NEWPORT BEACH — Jeffrey Haupt is a little like Clark Kent, except instead of swapping a reporter's notebook for Superman's cape, the doctor hangs up his stethoscope for an electric guitar and microphone.
"It's a lot like living a double life," said Haupt, who by day is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon practicing near Fashion Island.
After work and on weekends, Haupt is the lead singer and backup guitarist for Velicious, an '80s metal and rock party anthems band.
It's a tough act for this doctor who juggles 50- to 60-hour workweeks with being a full-time husband and father of two young children.
"It can be a little tricky," Haupt said, "especially for the older patients. I don't want to scare anyone."
On Sunday, the Man of Metal will face off against other musical moonlighters in a battle of the bands to raise money for cleft lip and oral surgeries in Third World countries.