March 15, 1955 (69)
Dee Snider is an American singer, songwriter, radio personality, and actor best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. He rose to prominence in the 1980s with hits like “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock,” which became anthems for a generation of rock fans.
In addition to his success with Twisted Sister, Snider has had a diverse career in entertainment. He has appeared in several films, including “Strangeland,” which he also wrote, showcasing his talents beyond music. His voice acting work includes characters in animated shows like “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Throughout his career, Snider has collaborated with a wide range of artists and bands, contributing to various projects and genres. Notable collaborations include working with artists such as Alice Cooper and Joan Jett, as well as participating in charity events like “Hear ‘n Aid.”
Snider’s contributions to music and entertainment have been recognized with several awards and distinctions. He was honored with the Metal Guru Award from Classic Rock magazine and has received acknowledgment for his advocacy in the music industry, particularly during the 1985 PMRC Senate hearings on explicit content in music.