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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 August 1949 in Haifa, Israel, the son of Hungarian Jewish parents, Flóra "Florence" (Klein or Kovács) and Feri Yechiel Witz. He moved to New York as a young child. Like many American teenagers of ... See full bio »

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Extract Joe Adler
(2009)
Runaway Luther
(1984)
(1999)
Why Him? Gene Simmons
(2016)

Filmography

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 2017 Armed Response (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 - 2 episodes)
- Meet the Zillas (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Welcome to Silent Springs (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Smash (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1999 Detroit Rock City (producer)
 1993 KISS: I love It Loud Live (Short) (producer)
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Other Works:

Music video, "The Bride", for the band, Trick Pony - Preacher. Directed By Peter Zavadil. Featuring original lead singer Heidi Newfield, groom: John Schneider. At Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, NV. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 9 Interviews | 11 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook Fan Page | Kiss Online | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gene the Demon | KISS | Kiss | Gene Klein

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Where's the next Bob Dylan? Where's the next Beatles (The Beatles)? Where are the songwriters? Many of them now have to work behind the scenes, to prop up acts and write their stuff for them. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

The Demon makeup worn from 1973-1983 then from 1996 to present See more »

Nickname:

Genie See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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