Dee Snider Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • Sang in his church choir until he was 19. 
  • Formed Twisted Sister with guitarist Jay Jay French in 1976. They became MTV mainstays in the mid-1980s with the "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock" music videos.
  • Encouraged to become an insurance salesman instead of a rock 'n' roller by his parents.
  • Met wife Suzette when she was 15 and he was 21.
  • Testified on Capitol Hill in 1985 in opposition to parental-warning labels on music albums.
  • Does voice-over work, including stints for the New York state lottery, MSNBC, TLC and VH1.
  • Holds an annual Bikers for Babies event on his native Long Island to raise money for the March of Dimes.


  • Jesse Snider — Son
  • Cheyenne Snider — Daughter
  • Bob Snider — Father
  • Marguerite Snider — Mother
  • Suzette Snider — Wife
  • Shane Snider — Son
  • Cody Snider — Son


  • Attended New York Institute of Technology, NY


  • Birth Name: David Daniel Snider
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Profession: Rock singer, Actor, Disc jockey

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