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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 March 1955Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA
Birth NameDaniel Dee Snider
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dee Snider was born on March 15, 1955 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA as Daniel Dee Snider. He has been married to Suzette Snider since October 23, 1981. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Suzette Snider (23 October 1981 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (3)

The makeup he wears onstage
Football shoulder pads with feathers

Trivia (14)

Lead vocalist for early '90s metal band Widowmaker.
Lead vocalist for the 80s metal band, Twisted Sister.
Before Ice-T's "Cop Killer" (1992) and 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" (1989), Twisted Sister was one of the first rock groups to come under fire by the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), a "watchdog" group founded by Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice-Prresident Al Gore. The music videos for "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock" (c. 1984) depicted violence and, in both videos, Mark Metcalf plays a bullying authority figure, either a dominant father or school principal. As a result of the Senate hearings in 1985, parental advisory stickers were placed on records that contained "explicit" lyrics--especially rap music--and vulgar sexual overtones or that promoted misogyny, racism and anti-cop lyrics.
Has three sons, Jesse Blaze Snider, Shane Snider and Cody Blue Snider, plus a daughter, Cheyenne Snider.
He took on Tipper Gore and her "watchdog" group, the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), when she tried to get his band Twisted Sister's album banned, and he spoke in favor of musicians rights included in the First Amendment. He actively campaigned for Arnold Schwarzenegger in that actor's campaign for the California governor (even going as far as to sing his song "We're Not Gonna Take It" at rallies for both men).
Graduated Baldwin Senior High School, Baldwin, New York (Long Island) in 1973
Shares a birthday with Poison lead singer Bret Michaels.
Oldest son, Jesse Blaze Snider, is in a band called "Baptized by Fire".
In 2006, Twisted Sister became the first metal band to release a Christmas album.
Father of Jesse Blaze Snider.
Hosts a prime-time radio show for Philadelphia based 93.3 WMMR. [January 2005]
Dee Snider currently lives in Hartford, Connecticut. He also used to host a hit radio show on Connecticut rock radio station WMRQ. [March 2003]
Co-host of Fangoria Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio, Sirius Stars channel 102 [June 2006]
Dee continues to do selective dates with the reunited Twisted Sister. He continues to do work in the voice-over world and still does the syndicated "House of Hair" radio show, which is in over 150 markets. Currently, Dee is focusing on the project, Van Helsings Curse (VanHelsingsCurse.com), which is a horror musical spectacular. [November 2005]

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