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Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than five decades. With a stage show that sometimes included a guillotine, gallows, electric chair, fake blood, boa constrictor and baby dolls, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock.

Alice Cooper originally was a band that consisted of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, Glen Buxton on lead guitar, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and Neal Smith on drums. Taking on the name in 1968, the Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit "I'm Eighteen". It was followed in 1972 by the even bigger single "School's Out", which reached #1 in the UK during that summer. The band reached its commercial peak with the transatlantic #1 album Billion Dollar Babies in 1973.

Furnier's solo career as Alice Cooper, legally adopting the band's name as his own, began with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare, and reached his commercial peak with the 1989 hit "Poison". His most recent studio release (his 18th solo album) was in 2008, Along Came a Spider. Expanding from his original Detroit-based garage rock roots, over the years Cooper has experimented with many different musical styles, including art rock, conceptual rock, rock and roll, jazz, new wave, and heavy metal.

Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage. The Rolling Stone Album Guide goes so far as to call him the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer". He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and is seen as the person who "first introduced horror imagery to rock'n'roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre". Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur, and since 2004 a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper. In 2011, the original Alice Cooper Group was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Alice Cooper, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than five decades. With a stage show that sometimes included a guillotine, gallows, electric chair, fake blood, boa constrictor and baby dolls, Cooper drew equally from horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock.

Alice Cooper originally was a band that consisted of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, Glen Buxton on lead guitar, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and Neal Smith on drums. Taking on the name in 1968, the Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit "I'm Eighteen". It was followed in 1972 by the even bigger single "School's Out", which reached #1 in the UK during that summer. The band reached its commercial peak with the transatlantic #1 album Billion Dollar Babies in 1973.

Furnier's solo career as Alice Cooper, legally adopting the band's name as his own, began with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare, and reached his commercial peak with the 1989 hit "Poison". His most recent studio release (his 18th solo album) was in 2008, Along Came a Spider. Expanding from his original Detroit-based garage rock roots, over the years Cooper has experimented with many different musical styles, including art rock, conceptual rock, rock and roll, jazz, new wave, and heavy metal.

Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage. The Rolling Stone Album Guide goes so far as to call him the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer". He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and is seen as the person who "first introduced horror imagery to rock'n'roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre". Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur, and since 2004 a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper. In 2011, the original Alice Cooper Group was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Alice Cooper, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 105

Birthday 1948-02-04

Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Vincent Damon Furnier

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Freakshow as Pirate Jack (voice)
2019 Suzi Q as Himself
2019 Live from the Astroturf, Alice Cooper as Himself
2019 Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock 'n' Roll as Himself
2019 Udo Lindenberg: Volle Fahrt voraus - Begegnungen auf dem Lindischen Ozean as Himself
2018 Udo Lindenberg - MTV Unplugged 2 - Live vom Atlantik as Himself
2018 Malevolent: Unearthing John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness
2018 Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine as Himself
2018 Hollywood Vampires Live at Hellfest 2018
2018 Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert as King Herod
2017 Alice Cooper: Rock In Rio 2017 as Vocals
2017 Alice Cooper - Wacken 2017 as Vocals
2017 Hired Gun as Himself
2015 To Be Frank: Sinatra at 100 as Himself
2015 Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini as Himself
2015 Hollywood Vampires: Rock in Rio 2015 as Vocals
2015 Danny Says
2014 Slash - Raised On the Sunset Strip as Himself
2014 Alice Cooper: Raise the Dead (Live from Wacken) as Vocals
2014 Wacken: Louder Than Hell
2014 An Honest Liar as Himself
2014 Super Duper Alice Cooper as Himself
2013 Skum Rocks! as Himself / Narrator (voice)
2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th as Himself
2013 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon as Himself
2013 A Band Called Death as Himself
2013 Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film as Himself
2013 Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen as Himself
2012 Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story
2012 Bigfoot as Himself
2012 Dark Shadows as Alice Cooper
2012 Sunset Strip as Himself
2012 From Straight To Bizarre as himself
2011 Alice Cooper: Halloween Night of Fear London
2011 The Story of Rock 'n' Roll Comics as Himself
2010 Alice Cooper: Theatre of Death as Vocals
2010 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy as Himself
2010 Lemmy as Himself
2009 100 Most Shocking Music Moments (5 episodes)
2009 When Woodstock Was Young
2009 Celebrity Ghost Stories (1 episode)
2009 Live from Studio Five (1 episode)
2009 Suck as Bartender
2009 This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s
2008 Promised Land of Heavy Metal as Himself (archive footage)
2007 The Graham Norton Show (1 episode) as Himself
2006 The One Show (2 episodes)
2006 Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux 2005 as Lead Vocal
2006 Best Ever Muppet Moments as Himself
2006 40 Years of Star Trek as Himself
2005 The Perfect Scary Movie as Himself
2005 Metal: A Headbanger's Journey as Himself
2004 Spooks & Creeps as Pirate Jack ("Freakshow")
2004 John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies as Himself
2003 Let it Rock: Volume 1 as Himself
2003 Alice Cooper - The Ultimate Clip Collection
2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip as Himself
2003 Die ultimative Chartshow (1 episode) as himself
2002 Monk (1 episode)
2002 I Love Muppets as Himself
2001 25 Years of Punk as Himself
2001 The Attic Expeditions as Samuel Leventhal
2000 Alice Cooper: Brutally Live as Vocals
2000 The Filth and the Fury as Himself (archive footage)
2000 Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror as Himself
1999 Rove (1 episode) as Himself
1999 Where Are They Now? (1 episode)
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (2 episodes)
1998 That '70s Show (1 episode)
1997 Halloween... The Happy Haunting of America! as Himself
1995 The Frank Skinner Show (1 episode)
1994 A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who
1992 Wayne's World as Himself
1992 Hard 'N Heavy Volume 15 as Himself
1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare as Mr. Underwood
1991 Alice Cooper: Prime Cuts
1990 Alice Cooper: Trashes the World as Vocals
1990 Hard 'N Heavy Volume 7 as Himself
1989 Hard 'N Heavy Volume 3 as Himself
1989 Alice Cooper: The Nightmare Returns as Himself
1989 Hard 'N Heavy Volume 1 as Himself
1988 This Morning (2 episodes)
1988 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years as Himself
1987 Prince of Darkness as Street Schizo
1987 WWE WrestleMania III as Himself
1984 Monster Dog as Victor Raven
1982 Alice Cooper à Paris
1980 This Is America Part 2 as Himself (archive footage)
1980 Roadie as Himself
1980 Pink Lady (1 episode)
1979 The Strange Case of Alice Cooper
1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as Marvin Sunk (the 'Sun King')
1978 Grease Day USA as Himself
1978 Sextette as Waiter
1976 The Muppet Show (1 episode)
1975 Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare as Steven / Alice
1975 Alice Cooper: The Nightmare as Steven
1974 Tony Orlando and Dawn (1 episode)
1974 Alice Cooper: Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper as Self / Vocalist
1973 Rock-a-bye
1971 We Have Come for Your Daughters
1971 Disco (3 episodes)
1970 Midsummer Rock: The Cincinnati Pop Festival 1970 as Self
1970 Diary of a Mad Housewife as Himself
1965 Beat-Club (2 episodes)

Production

2010 Alice Cooper: Theatre of Death Producer

Crew

2014 Wacken: Louder Than Hell Compositors

Sound

2000 Alice Cooper: Brutally Live Songs

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