David Johansen

Actor, Singer
Although David Johansen is known first and foremost as frontman of the legendary New York Dolls, one of the biggest influences on the nascent 1970s punk explosion, he has long maintained a side career as an actor ... Read more »
Born: 01/09/1950 in Staten Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Glass Chin 2015 (Movie)

Stanley (Actor)

New York Doll 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Lightning in a Bottle 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Oz 1997 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tic Code 2000 (Movie)

Marvin (Actor)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

Tiki Bartender (Actor)

Cats Don't Dance 1997 (Movie)

of Bus Driver (Voice)

Nick and Jane 1997 (Movie)

Carter (Actor)

Burnzy's Last Call 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Weinerville Chanukah Special 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Buster's Happy Hour 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Car 54, Where Are You? 1994 (Movie)

Officer Gunther Toody (Actor)

Mr. Nanny 1993 (Movie)

Tommy Thanatos (Actor)

Desire & Hell at Sunset Motel 1992 (Movie)

Auggie March (Actor)

Freejack 1992 (Movie)

Brad Hines (Actor)

Grammy Living Legends 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Tales From the Darkside: the Movie 1990 (Movie)

Halston (Actor)

The 2nd International Rock Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Let It Ride 1989 (Movie)

Looney (Actor)

Supermodel of the World 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS' Happy New Year America 1987 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Candy Mountain 1988 (Movie)

Keith (Actor)

Light Years 1988 (Movie)

of Shayol (Voice)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

Ghost of Christmas Past (Actor)

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The Blank Generation 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stand Up (TV Show)

Actor
Music (30)

Glass Chin 2015 (Movie)

("Frankenstein") (Song)

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

("Dance Like A Monkey") (Song)

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

("Personality Crisis") (Song)

Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

"We're All In Love" (Song)

Adventureland 2009 (Movie)

("Looking For A Kiss") (Song)

Anamorph 2008 (Movie)

("In Love Again") (Song Performer)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 (Movie)

("Hot Hot Hot") (Song Performer)

Four Christmases 2008 (Movie)

("Hot Hot Hot") (Song Performer)

Auto Focus 2002 (Movie)

("Snap!") (Song Performer)

Heart 1999 (Movie)

("Looking for a Kiss") (Song)

My Favorite Martian 1999 (Movie)

("Hot Hot Hot") (Song Performer)

The Bachelor 1999 (Movie)

("Hit the Road Jack") (Song Performer)

The Deli 1997 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Burnzy's Last Call 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Car 54, Where Are You? 1994 (Movie)

song co-producer("Let's Live" "Word Up Love (Dance this Dance)") (Song)

Car 54, Where Are You? 1994 (Movie)

("Gunther Toody, We Love You" "Mambo Love in Nueva York") (Song Performer)

Mr. Nanny 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Mr. Nanny 1993 (Movie)

("Dream Dad" "Attitude Dude" "I Don't Wanna Go to School") (Song)

Mr. Nanny 1993 (Movie)

("Rough Stuff") (Song Performer)

The Dream Team 1989 (Movie)

("Hit the Road Jack") (Song Performer)

Candy Mountain 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Casual Sex? 1988 (Movie)

("Hot Hot Hot") (Song Performer)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

("Brown Eyed Girl") (Song Performer)

China Girl 1987 (Movie)

("Chinatown Tonight") (Song Performer)

Stripper 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Fear City 1985 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Fear City 1985 (Movie)

("New York Doll" "Sucker City") (Song Performer)

My Science Project 1985 (Movie)

("Hit and Run") (Song Performer)

Times Square 1980 (Movie)

(Song)

Times Square 1980 (Movie)

("Flowers in the City") (Song Performer)

Biography

Although David Johansen is known first and foremost as frontman of the legendary New York Dolls, one of the biggest influences on the nascent 1970s punk explosion, he has long maintained a side career as an actor. Indeed, Johansen spent the majority of the 1980s and early '90s inhabiting the role of suave lounge lizard Buster Poindexter, a character Johansen developed during a club residency in his native New York City. Improbably, Poindexter proved more popular than the influential but meager-selling New York Dolls ever were, appearing regularly on "Saturday Night Live" and other television shows; his soca-flavored 1987 hit, "Hot Hot Hot," was the sole Top 40 hit Johansen ever scored. Around the same time that Poindexter started percolating into the mainstream, Johansen began appearing in films and TV shows under his own name. Guest shots on popular series like "Miami Vice" and "The Equalizer" coincided with meatier roles in films like Robert Frank's "Candy Mountain," Jonathan Demme's "Married To The Mob," and the Bill Murray family hit "Scrooged," in which he played the Ghost of Christmas Past as a sardonic Manhattan cab driver. Johansen's sole starring role was as Officer Gunther Toody in a 1994 big-screen take on the 1960s sitcom "Car 54, Where Are You? " alongside John C. McGinley and Fran Drescher.

Relationships

Cyrindra Foxe

Wife
divorced later married rock musician Steven Tyler

Milestones

Popular songs include "Hot Hot Hot" and "Hit The Road Jack".

Known for such albums as "Buster Poindexter"

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