His father is Finnish and his mother is of Hungarian descent.
Ville Hermanni Valo was born on November 22, 1976 at 8:28 a.m., in a small wood-house suburb of Helsinki called Vallila. Valo was born to Finnish father Kari, who owns a sex shop, and a Hungarian mother Anita. Soon after his birth, the family moved to the riverside community of Oulunkylä where they lived throughout his teenage years. In 1984 his younger brother and only sibling Jesse was born. In his late teens, he worked at his father's sex shop and later moved out on his own when he was 18.