Gene Simmons

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Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz; Hebrew: חיים ויץ‎; August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bass guitarist/co-lead vocalist of Kiss, a rock band he co-founded in the early 1970s. With Kiss, Simmons has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

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Popularity


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Filmography

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Selected Gene Simmons film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2012
Epic School Battle
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2010
Taylor

2010
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
Narrator

2009
Castle (2009) (TV Show)
Gene Simmons

2009
Extract (2009)
Joe Adler

2008
Jack Il Dark

2006
Ugly Betty (2006) (TV Show)
Gene Simmons

2002
The New Guy (2002)
Reverend

2002
Vinny

2001
Mrs. Wilson Benson's Fantasy Head

2000
At Any Cost (TV Movie)
Dennis Berg

1999
KISS

1999
Family Guy (1999) (TV Show)
Gene Simmons, Prisoner #3

1999
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) (TV Show)
Sea Monster

1999
Third Watch (1999) (TV Show)
Donald Mann

1997
King of the Hill (1997) (TV Show)
Jessie

1996
Millennium (1996) (TV Show)
Hector Leachman

1990
Red Surf (1990)
Doc

1987
Malak Al Rahim

1986
Carruthers, Velvet Von Ragner

1986
Nuke

1984
Runaway (1984)
Luther

1984
Miami Vice (1984) (TV Show)
Newton Windsor Blade

1983
The Hitchhiker (1983) (TV Show)
Mr. Big

1978
The Demon

Producer Credits

2014
You Wanted the Best... You Got the Best: The Official Kiss Movie
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2006
Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (2006) (TV Show)
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2004
Drake & Josh (2004) (TV Show)
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2003
My Dad the Rock Star (2003) (TV Show)
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1999
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Smash (TV Show)
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Soundtrack Credits

2014
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock
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2012
Magic Mike (2012)
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2011
Metal Evolution (TV Show)
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2010
Somewhere (2010)
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2010
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2009
Glee (2009) (TV Show)
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2008
Role Models (2008)
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2007
The Singing Bee (2007) (TV Show)
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2006
Ugly Betty (2006) (TV Show)
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2006
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2006
7th Inning Stretch (TV Show)
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2006
Por Toda Minha Vida (2006) (TV Show)
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2005
Mike & Mike (2005) (TV Show)
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2002
Ash Wednesday (2002)
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2002
American Idol (2002) (TV Show)
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2002
What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002) (TV Show)
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1999
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1997
Dharma & Greg (1997) (TV Show)
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1995
Tommy Boy (1995)
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1994
ER (1994) (TV Show)
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1993
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1993
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) (TV Show)
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1992
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1989
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Show)
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1987
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1987
Full House (1987) (TV Show)
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1987
Rage (TV Show)
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Styles

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Quotes

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List of Gene Simmons quotes.

Marriage? Forget it. It's not for me.


When you look at Clark Kent when he's working at the Daily Planet, he's a reporter. He doesn't fly through the air in his glasses and his suit.


I was never interested in being a rock star. I always wanted to be Boris Karloff.


Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Gene Simmons on the cover.
  • Gene Simmons - Rolling Stone Magazine Cover [Brazil] (May 2014)
  • Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer - Classic Rock Magazine Cover [Russia] (May 2014)
  • Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley - Burrn! Magazine Cover [Japan] (August 2013)
  • Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer, Gene Simmons - Aardschock Magazine Cover [Netherlands] (December 2009)
  • Gene Simmons - Vampirella Magazine Cover [United Kingdom] (February 2003)
  • Gene Simmons - Tokyo Journal Magazine Cover [Japan] (December 2014)

Pictorials

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List of Gene Simmons magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Gene Simmons - Celebrity Skin Magazine Pictorial [United States] (June 1994)
  • Gene Simmons - Playboy Magazine [United States] (March 1999)
  • Cher - Playboy Magazine [United States] (July 1978)

Dating History

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List of Gene Simmons relationships, in date order.

Albums

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List of albums by Gene Simmons, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Gene Simmons.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Radioactive 1997 141,983
See You Tonite 1997 207,848
Firestarter 2004 249,180
Burning Up With Fever 1997 243,649
Tunnel Of Love 1997 252,855
Mr. Make Believe 1997 254,535
When You Wish Upon A Star 1997 244,627
Living In Sin 1997 263,679
See You In Your Dreams 1978 244,628
True Confessions 1978 258,171
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Gene Simmons songs.

Member Of


Gene Simmons is associated with the following bands - this list includes musical groups belonged to past and present.


First NameGene
Last NameSimmons
Full Name at BirthChaim Witz
Other NamesThe Demon
Eugene Klein
Age64
Date of BirthAugust 25, 1949
BirthplaceHaifa, Israel
Height6' 1" (185 cm)
BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBrown - Dark
Hair ColorBlack
Distinctive Features7 inch tongue
Star SignVirgo
SexualityStraight
ReligionJewish
EthnicityWhite
NationalityIsraeli
High SchoolNewton High School, Queens, New York, USA
UniversityBA Education, Sullivan Community College, Platskill, New York, USA
Richmond College, Staten Island, New York, USA
OccupationMusician
Occupation CategoryBassist
Claim to FameSinger and Bassist for KISS
Music GenreRock
Official Websitegenesimmons.com
FatherFeri Witz
MotherFlóra "Florence" Klein
Other Family MembersNick Simmons (son)
Sophie Simmons (daughter)
Associated PeoplePaul Stanley
Ace Frehley
Peter Criss
PetsSnippy (Dog)

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