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Birthday ***, 1961
Place of Birth California
Age 59 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
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Richard Alfonso Martinez, better known by the stage name Oz Fox, is the lead guitarist of the Christian glam metal band Stryper. Martinez' high school friends called him Oz in honor of Ozzy Osbourne due to his ability to emulate the vocals of Osbourne while playing Black Sabbath covers in his pre-Stryper days. He was recruited by the Sweet brothers in 1983 to form what would become Stryper. As a founding member of the band, Fox recorded and toured with Stryper until the band's first break up in 1992 but has since rejoined the band.

Birth name Richard Alfonso Martínez
Also known as Oz Fox
Born June 18, 1961
Origin Whittier, California
Genres Christian metal, heavy metal, hard rock, glam metal
Occupation(s) Singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1983–present
Labels Big3 Records, Fifty Three Five Records
Associated acts Stryper, SinDizzy, Bloodgood, Frank DiMino
Website Oz Fox's Official site

About Oz Fox

Christian rock pioneer and guitarist for the glam metal band Stryper.

Oz Fox before fame

He grew up in Whittier, California.

Achievement of Oz Fox

He gave private music lessons in Pasadena after his touring career ended.

Oz Fox family life

His parents are Richard and Jessie Martinez.

Associations of Oz Fox

He was heavily influenced by guitar innovator Eddie Van Halen.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Oz Fox

  • Musicians from Whittier, California
  • Converts to evangelical Christianity from Roman Catholicism
  • American heavy metal singers
  • American heavy metal guitarists
  • American evangelicals
  • Former Roman Catholics

Latest information about Oz Fox updated on June 07 2021.

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