Peter Criss Net Worth

Peter Criss Net Worth is
$2 Million

Peter Criss Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

George Peter John Criscuola (created December 20, 1945), better known as Peter Criss, is an American musician and performer, best known as the cofounder, first drummer, and occasional vocalist of hard rock group Kiss. Criss confirmed the “Catman” character for his Kiss part.

Contrary to the narrative that is recited by devotees as well as the group for a long time, there was never an advertisement put that said “Drummer willing to do anything to make it.” The ad was replied by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, who were looking for new members for his or her group. Ace Frehley was added to the lineup in December 1972, along with the group was named Kiss after that month. I called the man on the phone, as well as though he was at the center of a celebration, he took my call. I presented myself and said we were starting a group and the group was searching for a drummer, and was he willing to do anything to make it? Simmons later in the chapter describes going into a little Italian Club in Brooklyn to meet the drummer “The drummer began to sing, and this Wilson Pickett-fashion voice came out of him. Paul and I said ‘That Is it, that is our drummer.’ His name was Peter Criscuola.” Peter also determined about the “Catman” make-up he’d go on to make well-known as a part of Kiss, saying on several occasion which he believed he had nine lives to survive his tough road breeding in Brooklyn. Throughout his Kiss profession, Criss was lead vocalist on several famous tunes including “Black Diamond”, “Hard Luck Woman”, as well as their breakthrough success “Beth”. Lots of Criss’ contributions to Kiss were composed together with assistance from Stan Penridge, who had been a bandmate of Criss’ in Chelsea and Lips. The tune was composed before Criss had joined Kiss, while he was still a part of Chelsea. Criss came up with all the tune for the song while on a train to Nyc from New Jersey where the group practiced. He and Chelsea guitarist Stan Penridge composed the tune together. ”

Peter Criss Net Worth $2 Million Dollars

Full NamePeter Criss
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 20, 1945
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
ProfessionDrummer, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseGigi Criss (m. 1998), Debra Jensen (m. 1979–1994), Lydia Di Leonardo (m. 1970–1979)
ParentsLoretta Criscuola, Joseph Criscuola, I Was Made For Lovin' You, Rock and Roll All Nite, Beth
NicknamesCriss, Peter
Music GroupsKiss, Wicked Lester, Chelsea
Movies“Millennium” (1998), “Oz” (2002), “Detroit Rock City” (1999, “Frame of Mind” (2009)
Star SignSagittarius
1Catman makeup
1I find myself evil. I believe in the devil as much as God. You can use either one to get things done.
1K.I.S.S. was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2The song "Beth" was actually inspired by Rebecca; the girlfriend of a former band member. Originally, the song was titled "Beck". The song was released in 1976.
3April 7, 1981 daughter Jenilee, was born.
4First wife Lydia was his inspiration for KISS' 1975 Top 10 hit "Beth", which he wrote and sang lead on.
5Is 'Cat Man' In The Hard Rock Band, KISS
6According to a statement on his website, he is now permanently out of KISS. His contract was not renewed and Gene Simmons allegedly made some slanderous comments, which angered him. [April 2004]
7Played in such bands as The Barracudas, Chelsea (which released an album in 1969) and Lips before becoming the drummer for KISS in 1973.
8Plans to focus on big-band jazz music in his post-KISS career.
9Drummer for KISS from 1973-1980 and 1995-2000. Has rejoined the group for a second time for their 2003 tour with Aerosmith.
10Successfully sued the National Enquirer in 1995 for falsely reporting that he was a homeless drunk living on the beach. The person featured in the Enquirer article was actually an impersonator named Chris Dickinson, whom Peter met on the 'Donahue' show in February 1991.
11Member of the rock band KISS.


Metal Evolution2011-2012TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Glee Encore2011Video writer: "Beth"
Somewhere2010writer: "Love Theme From Kiss"
Glee2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love You, Beth Cooper2009writer: "Beth"
American Idol2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Role Models2008writer: "Beth"
KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 2 1978-19912007Video documentary writer: "Beth"
Wet Hot American Summer2001writer: "Beth"
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "Beth"
KISS Live: The Ultimate Halloween Party1998TV Movie writer: "Beth"
Beautiful Girls1996writer: "Beth"
Unplugged1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special1976TV Special performer: "Beth" - uncredited / writer: "Beth" - uncredited


Frame of Mind2009Mike
KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 3 1992-20002007VideoPeter Criss
Oz2002TV SeriesMartin Montgomery
Family Guy2001TV SeriesPeter Criss
Detroit Rock City1999KISS
Millennium1998TV SeriesNice Cop
Action League Now!!: Rock-A-Big-Baby1997ShortPeter Criss (voice)
KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park1978TV MovieCat Man


Kiss: Beyond the Makeup2001TV Movie documentary
Kiss: The Last Kiss2000TV Movie


Finding Sandler2016Documentary post-productionHimself
You Wanted the Best... You Got the Best: The Official Kiss Movie2016DocumentaryHimself
That Metal Show2009-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Metal Evolution2011-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
American Idol2009TV Series
Fantástico2009TV Series documentaryHimself
KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 2 1978-19912007Video documentaryHimself
KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection2006Video documentaryHimself
Long Island Music Hall of Fame's 1st Induction Awards Gala2006TV MovieHimself
Kiss Symphony2003Video documentary
Tony Hawk's Underground2003Video GameHimself (uncredited)
Kiss: Beyond the Makeup2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy2001DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Kiss: The Last Kiss2000TV MovieHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Miscellaneous Shit: Behind the Scenes of 'Detroit Rock City'1999Video documentary shortHimself
WCW Monday Nitro1999TV SeriesHimself
Kiss: The Second Coming1998VideoHimself
MADtv1998TV SeriesHimself
Kiss Psycho Circus1998Video shortHimself
KaBlam!1997TV SeriesHimself (segment "Action League Now!")
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself
The Anti Gravity Room1995TV SeriesHimself
Unplugged1995TV Series documentaryHimself
KISS My A**: The Video1994Video documentaryCat Man
Kiss: X-treme Close-Up1992VideoHimself / the Catman
The Midnight Special1975TV SeriesHimself - Musician

Archive Footage

Provokation2015Documentary shortHimself
End Game: Making 'Millennium' Season Three2004Video documentary shortNice Cop (uncredited)
Kiss Loves You2004Documentary
Tupac: Resurrection2003DocumentaryHimself
KISS: eXposed1987Video documentaryHimself / The Catman

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