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Peter Criss


Former drummer for hard rock super-group "KISS", best known for his "cat" character and thumping drum solo's. Criss was born Peter George John Crisscoula on December 20th, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York City. Criss was influenced by the 1940s big band sound, and was quite keen on Gene Krupa's unique drumming style. In early 1973, Criss placed an ad in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Role Models
Role Models Soundtrack
(2008)
Detroit Rock City
(1999)
Kiss: The Last Kiss
(2000)
Wet Hot American Summer
(2001)

Filmography

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 2011-2012 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Shock Rock (2012) ... (writer: "Beth")
- Early Metal US (2011) ... (writer: "Beth")
 2011 Glee Encore (Video) (writer: "Beth")
 2010 Somewhere (writer: "Love Theme From Kiss")
 2010 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Theatricality (2010) ... (writer: "Beth" - uncredited)
 2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper (writer: "Beth")
 2009 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2009) ... (writer: "Beth")
 2008 Role Models (writer: "Beth")
 2007 KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 2 1978-1991 (Video documentary) (writer: "Beth")
 2001 Wet Hot American Summer (writer: "Beth")
 1999 Detroit Rock City (writer: "Beth")
 1998 KISS Live: The Ultimate Halloween Party (TV Movie) (writer: "Beth")
 1996 Beautiful Girls (writer: "Beth")
 1995 Unplugged (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- KISS (1995) ... (writer: "Beth")
 1976 The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (TV Special) (performer: "Beth" - uncredited) / (writer: "Beth" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Album: "Out of Control" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

KISS | Kiss

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I find myself evil. I believe in the devil as much as God. You can use either one to get things done.

Trivia:

First wife Lydia was his inspiration for KISS' 1975 Top 10 hit "Beth", which he wrote and sang lead on. See more »

Trademark:

Catman makeup

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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