Davy Jones

Though he started his career as a performer on stage and screen, Davy Jones gained enormous popularity as the lead singer and tambourine player of the late-1960s pop sensation, The Monkees. Initially formed by producers ... Read more »
Born: 12/30/1945 in Manchester, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (16)

Boy Meets World 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Herman's Head 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living in TV Land 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Single Guy 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meet The Royals 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Host

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Monkees: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hitz 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Hey, Hey We're the Monkees 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's All-Time Favorites 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Head 1968 (Movie)

Davy (Actor)

The Monkees 1966 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 (Movie)

("Girl") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

Hey, Hey, It's The Monkees 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Though he started his career as a performer on stage and screen, Davy Jones gained enormous popularity as the lead singer and tambourine player of the late-1960s pop sensation, The Monkees. Initially formed by producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the short-lived sitcom, "The Monkees" (NBC, 1966-68), the band battled to gain control of their own musical destinies, while continually facing a barrage of criticism from fans and critics over questions about their legitimacy. Regardless, The Monkees were a big hit and topped the charts with a number of singles and best-selling albums. While they continued recording after the show went off the air, the band soon split, leaving Jones to pursue an array of solo projects over the ensuing decades. Having largely left acting behind, Jones spent the remainder of his career pursuing music, leading his solo effort, the Davy Jones Band, while periodically collaborating with fellow Monkees Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork in a number of reunions. The full band reunited for their 30th anniversary, leading to a massively successful tour, but old tensions resurfaced and future plans were perpetually left in doubt. Despite attempts to reform in the new millennium, all hopes for any further reunions were squashed following Jones' unexpected death in 2012. Despite a constant struggle to gain respect, in the end Jones left behind a lasting legacy as a legitimate frontman and pop icon.

Relationships

Anabel

Daughter

Talia

Daughter

Jessica

Daughter

Linda Haines

Wife
Married Oct. 31, 1968 Divorced in 1975

Sarah Jones

Daughter

Jessica Pacheco

Wife
Married Aug. 30, 2009 until Jones' death on Feb. 29, 2012

Anita Pollinger

Wife
Married Jan. 24, 1981 Divorced in 1996

Milestones

2009

Released solo album She, a collection of standards from the 1940s through the 1970s

2008

Named the No.1 teen idol of all time by Yahoo Music

2006

Recorded the single "Your Personal Penguin," written by children's author Sandra Boynton

1997

Co-starred in the ABC movie "Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees," written and directed by Nesmith

1996

Released eleventh and final studio album with four original members of The Monkees, Justus to celebrate 30th anniversary

1989

With The Monkees, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1986

Reunited with The Monkees on stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

1986

MTV revived "Monkee-Mania" with a marathon airing of the TV show

1978

Appeared with Dolenz in Harry Nilsson's play "The Point" at the Mermaid Theatre in London

1976

Following Tork's and Nesmith's departures (in 1969 and 1970, respectively), Jones and Dolenz continued to record and tour; released the album Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart

1974

Reprised the Artful Dodger with a voiceover role in animated "Oliver Twist"

1970

Made a memorable guest appearance on "The Brady Bunch" (ABC)

1968

Made feature acting debut with The Monkees in musical comedy "Head," directed by Rafelson and co-starring Jack Nicholson

1967

Group released signature hit "Daydream Believer"; song topped the Billboard charts

1967

Released third album Headquarters, which marked the first one written and recorded primarily by the four members of the group

1966

Cast alongside Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith as The Monkees; the pop-rock group was assembled by filmmakers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider after watching The Beatles' 1964 film "A Hard Day's Night"

1966

The Monkees released its self-titled debut, the first of four consecutive No. 1 albums in the U.S.; included the hit "(Theme from) The Monkees"; sang lead vocals

1966

Co-starred on NBC series "The Monkees"; sitcom followed adventures of the band as they pursued rock and roll stardom

1964

Performed with the Broadway cast of "Oliver!" on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (CBS); episode also marked first appearance of The Beatles

1962

Cast as the Artful Dodger in the Broadway production of "Oliver!"

1961

Appeared on the long-running British soap opera "Coronation Street" (ITV)

1960

Made TV acting debut on the "BBC Sunday-Night Play" presentation "Summer Theatre: June Evening"

Bonus Trivia

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Jones shared a birthday with fellow Monkee Michael Nesmith.

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