Marilyn Manson

Musician, Singer, Actor
Few personalities in the annals of rock music stirred up as much controversy and confusion over their true nature than goth provocateur Marilyn Manson. A devout nonconformist from his early days as a Christian school ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1969 in Canton, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

Born Villain 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Living in Neon Dreams 2014 (Movie)

Queen of Hearts (Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Californication 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eastbound and Down 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Once Upon a Time 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Talking Dead 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wrong Cops 2013 (Movie)

David Dolores Frank (Actor)

Scream 2010 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Rise: Blood Hunter 2007 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Scream Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Heavy: The Story of Metal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 2006 (Movie)

Jackson (Actor)

Fashion Rocks 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Clone High 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Making the Game: Enter the Matrix 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Maxim Hot 100 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Party Monster 2003 (Movie)

Christina (Actor)

Snoop to the Extreme 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Bowling for Columbine 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Diary 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

New Year's Eve Party 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

When Hate Goes Pop 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Faces of Evil 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Uncensored 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

9 Days That Rocked the 90's 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Year in Rock 1997 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost Highway 1997 (Movie)

Porno Star No 1 (Actor)
Music (36)

Born Villain 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Horns 2014 (Movie)

("Personal Jesus") (Song Performer)

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

("Killing Strangers") (Song)

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

("Killing Strangers") (Song Performer)

Chernobyl Diaries 2012 (Movie)

("No Reflection") (Song Performer)

Chernobyl Diaries 2012 (Movie)

("No Reflection") (Song)

Burlesque 2010 (Movie)

("The Beautiful People") (Song)

Gamer 2009 (Movie)

("Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)") (Song Performer)

Trick 'r Treat 2007 (Movie)

("Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)") (Song Performer)

House of Wax 2005 (Movie)

("Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World") (Song Performer)

House of Wax 2005 (Movie)

("Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World") (Song)

Saw 2 2005 (Movie)

("Irresponsible Hate Anthem (Venus Head Trap Mix)") (Song Performer)

Saw 2 2005 (Movie)

("Irresponsible Hate Anthem (Venus Head Trap Mix)") (Song)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Performer

Mean Machine 2002 (Movie)

("The Fight Song") (Song Performer)

Mean Machine 2002 (Movie)

(Song)

Resident Evil 2002 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Life As A House 2001 (Movie)

("Sweet Dreams") (Song Performer)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

("Smells Like Teen Spirit") (Song Performer)

Valentine 2001 (Movie)

("Valentine's Day") (Song Performer)

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 2000 (Movie)

("Disposable Teens") (Song Performer)

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 2000 (Movie)

("Break You Down" (featuring Godhead)) (Song Performer)

Detroit Rock City 1999 (Movie)

song producer & performer("Highway to Hell") (Song)

The House on Haunted Hill 1999 (Movie)

("Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)") (Song Performer)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

("Rock Is Dead") (Song Performer)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

("Rock Is Dead") (Song)

Dead Man on Campus 1998 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Dead Man on Campus 1998 (Movie)

songs (Song)

acoustic dope show 1998 (Movie)

("Dope Show") (Song)

Lost Highway 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Lost Highway 1997 (Movie)

("I Put a Spell on You") (Song Performer)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

("Kiddie Grinder (Remix)") (Song Performer)

Spawn 1997 (Movie)

("Long Hard Road Out of Hell") (Song Performer)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

("Cyclops") (Song Performer)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Biography

Few personalities in the annals of rock music stirred up as much controversy and confusion over their true nature than goth provocateur Marilyn Manson. A devout nonconformist from his early days as a Christian school student, Manson and an early incarnation of his band attracted the attention of industrial rock icon Trent Reznor, who produced their debut album Portrait of an American Family in 1994. Following the dirge-like cover of The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"on the EP Smells Like Children Manson broke into the mainstream with his anthem "The Beautiful People" on the 1996 smash Antichrist Superstar. And while his entire act had been built upon the persona of the shunned outsider, even Manson was unprepared for the cultural panic that followed in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, as pundits across the nation attempted to make a scapegoat of Manson and the supposed sinister influence of his gruesome brand of entertainment. Nearly as intriguing was the near constant parade of raven-haired beauties that went in and out of the androgynous Manson's life, including actress Rose McGowan and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese. As the singer flirted with acting in films like "Party Monster" (2003), Manson's once incendiary antics gradually became almost passé and a corresponding lack of support for such albums as 2009's The High End of Low followed. Try as he might have to resist being labeled, even Manson had difficulty escaping the confines of the image he, himself, had created.

