Bronson was born and raised in Harvey, N.D., where he had a rock collection, dreams about trains and a small pony. He has a baby picture of himself next to a ten pound potato, which ran in a North Dakota newspaper. He loves Halloween and the sweet smell of dark chocolate. He attended college in Fargo-Moorhead, where he liked to wear pleather pants, hug people after bottles of tequila and shed his feather boa collection all over this dozen apartments. He often fashioned the now-famous “fohawk.” He later lived in Mankato, Minnesota, where he shared an apartment¬†with two dozen gnomes and made several feeble attempts at growing a mustache. He enjoys frozen SKOR bars and Highlander Grog coffee.