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Overview (3)

Born in Staten Island, New York, USA
Birth NameSteven Edward Duren
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Blackie Lawless was born on September 4, 1956 in Staten Island, New York, USA as Steven Edward Duren. He is a composer and actor, known for A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), Heavy Metal: Geomatrix (2001) and Rock'n Roll Never Dies (2006).

Trivia (8)

Formed W.A.S.P. in 1982.
W.A.S,P.'s controversial first single "Animal" was considered offensive, and therefore was not included on the album as it would have meant it being banned from major chain stores. Capitol Records (W.A.S.P's then-record company) planned to release it as a single only in Europe, in a black plastic bag with a sticker warning of offensive lyrics. At the last minute Capitol backs out and the single is salvaged when it is later released as a single by "Music For Nations", who released it in its original sleeve in April of 1984.
Replaced Johnny Thunders in New York Dolls when he was 18.
Is the lead singer for the heavy metal band W.A.S.P..
Blackie wrote and performed "Scream Until You Like It", the theme song for the 1987 nonsense gore-comedy Ghoulies II (1988), with his band W.A.S.P., yet doesn't appear credited in any of the music for that film on the IMDB, for some reason.
His famous "Cock Rocket" exploded and set his legs on fire during a W.A.S.P. concert.
Nephew of former Major League pitcher Ryne Duren.
Was in the running for the T-1000 role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but Arnold Schwarzenegger thought he'd be too tall for the role at 6'4", so the evil Terminator role was later awarded to #Robert Patrick.

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