Tomi Petteri Putaansuu (born 15 February 1974), better known by his stage name Mr. Lordi, is a Finnish musician, businessman, special effect make-up artist, songwriter, actor, painter, comics artist and graphic designer. He is best known as the lead vocalist in the heavy metal/hard rock band Lordi. Mr. Lordi is the singer, songwriter and costume designer for the band. He studied film making in Tornio and, while there, created Lordi's first music video "Inferno".
All publicity photographs of Mr. Lordi have his face concealed with his mask and stage makeup. He doesn't want to talk about his private life or his real name for the media.