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Who is Rob Zombie? Most everyone knows him as the growling singer behind numerous horror rock records, both as a solo artist and in his first band White Zombie, as well as the writer and director of brutal terror films like the trippy House of 1000 Corpses and its grittier sequel The Devil's Rejects, as well as the two most recent installments in the Halloween franchise, and both The Lords of Salem and the 2016 film 31.  

But these are merely surface level Rob Zombie facts. How did he come to be the horror Renaissance man he is today? Other than the works for which he's best known, what else has he done? What about projects that never made it off the ground?  

Take a brief tour of the Rob Zombie biography below, and learn a thing or two about the man behind the legend. Here are some of the most badass facts about Rob Zombie you probably didn't know.
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His First Job Was as a Gofer for 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse'

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Zombie originally revealed this tidbit in an interview with Jimmy Fallon, and elaborated on his duties in Westword magazine:  

"It was a cool job to have. But I was probably nineteen years old. It was everything from delivering stuff to doing little crap work around the set. I don't even know if I was a P.A. Whatever is just below a P.A. I'm not even sure it counts as below a P.A., but that was my job. Lowest rung on the ladder -- that would be [the title I give myself for that job]. 

"It was cool, and I liked it. Besides being a fan of Pee Wee Herman, Phil Hartman was on the show. William Marshall, Blacula, was the King of Cartoons. There were all kinds of people I really liked on the show. So it was pretty exciting."
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He Takes Touring and Performing Very Seriously

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Zombie is a thorough professional when it comes to his tours. He oversees every aspect of his live performances, including approving stage prop designs before they're even finished. He acknowledges all the people who help him realize his vision, but is adamant that his vision be realized in order to give fans the best possible experience he can provide.  

Zombie stated

"To me, nothing matters but the show. I'm not on tour to party and to f*ck around because I don't want to hurt the show. The show has to be excellent all the time. Nobody wants to go see your show and you suck and hear about how much fun you had backstage. Nobody pays fifty bucks so you can have fun backstage. 

They want the show to be amazing. That's all I care about. That's all anybody cares about. And if the people that work with me don't care about it, I replace them with someone that does. That's the way it should be, right?"
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He Directed a Woolite Commercial

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It's true. The ad debuted back in 2011 and was part of an "alternative" campaign to add a bit of humor - and possibly controversy - to the detergent brand. Zombie stated he tried to make something less overtly "scary" or horrific, and aim for a lighter, "Tim Burton" feel.
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He Made a Voice Cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy

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He doesn't appear on screen, but Zombie provided the voice of the computer Ravager navigator system.
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