- D.O.B.: October 23, 1959, 1:56p.m.
- Place of birth: Downey, California (near Lynwood, where he grew up)
- Spouse: Suzanne (They married February 10, 2001)
- Offspring: Nina (Born February 11, 2003)
- Father: Nick Yankovic
- Mother: Mary Yankovic
- Mother's maiden name: Vivalda
- First accordion lesson: October 22, 1966
- Elementary school: Woodrow Wilson Elementary
- Junior high school: Hosler Junior High
- High school: Lynwood Senior High (graduated valedictorian of his senior class in 1976)
- Favorite school subject: math
- High school clubs/societies: National Forensics League, California Scholastic Federation, Key Club, Thespians, yearbook, and The Volcano Worshippers.
- College: Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California (obtained a bachelor's degree in architecture)
- Hero: Doctor Demento
- Influences: Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, Spike Jones, Stan Freberg...
- First single: "My Bologna" (was recorded in the restroom across the hall from his college campus radio station)
- College radio station: KCPR
- First video: "Ricky"
- Shoe brand of choice: Vans
- Eating habits: vegetarian, tries to avoid eggs and dairy
- Shoe size: 10.5
- Height: 6 feet
- Weight: about 170-175 lbs
- Favorite place to eat: a restaurant
- Favorite cereal: organic raspberry mueslix
- Favorite disco song: "Funkytown"
- Favorite movie: Top Secret
- Favorite TV show: "Police Squad"
- Addictions: breathing
An essay I wrote in college about Al can be found here: