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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)

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 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Montreal, QC) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Cleveland, OH) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Detroit, MI) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Louisville, KY) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Sioux Falls, SD) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Chicago, IL) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Dallas, TX) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Glendale, AZ) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Vancouver, BC) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2017 Armed Response
Male Suspect
 2016 Why Him?
Gene Simmons
 2015 Scorpion (TV Series)
Gene Simmons
- Satellite of Love (2015) ... Gene Simmons
 2015 Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (Video)
The Demon (voice)
 2015 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Madrid) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2014 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Jersey City, NJ) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2014 Welcome to Sweden (TV Series)
Gene Simmons
- Get a Job/Farthinder (2014) ... Gene Simmons
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Gene Simmons (voice)
 2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Gene Simmons
- Long Road Home (2014) ... Gene Simmons
 2013 Kiss: Right Here Right Now (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2013 A Very Satan Christmas (Short)
Satan
 2013 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Calgary) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2012 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live on Letterman) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2012 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Tampa, FL) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2012 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live at the 2011 KISS Kruise) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2012 Epic School Battle (Short)
 2011 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Oshkosh, WI) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2011 Castle (TV Series)
Gene Simmons
- To Love and Die in L.A. (2011) ... Gene Simmons
 2011 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Houston, TX) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Detroit) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Milwaukee, WI) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Nürburg, Germany) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Glasgow) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Anaheim, CA) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in New Orleans, LA) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live in Chicago, IL) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 Expecting Mary
Taylor
 2009 Kiss: Modern Day Delilah (Music Video)
The Demon
 2009 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live at Mohegan Sun Arena) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2009 Extract
Joe Adler
 2009 Kiss - Alive 35 in São Paulo 2009
Vocal / Baixo
 2009 Kiss - Quilmes Rock 2009
Vocal / Baixo
 2009 KISS: I Stole Your Love (Live in San Antonio, TX) (Music Video)
Gene Simmons (uncredited)
 2008 Detroit Metal City
Jack Il Dark
 2008 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Gene Simmons
- The Kids Are Alright (2008) ... Gene Simmons
- A Thousand Words by Friday (2008) ... Gene Simmons
 2008 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Houston, TX) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2008 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live in São Paulo, Brazil) (Music Video)
Gene Simmons (uncredited)
 2007 Nickelback: Rockstar (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 2007 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Sea Monster
 2007 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live in New Jersey) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2007 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live at Madison Square Garden) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2007 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live in Houston, TX - Nite 2) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2007 Sea Tales (Video)
 2007 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live in Houston, TX - Nite 1) (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2005 Todd's Coma (TV Movie)
Gene Simmons
 2001-2005 Family Guy (TV Series)
Gene Simmons / Prisoner #3
- Don't Make Me Over (2005) ... Gene Simmons / Prisoner #3 (voice)
- Road to Europe (2002) ... Gene Simmons (voice)
- A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas (2001) ... Gene Simmons (voice)
 2005 Be Cool
Gene Simmons
 2004 Third Watch (TV Series)
Donald Mann
- More Monsters (2004) ... Donald Mann
- Monsters (2004) ... Donald Mann
- Higher Calling (2004) ... Donald Mann
