Dee Snider is an American-born rock musician, screenwriter, media personality, voice artist, and actor. He rose to fame in the 80s as the frontman of the heavy metal band ‘Twisted Sister’.
Snider then formed his own heavy metal band “Widowmaker” in 1992 before reuniting with bandmates Twisted Sister. In addition to her music career, Dee Snider has also thrived as a radio/television host with numerous shows under her belt.
Youth and rise to fame
Daniel “Dee” Snider was born March 15, 1955, to Marguerite and Bob Snider in Massapequa, Long Island, New York. While her father worked as a New York State trooper and later as a court clerk, her mother taught school.
Dee Snider had attended high school at Baldwin Senior High located in Baldwin, New York, graduating in 1973. As a child, he was a member of his church choir as well as the Baldwin High School Choir.
Dee Snider joined Twisted Sister in 1976. He later became the group’s exclusive songwriter. The group’s debut album Under the Blade (1982) helped them build up a strong following in the UK. This was quickly followed by a second album You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll (1983) and a third album Staying Hungry (1984). Staying Hungry proved to be very successful in launching the band onto the international stage. For his part, Snider adopted a particular persona to go along with his newfound fame; a metallic-inspired streak, long, curly blonde hair, and over-the-top makeup during her stage performances.
In June 1985, he hosted the heavy metal music program Heavy Metal Mania. Twisted Sister released their 4th album Come Play in November 1985. This step was followed by the band’s fifth studio attempt. Love is for the suckers released in August 1987. On October 12, 1987, Dee Snider announced that he was leaving the band. The talented musician went on to form another metal band, Desperado, alongside drummer Clive Burr, guitarist Bernie Torme and bassist Marc Russel. Ace ‘s first and only album never saw the light of day.
Snider formed another heavy metal band, Widowmaker, alongside drummer Joe Franco, guitarist Al Pitrelli and bassist Marc Russel. Between 1992 and 1994 the band released 2 studio albums; Blood and Bullets and Stand Ready for Pain. Dee Snider took a long hiatus from music in the late 90s. He became the host of the syndicated heavy metal/rock radio show The Hair House with Dee Snider in 1997. The following year, the multi-talented singer featured in the horror film Foreign Land also doubling as screenwriter and co-producer.
In 2002, he announced that he was reuniting with Twister Sister. He was also on actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s governance campaign in 2003. A few years later (2008), Snider was on the celebrity reality show. Country disappeared. He also voiced the character Angry Jack in an episode of the iconic animated series SpongeBob SquarePants (2009). Snider featured as a contestant on the 12th season of the reality show The Apprentice and he was fired in the 8th task.
In 2016 Dee Snider’s Twisted Sister marked her 40th anniversary with a farewell tour and in November of that year the musician announced he was finally stepping down from the band to focus on his solo career.
His family – wife Dee Snider (Suzette Snider) and daughter
Dee Snider is married to costume designer SuzetteSnider. The couple married on October 21, 1981 and have been together ever since. They have four children together. Jesse Blaze Snider (born in 1982), Shane Royal Snider (born in 1988), Cody Blue Snider (born in 1989) and his daughter Cheyenne Jean Snider (born in 1996), former member of the music group “They All Float”.
Snider’s first son, Jesse Snider, is also a rock musician, actor, and television/radio host. Back in 2003, he hosted the MTV music program MTV2 Rock. In 2006 he formed the rock band Baptized By Fire. Jesse also participated in the MTV reality singing competition Rocking the Cradle in 2008.
In 2005, Dee Snider and her family were filmed at their Long Island home for the MTV documentary show. MTV Cradles. Half a decade later, they also appeared on their own reality show Growing Up Twisted. However, the show was short-lived as it did not last beyond its first season. In January 2012, Dee Snider featured on the reality show Celebrity Swap alongside his wife Suzette.
Net Worth – How Wealthy Is It?
The financial benefits are certainly among the main advantages of being versatile and Dee Snider takes advantage of it. Ever since he shot into the limelight with Twisted Sister in the late ’80s, Snider has managed to stay consistent on the showbiz scene.
In addition to his successful music career, the entertainer has also thrived as a radio and television host and he is indeed a bona fide media personality. Thanks to her long career in showbiz, Dee Snider has a fortune of 10 million dollars.
Height and body measurements
The man stands at an impressive height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm). During his pioneering role on “Twisted Sister,” Snider maintained an enviable physique that he was always ready to flaunt on stage.
He may not have the abs to flaunt on stage anymore, but he’s kept his body in top shape over the years. Dee Snider maintained her weight at an average of 73 kg (161 lb).