Gene Simmons and his movie villain roles

For a time in the 1980s, it looked as though KISS' Gene Simmons was set to be the movie villain to beat...

by  Tim George / www.DenofGeekcom

In the mid-80s, KISS’ Gene Simmons tried his hand at acting. He never really broke out, but he had plenty of fun. He was at his best playing bad guys, and while the films might be spotty, he managed to carve out a golden run of villainous ham. Here is a selection of the prime cuts.

Runaway (Michael Crichton, 1984)

​In the future, robots have become a major part of everyday life: they plant crops, construct buildings and do household chores. Jack Ramsay (Tom Selleck) is a cop with the ‘Runaway’ unit - his job is to stop robots when they malfunction. His life and work become considerably more complicated when robots begin to kill their human masters. And all the evidence is leading back to one man...

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