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Anton LaVey

Biography

Writer, occultist, and musician who also founded the Chapel of Satan in 1966. He published “The Satanic Bible” in 1969 and it is nicknamed “The Dark Pope.” He was a professional photographer for the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Law enforcement Department for 3 years and in addition was an amateur psychic investigator. He drew upon a varied assemblage of authors to create the Chapel of Satan’s ideology and rituals, including Ayn Rand, Jack port London, H.L. Mencken, and Friedrich Nietzsche. He remaining his 1st wife for Diane Hegarty, who help him discovered the Chapel of Satan and was also the mom of his second kid, Zeena Galatea; they by no means married. He affected the musician Marilyn Manson.

Quick Facts


Full Name Anton LaVey
Date Of Birth April 11, 1930
Died October 29, 1997, San Francisco, California, United States
Place Of Birth Chicago, IL
Profession Religious Leader
Education Globe High School
Nationality French, American
Spouse Carole Lansing
Children Zeena Schreck, Satan Xerxes Carnacki LaVey, Karla LaVey
Parents Gertrude Augusta Coultron, Michael Joseph Lavey
Movies Speak of the Devil: The Canon of Anton LaVey, Death Scenes, The Devil's Rain, Satanis, Invocation of My Demon Brother
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1The Satanic Bible was largely (if not completely) plagiarized from other sources. Some sources include the 1896 tract "Might is Right" by Ragnar Redbeard, Aleister Crowley's "Equinox", and Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged".
2Has a grandson, Stanton, the child of his daughter Zeena.
3Only son, Satan Xerxes Carnacki LaVey, with Blanche Barton, born November 1st, 1993.
4Second daughter, Zeena LaVey, with Diane LaVey, born 1964.
5Daughter, Karla LaVey, with Carole Lansing, born 1952.
6The Lone Ranger had an important influence on him.
7The infamous "Black House" in San Francisco, used as the headquarters for the Church of Satan was supposedly a former brothel with a number of hidden passageways and trapdoors. According to property records and interviews with LaVey's relatives, the house was never used as a brothel, had previously belonged to LaVey's parents, and all the passageways were added by LaVey himself.
8The date of his death was 13 days after a full moon.
9He stated that he began his research into mankind's carnal side when he worked as an organist at a striptease club, and moonlighted playing at a church. He noticed that he often saw the same men in the seats in both places.
10Most of LaVey's publicized life story has been shown to be fiction by researchers and occult scholars. LaVey never worked as a lion tamer or San Francisco Police photographer, never knew Marilyn Monroe, his home was never operated as a brothel, and he had no involvement with the film Rosemary's Baby (1968).


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charles Manson Superstar1989Video documentary research consultant
Doctor Dracula1978technical advisor
The Car1977creative consultant - uncredited
The Devil's Rain1975technical advisor - as Anton Szandor Lavey

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Devil's Rain1975High Priest
Invocation of My Demon Brother1969ShortSatan (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kitsune2016Video short special thanks
Abbey of Thelema2007in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Iconoclast2010DocumentaryHimself
Pact with the Devil2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
MSNBC Investigates2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Speak of the Devil1995Video documentaryHimself
Death Scenes1989Video documentaryHost / Narrator (as Dr. Anton Szandor LaVey)
Satanis: The Devil's Mass1970DocumentaryHimself
Witchcraft '701970DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mansfield 66/672017Documentary post-productionHimself
Katy Perry, the Super Bowl and Satan2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesHimself
Beyonce, the Super Bowl, Sasha & Satan2013Video documentary shortHimself
Inside the Church of Satan2010DocumentaryHimself
Hippies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The History of the Devil2007TV Movie documentaryHimself, founder, Church of Satan
The Devil's Disciples2006Video documentary shortHimself (photographs)
The Omen Legacy2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHimself
History's Mysteries1998TV Series documentary
The Unexplained1996TV SeriesHimself
Gesichter Des Todes VII1992Video documentary short
The Geraldo Rivera Show1988TV SeriesHimself - Founder, Church of Satan
Scream Greats, Vol. 2: Satanism and Witchcraft1986DocumentaryHimself
20/201985TV Series documentaryHimself - Founder, Church of Satan (segment "The Devil Worshippers")
The Occult Experience1985DocumentaryHimself (as Anton La Vey)
Revival of Evil1980Video documentaryHimself - Satanist
Ekstase - Der Prozeß gegen die Satansmädchen1979Himself
The Weird World of Weird1970TV Movie documentaryHimself

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#Trademark
1Sported a carefully trimmed goatee.
2Shaven head.


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