Joseph Mark Trohman (born September 1, 1984 in Hollywood, Florida[1]) is a Jewish American musician. He is the lead guitarist of the Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy.[2][3]

The son of a cardiologist,[4] Trohman was raised in South Russell, Ohio before moving to the Chicago area.[5] His family is Jewish, although he noted to JVibe, "I think we were more Jewish culturally than we were religiously because after my brother's Bar Mitzvah, we stopped going to synagogue entirely."[6] Trohman and Pete Wentz attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois,[5] and the two briefly played together in a band called Arma Angelus.[4] Trohman then met Patrick Stump at a Borders bookstore in Chicago, leading to the formation of the band Fall Out Boy.[3]

Trohman collects guitars,[7] and has designed an electric guitar for Washburn Guitars called the Joe Trohman Washburn Idol.[8] He is also a Star Wars enthusiast,[7] and told, "I still collect tons of action figures. My closet in my apartment is full — 95% of Star Wars toys."[9]

Trohman's house in Chicago was featured in a 2007 episode of MTV Cribs.[10]

In 2009, Trohman and Fall Out Boy bandmate Andy Hurley announced that they had started a band called The Damned Things with Anthrax members Scott Ian, Rob Caggiano and David Karon as well as Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley.

In September of 2009, Joe Trohman declared over the popular site Twitter, that he was romantically involved with an Irish woman, who he met while at a Gym Class Heroes show. In December of that year he got a tattoo saying 'Joe & Fiona' on his ankle, which he published over Twitter.


  1. Martin Charles Strong. The Essential Rock Discography. Open City Books, 2006. 395.
  2. Brian McCollum. "Five questions with.. Joe Trohman - Fall Out Boy guitarist". Detroit Free Press. May 24, 2007. 23Z.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Joe Bosso. "The Fall Guy". Guitar World. January 2009. 47-50.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Brian Hiatt. "The Boys With the Car-Crash Hearts". Rolling Stone. March 8, 2007. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sarah Sawyer. Fall Out Boy. Rosen, 2008. 14.
  6. Nicole Roberge. "Shmoozin' with... Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman". JVibe. February 2007. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Lisa Skolnick. "Gut instincts: A member of the band Fall Out Boy listens to the vibe and ends up with the right house and the right designer". Chicago Tribune. April 20, 2008. 20.
  8. Danielle Capalbo. "Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman". Blast Magazine. February 1, 2008. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
  9. Bonnie Burton. "The Rise of Fall Out Boy". October 27, 2005. Retrieved on May 7, 2009.
  10. "Dj Khaled, Fantasia, and Joe Trohman: Episode Summary". August 29, 2007. Retrieved on July 8, 2009.

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