Mark Mendoza

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Mark Mendoza
Mendoza in 2014.
Mendoza in 2014.
Background information
Birth nameMark Glickman
Born (1956-07-13) July 13, 1956 (age 66)
OriginWest Hempstead, New York, U.S.
GenresHeavy metal, punk rock, shock rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Years active1976-2016

Mark "The Animal" Mendoza (born Mark Glickman, July 13, 1956) is an American rock bassist and a member of the American heavy metal band Twisted Sister. He joined the band on October 31, 1978, after he left the Dictators.[1] He briefly played in Blackfoot in the early 1990s. Mendoza is also currently a member of Joe Rock and the All Stars, a Long Island band featuring front man Joe Rock of WBAB radio, contributing bass and vocals. He is also a co-founder of Area 22 Productions.

Mendoza played the bass guitar on all of Twisted Sister's major label releases. He remixed Under the Blade when it was re-issued by Atlantic Records, and produced and mixed Still Hungry and A Twisted Christmas.[2]

Growing up in West Hempstead, New York, Mark 'Mendoza' Glickman attended George Washington Middle School and West Hempstead High School, both in West Hempstead, New York and graduated in 1974.


  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Biography: The Dictators". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Get ready to ROCK with Mark "The Animal" Mendoza!". Retrieved 25 April 2013.