Real name : James Shaffer
DOB : 06/06/70
: Rosedale, California
His career started from an accident, in which, the top of his finger was cut off by a biking incident.
He was sneaking out to a party one evening and the chain slipped off his bike. To stop any adverse noise, James quickly slapped
his hand on the chain, his finger was caught, and the top was cut off.
During the High-School years, James became friends with
a guy, who went by the name of Brian Welch. Who wasn't only a friend but also, a fellow guitarist. It seemed enviable that
James and Brian were destined to be in a band together and L.A.P.D proved that. With James originally joining the band full-time
and Brian joining the fold later for touring duties. L.A.P.D also sported two other Korn members, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu
(Bass) and David Silveria (Drums). Eventually, L.A.P.D became Creep, and then from Creep to Korn.
Munky sees a different persona of himself the second he
steps on stage. This reflects in the clothes he wears in the live set. Munky sports old overalls, which are "Kinda, trashy,
dirty...". He continues "Really what it is, it's like that person I don't like in me, all the things I hate about myself,
that's who I am up there".
His nickname stems from his feet. In which, when they are
spread out, they look like monkey hands.