George Michael Dolenz is a famous actor, singer, television producer, and businessman from the United States. He is most known for being the vocalist and drummer for the Monkees, a 1960s pop-rock band, as well as a co-star in the TV series The Monkees. Dolenz is the band’s lone remaining member as of 2022.
|Full Name||George Michael Dolenz Jr|
|Birth Date||8 March 1945|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Profession||Actor / Singer / Producer|
|Life & Career|
George Michael Dolenz was born in Los Angeles, California on 8 March 1945. Micky was raised by two actors and three younger sisters, and as a kid, he suffered from medical issues. His hip joint and right leg were both afflicted, resulting in one leg being weaker and shorter than the other.
Micky Dolenz was an accomplished musician who had composed many of his own songs by the time he graduated from high school. He began by forming his own band, with him as the lead singer. However, he did not audition for the Monkees until he was in college. He sang Chuck Berry’s hit song, Johnny Goode, at the audition. In year 1965, he was granted a part in the band.
The band was unique in that it was advertised on NBC as a comedy. Micky Dolzen was cast in the sitcom after winning a spot in the band. Micky Dolenz had no knowledge how to play the drums at this point, and throughout the show’s early days, he was taught how to play the drums.
Various commentators have since cited Dolenz’s voice as the Monkees’ key distinguishing feature. Micky would frequently volunteer to take up the lead vocal responsibilities from the other members. Many of the band’s songs were written by Dolenz, including Randy Scouse Git. Many of the band’s most well-known singles, such as Pleasant Valley Sunday and I’m a Believer, featured him on lead vocals.
Dolenz was also ahead of his time in terms of new music technology, having acquired the third commercially available modular Moog synthesizer. Later, in the song Daily Nightly, he employed a synthesizer, which was one of the earliest recorded uses of a synthesizer in a rock song. Many of the Monkees died over the years, leaving just Dolenz and one other living member.
Micky continued his musical career after the Monkees disbanded, with several solo projects, but he also concentrated on film and television work. He was most known for his voice acting skills, which he did for characters in a variety of Saturday morning cartoons. He also featured in series like Adam12 and Cannon, in the 1970s. His voice acting career lasted far into the current period, with appearances on series like Mighty Magi swords.
Dolenz is also well-known as a radio personality. He took over as presenter of a oldies radio station in New York from Dan Taylor in 2005. However, this position only lasted a year when the station’s on-air disc jockeys were changed. This lasted just a few years until the show reverted to its previous format, and Dolenz eventually returned to host his 101st radio broadcast.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Micky Dolenz is the father of 4 girls and has been married three times. During the UK tour, he met his first wife, Samantha Juste. In the year 1968, he moved on to her. Ami Bluebell Dolenz, their daughter, was born to them.
Micky and Samantha parted ways in year 1975. In the year 1977, Micky then married for the second time to Trina Dow. Charlotte Janelle, Emily Claire, and Georgia Rose were their 3 kids. In 1991, Micky and Samantha also divorced. Further, In year 2002, Micky married for the third time to Donna Quinter.
Micky Dolenz has a $9 million net worth. The main source of his income is the profession of acting and producing.
Mickey acquired a property in the West Valley region of Los Angeles in 2001. He paid little about $1 million for the property and It’s in a gated neighborhood and has four bedrooms and around 3,000 square feet of living space.