Peter Tork

Active - 1968 - 2007  |   Born - Feb 13, 1942 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States  |   Died - Feb 21, 2019   |   Genres - Comedy

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  • Learned to play piano at the age of 9.
  • Was part of Edwin O. Smith High School's first graduating class.
  • Landed his spot in the Monkees thanks to a recommendation from friend and fellow musician Stephen Stills.
  • In 1972, he spent three months in jail for hashish possession.
  • Portrayed Topanga Lawrence's father in episodes of the TV series Boy Meets World.
  • Battled a rare form of cancer known as adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009.