Micky Dolenz is a multi faceted personality having left his impact as a musician, actor, television and theatre director and a radio jockey. Micky Dolenz is an American artist who is most widely known as a lead vocalist and drummer of ‘The Monkees’, a famous rock/ pop band of 1960s. His net worth is estimated to be around $10 million US dollars.
George Michael Dolenz, Jr. famously known as Micky Dolenz was born on 8th March, 1945 to George Dolenz and Janelle Johnson, both of them being actors. Micky’s father, George had acted in numerous films, with the most famous being the title character of the tele-series ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ in 1950s. Dolenz did his schooling from Ulysses S. Grant High School situated in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from there in the year 1962.
Micky Dolenz married thrice and has four daughters. In 1968, Micky married Samantha Juste, a co-host of ‘Top of the Pops’, BBC’S pop music show. They had a daughter named Ami Dolenz, who later worked as an actress. Micky and Samantha divorced each other in 1975; however they remained good friends till her death.
In 1977, Micky married Trina Dow, with whom he has 3 daughters namely Charlotte Janelle, Emily Claire and Georgia Rose. They divorced each other in 1991. Dolenz married his present wife, Donna Quinter, in 2002.
Micky started his acting career when he was ten years old in the year 1956. He acted in a children’s program called ‘Circus Boy’ as a character named ‘Micky Braddock’. After this Micky made special appearance in numerous television shows and started learning guitar also. He played in various bands and had his own band named ‘Micky and The One Nighters’ with him being the lead singer.
In 1964, he got a chance to play the character of Ed in ‘Mr. Novak’, an educational drama series of NBC. Following this, in 1965, Micky was hired to play ‘drummer’ in NBC’S television sitcom called ‘The Monkees’. At that time, he didn’t even know how to play drum. He took classes and was able to mime for the cameras; however, he soon learnt to play drums and was able to perform in the live stage shows in late 1966s.
Along with Micky, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork were also part of The Monkees. Soon Micky’s distinct voice got attention and he graduated to become lead vocalist in The Monkees. ‘Last Train to Clarksville’, the debut single song of The Monkees, with Micky as lead vocalist, was released in 1966 and very soon rocketed to number one position on charts.
After The Monkees, registered high rating for two consecutive seasons, Micky and the band acted in their own film named ‘Head’. This cult classic movie was co-written by Jack Nicholson and released in 1968.
The Monkees became worldwide great success as recording artists and sold more than 65 million copies. Their first 4 albums namely, ‘The Monkees’, ‘More of the Monkees’, ‘Headquarters’ and ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.’ topped the charts. Their first five albums went gold.
In 1977, Micky became a part of ‘The Point’, a West End Musical by Harry Nilsson. For this he stayed in London for 12 yrs. During this period, he worked on his directorial skills. He became producer/ director for BBC and London Weekend Television. At the same time, he also directed ‘The Box’, a short film and various music videos.
Following the MTV broadcast of The Monkees show in 1986, Micky, Peter and Davy Jones reunited for a summer tour which was a great success. Due to this, in 1987, there were 7 Monkees albums on Billboard’s Top 200 LP’s Chart. Following this success, they reunited in 1996 for a ‘30 Year Reunion’ summer tour and travelled all over America and ended the tour in England.
In 1993, Micky released his autobiography called I’m A Believer; My Life of Monkees, Music, And Madness. Apart from this, Micky bifurcated his time between acting with some of the shows being The Drew Carey Show, Days Of Our Lives etc.; directing, for example Metal Micky; and touring with his band.
In 2005, Micky became famous as disc jockey while appearing as a morning DJ t oldies radio station called WCBS-FM, where he celebrated his 100th episode with a special morning show. In 2007, Micky worked in Halloween as Derek Allan. In 2015, Dolenz also appeared in the movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.
The Monkees were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
How much is Micky Dolenz Net Worth in 2017
Micky Dolenz had a career spanning almost 60 years. With the work done in all these years, his current net worth is estimated to be around $10 million US dollars as of 2017. Along with this, he owns and rides a 1967 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle. He Owned the third Moog Synthesizer ever commercially sold, which he later sold to Bobby Sherman.
Micky Dolenz is an atheist, with his famous quote being “God is a verb, not a noun”.