Billie Joe Armstrong (born February 17, 1972, in Oakland, California) is best known for his role as the main songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist for the punk rock band Green Day. Billie Joe Armstrong was born on February 17, 1972 in Oakland, California. In late 2011 and early 2012, the band resided in Tulsa OK, playing underground punk shows. Billie Joe Armstrong seems shocked when Billie Eilish tells him her favorite Green Day song. The album was compared to Green Day's early work and had major punk influences. He is an American rock musician and occasional actor, best known as the lead vocalist, chief songwriter and lead guitarist for the American punk rock band Green Day. In 2010, he co-starred with Billie Piper in the two-part drama A Passionate Woman as the husband of a woman who has an affair. In support of the album the band went on an East and West Coast tour in 2011. His father Alun Armstrong played the older version of his character. The album was Billie Joe Armstrong's first ever professionally produced album. Armstrong grew up in Rodeo, California, the youngest of six children.