Robert Michael Nesmith is a famous musician, songwriter, producer, actor, and novelist. Michael is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist highly recognised in the US. His celebrity started when he joined the Monkees, which is a pop-rock band and when he was an actor and co-star of the TV series, the Monkees which was running from 1966 to 1968.
|Full Name||Robert Michael Nesmith|
|Birth Date||30 Dec 1942|
|Birth Place||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Profession||Actor / Producer / Guitarist|
|Died||10 Dec 2021|
|Life & Career|
Mike was born on the 30th of December 1942, in Houston, US, into a home where his mother was the sole breadwinner. A story is presented about how his mother became wealthy as a result of a blunder. Bette Nesmith, Michael’s mother, worked as a typewriter and was irritated by how many mistakes she made when typing. Errors forced her to restart her job from the beginning.
Surprisingly, she created the first correction fluid in her home with the help of the family blender. Bette dubbed the fluid as mistake out because she no longer had any typing errors. After then, the fluid was called Liquid Paper. Bette then sold the liquid paper for 165 million dollars to Gillette.
Mike attended Antonio College, where he discovered his passion for folk music. He began recording and performing his works after that. Nesmith relocated to Los Angeles in the mid-1960s to further his career. This occurred after Nesmith served in the US Air Force for 2 years, training as an aircraft mechanic.
Nesmith began his profession soon after completing his term of duty in the Air Force. He subsequently learnt to play the guitar and played in a few bands before relocating to Los Angeles with two buddies. Nesmith began penning poetry, which later became the foundation for his songs. Before landing an acting job in a television series in 1965, he recorded many songs for various producers.
He was a member of the singing group named The Monkees, which was featured in a TV series of the same name. Following the completion of the cast, Screen Gems purchased his tunes for inclusion in the programme. When Don Kirshner, the Monkees’ boss, was fired, the Monkees regained control of their recordings and song selection.
Mike created the 1st National Band in year 1969, and he authored the majority of the band’s songs. The trio garnered some attention as one of the pioneers of country-rock music, and one of their songs reached number 21 on the Billboard top 40. In addition, he is the executive producer of the film Repo Man.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Mike is regarded as one of country music’s forefathers. He visited Europe in 2012 before joining his Monkees bandmates in the United States on their tour. Despite his debut in a late-’60s television series, he has also appeared as a taxi driver in Whoopi Goldberg’s Whoopi Goldberg and in his film Time Rider.
Mike has 4 children and has been married 3 times. In year 1964, Nesmith married his 1st wife, and they had 3 children together. Christian was born in year 1965, and Jonathan was born in year 1968, and Jessica, his daughter, was born in year 1970.
In 1972, Nesmith and his wife, Phyllis Ann, divorced and parted ways. He then married Kathryn Bild, his 2nd wife, in year 1976, and Victoria, his 3rd wife, in year 2000, but the marriage terminated after 11 years. Jason, Nesmith’s kid, is the result of his relationship with Nurit Wilde.
Due to a small health crisis, Nesmith was forced to cancel the final performances of his year 2018 tour. In an interview, Nesmith said that he had undergone quadruple bypass heart surgery and had been hospitalized for more than a month.
However, Nesmith died of heart failure on 10 December 2021, at the age of 78, at his home in Carmel Valley, California.
Michael Nesmith’s net worth is predicted to be $55 million as of February 2022. His accomplishments in music, songwriting, book authoring, and acting have all contributed to this net worth.
Nesmith has been doing well in his songwriting career, creating songs that he has also produced. He’s also appeared in the longest television series ever, which lasted 7 seasons.