Gene Simmons was born Chaim Witz in Haifa, Israel, in 1949, but was raised in Queens, New York. He co-founded Kiss in the early '70s and has since become the group's most visible and most outspoken member. Along with Paul Stanley, bassist and singer Simmons has steered Kiss through several member changes over the years, and he's always quick to share his opinion on his ex-bandmates (among other things). In addition to music, Simmons has spread his entertainment empire to include movies (like 'Runaway' and 'Trick or Treat') and television ('Gene Simmons Family Jewels').
Ace Frehley Says Kiss Bandmates ‘Missed Out’ by Not Partying
Former Kiss guitarist recalls fun times with Rush that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley didn’t share.
Kiss' Gene Simmons Selling Hollywood Hideaway for $2.2 Million
Three-level house offers a "breathtaking, panoramic" view of Los Angeles.
Gene Simmons on Billion-Dollar COVID-19 Losses: ‘So What?’
Kiss star argues there are more important things at stake than money in global emergency.
Gene Simmons on Coronavirus: ‘Assume Everybody Is a Zombie’
Kiss, Motley Crue and Michael Stipe react to pandemic.
Gene Simmons Puts Ice Cubes in His Breakfast Cereal
Kiss are still one month away from launching the 2020 leg of their farewell tour, but co-founding member is making headlines for another, more disturbing reason.
35 Years Ago: Gene Simmons Bids for Movie Stardom in 'Runaway'
Kiss star played evil genius in surprise flop Michael Crichton movie ‘Runaway’ in 1984.