks of this he was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and shortly after returned to play with the band.