Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthMarch 15, 1955
SpouseSuzette Snider
MarkFootball shoulder pads with feathers
FactShares a birthday with Poison lead singer Bret Michaels.

Dee Snider is an American singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and actor. Snider came to prominence in the early 1980s as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. He is also known for his work as a solo artist, and for his appearances on television and in film, including his role as host of The Dee Snider Radio Show, and as a judge on American Idol.

Snider was born in Astoria, Queens, New York, on March 15, 1955, the son of Alice (née Cooper) and Bob Snider. He has two older sisters, Virginia and Mary. He grew up in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, and graduated from Baldwin Senior High School in 1973.

In the early 1970s, Snider was the lead singer of the band Twisted Sister. The band’s first album, Under the Blade, was released in 1982. The band’s second album, You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll, was released in 1983. The band’s third album, Stay Hungry, was released in 1984. The band’s fourth album, Love Is for Suckers, was released in 1987.

In 1989, Snider released his first solo album, Never Say Never. The album was followed by two more solo albums: Dee Does Broadway (1993) and For the Love of Metal (2018).

In 2001, Snider made his acting debut in the film Driven. He has since appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Strangeland (1998), Big Brother Jake (2000), Family Guy (2005), and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017).

Snider is married to Suzanne Snider. The couple has four children: Jesse Snider, Shane Snider, Cody Snider, and Cheyenne Snider.

General Info

Full NameDee Snider
Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthMarch 15, 1955
Height1.85 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, TV Personality, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Spokesperson, Songwriter, Radio personality, We're Not Gonna Take It, We Are the Ones, So What
EducationBaldwin Senior High School


SpouseSuzette Snider
ChildrenJesse Blaze Snider, Cody Blue Snider, Shane Snider, Cheyenne Snider, We're Not Gonna Take It, We Are the Ones, So What
ParentsBob Snider, Marguerite Snider, We're Not Gonna Take It, We Are the Ones, So What, We're Not Gonna Take It, We Are the Ones, So What


Music GroupsTwisted Sister, Van Helsing's Curse, Widowmaker, Desperado, We're Not Gonna Take It, We Are the Ones, So What
MoviesFool's Day, The History of Future Folk, Deepwater, Warning: Parental Advisory, Strangeland, Twisted Sister: The Video Years, Rock Relief: Live in Concert, Twisted Sister: Live at the Astoria
TV ShowsKiller Karaoke, Growing Up Twisted, Z Rock, Gone Country, I Love the New Millennium, 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s, 100 Most Shocking Music Moments, Howard Stern on Demand, 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s, The Great Debate

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#Marks / Signs
1Football shoulder pads with feathers
2The makeup he wears onstage


1But most of my songs were about believing in yourself, standing up for yourself and fighting for what you believe in.
2I went for an outrageous form of expressing myself. It seemed to be a way that I could make my name and show that I was somebody.
3I only have one child. But I am learning that there is a lot to being a parent that you did not expect.
4There's no tour plans, no reunion, no new album... nothing.
5Nowadays people sell millions of records that can't sing.
6I don't conduct myself like a rock 'n' roll star in my day-to-day living. Am I a celebrity? Yes. Do people recognize me on the street? Yes, they do. But at the same time, it's not a media center out here. People get used to you.
7Twisted Sister plays 20, 25 shows a year. But if the band had their druthers, they'd be out playing all the time.
8You can't stop rock-n-roll!
9Being a parent is not a reasonable thing. It is a very hard thing. I am a parent and I know.
10I tested the waters on producing a record, but I'm more of a creative guy. I can't get into minute details.
11I was born and raised a Christian, and I still adhere to those principles.
12My family is out of the ordinary in our physical lifestyle and the day-to-day things that we deal with, but my approach to them is pretty rational and sound. And I'm the quiet one! It's very different from my performing life.
13I've got a lot to do, and I hope that by the end of it all, people will say that Dee Snider was an entertainer, and he did his job well.
14I wanted to be a rich, famous rock-and-roll star in that order.
15I love scary movies.


