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Dee Snider

Lowest Rated:   6% Strangeland (1998)
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A performer best known for his tenure as the frontman of rock group Twisted Sister (a post he held from 1976 to 1987), Dee Snider almost single-handedly evolved that outfit from a glam rock act into a goth-tinged heavy metal act with an incomparably harsh sound, and a tremendous amount of on-the-sleeve influence by such forerunners as Alice Cooper. Like Cooper, Snider carefully cultivated dual images -- a public persona, marked in his Sister days by outrageous costumes that incorporated fishnet stockings, mutilated dresses, and messy lipstick -- and a comparatively quiet offscreen life that found Snider raising a family on Long Island with his wife since 1981, Twisted costume designer Suzette Gargiulo. After Sister broke up in 1987, Snider reportedly experienced a difficult period of clinical depression and debt, but rebounded professionally, both in the music arena (by temporarily forming the bands Desperado and Widowmaker with colleagues) and on a cinematic level, by writing and starring in his first movie -- the 1998 StrangeLand. The picture, which co-starred Robert Englund and Linda Cardellini, tells of a psychopath named "Captain Howdy" (Snider) who spends most of his waking hours on the Internet, luring unwitting teenage girls into an S & M torture chamber; it received scathing reviews and reportedly grossed just over 700,000 dollars domestically. After the release of this film, Snider made a guest appearance as himself in an episode of The Drew Carey Show (2001), participated as an interviewee in the heavy metal-themed documentaries KISS Loves You (2004) and Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005), and landed a bit part as a bartender in the melodrama Deepwater (2005). Snider also gained some publicity from repeat appearances on his friend Howard Stern's daily radio broadcasts, and -- in a most unusual turn of events -- participated in the CMT network's reality series Gone Country, wherein music mogul John Rich plunges entertainers of all stripes into a "country" environment in order to produce the next country and western superstar. Snider's fellow participants on that program included rapper Bobby Brown and Maureen McCormick of The Brady Bunch.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% We Are Twisted F***ing Sister!
  • Actor
$6.3k 2016
60% Super Duper Alice Cooper
  • Actor
2014
94% The History Of Future Folk
  • Larry
$16.4k 2013
83% Lemmy
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Twisted Sister - The Video Years
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Heavy Metal: Louder Than Life
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Deepwater
  • Bartender
2005
90% Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Rock Relief: Live in Concert
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Kiss Loves You
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Twisted Sister: Live at Wacken - The Reunion
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Deevision
  • Actor
2002
6% Strangeland
  • Captain Howdy/Carleton Hendricks
1998
80% Private Parts
  • Himself
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
  • Appearing
  • 2012

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