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George Michael Dolenz, Jr. (born March 8, 1945), better known as Micky Dolenz, is an American actor, musician, and television and Theatre director best known for being one of The Monkees. March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... The Monkees in 1967 (left to right): Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork The Monkees were a four-man musical band created to be the stars of an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ...


He was born in Los Angeles, California the son of George Dolenz, a Hollywood character actor, and his wife Janelle Johnson. Dolenz began his show business career in 1956 when he starred in a children’s show called Circus Boy under the name Mickey Braddock. In the show he played an orphaned boy who is the water boy for the elephants in his uncle’s one-ring circus at the turn of the 20th Century. The program ran for three years, after which Dolenz made sporadic appearances on network TV shows and pursued his education. He also played with a couple of obscure rock and roll bands, including one called The Missing Links. Nickname City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water  - Urban 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ... George Dolenz (5 January 1908 - 8 February 1963) was an Italian-born Slovenian film actor. ... ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Circus Boy was a television series aired in prime time on both NBC and ABC from 1956 to 1958. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


In 1965 Dolenz was cast in the television sitcom The Monkees and became the drummer and lead vocalist for the band created for the show. He wrote a few of the band’s songs as well as providing the lead vocals for such hits as “Last Train to Clarksville” and “I’m a Believer”. Toward the end of the series’ two-year run Dolenz directed and co-wrote what turned out to be the show’s final episode. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... A sitcom is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... The Monkees in 1967 (left to right): Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork The Monkees were a four-man musical band created to be the stars of an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... A session drummer at practice A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ...


While in the UK on tour with the group, Dolenz met and married Samantha Juste, the girl who pretended to put the records on the jukebox on the BBC's "live" pop series, Top of the Pops. Daughter Ami Dolenz, now an actress, was born in 1969; Dolenz and Juste divorced in 1975. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. ... Top of the Pops is a long-running British music chart television programme shown each week on BBC Two and now licensed for local versions around the world. ... Ami Dolenz (born January 8, 1969 in Burbank, California) is an American actress, the daughter of Micky Dolenz from his marriage to British television presenter, Samantha Juste. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...


After the show ended and the band broke up, Dolenz provided voice-overs for a number of Saturday-morning cartoon series. He also auditioned for the role of Fonzie on the series Happy Days, but lost out to Henry Winkler. He eventually reunited with fellow Monkee Davy Jones and songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart for a record and a tour, but he had bigger success with a stage production of the Harry Nilsson musical The Point! in London. Happy Days was a popular American television sitcom that originally aired between 1974 and 1984 on the ABC television network. ... Henry Winkler as The Fonz in Happy Days. ... Davy Jones, 1967 Davy Jones, an actor and singer, was born David Thomas Jones on December 30, 1945 in Manchester, England. ... Boyce & Hart promotional image (Bobby Hart, Tommy Boyce as pictured) Tommy Boyce (born Sidney Thomas Boyce, September 29, 1939, Charlottesville, Virginia; died November 23, 1994) and Bobby Hart (born Robert Luke Harshman, February 19, 1939, Phoenix, Arizona) were songwriters best known for the songs they wrote for The Monkees. ... Boyce & Hart promotional image (Bobby Hart, Tommy Boyce as pictured) Tommy Boyce (born Sidney Thomas Boyce, September 29, 1939, Charlottesville, Virginia; died November 23, 1994) and Bobby Hart (born Robert Luke Harshman, February 19, 1939, Phoenix, Arizona) were songwriters best known for the songs they wrote for The Monkees. ... Harry Nilsson Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994) was an American songwriter, singer, pianist and guitarist, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Point! is a fable by American songwriter and musician Harry Nilsson about a boy named Oblio, the only round-headed person in the Land of Point, where by law everyone and everything had to have a point. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ...


After the show’s run, he remained in England and began directing for the stage and television, as well as producing several of the shows he directed. In 1980, Dolenz produced and directed the sitcom "Metal Mickey" ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/m/metalmickey_1299002058.shtml, see also IMDB ), featuring a small metalic robot with the catch-phrase "boogie boogie". Due to the similar nature of the character's name and his own, causing chaos on set, it was at this time that Micky officially changed his name to Michael Dolenz. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid... Metal Mickey , robot on UK television early 1980s Metal Mickey was a 5 foot tall fictional robot character who first appeared on British television in the ITV childrens magazine show The Saturday Banana, produced by London Weekend Television in 1979. ...


He has since joined the other ex-Monkees for reunion tours and has continued to direct for television both in England and in the United States. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid...


While Tim Burton was still slated to direct Batman Forever, Micky was considered to play The Riddler, and even did a screen test for the role. However, Burton's exit from the film ended Mickey's involvement. (An ironic footnote is that "Circus Boy" co-starred Robert Lowery, who played Batman in the 1949 Columbia serial Batman And Robin.) Not to be left out of the Batman franchise completely, Dolenz, as a voice actor, played Two-Face's twin henchmen in the two-part episode "Two-Face" on Batman: The Animated Series. Tim Burton Timothy William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, writer and designer known for his off-beat and quirky style. ... Batman Forever (1995) is the third of the Batman movies which began with Tim Burtons 1989 version of the character, although it is a major departure from previous entries in the franchise, with the dramatic changes to such things as the cast, design and Danny Elfmans theme, which... Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), the first appearance of The Riddler. ... Motion picture and stage actor; born Kansas City, Missouri, October 17, 1913; passed away December 26, 1971 in Hollywood, California. ... There were two Batman serials released in the 1940s, starring the DC Comics characters Batman and Robin. ... Two-Face (Harvey Dent) is a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of Batman. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ...


In 2005, Dolenz replaced Harry Harrison as the morning disc jockey at oldies radio station WCBS-FM in New York. On June 3, 2005, Micky celebrated his 100th show with a special morning show at B.B. Kings. At 5:00 PM, WCBS-FM announced that the station would replace its oldies format with a "Jack" format. Micky went on tour with his sister, singer Coco Dolenz. Harry Harrison was a popular American radio personality for over 50 years. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used in the United States and Canada to describe a radio format that concentrates on popular Top 40 music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ... WCBS-FM is a New York City radio station, broadcasting on 101. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,214. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WCBS-FM is a New York City radio station, broadcasting on 101. ... Primary Jack FM logo Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada and the United States. ...


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Micky Dolenz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (636 words)
He was born in Los Angeles, California the son of George Dolenz, a Hollywood character actor, and his wife Janelle Johnson.
In 1965 Dolenz was cast in the television sitcom The Monkees and became the drummer and lead vocalist for the band created for the show.
Micky went on tour with his sister, singer Coco Dolenz.
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