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Chris Jericho answers 3 questions about his Long Island roots

Chris Jericho answers 3 questions about his Long Island roots

As a professional wrestler, an author, a musician and a podcaster, 2017 has been a big year for Chris Jericho. Beyond being seen by millions of people around the world on a weekly basis on WWE programming for a lot of the year, Jericho released his fourth book No Is A Four Letter Word and his seventh full-length album with the band Fozzy, Judas. The multi-hyphenate also recently announced Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea -- a cruise combining the worlds of rock, comedy and wrestling -- and a crossover into New Japan Pro Wrestling for a major one-off match, both happening in 2018.

While talking to Jericho by phone about No Is A Four Letter Word, I was able to slip in a few questions related to No Place Like Long Island. While generally associated with Winnipeg, Canada -- and known that he lives with his family in Tampa, Florida -- Jericho does in fact have Long Island roots. More on Chris Jericho can be found online at www.chrisjericho.com.

You were born on Long Island, correct?

Chris Jericho: Yeah, in Manhasset.

But everyone thinks of you as being from Canada. Did you actually spend any of your life on Long Island?

Chris Jericho: Well, my dad was playing for the [New York] Rangers at the time when I was born there, in November, so we always stayed... When did he get traded to the Rangers? I think it is ’74 he got traded, but always during the off-season we would go back to Winnipeg, which was where he was from. So I kind of spend winters in Long Island and summer in Winnipeg.

As an adult did you ever come to Long Island on vacation? I know that you worked at the Nassau Coliseum a lot of times, of course.

Chris Jericho: We were just there in Patchogue maybe three months ago. But other than that, only for work and never on vacation.

"Better Call Saul" star Michael McKean on his Long Island roots and Spinal Tap's future

"Better Call Saul" star Michael McKean on his Long Island roots and Spinal Tap's future

Bobaflex's Marty McCoy on playing Amityville on November 29th, his history with Long Island, and choosing great covers

Bobaflex's Marty McCoy on playing Amityville on November 29th, his history with Long Island, and choosing great covers