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Gene Simmons is an Israeli-American songwriter, actor and television personality.
In 1974, Gene made his first television appearance through the Mike Douglas Show.
Best Known For
Gene has gotten most recognition and popularity as a bass guitarist in the band Kiss.
Gene is straight. For 3 years from 1980, he was in a romantic relationship with the American singer and actress Diana Ross.
After he and Diana's relationship ended, he began dating his present wife Shannon Tweed. His relationship with Shannon turned out to be one of his longest. It lasted for a remarkable 28 before they got married 6 years ago.
Gene is of Jewish descent. His mother was a Jew and even a survivor of the Holocaust that claimed millions of lives during the Second World War. Despite his Jewish upbringing he seems to be sceptical about religion in general. He believes that religion is only for the uneducated and the more a person believes in a God the less educated they are. (Source: hollowverse.com)
Worth to Know
From his birth, he was given a Hebrew name Chaim Witz.
He speaks Hebrew.
Gene is known to be among the top 5 highest fire-breathing people in the world. He reached the level of breathing an impressive 15 feet of fire after being taught by the magician Amaze O.
This year, Gene received a lifetime ban from Fox News after portraying a totally unacceptable behavior at their studio where he barged in and insulted staff. (Source: theguardian.com, 17/11/2017)His daughter is Sophie Simmons.