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Jessie
- Reborn to Be Wild (2003) ... Jessie (voice)
 2002 The New Guy
Reverend
 2001 Wish You Were Dead
Vinny
 2001 My First Mister
Mrs. Wilson Benson's Fantasy Head (uncredited)
 2000 At Any Cost (TV Movie)
Dennis Berg
 1999 Detroit Rock City
KISS
 1998 Millennium (TV Series)
Hector Leachman
- ...Thirteen Years Later (1998) ... Hector Leachman
 1998 Kiss: Psycho Circus (Music Video)
The Demon (uncredited)
 1997 Kiss: Shout It Out Loud: Live from Tiger Stadium (Music Video)
The Demon
 1997 Action League Now!!: Rock-A-Big-Baby (Short)
Gene Simmons (voice)
 1995 Kiss: Every Time I Look at You: Unplugged (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1993 Kiss: I Love It Loud - Live (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1992 Kiss: Domino (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1992 Kiss: I Just Wanna (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1992 Kiss: Every Time I Look at You (Music Video)
Gene Simmons (uncredited)
 1992 Kiss: Unholy (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1991 Kiss: God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II (Music Video)
Gene Simmons (uncredited)
 1990 Kiss: Rise to It (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1990 Kiss: Forever (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1989 Kiss: (You Make Me) Rock Hard (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1989 Red Surf
Doc
 1989 Kiss: Hide Your Heart (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1988 Kiss: Let's Put the X in Sex (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1988 Kiss: Turn on the Night (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1987 Kiss: Reason to Live (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1987 Kiss: Crazy Crazy Nights (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1987 Kiss: Rock and Roll All Nite, Version 2 (Music Video)
Gene Simmons / The Demon (uncredited)
 1986 Wanted: Dead or Alive
Malak Al Rahim
 1986 Trick or Treat
Nuke
 1986 Never Too Young to Die
Velvet Von Ragnar / Carruthers
 1986 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Mr. Big
- O.D. Feelin' (1986) ... Mr. Big
 1985 Kiss: Uh! All Night (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1985 Kiss: Who Wants to Be Lonely (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Newton Windsor Blade
- The Prodigal Son (1985) ... Newton Windsor Blade
 1985 Kiss: Tears Are Falling (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1985 Kiss: Thrills in the Night (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1984 Kiss: All Hell's Breakin' Loose (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1984/I Runaway
Luther
 1984 Kiss: Heaven's on Fire (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1983 Kiss: Lick It Up (Music Video)
Gene Simmons
 1982 Kiss: I (Music Video)
The Demon
 1982 Kiss: I Love It Loud (Music Video)
The Demon
 1981 Kiss: A World Without Heroes (Music Video)
The Demon
 1980 Kiss: Detroit Rock City: Live (Music Video)
The Demon
 1980 Kiss: Talk to Me (Music Video)
The Demon
 1979 Kiss: Shandi (Music Video)
The Demon
 1979 Kiss: Sure Know Something (Music Video)
The Demon
 1979 Kiss: I Was Made for Lovin' You (Music Video)
The Demon
 1978 Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (TV Movie)
The Demon
 1977 Kiss: I Stole Your Love: Live in Largo MD (Music Video)
The Demon
 1977 Kiss: Ladies Room: Live at Budokan Hall (Music Video)
The Demon
 1976 Kiss: Hard Luck Woman (Live) (Music Video)
The Demon
 1976 Kiss: I Want You (Music Video)
The Demon
 1976 Kiss: Love 'Em and Leave 'Em: Live (Music Video)
The Demon
 1976 Kiss: Strutter (Live) (Music Video)
The Demon
 1975 Kiss: C'mon and Love Me (Music Video)
The Demon
 1975 Kiss: Deuce - Live Version (Music Video)
The Demon
 1975 Kiss: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live Version) (Music Video)
The Demon
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1980s) PSA TV spot for RAD (Rock Against Drugs) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 9 Interviews | 12 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Gene the Demon | KISS | Kiss | Gene Klein

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Shannon Tweed  (2 children)

Children:

Nick Simmons | See more »

Parents:

Witz, Feri Yechiel | Klein, Flóra
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Everyone has SOMETHING for which everybody else will gladly shell out a ton of money...whether or not they know exactly what it is. See more »

Trivia:

Prides himself on living his life like an open book. Said that when he gets into a relationship with a woman, one of the first things he does is show her his infamous book, which contains photos of the countless women he's been with. This is done so that a prospective girlfriend sees what he's about and so that there are no secrets from his side of the relationship. See more »

Trademark:

The axe-shaped bass guitar See more »

Nickname:

Genie See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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