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Gene Simmons (I)


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

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (8 credits)
 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:

Release of the book, "Nothing to Lose: The Making of the Band Kiss, 1972-1975". 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:

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:

With KISS no longer occupying his time, Gene has a number of ventures he's turned to: resurrecting his record label, $immons Records, acting in and producing feature films, starting up his own Women of Wrestling league (with a W.O.W. magazine and clothing line to follow), creating his own radio talk show, and possibly even going on the lecture circuit. See more »

Trademark:

The axe-shaped bass guitar See more »

Nickname:

Gene the Nazarene See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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