15 Things You Never Knew About Michael Maze

It’s time to find out a few things about our pal Maze that you may not have known. Like what, you say?

How about some juicy details about his love for theater, what instruments he plays and what his favorite Football team is?

Learn a thing or 15 about Maze right here!

1. Maze is (a secret) theater geek and recently spent time back stage at Phantom of the opera on Broadway with his daughter Jillian and some close friends in the cast.

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2. Maze has been playing drums since he was a little kid! Here he is playing Peter Criss’ drums on KISS’ “Farewell Tour” the last tour Peter Criss was in the band.

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3. Maze’s first “job” was working in his family’s shoe factory in upstate NY. Maze’s family owned a company that made moccasins for several companies including minnetonka.

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4. Maze’s first job in RADIO was at the age of 16 at WICY Radio Malone, his mom had to drive him to work each day until he got his drivers license.

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5. Maze is a single dad / stage dad his daughter Jillian just had a callback for ANNIE on Broadway!

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6. Maze has 4 tattoos including one in the image of “Space Ace” Frehley’s make up from the rock band KISS.

7. Former American Idol finalist KATIE STEVENS is a very good friend of Michael Maze…In fact, Katie always listened to Maze’s morning radio show in Connecticut BEFORE she made it to Hollywood for Idol

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8. Maze has TWO piano’s in his living room (an upright and a baby grand) however he does NOT play piano.

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9. Maze played in several “garage” bands growing up! Here he is pictured with his high school band “Katz Kuts” {Maze is the one with the black tee} We are assuming the main requirement to be in this band was to have a MULLET!

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10. Maze is a long time New England Patriots fan! He watches games each week with his daughter (who is also a PATS fan)

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11. Maze’s most AWKWARD moment was when he asked Janet Jackson to sing a line from her favorite Christmas carol. The awkward moment came when she told him (for religious purposes) she didn’t know any Christmas songs. Maze taught Miss Jackson Jingle Bells.

12. Maze ( a VERY single dad) has several celebrity crushes but, his longest running one seems to be Kristen Chenoweth.

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13. Maze once did a “stage dive” while Third eye blind was playing in concert…We don’t understand why BUT Maze was dressed as a pirate at the time.

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14. Maze grew up in upstate NY (Way UP state) on the Canadian border an hour from Montreal. His favorite food is a Canadian treat known as “POUTINE” French fried potatoes with a dark gravy and cheese curds!

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15. Maze spends some time every summer in his cottage in Lake George NY with his daughter (a family tradition going back to when Maze was a child) and his favorite spot is a little espresso cafe on Canada Street where he loves to people watch!

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