Micky Dolenz



Micky Dolenz is an American Actor, musician, TV producer and businessman. At the age of 10 he first established himself as a performer starring in his own first TV series called “Circus Boy”, which aired from 1956-1958. In 1965, he auditioned for The Monkees TV show by playing and singing Chuck Berry’s song “Johnny B. Goode” and wound up chosen along with 3 other actors: Davy Jones, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith. The Monkees debut single “Last Train To Clarksville” featuring Micky on lead vocals, hit the charts on September 10, 1966 and rocketed swiftly to number one. Two days later, the TV show debuted on NBC to great success. The TV ratings remained high for 2 seasons and the show won 2 Emmy awards. The Monkees also went on to star in their own feature film, “HEAD”, a 1968 psychedelic romp directed by the TV series co-creator Bob Rafelson from a script co-written by a young Jack Nicholson. The movie is now considered a cult classic! Ultimately, The Monkees achieved their greatest success not as a TV show, but as viable recording artists; selling in excess of 65 million units, and achieving worldwide success. Their first 4 albums all reached the number-one position on the charts and launched 3 number-one singles: “Last Train To Clarksville”, “I’m a Believer” (both with lead vocals by Micky) and “Daydream Believer”. The group’s first 5 albums also went platinum! From 1977-2010 Micky acted in theatrical stage productions of: The Point!, Grease, Aida, Pippen and Hairspray. In 1983 he directed the production of “Bugsy Malone” at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. In 2007, he appeared in Rob Zombie’s feature film remake of Halloween as “Derek Allan” the eccentric shopkeeper. In 2021 the two surviving members of The Monkees (Nesmith & Dolenz) embarked on The Monkees Farewell Tour with the final concert on November 14th to a sold out crowd at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Sadly, Nesmith passed away 3 weeks later leaving Micky now as the last surviving member of The Monkees. Micky still performs concerts with his sister Coco and his backup band to sold out shows across the country as he continues to entertain the many generations of Monkees fans.