Phillip Jack “Phil” Brooks, better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American mixed martial artist, comic book writer, actor and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in WWE, where he is the longest-reigning WWE Champion of the modern era, having held the title for 434 days from November 20, 2011 to January 27, 2013.
Brooks was born in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in nearby Lockport, Illinois. He was one of five children; his father was an engineer and his mother was a stay-at-home mom. He attended Lockport Township High School.