Relationships

Jenna Jameson Actor

Companion

Traci Lords Actor

Companion

Rose McGowan Actor

Companion
Had a very public 3 ½-year relationship Announced their engagement on Feb. 12, 1999 Ended relationship in January 2001

Melisa Romero Actor

Companion

Hugh Warner

Father
Catholic

Barb Warner

Mother
Episcopalian

Evan Rachel Wood Actor

Companion
Met when she posed for a watercolor that he painted Wood was rumored to be a factor in the divorce filing by Dita Von Teese, Manson's wife of one year Announced they were romantically involved shortly after his split from Von Teese in December 2006 Announced split in November 2008 Reconciled in 2009 and were rumored to be engaged as of January 2010 Couple reportedly ended engagement in August 2010

Dita von Teese Actor

Wife
Manson photographed Von Teese for the December 2002 issue of Playboy magazine married December 2005 at the Irish home of friend Gottfried Helnwein Von Teese filed for divorce in December 2006 divorce finalized December 2007

EDUCATION

Heritage Christian School

Canton , Ohio

Cardinal Gibbons High School

Fort Lauderdale , Florida 1987
Graduated

Broward Community College

Fort Lauderdale , Florida 1990
Became the assistant entertainment editor of the student newspaper, The Observer

Milestones

2006

Opened the gallery, The Celebritarian Corp. Gallery of Fine Art in Los Angeles; gallery opened with a showing of Manson's watercolors

2005

Provided the voice of the alien Edgar in the video game "Area 51"

2004

Featured in the film "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things"

2003

Cast as a psychotic drag queen named Christina in "Party Monster"

2002

Had cameo in Michael Moore's political documentary "Bowling for Columbine"

2001

Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance for the song "Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes"

2001

Recorded a remake of "Tainted Love" for the film "Not Another Teen Movie"

1999

Contributed to "The Matrix" soundtrack

1998

Played a minor role in "Jawbreaker" opposite former love interest Rose McGowan

1998

Released the controversial album, Mechanical Animals

1998

Published his autobiography written with Neil Strauss, The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell

1997

Film debut was in David Lynch's "Lost Highway" as a pornographic actor

1995

Released second album, Smells Like Children; Berkowitz quit the band due to conflicting musical interests and was replaced by guitarist Zim Zum

1994

Released their debut album, Portrait of an American Family; opened for Nine Inch Nails; bassist Gein was replaced with Twiggy Ramirez

1993

Signed with Nothing Records, the record label of Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor

1992

The band reduced its name to Marilyn Manson; named "Best Heavy Metal Band" by the New Times magazine

1989

Formed the band Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids with guitarist Daisy Berkowitz; later added Gidget Gein (bass) and Madonna Wayne-Gacy (keyboards)

Will play Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll in a movie that also marks his writing and directing debut

Bonus Trivia

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During an appearance in Salt Lake City in 1994, Manson ripped apart a copy of the Book of Mormon while on-stage.

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The Church of Satan's founder Anton LaVey bestowed upon Manson the title of 'Reverend.'

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In 1994, Manson was jailed in Florida for a short time for nudity violations during his concert appearances.

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In November of 1997, Manson was a key topic at a Senate panel discussing the effects of today's music on the youth of America. A father of a 15-year-old who killed himself while listening to the band's music described how he felt the music played an important part of his son's suicide.Manson responded: "Obviously it upset me that someone would think I would encourage that type of behavior. I've always said that people who would harm themselves or others over music or film or books, they're just being ignorant. If people want to be ignorant there's nothing you could do about it. It's a wake-up call for parents to teach their kids to be more intelligent, to interpret art with some sort of intelligence. If you want to blame music for someone hurting themselves, then you can just as easily blame Shakespeare writing Romeo & Juliet which is something I was taught when I was a kid, and that's a story about two teenagers that killed themselves because their parents don't understand them and I think the key lesson is that parents don't understand their kids. If you take more time to talk to your kids, your kids are going to live happier lives."

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Manson spoke out in April of 1999 about the tragic school shooting in Columbine, CO: "It's tragic and disgusting anytime young people's lives are taken in an act of senseless violence. My condolences go out to the students and their families."

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July 2001, Manson was charged with criminal sexual conduct in Michigan after performing an alleged offensive act on a security guard during a performance.

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Celebritarian Corporation is the name that Marilyn Manson has given to his self proclaimed art movement.

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An exhibit for Manson's art was held at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions on Sept. 13-14, 2002 and also at Paris' Hotel Lutecia on Sept. 14, 2004.

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Manson was charged with sexual misconduct against security officer, Joshua Keasler, during a concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan on July 30, 2001. Oakland County originally filed assault & battery and criminal sexual misconduct charges, but the judge reduced the latter charge to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Manson pleaded no contest to the reduced charges, paid a $4,000 fine, and later settled the lawsuit under undisclosed terms.

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"I wasn't afraid of dying as much as I was really afraid of getting my hair cut. It might sound funny, but it's true." - Manson, discussing his childhood fear with Rolling Stone magazine, June 2007

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