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General Information
Real Name Jorel Decker
Stage Name J-Dog
Born May 1, 1984 (age 38)
Family Erin Danyelle (fiancée)

Vanessa Decker (ex-wife)
Larissa Marie Decker (sister)
Spring Atkinson-Baker (sister)
Jennifer Decker (mother)
Miles Decker (father; deceased)

Joined 2005
Position vocals
rhythm guitar, bass guitar
keyboards, synthesizer
Song Count 75
Bands Hollywood Undead
Dead Planets
3 Tears (2001-2005)
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J-Dog is one of the five current members of Hollywood Undead.


Personal Background

Jorel Decker was born in Los Angeles, California on May 1, 1984. His mother was, as J-Dog describes "a hippie" and his father was a truck driver, and insisted on Jorel becoming a truck driver later on in life as well. He first met future bandmate Johnny 3 Tears when he was very young, but they did not like each other when they first met.

He grew up with Deuce and hung out regularly with Charlie Scene's older brother, Jake Terrell.

His first musical interest was when his mom took him to see the British band "The Who" live when he was 13, and it motivated him to start making music, and the bass player of the band specifically made him have a particular interest in playing bass.

He also never went to high school or college and was never really "schooled" by his parents due to his mother's disapproval of the public school system.

During his teenage years, Jorel wanted to be in a gang and started hanging out with several members of gangs. Eventually, his parents sent him away to a reform school in New Mexico to spend time away from the gang violence and nature of Los Angeles. His father also eventually started working there since his family couldn't afford it. When asked about living there, Jorel stated: "I hated it at the time, but in retrospect, after I left there I realized that really saved my life."

He was at the reform school for a year, before graduating the program only to be sent back two years later.

After he got out of the reform school, he started playing in several bands, some of which his future Hollywood Undead bandmates were present in as well.

One of his later bands was The Kids, which initially started out as a project with his lifelong friend Aron "Deuce" Erlichman and friend Jeff Phillips. The band went on to become Hollywood Undead, with Jorel being the only remaining founding member.

It is said that Jorel had a brother named Evan Decker who committed suicide, but this was disproved by Evan Thomas (evanthomas750 on Instagram) through DMs after answering questions by a fan.

On May 2, 2015, he became engaged to his longtime girlfriend Vanessa James onstage at the Carolina Rebellion.

On November 5, 2016 Jorel married Vanessa James.

Band Position

J-Dog plays the most instruments out of the band, he plays guitar, bass, keyboard, and synthesizers. He can also play the drums but does not do it for the band.

Upon creating his mask, J-Dog found a dollar bill next to him. He put it on his mask to make it unique.

J-Dog often provides the most aggressive lyrics for the band. When he raps, his lyrics are about dying, love problems, stronger thoughts, and violence. On occasions, most commonly in older songs, he'll sing about partying and girls, however, this hasn't been done recently, with J-Dog being absent from major parts on all party-themed songs in Notes from the Underground and Day Of The Dead other than Up in Smoke and Guzzle, Guzzle.

J-Dog's favorite songs from the band are Hear Me Now, Been to Hell, S.C.A.V.A. and Outside. His favorite from Day of the Dead is Usual Suspects, mostly because of its music video. War Child is his favorite song to perform.

His favorite song from V is Nobody's Watching.


Hollywood Undead

J-Dog's mask back in 2006 was a basic white goalie mask with blood flowing out of its eyes onto a 1 dollar bill which covered its mouth. There were also small butterflies around the mask.

Swan Songs

J-Dog had a white mask retaining its previous features. His eyes and the dollar bill now had different patches of blood rather than the blood from the eyes flowing onto the dollar bill. His mask bore a Louis Vuitton inspired design with his initials mixed in with the different shapes.

Desperate Measures

The mask was basic white without the Louis Vuitton design probably due to licensing issues. The blood wasn't transparent anymore and didn't flow onto the dollar bill. He also had "J-Dog" written on the right side of his mask and "Undead" written on the left.

American Tragedy

J-Dog's mask is still white and once again has patterns all over it, although this time with a lighter grey color. The mask has less blood, burns seemingly replacing it. Instead of flowing blood, the mask has scars. The burns around the eyes light up with a red color. The dollar bill is now customized with a special face on it.

Notes from the Underground

J-Dog's mask is white just like the other ones. It still features the patterns as his previous mask did, but they are now green and more visible. The mask still has the orange glowing ashy cigarette burn marks on the eyes. The big difference is that his mask now looks like a gas mask with two canisters on it. There is no real dollar bill on the mask, just a dollar sign. His mask now has the All-Seeing Eye on his forehead. Under the All-Seeing Eye, you can read "Hollywood Undead" instead of "Novus Ordo Seclorum". The mask lights on the ashy burning cigarette eyes and the canisters.

Day of the Dead

J-Dog's mask is now beige instead of white. The gas mask canisters are now gone, replaced by two of the "Dove and Grenade", the band's mascot. The dollar sign stayed, but it is now black and more tawdrier. The burning design around the eyes looks as if they have burnt out and turned to ash giving it the appearance of cigarette ash. Transparent blood also trickles down from his eyes similar to how his mask looked from Swan Songs. "Undead" is now written at the very top of the mask above the All-Seeing Eye. Like most of his masks, this one features some kind of pattern as well. On the forehead and the nose, there are veins, which seem to be the roots of the All-Seeing Eye. It no longer lights up like it did in the previous two renditions.


Like most members of the band, J-Dog has also replaced his mask with a chrome one. The mask itself is one color, while his signature dollar sign and the blood pattern use the secondary color of a given collection. There is also a triangle shaped dent on his forehead, reminiscent of the pyramid from his previous masks.

J-Dog has a red mask with white blood and a white dollar sign, a silver mask with blue blood and a blue dollar sign, and a black mask with gold blood and a gold dollar sign.

Featured in

Swan Songs

Desperate Measures

American Tragedy

Notes from the Underground

Day of the Dead



New Empire Vol. 1

New Empire Vol. 2





Monsta Squad


  • J-Dog produced Outside and Delish. These songs were recorded in his ex-wife's apartment.
  • J-Dog and Deuce created Hollywood Undead in 2005. He is the only founding member who still remains in the band.
  • He and Johnny 3 Tears have said in interviews that they used to live with each other.
  • His ears are stretched.
  • He used to have snakebites.
  • He had said his most embarrassing moment was when he was hanging out with a girl that he sort of had a crush on, but then went to jail for two days for speeding while the girl went free.
  • He knows how to ride a skateboard.
  • He once said he was a street performer.
  • He's the only member who does not have children.
  • His Instagram and Twitter accounts share the same name, jdog_hlm.
  • Both he and his sister are DJs.
  • He has a cat named Tiger.
  • He has an Italian flag tattoo on his right arm because he's of Italian heritage. His grandparents moved from Italy to New York.
  • On his right wrist, he has tattoos of red scars. Recently he has covered them up with another tattoo.
  • He went to a boarding school for four years.
  • He has a tattoo on his back of a woman holding a baby with an angel above them.
  • He has tattoos on his knuckles that say "Die now".
  • He has known both Charlie and Johnny since pre-school.
  • He is a big fan of the bands such as the Misfits, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin but Slayer is his favorite.
  • He likes sci-fi movies. He was inspired by the Hans Zimmer's Interstellar soundtrack and used organs in the song We Own the Night in order to make it more cinematic.
  • Along with the Dead Bite remix by Dead Planets, J-Dog and Killtron made a remix of We Are.