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David Johansen

New York City born David Johansen sang in Rock & Roll dance bands as a teenager, joining Charles Ludlum's Ridiculous Theater and starting the New York Dolls. The highly influential Dolls made two iconic Rock & Roll records before disbanding in the mid seventies. At this time he created the David Johansen Group which recorded six highly acclaimed ... See full bio »
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 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (performer: "Personality Crisis", "Stranded In The Jungle")
 2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 2015 A Very Murray Christmas (performer: "I Saw The Light", "Fairytale Of New York", "O Tannenbaum" (uncredited))
 2014 Red Band Society (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (2014) ... (writer: "Personality Crisis" - uncredited)
 2013 Morrissey: 25 Live (Video) (writer: "Looking for a Kiss")
 2012 Miss Farkku-Suomi (music: "Personality Crisis")
 2012 The Three Stooges (writer: "Dance Like A Monkey")
 2011 Chuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Business Trip (2011) ... (performer: "Hot Hot Hot")
 2010 Get Him to the Greek (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 2010 Kick-Ass ("We're All in Love")
 2009 America's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Audition Show #2 (2009) ... (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - uncredited)
 2009 Adventureland (writer: "Looking for a Kiss")
 2008 Four Christmases (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 2007 Anamorph (arranger: "In Love Again") / (performer: "In Love Again")
 2007 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Cannes Kids (2007) ... (performer: "Hot, Hot, Hot" - as Buster Poindexter, uncredited)
 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1988 (2005) ... (performer: "Hot, Hot, Hot")
 2004 The Aviator (performer: "Ain't Cha Glad" (1933))
 2003 Crooked Lines (performer: "Oh Babe, What Would You Say")
 2003 The Office (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Special: Part 1 (2003) ... (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - uncredited)
 2003 Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Documentary) (performer: "The Last Kind Word Blues") / (writer: "The Last Kind Word Blues")
 2003 End of the Century (Documentary) (writer: "Looking for a Kiss")
 2002 God Is on Their Side (performer: "He's Got the Whole World (In His Hands)", "When the Saints Go Marching In", "Onward, Christian Soldiers", "Lili Marleen" - uncredited)
 2002 Futurama (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Crimes of the Hot (2002) ... (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 2002 Auto Focus (performer: "Snap!" - as Buster Poindexter)
 2002 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blame It on Lisa (2002) ... (performer: "Hot Hot Hot")
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 2000 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Walk to the Door (2000) ... (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - uncredited)
 2000 The Filth and the Fury (Documentary) (writer: "Looking For A Kiss" - as Johansen)
 1999 The Bachelor (performer: "Hit the Road Jack" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1999 Heart (writer: "Looking for a Kiss")
 1999 My Favorite Martian (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1998 Velvet Goldmine (writer: "Personality Crisis")
 1995 Burnzy's Last Call (performer: "Space Monkey", "I Want to Be at My Own Funeral") / (writer: "Space Monkey", "I Want to Be at My Own Funeral")
 1995 Grumpier Old Men (performer: "Hit The Road Jack" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1995 Angus (performer: "Hot, Hot, Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1994 Postcards from America (writer: "Trash", "Looking for a Kiss")
 1994 Car 54, Where Are You? (performer: "Mambo Luv")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Very Special Christmas with Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) ... (performer: "Is Zat You Santa Claus?" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1993 Mr. Nanny (performer: "ROUGH STUFF" - as Buster Poindexter) / (writer: "ATTITUDE DUDE", "I DON'T WANNA GO TO SCHOOL", "DREAM DAD", "ROUGH STUFF")
 1990 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Oh Very Young (1990) ... (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter, uncredited)
 1989 Valentina (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ciao Valentina (1989) ... (performer: "Hot Hot Hot")
 1989 Grammy Living Legends (TV Movie) (performer: "Cabaret")
 1989 The Dream Team (performer: "HIT THE ROAD JACK" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1988 Scrooged (performer: "Brown Eyed Girl" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1988 Casual Sex? (performer: "Hot Hot Hot" - as Buster Poindexter)
 1987 China Girl (performer: "Chinatown Tonight")
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Steve Guttenberg/The Pretenders (1986) ... (performer: "Rockin' Good Way" - as Buster Pointdexter, uncredited)
- Sigourney Weaver/Buster Poindexter (1986) ... (performer: "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - as Buster Poindexter, uncredited)
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- The Dutch Oven (1985) ... (performer: "King of Babylon" - uncredited) / (writer: "King of Babylon" - uncredited)
 1985 My Science Project (performer: "Hit and Run")
 1984 Fear City (lyrics: "New York Doll", "Sucker City") / (performer: "New York Doll", "Sucker City")
 1980 Times Square (performer: "Flowers in the City" (credit only)) / (writer: "Flowers in the City" (credit only))
 1980 Up the Academy (lyrics: "Girls") / (music: "Girls") / (performer: "Girls")
  Rock Concert (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Episode dated 10 February 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Funky But Chic", "Girls") / (writer: "Funky But Chic", "Girls")
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Other Works:

Album: "Here Comes the Night" (Blue Sky Records) See more »

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1 Interview | 4 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

David JoHansen | The New York City Dolls | Buster Poindexter

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Personal Quote:

Every singer who's worth his salt is an actor. You play different characters in different songs. Sometimes you're a romantic lead, sometimes you're this madcap party barbarian. You play all these roles, running through every aspect of emotion.


Was considered for the role of Max Cady in Cape Fear (1991). See more »


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