Remembering when Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage was in a 90s punk band
Peter Dinklage, the acclaimed American actor best known for playing the role of Tyrion Lannister in hit TV series Game of Thrones, has a wonderfully bizarre musical history and was in a ’90s punk band called Whizzy.
Playing a blend of ’90s punk, rap and funk, Whizzy were well known for playing at some of the most hostile venues across New York and Dinklage’s tenancy to lose his mind on stage and pound the beers became infamous with the group. In fact, in one live review of the band, Columbia Spectator chose to describe Whizzy as “a spectacle of sardonic yet optimistic folly to which you can’t help but dance.” To get a better picture of the type of shows that Whizzy used to perform, that same review described the venue as a “basement party that smelled like stanky thick beer and wet leather.”
Referencing his time in the band, Dinklage once said: “I was pretty angry back then” and, because of that, he’s left with a permanent reminder of his punk days. Apparently, the actor was injured in the early 1990s while he was playing at the iconic nightclub CBGB in New York City. Dinklage was accidentally kneed in the face and then started bleeding on the stage which has left him with a scar that runs from his neck to his eyebrow.