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M. Shawn Crahan
Shawn Crahan at Mayhem Fest 2.jpg
Crahan at Mayhem Festival in 2008
Background information
Birth name Michael Shawn Crahan
Also known as #6, Clown, Kong
Born September 24, 1969 (1969-09-24) (age 50)
Des Moines, Iowa
Genres Heavy metal, alternative metal, nu metal, alternative rock, indie rock, psychedelic rock, industrial metal, experimental rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, director, photographer
Instruments Percussions, drums
Years active 1993–present
Labels Roadrunner, Big Orange Clown, Nuclear Blast, Pale One, -ismist
Associated acts Slipknot, To My Surprise, Dirty Little Rabbits, The Black Dots of Death, Marilyn Manson, Bring Me the Horizon, Suicide Silence, Escape the Fate, Mudvayne, Hollywood Undead, Motionless in White

Michael Shawn Crahan (born on September 24, 1969), is an American musician, music producer, and artist. He is better known by his stage persona "Clown". He is best known as one of the two custom percussionists of Slipknot. He looks like a clown when he is wearing his mask. His hero is John Wayne Gacy. For live shows he has a crow in a jar that makes him vomit.