"Gary Jules" (born in March of 1969 in Fresno, California as "Gary Jules Aguirre") is an American singer. His parents are Gary Aguirre, former SEC investigating attorney who, after being fired in September, 2005, on June 28, 2006 testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/23/business/23fund.htmlhttp://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/26/business/26hedge.html?_r=1&oref=slogin/ and Marie Aguirre, avid tennis fan and grandmother of Eloise and Gus.
He attended The Bishop's School in La Jolla, California, and later went on to get a B.A. in English at UCLAhttp://www.english.ucla.edu.
Jules, together with friend Michael Andrews, recorded a remake of Tears for Fears' debut single "Mad World" for the movie ''Donnie Darko''.
In December 2003, two years after ''Donnie Darko'' was released, "Mad World" finally reached the charts and became the Christmas Number One in the UK. In early 2004, the song surfaced in the US and Canada. The song has been used on popular American TV shows, such as Without A Trace, Alias, ER and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.