Micky Dolenz

Active - 1968 - 2010  |   Born - Mar 8, 1945 in Tarzana, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy

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  • Starred in the 1950s series Circus Boy.
  • Learned to play the drums after being cast as the Monkees' drummer.
  • Played the first synthesizer on a rock recording (the Monkees' "Daily Nightly" from the 1967 album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.).
  • Cowrote and directed the final episode of The Monkees
  • Voiced various characters on Saturday-morning cartoons during the 1970s, including The Funky Phantom and The Scooby-Doo Show.
  • Auditioned for the role of Fonzie on Happy Days.
  • Moved to London in 1977 to costar in Harry Nilsson's musical The Point! with fellow Monkee Davy Jones.
  • Worked as a director-producer in England during the late 1970s and early '80s. His credits include a stage version of Bugsy Malone that starred a 14-year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones. 
  • Created-produced the early 1980s British children's show Luna.
  • Studied physics during the 1970s and '80s at the Open University, a UK correspondence college.