Deryck Jason Whibley (born March 21, 1980) is a Canadian musician and producer, best known for his work as the guitarist and lead vocalist, songwriter and producer of the multi Juno Award-winning pop punk band Sum 41. As a producer he was one of the founders and directors of Bunk Rock Productions. Sum 41 has sold over 10 million albums and won multiple awards all over the world. Whibley was born in Scarborough, Ontario and brought up by a single teenage mother, Michelle. He moved to Ajax, Ontario at age 12 and started Sum 41 a few years later. He married fellow Canadian pop-punk singer/songwriter Avril Lavigne on July 15, 2006, in Montecito, California. He is of English descent.