Peter Criss

1945 - Today

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Peter George John Criscuola (born December 20, 1945), better known by his stage name Peter Criss, is a retired American musician and actor, best known as a co-founder, original drummer, and vocalist of the hard rock band Kiss. Criss established the Catman character for his Kiss persona. Criss possesses a powerful, raspy voice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Criss has received more than 2,347,174 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Peter Criss is the 367th most popular musician (down from 328th in 2019), the 2,040th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,758th in 2019) and the 114th most popular American Musician.

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  • 4.49

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  • 3.16

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Among musicians, Peter Criss ranks 367 out of 2,675Before him are Per Gessle, Maurice André, Moby, John Densmore, Michael Cretu, and Jacques Dutronc. After him are Ralf Hütter, Dexter Gordon, Agustín Barrios, Rezső Seress, Wes Montgomery, and Baden Powell.

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Among people born in 1945, Peter Criss ranks 105Before him are Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Larry Tesler, Luis Ocaña, Henry Winkler, and Rita Pavone. After him are Barbara Carrera, Bobby Solo, Jaclyn Smith, Bob Gunton, Christophe, and Alain Juppé.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peter Criss ranks 2,040 out of 15,968Before him are W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), Leo McCarey (1898), Lynn Cohen (1933), Alice Walker (1944), John Densmore (1944), and Chris Cooper (1951). After him are Tobe Hooper (1943), Erskine Caldwell (1903), Richard Brautigan (1935), Ellen Pompeo (1969), Walter Lantz (1899), and John Havlicek (1940).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Peter Criss ranks 114Before him are Coleman Hawkins (1904), Steve Morse (1954), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), Wayne Shorter (1933), Moby (1965), and John Densmore (1944). After him are Dexter Gordon (1923), Wes Montgomery (1923), Chet Atkins (1924), Jelly Roll Morton (1890), Maurice White (1941), and Philly Joe Jones (1923).