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 64)
OriginWest Hempstead, New York, U.S.
GenresHeavy metal, punk rock, shock rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Years active1976-2016
Associated actsTwisted Sister, The Dictators, Blackfoot

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, contributing bass and vocals to this band that features front man Joe Rock of WBAB radio on Long island. 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. His picture can be found in the yearbook for West Hempstead High School for 1974. In April 1973, Mark held a job in the camera department of S. Klein in the same town. While going to school, he had naturally curly hair and wore it in a somewhat Afro style as well as black Horn-rimmed glasses.


  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Biography: The Dictators". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Get ready to ROCK with Mark "The Animal" Mendoza!". Retrieved 25 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)