1Has his personal credo - "Don't let the bastards get you down", in Italian - tattooed on himself.
2Is good friends with Lita Ford, who has frequently opened for Twisted Sister and vice-versa. For this reason, and to her delight, Lita's fans have affectionately nicknamed her "Twisted Sister's Twisted Sister".
3Dee continues to do selective dates with the reunited Twisted Sister. He continues to do work in the voice-over world and still does the syndicated "House of Hair" radio show, which is in over 150 markets. Currently, Dee is focusing on the project, Van Helsings Curse (, which is a horror musical spectacular. [November 2005]
4Co-host of Fangoria Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio, Sirius Stars channel 102 [June 2006]
5Dee Snider currently lives in Hartford, Connecticut. He also used to host a hit radio show on Connecticut rock radio station WMRQ. [March 2003]
6Hosts a prime-time radio show for Philadelphia based 93.3 WMMR. [January 2005]
7Father of Jesse Blaze Snider.
8In 2006, Twisted Sister became the first metal band to release a Christmas album.
9Oldest son, Jesse Blaze Snider, is in a band called "Baptized by Fire".
10Shares a birthday with Poison lead singer Bret Michaels.
11Graduated Baldwin Senior High School, Baldwin, New York (Long Island) in 1973
12He took on Tipper Gore and her "watchdog" group, the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), when she tried to get his band Twisted Sister's album banned, and he spoke in favor of musicians rights included in the First Amendment. He actively campaigned for Arnold Schwarzenegger in that actor's campaign for the California governor (even going as far as to sing his song "We're Not Gonna Take It" at rallies for both men).
13Has three sons, Jesse Blaze Snider, Shane Snider and Cody Blue Snider, plus a daughter, Cheyenne Snider.
14Before Ice-T's "Cop Killer" (1992) and 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" (1989), Twisted Sister was one of the first rock groups to come under fire by the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), a "watchdog" group founded by Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice-Prresident Al Gore. The music videos for "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock" (c. 1984) depicted violence and, in both videos, Mark Metcalf plays a bullying authority figure, either a dominant father or school principal. As a result of the Senate hearings in 1985, parental advisory stickers were placed on records that contained "explicit" lyrics--especially rap music--and vulgar sexual overtones or that promoted misogyny, racism and anti-cop lyrics.
15Lead vocalist for the 80s metal band, Twisted Sister.
16Lead vocalist for early '90s metal band Widowmaker.




Tähdet, tähdet2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Person of Interest2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip2015writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It" - as Daniel Snider
Parks and Recreation2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009-2013TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Deadliest Catch2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Rock of Ages2012writer: "I Wanna Rock", "We Built This City / We're Not Gonna Take It!"
The ApprenticeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Regular Show in Space2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Glory Daze2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jackass 3D2010Documentary writer: "The Kids Are Back"
Alpha and Omega2010writer: "I Wanna Rock"
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV Special writer: "I Wanna Rock"
Chuck2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Rocker2008writer: "I Wanna Rock"
SingStar '80s2007Video Game writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It"
Totally Awesome2006TV Movie writer: "I Wanna Rock" - as D. Snider
The Lather Effect2006writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It" - as D. Snider
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie2004"Goofy Goober Rock" a derivative of "I Wanna Rock"
Activison Anthology2002Video Game writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: "I Wanna Rock"
Ash Wednesday2002writer: "Shoot 'em Down"
Warning: Parental Advisory2002TV Movie performer: "We're Not Gonna Take It" / writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It", "Under the Blade"
Undeclared2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Corky Romano2001writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It"
On the Line2001writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It"
Max Keeble's Big Move2001writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It"
Road Trip2000writer: "I Wanna Rock"
WCW Monday Nitro2000TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Ready to Rumble2000writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It"
Final Rinse1999writer: "I Wanna Rock" - as Daniel Dee Snider
Jerry and Tom1998writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It"
Clueless1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Combat High1986TV Movie writer: "Be Chrool To Your Scuel"
One Crazy Summer1986writer: "Be Chrool To Your Scuel"
Iron Eagle1986writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It"
Pee-wee's Big Adventure1985writer: "BURN IN HELL"
No Small Affair1984writer: "I'll Never Grow Up", "What You Don't Know", "Shoot 'Em Down"
I Wanna Rock1984Short writer: "I Wanna Rock"
Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It1984Video short writer: "We're Not Gonna Take It"


Holliston2012-2017TV SeriesLance Rockett
Archie Black2013Short
Yukon Kornelius2013TV Movie
Fool's Day2013ShortJanitor
Motorcity2012-2013TV SeriesDuke of Detroit
Joy Behar's Comics with Benefits2012TV Movie
The History of Future Folk2012Larry
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome2012TV SeriesThe Tooth Fairy
Behind the Scene2011ShortClient
Ronal Barbaren2011Lord Volcazar (English version, voice)
All That Remains2010Video shortDeath
Get Him to the Greek2010Dee Snider (uncredited)
Frozen2010/IMan who shouts 'Last chair is through' (voice, uncredited)
SpongeBob SquarePants2009TV SeriesAngry Jack
Locker 5142007TV MovieMr. Gazzengarious
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy2001Video GameGol Acheron (voice)
Fozzy: Unleashed, Uncensored, Unknown2000TV ShortDee Snider
Strangeland1998Capt. Howdy / Carleton Hendricks
Teen Angel1997TV SeriesSammy Noah
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter1987TV SeriesDr. Snider
I Wanna Rock1984Short


