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Dee Snider Biography

Birth Name:
David Daniel Snider
Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
Profession
Rock singer, actor, disc jockey

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