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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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Publishes first issue of magazine, 'Gene Simmons Tongue'. See more »

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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


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[on the dismissal of his KISS band-mates Peter Criss and Ace Frehley in the early 1980s] They were let go for being into alcohol and worse drugs, pure and simple. I love both those guys to death. But I didn't want them to die on tour. See more »


During an interview on William Shatner's Shatner's Raw Nerve (2008), Gene revealed how he and Paul Stanley came up with the name KISS. They knew they wanted a band name that was short, blunt, and stood out. For a while, they played with the notion of calling their band "Fuck" with the idea that each record album they made would have a title with a variation of the word (i.e.: Fuck You, Fuck Off, ... See more »


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