Jericho is born in Manhasset, New York as the son of hockey legend, Ted Irvine of New York Rangers fame. Jericho would be raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His interest in wrestling an music begin at a young age.
When I was a kid, I started playing in bands when I was 12. I had two dreams and I was able to pursue both of them. That is a pretty rare thing. I don’t take it for granted. Some people go, ‘You can’t do both.’ I say, ‘Yes, I can. Watch me.’ I’ve been nothing but a wrestling fan and a music fan since I was a young kid. I just couldn’t decide which one of them I wanted to do. So I said, ‘I’ll do them both.’