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Best known as the fire breathing, blood splitting and larger than life co-founder of hard rock supergroup, KISS. Simmons was actually born Chaim Witz in Haifa, Israel in August, 1949 of Hungarian background and moved to New York as a young child. Like many American teenagers of the 1960s, he was influenced by a fascination with comic book super ... See full bio »

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 2015 You Wanted the Best... You Got the Best: The Official Kiss Movie (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2006-2012 Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (TV Series) (executive producer - 71 episodes)
- Demon Envy (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Attack of the Groupies (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Baby on Board? Part 1 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Gene's Other Children - Part 1 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Pregnant Pause (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2005 Drake & Josh (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Sheep Thrills (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2003 My Dad the Rock Star (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Meet the Zillas (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Smash (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1999 Detroit Rock City (producer)
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Other Works:

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 9 Interviews | 9 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Gene the Demon | KISS | Kiss | Gene Klein

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I would urge all bands that say they only care about credibility and don't care about money to send Gene Simmons every dollar that they don't want. I'd be happy to take it off them. See more »

Trivia:

Discovered Van Halen in 1977 and produced the demo that got them signed to Warner Brothers Records. Unfortunately, Simmons had to release them from their contract when he couldn't convince anyone at WB of the band's potential. Bill Aucoin, then-manager of KISS, told Simmons he didn't think Van Halen would have any commercial success (Van Halen's debut self-titled album went platinum, and their ... See more »

Trademark:

Spits fake blood and breathes fire onstage See more »

Nickname:

Gene the Nazarene See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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