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 67)
OriginWest Hempstead, New York, U.S.
GenresHeavy metal, punk rock, shock rock
Years active1976–2016, 2023-present

Mark "The Animal" Mendoza (born Mark Glickman, July 13, 1956) is an American bassist and a member of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. He joined the band in 1978 after leaving the Dictators.[1] He briefly played in Blackfoot in 1988 and with Leslie West projects. He is also a co-founder of Area 22 Productions where he hosts his weekly podcast 22 NOW.

Mendoza played the bass guitar on all of Twisted Sister's major label releases. He remixed Under the Blade when it was reissued 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 and graduated in 1974.


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