Popular American songwriter, singer, and radio personality, Daniel “Dee” Snider is probably most known for being the lead singer of the heavy metal band, Twisted Sister. He also came to prominence for ranking 83rd in the Hit Parader’s list of Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. Snider is also admired for hosting MTV’s 1980s show, Metal Mania. In addition to his career success, Dee is one of the not-too-many celebs who enjoy a successful marital life. Considering his happy family and the accomplishment of his career, it’s easy for one to conclude that the musician has been able to build for himself a well-balanced life. Check out Dee Snider’s age, height, details about his family, and much more.
What Is Dee Snider’s Age?
Dee Snider was born on the 15th of March 1955 in Astoria, Queens, New York. Born to a Jewish father, Bob Snider, and a Swiss mother, Maguerite, Snider grew up with his family at Baldwin, Long Island, New York. He is the oldest of his parents’ six children (five sons and a daughter).
While his father worked as a Nassau County clerk and New York State cop, his mother worked as an artist and art tutor. As a child, Dee joined his mother to sing in their church choir. During middle school, he sang several choruses and participated in the All-State Chorus. In 1973, at the age of 18, he graduated from Baldwin Senior High School.
He Joined Twisted Sister When He Was 21 Years Old
Dee Snider’s age when he officially kicked off his career was 21. That was in 1976 when he joined Twisted Sister, a five-member heavy metal band. He subsequently became the band’s sole songwriter. After witnessing moderate success with their first two albums, Twisted Sister eventually came to widespread notice in 1984, with their third album, Stay Hungry.
The album came out to be their most successful album with the singles “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. The singles helped in boosting the album’s reception which got over three million sales.
How Old Was Dee Snider When He Retired?
Following the release of their fifth album, Love is for Suckers in October 1987, Snider left the group and subsequently formed new metal bands, Desperado and Widowmaker; this was in the 1990s. Unfortunately, none of the bands experienced lasting success. Therefore, he took a long break from music in the late 1990s.
In 2002, Dee Snider returned to Twisted Sister. Following their reunion, the band witnessed a level of revival and success. Fast forward to 2008, Dee participated in a celebrity reality TV show, Gone County. He also featured as a contestant in the 12th season of the reality game show, The Apprentice. In 2016, Snider finally called it quits with the band to focus fully on a solo career. Dee Snider’s age when he left everything about being in a band behind was 61.
What Is His Height?
Dee Snider stands at 185 cm, (6 ft 1 in). He shares the same height with famous people like Barack Obama, David Cameron, Denzel Washington, O.J Simpson, R. Kelly, Leslie Nielson, Bill Cosby, Steve Harvey, John Cena, Chris Brown, Jake Tapper, Diego Costa, David Moyes, Park Chanyeol, and so on.
In addition to his impressive height, Snider has a trim, athletic body build and weighs about 73 kg. He has long blonde hair and dark brown eyes.
Who Are His Daughter and Family Members?
Dee Snider got married to Suzette Snider, an American costume designer and make-up artist on 21st October 1981. Together, they have a daughter named Cheyenne and three sons: Jesse, Shane, and Cody.
Dee Snider’s family members also include his two grandchildren (Cassidy and Logan) from his first son, Jesse. He lives with his family in Long Island, but he sometimes spends time in East Setauket where he has a second residence.
Dee Snider’s daughter, Cheyenne Jean Snider, was born on October 31, 1996. Cheyenne took after her father; she is the lead singer and only female on a four-member music band called They All Float.
In addition to Cheyenne, other members of Dee Snider’s family are also active in the entertainment industry. As earlier mentioned, his wife Suzette is a clothing designer, hairstylist, and make-up artist. She is also a reality radio/TV star and has made appearances on several shows including a 1987 episode of The Howard Stern Show.
The couple’s first son, Jesse Snider (b. 1982) is a rock and metal musician and radio/TV host. He is a lead singer of the metal band, Baptised by Fire. Their second son, Shane Snider (b. 1988) works as an actor and writer while the third, Cody Snider (b. 1989) is a director and screenwriter.