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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)
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 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Montreal, QC) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Cleveland, OH) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Detroit, MI) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Louisville, KY) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Sioux Falls, SD) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Chicago, IL) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Dallas, TX) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Glendale, AZ) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2019 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Vancouver, BC) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2017 Armed Response
Male Suspect
 2016 Why Him?
Gene Simmons
 2016 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
Gene Simmons
- Inside Man (2016) ... Gene Simmons
 2015 Scorpion (TV Series)
Gene Simmons
- Satellite of Love (2015) ... Gene Simmons
 2015 Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (Video)
The Demon (voice)
 2015 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Madrid) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2015 Comic Book Men (TV Series)
- KISS My Stash (2015)
 2014 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Jersey City, NJ) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2014 Welcome to Sweden (TV Series)
Gene Simmons
- Get a Job/Farthinder (2014) ... Gene Simmons
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Gene Simmons (voice)
 2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Gene Simmons
- Long Road Home (2014) ... Gene Simmons
 2013 Kiss: Right Here Right Now (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2013 A Very Satan Christmas (Short)
Satan
 2013 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Calgary) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2012 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live on Letterman) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2012 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Tampa, FL) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2012 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live at the 2011 KISS Kruise) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2012 Epic School Battle (Short)
 2011 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Oshkosh, WI) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2011 Castle (TV Series)
Gene Simmons
- To Love and Die in L.A. (2011) ... Gene Simmons
 2011 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Houston, TX) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Detroit) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Milwaukee, WI) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Nürburg, Germany) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in Glasgow) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Anaheim, CA) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live in New Orleans, LA) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live in Chicago, IL) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2010 A Very Mary Christmas
Taylor
 2009 Kiss: Modern Day Delilah (Video short)
The Demon
 2009 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live at Mohegan Sun Arena) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2009 Extract
Joe Adler
 2009 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live in San Antonio, TX) (Video short)
Gene Simmons (uncredited)
 2008 Detroit Metal City
Jack Il Dark
 2008 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Gene Simmons
- The Kids Are Alright (2008) ... Gene Simmons
- A Thousand Words by Friday (2008) ... Gene Simmons
 2008 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live in Houston, TX) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2008 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live in São Paulo, Brazil) (Video short)
Gene Simmons (uncredited)
 2007 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Sea Monster
 2007 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live in New Jersey) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2007 KISS: Detroit Rock City (Live at Madison Square Garden) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2007 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live in Houston, TX - Nite 2) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2007 Sea Tales (Video)
 2007 KISS: I Stole You Love (Live in Houston, TX - Nite 1) (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 2005 Todd's Coma (TV Movie)
Gene Simmons
 2001-2005 Family Guy (TV Series)
Gene Simmons / Prisoner #3
- Don't Make Me Over (2005) ... Gene Simmons / Prisoner #3 (voice)
- Road to Europe (2002) ... Gene Simmons (voice)
- A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas (2001) ... Gene Simmons (voice)
 2005 Be Cool
Gene Simmons
 2004 Third Watch (TV Series)
Donald Mann
- More Monsters (2004) ... Donald Mann
- Monsters (2004) ... Donald Mann
- Higher Calling (2004) ... Donald Mann
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Jessie
- Reborn to Be Wild (2003) ... Jessie (voice)
 2002 The New Guy
Reverend
 2001 Wish You Were Dead
Vinny
 2001 My First Mister
Mrs. Wilson Benson's Fantasy Head (uncredited)
 2000 At Any Cost (TV Movie)
Dennis Berg
 1999 Detroit Rock City
KISS
 1998 Millennium (TV Series)
Hector Leachman
- ...Thirteen Years Later (1998) ... Hector Leachman
 1998 Kiss: Psycho Circus (Video short)
The Demon (uncredited)
 1997 Kiss: Shout It Out Loud : Live from Tiger Stadium (Video short)
The Demon
 1997 Action League Now!!: Rock-A-Big-Baby (Short)
Gene Simmons (voice)
 1995 Kiss: Every Time I Look at You : Unplugged (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1993 Kiss: I Love It Loud - Live (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1992 Kiss: Domino (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1992 Kiss: I Just Wanna (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1992 Kiss: Every Time I Look at You (Video short)
Gene Simmons (uncredited)
 1992 Kiss: Unholy (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1991 Kiss: God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II (Video short)
Gene Simmons (uncredited)
 1990 Kiss: Rise to It (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1990 Kiss: Forever (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1989 Kiss: (You Make Me) Rock Hard (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1989 Red Surf
Doc
 1989 Kiss: Hide Your Heart (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1988 Kiss: Let's Put the X in Sex (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1988 Kiss: Turn on the Night (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1987 Kiss: Reason to Live (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1987 Kiss: Crazy Crazy Nights (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1987 Kiss: Rock and Roll All Nite, Version 2 (Video short)
Gene Simmons / The Demon (uncredited)
 1986 Wanted: Dead or Alive
Malak Al Rahim
 1986 Trick or Treat
Nuke
 1986 Never Too Young to Die
Carruthers / Velvet Von Ragner
 1986 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
Mr. Big
- O.D. Feelin' (1986) ... Mr. Big
 1985 Kiss: Uh! All Night (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1985 Kiss: Who Wants to Be Lonely (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Newton Windsor Blade
- The Prodigal Son (1985) ... Newton Windsor Blade
 1985 Kiss: Tears Are Falling (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1985 Kiss: Thrills in the Night (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1984 Kiss: All Hell's Breakin' Loose (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1984/I Runaway
Luther
 1984 Kiss: Heaven's on Fire (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1983 Kiss: Lick It Up (Video short)
Gene Simmons
 1982 Kiss: I (Video short)
The Demon
 1982 Kiss: I Love It Loud (Video short)
The Demon
 1981 Kiss: A World Without Heroes (Video short)
The Demon
 1980 Kiss: Detroit Rock City : Live (Video short)
The Demon
 1980 Kiss: Talk to Me (Video short)
The Demon
 1979 Kiss: Shandi (Video short)
The Demon
 1979 Kiss: Sure Know Something (Video short)
The Demon
 1979 Kiss: I Was Made for Lovin' You (Video short)
The Demon
 1978 Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (TV Movie)
The Demon
 1977 Kiss: I Stole Your Love : Live in Largo MD (Video short)
The Demon
 1977 Kiss: Ladies Room : Live at Budokan Hall (Video short)
The Demon
 1976 Kiss: Hard Luck Woman (Live) (Video short)
The Demon
 1976 Kiss: I Want You (Video short)
The Demon
 1976 Kiss: Love 'Em and Leave 'Em : Live (Video short)
The Demon
 1976 Kiss: Strutter (Live) (Video short)
The Demon
 1975 Kiss: C'mon and Love Me (Video short)
The Demon
 1975 Kiss: Deuce - Live Version (Video short)
The Demon
 1975 Kiss: Rock and Roll All Nite (Live Version) (Video short)
The Demon
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of his book, "On Power: My Journey Through the Corridors of Power and How You Can Get More Power". 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

This is a privileged life. There are rewards. But at any time I could say 'I don't want to do this, don't bother me' and quit. I do it because I love it. See more »

Trivia:

When Simmons' came to America, his name was changed from Chaim Witz to Gene Klein. He later decided to use "Gene Simmons" for professional purposes. See more »

Trademark:

Spike platform boots, flame-shaped afro, and spiked armor plating See more »

Nickname:

Gene the Nazarene See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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