Fool's Day2013Short executive producer
All That Remains2010Video short executive producer
Growing Up Twisted2010TV Series documentary executive producer




Growing Up Twisted2010TV Series documentary 1 episode

Music Department

Growing Up Twisted2010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode


Behind the Scene2011Short special thanks
2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams2010special thanks
Frozen2010/Ispecial thanks
Northern Light Orchestra2009Documentary very special thanks
Kitchen Nightmares2008TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Gutterballs2008special thanks: Fangoria Radio
One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead'2008Documentary special thanks
The Nomi Song2004Documentary special thanks


The War to Settle the Score1985TV MovieHimself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It1984Video shortHimself
What Is Classic Rock?2017DocumentaryHimself
Larry King Now2016TV SeriesHimself - guest
The 2nd Annual Carney Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Contestant
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Adam Green's Scary Sleepover2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie2016DocumentaryNarrator
Finding Sandler2016DocumentaryHimself
LiveXLive Presents Rock in Rio2015TV MovieHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2015TV SeriesHimself
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival2014TV SpecialHimself - Performer
I Am Santa Claus2014DocumentaryHimself
This Is My Long Island2014DocumentaryHimself
We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!2014DocumentaryHimself
Archie Black: The Worst2014DocumentaryHimself
Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back2014DocumentaryHimself
Super Duper Alice Cooper2014DocumentaryHimself (voice)
That Metal Show2008-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Show2014TV SeriesHimself
American Graduate Day2013TV MovieHimself
Welcome to the Dream2013DocumentaryHimself
Celebrity Wife Swap2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself / Himself - Team Clay / ...
WWE for All Mankind: Life & Career of Mick Foley2013VideoHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Rock and Roll Roast of Dee Snider2013TV MovieHimself
Killer Karaoke2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2012TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself
Golden Gods Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Unibet Commercial2012TV Series shortHimself
Social2011TV SeriesHimself
Growing Up Twisted2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Undateable2010TV Mini-Series documentary
Celebrity Ghost Stories2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Z Rock2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Station2009DocumentaryHimself
Street Monkeys2009DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHimself
Kitchen Nightmares2008TV SeriesHimself
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Rock the Cradle2008TV SeriesHimself
CMT Insider2008TV SeriesHimself
Gone Country2008TV SeriesHimself
Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later2008TV MovieHimself
A Twisted Tale2007Video documentary shortHimself
Rock Band Cometh: The Rock Band Band Story2007TV MovieHimself
WWE Smackdown!2007TV SeriesHimself
Dead Art2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Bodog Music Battle of the Bands2007TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself - Lead Vocals
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Songs of the '80s2006TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Duets2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
Heavy Metal: Louder Than Life2006Video documentaryHimself
VH1's Heavy: The Story of Metal2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sound Off2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest (2005)
I Love the Holidays2005TV Special documentaryHimself
New York's Village Halloween Parade 20052005TV MovieHimself - Host
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey2005DocumentaryHimself
Cribs2005TV SeriesHimself
Party Planner with David Tutera2005TV SeriesHimself
Musicians for Disaster Relief 05'2005TV MovieHimself
VH1: A Very Classic Thanksgiving2004TV MovieHimself
Lit: All Access2004Video documentaryDad In "Zip-lock"
NYC Halloween Parade2004/IITV MovieHimself - Host
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest2004TV Series documentaryNarrator
Kiss Loves You2004DocumentaryHimself
Spin the Bottle: An All-Star Tribute to Kiss2004Video shortHimself
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Musician
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Chappelle's Show2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Warning: Parental Advisory2002TV MovieHimself
The Drew Carey Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1999-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock Story2000TV Series documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Member, Twisted Sister
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love 1970's2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself
'Halloween' Unmasked 20001999Video documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
South Park (Chef: Behind the Menu)1998TV ShortHimself
Howard Stern1995-1998TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Upright Citizens Brigade1998TV SeriesHimself
Private Parts1997Himself
The Howard Stern Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1987TV SeriesHimself
An Evening with Bobcat Goldthwait: Share the Warmth1987TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member
The Howard Stern Show1987TV SeriesHimself
Twisted Sister: Come Out and Play1986Video shortHimself (as Twisted Sister)
MTV's Heavy Metal Mania1985TV SeriesHimself - Host

Archive Footage

The Apprentice2015TV SeriesHimself
WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History2013VideoHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2010TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - Twisted Sister
Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story2006Video documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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