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Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
APRIL 12 | SUNDAY 7/6c

King Herod

Played by Alice Cooper

Actor Bio

Known as the architect of shock-rock, Alice Cooper has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn. From performances with his band, plus appearances with his other band, the Hollywood Vampires, Cooper tours consistently, averaging over 80 concerts annually within the U.S. and internationally.

A Rock & Roll Hall of Famer who has sold more than 50 million records, Cooper has released 26 studio albums over his career, with nine reaching platinum or gold status. Two of his most popular albums, "Billion Dollar Babies" and "School's Out," reached No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on the Billboard Albums chart.

His latest album, 2017's "Paranormal," received critical praise and topped charts worldwide. The project found him working again with longtime producer Bob Ezrin and featuring guest appearances by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, U2's Larry Mullen Jr., Deep Purple's Roger Glover, as well as the three surviving members of the original Alice Cooper band, drummer Neal Smith, bassist Dennis Dunaway and guitarist Michael Bruce.

His nightly radio show, "Nights with Alice Cooper," continues to air in nearly 100 cities in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. The five-hour show features his favorite classic rock songs along with his insider anecdotes about many of the artists.

Film and TV credits include the groundbreaking network TV special "Alice Cooper: The Nightmare," Mae West's last film "Sextette," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness," "The Muppet Show," "That '70s Show," Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" and a memorable appearance as himself in "Wayne's World." "Super Duper Alice Cooper," a documentary detailing the arc of Alice's rollercoaster ride in the world of rock superstardom, was released in 2014.

As both a songwriter and singer, Cooper has had songs featured in countless soundtracks for film and TV, including most recently Netflix's "GLOW" and HBO's "Vinyl." Cooper previously recorded "King Herod's Song" at the request of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for the 2000 re-release of a cast album from the 1996 production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in the U.K. 

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