Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Highest Rated: 95% The Ringmaster (2019)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 25, 1949

Birthplace: Tirat Carmel, Israel

A founding member of KISS, one of rock-n-roll's most iconic acts, Gene Simmons was also a master of merchandizing and self-promotion, second to none. Born in Israel but raised in New York City, Simmons and friend Paul Stanley became the nucleus of the face-painted, outlandishly-costumed act later known as KISS in 1973. Dubbed "The Demon," in accordance with his nightmarish stage persona and makeup, the bass player's fire-breathing, blood-spewing onstage antics helped make their concert album Alive! one of the biggest of the 1970s. Related merchandize like KISS comic books, action figures, lunch boxes and even a movie, "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" (NBC, 1978) made the group a cottage industry. Although the band's record sales and reputation suffered throughout the 1980s, Simmons balanced his music career with side-jobs acting in films like "Runaway" (1984) and pursuing various business opportunities. Having never regained their former glory after unmasking themselves more than a decade earlier, Simmons joined his original bandmates (once again in full makeup) for a historic, massively successful KISS reunion tour in 1996. In the years that followed the resurgence, he became a staple on reality television, most notably on "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" (A&E, 2006-12), which followed the surprisingly straight-laced life of the rocker, girlfriend Shannon Tweed and their two children. Once considered one of rock's most dangerous men, Simmons ultimately evolved into a shrewd corporate figure head, albeit one who occasionally donned platform boots and devilish face paint.

Highest rated movies

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
Extract
Runaway
Wanted: Dead or Alive
The New Guy
Armed Response

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% 99% The Ringmaster Self - 2019
78% No Score Yet Chuck Berry Self - 2019
0% 17% Armed Response Male Suspect (Character),
Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet 78% Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery The Demon (Voice) - 2015
93% 63% Sample This Narrator - 2012
No Score Yet 29% Expecting Mary Taylor (Character) - 2010
62% 38% Extract Joe Adler (Character) $10.8M 2009
7% 54% The New Guy Reverend (Character) $29.0M 2002
No Score Yet 60% Wish You Were Dead Vinny (Character) - 2000
49% 82% Detroit Rock City Producer $4.2M 1999
No Score Yet 22% Red Surf Doc (Character) - 1990
91% 77% The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years Unknown (Character) $373.7K 1988
30% 48% Wanted: Dead or Alive Malak Al Rahim (Character) $6.5M 1987
No Score Yet 51% Never Too Young to Die Carruthers/Velvet Von Ragner (Character) - 1986
45% 32% Runaway Luther (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2016
96% 72% Angie Tribeca Himself (Guest Star) 2016
61% 77% Scorpion Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008 2010-2011 2014
50% 100% 4th and Loud Self 2014
79% 83% Welcome to Sweden Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Home Raiders Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 100% Gene Simmons Family Jewels Executive Producer,
Self
2006-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet InnerVIEWS With Ernie Manouse Guest 2012
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011
82% 87% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
No Score Yet 74% The Fairly OddParents Himself (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Contestant 2008
97% 87% Ugly Betty Himself (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2006 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
No Score Yet 71% The Apprentice Contestant 2008
No Score Yet 73% SpongeBob SquarePants Sea Monster (Guest Voice) 2007
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Gene Simmons / Prisoner 3 (Guest Voice) 2001-2002 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Jessie (Guest Voice) 2003
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
25% No Score Yet Talk to Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1986